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Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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677 Ratings
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rowew on 04-01-2009

A lighter bodied pale ale, this EPA is aggressively dry hopped to showcase fresh hop flavors and aromas.

29 IBU
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Ratings: 677 | Reviews: 181
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very light tropical fruit hop flavor. Not terrible, but not outstanding either. Works in a pinch if you need a light, crisp "hoppy" brew.

Photo of brutalist
4.29/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice orange color, citrus smell, tastes like malt with some citrus as well. A bit flat on the tongue; overall good session beer.

Photo of drpimento
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Excellent appearance with a huge, off white, thick, very durable head, lots of lace, and a clear, dark gold color. Aroma is simply fresh hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is dominated by the fresh hop, some sweet malt to balance, perhaps a bit too much carbonic tang. Body is decent; above average, but just as it does seem a tad thin. Not a bad drinking beer.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: bready; earthy; herbal; a little citrus in the background;

T: bready and little spicy; a touch of cedar; a little metallic from mid-palate to the finish; some grapefruit pith at the end;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O:nice looking beer; decent aroma; fell down on the flavor;

Photo of Csikic93
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost had a metallic after taste for me. Not my favorite.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Semi-clear burnt orange body under a light cream colored head. Very light lines of lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, herbal, hoppy, faint cedar.

Taste: Very spicy in the way of hops and cedar notes. A little bit of malt sweetness for balance, and a tea-like finish/aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Overall: The more I drink this, the more watered down it tastes, but has enough of a spicy hop bill to make it very tasty. Love the low ABV too.

Photo of Rootscipio
3.91/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

for only 4% abv this is a great beer.

Photo of Jsteez
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crisp and fresh. Dry and slightly bitter finish; creamy white lace left on glass; 2 finger white head; good retention. Cloudy, yellowish, deep gold with some peach/orange highlights. Biscuity, malty, citrus, slight floral, grassy, with a hint of pepper funk in the backend; light/medium bodied; moderate carbonation. Give it try, it's good!

Damn tasty for a warm weather brew!

Photo of dikebrewery
2.31/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Low down on my list of pale ales I would enjoy drinking

Photo of Travitten
1.5/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not good. Very watery with little taste.

Photo of pagriley
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

A - pours light golden with some cloudiness. Thin head but good lacing
S - some hops, but a generally light nose
T - Very light malt profile. nice hops on the finish
M - almost too watery for me. I appreciate the low alcohol since I can actually have a few, but I miss the body of a slightly bigger beer

O - Nice, especially compared to what you would normally get in a light beer - a good alternative to mass produced adjuncts for a summer quaffer

Photo of JasonEdelson
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Sometimes one's preferences go against the grain: I really enjoyed this beer. Maybe it's the simplicity and smoothness that balances the hops. Definitely not an IPA for hopheads. Great head retention, Good color. Refreshing.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are very good. Has a more funky lemon like aroma. Maybe slightly piney. Very light bready malts with a mild piney hop, followed by a mild lemon aftertaste. Moderate bitter aftertaste. Overall, it just seems too watered down. Not enough umph to it.

Photo of JAFoley
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

A - Slightly hazy pale yellow body with bubbly white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Some tangy lemon, but not very fragrant

T - Dry start with some mild bitter hops, grassy, lemon grass and pine. Low subtle malts come in with doughy notes.

M - Medium/light body with moderate/high carbonation. Fresh and very drinkable.

O - This was great. I'd certainly pick a six of this up for a weekend barbecue.

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Served in a pint glass at average fridge temps. Bottle has a best before date of 1/4/14. It was in a clearance bin at the local shop so I figured I'd give it a try.

Appearance: Light honey colored with a firm, off white and creamy head of fine bubbles. A bit of turbidity that could be from the temperature however, I did notice some tiny floating particles when the beer was at room temp. After a minute or two in the glass the head begins to sink.

Nose: The aroma just leaps out of the glass. I'm sitting like a 2 feet away and I can still pick up citrus notes, grapefruit, cooked limes, spice hop notes, key lime pie, no maltiness at all. Almost a meaty quality (not a good thing) probably from yeast autolysis.

Taste and Finish: Hop forward, slight bitterness bite, limes and citrus, spicy bite at the back of my throat, no hot alcohols or solvents. Fairly light body with a citrusy finish that lingers.

I'd say this isn't a bad beer even 7 months past its freshness date. I'd like to try a fresher version of this APA to compare. Great session beer at 4%

Photo of Foyle
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy 3+" off white head which slowly falls leaving some moderate lacing. Plenty of streaming carbonation. Color is a cloudy golden-orange with some sediment in suspension.

Aroma: pungent citrus punch you in the nose along with yeasty bread dough in the background.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat oily and sticky with a dry, slightly astringent finish.

Flavor: nice blend of citrus and earthy hops, some caramel and white bread flavors, lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

Overall: well done and one of the better beers I have had in this style.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from Tipples. Best before 9/9/14, poured 7/31/14. Pours clear golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of nice floral hops, some lemon peel, a bit of soapy hop notes, and mild malt in the background. Flavor is nice bitterness up front, some grassy hops, hay, hint of citrus peel, light bready sweetness, and a slightly dirty flavor on the finish. This one is light and crisp with plus carbonation. The malts are waaay in the background. Other than the slightly weird finish on this--and it's not all that prominent--this was very nice. Maybe a bit more malt sweetness would be nice, but the. It wouldn't be Extra pale I guess. I don't get the low ratings here. Good beer that I could drink all day.

