Wild River

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England, United Kingdom
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,201
Ranked #26,926
3.54 | pDev: 13.56%
May 16, 2021
Aug 20, 2012
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Photo of Sigmund
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

Sample from cask at the brewery. Golden colour. Aroma and flavour of citrussy American hops, very refreshing and pleasant. Also hints of tropical fruits. Might rerate when I get a full pint.

May 16, 2021
3.59 by insouciantx from New York on Jan 01, 2020
3.84 by sha1 from Israel on Aug 04, 2019
2.99 by shivtim from Georgia on Mar 22, 2019
Photo of Beer_Stalin
3.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Beer_Stalin from Canada (QC)

Picked this up at the excellent Fuller's brewpub at the international terminal at Heathrow. Good food and wide selection of Fuller's offerings. Also, a great gift store, where I snagged this IPA, not available in Quebec. It's ironic to be drinking a British version of an American IPA, "inspired by the American CRAFT brewery movement". I feel like I'm drinking in circles. Even though it uses Cascade, Willamette, and Chinook hops, the citrus is restrained and does not assault your nose. At 4.5% ABV how would you double-hop anyway and still remain balanced? This was very tasty and refreshing but it tasted more like a Session IPA than a double-hopped APA. Still wish I could buy it again.

Mar 08, 2019
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by JonnoWillsteed from England

Bought from Waitrose London. 300ml can. BB 30/4/19. 4.5% ABV
L- Mid gold, some rising CO2. Thin head clears quickly; though I'm starting to wonder if this glass is a 'gas-killer' so won't rate it down on lack of head.
S Very nice, fresh with light citrus aroma
T Dry, hoppy, broadens to a dry palette and finish.
M It's clearly very hopped and dry, yet it has just enough body to carry it off [for me]. It's not like some contempory beers that are as fashionably hopped as this yet lacking body, which are so bluntly dry, well, one I had last night made me physically shudder; a first!
O So if I wanted a well hopped beer, BUT one that dealt it together with comepnsating body, then this might be it. There is a slight citrus edge [citra hops, or similar?] that adds another dimension to the proposition.
Now checking the can for a description: 'Roaringly refreshing pale ale with zesty hops and a dry finish'. Yep, that sums it up just right.

Aug 17, 2018
3.68 by Momon from Philippines on Jun 15, 2018
3.66 by Brody1714 from Canada (ON) on Jun 08, 2018
3.44 by georgeanthorpe from England on Mar 11, 2018
3.58 by beer_bottle from Colorado on Aug 27, 2017
Photo of Spike
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Spike from England

From a 330ml can.
L: Clear, dark gold with a short-lived white head. Some lacing.
S: Light, floral, citrus.
T: Sweet malt with a citrusy, hoppy twist.
F: Medium body with light carbonation. Dry finish.
O: Not really an APA. Much more an English Bitter with some zip from American hops. Nicely refreshing. Not bad.

Aug 03, 2017
3.98 by bmaggot from Lithuania on Jun 30, 2017
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Amber and crystal-clear, no carbonation, three fingers of yellowish white head.

Smells of peaches and some stone fruit, fruity, piney, floral and yellow pears.

The taste follows the nose, with a moderate bitterness.

Light body, moderate carbonation.

Reminds me a lot of A hopped up version of London pride. Got this one from Bangkok, drinking in Chang Mai June 7th, 2017.

Jun 07, 2017
4.53 by monkist from Hungary on May 08, 2017
Photo of Everydayoff
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Everydayoff from Thailand

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear brass gold in color with decent off-white creamy head that stands with pretty good retention, it gradually dissipates to some foamy sheet atop along with lots of sticky lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Citrus (zesty citrus more than bitter citrus) infused with notes of grapefruit, orange peel, orange candy, and lemon from hop. Malt with notes of bread, caramel, and mild buttery then hops reveal again with notes of floral, some pine, and some spice.

