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Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

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Reviews: 180
Hads: 702
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 81 | 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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Reviews: 180 | Hads: 702
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. (1,017 characters)

Photo of jpro
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a mixed sixer from the Bryce Canyon General Store (from notes)...

A: Don't know exactly... haha... drinking from a bottle in the dark at the campsite; well, managed to pour some into a bottlecap and it looks like a light orange / gold with some white fizz.

S: Mostly floral, orangey hops.

T: Not much malt; maybe some cracker; citrus hops and a touch of resin; pretty nice flavor considering the 4%.

M: A touch thin, but that's expected; crisp.

O: Very drinkable - wish something like this was available in SC (low abv, but good flavor). (552 characters)

Photo of Digimaika2
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

(3.75) A: Hazy golden colour with a fairly thin head that dissipates quickly to cloud cells. Appears creamy with very nice lacing.

(3.75) S: Citrusy orange, herbal notes, tropical pineapple, grains, and spices including clove. A nice fresh aroma with citrus upfront that transitions into sweeter tropical notes. A bit of a grassy hefe or white ale aroma in there as well.

(3.5) T: Grains, muted citrus, floral notes, and some spice. Not at all what I was expecting from the aroma with many of those great qualities missing on the tongue. Slightly hoppy which provides some marginal dryness and bitterness.

(3.25) M: Light bodied with lower carbonation. No real discernible texture with little to no slickness.

(3.5) D: This would probably be a nice gateway craft beer to transition light beer friends/family over with considering the slightly hoppy nature, but still lacks a lot of that flavour that craft beer is appreciated for, even considering the lower ABV. (967 characters)

Photo of kflorence
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kudos for the can.

A: Pours an amber, copper in color with a very small amount of head that fades into a bit of film very quickly. Carbonation seems low. Looks more like an amber ale than an extra pale ale.

S: The aroma is hop dominant with an across-the-spectrum representation of floral, pine and citrus. There is a definite malt presence as well, mostly honey and bread, and some earthiness lingering in the background.

T: The malts shine up front with some bread and roast giving way to a bitter, lemony citrus hop middle and finishing with a mix of the two. Aftertaste is bitter citrus and bread.

M: Light bodied with lively carbonation that prickles the tongue, there isn't much substance here except maybe a hint of chewiness. Goes down very smooth and finishes a bit dry. Quite sessionable.

O: Not quite what I was expecting, it came off more of an amber/pale ale hybrid to me. That said, it was balanced, tasty and quite sessionable. I still have yet to find a brew from Uinta that blows me away, but this is probably one of their better offerings. I wouldn't seek it out, but it would be a nice companion on the trail or during a picnic. Cheers! (1,160 characters)

Photo of jwchestnut
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

nice amber, orange color with a white fluffy head. the smell is mostly candied fruits, lots of sweet malts mixed with grapefruit and other tropical fruits. the taste is subdued on the fruity hops but still sweet. maybe a little more grassy than in the nose. i really enjoyed drinking this one - went down super easy with nice medium carbonation. all in all i was really happy with this one and will certainly have again. (420 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Whereas the American Pale Ale had single handedly sculpted America's craft beer culture, Uinta isn't ones to rest on those laurels. They are showing new directions for the style, knowing that reinvention and revamping is needed to keep pace.

This EPA sets the tone similarly to standard APA as an undercurrent of caramel and graham cracker develop early. And as grapefruit and orange citrus character wafts over the nose, a sense of even-keel balance emerges.

And that balance largely stays intact as the hop character intensifies in its sharpness, resinous and bitterness. Eventually the malt sweetness begins to recede and opens up to a ginger-like spice and a sprucy tone to crispen up its taste.

Its evident lighter body becomes a slight crutch as the taste falls largely unsupported in finish, exposing some iron-like mineral quality after the fade of malt and before the crisp and piney closure.

With its extra pale taste and texture, Wyld is a crisper and cleaner taste than is demonstrated by most standard American pale ale, but with such a caramelly balance, I feel that a bit more support is required to carry its taste to its full potential. (1,157 characters)

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev 0%
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. (354 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lost about half the beer on opening, big rush of antique white head that spilled all over the table. What was left poured with a huge sticky, frothy white head and a copper colored body. Mild aroma of grassy hops and biscuity malt, Same in the taste, a better display of hops bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, nothing exceptional. An adequate session beer. (383 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Thin head on the pour. Low to moderate active carbonation. Little lacing on the sides of the glass. Light golden color with accents of orange.

Smell: A gummy straw and light malt aroma jumps out of the glass. Moderate tropical hop tones. Pine and resin also come through on the back end. Straw and prairie grass are definitely the most potent aromas.

Taste: A lot of the sugary sweet malt and grassy hop tones come through. The body rides through with some subtle hop tones and a decent malt backbone. A lot of flavor for a brew with 4% abv.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinking, light, sessionable, very enjoyable.

Overall: A nice easy going extra pale ale. Reminded me of a subdued version of Two Brothers Sidekick. I continue to very much enjoy these offerings from Uinta. (781 characters)

Photo of tpd975
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ibrew2or3 for this newly added BA brew.

A: Pours a light bright golden hue. There is a 1/4 inch head that exhibits okay retention. No lace.

