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:
190
Ratings:
749
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
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9
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108
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Reviews: 190 | Ratings: 749
Photo of garcia2a
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Brickskellar in Wash. DC.

Poured a nice golden color, slightly cloudy with a lacey head.

The nose has nice tones of sweet citrus hops with a nice tint of caramel malts. This translated well to the taste as the the hops were nice and complex on the tongue. Just enough sweetness to wake up the old taste buds. The beer finished dry and crisp with a nice bready quality derived from the malt.

Mouthfeel was good, the hops were in balance, leaving a nice grassy finish on the tongue with only a slight ascerbic bite. This is a very drinkable beer that wass a nice complement to my meal. This will make an excellent late spring beer.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light orange amber with a slight haze and some bubbles coming up from the bottom. Very scant head of white foam that fell quickly to a thin film and ring. Some soapy wet lace. Nose is very light. Gentle citrus and noble hops. Floral and herbal. Some cracker and biscuit on the nose. Soft hint of melon. Drinks really well. It's an earthy cracker malt that starts you off and travels the palate quickly. The citrus, not tart and not really sweet either, make the drink mouthwatering and thirst quenching. It drinks quickly and very light with a watery mouthfeel and some spritzy carbonation. Settles in back with a slight bitter and herbal.

This was a nice very low abv pale ale that gives the all day ipa a run for it's money. This one is the winner with certified organic ingredients and a light refreshing taste that doesn't taste watered down. It has a mere 120 calories per 12 oz serving and that makes it very attractive. The noble hop character is not loud with intense fruit flavors but it is strong in it's own way and earthy. If it's a touch off balance it towards the malty side and has plenty of cracker on the back palate. Drinks very easily and great for a hot day.

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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light, clear gold with a one finger white head that disappates quickly. Aroma is citrus, mango, grapefruit. Taste is the same, but fairly light. Mouthfeel is thin, but very quaffable. Overall, an interesting brew, nice for the strength but could use a bit more flavor.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer at Smith's in Vernal, for $9. A little steep if you ask me...no biases going in though.

12 oz stubby.

A: Pale gold/orange color, excellent clarity, about half an inch worth of dense, rocky, white foam. Tons of carbonation floating around in this one. Big gobs of sticky lacing. Excellent.

S: Interesting things going on here, a little pale malt, a few hops, slightly minerally as well. Really light all the way around though. Not a whole lot going on.

T: Light pale malt, a hint of sweetness as well, a little kick of bitter bite at the end, not a whole lot going on. Not offensive, just not a whole lot going on here.

M: Thin and crisp, nice carbonation, slightly dry in the mouth as well. Begs for another sip.

D: Very easy, while not being hugely flavorful, or strong by any means, it does have some nice flavors. Really easy to drink, and makes for a good summer session. I might snag this one again. Not too shabby.

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Photo of babaracas
3.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear gold with billowing dense white head. Thick rings of lace down the glass, great retention. Smell: light biscuit, light citrus, pine and apricot. Taste: crackery malt with a little extra fruit sweetness, grapefruit and pine - not a lot. Nice, actually. Best before mid May '14.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
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 poolemhore
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - copper hue with a nice white foamy head which persists through the drinking

S - Earthy and a bit of citrus/pine

T - Very mild, slightly sweet with a twinge of lingering bitterness at the end

M - A tiny tingle on the tongue, mostly very smooth and not a whole lot going on here

O - Give this a 4 overall because its an extremely session able beer whose niche is to be drank from the can on the trail. Not very exciting out of a glass.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale flat yellow, plenty of carbonation streams, and four fingers of white micro-bubbly foam.

Pleantsant not overly agressive grapefruit aroma.

Quick fleeting caramel, immediately overwhelmed by grapefruit. Bitterness builds and peaks smoothly at the swallow. Citrus and bitter entwine in the aftertaste.

Light-medium mouthfeel is smooth with some background bubblyness.

Overall an enjoyable if unexceptional pale ale. You might not seek, but no reason to avoid.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong aroma is quite hoppy and piney, with a hint of citrus, more like an IPA than a "regular" pale ale. It pours a typical but still appealing clear amber with a decent off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor is quite hoppy with a malty undertone and hints of caramel and sour citrus. Texture is smooth and somewhat fizzy, leaving a nice hoppy tingle. You can just about taste the wilderness.

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Photo of jondeelee
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
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 WoodBrew
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Trying the Wyld EPA and it is light and refreshing. The beer poured a slightly cloudy orange with decent white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The smell has fresh slightly grapefruity hop. The taste is bitter through the entire draw, but comes off the pallet nicely. There is a subtle citrus present. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall the beer is a good session ale.

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Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
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 match1112
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a cloudy orangeish yellow body with a thin off white head that displays good staying power and average lacing. taste and smell are bready biscuity malts with some citrus hops in the background. mouthfeel is above average for me. extra driness without the overpowering bitterness. maybe a tad on the thin side. overall its nice, but i dont know that i would buy again.

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a light mix of citrus hop and some lemon zest. There is some sweet biscuit malt in the background as well.

T - Sweet biscuit malts with some citrus hop and light bitterness. Through the middle, some bready malts and some lemon come through. Finish is a mix of biscuit and some lemon zest.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate lively carbonation. Smooth and very crisp.

D - Very drinkable. The flavors could be a bit stronger, but this is a very sessionable beer.

