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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%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
104
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 188 | Ratings: 744
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.67/5  rDev +4%
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 mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear gold with a creamy, lingering white mousse.

S: Caramel, crackers, biscuits, and minerals mingle with grass, herbs, lemon, and pine on the nose.

T: Notes of pine, cedar, lemon, lime, grass, and herbs come to the fore on the entry, but are soon balanced by traces of caramel, biscuit, cream, crackers, and minerals. The finish is clipped and mildly bitter with pine and lemon notes underscored by minerals, biscuits, and crackers.

M: Medium-bodied and fairly dry for the style. Carbonation is very active and crisp. This ale is very easy to drink and would make a solid session beer.

O: The best thing I can say about this ale is that it is very solid. It's not particularly adventurous and it definitely doesn't do anything surprising or unexpected, but taken purely as a hoppy session ale, one could do far, far worse.

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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 argock
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz brown bottle into a clear pint glass. Freshness date on side of label (07/16/09). Single purchased at Market Street Wine Shop (Charlottesville,VA) for $1.50.

A: Brilliant golden with 1-2 finger off-white sticky head with a good cap of lace but not much else.

S: Moldy grass hops aroma and a thin sweet maltiness

T: The hops are too grassy and not bright enough giving this beer a sourish flavor rather than bitter and crisp like an APA should be. Maltload is on the slim side with some pale sweetness but not enough to match the hops off-flavors.

M: Too thin for the style which again pertains to the dearth of malt. Feel is pretty dry in the finish but the moldy grass hops ruin the aftertaste.

D: Not a favorite by any means and not one to go back to despite the freshness.

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Photo of Lukass
4.4/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Light, slightly opaque, golden color

Smell – Fresh, clean hops, with some lemon hints.

Taste – Very refreshing. Piney, citrusy hops hit you well for only being 29 IBU. Got some sour (in a good way), lemony flavors from the hops. Slight malt sweetness. Had a clean, dry finish.

Overall – I was very surprised this beer got only an 80 rating. This would make for a great session beer. I could tip back quite a few of these in the summertime. I thought this had great hop flavor, and sour/sweetness balance for only having a 4% abv. Would've guessed a higher abv on this one. Would definitely have again.

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Photo of rawfish
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy gold liquid from a can, small half finger white head is full of tight bubbles. The retention of the head isn't really where it should be yet manages a study dusting of lacing on the glass.

A real pungent aroma lifting from the glass "Hop Ranch Junior" comes to mind, gnarly pine, catty herbs and onion over a yellow citrus. Really opens up as the beer warms.

Grainy and slight, a watered down cereal grains with a mild grassy and lemon zest hop profile that lacks any kick or real bitterness. Grainy finish, cracker-like and prickly.

Prickly carbonation with a sessionable body. Alcohol is a non factor and has some perceived drying despite the even bitterness.

Watered down flavor and really grainy, the hop profile is gnarly and pungent, really not my type of deal but there are many a hop head that would roll around in that aroma. Easy enough to drink and the cans are a plus, otherwise pass over this one.

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Photo of wedge
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/20/11

Pours a clear yellow-gold with a nice fluffy, white blanket of a head on top. Lightly hoppy nose...mild biscuit malt, juicy grapefruit and lemon. Light in the flavor as well, clearly a low ABV session beer, but tasty in its overall mildness. Green and oily with a slight bitterness. Some floral and herbal notes; touch of grain. Light body, slightly bitter, and a bit drying. I only bought a single, but I imagine it would be easy to drink quite a few of these in a sitting. A simple, light, APA.

EDIT: From a can...picking up a bit more lime than lemon in the aroma this time around. Very floral, green, and refreshing. Good, sessionable beer and definitely worthy of a six-pack purchase once in a while. Really nice on tap too.

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Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the very beginning this came across as a "Myld" Pale Ale with a light color and thin head. Hop presence in the nose I get lemons and watermelon with some biscuity malt. The flavor is light or mild with an earthy hop tone. I actually taste cucumbers and tea leaves with some caramel malt sweetness. The feel is thin and watery. This is relatively tame, not bad, but nothing more than a little above average.

