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Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale

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597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 38 | 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:
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.59/5  rDev +2%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

djrn2, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

zestar, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -14.8%

spycow, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

acurtis, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +13.6%

nmann08, Nov 25, 2011
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.

metter98, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Texasfan549, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
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

brentk56, Nov 25, 2009
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.

BEERchitect, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

kjkinsey, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

womencantsail, May 13, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

kylehay2004, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of Knapp85
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Knapp85, Dec 03, 2011
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.

ChainGangGuy, Oct 20, 2008
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

emerge077, Sep 10, 2011
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.

NeroFiddled, May 14, 2009
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Aug 02, 2007
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.

RblWthACoz, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

jlindros, Jun 09, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

mactrail, Mar 19, 2014
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.

WesWes, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 28, 2013
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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.