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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States
uintabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

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

Added by rowew on 04-01-2009

BEER STATS
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188
Ratings:
744
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
27.48%
 
 
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Photo of Tone
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, golden color. Two inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong pine, hops, slight citrus, hint of earthy malt, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pine, floral hops, slight citrus hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, feel, and body. The floral/pine flavors are too strong for this beer to be considered well blended.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a simple pale and biscuit malt scent along with a mild hop nose. It's light with a touch of bready character. The taste is decent. It has a smooth pale and biscuit malt character. It's light and refreshing, yet full flavored and highly drinkable. It goes down easy with a touch of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a no frills pale ale that's certified organic and quite delicious.

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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.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles July 2009; Sampled March 2010
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces three fingers of frothy, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold hue that shows an almost brilliantly clear, light straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice citrus hop component to it that mixes pleasingly with a floral, peach like fruitiness. Underneath this expressive hop character is a hint of cracker-like malt character. Based on the nose, this is my kind of Pale Ale.

Fairly dry tasting, which really subdues the expressive hop frutiness found in the aroma. The beer is quite light as well, which makes this eminently quaffable and something I would mind as a cool refresher on a hot Summer's day. Herbal hop notes and a touch of pine, as well as solid bitterness all play a big role here in the flavor. I am not sure that they are bigger than the citrus / fruit flavors, but b/c these are so subdued as compared the the aroma, I seem to notice the others first. Still there is a solid hop character that contributes flavors of tangerine, expressive lychee, and even some floral peach notes, each of which becomes more apparent as my palate adjusts and as the beer warms up. Cracker like grain notes become more noticeable as the beer warms, and there is also a soft, honey-like grain quality that comes out as well; this last is definitely accentuated by the floral hop notes.

This is actually a pretty damn solid Pale Ale; I wasn't expecting much here, but this is actually quite good and I would happily while away a hot afternoon with a couple bottles of this on hand. I could wish for just a hint more body and malt character perhaps (as this would boost the fruity hop flavors), but then that would kill how light, refreshing and easy drinking this beer is.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wyld Extra Pale Ale
Uinta Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
ABV: 4.00 %

LOOK: Pale orange colored brew with fine clarity. Active carbonation rising to an inch of pillowy foam. Leaves some lace down the glass.

SMELL: Aromas of orange, lemon, grass, hay and herbs are all there in full effect. Inviting aroma of pale ale goodness.

TASTE: Orange and grapefruit zest, mild tropical like note, resinous hop notes, grass, and a light caramel base. Very flavorful with loads of hop notes packed into a 4% pale ale. Impressive showing.

FEEL: Light bodied, well carbonated, even finish, clean, it is what it should be.

OVERALL: A great tasting pale ale from Uinta brewing. Their success in brewing seems to be the subtleties and solid flavor of all their beers. This is no different; a world class pale ale especially adept for sessions.

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Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a fruity sweet orange hop with a light caramel malt.

The taste consisted of vibtant upfront orange and citrus hop that evolved into a dry grapefruit-like hop. There was a good malt backbone with a doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a tasty, fruity and very easy to drink ale.

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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.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam. Not bad at all!

Smell: a bit dry with a definite graininess. There's an earthy, noble hop quality here. Overall, perhaps not my favorite, but not bad.

Taste: very grainy and dry with a little bit of biscuity character that I don't love. Hops, again, are earthy and noble, and bitterness is good for the style. It's not bad, but again, something about the biscuit and the grain don't work perfectly for me.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a very good level of carbonation and a springy, satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: this is a pretty refreshing and drinkable beer, although it isn't perfect. I really do like the quaffability here, though; it could be a good barbecue beer.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.12/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

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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.

