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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: 80 | 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 emerge077
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a tapered pint.

Bright saturated golden orange, dense sheets of lacing drip all down the glass in semi-concentric patterns. Good retention, foam never breaks for the duration of the glass..

Aromas of pale malt and vague citrus peel.

Smooth feel, barley husks and pale malt sweetness upfront, light citrus impression in the back. Clean and somewhat nondescript, a light bitterness qualifies some hop presence. No off flavors and certainly fresh. Not bad, clean and easily sessionable. (497 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Wegmans Dewitt NY for $2

Appearance - Clear gold colour with a large size frothy and fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit, pineapple, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and caramel mixed with hops. There is also some pineapple, apricot and grapefruit.

Overall - A solid easy drinking APA. Uinta is turning out to be one of my favourite brewers. (592 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a pint glass with an apple-juice like hue, deep gold. A white head forms with a nice creamy texture and retains well. Finely bubbled ring leaves spotty lace randomly around the glass.

S- Extra pale ale backbone with notes of light caramel, yeast bread and light fruits. Dry hopping works to add a tiny hint of citrus fruits.

T- The yeast bread and light malts shine through here providing a full backdrop for the other flavors like hops, caramel and apple/light fruit. The dry hops round it out with citrus, herbal and pine notes without adding much bitterness.

MF- Light, crisp body that just has that refreshing feel. It resembles soda a bit but has the right substance to support the flavors present. Light bitterness on the palate.

Dry hopping adds just enough flavor here to make it a good extra pale ale. Another solid Uinta offering that I could pick up anytime and enjoy. Would make an excellent cookout beer or something to gateway people into craft beer with. (988 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Can from The Lazy dog
Pours a hazy light golden color with a smallish white head that dissipate quickly leaving spotty lace on the way down. Earthy citrus and pine aromas with a solid bready caramel maltiness to back it up. The flavor follows the aroma but is a bit less sweet than expected. Bready caramel with a mineral water feel to it offset with bits of citrus and pine. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick almost watery mouthfeel. Great little sessionable beer right here. The hop aroma was spot on, but I would have loved just a hint more hop flavor. (582 characters)

Photo of joey6packs
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer, just enough hops in a pale ale to make me happy. it came inside uinta's mix pack that someone had recomended at the store i purchased it from. this was my favorite beer from the pack and would definatley get it again. nice from hop to it that fades to a pleasent malty finish. (297 characters)

Photo of abankovich
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light-amber to yellow color with an off-white head that quickly dissipated to leave a decent lacing on top and on the sides.

Very earthy scent. Hops of course, some pine is coming through. Maybe a slight malt sweetness as well.

Very refreshing and clean taste. Much more enjoyable than the aroma left me expecting it would be. The malt comes through in the middle and into the finish while the hops are subtle and present the entire way through. Their citrus character is noticeable more in the taste than it was to me in the smell.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth and goes down very smooth. Finishes incredibly clean. The drinkability because of this is imo very high. This would be a great beer to reach for when you want something refreshing and full tasting. (772 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow color with slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grassy, floral, and citrusy hops. Light caramel and bready malts too.

Taste: Light grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, and toasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, smooth, and delicious.

Overall: A nice light and tasty APA. In a can too. (525 characters)

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of May 18th 2012. Purchased recently at the GBBF in London. The label mentions that this brew is organic.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden hue with slight haze and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of sweet, grainy malt with notes of grapefruit, citrus, mild pine and faint grassiness. A hint of caramel and subtle earthy yeast in the background.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus and pine resin, along with dry, earthy yeast and biscuity grain. Slightly sweet. A well-judged bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry and tingly, with a spicy quality on the tongue. Reasonable body for the style. Mildly astringent; leaves an aftertaste of aromatic hops and malt.

Nice - not quite SNPA but a very drinkable pale ale. Well balanced; the malt is light and sweet while the aromatic hops come through nicely. The bitterness is restrained but appropriate. Great for a hot day - I'd certainly have one again. Too bad Uinta brews aren't found much near me. Worth sampling if you see it. (1,210 characters)

Photo of beerthulhu
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
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. (1,632 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light fizzy fluffy head sticks around for a while, light lacing, crystal clear golden pilsner color with lots of bubbles rising.

Nose brings some light noble grassy hops, very light crisp ale malts, slight hay like straw.

