Nov 14, 2012

Uinta Wyld Extra Pale Ale

My experience with Uinta Brewing has been hit and miss. I’ve enjoyed beers like their Labyrinth Black Ale, but wasn’t a fan of their bourbon barrel aged barleywine, Cockeyed Cooper (which was a bit of a disappointment). That said, I will always give any company multiple chances in getting back on track with my taste buds.

I initially picked up this bottle of Wyld from the shelf thinking this was the brewery’s attempt at a wild ale. It is not. Wyld is Uinta’s USDA Certified Organic Extra Pale Ale. And it’s actually pretty darn good, even if it’s not a little wild.


The beer pours an apricot in color with a slight haze and a one finger cap of white foam.


A clean hop profile with plenty of citrus notes (orange and graprefruit), pine and grain mix together for a balanced aroma.


The beer’s fairly strong hop profile arrives immediately with a moderate amount of bitterness. Grapefruit and pine accompany a light cereal malt and grain backbone to a lingering finish. There’s a touch of malt sweetness within the light bodied beer. And at 4% ABV there’s not hint of alcohol on the tongue.


This is a decent, sessionable little brew. It’s not overly crazy with the hop profile, but has more than enough to tingle the taste buds and refresh. I’m not usually a big drinker of organic brews, but I’d certainly have a couple more bottles of Wyld.

Rating: 3.5/5

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