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

A: Poured a yellowish, light golden color with good carbonation leavign a nice medium white cap, some bubbles and lacing is present after aminute or two

S: Nose is lighter pine notes with citrus and tropical fruits; melons, apricots and lemon zest

T: Not exactly sure what happened between the nose and taste here but the nose leads me to believe this beer was going to pack a little more punch in the flavor department. However, this beer is not bad. It starts out with a Pale malt, light biscuit with a very light citrus and pine note, melon as well

M: This beer is 4% ABV an danyone who drinks this should first examine that this is a sessionable Pale Ale versus a West Coast hopped out Pale. The mouthfeel is plain, light with some light hop bite and sweetness. Well carbonated and lightly refreshing

O: Not a bad beer but they should consider taking the "Extra" out of the name renaming it "Session Pale Ale"

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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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours pale but not extra pale. The body of the beer is a very light orange hue. Body is also transparent. Head is minimal and quite white. Head leaves decent lacing however.

S-I find the nose to be quite attractive. Nose is predominantly citrus rind hops. Floral hops are noticeable as well. Almost has a sort of green vegetal aroma as well. Pale malts, and some sweet and lightly bready notes as well. I enjoy the nose.

T-The flavor falters a bit but is still more enjoyable than expected. Flavor is akin to the nose but not as hop forward. Still, the balance and individuality of the hop bouquet make this beer an easy-sipping winner in my book.

M-The feel is super-light with plentiful amounts of bubbles the zap the tongue. A light bitterness wraps up and overall pleasant feel and flavor.

O/D-Overall, I enjoyed this one. I am quickly finding an appreciation for APAs (even the mellow ones). I enjoy the hop flavors here and the balance is nice. Not mind-boggling, but flavorful enough to keep this glass in-hand.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boy this beer seems to be all over the place!
Extra but it's ABV is like a session ale. Aggressively hopped yet under 30 IBU.

Here goes!

A - As expected on the lighter of amber browns. More yellow or orange with a 1/4 inch of head and sticky lacing.

S - Smells moderately hopped with pale malts and a good level pf sweetness.

T - Well it's a pretty good session ale I give it that. A nice bit of hops and then some sweet malts. Very drinkable not sure of the hate.

M - Well duh it's gonna be light. Freaking 4% ABV!

Overall I didn't like the Barleywine but this session ale is pretty nice.

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Photo of scruffwhor
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Metallic like tinge to this copper and bronze colored brew. Great head and great foam, mediocre bubbling.

Nice , Springy grapefruit citrus hop aroma. Add to that some toasted crackers and bread crust.

Taste has watery toasted cracker malt, light citric hops. This APA tastes diluted, not bad tasting, just lacking flavor.

Sessionable if you like watered down tasting pale ales.

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Photo of sweemzander
2.92/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

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Photo of Brad007
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
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 Jwale73
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in a small schooner. Pours a dull burnt orange with a hazy clarity. Head is loose, off-white and quickly dissipates towards the shoulders, leaving a residual soapy slick. Some spots of lacing revealed during the tasting. Nose expresses light biscuit malts and a trace of fruity esters. Taste consistent with nose with the addition of a noble hops presence at the finish. There's also a little citric acid interspersed throughout the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light in body with a crisp carbonation and a hint of acidity. Overall an easy drinking session beer, but not much flavor. That said, I'd be interested to see this beer on-cask.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.14/5  rDev -11%
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.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from Tipples. Best before 9/9/14, poured 7/31/14. Pours clear golden with a big fluffy white head. Aroma of nice floral hops, some lemon peel, a bit of soapy hop notes, and mild malt in the background. Flavor is nice bitterness up front, some grassy hops, hay, hint of citrus peel, light bready sweetness, and a slightly dirty flavor on the finish. This one is light and crisp with plus carbonation. The malts are waaay in the background. Other than the slightly weird finish on this--and it's not all that prominent--this was very nice. Maybe a bit more malt sweetness would be nice, but the. It wouldn't be Extra pale I guess. I don't get the low ratings here. Good beer that I could drink all day.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 744 ratings.
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