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Wyoming Pale Ale | Wind River Brewing Company

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Wyoming Pale AleWyoming Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Wind River Brewing Company
Wyoming, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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.

Added by Bitterbill on 05-31-2010

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%
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).

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3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from Bitterbill. Thanks Bill!

16oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - murky amber color with a off-white head that started out small and thinned to a ring.

S - sweet and piney, it smells good.

T - starts out with piney bitterness, the middle flashes some malty sweetness, finishing with a bitter twang.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation.

O - a good tasting beer.

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Photo of blackie
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
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

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a sixteen pack of this in Rock Springs for ~$18 or so. 16oz can into a DFH Signature Glass.

A: Pours a deep copper color with about half an inch of sand colored head. Fairly hazy. Nice lacing left behind considering not much of a head from the start. A little dark, but not bad at all.

S: Piney hops, a little bit of citrus, just a nice hoppy profile that isn't overbearing, just nice. Little bit of caramel malt and a faint little bit of coffee/roast in there.

T: Nice strong piney resinous hop flavor, big time caramel malts and just a bit of that roast/coffee that was in the nose. Medium amount of bitterness on the finish. Tons of hop flavor and oils that linger in the mouth long after the swallow. Quite nice.

M: Absolutely spot on. Perfect carbonation, medium thickness, sweet enough to keep the bitterness in check but dry enough to keep things rolling and make you want to take another swig.

O: A good pale, even if it is a little on the strong side. A much stronger offering in the cans than the blonde ale. Kudos to the boys from the north half of God's country.

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3.92/5  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.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The 16oz cans just showed up in Casper today. $6.99 for the 4 pack.

It pours a deep amber colour with a 2 finger head of foam and brings some nice lacing.

I smell a pretty nice balance of sweet malt and piney/citrus hops.

The taste starts off with some nice hoppy bitterness, mostly pine with a bit of citrus grapefruit, then becomes decidedly malty with a dashing taste of caramel. From there, the beer goes back to hoppy and finishes on the bitter side. This is pretty yummy.

The carbonation is on the low side, again for a canned Wind River beer, so I'm a bit puzzled at how great a head of foam it forms and keeps when poured. Anywho, the mouthfeel is on the high side of light bodied and I find this tasty and very easy to drink. I see the can says this is 7.2%abv which differs from the draught version of 8.35%. Good move in lowering the abv, me thinks.

Overall, a tasty and solid if still a bit strong for the style. I recommend you try it if you see it.

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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Wyoming Pale Ale from Wind River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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