Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 73 | 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: 693 | Reviews: 187
Photo of johnnnniee
3.82/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, orange-copper coloring with a sparse, filmy, clingy, white surface coat of head. Nose of caramel, pepper, orange, grapefruit, floral highlights, and resin. Very balanced nose. Flavors are bitter and slightly spice forward, with an overall roasted quality. Slight toffee notes present themselves mid-tongue, but somewhat watered down. The spice and bitter hops profiles overtake the palate towards the end, tipping any trace of balance that may have been there before. Thin, effervesced body that comes off watery. The aftertaste is short lived, with a touch of caramel mixed in with pepper spice. Clean, but lackluster finish. The beer is watered down a bit, making it "drinkable" by definition, but not overly alluring to be drank in quantity. Just misses some punch in the flavor profiles.

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

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

Pours a slight hazy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is mostly hoppy, some nice malts thrown in, some spices, and some caramel. The taste is mostly hoppy, with some spices, and caramel. The finish is dry, with a nice bitter hop. Light-Medium body. Drinkable, a nice summer brew.

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 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 vfgccp
2.73/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Light golden honey. Nice white head that settles into little pillows of cream. Nice lace.

S - Very light aroma. Woody hops, spruce. Light pine.

T - Pine. Touch of almost saison-like funk. Light malt. Coriander.

M - Waxy, mildly sweet finish. Unfortunately watery.

O - Ok flavor but the mouthfeel really holds it back.

Photo of Tone
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. Two inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong pine, hops, slight citrus, hint of earthy malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pine, floral hops, slight citrus hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, and body. The floral/pine flavors are too strong for this beer to be considered well blended.

Photo of flagmantho
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad at all!

Smell: a bit dry with a definite graininess. There's an earthy, noble hop quality here. Overall, perhaps not my favorite, but not bad.

Taste: very grainy and dry with a little bit of biscuity character that I don't love. Hops, again, are earthy and noble, and bitterness is good for the style. It's not bad, but again, something about the biscuit and the grain don't work perfectly for me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a very good level of carbonation and a springy, satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a pretty refreshing and drinkable beer, although it isn't perfect. I really do like the quaffability here, though; it could be a good barbecue beer.

Photo of Brad007
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a cross between pale and gold with a decent head into my glass. This beer also came out of the Ryan & Casey pre-mixed sixer.

Ok. I realize this comes from Utah and is only 4%. Still, there's something inviting about the malt.

Clean, buttery bread essence with just a touch of hops. A bit watery?

Very light on the mouthfeel. Kind of boring if you ask me.

Gotta give them credit. It's not easy to make something drinkable at 4%. Still, it goes down good on a hot evening.

Photo of scruffwhor
2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Metallic like tinge to this copper and bronze colored brew. Great head and great foam, mediocre bubbling.

Nice , Springy grapefruit citrus hop aroma. Add to that some toasted crackers and bread crust.

Taste has watery toasted cracker malt, light citric hops. This APA tastes diluted, not bad tasting, just lacking flavor.

Sessionable if you like watered down tasting pale ales.

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2

Appearance - Clear gold colour with a large size frothy and fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and caramel mixed with hops. There is also some pineapple, apricot and grapefruit.

Overall - A solid easy drinking APA. Uinta is turning out to be one of my favourite brewers.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boy this beer seems to be all over the place!
Extra but it's ABV is like a session ale. Aggressively hopped yet under 30 IBU.

Here goes!

A - As expected on the lighter of amber browns. More yellow or orange with a 1/4 inch of head and sticky lacing.

S - Smells moderately hopped with pale malts and a good level pf sweetness.

T - Well it's a pretty good session ale I give it that. A nice bit of hops and then some sweet malts. Very drinkable not sure of the hate.

M - Well duh it's gonna be light. Freaking 4% ABV!

Overall I didn't like the Barleywine but this session ale is pretty nice.

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of Jwale73
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours pale but not extra pale. The body of the beer is a very light orange hue. Body is also transparent. Head is minimal and quite white. Head leaves decent lacing however.

S-I find the nose to be quite attractive. Nose is predominantly citrus rind hops. Floral hops are noticeable as well. Almost has a sort of green vegetal aroma as well. Pale malts, and some sweet and lightly bready notes as well. I enjoy the nose.

T-The flavor falters a bit but is still more enjoyable than expected. Flavor is akin to the nose but not as hop forward. Still, the balance and individuality of the hop bouquet make this beer an easy-sipping winner in my book.

M-The feel is super-light with plentiful amounts of bubbles the zap the tongue. A light bitterness wraps up and overall pleasant feel and flavor.

O/D-Overall, I enjoyed this one. I am quickly finding an appreciation for APAs (even the mellow ones). I enjoy the hop flavors here and the balance is nice. Not mind-boggling, but flavorful enough to keep this glass in-hand.

Photo of sweemzander
2.92/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a pale orange color. Produced a small white head of froth, Minimal lace.

(S)- A nice drying pine needle and a subtle yeasty lemon and orange citrus.

(T)- Some lemon and orange citrus with caramel malt. Some pine shows up, but quickly flows into a heavy yeast spiciness.

(M)- A good carbonation level. The balance is fair, but kind of strange with that heavy yeast bit in there.

(D)- Not bad, but perhaps a tad disjointed.

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 mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.14/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

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

A- Poured into a pint glass with an apple-juice like hue, deep gold. A white head forms with a nice creamy texture and retains well. Finely bubbled ring leaves spotty lace randomly around the glass.

S- Extra pale ale backbone with notes of light caramel, yeast bread and light fruits. Dry hopping works to add a tiny hint of citrus fruits.

T- The yeast bread and light malts shine through here providing a full backdrop for the other flavors like hops, caramel and apple/light fruit. The dry hops round it out with citrus, herbal and pine notes without adding much bitterness.

MF- Light, crisp body that just has that refreshing feel. It resembles soda a bit but has the right substance to support the flavors present. Light bitterness on the palate.

Dry hopping adds just enough flavor here to make it a good extra pale ale. Another solid Uinta offering that I could pick up anytime and enjoy. Would make an excellent cookout beer or something to gateway people into craft beer with.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

decent pale ale - mild hop and malt flavors, easy to drink

Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.