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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
good

518 Ratings
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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 16 | 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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hopley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-10-2013 00:54:06 | More by hopley
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Gerred

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.3%

10-16-2013 03:37:17 | More by Gerred
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

09-12-2013 21:37:58 | More by GraduatedCashew
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docrates

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-25-2013 02:10:02 | More by docrates
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runawaycyborg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.3%

09-24-2013 00:23:42 | More by runawaycyborg
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +13.3%

03-23-2013 02:49:17 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-16-2012 03:28:45 | More by Daniellobo
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schoolboy

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 22:41:25 | More by schoolboy
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold brown color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma has an intense burst of floral hops along with some citrus and caramelized malt.

T: The just like the smell, the taste starts out with a strong but pale hops bitterness, thus justifying the fact that “Extra Pale Ale” is printed on the label. The malt character is on the light side and there’s a little bit of citrus sweetness in there. However, the most surprising thing about the taste of this beer is that it didn’t have the same nasty bite that most organic beer that I’ve tried have. I’m guessing the hops intensity is what covers it, but it works. The after-taste is bitter and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easy, not very filling, very good representation of style, it’s a good beer to drink for the duration of an evening, especially if you want a beer with a lighter kick but a whole lot of flavor and I guess it works if you’re into the organic thing too.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2007 04:12:24 | More by TheManiacalOne
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to fishdawg71 for this one.
Small capped bottle poured into a pint.

Clear light golden, with a nice well retained white head.
Piney and citrusy aroma, with some biscuity malt. Medium bodied, bitter but not overly bitter, it shows a well balanced interplay of citrusy and piney hops with bready maltiness.
Easy to drink, well balanced, went well with midly spicy asian food.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 19:30:43 | More by brdc
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 22:33:16 | More by OtherShoe2
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Average-size head for the style, foamy and bone white, with a ton of stickage on the glass as the head thins to a skim. Color can be called nothing but true gold.

Snappy, fruity hoppiness in the aroma, clean and simple, with some brown sugar and green apple emanating through the hops.

Hops reign in the flavor...it's a 4% pale ale that tastes a little bigger, and is certainly bitter enough to be a hophead's go-to session beer. A little apple, a little burnt sugar and a touch of cinnamon give it necessary depth, though that's not to say it's complex at all.

While generously carbonated, it's not overwhelmingly so, though it feels watery, like the malt's not keeping up its end of the bargain. Only real pitfall of this beer.

Overall this is very reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, with a more exotic yet subtle spiciness. Maybe one day Utah can pull itself out of the dark ages and allow their brewers freedom to brew whatever they like in the land of the free. Until then, this shows that Utah natives wanting quality aren't completely out of luck.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 17:26:35 | More by Metalmonk
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 20:45:10 | More by NeroFiddled
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pinkham

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 22:31:45 | More by pinkham
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nitro0292

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this through beer of the month club. I must admit I was somewhat skeptical of this "extra pale ale," as I'm not sure what that means.

A- gold color with solid retention and good lacing.

S- nice citrus hop smell...orange/tangerine. Slight touch of grapefruit.

T- very light and hop forward. Enough malt to keep it from being "hop juice" but very light, if sierra Nevada were to make a light version of SNPA this is what it would taste like. Not a bad thing at all.

M- light. Appropriately so. Low abv requires it. Not overly carbonated.

O- good beer. I wish they would make light beers that tasted like this. I might buy them.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 02:42:55 | More by nitro0292
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours a transparent orange brown color with a small white head leaving perfect rings of lacing. Good fresh hoppy nose. Zingy, peppery hop blasts initially with a good solid malt presence, citrus notes round everything out. Very simple, but clean and very well executed. A bit weak on initial body but the mouth feel is coating and the aftertaste is long and hoppy. Definitely a quality beer and probably the best organic ive ever had. Great drinkability, i would recommend to pale ale fans (Extra Pale Ale is a bit much of a stretch, its not extreme by any measure, and at 4%...yea...dont get your hopes up for a monster here), and those who are into the organic thing.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 14:34:17 | More by ATPete
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #25 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Don't know why, but I've held off in trying this one numerous times. I think seeing the rating on it may have jaded me from giving it a shot earlier on.

This is actually fairly good. It is mellow, in comparison to the really out there pale ales that a lot of people are making. A heavy malt base supports a clear hop influence, but not to the tone that you come to expect for the style. I don't really hold this against the obnoxious interpretations of an apa, to be honest. I am letting this stand on its own, and I can say that it is a good pale ale. Not quite as rounded as I would like, but it works. Carbonation is a bit high and biting, but it doesn't really matter.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 02:15:13 | More by RblWthACoz
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wcintula

New York

3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thoroughly impressed with this delicious session beer. Pours a honey golden with a slight haze. Big white finger and a half head after a vigorous pour. Strong citrus hop aroma with a nice grassy/lemongrass aroma weaved in. Slight metallic taste lies beneath it all but it's a really good arm-bender. I may be seeking this out in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 17:04:45 | More by wcintula
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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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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderate head that leaves some streaky lace on the glass. Settles to a thin layer of variably sized bubbles. Gold to amber color and clear.

Prickly pine hop aroma dominates. Light grapefruit in the background. I detect no malts.

The malt shows up in the flavor but this is still a tale of the bittering hops. Less resiny than the smell, more white pepper, especially in the swallow. The aftertaste is surprisingly short-lived. Decent body.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 20:28:01 | More by smcolw
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 00:01:33 | More by mpedara429
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mcallahan

New Hampshire

3.91/5  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.

Serving type: can

08-31-2013 01:23:54 | More by mcallahan
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Dools9

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 01:13:24 | More by Dools9
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a light, clear yellowish orange in color with a quick white head.

Smell - The dry-hopping is very apparent at the nose. The hops, nice citrus with a touch of pine, are not big but very fresh and noticeable. I'm sure there's some grain in there but I just can't pick it up through the hops.

Taste - The hops surprisingly carry through to the taste, very unusual for a light dry-hopped APA. The grain makes itself known and it is not bad. It's a bit on the raw side but pleasant.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with decent carbonation and a bitter finish.

Drinkability - The light body and fresh but not overpowering hops make this a very drinkable ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 03:25:15 | More by RoyalT
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into becker pint glass; clear yellow-orange with a thin white fizzy head that sticks as a disc of foam with some small lacing. Smells of pale malt with some light crisp grassy hops, very appetizing and clean. Taste is delicious; clean bready malt with a perfect crisp slight hop finish. Tasty beer, and sessionable as hell at 4%.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 01:11:44 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.