Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 72 | 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: 692 | Reviews: 186
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 rawfish
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold liquid from a can, small half finger white head is full of tight bubbles. The retention of the head isn't really where it should be yet manages a study dusting of lacing on the glass.

A real pungent aroma lifting from the glass "Hop Ranch Junior" comes to mind, gnarly pine, catty herbs and onion over a yellow citrus. Really opens up as the beer warms.

Grainy and slight, a watered down cereal grains with a mild grassy and lemon zest hop profile that lacks any kick or real bitterness. Grainy finish, cracker-like and prickly.

Prickly carbonation with a sessionable body. Alcohol is a non factor and has some perceived drying despite the even bitterness.

Watered down flavor and really grainy, the hop profile is gnarly and pungent, really not my type of deal but there are many a hop head that would roll around in that aroma. Easy enough to drink and the cans are a plus, otherwise pass over this one.

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 Roser
2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- the best thing about this beer is the appearance. I'd never had it before and got my hopes up after seeing it in the glass (tulip). A beautiful amber and gold hue with a huge foamy ivory head that lasted forever, and excellent lacing. Fairly cloudy/hazy, unfiltered look.

S- not much going on here, unfortunately. Sorry. I really struggled to identify noteworthy characteristics. Simply put, it smelled like beer (and reminded me more of a pilsner).

T- again, not a lot (if anything) that stood out. Bitter with some light bread notes. Very disappointing, given how great it looked in the glass.

M- light, crisp.

O- not bad, but not anything more than "ok" for me.

Cheers all!

Photo of delta490
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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 Brew_Bro
2.35/5  rDev -33.2%
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.

Photo of babaracas
3.66/5  rDev +4%
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.

Photo of poolemhore
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of jwchestnut
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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 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.

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 Legend_of_Troybrau
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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 artoolemomo
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

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 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 KFBR392
3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Thin head on the pour. Low to moderate active carbonation. Little lacing on the sides of the glass. Light golden color with accents of orange.

Smell: A gummy straw and light malt aroma jumps out of the glass. Moderate tropical hop tones. Pine and resin also come through on the back end. Straw and prairie grass are definitely the most potent aromas.

Taste: A lot of the sugary sweet malt and grassy hop tones come through. The body rides through with some subtle hop tones and a decent malt backbone. A lot of flavor for a brew with 4% abv.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinking, light, sessionable, very enjoyable.

Overall: A nice easy going extra pale ale. Reminded me of a subdued version of Two Brothers Sidekick. I continue to very much enjoy these offerings from Uinta.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've noticed that all the beers from Unita that I've reviewed now seem to have low ABV.
And Wyld is the same case coming in at 4.0 ABV.
The aroma has a floral hoppiness which is bright and fresh smelling.
On the pour I got some hazy clarity with a small white head over the amber body.
Taste is malty and dry with some bitterness at the end that lingers into the aftertaste.
Not alot hops in the taste mostly malts.
Drinks prickly over the palate and finishes clean.
This is a desent beer nothing special. It is a bit lean and ashed out in the flavor but drinks good.

Photo of mjaquillard
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - very clear, much towards the golden color rather than amber
S - great citrus aroma
T - excellent hop-front, light on the malt
M - seems a bit light for style
O - I really enjoyed this, a great hop forward PA that's easy drinking and definitely sessionable. Body is a little thin, but I'm not complaining!

Photo of Flounder57
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow color with slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grassy, floral, and citrusy hops. Light caramel and bready malts too.

Taste: Light grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, and toasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, smooth, and delicious.

Overall: A nice light and tasty APA. In a can too.

Photo of Digimaika2
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

(3.75) A: Hazy golden colour with a fairly thin head that dissipates quickly to cloud cells. Appears creamy with very nice lacing.

(3.75) S: Citrusy orange, herbal notes, tropical pineapple, grains, and spices including clove. A nice fresh aroma with citrus upfront that transitions into sweeter tropical notes. A bit of a grassy hefe or white ale aroma in there as well.

(3.5) T: Grains, muted citrus, floral notes, and some spice. Not at all what I was expecting from the aroma with many of those great qualities missing on the tongue. Slightly hoppy which provides some marginal dryness and bitterness.

(3.25) M: Light bodied with lower carbonation. No real discernible texture with little to no slickness.

(3.5) D: This would probably be a nice gateway craft beer to transition light beer friends/family over with considering the slightly hoppy nature, but still lacks a lot of that flavour that craft beer is appreciated for, even considering the lower ABV.

Photo of mcallahan
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just got out of my bar shift at the local brewery and wanted to try something new that I could also take to the river. Already impressed with Hop Notch from Uinta Brewing, I grabbed a six of WYLD EPA cans from the local beer shop. Light, but bursting with flavor, I am impressed with Uinta for bringing a tasty, craft EPA with a reasonable abv, to the can form. Yummy. Very, yummy.

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.

Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.