Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jpro:
4.43/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Just became available in NC, so picked up a couple of sixers when I was up there last weekend (still no Great Lakes in South Kacky). Cracked one during the first night of the NCAA tournament...
Pours a mix of light amber / straw gold, with a minimal egg shell head; lots of good lacing, though - the bottom third of my glass is one nice, snowy sheet! Aroma is dominated by caramel malt sweetness; there are hints of pine and citrus with a little earthiness, too. The hops become more apparent in the taste - nice citrus / tropical fruit with a touch of woodsy bitterness; bready and sweet malts are there. Mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied and carbonation is fairly high, but not overly zingy. A very drinkable brew - I think this may become one of my go-to pale ales (too bad I have to drive about 3 hours to get some) - great stuff!
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2010 23:37:12 | More by jpro
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of lots of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Citrus, herbal, grassy hops followed by toasted and pale malts.
Taste: Toasted and pale malts forward with all the hop characteristics and bitterness in between. Balanced and drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, crisp, refreshing, bite, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.
Overall: There is a nice balance to this beer and I wish I had more. Will have to put in some requests with friends driving through Pennsylvania again.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 06:09:50 | More by Flounder57
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,493 ratings.