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Mid Mountain Mild Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Mid Mountain Mild AleMid Mountain Mild Ale

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-17-2011

This extremely pleasant to drink ale has very minimal hop addition. The delicate Mt. Hood hops give it a smooth body with a bit of nuttiness and a slightly sweet malt at the end. This sessionable ale has some wonderful vanilla and honey notes that are well balanced throughout the drink.
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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 35
Reviews by smakawhat:
Photo of smakawhat
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can a mild ale be at 5%? Guess will find out how she goes, pouring into a nonic pint glass. Release #6.

A bit dull cloudy appearance, probably unfiltered, with a body color that is a dull murky orange and brown. Head is simple foamy off white, picking up some of the orange body color and about two/three fingers off the pour. Seems to fall at a good clip.

Nice light toasted malt body, but also fairly fruity esters here. Quite nice, kind of simple and good. A faint hint of chocolate sense.

Light palate but doesn't get watery in the feel. Light toasted grain comes through with some hints of citrus orange. Finish has a nice quenching character, and goes down nicely. Carbonation is just about right.

OVerall pretty easy drinking, sort of has an English Pale Ale style to it, but quite tasty I must admit.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial nonic a hazed coppery color with a very thin almost nonexistent head,aromas are nutty with light sweet biscuit,a lingering toastiness as well.Flavors are of nutty malt with some caramel/biscuit,the hops as expected are light giving off a light herbal note in the finish.Not bad for what it is,not quite as sweet as a traditional mild wich is fine with me.

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
2.78/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Let's just start up front - this was not my kinda thing.

Too sweet.

It looks ok in the glass, poured a decent head and the smell was inviting but not complex, not interesting in the least.

The taste started fresh and summery but quickly becomes sweet... way too sweet. Carmel, even maple and the overall thin taste leaves me wanting something more satisfying.

As a fan of Epic, a local in Utah ready for more of their good stuff, this one falls off the list quickly.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Mid Mountain Mile Ale is just that a mild tasty beer that would be perfect with....everything! The Chicken Man who is eventually moving to the land of Utah provided this morsel. The beer poured a hazy copper with foamy head that is leaving a lace. The scent is very faint almost non-descript. The taste is very well balanced between malt and bittering hops. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer that is very sessionable.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have been trying to decide what category this brew should be in... Not an American Pale (not enough hops) ... sorry it is definitely not a "Mild", too Americanized... and I am even more sorry to say it IS a "Blonde".

Pours with a short lasting white head... foamy and dies quickly... the brew is lightly hazed orangish/yellow.

Nose is grainy .. bready .. biscuit malt .. American hoppiness is no doubt there with albeit a minor citrus zest component and a bit of a floral element.

Flavor has a more hop bitter presence than a Mild... the grains though are the big player... hops are a bit spicy with a lesser lemony essence... with warmth, an odd and out of place honey taste comes into play.

Body is lite.. carbonation is nice... overall, I just am having a hard time digging it. I will buy it again if the price is right (less than $3), but just too average for me to give it much more than a second look.

3.5/3.5/3.5/3/3

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Release #17, 4.6% ABV.

2.5 A: Moderately hazed medium orange color. Three fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is about average and no lacing is left.

3.5 S: Lightly bready yeast and malts with a pleasant nuttiness. That's about all.

3.5 T: Same as the nose. Lightly bready and nutty. Yeasty to round things out.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and smooth.

3.5 D: Tasty beer. Not a lot of complexity, but good enough.

Photo of Zorro
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells of malt and toasted grain with a little raw barley scent as well. Mild English hop scent. Mild leather and tobacco leaf.

Starts out with a hard water flavor and toasted grain taste. Mild hop bite the mineral water flavor is stronger. Toffee and roasted nuts. It is very mild but also pretty tasty anyway.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty ale. On the mild side for sure but it is enjoyable.

Photo of JamesMN
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber of Release #10.

Appearance: Hazy copper hue with a pillowy white head that disappears quickly.

Aroma: Sweet bread and malty notes. Caramel and a slight fruityness. Not the sort of fruit you get from hops but more of a yeast fruit smell.

