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Wyld Extra Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
744
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
27.48%
 
 
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Reviews: 188 | Ratings: 744
Photo of dsa7783
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Single, short, stout, twelve-ounce bottle just purchased from Gary's in Madison...
"USDA Organic" on the orange, front logo sticker...
Appearance: Medium-copper, light-bronze, hue... Minimal head... Minor lacing...
Smell: Mild, slightly hoppy aroma with nuances of lemon zest...
Taste: Despite the low ABV, there was abundant taste in this dry-hopped, organic pale ale... Hints of fresh mint, bittersweet grapefruit, lemons, limes, and a hoppy finish make this an easily drinkable, very enjoyable beer...
Light-to-medium-bodied mouthfeel...
Ultra-easy drinkability...
Good stuff...

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

12oz bottle

Pours a transparent orange brown color with a small white head leaving perfect rings of lacing. Good fresh hoppy nose. Zingy, peppery hop blasts initially with a good solid malt presence, citrus notes round everything out. Very simple, but clean and very well executed. A bit weak on initial body but the mouth feel is coating and the aftertaste is long and hoppy. Definitely a quality beer and probably the best organic ive ever had. Great drinkability, i would recommend to pale ale fans (Extra Pale Ale is a bit much of a stretch, its not extreme by any measure, and at 4%...yea...dont get your hopes up for a monster here), and those who are into the organic thing.

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Photo of MusicaleMike
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Bottled on 5/29/08. Poured into my Carlsberg pint glass.

A: I got a small, whitish head, but it looks sticky and that it might leave some nice lacing. Very active carbonation shows itself off through the clear deep gold color. The small head has a lot of staying power, and amazingly leaves lace down the side of the glass till the last drop.

S: Mostly hops up front of the Cascade variety. Beautiful floral hop smell. It smells just like a standard good pale ale. The aroma promises some hop bitterness up front supported by a decent malt backbone.

T: The taste was as expected...I got hop flavor with a little candy sugar sweetness in the aftertaste. Not complex like some of my more favorite pale ales. The flavor was more lacking in the malt department. This was not a bitter pale ale either. The hop bitterness id extremely subdued and it almost tastes watered down.

M: Medium to light bodied. Very soft and crisp carbonation. It does not leave much of an impression on the mouthfeel, which helps out the drinkability rating.

D: Excellent. Tasty and delicious. Wonderful bouquet and smooth mouthfeel make this pale ale exceptionallt easy to drink. Not filling in any way and I could easily finish off a few.

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

Average-size head for the style, foamy and bone white, with a ton of stickage on the glass as the head thins to a skim. Color can be called nothing but true gold.

Snappy, fruity hoppiness in the aroma, clean and simple, with some brown sugar and green apple emanating through the hops.

Hops reign in the flavor...it's a 4% pale ale that tastes a little bigger, and is certainly bitter enough to be a hophead's go-to session beer. A little apple, a little burnt sugar and a touch of cinnamon give it necessary depth, though that's not to say it's complex at all.

While generously carbonated, it's not overwhelmingly so, though it feels watery, like the malt's not keeping up its end of the bargain. Only real pitfall of this beer.

Overall this is very reminiscent of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, with a more exotic yet subtle spiciness. Maybe one day Utah can pull itself out of the dark ages and allow their brewers freedom to brew whatever they like in the land of the free. Until then, this shows that Utah natives wanting quality aren't completely out of luck.

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Photo of tpd975
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ibrew2or3 for this newly added BA brew.

A: Pours a light bright golden hue. There is a 1/4 inch head that exhibits okay retention. No lace.

S: Nice light citrus hoppy aroma with hints of earthy grass. Hints of light malt hide beneath. Overall mild aroma.

T: Light in flavor as well. There is a nice light hoppy flavor with the grass and citrus coming thru. Toasty malt as well.

M: Very thin yet sparkling.

D: Pretty darn drinkable.

