Mid Mountain Mild Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Mid Mountain Mild AleMid Mountain Mild Ale

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80
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Reviews: 35
Hads: 74
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of WoodBrew
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (472 characters)

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. (1,038 characters)

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. (437 characters)

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. (460 characters)

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. (619 characters)

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. (996 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.27/5  rDev -6.6%
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 (453 characters)

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. (438 characters)

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!) (453 characters)

Photo of harrymel
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
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. (423 characters)

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. (1,061 characters)

Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
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. (471 characters)

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. (731 characters)

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. (485 characters)

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. (268 characters)

Photo of AgentMunky
3.36/5  rDev -4%
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. (709 characters)

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. (819 characters)

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. (820 characters)

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. (892 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
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!). (529 characters)

Photo of hardy008
2.48/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Orange color with a small white head with fair retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has toasted malt and biscuit aroma.

The beer tastes like it smells. There is toasted malt and biscuit flavor. Not much sweetness or hop presence.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. There is not much which stands out, and this seems too generic to get excited about. I'm glad I tried it, but am not impressed. (411 characters)

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. (455 characters)

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. (812 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.37/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (528 characters)

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. (443 characters)

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Mid Mountain Mild Ale from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.