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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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80
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 03-17-2011)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
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!).

UCLABrewN84, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +14.9%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -21%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

oberon, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -13.8%

westcoastbeerlvr, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
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!)

RblWthACoz, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

StonedTrippin, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

mactrail, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Zorro, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

afsdan, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Mebuzzard
3.26/5  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

Mebuzzard, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

smakawhat, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
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

JohnGalt1, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
3.41/5  rDev -2%
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.

WoodBrew, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Boone757, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of maximum12
1.98/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Another Epic! Excellent. Can't quite read the batch number on the bomber, so no idea when it was brewed, but hey, at least there's some indication. 5.2% ABV on the label. Points.

I'm used to milds being darker, but maybe that's just the handful I've had. This one pours a darker yellow with orangishity, middling clear, not easy to see through. Smells bready. Wonder Bread.

Mid Mountain Mild Ale doesn't taste quite right. Almost a nut brown taste up front, plenty of acorns, but then a slab of margarine intrudes, & not politely. Diacetyl? Not sure, but it's unpleasant. Crusty bread comes through faintly, but the butter reasserts itself aggressively.

Blech. A rare disappointment from Epic, but this has the hallmarks of a bad bottle. Not good.

maximum12, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

outoffocus, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of KarlHungus
4.43/5  rDev +27.3%
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.

KarlHungus, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -13.8%

mhaugo, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.35/5  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.

AgentMunky, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

DavoleBomb, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of harrymel
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

harrymel, Sep 18, 2012
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Mid Mountain Mild Ale from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.