Taste starts with a bready malt, much maltier than I expected, grainy malts, light hay and straw rustic taste, with that is some grassy noble hops and fruity hops. Finishes semi dry and a bit crisp, malty grainy flavors lingering and light hops.

Moth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall surprisingly decent, nothing special but I had low expectations and its pretty good. Nice hop presence, the malts are ok but get a bit too grainy. (657 characters)

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 (603 characters)

Photo of alexgash
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Clear golden orange body with yellower edges. Solid finger of thick, lacy, off-white head. Big fresh hop nose with notes of pine, citrus, and pineapple, all backed by sweet, fruity malt aromas. As expected, big hop flavors up front. Very vegetal and green with some pine and resin as well. Biscuit and light fruit malt backing, but are somewhat dominated by the hops. Resinous (cannabis-like) finish with a little aspirin and pine bitterness. Moderate body with a lively feel. Goes down pretty easily and makes a nice session beer. (547 characters)

Photo of rsdaugherty
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into pint glass
A – Hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger head that dissipated quickly to a thin layer with something you might call lacing 3.5
S – Strong peach, florals, pale malt sweetness, mild orange citrus 4
T – Grains, moderate pine, a toasty character with mild orange zest sour bitterness finish, crisp & dry 3.5
M – Upper moderate carbonation, light body, clean and refreshing 4
O – An interesting beer I recommend trying. Nearly added my thought that I would like a bit more caramel malt profile… but didn’t because then this light very drinkable APA that was a curve ball for me would be different. I believe this would be a good session beer for friends that may not all be beer lovers. 4 (718 characters)

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. (509 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (484 characters)

Photo of mjaquillard
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - very clear, much towards the golden color rather than amber
S - great citrus aroma
T - excellent hop-front, light on the malt
M - seems a bit light for style
O - I really enjoyed this, a great hop forward PA that's easy drinking and definitely sessionable. Body is a little thin, but I'm not complaining! (309 characters)

Photo of greybeardloon
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled June 29, 2011

A: Pale amber with good head and lots of lacing.

S: Citrus (mostly orange) and resinous hops dominate, but there is also some grain.

T: Again, the hops dominate, but there is still some bready malt in there too. The hops have a floral aspect in addition to the citrus.

M: Pretty thin.

O: This is a solid but, with the following exception, an otherwise unremarkable hoppy pale ale. This beer stands out because of the low abv, and it is quite tasty for a low abv American beer. (507 characters)

Photo of JAFoley
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

A - Slightly hazy pale yellow body with bubbly white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Some tangy lemon, but not very fragrant

T - Dry start with some mild bitter hops, grassy, lemon grass and pine. Low subtle malts come in with doughy notes.

M - Medium/light body with moderate/high carbonation. Fresh and very drinkable.

O - This was great. I'd certainly pick a six of this up for a weekend barbecue. (415 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (693 characters)

Photo of Jsteez
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crisp and fresh. Dry and slightly bitter finish; creamy white lace left on glass; 2 finger white head; good retention. Cloudy, yellowish, deep gold with some peach/orange highlights. Biscuity, malty, citrus, slight floral, grassy, with a hint of pepper funk in the backend; light/medium bodied; watery and thin; moderate carbonation. Give it try, it's pretty good as the low ABV makes it sessionable.

Damn tasty for a warm weather brew! (439 characters)

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

Uinta Wyld
5/16/13
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) (760 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Semi-clear burnt orange body under a light cream colored head. Very light lines of lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, herbal, hoppy, faint cedar.

Taste: Very spicy in the way of hops and cedar notes. A little bit of malt sweetness for balance, and a tea-like finish/aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Overall: The more I drink this, the more watered down it tastes, but has enough of a spicy hop bill to make it very tasty. Love the low ABV too. (479 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appropriately, this is a very pale straw gold with about 3/4ths of an inch of head. Nice lacing. Aroma offers some nice sharp, grassy hops, though it's a little faint. Good hop flavor, grassy with some citrus, and moderately high bitterness. Malt is very faint. Clean, light bodied, pretty refreshing. Decent hoppy session beer. (328 characters)

Photo of drpimento
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Excellent appearance with a huge, off white, thick, very durable head, lots of lace, and a clear, dark gold color. Aroma is simply fresh hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is dominated by the fresh hop, some sweet malt to balance, perhaps a bit too much carbonic tang. Body is decent; above average, but just as it does seem a tad thin. Not a bad drinking beer. (358 characters)

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. (1,843 characters)

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