Wyld Extra Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company

Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale
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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,626
Ranked #43,364
3.55 | pDev: 13.8%
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale
Notes: 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: 190 | Ratings: 752
Photo of Ahypercube
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this in my mom's closet, bottled almost exactly three years ago. This is the longest-aged beer I have ever tried, and it is by complete accident.

L: Less than a finger of persistent white head that lingers as a thin film. Well-carbonated nonetheless, as it lingers for a good long while. Excessive sediment clouds the orange-amber brown body with rare faint black speckles along with lighter colored gunk. Looks organic and unfiltered.

S: Super beery for 4%, but in a malty way. Almost has some barleywine flavors like soy sauce, oak, juniper, and white pepper, but also carries a tad bit of lingering hop character. Only a hint of orange peel and lemon peel can really speak for themselves. Whole wheat bread is an afterthought.

T: I could drink these aged as much as fresh. An appropriately malty light beer for aging, and it was just bready enough to save itself from death. Would have been absolute crap if it had not been quite as rich. Pear, plum, apricot, lemon peel, and orange peel followed by salty soy sauce and peppery whole wheat and rye bread all balanced by woody oak. Excellent flavor profile.

F: Thin and tame, with not much bite remaining.

O: I want to try a fresh one again to compare, but I think it deserves a higher rating than it gets.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.42/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle to pint glass.
AROMA: A little hops, a little barley...nothing special.
LOOK: Yellow color, decent creamy head.
TASTE: More malty than hoppy.

Overall, not very Wyld at all, pretty tame. Below average.

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Photo of stevoj
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy golden color with light foamy head and mildly sticky lacing. Enjoyable hoppy flavor and refreshing too. Organic ingredients and made with renewable power, so can be considered a "green" beer.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This Extra Pale Ale was surprise as the extra didn't mean hops but pale-er than pale ale. Watered down, light. Decent head and great lacing. Golden cloudy appearance. Smells of grass, florals, and citrus. Tastes right along those lines with malts and lemony bitterness in the finish. Pale light. Drinks like a farm ale.

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Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can served in a lager glass.

A: Large foamy white head over a pale, hazed, golden body. Plenty of sticky lacing get left on the glass.

Fruity with a hint of toffee. Mild bitterness.

Feel: Light but not watery body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of brewale4me
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden yellow in color with a large white head

Malty and Hop aromatics

Biscuit, grape fruit and light pine sweet tart/pez

Thin mouth feel very fizzy

It is a good beer.

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Photo of Kendo
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy golden with a 1-finger bubbly white head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

S: Bready malt and a touch of floral hops. Not much of a pale ale nose, to be honest.

T: First impression is that it's a bit thin and watery, which goes more to the feel than the taste. As for the flavor: grainy and straw-like malt is followed by citrus zest and some lemony bitterness at the finish. Lingering light, dry bitterness provides for a clean feel.

M: As noted above, it's a bit thin and watery. Carbonation is good, however.

O: Torn between a 3.5 and 3.75 here. As an APA it'd get the 3.5. Considering that it's advertised as an "Extra Pale Ale," however, I'll cut it some slack. Drinks in some ways more like a Session IPA.

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Photo of Real_Thirsty_Guy
2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Darker golden pale dark yellow color.
Grassiness and fresh smell.
Bready taste with some spice turning over in the end, real light taste for the color.
Unique but dull and off-putting in the end

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Photo of smbslt
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Opening the can and you are hit with an herbal, wet evergreen aroma - earthy but interesting. Wasn't planning to use a glass but the aroma compelled me to investigate further.

The golden/amber hue and the creamy white head with ample carbonation set a nice stage.

Bright but goes straight away and stays bitter in a one dimensional way.

Feel was fine but did linger a bit.

Overall worth having but not often. Not sure if the high % of certified organic ingredients takes the edge off it or it is actually more accurate flavors but it would take some palate recalibration.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy dark straw with a nice head. The aroma leads with lighter fruits, tangerine, grapefruit, and unripe pear. The flavor is mostly crackery malts with a background and very mild hop presence. The mouthfeel is very fizzy and slightly astringent. Overall this as almost an English style pale ale, with a very strong malt characters, where the hops act merely as seasoning. Not quite what I am digging, but still a very nice, sessionable beer.

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Photo of JayQue
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

on draft.

medium copper color, foamy white head. not the boldly hopped beer that is advertised. however, a decent pale ale - mild hop and malt flavors, easy to drink

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks fantastic. Just too watery and lacking in flavor. It's simple, wet, hoppy, and bleh. Works for a session epa, but I'd pass for something offering more flavor.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light, clear gold with a one finger white head that disappates quickly. Aroma is citrus, mango, grapefruit. Taste is the same, but fairly light. Mouthfeel is thin, but very quaffable. Overall, an interesting brew, nice for the strength but could use a bit more flavor.

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Photo of loubar
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle at Cost Plus. Distinct, pleasant citrus aroma. Hop bitterness up front, floral and grapefruit on a light, semi sweet bready malt base. Finishes dry. Clean and crisp with good carbonation. Tasty and refreshing. An excellent session IPA.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden in color. Fairly clear in appearance. Very light tropical fruit hop flavor. Not terrible, but not outstanding either. Works in a pinch if you need a light, crisp "hoppy" brew.

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Photo of drpimento
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
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;

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
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!

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Photo of pagriley
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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

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Photo of JasonEdelson
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Sometimes one's preferences go against the grain: I really enjoyed this beer. Maybe it's the simplicity and smoothness that balances the hops. Definitely not an IPA for hopheads. Great head retention, Good color. Refreshing.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are very good. Has a more funky lemon like aroma. Maybe slightly piney. Very light bready malts with a mild piney hop, followed by a mild lemon aftertaste. Moderate bitter aftertaste. Overall, it just seems too watered down. Not enough umph to it.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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%

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