Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Marty30:
3.9/5 rDev -2%
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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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.
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