Taste: Interesting palate. While it's light and there's not too much going on, there are a lot of flavors (subdued flavors that is). Though it's light on the hops, there is a little bit of a piney/spicy hop character, but that takes a backseat to the bready malts. There is a bright apricot or similar fruit flavor that blends nicely with the malt. Actually feels lighter than the 5% abv and it seems like there could be more flavor packed into that 5% abv. It's as if someone took a APA or ESB and added a cup of water to it.

Mouthfeel: A little over-carbonated and light bodied. Above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I'm not sure where I stand on this one. I wouldn't buy it again, but I would recommend it to someone who is new to craft beer. It's basically an average beer but far from being memorable.

Photo of KeefD
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange color with no head or lacing. Aroma is light mix of pale malts, a touch of caramel and and very light, citrusy hoppiness, but almost non-existent. Taste is right on with the nose. Bready malts, light caramel, light graininess, but overall smooth and easy to drink. Completely non-offensive in any way. Just a good drinking, pale beer. Medium body, light carbonation. Not bad at all! My first beer from Utah. If this were canned and priced at around $6.99 for a sixer, I would drink it all the time.

Photo of mralphabet
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with big fluffy cream colored head.. and lots of it... good 2 plus fingers on the first pour... it settles to a thin layer with good lacing. Looks very good.

S: Slight hint of caramel and honey... maybe a little vanilla mixed in... I'm also getting a little floral hops.

T: Quick hit of tartness... then a nice rounded off sweetness... hints of honey and vanilla with a little biscuit like malt. Clean finish with just a touch of floral hops.

M: Carbonation is lively at first then settles... Light to mid bodied

O: Very nice looking and well balanced brew.. could be a very nice session beer....

My first Epic brew.... I will be on the look out for these guys..

Photo of KarlHungus
4.42/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy orange-amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes quickly into minimal lacing. The aroma is of toffee, caramel, vanilla, and a hint of honey. This isn't the strongest aroma out there in a beer, but it does have really good complexity. The taste is similar to the aroma with a lot of vanilla and toffee, and hints of caramel and honey. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a really good mild ale that I would gladly session.

Photo of notchucknorris
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger cream colored head. Some good lace down the glass.

S: A light, bready aroma with some caramel, hazelnut, oak and maybe a hint of orange.

T: Smooth and malty with light breadiness, some lemon, a bit of grain, watered down honey and some faint grassy hops. I don't have a ton of experience with this style, but this is pretty good. Light and pretty refreshing without being too boring.

Photo of zeledonia
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Release #6.

Pours amber with hints of orange and tiny bit of haze. Two fingers of off-white head, decent retention, some lacing. Not bad, not amazing.

Smell is, as expected, mildly malty. Subtle grainy malts with light grassy hops. Pleasant, inoffensive, and promising.

Taste is pretty good. A nice mellow balance of malts and hops, but reasonably flavorful. Very faint bitterness, just enough to keep things interesting, that picks up with a little prickle of carbonation about half-way through.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium-light body, medium carbonation. Smooth and a fine complement to the rest of the beer.

Quite a flavorful session ale. A great example of what a low-ABV beer can be, solid across the board. Very nice, mellow, balanced, and flavorful, without needing to bludgeon you with any of its elements.

Photo of mactrail
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber color is nice but chill haze and tiny floaters won't win any beauty contests. Nice mouthful of malt with the hoppy aromatics working in the background. Modest beery aroma with a touch of applesauce. A pleasant quaff with just that hint of hops. Very plain and lacking in much-needed zing. It's not bad, but I don't find it a contender among the many light beers to be had here.

I'm not sure why they decided to make a "mild" that's 25% higher in alcohol than the Utah draft limit of 4%. ABV Release No. 11, with 5.1% ABV.

Photo of DaveCu
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release #14, 4.8% ABV. Orange-tan color that is cloudy. The head is made up of rather large bubbles. Low hopping rate with a slight earthy aroma and flavor. Quite drinkable with a smooth mouth feel. This is one I will buy again and is the first Mild Ale I have tasted.

Photo of harrymel
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Release #15

Pours amber with a solid sheet of off white fine foam, great clarity. Nose carries a sweet bread character, some metal, leaves, wood, white grape jelly, and the slightest hint of connecticut leaf tobacco. Flavor is a bit astringent, some cardboard, some loose grain, a bit of oatmeal (plain), some raisin, and a hint of pekoe. Medium bodied with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Nice beer I can appreciate.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.27/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pushing the boundary of milds at 5%, this one doesn't really seem all that English either.

