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Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 181
Hads: 708
Avg: 3.53
pDev: 27.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 84 | 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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Photo of beergoot
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Excellent medium-gold colored body with a thick, blocky white head; sticky lacing. Foral and pine scents; musk melon. Warm malt flavors; fruity esters; soothing hop bitterness; light, warm bread. Medium bodied; smooth; semi-dry finish.

A smooth and easy drinking beer with excellent balance of flavors and subtle taste complexities. One of the best tasting, low alcohol content beers I have had in a long time. An excellent session beer contender if you're looking for a tasty yet mild beer in that category.

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Photo of Amalak
2.26/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A. It is a completely opaque caramel color, with a big foamy head and lots of lacing. Some bubbles can be seen.

S. There's a very, very mild yeast scent.

T/M. There's an apple taste there. It's an extremely carbonated beer. There's a bit of a pear undertone. A mild-ish finish.

O. I'm not sure where they were going with this beer. It's just tangy, but there's not much of a flavor or an idea there. It's not horrible, but this is definitely a beer to pass on.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very pale orange with a one-finger foam head. No lace nor retention beyond a skim.

Light malt and grapefruit/hop notes are primary.

The hop profile sells this one. Big juicy grapefruit rind here, with a touch of fruit overall. Malt is a bit bread, transitions to a cracker note as it dries out. Rind and bitterness come in to finish. Nice drinkable hoppy ale.

Medium bodied, maybe medium light. Decent carbonation.

A nice hoppy brew that is a bit out of balance on purpose. The lighter malt makes this easy to drink without foregoing all elements of flavor. A nice little APA -- I'm surprised and will have this again.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange amber with a slight haze and some bubbles coming up from the bottom. Very scant head of white foam that fell quickly to a thin film and ring. Some soapy wet lace. Nose is very light. Gentle citrus and noble hops. Floral and herbal. Some cracker and biscuit on the nose. Soft hint of melon. Drinks really well. It's an earthy cracker malt that starts you off and travels the palate quickly. The citrus, not tart and not really sweet either, make the drink mouthwatering and thirst quenching. It drinks quickly and very light with a watery mouthfeel and some spritzy carbonation. Settles in back with a slight bitter and herbal.

This was a nice very low abv pale ale that gives the all day ipa a run for it's money. This one is the winner with certified organic ingredients and a light refreshing taste that doesn't taste watered down. It has a mere 120 calories per 12 oz serving and that makes it very attractive. The noble hop character is not loud with intense fruit flavors but it is strong in it's own way and earthy. If it's a touch off balance it towards the malty side and has plenty of cracker on the back palate. Drinks very easily and great for a hot day.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BEST BEFORE 08/18/13

A: Pours a lightly golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that dies down to a thin cap

S: A nice mix of hops and maltiness. Get some grass and light citrus from the hops and then a light breadiness from the malts

T: Starts off with a light hoppiness that consists of grass, earthiness, and light citrus notes. Goes into a lightly sweet maltiness that finishes balanced

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice little extra pale ale. Very easy to drink and nicely balanced. Don't look for a hop bomb, because you will probably not enjoy this brew if you do

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Photo of Dools9
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can BB 9/1/13

A: Golden straw color with a thick two finger white head that retains pretty good and leaves patchy lace, nice bubbles streaming up the glass.

S: Biscuity malt, melon, some grapefruit, and topped with grassy and slightly hearbal hops.

T: Follows the nose pretty much, biscuity grains, that melon, easy going grapefruit rind, some herbal thing goin on as well. Bit of spiciness as well mixed in.

M: Light bodied and thin as to be expected but works well with the flavor of the beer. This one delivers on refreshment.

O: Nice summer quencher here, very ,very easy drinking and packs enough flavor to satisfy those looking for a little something extra. Reminds me of Wachusett Light IPA.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Uinta Wyld
12oz can, best before 8/18/13

Lightly hazy gold with a one-finger head. Good retention, lacing. (3.5)

Aroma is subtly hoppy and fruity. I can't tell if it's esters or hops, but I get some ripe melon, and some dank, heavier hop notes reminiscent of Simcoe. Pretty restrained overall, but nice. (4)

Flavor is moderately bitter with some grainy sweetness. Biscuity and cracker-like malt. Exceptionally clean, with a modest hop flavor. Grassy and earthy, with some grapefruit notes. Highly drinkable. Could use a bit more carb. (3.5, 3.5)

This is one of the better XPAs I've had, and it came all the way from Utah! Quality-control-wise this is an impressive beer. No signs of flavor degradation. Clean and delicately hopped. A good beer. (4)

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Photo of mpedara429
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours out a very clear burnt gold color. Two fingers of white head.

S: Quite a bit of variety here with dank pine, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple scents all present.

T: Very similar to the smell. I'm also catching some earthy tones in there.

M: Body is on the lighter side with medium carbonation. The body is also a little creamy.

O: I thought this was a great pale ale. It has a lot more complexity than a lot of others I've had. It is the epitome of the type of beer I would want to pound on a summer's day so I could get a good balance of refreshing and flavor. Unfortunately, the price point seems a bit high when the ABV is so low.

