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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States | website

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:
742
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
27.48%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
103
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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 DCon
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap @ the Bayou in Salt Lake City, UT for $4. Tapped from the Orange/Light Red Tap Handle w/ WYLD on it into a 16oz Bayou Pint Glass.

Aroma- Starts with a dry-hopped aroma thats definitely a must in a positive review for me with this style. Has some mango, citrus, and other fruits hanging with the hop aroma too.

Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger, frothy head that has great retention. Has a golden colored body that is clear. Leaves thick rings of lacing behind.

Flavor- Has a slight mango flavor from the beginning and then is clearly well balanced between hop and malt flavors. Doesn't come off strong at all for an APA. The dry hopped aroma comes into play with the taste too. Light bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and only light hops left on the palate.

Overall Impression- Not all that WYLD of an APA for me... Everything very subtle and easy going. I've always wanted to try this because of the name and now you have it. Above average beer but Uinta has MANY others to offer that I'm going to seek out now.

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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 htomsirveaux
2.88/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 22 Apr 2010.

This is the Wyld Organic Extra Pale Ale, guessing it is the same so reviewing it here.

Note: got this at Liquor Mart, was almost a year old when purchased (obviously did not pay attention to bottling code which is pretty clearly labeled). Caveat emptor and all that (damn you Liquor Mart, wtf?!).

Served in an Avery shaker pint. Almost no head. Lightly carbonated. Slight bit of sediment, light amber color. Aroma is lightly grainy, a bit of sour mash. Light sweet graininess throughout. Finish is a bit drier with a mineral water aftertaste. Moderate ethanol. Medium to light body.

Tastes like hippies... stale Mormon hippies.

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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 Act25
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The reviews for WYLD - an organic beer - are all over the map. I am the I LIKE IT camp.

A: Poured from orange can into a wine glass, an extra pale yellow-amber with a fast dissapating white head, lots of lacing, lots of carbonation. Looks good.

S: Very unusual, buttered bread with grapefruit marmelade. For me this works. Pleasant and plenty of interesting, appetizing aroma. A little hop stink and soapiness as it warms.

T: Again, original - this is NOT DALES PALE (my fave beer), much milder, low alcohol, fruitier, less pine and bitterness, more doughy bread. A creamy, citrus, bright, light flavor. A bit of background malt, bread, butter.

F: Well carbonated, refreshing. Makes me hungry. Good summer beer, comes in cans, organic, sustainable, this is a recommended first of the summer day, right after sweating, kind of beer. Sessionable, low alcohol. A winner, glad I got the 12 pack. Will share with friends, will but again.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours up an okay amount of head with some retention. The head is a pure cotton-white while the body is a dull pale amber which shows slight notes of golden straw when held up to the light. Lacing tends toward sheeting.

Nose- Fairly typical aroma for a pale ale. Lots of citrus- mostly orange and orange peel with some lemon and grapefruit. A little bit of peach with some notes of pine and resin in the background. Some presence but little complexity. Swirling doesn't add anything.

Taste- Starts of with the citrus of the nose but it's a lot weaker and fairly thin. Weak orange and orange peel and not many of the other notes on the nose. Light pine and resin with a slight bit of earwax on the finish. Spiciness mixed with an unusual grittiness on the finish. Really disrupts the flavor profile and has no place in a pale ale. Some caramel, a bit of lemon. No real flaws but lacking in complexity and presence. A long way away from being in the same class as SNPA or Red Chair. Not much more for me to comment on other than the fact that this is a fairy mediocre beer. Just average- nothing less, nothing more.

Mouthfeel- Just a little more than light bodied with light carbonation. Some grittiness. A little bit of chalk.

Drinkability- Goes down pretty much like water. This is mostly because it tastes like slightly flavored water. Not bad but definitely not worth buying again.

Overall- Just average. If you're looking for something light with low alcohol, I would give it a try. Otherwise, I would pass on this.

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Photo of match1112
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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 zrab11
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a golden copper with a small head

S - Bready malt, grapefruit citrus, stone fruit.

T - Strts off with a nice citrus flavor and then ends with a bready maltyness

M - Light bodied and ok carbonation

D- Overall this was an ok APA. Nice a clean but not much else going on.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Served in a pint glass at average fridge temps. Bottle has a best before date of 1/4/14. It was in a clearance bin at the local shop so I figured I'd give it a try.

Appearance: Light honey colored with a firm, off white and creamy head of fine bubbles. A bit of turbidity that could be from the temperature however, I did notice some tiny floating particles when the beer was at room temp. After a minute or two in the glass the head begins to sink.