As with most mild ales, this one isn't an in yo face beer. It maintains a doughy biscuitness throughout that is rather muddled. I'm not sure about this beer, it just seems to be missing depth.
No off flavors so it is easy to drink. Probably pair with a simple salad, no dressing. Not really sessionable, so not an all day beer. Would be a bit boring if it were

Photo of jayhawk73
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber color with a one finger off-white head. Good lacing on the side of my snifter. Fairly hazy in appearance. The nose is caramel, floral notes, honey, mild hops, malt. Fairly weak, although pleasant smell to this beer. The taste is completely different than the nose. I get hops, caramel, nuts, and malt. Not bad for the style. Feel is light, with light carbonation and a slightly malty finish. Overall, a decent beer in the style. Cheers.

Photo of homebrew311
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange with white head and lots of lacing. Nose starts with some dry malts followed by some biscuity character. Some mild hops round it out at the end. Taste is malt forward with very mild flavors. The base grain come through strong with light notes of sweetness which is cut by dry biscuit notes. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Overall, this is an easy drinking brew. Not sure how this is a mild though.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Surly Goat in West Hollywood, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is pretty subtle with some grain and slight fruity aromas. Taste is also very subtle with grain and some fruity and almost tea-like flavors. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a somewhat flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer in my opinion but it's the first of the style I have had (finally!).

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #49 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

This is a pretty standard kind of mild with earthy tones and it's a pretty easy drinker overall. There is a somewhat fruity thing going on, in a mild ale, beer-ish kinda way.

Like I said: this is a pretty even keeled mild ale. Nothing really outlandish or out there, but pretty well done.

I'd say it's great to have a mild ale, but so much of the beer in Utah is 4% abv that this is actually a "heavy" beer. (Ha!)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass. Release #12. 5.0%. This has been sitting around for several months, so I don't hold high hopes.

A: Lots of bubbles and a finger of loose white head. Nut brown and lightly translucent. Light lacing.

S: Skunky/earthy hops and mild malt. Almost metallic.

T/M: Interesting! Light, sharp, almost sulfuric fruit. This may sound unpleasant, but is not. The taste is a bit underwhelming, with some buttery-sweet malts, but the light, watery base is complemented by carbonation and a dryish endtaste.

O: Very drinkable and good for what it is. I wouldn't have another, but I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a nice, sessionable, English-style ale.

Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: Release #31; 4.9% ABV; SLC #1181

Orange-ish body with a thin yet sticky white head and lacing. Bready and charred grain aroma; a second pour to top off the glass revealed a more fruity character and subdued maltiness. Very light grain flavor with a residual toastiness and smooth, mild hop bitterness. Light bodied; clean, crisp and dry finish.

A respectable mild malt beverage. This probably won't appeal to any IPA hop heads, but, then, this isn't the style. Relatively light in character overall but with a pleasing toasted grain and nut character that proves quite satisfying to the taste buds.

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Pours a rich copper/orange hue with a fluffy off-white head that settles to a thin froth on the surface. Lacing is decent, and carbonation is quite subtle.

S: Caramel and honey, along with fresh baked bread and butter. Slightly floral on the back end. Also has a bit of a sherry-like aroma.

T: This doesn't resemble an American blonde to me. It starts off slightly sweet, with hints of toffee and fruity esters, along with biscuity malt notes. Finish is clean and has a floral, slightly bitter character.

Notes: This beer has some body to it and has a well-balanced flavor profile. Quite tasty overall. This reminds me more of an English pale mild as far as the style goes. Easy to drink, and quite sessionable.

Photo of kbutler1
2.96/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Not sure I’d consider 5% a mild but here goes. Poured into a Surly pint glass a clear golden color with a white thick head. Clean, light biscuit flavor in the nose with a touch of sweetness. Semi clean taste with some fruit flavors and a touch of what I can only describe as a plastic taste. Ends crisply. Decently easy drinking. Medium mouthfeel. Ex the plastic note, this wasn’t too bad.

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Mid Mountain Mild Ale from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.