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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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of MisterNic
2.4/5  rDev -34.6%
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.

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Photo of entenduintransit
2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ratebeer tasting. Orange body, mild hare, slow effervescence, small white collar. Aromas of malty citrus, lightly spice bread. Light to medium bodied, a bit syrupy on the palate. Mediocre.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Zorro
3.42/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

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Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of casapy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Wasatch
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to Bitterbill for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy amber color, very nice carbonation, with a nice one-finger plus creamy off-white tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is mostly malty, slight hop note, and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, bitter, lots of malts, with a touch of hoppyness. Medium body. A nice brew for a HOT day.

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Photo of Tone
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, brown color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight sugar, hint of pale malt, slight caramel malt, piney hops, and slight floral hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, slight caramel malt, piney hops, slight sugar, sweet malt, slight alcohol, and a hint of burnt bread. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, decent body, but not well-blended.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.67/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of ocelot2500
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of loren01
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap a while back, the following is of notes I took at that time
A: Clear copper red color nice sized head good lacing
S: Sharp piney hop scent, not much else
T: Slight caramel up front strong piney aftertaste
M: Medium bodied good amount of carbonation for the style
O: Could be a bit more balanced but overall a decent pale ale.

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Photo of elkinbrown
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ctwybeerguy
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of crnhusker
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of las00hero
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of iman99
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fritzparker
3.76/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skagnetti
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.86/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Wyoming Pale Ale from Wind River Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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