Wyld Extra Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale
751 Ratings
Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.22/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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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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4.17/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Very clear, dark gold. This was definitely lighter, in appearance, than most of the Pale Ales I've tried. One finger head that left really nice lacing.

S: Nice crisp odor.

T: I just loved the way this tasted. It was somewhat surprising given the light color. Nice citrus hop notes.

M: While the mouthfeel was on the light side it still delivered more than I expected for a 4% ABV beer.

O: This one will be a staple in my fridge. Great taste (subjective), low ABV, and It comes in a can!

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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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4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: There was a little foam over after uncapping this beer, a solid centimeter of frothy head on a medium pour, Deep gold - 3.00, S: A very pleasant aroma, some nice earthy hops, a few hints of bubblegum, definite grassiness - 4.25, T: Solid hop bite, dry, tastes like some green/fresh hops are part of the build though given the bottling date of May 2008 - I doubt I would pick that up over a year later, I do wonder how much more prominent the hops would have been if it had been fresher - 4.25, M: 4.00, D: A very enjoyable and drinkable extra pale ale - then again that is coming from a hophead and this one doesn't disappoint, as an organic beer there is absolutely no loss in taste. Apparently "Four +" is affiliated with Uinta Brewing, I'd gladly drink this beer again - 4.50

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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 Zesiger
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 751 ratings
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