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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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BA SCORE
80
good

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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

mrshoes, Mar 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

elihull, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

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 g_jenkins
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

g_jenkins, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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
Photo of JamesMN
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

JamesMN, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of jamesDaExMoBeerGuy
2.75/5  rDev -21%

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.

jamesDaExMoBeerGuy, Aug 24, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +21.6%

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.

ngeunit1, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

dcbdc1, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -0.9%

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 10, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

maxwelldeux, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

mhaugo, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of DaveCu
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

DaveCu, Jun 08, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%

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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Hanzo, Jun 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

PluckyDucky, May 04, 2012
Photo of zeledonia
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

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.

zeledonia, Apr 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BlackBeer, Apr 29, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

ygtbsm94, Apr 23, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +11.5%

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.

vtfan77, Apr 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Ted, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Chaney
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

Chaney, Mar 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

BuckettOfBeer, Mar 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

DerwinWentworth, Mar 26, 2012
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3.03/5  rDev -12.9%

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
Mid Mountain Mild Ale from Epic Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.