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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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BA SCORE
80
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538 Ratings
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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 06:20:30 | More by DrDemento456
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iskeptopotamus

California

3/5  rDev -15%

02-11-2012 11:01:29 | More by iskeptopotamus
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EasyReader

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -15%

02-10-2012 18:43:57 | More by EasyReader
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sneefcity

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-10-2012 17:03:31 | More by sneefcity
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 19:33:37 | More by smakawhat
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

02-04-2012 03:35:50 | More by Lawnboy33
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pperez38

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-28-2012 18:08:37 | More by pperez38
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-27-2012 00:30:52 | More by Lantern
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DCon

Missouri

3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Bayou in Salt Lake City, UT for $4. Tapped from the Orange/Light Red Tap Handle w/ WYLD on it into a 16oz Bayou Pint Glass.

Aroma- Starts with a dry-hopped aroma thats definitely a must in a positive review for me with this style. Has some mango, citrus, and other fruits hanging with the hop aroma too.

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger, frothy head that has great retention. Has a golden colored body that is clear. Leaves thick rings of lacing behind.

Flavor- Has a slight mango flavor from the beginning and then is clearly well balanced between hop and malt flavors. Doesn't come off strong at all for an APA. The dry hopped aroma comes into play with the taste too. Light bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and only light hops left on the palate.

Overall Impression- Not all that WYLD of an APA for me... Everything very subtle and easy going. I've always wanted to try this because of the name and now you have it. Above average beer but Uinta has MANY others to offer that I'm going to seek out now.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2012 21:42:31 | More by DCon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 07:28:27 | More by TMoney2591
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mtparty37

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

01-25-2012 21:03:14 | More by mtparty37
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15%

01-18-2012 01:03:08 | More by edwardkersh
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear and yellow with a thin white head.

S - citrus and tropical fruits

T - bitter bite upfront with some grainy like taste midway finishing tart and dry.

F - lighter bodied with a crisp feel.

O - not amongst the best but still better than a lot of beers in this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 22:29:46 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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gcotts

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

01-16-2012 00:58:53 | More by gcotts
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FunkyMacGroovin

California

5/5  rDev +41.6%

01-07-2012 20:09:07 | More by FunkyMacGroovin
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Muse

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I found this in a local "organic" grocery and picked it up on a whim. I don't have a preference either way for organics (I think it's often a bit of a crock, but that's beside the point).

This beer surprised me. I love a good, crisp, hoppy pale ale, and this delivers nicely. Very clean, light in body, with very refreshing mouthfeel.

Some have described it as thin or watery. I think that's harsh. Don't expect an Arrogant Bastard here, this is indeed a light ale. But if you're looking for something flavorful to bring to a party that can go a long way, it's a winner.

It's become my current go-to for an around-the-house pale ale, and I'd definitely recommend you give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 00:37:53 | More by Muse
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

1.7/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Serving Type - Bottle
Decanted into Pint-tumbler

A - Unimpressive head, very thin and quickly dissipates, unattractive yellow-gold color

S - A very thin nose of tropical fruit - peach - apricot - and grain. Very faint

T - Extreme lack of flavor. This tastes as if someone mixed tonic water and a fruity wheat beer together - not at all resembling a good pale ale

M - Stinging tonic carbonation...extremely thin and water

Ovearall - Once and a while I give an Organic beer a shot...and once again I am let down with the result - Not a good beer, and definitely a bad pale ale. Don't bother with this one.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 18:55:50 | More by HopHeadRyan
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 19:30:30 | More by scruffwhor
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haddyhustle302

Delaware

5/5  rDev +41.6%

12-09-2011 18:18:31 | More by haddyhustle302
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Tone

Missouri

3.6/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 04:44:38 | More by Tone
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 03:59:36 | More by Knapp85
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chodinheaven

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A slightly hazy golden yellow-orange color with a thick shock-white head on top. Excellent retention and lacing. The smell is fruity, orange mostly, backed by lemon and wheat. A strange mustiness looms lightly in the background, but not too badly.

A little watery in mouthfeel, which definitely takes away a bit from some good flavors. The 4% ABV is noticeable in that it seems to lack body. As for the taste, it has a very light bitterness that attempts to give this one some character, but falls short and that musty wheat taste prevails. The citrus can't seem to stand up to it either, making for a rather disappointing overall experience. What citrus is there is like an underripe orange, not quite at its full flavor potential. It finishes dryish, with a wheaty aftertaste that is a bit distracting. The drinkability is high with it at the low ABV, but the flavor just isn't quite there. Not a terrible beer, but I probably won't look for this again. I enjoyed a few of their other ones a lot however, so I will still buy others that I see from Uinta.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 04:39:12 | More by chodinheaven
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-25-2011 17:04:49 | More by nmann08
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-25-2011 05:22:13 | More by barnzy78
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lokiikol

Maryland

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-24-2011 21:14:52 | More by lokiikol
Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.