Intermountain Wheat | Epic Brewing Company

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Intermountain WheatIntermountain Wheat

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Wheat Beer, no banana or clove in this one: highly drinkable, unfiltered, “session-able.” Easy to drink, nice zest and lemon citrus flavors and aromas from the hops balanced with slight malt sweetness and just a wee bit kick of sour from the wheat. Even if you are over training school wheat beers this Wheat is one not to be missed and weighs in with some real kick at 5.0% alcohol by volume.

Added by Wasatch on 05-30-2010

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought a bomber while in Park City. No idea of when it was bottled, which turned me away from all their IPAs.

Bland and boring. The look is the best part of this beer as it has nice color with solid lacing going down the glass. No nose, weak taste. Would not buy again.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours cloudy straw gold under a 2” clingy white foam cap.
S: There is a little hop in the aroma along with citrus and wheat.
T: Wheat and citrus with an assertive hop finish. There is not a lot of clove or other spice in the flavor.
F: Very creamy and smooth, dry with a touch of wheat tartness at the end. Mediuim light body and medium high carbonation.
O: A refreshing American Wheat.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of McAfee85
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of booga73
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky light orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and slight butter aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, wheat, and biscuit flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very grain forward, but lacks the citrus aroma described on the label.

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Photo of Zorro
3.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells mildly sweet with a soda cracker malt aroma and the scent of mineral water. Mild yeast aroma and a mild citrus hop edge.

Starts out mildly sweet with a slight burnt sugar and caramel taste. Tastes a little yeasty with a hard water flavor that leaves a minerals sensation in the mouth. Mild grassy hop taste that goes well with the rest of the flavors. Pretty much this is a Lager made from wheat malt and it does work.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty mild beer. Beats 80% of the American Wheat beers buy not trying to be a hop bomb.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces an almost, two-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a pale amber / gold hue that shows an almost brilliantly clear, bright gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of hoppy tropical fruit notes that are backed by more hoppy herbal notes. Specific aromas of mango, tangelo, lychee, juicy fruit bubble-gum, and papaya play the dominant notes with hints of menthol, and perhaps a touch of pine rounding things out. The grain character plays a distant second to the hop character, but does contribute a hint of pale cracker like malt character. As the beer warms up the pale malt character gets a touch more expressive, it contributes a touch of dried grass / hay and reminds me of freshly crushed pale malt.

This has a solid, somewhat herbaceous bitterness to it up front, and has a nicely complimentary tart wheat character; this last is accentuated by the fruity hop character. Light and refreshing, and it has an effervescent carbonation to it, this is certainly a consummate hot weather beer; it has just a touch of body to it, enough to keep it from seeming overly thing, but not so much as to not make this eminently quaffable. The fruity hop notes aren’t quite as noticeable in the flavor as they were in the aroma, and this is due to the dry quality of this beer, but there are still noticeable notes of tangelo zest, lychee, sweet lemon zest, and a touch of tropical fruit character.

This is a nice American Wheat beer. I definitely like the fact that the dominant character is from the hops; having said that, this beer could use a bit more hop character for my particular tastes, but I have a feeling that wasn’t what the brewer was going for here. Speaking of unrealistic expectations, I would love to see a version of this fermented with a Saison Dupont derived yeast strain. Still, this is quite nice, and I wouldn’t mind having a few fresh pints of this on a hot summer’s day.

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of backslide311
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A -bright, see through yellow with a ton of carbonation; bubbles everywhere; huge, soft, foamy white head; great retention

S - wheat, straw, yeast, some lemon

T - light wheat notes, straw, citrusy, orange peel, lemon-lime, leaves a sticky sweetness on the tongue

M - way overcarbonated; very crisp; light bodied

This beer doesn't have bad flavor though it borders on lemon-lime soda. The carbonation is just as intense if not more so than soda. The carbonation leaves so many bubbles on the tongue that getting any flavor at all is hard. Even upon opening the bottle, foam was trying to escape. Once poured, the carbonation ran wild. This isn't an overall bad wheat, but there are others out there that are more perfected. I'm glad I had it once, but I won't be getting it again.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was just OK. Nothing too special. Still looking for a good wit for myself. This will not be a repeat.

Beer is yellow with a mild haze to it, a thin white head of medium and small bubbles, minimal retention, minimal lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is estery, mildly citrus,mildly sweet.

Beer is medium in body and sweet but the yeast is quite strong. Very Strong, The beer almost seems solventy from the yeast alone. Interesting, I don't think there's anything intentionally wrong with it but I don't think this will be a repeat.

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Photo of kagent777
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle directly from the brewery poured into a perfect pint.

Appearance: Very hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head that leaves lacing as I sip.

Smell: A mild wheat kick with citrus and yeast all mixed in.

Taste: A tasty mix with wheat right off the bat. A citrus note follows (lemon). Finishes with a crisp short lived bit of bitterness. Does not have the spiciness that German Wheat beers can have. Pretty simple, but all around pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: Being unfiltered this still has the yeast suspended and has a super smooth mouthfeel, luscious and velvety. The carbonation is fine.

Overall: A decent American Wheat beer, available in my backyard at a decent price point.

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Photo of elihull
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -21%

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Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 44 ratings