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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Burning River Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,545 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,545
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 96
Gots: 161 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001)
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Buildscharacter

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Typically colored pale ale. I expected this brew to be much more subtle in it's character, but I was terribly mistaken. It's a brash and loud hoppy son-of-a-gun.

There's a nice bit of sweetness under the hops, especially if you let the beer warm a little bit.

I was pleased with this beer and it's overall flavor. Reminds me of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2005 03:19:37 | More by Buildscharacter
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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,545 ratings.