Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 69 | 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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Photo of RoyalT
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a light, clear yellowish orange in color with a quick white head.

Smell - The dry-hopping is very apparent at the nose. The hops, nice citrus with a touch of pine, are not big but very fresh and noticeable. I'm sure there's some grain in there but I just can't pick it up through the hops.

Taste - The hops surprisingly carry through to the taste, very unusual for a light dry-hopped APA. The grain makes itself known and it is not bad. It's a bit on the raw side but pleasant.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with decent carbonation and a bitter finish.

Drinkability - The light body and fresh but not overpowering hops make this a very drinkable ale.

Photo of BeerIsland
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap in Ogden last night at a local restaurant on 25th St. After I orderded it, the barmaid said she'd bring out a twenty-five cent appetizer as their license required a food purchase. Silly me! After a week on the ground, you'd have thought I'd get the hang of drinking in Utah. So a little bowl of home cut potato chips appeared and they were very, very good! The Wyld showed up in a very generous Pilsner glass (for $3.50) and looked quite fine. A big frothy head floated over the bright gold ale and an aroma of malt exuded forth. The Wyld is a tasty, well balanced brew with a decent amount of flavor and a refreshing effect. I think this is the current #2 beer on the Utah trek and I'll likely get another. A very drinkable item!

Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Bottled on dating..well done
(5-24-11)

Pours hazed and dull light yellowy amber, off white head, shows moderate stayage, then leaves a decent looking fine collar, low sheeting and bits of lace.

Malty and floral nose.

Notes of caramel malts, flowery hops, with a dry finish.

Nothing special, just a decently hopped and smooth drinking pale ale. Respectable and servicable sessioner.

Photo of bsp77
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Bottled on July 29, 2011.

Appearance: Slightly hazy pale gold with thin creamy head and faint lacing.

Smell: Spicy floral aroma with some sweet citrus.

Taste: Bready and grainy malts upfront, with light notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon and herbs. Light bitterness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light but firm body with a dry finish. Feels like an English Bitter.

Overall: Nice, subtle cross between an APA and an English Bitter. Very mild, but balanced and refreshing.

Photo of jondeelee
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wyld opens to an aggressively hoppy nose that would more befit a solid IPA than an extra pale ale: dandelion stem, pine resin, and eucalyptus mix with slightly lesser notes of grapefruit rind and rosewater. The hop aromas do fade rather quickly as the bottle is left open, revealing a sweet base, with lovely apricot, orange, berry, and cherry fruit esters, touches of brown sugar, and bits of light toast, hay, and biscuit adding bready notes. As a whole, the nose is admittedly light, but very enticing, featuring an excellent selection of hop and malt aromas, the balance between bitter and sweet finely tuned, and all of it not at all matching up with what is apparently a 4% ABV beverage, which usually begets weak, watery notes. Only strength of aromas prevents this from higher scores.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a bready, grainy note, heavy on whole wheat bread, Grape Nuts cereal, toast, biscuit, and hay. Hops come next, adding small layers of pine resin, grapefruit rind, and lemon, which grow over the course of the mouthful as the sugars die off. There are a fair bit of sugars in here too, including berry, apricot, and light orange fruit esters, as well as brown sugar. The aftertaste is a combination of, mainly, hops and breads, with some sugars left over, and fades with relative quickness. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, burning the tongue and soft palate and causing the beer to fizz up in the mouth.

Overall, this is decent beer; it’s just too bad the flavor couldn’t quite match up with the excellent aromas, since on the tongue the beer is far lighter and less sweet and hoppy than the nose hinted at. Still, for an incredibly low ABV (Wyld is only .7% ABV higher than Anchor’s Small Beer), this still manages some decent flavors, and would make for good beach fare.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of May 18th 2012. Purchased recently at the GBBF in London. The label mentions that this brew is organic.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden hue with slight haze and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of sweet, grainy malt with notes of grapefruit, citrus, mild pine and faint grassiness. A hint of caramel and subtle earthy yeast in the background.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus and pine resin, along with dry, earthy yeast and biscuity grain. Slightly sweet. A well-judged bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry and tingly, with a spicy quality on the tongue. Reasonable body for the style. Mildly astringent; leaves an aftertaste of aromatic hops and malt.

