Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale

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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 UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 1/7/13.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to an island of film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. There is a bit of sediment that sinks to the bottom of the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some fruity peach-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some nice but somewhat subdued aromas and flavors.

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light copper in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high head that quickly died down leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. It also left a bit of lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of citrus hops in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has a good amount of grapefruit flavors from the hops but is only accompanied by a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a bit of crispness. It has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed this beer because the relatively light-bodied nature made it easy drinking and it had all of the hop aromas and flavors that you would expect from a West Coast IPA but without the alcohol and bitterness.

Photo of brentk56
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a massive head that sticks well and leaves shards of lace

Smell: A rather vegatal aroma (DMS) that smells a bit tea-like though there is a hoppy character as well

Taste: Opems with a grainy character that moves in a bitter lemony/grapefruit direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the grainy flavors return to dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and rather watery, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Rather nicely flavored but a bit watery

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity to re-visit this as my first experience with this beer was a lot worse

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 Knapp85
3.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured out as a lightly hazy golden color wit ha fizzy white head on top. The smell of the beer was a little hoppy but also had some earthy malt in there too. The taste of the beer was alright, nothing too crazy really, it was bitter mostly from start to finish. The mouthfeel was moderately carbonated and light bodied. Overall this brew wasn't too bad, just not something I'd seek out in the future.

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 womencantsail
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a soapy white head and some spotty lacing.

S: Starts off with a really intense hop aroma of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Hints of grass and floral notes are also present. There is a moderate breadiness, but unfortunately also a little bit of butter.

T: Floral hops with a nice grapefruit bite up front. A touch of orange peel which adds to the moderate bitterness of the beer. Toasted malts and bread give a decent amount of sweetness.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: Thought this was a pretty good beer overall. Pretty light and easy to drink pale ale.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.95/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow-orange body with a thin ring of bubbles on top.

Smell: Citrus scent steps aside as some watered down malts shamble by.

Taste: Thin, vapid maltiness and no apparent sweetness. Citrusy hops and an accompanying grapefruit taste along with a medium bitterness. Lacks that malt backbone all the way to the finish that can't come a moment too soon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Average at best. This one definitely won't be catching on like wildfire.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Four +, Uinta...apparently they're the same...? Fair enough, I guess. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light mango, light pineapple, honey, very light caramel, and light lemon zest. The taste is similarly fruity, with mandarin orange now taking over as the dominant character. I think I get some passion fruit in there somewhere as well, though I could be mistaken. A nice caramel backbone passes through it all nonchalantly, confidently. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a somewhat surprisingly good brew, one that I would certainly not mind revisiting. A few times. Yup.

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 TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold brown color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma has an intense burst of floral hops along with some citrus and caramelized malt.

T: The just like the smell, the taste starts out with a strong but pale hops bitterness, thus justifying the fact that “Extra Pale Ale” is printed on the label. The malt character is on the light side and there’s a little bit of citrus sweetness in there. However, the most surprising thing about the taste of this beer is that it didn’t have the same nasty bite that most organic beer that I’ve tried have. I’m guessing the hops intensity is what covers it, but it works. The after-taste is bitter and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easy, not very filling, very good representation of style, it’s a good beer to drink for the duration of an evening, especially if you want a beer with a lighter kick but a whole lot of flavor and I guess it works if you’re into the organic thing too.

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

Light fizzy fluffy head sticks around for a while, light lacing, crystal clear golden pilsner color with lots of bubbles rising.

Nose brings some light noble grassy hops, very light crisp ale malts, slight hay like straw.

Taste starts with a bready malt, much maltier than I expected, grainy malts, light hay and straw rustic taste, with that is some grassy noble hops and fruity hops. Finishes semi dry and a bit crisp, malty grainy flavors lingering and light hops.

Moth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall surprisingly decent, nothing special but I had low expectations and its pretty good. Nice hop presence, the malts are ok but get a bit too grainy.

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

Beer #25 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Don't know why, but I've held off in trying this one numerous times. I think seeing the rating on it may have jaded me from giving it a shot earlier on.

This is actually fairly good. It is mellow, in comparison to the really out there pale ales that a lot of people are making. A heavy malt base supports a clear hop influence, but not to the tone that you come to expect for the style. I don't really hold this against the obnoxious interpretations of an apa, to be honest. I am letting this stand on its own, and I can say that it is a good pale ale. Not quite as rounded as I would like, but it works. Carbonation is a bit high and biting, but it doesn't really matter.

Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderate head that leaves some streaky lace on the glass. Settles to a thin layer of variably sized bubbles. Gold to amber color and clear.

Prickly pine hop aroma dominates. Light grapefruit in the background. I detect no malts.

The malt shows up in the flavor but this is still a tale of the bittering hops. Less resiny than the smell, more white pepper, especially in the swallow. The aftertaste is surprisingly short-lived. Decent body.

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

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a simple pale and biscuit malt scent along with a mild hop nose. It's light with a touch of bready character. The taste is decent. It has a smooth pale and biscuit malt character. It's light and refreshing, yet full flavored and highly drinkable. It goes down easy with a touch of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a no frills pale ale that's certified organic and quite delicious.

