Wyoming Pale Ale - Wind River Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
05-29-2014 06:32:57 | More by StonedTrippin
4/5 rDev +4.7%
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).
04-27-2014 17:30:25 | More by Foyle
3.43/5 rDev -10.2%
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.
01-27-2014 00:29:25 | More by Zorro
2.35/5 rDev -38.5%
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.
08-04-2013 15:35:00 | More by MisterNic
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
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
04-05-2013 05:02:14 | More by blackie
3.93/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
09-19-2012 15:43:34 | More by match1112
3.68/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
08-01-2012 03:01:59 | More by ocelot2500
Wyoming Pale Ale from Wind River Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.