Wyld Extra Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
37.3%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 751 ratings
Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale
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
Ranking:
#39,383
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
751
Liked:
280
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
13.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
107
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 751 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of mactrail
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crisp and tangy ultra-light brew. Clear amber with just a shade of brownish. Fine-grained white foam is attractive and lasts well. Quite spritzy in the mouth. Aroma is pleasantly beery with a whiff of hops and roasted grain.

There is a little roast malt flavor, but overall it is sharpish and prickly. Some faint hop flavors, slightly herbal. A light bitter twang finishes things off. This has a lot of the club soda taste but it goes down nicely.

This is the classic light-weight brew that has just a quiver of flavor. Not much to say about this, but it's clean and beery. From the 12 oz can purchased at Emigration Market in Salt Lake City.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vfgccp
2.73/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderate head that leaves some streaky lace on the glass. Settles to a thin layer of variably sized bubbles. Gold to amber color and clear.

Prickly pine hop aroma dominates. Light grapefruit in the background. I detect no malts.

The malt shows up in the flavor but this is still a tale of the bittering hops. Less resiny than the smell, more white pepper, especially in the swallow. The aftertaste is surprisingly short-lived. Decent body.

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Photo of atrocity
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow-orange body with a thin ring of bubbles on top.

Smell: Citrus scent steps aside as some watered down malts shamble by.

Taste: Thin, vapid maltiness and no apparent sweetness. Citrusy hops and an accompanying grapefruit taste along with a medium bitterness. Lacks that malt backbone all the way to the finish that can't come a moment too soon.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Average at best. This one definitely won't be catching on like wildfire.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of woodychandler
4.18/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I CAN't understand why we CAN't review multiple serving types as we once could, or else I am missing a trick that others may know. My local, in-person trader, tone77, recently dropped off a number of CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM) and this was one of them. Today is 06-10-2013 and the following review is for a CAN:

From the CAN: "Brewed with ORGANIC barley malt"; "98.6% Organic Ingredients".

The Crack revealed yet another brimful craft CAN and so I allowed it to settle a little before moving to an inverted Glug. This produced just over two fingers of foamy, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy deep-gold. Nose was redolent with resinous pine hops and I again found myself wondering where APAs leave off and AIPAs begin. Please do not misconstrue this to mean that I am complaining, but instead just openly mulling a long-standing question for myself. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of peaches, believe it or not! It was totally unexpected and it was not as if I had been eating peaches or even had anything to do with peaches recently. That is simply what it tasted like. The flavor and the medium body made it eminently drinkable and it was half-finished before I realized the pace that I was setting for myself. Finish was semi-sweet and still quite peachy.

The following is my original review from a bottle:

A mini-trade with my colleague, Sam Knocken, netted me this and several other Uinta beers. That works!

From the bottle: "Earth, Wind and Beer Unleashed by Uinta Brewing Co. Salt Lake City Utah"; "For best flavor enjoy in a glass"; "Brewed with renewable power"; "Extra Pale Ale".

Unleash the hops! My pour not only created a finger of dense, rocky, eggshell-white head with good retention, but my kitchen smells like someone is cutting open a bunch of grapefruits. Yum! Color was a deep orangish-amber with just a hint of haze. Leaning in, I could also smell biscuit-y malts to accompany the citrusiness. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was pure grapefruit. Finish was dry, not gaspingly so, but still very dry. If the ABV truly is only 4%, this would make for a highly sessionable beer. Me likee.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a soapy white head and some spotty lacing.

S: Starts off with a really intense hop aroma of grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Hints of grass and floral notes are also present. There is a moderate breadiness, but unfortunately also a little bit of butter.

T: Floral hops with a nice grapefruit bite up front. A touch of orange peel which adds to the moderate bitterness of the beer. Toasted malts and bread give a decent amount of sweetness.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: Thought this was a pretty good beer overall. Pretty light and easy to drink pale ale.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Four +, Uinta...apparently they're the same...? Fair enough, I guess. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, light mango, light pineapple, honey, very light caramel, and light lemon zest. The taste is similarly fruity, with mandarin orange now taking over as the dominant character. I think I get some passion fruit in there somewhere as well, though I could be mistaken. A nice caramel backbone passes through it all nonchalantly, confidently. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a somewhat surprisingly good brew, one that I would certainly not mind revisiting. A few times. Yup.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Trying the Wyld EPA and it is light and refreshing. The beer poured a slightly cloudy orange with decent white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell has fresh slightly grapefruity hop. The taste is bitter through the entire draw, but comes off the pallet nicely. There is a subtle citrus present. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is a good session ale.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest.

Pours a golden orange with little head. The nose is bready, toasty, and has some citrusy hop notes. The flavor is malt forward with a big, bready, biscuity malt character with some underlying notes of burnt toast. The hop character is very citrusy with notes of grapefruit complementing the malts. There is a faint bitterness in the finish, but it's balanced and welcome. The mouthfeel is light bodied, smooth, and crisp.

This is an easy drinking, flavorful, sessionable beer. It's worth trying.

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Photo of imbibehour
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Billolick
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Bottled on dating..well done
(5-24-11)

Pours hazed and dull light yellowy amber, off white head, shows moderate stayage, then leaves a decent looking fine collar, low sheeting and bits of lace.

Malty and floral nose.

Notes of caramel malts, flowery hops, with a dry finish.

Nothing special, just a decently hopped and smooth drinking pale ale. Respectable and servicable sessioner.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #25 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

Don't know why, but I've held off in trying this one numerous times. I think seeing the rating on it may have jaded me from giving it a shot earlier on.

This is actually fairly good. It is mellow, in comparison to the really out there pale ales that a lot of people are making. A heavy malt base supports a clear hop influence, but not to the tone that you come to expect for the style. I don't really hold this against the obnoxious interpretations of an apa, to be honest. I am letting this stand on its own, and I can say that it is a good pale ale. Not quite as rounded as I would like, but it works. Carbonation is a bit high and biting, but it doesn't really matter.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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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 Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 37.3% out of 100 with 751 ratings
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