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Wyld Extra Pale Ale - Uinta Brewing Company

Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
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459 Ratings
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Ratings: 459
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.16%


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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sweemzander

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic.

(A)- Pours a pale orange color. Produced a small white head of froth, Minimal lace.

(S)- A nice drying pine needle and a subtle yeasty lemon and orange citrus.

(T)- Some lemon and orange citrus with caramel malt. Some pine shows up, but quickly flows into a heavy yeast spiciness.

(M)- A good carbonation level. The balance is fair, but kind of strange with that heavy yeast bit in there.

(D)- Not bad, but perhaps a tad disjointed.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 17:56:32 | More by sweemzander
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 02:46:28 | More by cbutova
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harrymel

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

best by 17MAY13

Wow, 4%?! I hope this is good, cuz I love me some low ABV beer!

Grain yellow with a solid soapy quilt of whites. Smells of grain and grassy hops, some hints of lemon, but generally simple and crisp. Taste is crackers with a touch of bread and crouton, a bit of bitter and grass flavored hops; taste is okay, but a little more malty than I'd expect from a "extra" pale ale.... Medium on thin bodied with moderate on hi carb with a wet finish. I'm indifferent to this, if it was canned, I'd be all over it for the golf course.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 07:33:59 | More by harrymel
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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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wedge

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/20/11

Pours a clear yellow-gold with a nice fluffy, white blanket of a head on top. Lightly hoppy nose...mild biscuit malt, juicy grapefruit and lemon. Light in the flavor as well, clearly a low ABV session beer, but tasty in its overall mildness. Green and oily with a slight bitterness. Some floral and herbal notes; touch of grain. Light body, slightly bitter, and a bit drying. I only bought a single, but I imagine it would be easy to drink quite a few of these in a sitting. A simple, light, APA.

EDIT: From a can...picking up a bit more lime than lemon in the aroma this time around. Very floral, green, and refreshing. Good, sessionable beer and definitely worthy of a six-pack purchase once in a while. Really nice on tap too.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 23:06:37 | More by wedge
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale flat yellow, plenty of carbonation streams, and four fingers of white micro-bubbly foam.

Pleantsant not overly agressive grapefruit aroma.

Quick fleeting caramel, immediately overwhelmed by grapefruit. Bitterness builds and peaks smoothly at the swallow. Citrus and bitter entwine in the aftertaste.

Light-medium mouthfeel is smooth with some background bubblyness.

Overall an enjoyable if unexceptional pale ale. You might not seek, but no reason to avoid.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 22:23:07 | More by RonfromJersey
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 22:00:52 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 8/1/12

Bottled on: 05/18/12

Pale golden yellow; mostly clear. Fizzy head rises to one finger and dissipates moderately. Thin layer of retention. Droopy rings of lace.

I really like the aroma; clean hop goodness abounds. Notes of tangerine, peach and orange. Grassy overtones. The malt offset is very subtle with a notion of dry cracker. Impressive.

The taste ain't too bad either. The hops lack some of the juicy vibrancy of the aroma, but there is a fair amount of crackle regardless. Very grassy with moderate bitterness a la citrus zest. The malt bill is clean with toasted grains. Dry, dry, dry.

The feel overall is fine for an extra pale ale / IPA light / what have you. That said, the crisp, light body has a thin feel at times, a characteristic of which the vigorous carbonation takes advantage.

Overall impression - I get the impression the folks at Uinta know a thing or two about how to get the most out of hops. At two and a half months old, Wyld is an easy recommendation. I can't begin to imagine how good this would be fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 06:49:12 | More by Ryan011235
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adamette

Ohio

2.28/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Live Review. Poured from one of the 6 12 oz. bottles that I bought at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor about one month ago into a clean, clear glass. Best before 05/16/13 stamped on the label. Admittedly, this was a clearance item at World Wines & LIquor so it may not be the best representative of the beer. With that in mind, here is my review.

A Less than one inch thin off white head that dissipates way too soon even for an extra pale ale. The body is a forgettable slightly hazy but translucent yellow brown. Meh. 2.5

S Muted floral hops over a light barley smell. Not dynamic, rather average. 3.0

T Taste flows directly from the smell with addition of barley husks clearly tasteable. Taste is too thin for me and again, not dynamic, interesting. In fact, it is really forgettable. 2.0

M Too much on the thin side for me. I know that an EPA is not supposed to be big, bulky or thick but really, this is too thin. 2.5

D/O Drinkability I suppose is good but really, I would not reach for a second one of these. Overall not a good EPA. 2.0

Notes: My first one of these was about a month ago and I recall it tasting exactly the same at that time.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 04:35:20 | More by adamette
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 03:03:24 | More by yemenmocha
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Bottled on July 29, 2011.