S: Nice light citrus hoppy aroma with hints of earthy grass. Hints of light malt hide beneath. Overall mild aroma.

T: Light in flavor as well. There is a nice light hoppy flavor with the grass and citrus coming thru. Toasty malt as well.

M: Very thin yet sparkling.

D: Pretty darn drinkable. (446 characters)

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Four + Brewing Co.- Wild Fire

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Orange/ copper brown with a small 2 ring lacing head.
S- Light sweet caramel malt with a touch of fruit and hops.
T- Caramel malt with a dose of lemon, grapefruit, and orange. A touch of hop pellets in the end.
M- Sweet and crisp with a oily hop finish.

Overall- Crisp and thirst quenching. Too easy to drink. (375 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the very beginning this came across as a "Myld" Pale Ale with a light color and thin head. Hop presence in the nose I get lemons and watermelon with some biscuity malt. The flavor is light or mild with an earthy hop tone. I actually taste cucumbers and tea leaves with some caramel malt sweetness. The feel is thin and watery. This is relatively tame, not bad, but nothing more than a little above average. (411 characters)

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. (529 characters)

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Served in a pint glass at average fridge temps. Bottle has a best before date of 1/4/14. It was in a clearance bin at the local shop so I figured I'd give it a try.

Appearance: Light honey colored with a firm, off white and creamy head of fine bubbles. A bit of turbidity that could be from the temperature however, I did notice some tiny floating particles when the beer was at room temp. After a minute or two in the glass the head begins to sink.

Nose: The aroma just leaps out of the glass. I'm sitting like a 2 feet away and I can still pick up citrus notes, grapefruit, cooked limes, spice hop notes, key lime pie, no maltiness at all. Almost a meaty quality (not a good thing) probably from yeast autolysis.

Taste and Finish: Hop forward, slight bitterness bite, limes and citrus, spicy bite at the back of my throat, no hot alcohols or solvents. Fairly light body with a citrusy finish that lingers.

I'd say this isn't a bad beer even 7 months past its freshness date. I'd like to try a fresher version of this APA to compare. Great session beer at 4% (1,063 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear gold with a creamy, lingering white mousse.

S: Caramel, crackers, biscuits, and minerals mingle with grass, herbs, lemon, and pine on the nose.

T: Notes of pine, cedar, lemon, lime, grass, and herbs come to the fore on the entry, but are soon balanced by traces of caramel, biscuit, cream, crackers, and minerals. The finish is clipped and mildly bitter with pine and lemon notes underscored by minerals, biscuits, and crackers.

M: Medium-bodied and fairly dry for the style. Carbonation is very active and crisp. This ale is very easy to drink and would make a solid session beer.

O: The best thing I can say about this ale is that it is very solid. It's not particularly adventurous and it definitely doesn't do anything surprising or unexpected, but taken purely as a hoppy session ale, one could do far, far worse. (839 characters)

Photo of pagriley
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

A - pours light golden with some cloudiness. Thin head but good lacing
S - some hops, but a generally light nose
T - Very light malt profile. nice hops on the finish
M - almost too watery for me. I appreciate the low alcohol since I can actually have a few, but I miss the body of a slightly bigger beer

O - Nice, especially compared to what you would normally get in a light beer - a good alternative to mass produced adjuncts for a summer quaffer (452 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (323 characters)

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. (455 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (382 characters)

Photo of Foyle
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy 3+" off white head which slowly falls leaving some moderate lacing. Plenty of streaming carbonation. Color is a cloudy golden-orange with some sediment in suspension.

Aroma: pungent citrus punch you in the nose along with yeasty bread dough in the background.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat oily and sticky with a dry, slightly astringent finish.

Flavor: nice blend of citrus and earthy hops, some caramel and white bread flavors, lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

Overall: well done and one of the better beers I have had in this style. (636 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and tangy ultra-light brew. Clear amber with just a shade of brownish. Fine-grained white foam is attractive and lasts well. Quite spritzy in the mouth. Aroma is pleasantly beery with a whiff of hops and roasted grain.

There is a little roast malt flavor, but overall it is sharpish and prickly. Some faint hop flavors, slightly herbal. A light bitter twang finishes things off. This has a lot of the club soda taste but it goes down nicely.

This is the classic light-weight brew that has just a quiver of flavor. Not much to say about this, but it's clean and beery. From the 12 oz can purchased at Emigration Market in Salt Lake City. (645 characters)

Photo of HamdenHector
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: bready; earthy; herbal; a little citrus in the background;

T: bready and little spicy; a touch of cedar; a little metallic from mid-palate to the finish; some grapefruit pith at the end;

M: light bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O:nice looking beer; decent aroma; fell down on the flavor; (419 characters)

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. (561 characters)

Photo of psiweaver
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
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. (488 characters)

Photo of TenHornsProud
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange with a big, fluffy white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of bready malt, pine, floral hops, and some citrus. Pretty biscuity with a nice, almost spicy hop aroma.

Taste is bready and piney up front with a slight citrus undertone that goes into a slightly astringent middle before ending on a malty pine finish with hints of something....a bit off in the finish, not sure what it is, as it is really subtle.

Lighter body with medium carbonation work well.

I quite like this pale ale actually, really nice, dry, and piney for the abv. (562 characters)

Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.