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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

2,497 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,497
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 92
Gots: 149 | 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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wchesak

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a hold of this in Kentucky as its not available in Virginia. Poured it into a pint glass.

A - copper/orange hue, about an inch of off white head that dissipates to a wavy rim...lacing is already beginning

S - nothing in your face, citrusy and slightly grainy as well

T - caramel malt flavor starts and soon gives way to the full citrus hops taste, maybe even a peppery hint too

M - steady stream of bubbles giving it very good carbonation, slightly astringent but gradually calms down and leaves a nice hoppy aftertaste

D - very much the quintessential APA, very understated which is a nice change from some of the over done examples out there, could certainly enjoy a few of these

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2009 22:26:18 | More by wchesak
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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.