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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

2,551 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,551
Reviews: 984
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 96
Gots: 162 | 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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Rhynes2

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love this beer. Great hoppy taste and a decent foamy head as well. Just a wonderful flavor and aroma combo. Had this beer with a meat and cheese sandwich and it was pretty much heaven. My uncle turned me on to this one as an employee of Great Lakes for quite some time. You can't go wrong with this one. Definitely worth a try for someone who hasn't had this one before.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2009 17:56:48 | More by Rhynes2
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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,551 ratings.