Wild Fly Ale | Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.

Wild Fly AleWild Fly Ale
BA SCORE
3.32/5
35 Ratings
Wild Fly AleWild Fly Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Montana, United States
yellowstonevalleybrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Wild Fly is a full-bodied malty light amber-colored beer.

Like the popular Adams fly, the Wild Fly beer shares its wide-spread appeal, distinctive and gentle appearance, and overall elegance.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,883
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
35
pDev:
12.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of TastyTaste
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Written From Notes Compiled 6/04-8/04:
Bright crystal clear rust color. An inch of foamy head, slightly hazy. Smell is of slight skunk and malt. Metallic malty flavor, bread-like notes. Hop presence is ok. This beer is a little below average vs. the style, and the other offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of merlin48
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful label features a trout fly above a landscape scene of a river valley with snowcapped Rocky Mountain peaks in the background. Pour is a hazy amber, with a one finger ivory head. Head had minimal retention and falls into moderate patch lacing.

Aroma is caramel malt with a fruity hops presence that resembles mandarin orange.

Mouthfeel is quite nice. Medium body, spritzy carbonation, and a rich coating of malts overtop of the fruity hops.

Taste is predominantly caramel malt with a noticeable hops presence that is grapefruit and orange. Some grassiness is picked up in the dry, finish.

A decent American pale ale that has nice balance. This is the best Montana brew that I've sampled so far.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is light, sweet, floral, "creamy" and generally hoppy. Pleasing and unique.
Red/orange amber. clear. Rich, creamy, rocky head with lacing.
Malt flavor, but not necessarily all that robust. Slight dryness in middle, but not in finish. No complextiy to speak of. Slight caramel. Slight bitterness as warms.
Somewhat soft, somewhat smooth. Heaviness from carbonation. A small amount of creaminess.
This is fine. Nothing special, beyond an enjoyable aroma, to distinguish it from others. I wouldn't oppose getting it fresh on tap if visiting the great state of Montana.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bright crimson color, big, creamy, froth atop.
Aroma: fruity (cherries, grapes), bold and shiny,. a little hoppy, but not enough.
Good texture..fills the mouth well, and finds itself easily at play with the senses. Body is sadly thin, though, and the mouthfeel quickly loses it's grip...finish is far too short, light, forgettable.
Unfortunately, that's the sad note to end it on with this brew: it's over too quick and there's nothing to remember it by. Nice enough, in it's way, but I won't be back for more

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.41/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a light yellow/amber color, a bit cloudy, no head, pure carbonation here. Initial smell is floral and sweet malts. The initial taste is of malt and somewhat of a dry, sweet taste throughout. The malt, dryness stays throughout. The description on the bottle is rather accurate.

Notes. An all around average amber beer.

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Photo of ZAP
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Deep golden in color....biscuitty/bready nose.....Body is thin, but has a real nice malt flavor....definitely a session beer...bready malts with also some caramel malts evident....I real easy drinking beer....nice flavor....thinnish, but I can deal with it....Not an all-time great, but a nice tasty easy drinking amber..

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Photo of ADR
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Sub-copper and clear, head is an 1/8 of an inch and fading. Malty aroma, mostly on the fruity and caramel side. Profile is dominated by malt over hops, a sense of maple with a pear-like quality asserting itself. Hops are mild and softly flowery. This may be my overall Yellowstone favorite for session status -- maybe needs to be better balanced for style. One of the few beers where the notes on the bottle are close to the actual flavor...

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Photo of Bighuge
3.67/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clear amber in color. A small head recedes to nothing in a moment. Some lacing can be observed. A nice floral and perfumey aroma backed by a subdued malt nose. This is a unique tasting Amber in that I get more hop characteristics than malt. It's not bad, but could use some more malt in my opinion. Really big dryness throughout the beer. In a pleasant way though. Hops also contribute a low amount of perfume character. A little light in the body. Maybe medium at best. Not too bad.

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Photo of beernut7
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This copper colored ale has a heavy bready floral aroma. There is a noticeable bisuity malt profile with a pleasant alfalfa-like hop presence. Clean, smooth and tasty.

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Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very light body for an Amber. Basically golden. A big rocky head helps redeem the appearance. There is a slight floral hop aroma. These floral hops are balanced with a sweet, but thin carmel-ish malt. It finishes with distinct honey-like notes and light lilac petal bitterness.
Decent little sessional, though a bit thin in experience. This is a very light beer all the way around, from color to texture. More body would do wonders here. Still, it is very drinkable, tasty and refreshing. I'd love to be fly fishing out in Montana with a Wild Fly.

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Wild Fly Ale from Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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