Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Marty30:
3.9/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 Oz bottle served into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass at fridge temp. Bottle says best before 10-17-11.
A. Very clear sun set orange. With a fluffy offwhite 2 finger head. Nice carbonation. Really good lacing.
S. The nose is not very strong on this. I'm getting some piney hops along with a good amount of earthy,bread crust notes.
T. First I get a sharp hop bit in the front followed by lots of caramel and bread notes.
M. Mouth is nice, medium with the carbonation giving the palate a good sting. Dry finish.
Overall a nice tasting and refreshing APA. In my opinion Great lakes always comes through with solid beers. Easy drinker here.
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2011 02:20:08 | More by Marty30
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4/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 18 Jul 2014
Appearance: Pours with a nice orange-ish amber color with a nice two finger cream colored head. Head dissipates slowly into a slight sheen of bubbles across the top of the beer which facilitate mild lacing on the side of the glass. Slight carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass really makes this one a sight.
Smell: Sweeter malts overlayed with a mild assertion of floral and citrus hops. The hops in the nose do not overpower you but add a nice soft roundness, which is exactly what I'm looking for in an APA.
Taste: Crisp and smooth beer with a solid malt backbone and great levels of floral and citrus hops. The side of the bottle says cascades are used in this, and you can definitely tell- the hop profile is extremely similar to an SNPA, however, I will say that SNPA is considerably maltier and more bitter than Burning River. Sweet malts start coming out as the beer warms up, though this compliments the medium hoppiness. Finishes semi-sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and solid body.
Overall: A very serviceable APA that should be admired by most beer drinkers, craft lovers and those new to craft alike. The hopping levels are perfect for an APA, leaving a nice lighter beer with considerable flavor and body without being cumbersome or abrasive. Would recommend, especially as a cookout beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 14:10:34 | More by Beric
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,528 ratings.