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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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Reviews: 36
Hads: 76
Avg: 3.5
pDev: 18.86%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 76
Photo of KarlHungus
4.42/5  rDev +26.3%
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.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some light lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet biscuity malts with some fruity English yeast esters, with some nuttiness.

T - Starts off with some sweet biscuit or cracker malts with some fruity English yeast esters. Through the middle, some nuttiness and bready malts come through with a bit of bitterness and some more fruitiness. The finish is a mix of sweet bready malts with fruity English yeast flavors and nuttiness.

M - Medium-minus bodied with mild carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and fruity finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice example of an English mild. Good overall balance and malt profile.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.97/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

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Photo of AlexanderSelby
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rusty Orange with a fine head. Little hazy. Smells like brown sugar and earth. Taste begins smooths with caramel and moves quietly to nutty. A very malty profile no doubt, with hints of candied fruit toward the finish. The feel is wonderful! Like I was drinking a stout on NO2. Low carbonation tends to bring out this sort of malty sweet flavor.

A caramel delight. Very smooth and "mild," which for my palate, is just what the doctor ordered.

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Photo of vtfan77
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Deep amber with a decent white head that dissipates to a persistent quarter inch or so. A little darker than I was expecting but very attractive.

S- Light grassy hops, a little cracker-like malt, and a slight metallic aroma.

T- Fairly sweet upfront with a good dose of caramel but it dries out quickly. The hops have an interesting grassy/ mineral character and add a light but persistent bitterness. Finishes semi-dry with a hint of butterscotch and a little mineral bitterness.

M- On the light side of medium and a little creamy. Good dose of carbonation keeps it lively.

I don't know much about milds, but it seems like 5% abv is a bit high. This beer also seems a little heavier than I would imagine a mild to be. Nevertheless, this is a very tasty beer and one I would not mind drinking anytime. Recommended.

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Photo of WYVYRN527
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of mralphabet
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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..

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Photo of zeledonia
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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!)

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Photo of DaveCu
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of Chaney
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Release #6.

This is currently the #7 ranked English Pale Mild Ale here on BA. Geez... only an 80% approval rating? Needless to say, this is not a very popular style.

Served in a FFF shaped glass.

A: Poured a rather dark and saturated, gold color, with a slight chill haze, and a flimsy 1/8 finger head that stuck around for a bit.

S: VERY doughy and bread-like, with soft fruit and hop character, with a slight, cotton quality overall. Nice.

T: I really dug the liquid bread finish on this one. However, the front part started out a bit bland, but then got more intense in its sugar content as the session grew on. This one played the sweet/not-too-sweet game like a well-tuned fiddle.

M: I wish the carbonation was a bit more and this one needed to be a little more "bubbly" overall. The lacing was quite robust.

O: I'd have this one again. It's simple, well crafted, and quite tasty.

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Photo of notchucknorris
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

aside from the obvious question of how a mild makes the exponential series, this is a pretty good brew. its not what I expected though, and English mild, this is decidedly American. darker in color too, caramel, medium spectrum, heady and well carbonated. it has more than just light grain, and I appreciate immediately its diversity. there is a touch of smoke, some darker toast, and the delicacy of white wheat, all in great balance. our bottle says 4.5% abv, and it certainly doesn't seem any more than that, very drinkable and soft. not as interesting as some, but the plethora of grains makes it not boring. not sure I could session this long enough to catch a buzz, but I like its richness for the abv, and I like how smooth it finishes, flavorful and everything in good harmony. not a beer that's meant to wow you, epic has plenty of choices for that, but a good hearty mild as they go, and one I wouldn't be opposed to drinking again, especially at about 4 bucks a bomber, very appealing.

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Photo of tlazaroff
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark amber with a slightly off-white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

S: This smells really nice. It has a strong toffee-like maltiness and light floral and citrus characteristics.

T: The bitterness comes out straight away and lasts through the experience. Big floral notes here, and surprisingly, the sweetness that came in through the scent isn't present. I wish it was a bit more balanced than it is, but overall not too bad.

M: Light bodied and moderately carbonated.

D: This is an excellent drinker! All day long, it is quite quaffable.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

At last, I have added an Epic beer to my profile. This baby pours a cloudy copper/light brown color with a creamy beige head; at present, there is some sticky lace on my English nonic pint glass. The nose is quite malty and sweet, with a fresh scent of toasted light caramel malt. It's a light smell that isn't too much to write about. It tastes exactly what the name says: mild. The front end has a delicate balance of sweet and toasted malt; the backend is dominated with a somewhat mild peachy/sweetness, and a bit of toasted bread. A toasty and watery aftertaste lingers. The body is light and smooth, with enough carbonation to quench my thirst. Overall, I'll drink a few of these bombers, no problem. If this is how mild an English mile ale is in England, give me several! It's not the greatest beer, but it's solid and worth drinking.

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Photo of jayhawk73
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of homebrew311
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of KeefD
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of spoony
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 to a nonic. Reviewed from notes dated June 18, 2014.

A-The beer pours a brassy, golden color. It is clear with about one and one-half fingers of tan head. The retention is so-so and the head leaves minimal lacing. The beer is still looking in the glass.

S-The aroma is composed of a caramel sweetness, some dusty, musty wet husk flavors, and wet grain. It is simple and approachable, but not impressive.

T-The taste is similar to the smell with light caramel flavor, some raisin-like sweetness, and a wet, musty grain flavor. There is a bit of bread dough in the mid-palate and a vague, almost-hoppy bitterness on the finish.

M-The carbonation is on the smooth side and lasts on the palate. Heft is medium.

O-This brew won't win any awards, but I would not turn one down if I was in the mood for something simple and drinkable. The mouthfeel is probably the highpoint since the smell and taste are somewhat uninspiring. Criticisms aside, there would be nothing wrong with sharing a few pints of this with friends at a bar.

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Photo of JamesMN
3.5/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber into tulip. release #6 of the exponential series.

A: caramel hued brew. very hazy. murky even. white head looks good and has some retention. lacing looks good as the brew goes down.

S: some gentle, earthy hop aroma works its way into a mostly malty/fruity aroma. light caramel and toasted grains. a little diacetyl?

T: some hop bitterness. similar to the nose, a little buttery. toasted malts. a little roast too, but definitely light. caramel even. bitterness in the finish. almost minty-like.

M: a very natural, gentle carbonation on a light body. well executed.

D: at 5%ABV this would definitely be on the heavy end of the English Pale Mild category. i have had better milds at lower abv's, which is something signature about this style. however, reviewing it simply as what is in my glass, drinkable, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.44/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Zorro
3.43/5  rDev -2%
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.

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