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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

2,490 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,490
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 92
Gots: 148 | 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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Reviews by littleshamrocks:
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littleshamrocks

Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz brown bottle with the enjoy by date clearly printed on the label. Served in an imperial pint.

Pours dark gold to medium amber with a large, frothy, off-white head. It is mostly clear with adequate carbonation. The head is generally lasting and leaves abundant lacing. There is plenty of citrus fruit aroma in the nose, along with some piney notes and underlying grainy malts. There is a decent malt base to the flavor, which helps to show off an assertive hop presence. The grapefruit and orange peel hop flavors stand out and there is a lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a somewhat dry texture and lively carbonation. Finishes lightly chalky.

Not a lot of complexity here, just a very drinkable beer with plenty of hop flavor and enough malt to allow the hops to shine. It is an extremely well crafted example of the style and another top of the line brew from Great Lakes Brewing. This is an excellent APA for those who love the taste of citrusy hops. I'll be having many more.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2008 01:55:14 | More by littleshamrocks
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

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
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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,490 ratings.