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Photo of dedrinker
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lighter than your average pale ale, hence the "extra pale" label. A golden color with a white fluffy head. Mild hop aroma of citrus/pine. Very mild but balanced flavor of light malts and hops. Nothing offensive or uneven in the flavors, but nothing distinct or substantial either. Light body with a mildly hoppy finish. Session beer or not, this lacks character or depth. An English bitter would at least have some biscuit or caramel quality to it, so the comparison to it based on gravity is not quite apt. I cannot recommend this even as a mild session ale. It's more like the Busch of the craft-brew world, except that it aint cheap. Without altering the specific gravity I would like to see the grain bill tooled with a bit in favor of some specialty malts, or perhaps use a little dry-hopping with some earthy Kent Goldings, or both.

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Photo of KylightZone
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The lighter golden color surprised me for sure. Nice fluffy head that left some decent lacing.

S: Decent amount of floral and citrus hops followed by some sweet malty goodness.

T: The citrus hops are nice and carry all the way through the entirety of this brew. Followed by some soft malts and a crisp bready characteristic.

M: Simple to drink, light-medium body.

Notes: I love utah beers mainly because of their easy drinking ability. Session brews all the way!

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Photo of abankovich
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light-amber to yellow color with an off-white head that quickly dissipated to leave a decent lacing on top and on the sides.

Very earthy scent. Hops of course, some pine is coming through. Maybe a slight malt sweetness as well.

Very refreshing and clean taste. Much more enjoyable than the aroma left me expecting it would be. The malt comes through in the middle and into the finish while the hops are subtle and present the entire way through. Their citrus character is noticeable more in the taste than it was to me in the smell.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth and goes down very smooth. Finishes incredibly clean. The drinkability because of this is imo very high. This would be a great beer to reach for when you want something refreshing and full tasting.

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Photo of brdc
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Photo of skeetermoses
2.87/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Overall this one was not that impressive, I found it to be a little bitter, I had this one with spaghetti, while at Solitude ski resort, I was not that impressed. I found it to have a kind of pear flavor to it. I should have stuck with the heiniken instead.

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

Four + Brewing Co.- Wild Fire

Thanks to Wasatch for this 1.

A- Orange/ copper brown with a small 2 ring lacing head.
S- Light sweet caramel malt with a touch of fruit and hops.
T- Caramel malt with a dose of lemon, grapefruit, and orange. A touch of hop pellets in the end.
M- Sweet and crisp with a oily hop finish.

Overall- Crisp and thirst quenching. Too easy to drink.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.42/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle thanks to BigJTrucker

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that thins. Thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is really fresh and crisp with dominant hop aroma. Has both notes of citrus and pine and is really well blended to create a fantastic smell. A hint of malt even sneaks in here and there.

Crisp malt taste immediately upfront followed by a wave of delicious hop flavor - just as it smells. An aggressive bitterness hits midway and rides through the finish as it finishes quite dry with a lingering hop flavor. Manages to maintain balance.

Medium-light body, creamy texture, well carbonated.

Wow, this is one impressive brew. I could easily drink this all day long, and at 4% ABV, it's completely possible. I am very pleased I had the opportunity to try this.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold brown color with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma has an intense burst of floral hops along with some citrus and caramelized malt.

T: The just like the smell, the taste starts out with a strong but pale hops bitterness, thus justifying the fact that “Extra Pale Ale” is printed on the label. The malt character is on the light side and there’s a little bit of citrus sweetness in there. However, the most surprising thing about the taste of this beer is that it didn’t have the same nasty bite that most organic beer that I’ve tried have. I’m guessing the hops intensity is what covers it, but it works. The after-taste is bitter and slightly bready.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easy, not very filling, very good representation of style, it’s a good beer to drink for the duration of an evening, especially if you want a beer with a lighter kick but a whole lot of flavor and I guess it works if you’re into the organic thing too.

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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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