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 Texasfan549
3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | 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 t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -21%

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 zestar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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

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 MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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

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

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 Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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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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 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 Halcyondays
4.11/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a hazy orange with a light white head, solid retention, no real lace.

S: Sweet orange, fig, peach, nice fruity ale character. Fragrant.

T: Orange marmalade and yeasty bread. Spicy finish.

M: Medium-bodied, soft yet crisp carbonation, tingly feel.

O: A real nice American wheat beer. Don't go in thinking hefe, enjoy it for what it is. Good flavours.

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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 DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GilGarp
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served cold into a pint glass.

Intermountain Wheat is a slightly hazy golden yellow with thick white head that is slow to settle.

Aroma is sweet and slightly fruity with classic wheat beer characteristics. More lemon than banana with a slight bit of peppery spice.

Flavor is clean, crisp, refreshing and mild. It has a light wheat base with the same bright lemons that were picked up in the nose. Assertively hopped for a wheat beer but not over-the-top. Dry finsih.

Mouthfeel is light in body and nicely carbonated. Well balanced and easy-drinking.

Overall a solid American wheat beer. Probably worth a try if you see Epic popping up in your area.

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

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Intermountain Wheat from Epic Brewing Company
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