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - orange-like golden color, clear, with about 2 fingers of fluffy off-white colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell - a little hoppy, and notes of citrus in the smell.

Taste and Mouthfeel - strong earthy taste, hoppy, but with a cereal-like hoppiness. A little odd-tasting, but not bad. Texture is nicely balanced.

Overall - an interesting beer to try. Not terribly intriguing either though. Still, worth trying!

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Photo of drpimento
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Excellent appearance with a huge, off white, thick, very durable head, lots of lace, and a clear, dark gold color. Aroma is simply fresh hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is dominated by the fresh hop, some sweet malt to balance, perhaps a bit too much carbonic tang. Body is decent; above average, but just as it does seem a tad thin. Not a bad drinking beer.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Semi-clear burnt orange body under a light cream colored head. Very light lines of lacing.

Aroma: Earthy, herbal, hoppy, faint cedar.

Taste: Very spicy in the way of hops and cedar notes. A little bit of malt sweetness for balance, and a tea-like finish/aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied.

Overall: The more I drink this, the more watered down it tastes, but has enough of a spicy hop bill to make it very tasty. Love the low ABV too.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appropriately, this is a very pale straw gold with about 3/4ths of an inch of head. Nice lacing. Aroma offers some nice sharp, grassy hops, though it's a little faint. Good hop flavor, grassy with some citrus, and moderately high bitterness. Malt is very faint. Clean, light bodied, pretty refreshing. Decent hoppy session beer.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Uinta Wyld
5/16/13
12oz can, best before 8/18/13

Lightly hazy gold with a one-finger head. Good retention, lacing. (3.5)

Aroma is subtly hoppy and fruity. I can't tell if it's esters or hops, but I get some ripe melon, and some dank, heavier hop notes reminiscent of Simcoe. Pretty restrained overall, but nice. (4)

Flavor is moderately bitter with some grainy sweetness. Biscuity and cracker-like malt. Exceptionally clean, with a modest hop flavor. Grassy and earthy, with some grapefruit notes. Highly drinkable. Could use a bit more carb. (3.5, 3.5)

This is one of the better XPAs I've had, and it came all the way from Utah! Quality-control-wise this is an impressive beer. No signs of flavor degradation. Clean and delicately hopped. A good beer. (4)

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Photo of Jsteez
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crisp and fresh. Dry and slightly bitter finish; creamy white lace left on glass; 2 finger white head; good retention. Cloudy, yellowish, deep gold with some peach/orange highlights. Biscuity, malty, citrus, slight floral, grassy, with a hint of pepper funk in the backend; light/medium bodied; watery and thin; moderate carbonation. Give it try, it's pretty good as the low ABV makes it sessionable.

Damn tasty for a warm weather brew!

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Photo of smakawhat
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Uh oh, more organic beer... let's see how this goes. Into the nonic pint glass you go.

A very uniform pin head sized bubbled head, foamy with good retention, off white in color, sits on a bit of a hazy cloudy dull lemon yellow. Some rising cola carbonation can be seen, but kind of lifeless.

Great mild hop citrus nose on this. Faint lemon and apricot sweetness. Real nice and airy, subtle, but I really like this nose. It's like a mild IPA.

Taste is kind of dry and chalky, but overall ok. Subdued crisp malt quite flat mouthfeel like a lot of organic made beers to me. Still brings a good fruit palate matching on the nose, with a light body.

Overall this pretty good for a low abv beer.

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Photo of greybeardloon
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled June 29, 2011

A: Pale amber with good head and lots of lacing.

S: Citrus (mostly orange) and resinous hops dominate, but there is also some grain.

T: Again, the hops dominate, but there is still some bready malt in there too. The hops have a floral aspect in addition to the citrus.

M: Pretty thin.

O: This is a solid but, with the following exception, an otherwise unremarkable hoppy pale ale. This beer stands out because of the low abv, and it is quite tasty for a low abv American beer.

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Photo of JAFoley
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

A - Slightly hazy pale yellow body with bubbly white head. Nice retention and lacing.

S - Some tangy lemon, but not very fragrant

T - Dry start with some mild bitter hops, grassy, lemon grass and pine. Low subtle malts come in with doughy notes.

M - Medium/light body with moderate/high carbonation. Fresh and very drinkable.

O - This was great. I'd certainly pick a six of this up for a weekend barbecue.

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Photo of beergoot
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Excellent medium-gold colored body with a thick, blocky white head; sticky lacing. Foral and pine scents; musk melon. Warm malt flavors; fruity esters; soothing hop bitterness; light, warm bread. Medium bodied; smooth; semi-dry finish.

A smooth and easy drinking beer with excellent balance of flavors and subtle taste complexities. One of the best tasting, low alcohol content beers I have had in a long time. An excellent session beer contender if you're looking for a tasty yet mild beer in that category.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours yellow with a medium fizzy white head, good lace.

S: Bit of a soapy aspect, green with some grapefruit.

T: Noticable citrus, lemon and pink grapefruit. Has a somewhat sweet hop character. There was a gorgeous pilsner malt finish which I really enjoyed.

M: Light-bodied, it's 4% but it carries it well. Never watery or thin, frothy and smooth.

O: A very solid pale ale, good hop flavour and a true session beer, my first from Uinta and their ilk.

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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 749 ratings.
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