Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wildfire Organic Pale Ale


I've been drinking Wildfire Organic Pale Ale for about a year now, and I can't believe it's taken me so long to say this but 'this is the best goddamn beer to come out of Utah in a while'. Forgive me if start to gush over it like a school girl with a crush but it is that yummy.


Poured on tap a clear golden/amber color with two fingers of white foam that thins to a small cap. The nose is burst of crisp citrus and fresh floral hops with just a hint of malt. The taste takes over from where the aroma leaves off with subtle malts then a big citrus punch. Aggressive floral and pine bitters hit midway and carry through the end. The finish is nice and dry with lingering bread and hop flavors.


Even though the hops are fairly pronounced Wildfire manages to maintain a good balance. Although this is a 'hoppy' beer there is no astringent bite. The body is medium-light with a nice creamy texture and a proper amount of carbonated. This is an impressive brew, especially for an organic. Your going to have to keep your eyes open to find this one. It's not as widely available as I'd like. I've seen it at Albertson's, Smith's and even Wild Oats. And on tap at Port o' Call and the Bayou. Cheers!

8 comments:

Chased said...

Four+ really is making some good beer. I am a huge fan of their dunk'l, of which I think is my fav 3.2.

mikey said...

Yeah, the only one I'm not very fond of is Monkshine. It's a very odd ale.

Douglas said...

Agree 100%. The wildfire is awesome. Thanks for writing about it. Frankly the Monkshine is pretty bad, but I love what 4+ is doing.

douie said...

You review alot of micro & forien beers but what about the everyday beers.

Anonymous said...

Where would one find this on tap???

Mikey said...

I've seen this on-tap at Port o' Call, Fiddler's Elbows and the Bayou. And of course at Uinta's Brewhouse Pub. I'm sure it's at many other locations, but those are the places I know of. Cheers!

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Currently on draft (along with Anglers Pale Ale and Uintas XIV Anniversary Barleywine) at Max's Taphouse, Baltimore, MD: see www.maxs.com and www.beerinbaltimore.blogspot.com

Mikey said...

Wow, I didn't realize Uinta was in Baltimore. What do you think of them? We've been trying to get Dogfish Head out here for a while, but we're getting no love from the brewery. Put in a good word.:) I Like your blog