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Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 458
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%


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

29 IBU

(Beer added by: rowew on 04-01-2009)
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2014 20:07:31 | More by KYGunner
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.11/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served an amber colored brew with a one finger pure white fluffy head. The head fades fast to a thin film leaving a very light level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is very light overall, but consists of some light bready smells as well as aromas of lighter fruits (apple, pear and orange) and citrus hop aromas of a more grapefruit and lemon variety.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and biscuit taste with an upfront showing of some citrus hop tastes of a grapefruit nature. As the flavors advance a light sweetness of brown sugar and honey comes to the tongue as well as a small amount of an orange and pear fruit taste. The brew by no means takes on a sweet taste at this point however, as some flavors of a more grassy and herbal hop as well as an intensification of the grapefruit hop come to the tongue. In the end one is left with a somewhat off slightly sweet and rather citrus bitter hopped bready taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is quite high with tons of fizzy carbonation bubbles. The feel is quite appropriate for the more session style of the brew and make it quite easy to drink.

Overall – An alright APA, although there is something a bit off at the end of the taste with the combination of the bitter grapefruit hop and light honey and brown sugar sweetness, with the two combining in a not so harmonious fashion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 00:17:23 | More by Darkmagus82
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wyld Extra Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV: 4.00 %

LOOK: Pale orange colored brew with fine clarity. Active carbonation rising to an inch of pillowy foam. Leaves some lace down the glass.

SMELL: Aromas of orange, lemon, grass, hay and herbs are all there in full effect. Inviting aroma of pale ale goodness.

TASTE: Orange and grapefruit zest, mild tropical like note, resinous hop notes, grass, and a light caramel base. Very flavorful with loads of hop notes packed into a 4% pale ale. Impressive showing.

FEEL: Light bodied, well carbonated, even finish, clean, it is what it should be.

OVERALL: A great tasting pale ale from Uinta brewing. Their success in brewing seems to be the subtleties and solid flavor of all their beers. This is no different; a world class pale ale especially adept for sessions.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2012 21:49:48 | More by Stinkypuss
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BucannonXC5

California

4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, Calif., on July 14, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Golden honey orange color. One finger of head when I got it that slowly dissipated. Light white lacing with good retention all around.

Smelled a potent whiff of citrus hops, mainly grapefruit and lemon. Lots of bitter notes, but refreshing, making me want to try it.

Got a sharp taste of citrus bitter hops up front, giving way to a refreshingly clean finish. Grapefuit, tangerine, orange and lemon led the way. Very bitter overall. Seems a lot stronger than 4 percent.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-below average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

Just a great beer for the summer. Another good beer from Uinta.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2012 19:10:00 | More by BucannonXC5
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2012 23:36:03 | More by tdm168
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong aroma is quite hoppy and piney, with a hint of citrus, more like an IPA than a "regular" pale ale. It pours a typical but still appealing clear amber with a decent off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor is quite hoppy with a malty undertone and hints of caramel and sour citrus. Texture is smooth and somewhat fizzy, leaving a nice hoppy tingle. You can just about taste the wilderness.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 20:25:38 | More by Cyberkedi
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DCon

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Bayou in Salt Lake City, UT for $4. Tapped from the Orange/Light Red Tap Handle w/ WYLD on it into a 16oz Bayou Pint Glass.

Aroma- Starts with a dry-hopped aroma thats definitely a must in a positive review for me with this style. Has some mango, citrus, and other fruits hanging with the hop aroma too.

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger, frothy head that has great retention. Has a golden colored body that is clear. Leaves thick rings of lacing behind.

Flavor- Has a slight mango flavor from the beginning and then is clearly well balanced between hop and malt flavors. Doesn't come off strong at all for an APA. The dry hopped aroma comes into play with the taste too. Light bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and only light hops left on the palate.

Overall Impression- Not all that WYLD of an APA for me... Everything very subtle and easy going. I've always wanted to try this because of the name and now you have it. Above average beer but Uinta has MANY others to offer that I'm going to seek out now.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2012 21:42:31 | More by DCon
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emerge077

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2011 23:58:57 | More by emerge077
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beagle75

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a goblet at Brix in Sunset Beach.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy step-wise lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly assertive toasted grain is paired with savory herbal hops in an appealing and unusual way for a pale ale. Banana esters and bready yeast also add some hefeweizen elements, making for an interesting, if unconventional, smell.