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles July 2009; Sampled March 2010
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces three fingers of frothy, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold hue that shows an almost brilliantly clear, light straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice citrus hop component to it that mixes pleasingly with a floral, peach like fruitiness. Underneath this expressive hop character is a hint of cracker-like malt character. Based on the nose, this is my kind of Pale Ale.

Fairly dry tasting, which really subdues the expressive hop frutiness found in the aroma. The beer is quite light as well, which makes this eminently quaffable and something I would mind as a cool refresher on a hot Summer's day. Herbal hop notes and a touch of pine, as well as solid bitterness all play a big role here in the flavor. I am not sure that they are bigger than the citrus / fruit flavors, but b/c these are so subdued as compared the the aroma, I seem to notice the others first. Still there is a solid hop character that contributes flavors of tangerine, expressive lychee, and even some floral peach notes, each of which becomes more apparent as my palate adjusts and as the beer warms up. Cracker like grain notes become more noticeable as the beer warms, and there is also a soft, honey-like grain quality that comes out as well; this last is definitely accentuated by the floral hop notes.

This is actually a pretty damn solid Pale Ale; I wasn't expecting much here, but this is actually quite good and I would happily while away a hot afternoon with a couple bottles of this on hand. I could wish for just a hint more body and malt character perhaps (as this would boost the fruity hop flavors), but then that would kill how light, refreshing and easy drinking this beer is.

Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I CAN't understand why we CAN't review multiple serving types as we once could, or else I am missing a trick that others may know. My local, in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped off a number of CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM) and this was one of them. Today is 06-10-2013 and the following review is for a CAN:

From the CAN: "Brewed with ORGANIC barley malt"; "98.6% Organic Ingredients".

The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and so I allowed it to settle a little before moving to an inverted Glug. This produced just over two fingers of foamy, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy deep-gold. Nose was redolent with resinous pine hops and I again found myself wondering where APAs leave off and AIPAs begin. Please do not misconstrue this to mean that I am complaining, but instead just openly mulling a long-standing question for myself. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of peaches, believe it or not! It was totally unexpected and it was not as if I had been eating peaches or even had anything to do with peaches recently. That is simply what it tasted like. The flavor and the medium body made it eminently drinkable and it was half-finished before I realized the pace that I was setting for myself. Finish was semi-sweet and still quite peachy.

The following is my original review from a bottle:

A mini-trade with my colleague, Sam Knocken, netted me this and several other Uinta beers. That works!

From the bottle: "Earth, Wind and Beer Unleashed by Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City Utah"; "For best flavor enjoy in a glass"; "Brewed with renewable power"; "Extra Pale Ale".

Unleash the hops! My pour not only created a finger of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention, but my kitchen smells like someone is cutting open a bunch of grapefruits. Yum! Color was a deep orangish-amber with just a hint of haze. Leaning in, I could also smell biscuit-y malts to accompany the citrusiness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was pure grapefruit. Finish was dry, not gaspingly so, but still very dry. If the ABV truly is only 4%, this would make for a highly sessionable beer. Me likee.

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 Halcyondays
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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 Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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 lacqueredmouse
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wyld is a herbal supplement sold as an aphrodisiac in Australia. Apparently, it's also an American Pale Ale from Salt Lake City. Well, let's see if this one gets my motor running.

Pours a pale golden colour, light for a pale ale, although perfectly reasonable all the same. Head is filmy and large-bubbled, only forming and fizzing out in the first couple of seconds after pouring. Overall, it looks rather reminiscent of a slightly deeper coloured pale lager, and I can't say it's overall particularly appealing.

Nose oddly flexes between a type of grainy, lagery skunkiness and a lightly citric hop character. Indeed, it's not entirely unpleasant: the sweaty grain character gives it some depth beyond the hop fragrance, and the hop fragrance masks some of the more unpleasant aromas from the grain. An interesting mix.

Taste has more trouble disguising some of the very lagery grain characters, and the big smack of pungent yeast that wells up on the back. Indeed, this reminds me of some of the worst aspects of the Australian macro lager industry, with the yeastiness providing the malignant aftertaste. There are some hops, and these do lend a pleasant citrus flavour to the front, but there's little bitterness on the back to clear up the rest.

Unfortunately, it's very light overall, in flavour and in texture, meaning that the small unpleasantness gets amplified by having nothing else to hide behind.

A very average beer, and not one I'm particularly enamoured of. Suffice it to say that this is unlikely to get me revved up for a trip to the bedroom.

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a yellowish, light golden color with good carbonation leavign a nice medium white cap, some bubbles and lacing is present after aminute or two

S: Nose is lighter pine notes with citrus and tropical fruits; melons, apricots and lemon zest

T: Not exactly sure what happened between the nose and taste here but the nose leads me to believe this beer was going to pack a little more punch in the flavor department. However, this beer is not bad. It starts out with a Pale malt, light biscuit with a very light citrus and pine note, melon as well

M: This beer is 4% ABV an danyone who drinks this should first examine that this is a sessionable Pale Ale versus a West Coast hopped out Pale. The mouthfeel is plain, light with some light hop bite and sweetness. Well carbonated and lightly refreshing

O: Not a bad beer but they should consider taking the "Extra" out of the name renaming it "Session Pale Ale"

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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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