Wyld Extra Pale Ale | Uinta Brewing Company

Wyld Extra Pale AleWyld Extra Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.53/5
751 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#39,794
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
751
pDev:
13.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
107
Trade:
0
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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.12/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles July 2009; Sampled March 2010
An aggressive pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces three fingers of frothy, off-white colored head. The beer is a gold hue that shows an almost brilliantly clear, light straw-gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has a nice citrus hop component to it that mixes pleasingly with a floral, peach like fruitiness. Underneath this expressive hop character is a hint of cracker-like malt character. Based on the nose, this is my kind of Pale Ale.

Fairly dry tasting, which really subdues the expressive hop frutiness found in the aroma. The beer is quite light as well, which makes this eminently quaffable and something I would mind as a cool refresher on a hot Summer's day. Herbal hop notes and a touch of pine, as well as solid bitterness all play a big role here in the flavor. I am not sure that they are bigger than the citrus / fruit flavors, but b/c these are so subdued as compared the the aroma, I seem to notice the others first. Still there is a solid hop character that contributes flavors of tangerine, expressive lychee, and even some floral peach notes, each of which becomes more apparent as my palate adjusts and as the beer warms up. Cracker like grain notes become more noticeable as the beer warms, and there is also a soft, honey-like grain quality that comes out as well; this last is definitely accentuated by the floral hop notes.

This is actually a pretty damn solid Pale Ale; I wasn't expecting much here, but this is actually quite good and I would happily while away a hot afternoon with a couple bottles of this on hand. I could wish for just a hint more body and malt character perhaps (as this would boost the fruity hop flavors), but then that would kill how light, refreshing and easy drinking this beer is.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found this in my mom's closet, bottled almost exactly three years ago. This is the longest-aged beer I have ever tried, and it is by complete accident.

L: Less than a finger of persistent white head that lingers as a thin film. Well-carbonated nonetheless, as it lingers for a good long while. Excessive sediment clouds the orange-amber brown body with rare faint black speckles along with lighter colored gunk. Looks organic and unfiltered.

S: Super beery for 4%, but in a malty way. Almost has some barleywine flavors like soy sauce, oak, juniper, and white pepper, but also carries a tad bit of lingering hop character. Only a hint of orange peel and lemon peel can really speak for themselves. Whole wheat bread is an afterthought.

T: I could drink these aged as much as fresh. An appropriately malty light beer for aging, and it was just bready enough to save itself from death. Would have been absolute crap if it had not been quite as rich. Pear, plumb, apricot, lemon peel, and orange peel followed by salty soy sauce and peppery whole wheat bread with rye all balanced by woody oak . Excellent flavor profile.

F: Thin and tame, with not much bite remaining.

O: I want to try a fresh one again to compare, but I think it deserves a higher rating than it gets.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a "stubby" 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a moderate head of white foam.
Aroma-PLeasant boquet of floral, citrus hops
Taste-Nice wave of white grapefruit-rind bitterness, pale malts and "dusty" hops. Light-bodied but vey nice flavor. At 4.0ABV, this brew lends itself well to a session with friends around the grill or on the deck.

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Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a fruity sweet orange hop with a light caramel malt.

The taste consisted of vibtant upfront orange and citrus hop that evolved into a dry grapefruit-like hop. There was a good malt backbone with a doughy finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a tasty, fruity and very easy to drink ale.

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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 Therealfootball
4.1/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Strickzland
4.07/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.06/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Bar of Soap Asheville. Served in a pint glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/4 inch off-white head that retains a bit before settling at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Mildly hoppy aroma brings some citrus to the table along with some grassy notes.

T- Flavor follows suit with a moderate bitterness and some light grapefruit. Nice Bready malt to balance.

M- Slightly oily with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A great pale ale for sessioning due to the low ABV. Doesn't skimp on taste either.

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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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Photo of ptaney1044
4.04/5  rDev +14.4%

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 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 Zimbo
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured between a high tumbler and an ISO and Westmalle glass this beer began with lots of foamy head and and a vibrant yellow colour. Light guenching carbonation to start leading almost to a flatness. Rich ripe fruit on the nose with a clean and sour taste and some trace of ginger.

Of all the glasses the Westmalle Trippel showed it best. Sort of reminds me of a cross between a Berliner Weisse and a gueze. Very very interesting and very pure getting back to basics. Real idividuality here. And not an infantile horned demon or posturing hyperbole anywhere on the bottle or its label.
Can imagine Henry Thoreau drinking this on Walden Pond.

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Photo of couchsitta
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerIsland
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap in Ogden last night at a local restaurant on 25th St. After I orderded it, the barmaid said she'd bring out a twenty-five cent appetizer as their license required a food purchase. Silly me! After a week on the ground, you'd have thought I'd get the hang of drinking in Utah. So a little bowl of home cut potato chips appeared and they were very, very good! The Wyld showed up in a very generous Pilsner glass (for $3.50) and looked quite fine. A big frothy head floated over the bright gold ale and an aroma of malt exuded forth. The Wyld is a tasty, well balanced brew with a decent amount of flavor and a refreshing effect. I think this is the current #2 beer on the Utah trek and I'll likely get another. A very drinkable item!

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of mtparty37
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest.

Pours a golden orange with little head. The nose is bready, toasty, and has some citrusy hop notes. The flavor is malt forward with a big, bready, biscuity malt character with some underlying notes of burnt toast. The hop character is very citrusy with notes of grapefruit complementing the malts. There is a faint bitterness in the finish, but it's balanced and welcome. The mouthfeel is light bodied, smooth, and crisp.

This is an easy drinking, flavorful, sessionable beer. It's worth trying.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of fightswithbears
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of thedaveofbeer
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +13.3%

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