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Wyld Extra Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

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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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Reviews: 188 | Ratings: 744
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 denver10
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear lightish orange golden with a white head that quickly escapes, leaving its remnants around the edge. Bubbles keep coming to the surface. A refreshing aroma of grapefruit and malt mixed with some lemon and grass. Very nice. A sweet, citric flavor to this, very little bitterness at all. Nothing fancy or complex but very nice and enjoyable. Thinner body to this, crisp, with some nice activity from the carbonation. A great sessionable beer here, ideal for the upcoming warm sunny spring and summer days and evening. I will definitely enjoy sitting back throwing a few of these back. Only bought a single this time but will definitely pick up a sixer of this.

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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 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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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 OtherShoe2
3.97/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very pale orange with a one-finger foam head. No lace nor retention beyond a skim.

Light malt and grapefruit/hop notes are primary.

The hop profile sells this one. Big juicy grapefruit rind here, with a touch of fruit overall. Malt is a bit bread, transitions to a cracker note as it dries out. Rind and bitterness come in to finish. Nice drinkable hoppy ale.

Medium bodied, maybe medium light. Decent carbonation.

A nice hoppy brew that is a bit out of balance on purpose. The lighter malt makes this easy to drink without foregoing all elements of flavor. A nice little APA -- I'm surprised and will have this again.

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

Interesting label. Basic beer inside. It's a pretty decent, drinkable APA though. It's darker than you might expect though with a hazy deep amber that borders on copper. Oddly, I don't find a lot of caramel in the flavor; although it is nicely biscuity. The head retention is good too, and it leaves sticky rings of lace about the glass. Nice appearance. Soft, citrusy hops greet you in the nose, and they carry through into the flavor. It's nicely balanced with citrus up front and delicately caramelish and biscuity malt in the back. Moderately bitter. It lingers nicely on the palate in the finish. Very drinkable. AND, it's organic. I don't think it will turn the heads of any beer geeks, but it's a really good cross-over beer for the uninitiated.

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Photo of nitro0292
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this through beer of the month club. I must admit I was somewhat skeptical of this "extra pale ale," as I'm not sure what that means.

A- gold color with solid retention and good lacing.

S- nice citrus hop smell...orange/tangerine. Slight touch of grapefruit.

T- very light and hop forward. Enough malt to keep it from being "hop juice" but very light, if sierra Nevada were to make a light version of SNPA this is what it would taste like. Not a bad thing at all.

M- light. Appropriately so. Low abv requires it. Not overly carbonated.

O- good beer. I wish they would make light beers that tasted like this. I might buy them.

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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 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 pinkham
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle in beer club package. Brew date was only 5 weeks before tasting. This beer is certified organic...don't mean much to a redneck such as myself.

A. Has a lighter golden with a hint of ruby look. Poured about a 1.5 finger head that had fair retention and lacing.

S. Hops over a sweeter malt. Floral over citrus in hops aroma in the beginning. The grapefruit aroma appeared as the glass aged to about ten minutes.

T. Grapefruit wins out over other hops characteristics. Some sweetness towards the back of the mouth and then a dry finish.

M. Has a good mouth feel. Carbonation is good and you get a fairly strong coating while savoring the multiple levels here.

D. Very drinkable!! At 4% ABV this is a great session beer for an IPA lover. I'd call this the best IPA "light" I've ever had.

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Photo of wcintula
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thoroughly impressed with this delicious session beer. Pours a honey golden with a slight haze. Big white finger and a half head after a vigorous pour. Strong citrus hop aroma with a nice grassy/lemongrass aroma weaved in. Slight metallic taste lies beneath it all but it's a really good arm-bender. I may be seeking this out in the summer.

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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 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 mpedara429
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours out a very clear burnt gold color. Two fingers of white head.

S: Quite a bit of variety here with dank pine, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple scents all present.

T: Very similar to the smell. I'm also catching some earthy tones in there.

M: Body is on the lighter side with medium carbonation. The body is also a little creamy.

O: I thought this was a great pale ale. It has a lot more complexity than a lot of others I've had. It is the epitome of the type of beer I would want to pound on a summer's day so I could get a good balance of refreshing and flavor. Unfortunately, the price point seems a bit high when the ABV is so low.

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Photo of beagle75
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a goblet at Brix in Sunset Beach.

A: Clear, medium golden color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy step-wise lacing remains on the glass.

