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Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 5
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a soapy white head and some spotty lacing.

S: Starts off with a really intense hop aroma of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Hints of grass and floral notes are also present. There is a moderate breadiness, but unfortunately also a little bit of butter.

T: Floral hops with a nice grapefruit bite up front. A touch of orange peel which adds to the moderate bitterness of the beer. Toasted malts and bread give a decent amount of sweetness.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: Thought this was a pretty good beer overall. Pretty light and easy to drink pale ale.

womencantsail, May 13, 2011
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wyld is a herbal supplement sold as an aphrodisiac in Australia. Apparently, it's also an American Pale Ale from Salt Lake City. Well, let's see if this one gets my motor running.

Pours a pale golden colour, light for a pale ale, although perfectly reasonable all the same. Head is filmy and large-bubbled, only forming and fizzing out in the first couple of seconds after pouring. Overall, it looks rather reminiscent of a slightly deeper coloured pale lager, and I can't say it's overall particularly appealing.

Nose oddly flexes between a type of grainy, lagery skunkiness and a lightly citric hop character. Indeed, it's not entirely unpleasant: the sweaty grain character gives it some depth beyond the hop fragrance, and the hop fragrance masks some of the more unpleasant aromas from the grain. An interesting mix.

Taste has more trouble disguising some of the very lagery grain characters, and the big smack of pungent yeast that wells up on the back. Indeed, this reminds me of some of the worst aspects of the Australian macro lager industry, with the yeastiness providing the malignant aftertaste. There are some hops, and these do lend a pleasant citrus flavour to the front, but there's little bitterness on the back to clear up the rest.

Unfortunately, it's very light overall, in flavour and in texture, meaning that the small unpleasantness gets amplified by having nothing else to hide behind.

A very average beer, and not one I'm particularly enamoured of. Suffice it to say that this is unlikely to get me revved up for a trip to the bedroom.

lacqueredmouse, May 03, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a goblet at Brix in Sunset Beach.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy step-wise lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly assertive toasted grain is paired with savory herbal hops in an appealing and unusual way for a pale ale. Banana esters and bready yeast also add some hefeweizen elements, making for an interesting, if unconventional, smell.

T: Begins dry, with strong floral and herbaceous hops that keep their dominance over acidity that rises early but tapers off well before becoming distracting. A spike of dynamic lemon--juice and zest--ushers in the grainy middle that is rich with pilsner malt (but without the usual attendant honey flavor). The finish is mild, faintly floral, and toasty, with restrained bitterness.

M: Thin viscosity, wet on the palate but leaves a slow-growing acidic glow, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a light and easy-going pale ale that might seem unique if others brewed in a similar vein had not been recently encountered. It does not fall far from the English Thornbridge Brewery's Kipling, with a similar pairing of pilsner malt and savory floral hops. It also looks like Cismontane's Pandion pale ale, coming in at a few shades lighter than the norm for the style, although that other beer presents a more focused West Coast hop profile as influenced by the citra cultivar.

beagle75, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of psiweaver
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Duvel Tulip.

pours a hazy yellow orange with soft white 1" head that stays laced along the outside of the glass

nice tropical type fruit smell some mango with a little bit of citrus hint.

has a weird almost soapy flavor. the smell is so better than the taste. Not terrible tasting, just not terribly exciting either.

easy drinking smooth mouthfeel with nice carbonation.

overall not a great beer or one that I would probably pick up again but its not awful either.

psiweaver, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of Halcyondays
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours yellow with a medium fizzy white head, good lace.

S: Bit of a soapy aspect, green with some grapefruit.

T: Noticable citrus, lemon and pink grapefruit. Has a somewhat sweet hop character. There was a gorgeous pilsner malt finish which I really enjoyed.

M: Light-bodied, it's 4% but it carries it well. Never watery or thin, frothy and smooth.

O: A very solid pale ale, good hop flavour and a true session beer, my first from Uinta and their ilk.

Halcyondays, Apr 10, 2011
Photo of ken2cart1
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

served in a perfect pint glass.

light amber color with a 1/2 inch dissapating head. looks very light, can tell not much malt like a west coast ipa just like i like it with a huge hop profile

s- very herbal and flowery

t- disappointed can taste the flower hops but really no complexity or malt profile and there is a metallic ending/after taste.

m- decent light

ken2cart1, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden copper with a nice 1/2 inch white head.

S - Bready malt, grapefruit citrus, stone fruit.

T - Sharp strawberry, peppery citrus hops, clean floral honey kissed pale malt, spiced fruit bread on the finish. Finishes crisp and very dry.

M - Moderate lively carbonation, light and crisp.

A solid Pale Ale. Clean flavors with a nice and dry finish. Highly drinkable.

StaveHooks, Apr 07, 2011
Photo of dtivp
2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light clear honey gold with good retention and moderate lacing on the glass.

Aroma of pine and floral hops, very weak.

Taste was citrus, floral hops, a slight hint of sweet malts and you were left with a pine after taste.

Mouthfeel was light towards medium body moderate carbonation with a crisp, dry feel.