Nice - not quite SNPA but a very drinkable pale ale. Well balanced; the malt is light and sweet while the aromatic hops come through nicely. The bitterness is restrained but appropriate. Great for a hot day - I'd certainly have one again. Too bad Uinta brews aren't found much near me. Worth sampling if you see it.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into becker pint glass; clear yellow-orange with a thin white fizzy head that sticks as a disc of foam with some small lacing. Smells of pale malt with some light crisp grassy hops, very appetizing and clean. Taste is delicious; clean bready malt with a perfect crisp slight hop finish. Tasty beer, and sessionable as hell at 4%.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Four + Brewing Co.- Wild Fire

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Orange/ copper brown with a small 2 ring lacing head.
S- Light sweet caramel malt with a touch of fruit and hops.
T- Caramel malt with a dose of lemon, grapefruit, and orange. A touch of hop pellets in the end.
M- Sweet and crisp with a oily hop finish.

Overall- Crisp and thirst quenching. Too easy to drink.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Average-size head for the style, foamy and bone white, with a ton of stickage on the glass as the head thins to a skim. Color can be called nothing but true gold.

Snappy, fruity hoppiness in the aroma, clean and simple, with some brown sugar and green apple emanating through the hops.

Hops reign in the flavor...it's a 4% pale ale that tastes a little bigger, and is certainly bitter enough to be a hophead's go-to session beer. A little apple, a little burnt sugar and a touch of cinnamon give it necessary depth, though that's not to say it's complex at all.

While generously carbonated, it's not overwhelmingly so, though it feels watery, like the malt's not keeping up its end of the bargain. Only real pitfall of this beer.

Overall this is very reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, with a more exotic yet subtle spiciness. Maybe one day Utah can pull itself out of the dark ages and allow their brewers freedom to brew whatever they like in the land of the free. Until then, this shows that Utah natives wanting quality aren't completely out of luck.

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest.

Pours a golden orange with little head. The nose is bready, toasty, and has some citrusy hop notes. The flavor is malt forward with a big, bready, biscuity malt character with some underlying notes of burnt toast. The hop character is very citrusy with notes of grapefruit complementing the malts. There is a faint bitterness in the finish, but it's balanced and welcome. The mouthfeel is light bodied, smooth, and crisp.

This is an easy drinking, flavorful, sessionable beer. It's worth trying.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting label. Basic beer inside. It's a pretty decent, drinkable APA though. It's darker than you might expect though with a hazy deep amber that borders on copper. Oddly, I don't find a lot of caramel in the flavor; although it is nicely biscuity. The head retention is good too, and it leaves sticky rings of lace about the glass. Nice appearance. Soft, citrusy hops greet you in the nose, and they carry through into the flavor. It's nicely balanced with citrus up front and delicately caramelish and biscuity malt in the back. Moderately bitter. It lingers nicely on the palate in the finish. Very drinkable. AND, it's organic. I don't think it will turn the heads of any beer geeks, but it's a really good cross-over beer for the uninitiated.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Trying the Wyld EPA and it is light and refreshing. The beer poured a slightly cloudy orange with decent white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell has fresh slightly grapefruity hop. The taste is bitter through the entire draw, but comes off the pallet nicely. There is a subtle citrus present. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is a good session ale.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light, clear gold with a one finger white head that disappates quickly. Aroma is citrus, mango, grapefruit. Taste is the same, but fairly light. Mouthfeel is thin, but very quaffable. Overall, an interesting brew, nice for the strength but could use a bit more flavor.

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 nimrod979
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle that poured a plae golden color with a large frothy white head. Aroma is floral and grassy hops a little bit of lemon zest is present. Biscuity malt.
Taste is the same. Some sweet biscuity malt, followed by some mild grassy and citrus hops. Small slightly metallic aftertaste.
It's a smooth drinking beer, with some lively carbonation. A little watery. Drying finish. Not a bad session beer but nothing I'd ever seek out again.

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks fantastic. Just too watery and lacking in flavor. It's simple, wet, hoppy, and bleh. Works for a session epa, but I'd pass for something offering more flavor.

Photo of n1ckels
4.53/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm gonna say this is one of the better American beers I've tried. Another one is Dortmunder by Great Lakes. Yes I like Sierra Nevadas, Rogues, Stones, etc. But find me a better American Extra Pale Ale. Perhaps, this is just the American style for me. I could drink this more often than an American IPA. This is better than Pennant Pale Ale, which means the water in Utah tastes better than Brooklyn. It's a clean, crisp taste with an indescribable beatuiful golden hue.

Nothing epic about this beer, it is understated, except for the color. No one will be clamoring for hints of plum, citrus, or clove in this one. Unsophisticated, yet great!

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the very beginning this came across as a "Myld" Pale Ale with a light color and thin head. Hop presence in the nose I get lemons and watermelon with some biscuity malt. The flavor is light or mild with an earthy hop tone. I actually taste cucumbers and tea leaves with some caramel malt sweetness. The feel is thin and watery. This is relatively tame, not bad, but nothing more than a little above average.

