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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
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
744
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
27.48%
 
 
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Gots:
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Reviews: 188 | Ratings: 744
Photo of mfavoino
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden, hazy orange color with a finger of head. Patchy lacing.

S: Subtle fruity hops, citrus, and bready malt in the background.

T: Not very assertive citrus hop flavor, lemon, honey sweetness, and light cracker malt. Very straight forward.

M: Very light and drinkable with above average carbonation. Crisp on the tongue.

O: A less than exciting offering from Uinta. Nothing out of the ordinary here.

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Photo of harrymel
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

best by 17MAY13

Wow, 4%?! I hope this is good, cuz I love me some low ABV beer!

Grain yellow with a solid soapy quilt of whites. Smells of grain and grassy hops, some hints of lemon, but generally simple and crisp. Taste is crackers with a touch of bread and crouton, a bit of bitter and grass flavored hops; taste is okay, but a little more malty than I'd expect from a "extra" pale ale.... Medium on thin bodied with moderate on hi carb with a wet finish. I'm indifferent to this, if it was canned, I'd be all over it for the golf course.

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Photo of stewart124
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden yellow. Just a slight head white head.

Pine and resin in the nose.

Whoa tons of flavor here. Pear and citrus shine with plenty of pine. Bigger body than anticipate for a session ale. Still loads of hop character. The Amarillo and simcoe blend beautifully with the dry finish. Straw and biscuity notes come through in the malt character.

Really a treat and Iove that all this is packed in a 4% beer.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an improvement over the other I had from this brewery. It is immediately evident that this is an American style pale - there is an instant aroma that is quite prominent and hoppy. It is a nice yellow with great lacing and a smallish head.

The taste is hoppy and bitter, but mostly a good hoppy. The aftertaste follows suit and works well too.

The other Uinta I had was a too-creamy IPA but this one is much more as it should be and more enjoyable. Freshness may have been an issue with the other but this is great.

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

Wyld opens to an aggressively hoppy nose that would more befit a solid IPA than an extra pale ale: dandelion stem, pine resin, and eucalyptus mix with slightly lesser notes of grapefruit rind and rosewater. The hop aromas do fade rather quickly as the bottle is left open, revealing a sweet base, with lovely apricot, orange, berry, and cherry fruit esters, touches of brown sugar, and bits of light toast, hay, and biscuit adding bready notes. As a whole, the nose is admittedly light, but very enticing, featuring an excellent selection of hop and malt aromas, the balance between bitter and sweet finely tuned, and all of it not at all matching up with what is apparently a 4% ABV beverage, which usually begets weak, watery notes. Only strength of aromas prevents this from higher scores.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a bready, grainy note, heavy on whole wheat bread, Grape Nuts cereal, toast, biscuit, and hay. Hops come next, adding small layers of pine resin, grapefruit rind, and lemon, which grow over the course of the mouthful as the sugars die off. There are a fair bit of sugars in here too, including berry, apricot, and light orange fruit esters, as well as brown sugar. The aftertaste is a combination of, mainly, hops and breads, with some sugars left over, and fades with relative quickness. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium to medium-high, burning the tongue and soft palate and causing the beer to fizz up in the mouth.

Overall, this is decent beer; it’s just too bad the flavor couldn’t quite match up with the excellent aromas, since on the tongue the beer is far lighter and less sweet and hoppy than the nose hinted at. Still, for an incredibly low ABV (Wyld is only .7% ABV higher than Anchor’s Small Beer), this still manages some decent flavors, and would make for good beach fare.