T: Begins dry, with strong floral and herbaceous hops that keep their dominance over acidity that rises early but tapers off well before becoming distracting. A spike of dynamic lemon--juice and zest--ushers in the grainy middle that is rich with pilsner malt (but without the usual attendant honey flavor). The finish is mild, faintly floral, and toasty, with restrained bitterness.

M: Thin viscosity, wet on the palate but leaves a slow-growing acidic glow, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a light and easy-going pale ale that might seem unique if others brewed in a similar vein had not been recently encountered. It does not fall far from the English Thornbridge Brewery's Kipling, with a similar pairing of pilsner malt and savory floral hops. It also looks like Cismontane's Pandion pale ale, coming in at a few shades lighter than the norm for the style, although that other beer presents a more focused West Coast hop profile as influenced by the citra cultivar.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2011 15:52:29 | More by beagle75
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Halcyondays

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours yellow with a medium fizzy white head, good lace.

S: Bit of a soapy aspect, green with some grapefruit.

T: Noticable citrus, lemon and pink grapefruit. Has a somewhat sweet hop character. There was a gorgeous pilsner malt finish which I really enjoyed.

M: Light-bodied, it's 4% but it carries it well. Never watery or thin, frothy and smooth.

O: A very solid pale ale, good hop flavour and a true session beer, my first from Uinta and their ilk.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2011 22:18:54 | More by Halcyondays
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BeerIsland

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2010 13:59:15 | More by BeerIsland
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plaid75

New York

4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a fruity sweet orange hop with a light caramel malt.

The taste consisted of vibtant upfront orange and citrus hop that evolved into a dry grapefruit-like hop. There was a good malt backbone with a doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a tasty, fruity and very easy to drink ale.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2009 15:46:20 | More by plaid75
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KylightZone

Utah

4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The lighter golden color surprised me for sure. Nice fluffy head that left some decent lacing.

S: Decent amount of floral and citrus hops followed by some sweet malty goodness.

T: The citrus hops are nice and carry all the way through the entirety of this brew. Followed by some soft malts and a crisp bready characteristic.

M: Simple to drink, light-medium body.

Notes: I love utah beers mainly because of their easy drinking ability. Session brews all the way!

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2008 05:36:28 | More by KylightZone
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delta490

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 20:39:12 | More by delta490
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mactrail

California

3.41/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and tangy ultra-light brew. Clear amber with just a shade of brownish. Fine-grained white foam is attractive and lasts well. Quite spritzy in the mouth. Aroma is pleasantly beery with a whiff of hops and roasted grain.

There is a little roast malt flavor, but overall it is sharpish and prickly. Some faint hop flavors, slightly herbal. A light bitter twang finishes things off. This has a lot of the club soda taste but it goes down nicely.

This is the classic light-weight brew that has just a quiver of flavor. Not much to say about this, but it's clean and beery. From the 12 oz can purchased at Emigration Market in Salt Lake City.

Serving type: can

03-19-2014 22:00:54 | More by mactrail
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Brew_Bro

Florida

2.3/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Other than the smell I can't even tell this is really a pale ale.

The mouthfeel is very thin with minimal carbonation.

Appearance was not good at all. I didn't even get a quarter of a finger head on it and I always pour heavy for a big head. Very unusual for me. The color is a slightly darker than a Budweiser.

The taste is basically a watered down pale ale. It's as if someone poured half a glass of water and half a glass of pale ale into my glass. Terrible.

Overall this is one of the worst pale ales I've ever had. I can't find an ABV% at all on the bottle but at least there is a best by date on it : May 2014. Which means it's not even bad because it's old. It's just a bad pale ale in all respects except maybe smell which is average at best for this pale ale.

Which sums up my review of this beer quite well - Even the best part about this beer is only average at best.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 20:35:58 | More by Brew_Bro
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babaracas

Florida

3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with billowing dense white head. Thick rings of lace down the glass, great retention. Smell: light biscuit, light citrus, pine and apricot. Taste: crackery malt with a little extra fruit sweetness, grapefruit and pine - not a lot. Nice, actually. Best before mid May '14.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 01:58:17 | More by babaracas
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poolemhore

Maine

3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - copper hue with a nice white foamy head which persists through the drinking

S - Earthy and a bit of citrus/pine

T - Very mild, slightly sweet with a twinge of lingering bitterness at the end

M - A tiny tingle on the tongue, mostly very smooth and not a whole lot going on here

O - Give this a 4 overall because its an extremely session able beer whose niche is to be drank from the can on the trail. Not very exciting out of a glass.