Overall this was an average pale ale.

dtivp, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of vfgccp
2.7/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

vfgccp, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of pinkham
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle in beer club package. Brew date was only 5 weeks before tasting. This beer is certified organic...don't mean much to a redneck such as myself.

A. Has a lighter golden with a hint of ruby look. Poured about a 1.5 finger head that had fair retention and lacing.

S. Hops over a sweeter malt. Floral over citrus in hops aroma in the beginning. The grapefruit aroma appeared as the glass aged to about ten minutes.

T. Grapefruit wins out over other hops characteristics. Some sweetness towards the back of the mouth and then a dry finish.

M. Has a good mouth feel. Carbonation is good and you get a fairly strong coating while savoring the multiple levels here.

D. Very drinkable!! At 4% ABV this is a great session beer for an IPA lover. I'd call this the best IPA "light" I've ever had.

pinkham, Mar 28, 2011
Photo of Zimbo
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured between a high tumbler and an ISO and Westmalle glass this beer began with lots of foamy head and and a vibrant yellow colour. Light guenching carbonation to start leading almost to a flatness. Rich ripe fruit on the nose with a clean and sour taste and some trace of ginger.

Of all the glasses the Westmalle Trippel showed it best. Sort of reminds me of a cross between a Berliner Weisse and a gueze. Very very interesting and very pure getting back to basics. Real idividuality here. And not an infantile horned demon or posturing hyperbole anywhere on the bottle or its label.
Can imagine Henry Thoreau drinking this on Walden Pond.

Zimbo, Oct 15, 2010
Photo of n1ckels
4.53/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm gonna say this is one of the better American beers I've tried. Another one is Dortmunder by Great Lakes. Yes I like Sierra Nevadas, Rogues, Stones, etc. But find me a better American Extra Pale Ale. Perhaps, this is just the American style for me. I could drink this more often than an American IPA. This is better than Pennant Pale Ale, which means the water in Utah tastes better than Brooklyn. It's a clean, crisp taste with an indescribable beatuiful golden hue.

Nothing epic about this beer, it is understated, except for the color. No one will be clamoring for hints of plum, citrus, or clove in this one. Unsophisticated, yet great!

n1ckels, Aug 17, 2010
Photo of BeerIsland
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap in Ogden last night at a local restaurant on 25th St. After I orderded it, the barmaid said she'd bring out a twenty-five cent appetizer as their license required a food purchase. Silly me! After a week on the ground, you'd have thought I'd get the hang of drinking in Utah. So a little bowl of home cut potato chips appeared and they were very, very good! The Wyld showed up in a very generous Pilsner glass (for $3.50) and looked quite fine. A big frothy head floated over the bright gold ale and an aroma of malt exuded forth. The Wyld is a tasty, well balanced brew with a decent amount of flavor and a refreshing effect. I think this is the current #2 beer on the Utah trek and I'll likely get another. A very drinkable item!

BeerIsland, Jul 31, 2010
Photo of yemenmocha
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours deep golden with gushingly large white head. Nose is very light with some bready-biscuity notes. On the palate there is a cereal-grain like sweetness with some balancing citrus, lively carbonation, and a touch of white pepper on the finish. More enjoyable when right out of the fridge than once warmed a few mins.

yemenmocha, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of htomsirveaux
2.9/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 22 Apr 2010.

This is the Wyld Organic Extra Pale Ale, guessing it is the same so reviewing it here.

Note: got this at Liquor Mart, was almost a year old when purchased (obviously did not pay attention to bottling code which is pretty clearly labeled). Caveat emptor and all that (damn you Liquor Mart, wtf?!).

Served in an Avery shaker pint. Almost no head. Lightly carbonated. Slight bit of sediment, light amber color. Aroma is lightly grainy, a bit of sour mash. Light sweet graininess throughout. Finish is a bit drier with a mineral water aftertaste. Moderate ethanol. Medium to light body.

Tastes like hippies... stale Mormon hippies.

htomsirveaux, May 27, 2010
Photo of Gueuzedude
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles July 2009; Sampled March 2010
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces three fingers of frothy, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold hue that shows an almost brilliantly clear, light straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice citrus hop component to it that mixes pleasingly with a floral, peach like fruitiness. Underneath this expressive hop character is a hint of cracker-like malt character. Based on the nose, this is my kind of Pale Ale.

Fairly dry tasting, which really subdues the expressive hop frutiness found in the aroma. The beer is quite light as well, which makes this eminently quaffable and something I would mind as a cool refresher on a hot Summer's day. Herbal hop notes and a touch of pine, as well as solid bitterness all play a big role here in the flavor. I am not sure that they are bigger than the citrus / fruit flavors, but b/c these are so subdued as compared the the aroma, I seem to notice the others first. Still there is a solid hop character that contributes flavors of tangerine, expressive lychee, and even some floral peach notes, each of which becomes more apparent as my palate adjusts and as the beer warms up. Cracker like grain notes become more noticeable as the beer warms, and there is also a soft, honey-like grain quality that comes out as well; this last is definitely accentuated by the floral hop notes.

