Intermountain Wheat | Epic Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
16.09%
 
 
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0
Gots:
1
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Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Classic Series
22oz. Bomber
$3.09 ea.

Pours a cloudy yellow color, carbonation, with a white head, some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some yeast notes, grassy, with some spice notes. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, yeasty, spicy. Medium body. Would not buy this one again.

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Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of mothman
2.51/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours 1 finger of white head. Decent retention. Color is a hazed straw yellow hued orange.

Aroma: Musty hay. Orange peel. Some coriander spice. Wheat.

Taste: Has a corn like flavor that I normally pick out in American adjunct lagers. Wheat. Orange citrus and lemon zest. A bit of spice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and clean. Light boded with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, this was a below average wheat. Not a lot of flavor here and the flavor that was present wasn't that amazing. Easy to drink, but not necessarily enjoyable.

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Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of yemenmocha
2.8/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy golden with thin white head. Also has some ugly brown clumps of yeast that float to the top. I spooned them out, but still. Nose has a grainy and bready character. Wheat cracker on the palate with some banana. Slight cheesy quality, like a funky blue cheese or gorgonzola. Beer is new to arizona so I'm a bit upset if it has issues.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
2.92/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy old gold color in the glass with a white head. Nose is pretty good really--clean and clear spice, light fruit, and "wheaty". Shows promise, but then the taste disappoints. Little of the promise in the smell shows in the taste. Flat, watery and no really distinctive character, especially lacking off the back of the tongue. Has an almost sour taste in the center that is off putting.

Part of the classic series, of which I don't seem to be a fan so far.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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 SuperbikeShaun
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Travisnin
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of elihull
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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 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 JohnLynch
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of deac83
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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 womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a quite pale straw/yellow color with a nice fluffy white head.

S: Certainly get the wheat on the nose with a nice breadiness. Some hints of lemon and lemon zest, but not overtly sour like a lot of these kinds of beers. Some nice citrus notes and a mild spiciness.

T: Sweet bready flavors with a fair amount of wheat presence. A mild bitterness with some citrus hop flavors, particularly lemon zest. A mild tartness and spiciness, but not too much of either flavor.

M: Fairly light in body with a moderate level of carbonation.

O: Not the best of styles, but a fairly well done beer that was quite easy to drink.

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

Photo of tchenery
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The body is a nice hazy orange color but there's not much staying power on the white head.

On the nose I picked up piney hop aromas first which was intriguing. It has that classic thin and acidic wheat smell as well.

It doesn't taste like the average wheat beer. It has a citrussy (especially lemon) flavor to it that is very crisp. The wheatiness is surely there as well and offers that 'twang' of dryness at the end.

Very full bodied beer with drying potential.

Super drinkable and would make a perfect summertime brew.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grain, wheat and grass. The flavor is wheat, lemons, oranges and grain. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very drinkable wheat beer.

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Intermountain Wheat from Epic Brewing Company
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