Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerBuckeye:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a beautiful golden amber with puffy, two finger head, lots of carbonation rising from the bottom. Very good looking beer.
S - A good sweet malt characteristic, a bit of light hop notes in the background.
T - Wow, a decent amount of hops in this beer with a good balance of malts. The malts are very sweet and balance out the bitterness very nicely. The hops are piney and very forward, as others have said, it's a bit like an IPA. But extremely balanced.
M - The mouthfeel is quite thick with a good amount of carbonation.
D - Very drinkable. A great, refreshing beer. I forsee this as a great beer for the summer months.
Overall, I was quite impressed with this offering from Great Lakes.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2011 00:55:45 | More by BeerBuckeye
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3.08/5 rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured into a pint glass.
A- Pours a pale golden and slightly copper color. A nice and fluffy two finger head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Lots of lacing and bubbles are visibly rising to the surface. Looks really appetizing.
S- Citrus is most present, and is largely grapefruit. Some floral notes are evident as well. Somewhat surprisingly, there is actually a noticeable malt presence as well. Just a very slight pine and resin smell. Good but not as aromatic as I was expecting.
T- Not much citrus here as the the more piney characteristics take over. The malt is also still present but is very subtle. A nice amount of strong hop presence, but certainly not overtly bitter. Again it's decent but I'm underwhelmed.
M- Incredibly drinkable. I found the body to be rather thin, but it was largely because of the surprising lack of carbonation. It was definitely carbonated, but almost seemed flat. This might be an opinion-based thing but not my cup of tea (or beer I suppose).
O- I had high expectations going in. Also, it seems to be a really beloved beer, and I do not doubt that it's unearned. Personally, just not my thing. I recommend this based solely on how much love it gets from most people. However, I probably won't be picking this up again.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 05:21:33 | More by Grugalug
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,237 ratings.