Nose: The aroma just leaps out of the glass. I'm sitting like a 2 feet away and I can still pick up citrus notes, grapefruit, cooked limes, spice hop notes, key lime pie, no maltiness at all. Almost a meaty quality (not a good thing) probably from yeast autolysis.

Taste and Finish: Hop forward, slight bitterness bite, limes and citrus, spicy bite at the back of my throat, no hot alcohols or solvents. Fairly light body with a citrusy finish that lingers.

I'd say this isn't a bad beer even 7 months past its freshness date. I'd like to try a fresher version of this APA to compare. Great session beer at 4%

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Photo of pagriley
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

A - pours light golden with some cloudiness. Thin head but good lacing
S - some hops, but a generally light nose
T - Very light malt profile. nice hops on the finish
M - almost too watery for me. I appreciate the low alcohol since I can actually have a few, but I miss the body of a slightly bigger beer

O - Nice, especially compared to what you would normally get in a light beer - a good alternative to mass produced adjuncts for a summer quaffer

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Photo of rowew
2.68/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz short bottle, orange label with a tribal looking log and a USDA Organic logo. Bottled on date is clearly marked, but I don't see an ABV.

Appearance: Clear golden color, nice white head that fades slowly leaving some lacing as it goes.

Smell: Grassy hops, bready malt. Fairly typical APA aromas.

Taste: Hmm - thin, not much flavor .. tastes a bit like a watered down SNPA.

Overall impression: Seems like a lot of organic beers end up tasting thin and watered down - why would that be? This one doesn't have anything blatantly wrong with it, but there certainly isn't much to bring me back either.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
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 MaltyGoodness
4.42/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle thanks to BigJTrucker

Pours a clear golden color with a small white head that thins. Thick lacing on the glass.

Aroma is really fresh and crisp with dominant hop aroma. Has both notes of citrus and pine and is really well blended to create a fantastic smell. A hint of malt even sneaks in here and there.

Crisp malt taste immediately upfront followed by a wave of delicious hop flavor - just as it smells. An aggressive bitterness hits midway and rides through the finish as it finishes quite dry with a lingering hop flavor. Manages to maintain balance.

Medium-light body, creamy texture, well carbonated.

Wow, this is one impressive brew. I could easily drink this all day long, and at 4% ABV, it's completely possible. I am very pleased I had the opportunity to try this.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy yellow color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are very good. Has a more funky lemon like aroma. Maybe slightly piney. Very light bready malts with a mild piney hop, followed by a mild lemon aftertaste. Moderate bitter aftertaste. Overall, it just seems too watered down. Not enough umph to it.

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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 dasenebler
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
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 Czequershuus
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy dark straw with a nice head. The aroma leads with lighter fruits, tangerine, grapefruit, and unripe pear. The flavor is mostly crackery malts with a background and very mild hop presence. The mouthfeel is very fizzy and slightly astringent. Overall this as almost an English style pale ale, with a very strong malt characters, where the hops act merely as seasoning. Not quite what I am digging, but still a very nice, sessionable beer.

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Photo of Murrhey
2.02/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Quarter inch retention that fades in 30 seconds. No lacing to speak of. Pale golden color, moderate clarity. Pretty weak looking.

S- Floral hoppiness with light citrusy touches. Hop oil smell that is somewhat acrid. Not very good.

T- The hop oil is strong, it's not even bitter so much as acidic.

M- Medium bodied, smooth.

O- This is a doozy. Not in a good way. Avoid this badboy.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Utah beer session 4/6

Poured chilled in tulip glass

A: clear copper orange; modest head; medium carb action
S: hoppy aroma, but a tad bit stale
T: hoppy ale; savory; slight citrus; toasted/burnt grains; medium complexity; dry character

sessionable beer

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Photo of Nerudamann
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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 Minkybut
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I poured this strange beer into my waiting tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was a cloudy beer for a pale ale. The head almost immediatly fell away and disapeared forever. I thought the beer wasnot very good and tasted bad or maybe it was just a bad batch, The date was still good but I just did not like it. I will not buy again.

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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 IronCitySteve
2.69/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy light orange color with some amber hues. Provides a loose off-white foam head with moderate retention. Provides ample amounts of lacing.

S: Truly the most disappointing part of this brew. Chilled and warmed there was not much going on. Some light grassy hops, wet hay and maybe some toast.

T: Starts off with a light pale hoppy taste. Some grassy hops. In the middle there is some caramel and toast malt flavor. On the back end there is some wet hay flavor that really takes away from the balance in the middle.

M: A medium bodied beer that leaves a slightly bitter taste on the palate. On the top of the mouth there is also a slight wet hay taste. Not overly appealing.

O: The beer started out alright but for me went downhill fast for me. Not much smell and the wet hey taste was not expected for this pale ale.

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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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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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