S: Fairly assertive toasted grain is paired with savory herbal hops in an appealing and unusual way for a pale ale. Banana esters and bready yeast also add some hefeweizen elements, making for an interesting, if unconventional, smell.

T: Begins dry, with strong floral and herbaceous hops that keep their dominance over acidity that rises early but tapers off well before becoming distracting. A spike of dynamic lemon--juice and zest--ushers in the grainy middle that is rich with pilsner malt (but without the usual attendant honey flavor). The finish is mild, faintly floral, and toasty, with restrained bitterness.

M: Thin viscosity, wet on the palate but leaves a slow-growing acidic glow, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This is a light and easy-going pale ale that might seem unique if others brewed in a similar vein had not been recently encountered. It does not fall far from the English Thornbridge Brewery's Kipling, with a similar pairing of pilsner malt and savory floral hops. It also looks like Cismontane's Pandion pale ale, coming in at a few shades lighter than the norm for the style, although that other beer presents a more focused West Coast hop profile as influenced by the citra cultivar.

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Photo of mcallahan
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just got out of my bar shift at the local brewery and wanted to try something new that I could also take to the river. Already impressed with Hop Notch from Uinta Brewing, I grabbed a six of WYLD EPA cans from the local beer shop. Light, but bursting with flavor, I am impressed with Uinta for bringing a tasty, craft EPA with a reasonable abv, to the can form. Yummy. Very, yummy.

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Photo of Dools9
3.9/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can BB 9/1/13

A: Golden straw color with a thick two finger white head that retains pretty good and leaves patchy lace, nice bubbles streaming up the glass.

S: Biscuity malt, melon, some grapefruit, and topped with grassy and slightly hearbal hops.

T: Follows the nose pretty much, biscuity grains, that melon, easy going grapefruit rind, some herbal thing goin on as well. Bit of spiciness as well mixed in.

M: Light bodied and thin as to be expected but works well with the flavor of the beer. This one delivers on refreshment.

O: Nice summer quencher here, very ,very easy drinking and packs enough flavor to satisfy those looking for a little something extra. Reminds me of Wachusett Light IPA.

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Photo of RoyalT
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - This is a light, clear yellowish orange in color with a quick white head.

Smell - The dry-hopping is very apparent at the nose. The hops, nice citrus with a touch of pine, are not big but very fresh and noticeable. I'm sure there's some grain in there but I just can't pick it up through the hops.

Taste - The hops surprisingly carry through to the taste, very unusual for a light dry-hopped APA. The grain makes itself known and it is not bad. It's a bit on the raw side but pleasant.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with decent carbonation and a bitter finish.

Drinkability - The light body and fresh but not overpowering hops make this a very drinkable ale.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into becker pint glass; clear yellow-orange with a thin white fizzy head that sticks as a disc of foam with some small lacing. Smells of pale malt with some light crisp grassy hops, very appetizing and clean. Taste is delicious; clean bready malt with a perfect crisp slight hop finish. Tasty beer, and sessionable as hell at 4%.

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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 micromaniac129
3.86/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've noticed that all the beers from Unita that I've reviewed now seem to have low ABV.
And Wyld is the same case coming in at 4.0 ABV.
The aroma has a floral hoppiness which is bright and fresh smelling.
On the pour I got some hazy clarity with a small white head over the amber body.
Taste is malty and dry with some bitterness at the end that lingers into the aftertaste.
Not alot hops in the taste mostly malts.
Drinks prickly over the palate and finishes clean.
This is a desent beer nothing special. It is a bit lean and ashed out in the flavor but drinks good.

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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 VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours pale but not extra pale. The body of the beer is a very light orange hue. Body is also transparent. Head is minimal and quite white. Head leaves decent lacing however.

S-I find the nose to be quite attractive. Nose is predominantly citrus rind hops. Floral hops are noticeable as well. Almost has a sort of green vegetal aroma as well. Pale malts, and some sweet and lightly bready notes as well. I enjoy the nose.

T-The flavor falters a bit but is still more enjoyable than expected. Flavor is akin to the nose but not as hop forward. Still, the balance and individuality of the hop bouquet make this beer an easy-sipping winner in my book.

M-The feel is super-light with plentiful amounts of bubbles the zap the tongue. A light bitterness wraps up and overall pleasant feel and flavor.

O/D-Overall, I enjoyed this one. I am quickly finding an appreciation for APAs (even the mellow ones). I enjoy the hop flavors here and the balance is nice. Not mind-boggling, but flavorful enough to keep this glass in-hand.

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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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