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Photo of SerialHiker
2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a light harvest orange…no real bubbles, no real head…(2/5)

Smell: A nice mix of malt straightness and citrus hops…it’s funny, some smells I get way more orange/lemon and some are very malty…it’s got a really inviting aroma…(3.25/5)

Taste: Definitely extra pale…there’s like a pale beginning, a pale middle and a pale end with some citrus hops…blunt pale malts through and through here…a little, tiny bit of bitterness does do enough to add some additional flavor and make it a drinkable brew…(3/5)

Mouthfeel: light and crisp with little carbonation…it sorta comes and goes…it’s a bit watery…(2.75/5)

Overall: Definitely an extra pale ale…the flavor is good and it’s certainly a drinkable beer…as a hops guy, I am always waiting for that hoppy kick somewhere along the way and this brew just doesn’t have that…and it’s not supposed to…but what it does bring to the table is a fresh malt flavor that truly can stand alone…it is also certified organic, which I appreciate…(3/5)

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Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roths Sunnyslope market. $1.59 HUge out of control head on a gentle pour..when it settles daown its a clear golden ale with a large thick white head. Aroma, grassy,doughy slight grapefruit hop, nice enough. Taste grassy,some semi sweet malt, slight bitterness in the end. Palate is thin well carbonated and good for drinking in quantity. Overall average but the low alc and calories make this a good choice for summer bbq drinking

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Photo of JakesCrew
1.96/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Pale, amber, medium lacing
S - Grapefruit, Metallic
T - Tastes like a non-alcoholic beer. Some malt. Hops are wanting. Watery.
M - Thin and watery. Medium carbonation.
O - Nearly a drain pour. Like the label and the environmentally-friendly efforts of the brewery, but this is a fail.

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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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Photo of BigMike
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Look: Very pale yellowish orange with a big light and fluffy white head. Appearance reminds me of a saison.

Smell: Very light citrus on the nose. Lemon and orange notes.

Taste: Flavor is almost non existant. Some biscuit like sweetness and an ever so faint citrus taste. Very light but highly carbonated. A small amount of grassiness.

I should have checked the bottled on date before i purchased because i didnt notice until i opened said bottle that this particular beer is about 10 months old already. Not sure how much hoppiness it's lost in that time. That being said i could session this on a warm day easily.
Plus it's organic.

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Photo of matjack85
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, making it $1.67 for a single 12oz brown boittle. It has a bottled on date of 1/26/12 on it, so this bottle is about 10 months old now.

The beer poured a slightly hazed pale gold color with a half finger of white head on top that dissipated in less than 30 seconds and left only a few small spots of lace. Not that attractive to look at.

Pine, citrus, and tropical fruit smell with subtle bready malt underneath.

This mostly has a citrusy hop flavor with a bit of pine hop bitterness. giving it a 29 IBU rating. What malt there is is on the dry crackery side rather than sweet.

Light body with higher than average carbonation.

It has decent flavor, and with the low 4.0% abv you can have a few of these without feeling much, but they are not anyhing that I would describe as WYLD or exceptional.

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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 joey6packs
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer, just enough hops in a pale ale to make me happy. it came inside uinta's mix pack that someone had recomended at the store i purchased it from. this was my favorite beer from the pack and would definatley get it again. nice from hop to it that fades to a pleasent malty finish.

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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 gradestarr
4.32/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a great Extra Pale Ale. I purchased this at Uptown Market in SW Portland Oregon because the 12 oz bottle was $1.35 and because it was already cold. Imagine my surprise at being refreshed by a pale ale very unlike having sex on a boat (f---ing close to water!) but instead a cocktail of subtle flavors that played on my tongue like they were elementary school kids and it was recess time.

Nice decently lasting very puffy off-white head, not quite totally clear appearance but whatever. Light but not as light colored as I was expecting (was expecting rolling rock color)
Can't tell what it smells like as I am congested.
Tastes amazing, grapefruity hops yielding to grassy hops and leaving a green and black tea-like finish which was extremely compelling. Bitterness is just right and refreshing.
Smooth and refreshingly carby when cold, as it warms it's still okay.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottled-on date of May 18th 2012. Purchased recently at the GBBF in London. The label mentions that this brew is organic.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A bright golden hue with slight haze and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a thin surface layer. Aroma of sweet, grainy malt with notes of grapefruit, citrus, mild pine and faint grassiness. A hint of caramel and subtle earthy yeast in the background.