The tastes follow what are reflected in a nose. Pale malt plays as a foundation with a big note of sweet bread together with slight caramel. Hops nicely travel through the palate with big zesty citrus, a bit spicy grapefruit, lemon, and sweet orange candy while also leave moderate bitterness in the finish as well as the aftertaste.

Light to medium body with lively carbonation and some good crispness generate smooth mouthfeel through the palate, dry and clean finish.

Do not compare this with APAs from US that are more hoppy and intense. However, this beer considering the fact that it originated from UK could be justified as decent and worthy. It is also very easy drinkable and sessionable.

Dec 09, 2016
3.92 by sephyrott from Spain on Dec 03, 2016
4 by Robertas from Lithuania on Nov 06, 2016
3.69 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Sep 16, 2016
Photo of Britainboi
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Britainboi from England

Look: Deep golden almost more orange than pale. Clean, clear and crisp. Loses most on head and retention. Initial thick white however rocky head decendes into flat and non-existent. Mild to average carbonation.

Smell: Not to much shouting from the aroma however hop notes are easily detectable with perhaps a slight estery fruit in the background with a touch of malt.

Taste: Could do with more punch. A initial slight sweeter hop flavour followed by more bitter notes that extend into the med-long finish with a slight astringent back drop but not too much.

Feel: Initially good with good carbonation and body however seems to die somewhat as you make your way down the glass.

Overall: Judging from previous reviews the brew seems to have improved but not by a great deal. Still lacking punch and body. Head retention needs addressing as a good looking beer can really affect how the drinker reacts to it. No one likes a beer that has the appearance of cold tea!

Aug 26, 2016
4.63 by Thryptamine from California on Aug 20, 2016
3.18 by life_of_agony from Australia on Aug 12, 2016
3.67 by vandeir_bochi from Brazil on Apr 16, 2016
Photo of BeardedAxeBrew
4.81/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
by BeardedAxeBrew

Great beer, if you like hops you'll like this.

Dec 30, 2015
Photo of Hanglow
3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Hanglow from Scotland

Bottle, BBE 14 Nov 2016 so I think it's a month old? Unless they have longer than 12 months BB date on this bottle. Poured into pint glass

Crystal clear golden, rocky head. Fair amount of carbonation

Aroma of sweet malts, touch of pear, floral. Not much going on

Follows the aroma through on the taste, light bitterness, slightly dry, quick finish

It's a bit below par really, if you consider how many better new world hopped beers of this strength - or lower- there are on the market in the uk. It's ok, easy to drink, inoffensive.

Dec 08, 2015
3.47 by qrazvan from Romania on Dec 05, 2015
Photo of Dentist666
3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into pint.
Pours clear golden with obe-finger white head, good retention.
Smell - malty, floral, honey.
Taste - follows the smell.
Light body and soft carbonation.
Decent pale ale, but among english, not very essential for APA.

Nov 20, 2015
3.5 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Oct 17, 2015
3.43 by rulisekmartin from Czech Republic on Sep 29, 2015
Photo of captaincoffee
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by captaincoffee from Virginia

Not a lot to say here. If you like your APAs mixed with water, this could be your new go-to brew. Thin, watery, uninspired. Oh, what were you thinking Fullers? Its like you let Green King come in and brew this for you.

Aug 24, 2015
3.24 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Aug 21, 2015
3.71 by Brewsed from North Carolina on Aug 12, 2015
3.49 by Iaido from Russian Federation on Aug 05, 2015
3.87 by tux_alin from Romania on Jul 02, 2015
Photo of emincems
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by emincems from Turkey

Golden colored. Foam retention is good. Smells piney, floral and slightly honey like malty. Fairly bitter. Light fruity and spicy hop flavors with slight caramel. Low-med bodied. Refresher.

Jun 29, 2015
3.81 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Jun 24, 2015
3.68 by DypsoBubble from England on Jun 21, 2015
3.5 by RMentair from Panama on May 22, 2015
3.04 by Jon4than from Texas on May 16, 2015
3.6 by mytu420 from Romania on May 01, 2015
Wild River from Fuller's
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 96 ratings