Photo of kflorence
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kudos for the can.

A: Pours an amber, copper in color with a very small amount of head that fades into a bit of film very quickly. Carbonation seems low. Looks more like an amber ale than an extra pale ale.

S: The aroma is hop dominant with an across-the-spectrum representation of floral, pine and citrus. There is a definite malt presence as well, mostly honey and bread, and some earthiness lingering in the background.

T: The malts shine up front with some bread and roast giving way to a bitter, lemony citrus hop middle and finishing with a mix of the two. Aftertaste is bitter citrus and bread.

M: Light bodied with lively carbonation that prickles the tongue, there isn't much substance here except maybe a hint of chewiness. Goes down very smooth and finishes a bit dry. Quite sessionable.

O: Not quite what I was expecting, it came off more of an amber/pale ale hybrid to me. That said, it was balanced, tasty and quite sessionable. I still have yet to find a brew from Uinta that blows me away, but this is probably one of their better offerings. I wouldn't seek it out, but it would be a nice companion on the trail or during a picnic. Cheers!

Photo of mjurney
4.06/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Dark golden color, a little haze. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Fruity, some citrus, clean malt.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Clean malts, a little caramel and touch of honey. Fruity, apricot. Mild-medium hop bitterness, grassy-citrus. Finish is crisp and bitter. Body is crisp, refreshing, dry, smooth.

Overall:
It's a very good American Pale Ale. Very sessionable.

Photo of allengarvin
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appropriately, this is a very pale straw gold with about 3/4ths of an inch of head. Nice lacing. Aroma offers some nice sharp, grassy hops, though it's a little faint. Good hop flavor, grassy with some citrus, and moderately high bitterness. Malt is very faint. Clean, light bodied, pretty refreshing. Decent hoppy session beer.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whereas the American Pale Ale had single handedly sculpted America's craft beer culture, Uinta isn't ones to rest on those laurels. They are showing new directions for the style, knowing that reinvention and revamping is needed to keep pace.

This EPA sets the tone similarly to standard APA as an undercurrent of caramel and graham cracker develop early. And as grapefruit and orange citrus character wafts over the nose, a sense of even-keel balance emerges.

And that balance largely stays intact as the hop character intensifies in its sharpness, resinous and bitterness. Eventually the malt sweetness begins to recede and opens up to a ginger-like spice and a sprucy tone to crispen up its taste.

Its evident lighter body becomes a slight crutch as the taste falls largely unsupported in finish, exposing some iron-like mineral quality after the fade of malt and before the crisp and piney closure.

With its extra pale taste and texture, Wyld is a crisper and cleaner taste than is demonstrated by most standard American pale ale, but with such a caramelly balance, I feel that a bit more support is required to carry its taste to its full potential.

Photo of rawfish
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold liquid from a can, small half finger white head is full of tight bubbles. The retention of the head isn't really where it should be yet manages a study dusting of lacing on the glass.

A real pungent aroma lifting from the glass "Hop Ranch Junior" comes to mind, gnarly pine, catty herbs and onion over a yellow citrus. Really opens up as the beer warms.

Grainy and slight, a watered down cereal grains with a mild grassy and lemon zest hop profile that lacks any kick or real bitterness. Grainy finish, cracker-like and prickly.

Prickly carbonation with a sessionable body. Alcohol is a non factor and has some perceived drying despite the even bitterness.

Watered down flavor and really grainy, the hop profile is gnarly and pungent, really not my type of deal but there are many a hop head that would roll around in that aroma. Easy enough to drink and the cans are a plus, otherwise pass over this one.

Photo of hophugger
2.6/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very very carbonated and a tingly feel. Tasted kind if weak, almost watered down. Didn't seem real fresh and realized that the drink by date passed over six months ago. Maybe that was the problem. May try again if I can find one that is still in date. Not giving up as the other beers by this brewer have been great

Photo of Roser
2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- the best thing about this beer is the appearance. I'd never had it before and got my hopes up after seeing it in the glass (tulip). A beautiful amber and gold hue with a huge foamy ivory head that lasted forever, and excellent lacing. Fairly cloudy/hazy, unfiltered look.

S- not much going on here, unfortunately. Sorry. I really struggled to identify noteworthy characteristics. Simply put, it smelled like beer (and reminded me more of a pilsner).

T- again, not a lot (if anything) that stood out. Bitter with some light bread notes. Very disappointing, given how great it looked in the glass.

M- light, crisp.

O- not bad, but not anything more than "ok" for me.

Cheers all!

Photo of delta490
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured out a hazy amber, and pretty lively at that. Big thick white head sticks to the glass like glue. The aroma is mild, with light bread notes and a little bit of fruity funkiness. The taste is a little too mild, with nothing really distinctive. It borders on bland. The feel of the beer is a little too close to water for me. I feel like there needed to be more malt in the malt bill or maybe brewed longer or something. It's just lacking.

UPDATE: I looked at the bottle at the best by date was November 2013. That might be why. If I can find a newer brew, I'll re-review.

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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.