Tastes of light caramel malt with a crisp bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus and pine resin, along with dry, earthy yeast and biscuity grain. Slightly sweet. A well-judged bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is dry and tingly, with a spicy quality on the tongue. Reasonable body for the style. Mildly astringent; leaves an aftertaste of aromatic hops and malt.

Nice - not quite SNPA but a very drinkable pale ale. Well balanced; the malt is light and sweet while the aromatic hops come through nicely. The bitterness is restrained but appropriate. Great for a hot day - I'd certainly have one again. Too bad Uinta brews aren't found much near me. Worth sampling if you see it.

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Photo of CHickman
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy orange gold color with a tremendous 2 finger cloudy/foamy white head that faded extremely slowly with canyons forming as the head went down, leaving excellent foamy lacing and rings as it went down - a fantastic looking pale ale.

Smells of cereal, sweet malt, light caramel, grains, biscuit, grass, floral hops, citrus hops, lemon zest, herbs and light fruit like apple or grape; aroma is soft and nice combo of malts and hops with nice balance.

Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, lemon, herbs, grains, sweet malt, caramel, grains, biscuit, tea lead, very light spices like coriander and pepper; real nice pale ale flavor that leans towards an American IPA, while the nose leans towards and English ale.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a light body, very mild carbonation and a refreshing clean finish. Overall this was tasty and highly drinkable, and to me is a great session beer. Another winner from Uinta that I strongly recommend trying.

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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 ocelot2500
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear orange tinged golden color with a small, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus hops.

Tastes of the hops upfront with a decent malt backbone. Hops lead off with citrus and grass notes. Not particularly bitter. Malts come in and a little grainy sweetness along with some bread notes. Everything is very light and the beer comes off as a little bland.

Mouthfeel is light with a small amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a mediocre beer that I would pass on.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 8/1/12

Bottled on: 05/18/12

Pale golden yellow; mostly clear. Fizzy head rises to one finger and dissipates moderately. Thin layer of retention. Droopy rings of lace.

I really like the aroma; clean hop goodness abounds. Notes of tangerine, peach and orange. Grassy overtones. The malt offset is very subtle with a notion of dry cracker. Impressive.

The taste ain't too bad either. The hops lack some of the juicy vibrancy of the aroma, but there is a fair amount of crackle regardless. Very grassy with moderate bitterness a la citrus zest. The malt bill is clean with toasted grains. Dry, dry, dry.

The feel overall is fine for an extra pale ale / IPA light / what have you. That said, the crisp, light body has a thin feel at times, a characteristic of which the vigorous carbonation takes advantage.

Overall impression - I get the impression the folks at Uinta know a thing or two about how to get the most out of hops. At two and a half months old, Wyld is an easy recommendation. I can't begin to imagine how good this would be fresh.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sublime Ale House in San Marcos, Calif., on July 14, 2012. Draft into pint glass. Golden honey orange color. One finger of head when I got it that slowly dissipated. Light white lacing with good retention all around.

Smelled a potent whiff of citrus hops, mainly grapefruit and lemon. Lots of bitter notes, but refreshing, making me want to try it.

Got a sharp taste of citrus bitter hops up front, giving way to a refreshingly clean finish. Grapefuit, tangerine, orange and lemon led the way. Very bitter overall. Seems a lot stronger than 4 percent.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-below average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. Clean, crisp and refreshing.

Just a great beer for the summer. Another good beer from Uinta.

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Photo of BikeChef
4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This has become my new favorite session beer. At 4%, it might be the lowest abv craft ale out there.

Light copper color, nice hoppy nose. Good hop flavor (Citra?), light-bodied as to be expected... malts show up in the finish.

This beer absolutely delivers on its "Extra" Pale Ale style.

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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 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 vkv822
2.68/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz : tulip snifter.
bottled: 03/16/12

Fairly clear, golden-yellow. Foamy white head, average retention, nice lacing.

Light bouquet of citric, floral and pine hops.

Citric floral hops, bready, biscuit finish.

Medium light body with average prickly carbonation. Finishes a bit watery.

Fairly average overall, and just a bit disappointing/unimpressive.

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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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