Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RedSpecial1:
4.43/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a clear, golden yellow with an abundant amount of white frothy head that slowly fades away.
S: A very hop-forward aroma with lots of pine and citrus notes.
T: Smooth up front with a clean pine flavor, but finishes with a pleasant bitter note that leaves you ready to take another sip. An excellent progression that lends itself well to sipping. The malt bill takes a backseat in this brew, but does what it needs to in providing a balance to the hops, and adding a slight graininess that works for the style.
M: Light, crisp, and very refreshing. The flavors at work only serve to make the beer seem even more drinkable than it would initially seem. The only harshness in the mouth is from the bitterness at the end of a sip, but even that doesn't detract too much.
O: A great pale ale, one that has both complexity, and the restraint to enjoy all night.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2012 02:40:01 | More by RedSpecial1
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4.01/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a snifter at around 45°F
Appearance: Pale amber color with a two finger off white/light beige head. A very good looking beer
Smell: Sweet, toasted, bready malts with undertones of citrus hops.
Taste: Same as smell. Wish there was a little more hops to balance out the malts
Mouthfeel: Light medium body; Smooth, dinkable, and refreshing
Overall: For me, this is one of those beers that I enjoyed more when I was first getting into crafts. Now it's too malty and not enough hops for my liking. More like an EPA. However, it's still tasty and easy to go down. Great Lakes is very reasonably priced in my area so that's what's going to keep me coming back to this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
04-24-2014 02:17:26 | More by Bone53
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,328 ratings.