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Epic Mid Mountain Mild Ale

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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A perfect beverage to relax with after a long day on the slopes, 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2014 Pint at Euclid Hall. Pours cloudy copper with a huge white head. Aroma is muted with earth, tiny roast and far off metallic hints. Body is medium light. The flavor is predominantly malty with hints at earth, distant fruits, gentle Euro hop bite and a grainy finish. Decent enough.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
drjay44 (2482) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained light ivory head, with slight lacing, over a slightly hazy dark amber (SRM 15) body.....nose is cereal, light taste, biscuit, no esters, very minimal hop tones.....taste is dry, with moderate light roast malts, with toast, biscuit tones, mild to moderately bitter o the finish, tiny bit of sour as it warms.....mouth feel, light of medium body, no astringency, slight tingle from carbonation. This has a relatively high, not unheard of ABV for the style, and really could use more dark roasted malts to increase the cocoa, chocolate, coffee type tones in both aroma and flavor. BJCP 7/3/10/4/6

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle @ home, picked up at Epic’s taproom in Denver. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a foamy off white head. Aroma is somewhat grassy / earthy. There’s some nuttiness to it as well. Kind of doughy. Decent body. Maybe just a hint of butterscotch in the flavor. Doughy / caramel / a touch sweet malty flavor. Short aftertaste. Not all that impressive but not a poor showing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle, Release #29, 4.6%. Pours clear gold with quickly settling white head. Aroma is nutty, toasted, toffee, biscuit malt. Flavor is similar, big toffee, nutty malt profile. Mild, nutty and sweet. Slight metallic, chemical finish. Light carbonation, medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Clear darkish golden under a thin and laceful white head. Nose is creamy and blonde malty with a note of biscuity caramel and a light kiss of corn. Flavor is surprisingly medium bodied with notes of toast and blonde grains, and english muffin. Lageresque without that weird yeasty tone, though still plenty bready and blonde and lacking bitterness. Lots of blonde toast flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Nice but not great, though admittedly, not my preferred style. Well done for what it is, I suppose, though like AB and Coors trying to make "crafty" beers, true craft beer artisans probably are better off doing what they do well - make GREAT beers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrettTaylor (395) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as taster at Denver taproom. soft malt aroma with touch of hops, tastes mild and soft in mouth, mild hops. An okay example of a mild.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
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. Serving type: bottle 09-18-2012

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Draft at Euclid Hall in Denver, Colorado. The pour is a hazed orange golden with a smallish light khaki head. The aroma is grain, earthy grass, mineral and a soft hint of fruit citrus. The taste is the cracker malt, primarily, though the earthiness and the soft orange fruit citrus does peek out near the finish. The palate is light bodied, soft carbonation, and the mineral carries the finish. Simple, straight forward clean beer. Hit the spot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
Draft @ Epic Brewing Denver Taproom, Denver, CO. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.


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