This is actually a pretty damn solid Pale Ale; I wasn't expecting much here, but this is actually quite good and I would happily while away a hot afternoon with a couple bottles of this on hand. I could wish for just a hint more body and malt character perhaps (as this would boost the fruity hop flavors), but then that would kill how light, refreshing and easy drinking this beer is.

Gueuzedude, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of brentk56
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a massive head that sticks well and leaves shards of lace

Smell: A rather vegatal aroma (DMS) that smells a bit tea-like though there is a hoppy character as well

Taste: Opems with a grainy character that moves in a bitter lemony/grapefruit direction by mid-palate; after the swallow, the grainy flavors return to dominate the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and rather watery, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Rather nicely flavored but a bit watery

Thanks, Douglas88, for the opportunity to re-visit this as my first experience with this beer was a lot worse

brentk56, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

beerthulhu, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of argock
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. Freshness date on side of label (07/16/09). Single purchased at Market Street Wine Shop (Charlottesville,VA) for $1.50.

A: Brilliant golden with 1-2 finger off-white sticky head with a good cap of lace but not much else.

S: Moldy grass hops aroma and a thin sweet maltiness

T: The hops are too grassy and not bright enough giving this beer a sourish flavor rather than bitter and crisp like an APA should be. Maltload is on the slim side with some pale sweetness but not enough to match the hops off-flavors.

M: Too thin for the style which again pertains to the dearth of malt. Feel is pretty dry in the finish but the moldy grass hops ruin the aftertaste.

D: Not a favorite by any means and not one to go back to despite the freshness.

argock, Aug 25, 2009
Photo of deereless
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: There was a little foam over after uncapping this beer, a solid centimeter of frothy head on a medium pour, Deep gold - 3.00, S: A very pleasant aroma, some nice earthy hops, a few hints of bubblegum, definite grassiness - 4.25, T: Solid hop bite, dry, tastes like some green/fresh hops are part of the build though given the bottling date of May 2008 - I doubt I would pick that up over a year later, I do wonder how much more prominent the hops would have been if it had been fresher - 4.25, M: 4.00, D: A very enjoyable and drinkable extra pale ale - then again that is coming from a hophead and this one doesn't disappoint, as an organic beer there is absolutely no loss in taste. Apparently "Four +" is affiliated with Uinta Brewing, I'd gladly drink this beer again - 4.50

deereless, Jun 19, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting label. Basic beer inside. It's a pretty decent, drinkable APA though. It's darker than you might expect though with a hazy deep amber that borders on copper. Oddly, I don't find a lot of caramel in the flavor; although it is nicely biscuity. The head retention is good too, and it leaves sticky rings of lace about the glass. Nice appearance. Soft, citrusy hops greet you in the nose, and they carry through into the flavor. It's nicely balanced with citrus up front and delicately caramelish and biscuity malt in the back. Moderately bitter. It lingers nicely on the palate in the finish. Very drinkable. AND, it's organic. I don't think it will turn the heads of any beer geeks, but it's a really good cross-over beer for the uninitiated.

NeroFiddled, May 14, 2009
Photo of magine
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured this brew into a hefe glass.

The brew pours a nice deep orange, nice chunky head that settles nicely into a island of a head. Some nice sticky lacing.

The brew smells of hops, floral smells.

The brew tastes of hops - not as much as I would like. Too light on the hop taste - no real bite. I expected more per the smell. Can taste the floral backdrop in the tastes.

The brew is drinkable, a little light for me in the hops department; almost like a hop brew for novice hop drinkers. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

magine, May 02, 2009
Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer at Smith's in Vernal, for $9. A little steep if you ask me...no biases going in though.

12 oz stubby.

A: Pale gold/orange color, excellent clarity, about half an inch worth of dense, rocky, white foam. Tons of carbonation floating around in this one. Big gobs of sticky lacing. Excellent.

S: Interesting things going on here, a little pale malt, a few hops, slightly minerally as well. Really light all the way around though. Not a whole lot going on.

T: Light pale malt, a hint of sweetness as well, a little kick of bitter bite at the end, not a whole lot going on. Not offensive, just not a whole lot going on here.

M: Thin and crisp, nice carbonation, slightly dry in the mouth as well. Begs for another sip.

D: Very easy, while not being hugely flavorful, or strong by any means, it does have some nice flavors. Really easy to drink, and makes for a good summer session. I might snag this one again. Not too shabby.

pokesbeerdude, Apr 25, 2009
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.

Wasatch, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of rowew
2.63/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle, orange label with a tribal looking log and a USDA Organic logo. Bottled on date is clearly marked, but I don't see an ABV.

Appearance: Clear golden color, nice white head that fades slowly leaving some lacing as it goes.

Smell: Grassy hops, bready malt. Fairly typical APA aromas.

Taste: Hmm - thin, not much flavor .. tastes a bit like a watered down SNPA.

Overall impression: Seems like a lot of organic beers end up tasting thin and watered down - why would that be? This one doesn't have anything blatantly wrong with it, but there certainly isn't much to bring me back either.

rowew, Apr 01, 2009
Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.