1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

662 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 662
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 5
Gots: 60 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 662 | Reviews: 179
Photo of G-Hawk
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ESeab
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured golden with thin white head. Not much much of an aroma on this one . The taste was a straight forward pale ale, touch of citrus, touch of hops, nothing crazy, but well balanced.

This was a very easy drinker with nice carbonation, a clean finish, and more flavor than you would think for a >5% abv beer. I suggest this with meals and would recommend it to both bmc and craft drinkers. I gave it a 3.75 overall because I was impressed with how much flavor there was for an organic brew. I could session this very easily.

Photo of cproioi
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Bonis
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Morey
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mfavoino
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden, hazy orange color with a finger of head. Patchy lacing.

S: Subtle fruity hops, citrus, and bready malt in the background.

T: Not very assertive citrus hop flavor, lemon, honey sweetness, and light cracker malt. Very straight forward.

M: Very light and drinkable with above average carbonation. Crisp on the tongue.

O: A less than exciting offering from Uinta. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

Photo of goldenM13
4.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of TasteTester
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of harrymel
2.81/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

best by 17MAY13

Wow, 4%?! I hope this is good, cuz I love me some low ABV beer!

Grain yellow with a solid soapy quilt of whites. Smells of grain and grassy hops, some hints of lemon, but generally simple and crisp. Taste is crackers with a touch of bread and crouton, a bit of bitter and grass flavored hops; taste is okay, but a little more malty than I'd expect from a "extra" pale ale.... Medium on thin bodied with moderate on hi carb with a wet finish. I'm indifferent to this, if it was canned, I'd be all over it for the golf course.

Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of MemphisANiD
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of sloelco
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow. Just a slight head white head.

Pine and resin in the nose.

Whoa tons of flavor here. Pear and citrus shine with plenty of pine. Bigger body than anticipate for a session ale. Still loads of hop character. The Amarillo and simcoe blend beautifully with the dry finish. Straw and biscuity notes come through in the malt character.

Really a treat and Iove that all this is packed in a 4% beer.

Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BugTownPub
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of schoolboy
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an improvement over the other I had from this brewery. It is immediately evident that this is an American style pale - there is an instant aroma that is quite prominent and hoppy. It is a nice yellow with great lacing and a smallish head.

The taste is hoppy and bitter, but mostly a good hoppy. The aftertaste follows suit and works well too.

The other Uinta I had was a too-creamy IPA but this one is much more as it should be and more enjoyable. Freshness may have been an issue with the other but this is great.

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of jondeelee
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wyld opens to an aggressively hoppy nose that would more befit a solid IPA than an extra pale ale: dandelion stem, pine resin, and eucalyptus mix with slightly lesser notes of grapefruit rind and rosewater. The hop aromas do fade rather quickly as the bottle is left open, revealing a sweet base, with lovely apricot, orange, berry, and cherry fruit esters, touches of brown sugar, and bits of light toast, hay, and biscuit adding bready notes. As a whole, the nose is admittedly light, but very enticing, featuring an excellent selection of hop and malt aromas, the balance between bitter and sweet finely tuned, and all of it not at all matching up with what is apparently a 4% ABV beverage, which usually begets weak, watery notes. Only strength of aromas prevents this from higher scores.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a bready, grainy note, heavy on whole wheat bread, Grape Nuts cereal, toast, biscuit, and hay. Hops come next, adding small layers of pine resin, grapefruit rind, and lemon, which grow over the course of the mouthful as the sugars die off. There are a fair bit of sugars in here too, including berry, apricot, and light orange fruit esters, as well as brown sugar. The aftertaste is a combination of, mainly, hops and breads, with some sugars left over, and fades with relative quickness. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, burning the tongue and soft palate and causing the beer to fizz up in the mouth.

Overall, this is decent beer; it’s just too bad the flavor couldn’t quite match up with the excellent aromas, since on the tongue the beer is far lighter and less sweet and hoppy than the nose hinted at. Still, for an incredibly low ABV (Wyld is only .7% ABV higher than Anchor’s Small Beer), this still manages some decent flavors, and would make for good beach fare.

Photo of dc4three
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of SerialHiker
2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a light harvest orange…no real bubbles, no real head…(2/5)

Smell: A nice mix of malt straightness and citrus hops…it’s funny, some smells I get way more orange/lemon and some are very malty…it’s got a really inviting aroma…(3.25/5)

Taste: Definitely extra pale…there’s like a pale beginning, a pale middle and a pale end with some citrus hops…blunt pale malts through and through here…a little, tiny bit of bitterness does do enough to add some additional flavor and make it a drinkable brew…(3/5)

Mouthfeel: light and crisp with little carbonation…it sorta comes and goes…it’s a bit watery…(2.75/5)

Overall: Definitely an extra pale ale…the flavor is good and it’s certainly a drinkable beer…as a hops guy, I am always waiting for that hoppy kick somewhere along the way and this brew just doesn’t have that…and it’s not supposed to…but what it does bring to the table is a fresh malt flavor that truly can stand alone…it is also certified organic, which I appreciate…(3/5)

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of mikehillman
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.