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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
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592 Ratings
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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 168
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 mikehillman
3/5  rDev -14.8%

mikehillman, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Stevie_Janowski, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of seifer1886
3/5  rDev -14.8%

seifer1886, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of dbc5
3/5  rDev -14.8%

dbc5, May 17, 2013
Photo of target88
3/5  rDev -14.8%

target88, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of nimrod979
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle that poured a plae golden color with a large frothy white head. Aroma is floral and grassy hops a little bit of lemon zest is present. Biscuity malt.
Taste is the same. Some sweet biscuity malt, followed by some mild grassy and citrus hops. Small slightly metallic aftertaste.
It's a smooth drinking beer, with some lively carbonation. A little watery. Drying finish. Not a bad session beer but nothing I'd ever seek out again.

nimrod979, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of ocelot2500
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange tinged golden color with a small, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus hops.

Tastes of the hops upfront with a decent malt backbone. Hops lead off with citrus and grass notes. Not particularly bitter. Malts come in and a little grainy sweetness along with some bread notes. Everything is very light and the beer comes off as a little bland.

Mouthfeel is light with a small amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a mediocre beer that I would pass on.

ocelot2500, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lighter than your average pale ale, hence the "extra pale" label. A golden color with a white fluffy head. Mild hop aroma of citrus/pine. Very mild but balanced flavor of light malts and hops. Nothing offensive or uneven in the flavors, but nothing distinct or substantial either. Light body with a mildly hoppy finish. Session beer or not, this lacks character or depth. An English bitter would at least have some biscuit or caramel quality to it, so the comparison to it based on gravity is not quite apt. I cannot recommend this even as a mild session ale. It's more like the Busch of the craft-brew world, except that it aint cheap. Without altering the specific gravity I would like to see the grain bill tooled with a bit in favor of some specialty malts, or perhaps use a little dry-hopping with some earthy Kent Goldings, or both.

dedrinker, Jun 22, 2008
Photo of jerrytodd
3.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Hmmm, I wonder if this bottle just sat around too long (why do I STILL buy bottled/canned beer from outside the tri-state area? It never holds up).

Anyway, really average beer at best, with hardly any hop profile (the Uinta site claims it's "aggressively hopped". Not).

The malt character is definitely very good, and mouthfeel is also very nice with very good lacing.

I've had other Uinta bottles what seemed fresh so I dunno what happened with this beer?

Moral of the story: Buy local!

jerrytodd, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of Jammies
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a golden color with about three quarters an inch of foam. Terrific retention

S- sweet with citrus notes

T- light and smooth. Similar characteristics of a pilsner

M- light. a little malty

O- not bad. Interesting pale ale. lots of qualities of a pilsner.

Jammies, Oct 02, 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 Darkmagus82
3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Darkmagus82, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of dustincook
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%

dustincook, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of artoolemomo
3.16/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head with some retention. The head is a pure cotton-white while the body is a dull pale amber which shows slight notes of golden straw when held up to the light. Lacing tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Fairly typical aroma for a pale ale. Lots of citrus- mostly orange and orange peel with some lemon and grapefruit. A little bit of peach with some notes of pine and resin in the background. Some presence but little complexity. Swirling doesn't add anything.

Taste- Starts of with the citrus of the nose but it's a lot weaker and fairly thin. Weak orange and orange peel and not many of the other notes on the nose. Light pine and resin with a slight bit of earwax on the finish. Spiciness mixed with an unusual grittiness on the finish. Really disrupts the flavor profile and has no place in a pale ale. Some caramel, a bit of lemon. No real flaws but lacking in complexity and presence. A long way away from being in the same class as SNPA or Red Chair. Not much more for me to comment on other than the fact that this is a fairy mediocre beer. Just average- nothing less, nothing more.

Mouthfeel- Just a little more than light bodied with light carbonation. Some grittiness. A little bit of chalk.

Drinkability- Goes down pretty much like water. This is mostly because it tastes like slightly flavored water. Not bad but definitely not worth buying again.

Overall- Just average. If you're looking for something light with low alcohol, I would give it a try. Otherwise, I would pass on this.

artoolemomo, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Color is a cross between pale and gold with a decent head into my glass. This beer also came out of the Ryan & Casey pre-mixed sixer.

Ok. I realize this comes from Utah and is only 4%. Still, there's something inviting about the malt.

Clean, buttery bread essence with just a touch of hops. A bit watery?

Very light on the mouthfeel. Kind of boring if you ask me.

Gotta give them credit. It's not easy to make something drinkable at 4%. Still, it goes down good on a hot evening.

Brad007, Jun 18, 2012
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 GarthDanielson
3.19/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, orange-copper coloring with a sparse, filmy, clingy, white surface coat of head. Nose of caramel, pepper, orange, grapefruit, floral highlights, and resin. Very balanced nose. Flavors are bitter and slightly spice forward, with an overall roasted quality. Slight toffee notes present themselves mid-tongue, but somewhat watered down. The spice and bitter hops profiles overtake the palate towards the end, tipping any trace of balance that may have been there before. Thin, effervesced body that comes off watery. The aftertaste is short lived, with a touch of caramel mixed in with pepper spice. Clean, but lackluster finish. The beer is watered down a bit, making it "drinkable" by definition, but not overly alluring to be drank in quantity. Just misses some punch in the flavor profiles.

GarthDanielson, Aug 17, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -9.1%

ryfree, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Arithmeticus
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Utah beer session 4/6

Poured chilled in tulip glass

A: clear copper orange; modest head; medium carb action
S: hoppy aroma, but a tad bit stale
T: hoppy ale; savory; slight citrus; toasted/burnt grains; medium complexity; dry character

sessionable beer

Arithmeticus, Apr 20, 2012
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3.24/5  rDev -8%

ktenneydenver, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of AaronOp
3.24/5  rDev -8%

AaronOp, Friday at 11:54 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

csmartin6, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of b2hogan
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

b2hogan, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

acurtis, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

ste5venla, Jun 20, 2013
Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.