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Wyoming Pale Ale - Wind River Brewing Company

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85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Wind River Brewing Company visit their website
Wyoming, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A hybrid Pale Ale as big as Wyoming! An extremely large dose of American, English and Special Northwest hops makes this brew the hoppiest of them all. This beer is dry hopped which adds a copious amount of hop aroma and resinous sweetness to its beautiful malty body.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 05-31-2010)
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Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

JVan, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +4.7%

tbone1384, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of twoodward101
4/5  rDev +4.7%

twoodward101, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of crnhusker
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

crnhusker, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Schwegler, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a robust american strong pale, well made, and my first beer from wind river. a heavy pale color, and a heavy pale flavor, lots of grain adding fermentables to this, and a simplistic but well timed hop schedule. darker than blonde, richer than gold, and rather clear in color, with all kinds of bubbles. it smells like pale malt in huge proportion and maybe some less popular C hop, challenger or chinook or something, high alpha and familiar, but not that familiar. lots of hops all the way through it too, not just in the finish, some vegetal freshness and substantial resinousness. drinkable as anything for over 7% abv, thats the takeaway here for me. a good friend shared this can from his hiking trip or climbing trip in wyoming, and im real glad he did. fun local beer of somehwere, and if it was my local, i would drink this hard. my only real critique aside from being just a bit run of the mill, is that is pretty filling. more than one pint can of this would be a big rip, but i still like it a lot.

StonedTrippin, May 29, 2014
Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: healthy 3" cream head recedes slowly with abundant lacing. Color is a deep copper and quite cloudy. Moderate carbonation is visible.
Aroma: pine and citrus hops dominate the nose. But there is also a caramel malt tone. Mouthfeel: medium bodied with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: grapefruit citrus, some pine oil, a bitter raisin flavor, some caramel malt and a lingering bitter finish.
Overall: a most excellent brew, but a bit on the strong/hoppy side for a pale ale. Really more of an IPA (or even a double IPA).

Foyle, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of ToddKehoe
4/5  rDev +4.7%

ToddKehoe, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Deep amber with a tall off-white colored head. About the color of bronze.

Smells woody and mildly hoppy. Lightly spicy scent. The hop scent is best described as herbal.

Starts out mildly sweet with a woody and slightly bitter after taste. Scorched sugar and cedar plank flavors. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall this is OK. Not that big a fan but it isn't a drain pour.

Zorro, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of ctwybeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

ctwybeerguy, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

bulldogg915, Nov 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

rhinonau, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

FINLANDski_1619, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

IDABEERGUY, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of MisterNic
2.35/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very dark orange with a 1-finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - Candy malt sweetness. Modest citrus/pine hop aroma. Picked up a little bit of ripe melon aroma as well.

T - Piney, overly bitter. There is hardly any carbonation, which really impacts the flavor in a negative way. The middle of the mouth has a caramel sweetness and the finish is dry. I also picked up a little bit of a grassy flavor.

M - Full bodied. Barely any carbonation. Dry finish.

O - This beer is okay. For an IPA, it could have more hop flavor and aroma to balance out the bitterness. I think that if it was carbonated properly it would be a decent beer however, I think this beer would be better classified as an American Strong Ale instead of an IPA.

MisterNic, Aug 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

casapy, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of blackie
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

have taken down numerous cans of this one on work trips out to the red desert...comes in a 4 pack of pounders

a: dark for the style - grade B maple syrup amber, topped with a thin white head

s: dark toasted caramel malts produce toffee and dark sugars in the malt base, dark grain breads, some fruity notes - red apple perhaps, steeped hop aromas of earthy pine needles with a touch of citric acidity, the aroma carries a general woody/earthiness, actually quite complex

m: carbonation fairly light but with a touch of abrasion, body a lighter medium,

t: dark toasted caramel malts sit on a grainy malt base, bringing sweet caramelized notes to this "pale", starts sweetly but the hops hit fairly hard mid-stride with deeply woody and earthy pine flavors, a sappy bitterness building well into the finish to reach high levels, significant residual sugars left behind

o: a dark pale ale, both in color and character, lots of heavily toasted malt makes for a sugary start, but there's a big earthy hop punch to keep things balanced, pretty far from stylistically correct, but no big

blackie, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

iman99, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

mirish72, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

dwitt24, Jan 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

outoffocus, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

las00hero, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of match1112
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to bitterbill for sending this in a trade!

pours a deep amber color with a thin off white head that settles rather quickly, some spotty lacing is left behind. pine resin is the first thing to grab my attention. citrus and caramel malts are in there also. taste is more evenly balanced between the pine and citrus hops. some added sweetness from the caramel is enjoyed by me as it helps to knock down on the resin taste. a medium mouthfeel with good carbonation and a dry resiny finish. i enjoyed this beer more than i initially thought i would. a touch too much pine resin for me buit still very drinkable and enjoyable.

match1112, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of ocelot2500
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy auburn color with a big, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of some piny and citrus hops.

Tastes of a very solid malt tone with a hoppy ending. Pine hops lead off blending into a rich malt profile. Malts have notes of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee along with a toasted bread character. Ends with more hops that have a more citric and grassy feel. Hop bitterness and malt sweetness is quite balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overal, this is a pretty good beer. If I were given it blindly, I would identify it as an amber most likely, so if you like malty ambers, then this is worth a shot.

ocelot2500, Aug 01, 2012
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Wyoming Pale Ale from Wind River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.