Mid Mountain Mild Ale | Epic Brewing Company

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Mid Mountain Mild AleMid Mountain Mild Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Pale Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 03-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
12.54%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of AgentMunky
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.42/5  rDev +25.9%
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.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.44/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of beergoot
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle label data: Release #31; 4.9% ABV; SLC #1181

Orange-ish body with a thin yet sticky white head and lacing. Bready and charred grain aroma; a second pour to top off the glass revealed a more fruity character and subdued maltiness. Very light grain flavor with a residual toastiness and smooth, mild hop bitterness. Light bodied; clean, crisp and dry finish.

A respectable mild malt beverage. This probably won't appeal to any IPA hop heads, but, then, this isn't the style. Relatively light in character overall but with a pleasing toasted grain and nut character that proves quite satisfying to the taste buds.

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Photo of Can_has_beer
3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of notchucknorris
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger cream colored head. Some good lace down the glass.

S: A light, bready aroma with some caramel, hazelnut, oak and maybe a hint of orange.

T: Smooth and malty with light breadiness, some lemon, a bit of grain, watered down honey and some faint grassy hops. I don't have a ton of experience with this style, but this is pretty good. Light and pretty refreshing without being too boring.

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Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of homebrew311
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange with white head and lots of lacing. Nose starts with some dry malts followed by some biscuity character. Some mild hops round it out at the end. Taste is malt forward with very mild flavors. The base grain come through strong with light notes of sweetness which is cut by dry biscuit notes. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Overall, this is an easy drinking brew. Not sure how this is a mild though.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of harrymel
3.28/5  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.

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Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of spoony
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 to a nonic. Reviewed from notes dated June 18, 2014.

A-The beer pours a brassy, golden color. It is clear with about one and one-half fingers of tan head. The retention is so-so and the head leaves minimal lacing. The beer is still looking in the glass.

S-The aroma is composed of a caramel sweetness, some dusty, musty wet husk flavors, and wet grain. It is simple and approachable, but not impressive.

T-The taste is similar to the smell with light caramel flavor, some raisin-like sweetness, and a wet, musty grain flavor. There is a bit of bread dough in the mid-palate and a vague, almost-hoppy bitterness on the finish.

M-The carbonation is on the smooth side and lasts on the palate. Heft is medium.

O-This brew won't win any awards, but I would not turn one down if I was in the mood for something simple and drinkable. The mouthfeel is probably the highpoint since the smell and taste are somewhat uninspiring. Criticisms aside, there would be nothing wrong with sharing a few pints of this with friends at a bar.

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Photo of Chaney
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Hanzo
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of zeledonia
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of hardy008
2.48/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Orange color with a small white head with fair retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has toasted malt and biscuit aroma.

The beer tastes like it smells. There is toasted malt and biscuit flavor. Not much sweetness or hop presence.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. There is not much which stands out, and this seems too generic to get excited about. I'm glad I tried it, but am not impressed.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Poupae
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maillard
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of benloho
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Jimmys
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber into tulip. release #6 of the exponential series.

A: caramel hued brew. very hazy. murky even. white head looks good and has some retention. lacing looks good as the brew goes down.

S: some gentle, earthy hop aroma works its way into a mostly malty/fruity aroma. light caramel and toasted grains. a little diacetyl?

T: some hop bitterness. similar to the nose, a little buttery. toasted malts. a little roast too, but definitely light. caramel even. bitterness in the finish. almost minty-like.

M: a very natural, gentle carbonation on a light body. well executed.

D: at 5%ABV this would definitely be on the heavy end of the English Pale Mild category. i have had better milds at lower abv's, which is something signature about this style. however, reviewing it simply as what is in my glass, drinkable, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of kbutler1
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Not sure I’d consider 5% a mild but here goes. Poured into a Surly pint glass a clear golden color with a white thick head. Clean, light biscuit flavor in the nose with a touch of sweetness. Semi clean taste with some fruit flavors and a touch of what I can only describe as a plastic taste. Ends crisply. Decently easy drinking. Medium mouthfeel. Ex the plastic note, this wasn’t too bad.

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Mid Mountain Mild Ale from Epic Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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