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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

2,541 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,541
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 95
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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JoshuaJ

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

What a damn solid beer, this one.

Darkish copper with a decent head and some good lacing.

Smells hoppy. Really hoppy. A little grassy, and a little citrusy. Sweet malts.

Taste starts with a hop bite, fades into a biscuity malt and finshes with crisp, dry hops again. Not overly complex, but just about perfect for a pale ale, or IPA. And speaking of which, I'd say it's more of the latter.

Mouthfeel is really nice. Crisp, not very heavy. Carbonation is good. Very dry.

Drinkibility is good. This is one that'll please hopheads, and one that I could drink all day.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 00:59:29 | More by JoshuaJ
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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Named after the famous river burning, which no one actually photographed--the iconic photos published were from another burning decades earlier!

Anyway, this pours out a clear gold color with a small head. Nice malty aroma with a light grassy hoppiness. The flavor is strongly malty--a nice clean malt with a bit of crystal and a tad of nuttiness, together with medium bitterness and grassy hop taste. Clean finish.

Not a complex beer, but one that is really well done--it's quite an enjoyable beer to drink.

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
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Appearance: Pours a light copper with a 3/4" foamy off-white head. Crystal clear with steady carbonation. Lacing down the glass, and retains a thick frothy cap.

Aroma: Fruity/citrusy/hoppy. "Cascadey," orange pith. Not just hop fruitiness, I think some of this is yeast, too.

Taste: Tight, dry arrival; flash of sweetness across mid-palate. A little grassy.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,541 ratings.