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Photo of Omnium
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a hazy yellow color, less than a finger head, that fades fast, moderate lacing.
S - First big aroma is wheat, followed by some wild flowers and some weird spices, a little yeast, and barely any hops.
T - This tastes like a watered down mix of a saison and lager, wheat flavor, lager yeast, and some mix of faint spices and floral notes like you'd get in a saison.
M - Light, and quenching, decent balance.
O - This isnt stellar by any means, its not a good pale ale, but it is unique for what its worth, thirst quenching? sure.

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Photo of JimKal
4.17/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Very clear, dark gold. This was definitely lighter, in appearance, than most of the Pale Ales I've tried. One finger head that left really nice lacing.

S: Nice crisp odor.

T: I just loved the way this tasted. It was somewhat surprising given the light color. Nice citrus hop notes.

M: While the mouthfeel was on the light side it still delivered more than I expected for a 4% ABV beer.

O: This one will be a staple in my fridge. Great taste (subjective), low ABV, and It comes in a can!

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Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I CAN't understand why we CAN't review multiple serving types as we once could, or else I am missing a trick that others may know. My local, in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped off a number of CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM) and this was one of them. Today is 06-10-2013 and the following review is for a CAN:

From the CAN: "Brewed with ORGANIC barley malt"; "98.6% Organic Ingredients".

The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and so I allowed it to settle a little before moving to an inverted Glug. This produced just over two fingers of foamy, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy deep-gold. Nose was redolent with resinous pine hops and I again found myself wondering where APAs leave off and AIPAs begin. Please do not misconstrue this to mean that I am complaining, but instead just openly mulling a long-standing question for myself. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of peaches, believe it or not! It was totally unexpected and it was not as if I had been eating peaches or even had anything to do with peaches recently. That is simply what it tasted like. The flavor and the medium body made it eminently drinkable and it was half-finished before I realized the pace that I was setting for myself. Finish was semi-sweet and still quite peachy.

The following is my original review from a bottle:

A mini-trade with my colleague, Sam Knocken, netted me this and several other Uinta beers. That works!

From the bottle: "Earth, Wind and Beer Unleashed by Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City Utah"; "For best flavor enjoy in a glass"; "Brewed with renewable power"; "Extra Pale Ale".

Unleash the hops! My pour not only created a finger of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention, but my kitchen smells like someone is cutting open a bunch of grapefruits. Yum! Color was a deep orangish-amber with just a hint of haze. Leaning in, I could also smell biscuit-y malts to accompany the citrusiness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was pure grapefruit. Finish was dry, not gaspingly so, but still very dry. If the ABV truly is only 4%, this would make for a highly sessionable beer. Me likee.

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Photo of spoony
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 355 ml bottle (best by April 14, 2013) into a tulip.

A-The brew is quite bright in its orange and yellow hues, and a touch murky. There is a dense, nearly-white, two-finger head that drops at a moderate pace into a thick cap, and eventually disappears.

S-The smell is full of sharp, citrusy hops. I mostly detect orange zest and lemon. The malts give a fruity, esthery fragrance, too. There is a little bit of biscuit underneath.

T-The taste is much less inspiring than the smell. The hops are softer and there is more pale, biscuity-cracker flavor. I also detect a tinny, metallic flavor. I'm not sure if the beer is too old (it is close to the best by date), but the flavors are a little oxidized.

M-The feel is soft, non-intrusive, and medium bodied. Ho-hum.

O-This beer starts off with a decent look and a pleasant smell, but the taste leaves a little to be desired. The hops just melt away and the flavor is thin and sort-of metallic. I've definitely had better session beers and APAs than this one.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a moderate head of white foam.
Aroma-PLeasant boquet of floral, citrus hops
Taste-Nice wave of white grapefruit-rind bitterness, pale malts and "dusty" hops. Light-bodied but vey nice flavor. At 4.0ABV, this brew lends itself well to a session with friends around the grill or on the deck.

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Photo of Lukass
4.4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Light, slightly opaque, golden color

Smell – Fresh, clean hops, with some lemon hints.

Taste – Very refreshing. Piney, citrusy hops hit you well for only being 29 IBU. Got some sour (in a good way), lemony flavors from the hops. Slight malt sweetness. Had a clean, dry finish.

Overall – I was very surprised this beer got only an 80 rating. This would make for a great session beer. I could tip back quite a few of these in the summertime. I thought this had great hop flavor, and sour/sweetness balance for only having a 4% abv. Would've guessed a higher abv on this one. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.14/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of ESeab
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of mfavoino
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of harrymel
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.99/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of jondeelee
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of SerialHiker
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
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)

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Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roths Sunnyslope market. $1.59 HUge out of control head on a gentle pour..when it settles daown its a clear golden ale with a large thick white head. Aroma, grassy,doughy slight grapefruit hop, nice enough. Taste grassy,some semi sweet malt, slight bitterness in the end. Palate is thin well carbonated and good for drinking in quantity. Overall average but the low alc and calories make this a good choice for summer bbq drinking

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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.