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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

2,539 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,539
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 95
Gots: 159 | 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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StarlightSeraph

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, crystal clear, golden orange, with tons of bubbles and two fingers of slightly off-white head. The head subsided slowly, and left tons of lacing. This is what a pale ale should look like.

Smell: A surprising amount of bready malt, mixed with grassy and citrusy hops. Nice smelling.

Taste: Definitely maltier than I expected from a pale ale...but very enjoyable. There is a strong taste of the bready/honey malt right away, which fades into grassy hops. This is a very full-flavored pale ale, and one of the more balanced ones I've ever had. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is a little prickly, but the feel is nice and creamy. Almost a little bit too heavy for a pale ale, but very nice.

Drinkability: I really enjoyed this. I usually like hoppier pale ales, but this was incredibly balanced and full flavored. Definitely wouldn't mind having a couple of these. Another excellent brew from Great Lakes.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 23:04:42 | More by StarlightSeraph
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Taste: Tight, dry arrival; flash of sweetness across mid-palate. A little grassy.

Mouthfeel: Mid-to-full bodied. Heavier than I remember, but very refreshing.

Overall: Tremendously well-balanced APA, with a tilt toward hops. Love this beer and will be buying again. Sweeter than Columbus Brewing Company's pale ale.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,539 ratings.