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Photo of Reidrover
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roths Sunnyslope market. $1.59 HUge out of control head on a gentle pour..when it settles daown its a clear golden ale with a large thick white head. Aroma, grassy,doughy slight grapefruit hop, nice enough. Taste grassy,some semi sweet malt, slight bitterness in the end. Palate is thin well carbonated and good for drinking in quantity. Overall average but the low alc and calories make this a good choice for summer bbq drinking

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Photo of beergoot
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
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 tpd975
3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ibrew2or3 for this newly added BA brew.

A: Pours a light bright golden hue. There is a 1/4 inch head that exhibits okay retention. No lace.

S: Nice light citrus hoppy aroma with hints of earthy grass. Hints of light malt hide beneath. Overall mild aroma.

T: Light in flavor as well. There is a nice light hoppy flavor with the grass and citrus coming thru. Toasty malt as well.

M: Very thin yet sparkling.

D: Pretty darn drinkable.

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Photo of alexgash
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle.

Clear golden orange body with yellower edges. Solid finger of thick, lacy, off-white head. Big fresh hop nose with notes of pine, citrus, and pineapple, all backed by sweet, fruity malt aromas. As expected, big hop flavors up front. Very vegetal and green with some pine and resin as well. Biscuit and light fruit malt backing, but are somewhat dominated by the hops. Resinous (cannabis-like) finish with a little aspirin and pine bitterness. Moderate body with a lively feel. Goes down pretty easily and makes a nice session beer.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

BEST BEFORE 08/18/13

A: Pours a lightly golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that dies down to a thin cap

S: A nice mix of hops and maltiness. Get some grass and light citrus from the hops and then a light breadiness from the malts

T: Starts off with a light hoppiness that consists of grass, earthiness, and light citrus notes. Goes into a lightly sweet maltiness that finishes balanced

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice little extra pale ale. Very easy to drink and nicely balanced. Don't look for a hop bomb, because you will probably not enjoy this brew if you do

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.47/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear and yellow with a thin white head.

S - citrus and tropical fruits

T - bitter bite upfront with some grainy like taste midway finishing tart and dry.

F - lighter bodied with a crisp feel.

O - not amongst the best but still better than a lot of beers in this style.

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Photo of CHickman
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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Photo of Flounder57
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow color with slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Grassy, floral, and citrusy hops. Light caramel and bready malts too.

Taste: Light grapefruit, tangerine, caramel, and toasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, smooth, and delicious.

Overall: A nice light and tasty APA. In a can too.

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Photo of hophugger
2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very very carbonated and a tingly feel. Tasted kind if weak, almost watered down. Didn't seem real fresh and realized that the drink by date passed over six months ago. Maybe that was the problem. May try again if I can find one that is still in date. Not giving up as the other beers by this brewer have been great

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Photo of allengarvin
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
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 JayQue
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lost about half the beer on opening, big rush of antique white head that spilled all over the table. What was left poured with a huge sticky, frothy white head and a copper colored body. Mild aroma of grassy hops and biscuity malt, Same in the taste, a better display of hops bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light and crisp, nothing exceptional. An adequate session beer.

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Photo of yemenmocha
3.26/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours deep golden with gushingly large white head. Nose is very light with some bready-biscuity notes. On the palate there is a cereal-grain like sweetness with some balancing citrus, lively carbonation, and a touch of white pepper on the finish. More enjoyable when right out of the fridge than once warmed a few mins.

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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 harrymel
2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

best by 17MAY13

Wow, 4%?! I hope this is good, cuz I love me some low ABV beer!

Grain yellow with a solid soapy quilt of whites. Smells of grain and grassy hops, some hints of lemon, but generally simple and crisp. Taste is crackers with a touch of bread and crouton, a bit of bitter and grass flavored hops; taste is okay, but a little more malty than I'd expect from a "extra" pale ale.... Medium on thin bodied with moderate on hi carb with a wet finish. I'm indifferent to this, if it was canned, I'd be all over it for the golf course.

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Photo of ngeunit1
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
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 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 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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Wyld Extra Pale Ale from Uinta Brewing Company
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