brokensail (12915) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours a nice orange color with a white head. Nose is really chewy, toasty malt. Light grass, floral notes, and a good biscuit and dough note. Mild citrus. Flavor and mouthfeel are a bit watery. Sweet malt all the way. Chewy toast and dough. Biscuit, some orange, and a light floral character.
MrHangover (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ the brewery. Pours a clear amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is fairly mild hoppy and malty, nothing really extraordinary. Flavour is basically the same, mild and easy going. Not much more going on here.
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours hazy amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, honey. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DiarmaidBHK (3695) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor Store. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of a tea smell to it. Smooth and slightly malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. It’s a mild ale for when you have to drink a lot of beer in one sitting.
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - turbid straw pour - mostly dry overall, with a lot of toasty grain, light mineral, light grass - biscuity middle and finish, with just a touch of vanilla and a hint of wood - creamy texture - medium body - the second best mild in town.
UncleKorm (1051) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle (batch #29, 4.5%) poured a murky orange hue w/ a large fizzy off-white head, mostly lasting settling to finger width frothy cap w/ minor sticky lacing. Aroma is low to moderate malty grains and light grass. Initial flavor is a light to moderate sweet w/ a light acidic finish. Tastes are toast, lemon, tangerine, grass, and honey. Light to medium body, creamy texture, fizzy carbonation.
mike5326 (1116) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from a chilled bottle bottle. Light orange color, mild head. Malt and caramel with a slight wet towel accent. Mineral and caramel with a very watered down taste.
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plae caramel colour, mild aroma hint of caramel. Caramel flavor, strong plate
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch 19. Pours with a clear, golden orange hued body with a medium sized, just barely off-white head. Aromas are of grainy malts, nuts, light plastic notes, grapenuts, lightly floral, honey. Flavors are of nutty notes, toasted biscuit, floral, a touch of citrus, unsweetened graham cracker, low esters. Malt forward, pretty sweet. Finishes with a medium bodied, medium-full carbonation. Decent, malty, somewhat session beer. A bit too sweet tasting and a touch dull though.
Ernest (6699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Bottle (Denver batch 36, 4.9%).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light to medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, malt syrup, popcorn), lightly hoppy (flowers, apricot), with a light note of butter.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation.
Well fuck this shit...Epic keeps raising the ABV with every batch...it was 4.5% last summer, now the one I’ve got in my hand is 4.9%, and their website shows the latest (batch 40) is already up to 5.3%. Have they forgotten what style this was originally intended to be? Pretty soon they’ll cross the 6% barrier and call it an Imperial Mild. Last summer’s batch was a little husky, admittedly, but otherwise showed some promise. This is clunky and flawed. Perhaps partly due to the less skilled Denver brewer, but still...shame on you, Epic.