Appearance: Slightly hazy pale gold with thin creamy head and faint lacing.

Smell: Spicy floral aroma with some sweet citrus.

Taste: Bready and grainy malts upfront, with light notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon and herbs. Light bitterness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, light but firm body with a dry finish. Feels like an English Bitter.

Overall: Nice, subtle cross between an APA and an English Bitter. Very mild, but balanced and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 21:15:47 | More by bsp77
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a moderate head of white foam.
Aroma-PLeasant boquet of floral, citrus hops
Taste-Nice wave of white grapefruit-rind bitterness, pale malts and "dusty" hops. Light-bodied but vey nice flavor. At 4.0ABV, this brew lends itself well to a session with friends around the grill or on the deck.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 16:01:17 | More by hosehead83
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've noticed that all the beers from Unita that I've reviewed now seem to have low ABV.
And Wyld is the same case coming in at 4.0 ABV.
The aroma has a floral hoppiness which is bright and fresh smelling.
On the pour I got some hazy clarity with a small white head over the amber body.
Taste is malty and dry with some bitterness at the end that lingers into the aftertaste.
Not alot hops in the taste mostly malts.
Drinks prickly over the palate and finishes clean.
This is a desent beer nothing special. It is a bit lean and ashed out in the flavor but drinks good.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 11:25:30 | More by micromaniac129
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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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vfgccp

New York

2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 21:05:08 | More by vfgccp
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CHickman

New York

4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orange gold color with a tremendous 2 finger cloudy/foamy white head that faded extremely slowly with canyons forming as the head went down, leaving excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down - a fantastic looking pale ale.

Smells of cereal, sweet malt, light caramel, grains, biscuit, grass, floral hops, citrus hops, lemon zest, herbs and light fruit like apple or grape; aroma is soft and nice combo of malts and hops with nice balance.

Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, lemon, herbs, grains, sweet malt, caramel, grains, biscuit, tea lead, very light spices like coriander and pepper; real nice pale ale flavor that leans towards an American IPA, while the nose leans towards and English ale.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a light body, very mild carbonation and a refreshing clean finish. Overall this was tasty and highly drinkable, and to me is a great session beer. Another winner from Uinta that I strongly recommend trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 02:38:53 | More by CHickman
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htomsirveaux

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 04:33:46 | More by htomsirveaux
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beergoot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 01:01:40 | More by beergoot
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before settling at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Mildly hoppy aroma brings some citrus to the table along with some grassy notes.

T- Flavor follows suit with a moderate bitterness and some light grapefruit. Nice Bready malt to balance.

M- Slightly oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A great pale ale for sessioning due to the low ABV. Doesn't skimp on taste either.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 18:18:34 | More by Immortale25
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 01:11:14 | More by Flounder57
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a medium straw color with decent clarity. The head is a four finger white color with lowish retention for the ABV. The center of the head retains itself more thoroughly than the edges. Lots of patchy lacing, too.

S: There's the typical grapefruit aroma expected from Cascade hops, along with some lemony esters. As it sits in the glass, the crackery pilsner malt shines through slightly. Not an assertive aroma, but it's likable enough.

T: The taste is very simple, but the few dimensions it features are pulled off well. Initial lemon and grapefruit flavors, before being finished off by lightly sweet maltiness. A very good blonde ale, though hardly extreme or mindblowing.

M: It could be a little less watery in general, but this is so easy to drink. Hell, it's practically a chugger. The light body and dry finish only help the drinkability.

O: Who needs Bud Light when you have this? This isn't designed to be a Zombie Dust wannabe, it's designed to be drank by the six pack, or with a good meal. Very enjoyable as long as you don't expect explosive flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 23:45:15 | More by ThisWangsChung
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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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Amalak

New York

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A. It is a completely opaque caramel color, with a big foamy head and lots of lacing. Some bubbles can be seen.

S. There's a very, very mild yeast scent.

T/M. There's an apple taste there. It's an extremely carbonated beer. There's a bit of a pear undertone. A mild-ish finish.

O. I'm not sure where they were going with this beer. It's just tangy, but there's not much of a flavor or an idea there. It's not horrible, but this is definitely a beer to pass on.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 22:44:43 | More by Amalak
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BEERMILER12

Maine

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

Serving type: can

06-15-2013 06:41:03 | More by BEERMILER12
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vkv822

Oregon

2.65/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz : tulip snifter.
bottled: 03/16/12

Fairly clear, golden-yellow. Foamy white head, average retention, nice lacing.

Light bouquet of citric, floral and pine hops.

Citric floral hops, bready, biscuit finish.

Medium light body with average prickly carbonation. Finishes a bit watery.

Fairly average overall, and just a bit disappointing/unimpressive.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 09:34:17 | More by vkv822
Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 459 ratings.