Serving type: can

02-16-2014 22:50:52 | More by poolemhore
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jwchestnut

Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

nice amber, orange color with a white fluffy head. the smell is mostly candied fruits, lots of sweet malts mixed with grapefruit and other tropical fruits. the taste is subdued on the fruity hops but still sweet. maybe a little more grassy than in the nose. i really enjoyed drinking this one - went down super easy with nice medium carbonation. all in all i was really happy with this one and will certainly have again.

Serving type: can

02-15-2014 04:12:36 | More by jwchestnut
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before settling at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Mildly hoppy aroma brings some citrus to the table along with some grassy notes.

T- Flavor follows suit with a moderate bitterness and some light grapefruit. Nice Bready malt to balance.

M- Slightly oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A great pale ale for sessioning due to the low ABV. Doesn't skimp on taste either.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 18:18:34 | More by Immortale25
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear gold with a creamy, lingering white mousse.

S: Caramel, crackers, biscuits, and minerals mingle with grass, herbs, lemon, and pine on the nose.

T: Notes of pine, cedar, lemon, lime, grass, and herbs come to the fore on the entry, but are soon balanced by traces of caramel, biscuit, cream, crackers, and minerals. The finish is clipped and mildly bitter with pine and lemon notes underscored by minerals, biscuits, and crackers.

M: Medium-bodied and fairly dry for the style. Carbonation is very active and crisp. This ale is very easy to drink and would make a solid session beer.

O: The best thing I can say about this ale is that it is very solid. It's not particularly adventurous and it definitely doesn't do anything surprising or unexpected, but taken purely as a hoppy session ale, one could do far, far worse.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 14:58:56 | More by mrfrancis
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Legend_of_Troybrau

Rhode Island

2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A) 3.5- Pours a nice orangy gold. A small head quickly dissolves over the surface of this beer.

S) 2.25- Little aroma to speak of. It has a slight hoppiness.

T) 3.0- Medium malts and hops... The initial hops seem to compete for flavor prominance, despite their differences. There is a tanginess to that effect. The light bitter finish is nice.

M) 3.25- Very light overall. The hop effect starts slow, grows, and lingers awhile.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 19:58:18 | More by Legend_of_Troybrau
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Can from The Lazy dog
Pours a hazy light golden color with a smallish white head that dissipate quickly leaving spotty lace on the way down. Earthy citrus and pine aromas with a solid bready caramel maltiness to back it up. The flavor follows the aroma but is a bit less sweet than expected. Bready caramel with a mineral water feel to it offset with bits of citrus and pine. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost watery mouthfeel. Great little sessionable beer right here. The hop aroma was spot on, but I would have loved just a hint more hop flavor.

Serving type: can

01-06-2014 00:02:56 | More by johnnnniee
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.16/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head with some retention. The head is a pure cotton-white while the body is a dull pale amber which shows slight notes of golden straw when held up to the light. Lacing tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Fairly typical aroma for a pale ale. Lots of citrus- mostly orange and orange peel with some lemon and grapefruit. A little bit of peach with some notes of pine and resin in the background. Some presence but little complexity. Swirling doesn't add anything.

Taste- Starts of with the citrus of the nose but it's a lot weaker and fairly thin. Weak orange and orange peel and not many of the other notes on the nose. Light pine and resin with a slight bit of earwax on the finish. Spiciness mixed with an unusual grittiness on the finish. Really disrupts the flavor profile and has no place in a pale ale. Some caramel, a bit of lemon. No real flaws but lacking in complexity and presence. A long way away from being in the same class as SNPA or Red Chair. Not much more for me to comment on other than the fact that this is a fairy mediocre beer. Just average- nothing less, nothing more.

Mouthfeel- Just a little more than light bodied with light carbonation. Some grittiness. A little bit of chalk.

Drinkability- Goes down pretty much like water. This is mostly because it tastes like slightly flavored water. Not bad but definitely not worth buying again.

Overall- Just average. If you're looking for something light with low alcohol, I would give it a try. Otherwise, I would pass on this.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 01:50:27 | More by artoolemomo
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a small schooner. Pours a dull burnt orange with a hazy clarity. Head is loose, off-white and quickly dissipates towards the shoulders, leaving a residual soapy slick. Some spots of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses light biscuit malts and a trace of fruity esters. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a noble hops presence at the finish. There's also a little citric acid interspersed throughout the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation and a hint of acidity. Overall an easy drinking session beer, but not much flavor. That said, I'd be interested to see this beer on-cask.

Serving type: can

12-22-2013 19:58:10 | More by Jwale73
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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 458 ratings.