Photo of Samp01
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a medium slowly dissipating white head, some light lacing. Aroma and taste of citrus floral hops, biscuit a malt and some grassy notes. Palate is a medium body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with some biscuit malt , and some citrus and floral hops. Flavor seems a bit light for the style. Overall an ok brew

Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

USDA certified organic.

A: The bottle foamed over, erupting like a volcano. In the glasss was a bright golden-sunset orange with a fairly good clarity and a near glass consuming foamy head occupancy that I had to patiently wait to retreat. The head was beige with a cream color with orange hues, which eventually lapsed to a rocky towering centerpiece structure all the while leaving a splattery of foam deposits lacing the glass. The visible effervesce was strong with a steady showering display of micro-bubbles raining upwards.

S: The nose was well detected at arms reach, bursting forth of fresh sweet pine and a lemony zest for hopping. Wet, moderately strong in appeal the aroma was quite tempting and gave me hope and something to look forward to in the flavor, while I patiently waited still for that damn foamy structure to collapse.

T: The flavor was sweet grains with a bright fresh piney hopping wetting the whistle. Wet citrus with a good sweet backing of toasted grains were quick off the finish. A wet kiss of lemony zest hopping finishes thing off giving this much incentive looking forward to the next sip.

M: sharp and bubbly, very crisp and perfect per style with a solid carbonation jazzing things up. The body was slightly creamy while the fade was composed of fresh lemons that was fairly quick and clean off the tongue.

D: Very good drinkability, perhaps it's strong point. A nice balance of sweet grains and wet citrusy hopping makes this a six pack worthy purchase and a fine example of session material. Overall fairly solid from start to finish with a low abv giving you incentive to drink more.

Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tapered pint.

Bright saturated golden orange, dense sheets of lacing drip all down the glass in semi-concentric patterns. Good retention, foam never breaks for the duration of the glass..

Aromas of pale malt and vague citrus peel.

Smooth feel, barley husks and pale malt sweetness upfront, light citrus impression in the back. Clean and somewhat nondescript, a light bitterness qualifies some hop presence. No off flavors and certainly fresh. Not bad, clean and easily sessionable.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange tinged golden color with a small, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus hops.

Tastes of the hops upfront with a decent malt backbone. Hops lead off with citrus and grass notes. Not particularly bitter. Malts come in and a little grainy sweetness along with some bread notes. Everything is very light and the beer comes off as a little bland.

Mouthfeel is light with a small amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a mediocre beer that I would pass on.

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass
A – Hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger head that dissipated quickly to a thin layer with something you might call lacing 3.5
S – Strong peach, florals, pale malt sweetness, mild orange citrus 4
T – Grains, moderate pine, a toasty character with mild orange zest sour bitterness finish, crisp & dry 3.5
M – Upper moderate carbonation, light body, clean and refreshing 4
O – An interesting beer I recommend trying. Nearly added my thought that I would like a bit more caramel malt profile… but didn’t because then this light very drinkable APA that was a curve ball for me would be different. I believe this would be a good session beer for friends that may not all be beer lovers. 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uh oh, more organic beer... let's see how this goes. Into the nonic pint glass you go.

A very uniform pin head sized bubbled head, foamy with good retention, off white in color, sits on a bit of a hazy cloudy dull lemon yellow. Some rising cola carbonation can be seen, but kind of lifeless.

Great mild hop citrus nose on this. Faint lemon and apricot sweetness. Real nice and airy, subtle, but I really like this nose. It's like a mild IPA.

Taste is kind of dry and chalky, but overall ok. Subdued crisp malt quite flat mouthfeel like a lot of organic made beers to me. Still brings a good fruit palate matching on the nose, with a light body.

Overall this pretty good for a low abv beer.

Photo of wedge
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/20/11

Pours a clear yellow-gold with a nice fluffy, white blanket of a head on top. Lightly hoppy nose...mild biscuit malt, juicy grapefruit and lemon. Light in the flavor as well, clearly a low ABV session beer, but tasty in its overall mildness. Green and oily with a slight bitterness. Some floral and herbal notes; touch of grain. Light body, slightly bitter, and a bit drying. I only bought a single, but I imagine it would be easy to drink quite a few of these in a sitting. A simple, light, APA.

EDIT: From a can...picking up a bit more lime than lemon in the aroma this time around. Very floral, green, and refreshing. Good, sessionable beer and definitely worthy of a six-pack purchase once in a while. Really nice on tap too.

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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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