Wyld Extra Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
740
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
27.48%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
102
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 187 | Ratings: 740
Photo of NastyNorseman
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
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%
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 -4.5%
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 -17.3%
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 +9.3%
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%
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 -0.3%
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 -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 StevenMilligan
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
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 +3.7%
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 +21%
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 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 HamdenHector
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
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 +5.1%
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 +5.7%
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 -0.8%

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 +13.3%

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 +3.1%
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 +6.2%

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 -0.8%

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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Photo of Foyle
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a thick, sudsy 3+" off white head which slowly falls leaving some moderate lacing. Plenty of streaming carbonation. Color is a cloudy golden-orange with some sediment in suspension.

Aroma: pungent citrus punch you in the nose along with yeasty bread dough in the background.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat oily and sticky with a dry, slightly astringent finish.

Flavor: nice blend of citrus and earthy hops, some caramel and white bread flavors, lingering hop bitterness in the finish.

Overall: well done and one of the better beers I have had in this style.

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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 kflorence
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kudos for the can.

A: Pours an amber, copper in color with a very small amount of head that fades into a bit of film very quickly. Carbonation seems low. Looks more like an amber ale than an extra pale ale.

S: The aroma is hop dominant with an across-the-spectrum representation of floral, pine and citrus. There is a definite malt presence as well, mostly honey and bread, and some earthiness lingering in the background.

T: The malts shine up front with some bread and roast giving way to a bitter, lemony citrus hop middle and finishing with a mix of the two. Aftertaste is bitter citrus and bread.

M: Light bodied with lively carbonation that prickles the tongue, there isn't much substance here except maybe a hint of chewiness. Goes down very smooth and finishes a bit dry. Quite sessionable.

O: Not quite what I was expecting, it came off more of an amber/pale ale hybrid to me. That said, it was balanced, tasty and quite sessionable. I still have yet to find a brew from Uinta that blows me away, but this is probably one of their better offerings. I wouldn't seek it out, but it would be a nice companion on the trail or during a picnic. Cheers!

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Photo of mjurney
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Dark golden color, a little haze. Lots of carbonation rising up. Thick rocky head.

Aroma:
Fruity, some citrus, clean malt.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Clean malts, a little caramel and touch of honey. Fruity, apricot. Mild-medium hop bitterness, grassy-citrus. Finish is crisp and bitter. Body is crisp, refreshing, dry, smooth.

Overall:
It's a very good American Pale Ale. Very sessionable.

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