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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

2,488 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,488
Reviews: 980
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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rob10s2


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-29-2014 03:24:07 | More by rob10s2
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice clear copper with a finger of white head

Smell is pine, bread, toasted bread, grapefruit like citrus punch, a definite caramel

Taste opens with a nice dose of citrus, orange and grapefruit. then transfers into toasted malt, bread, and caramel, last Is a light pine bitterness

Mouthfeel is a hefty medium, nicely carbonated, feels a bit heavy for a APA but it works

Nice APA, reminds me of a maltyer versoin of SN PA, really works and is defenitaley solid!

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 18:50:11 | More by nickapalooza86
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-28-2014 16:43:22 | More by Thedaver4220
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caustin90


2.5/5  rDev -37%

06-28-2014 03:35:00 | More by caustin90
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Brad70b


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-28-2014 00:31:41 | More by Brad70b
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KushBreakfast

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-26-2014 23:32:49 | More by KushBreakfast
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-26-2014 09:54:36 | More by NonicPanic
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miroslav

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-26-2014 09:00:01 | More by miroslav
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vwbus7

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-26-2014 02:46:34 | More by vwbus7
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-25-2014 23:08:08 | More by JoeLacy
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Secluded_Stingray


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-25-2014 03:04:43 | More by Secluded_Stingray
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Gerberr

Iowa

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly fresh bottle, pulled from a 12pk sampler pack. Poured into a normal pint glass, 3 fingers of head.
A: Just a beautiful beer, a very clear, a watered down copper color. Nice white head on top, with excellent carbonation while it sits. Just a real pretty beer. Foam laces the glass as it's drank.
S: Not a whole lot of smell. I'm not picking up much, definetly some clean pine coming through. Defiantly more prevalent as it warms. I also pick up a malt aroma in it as well.
T:Good amount of pine here too, also a bitter grapefruit aftertaste hangs around, but bitter in a pleasant way. Sweet after the initial bitter hits your tounge.
M: carbonation quickly dississipates in the mouth, and then turns to a smooth drink, not thick but it almost coats the mouth.

Overall: Just a solid drinking IPA. I can't see purchasing this in a six pack form, due to many other excellent IPA options out there, but will happily take it in a sampler.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 23:30:53 | More by Gerberr
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-24-2014 23:18:07 | More by ackeeper
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jshusc

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-23-2014 20:28:07 | More by jshusc
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ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-23-2014 18:13:01 | More by ArchaeoFiero_TheDelorean
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csmit942

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-23-2014 01:31:41 | More by csmit942
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burnonethird

Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I absolutely love this beer. If you are ever in Cleveland stop in at the Brewery. Food is great and so is the beer. This beer is naturally carbonated. Makes all the difference. Everything is brewery does, is great to perfect. I think Im in love... lol

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 22:04:26 | More by burnonethird
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y0tommyb

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-22-2014 21:16:26 | More by y0tommyb
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thefuneral

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-21-2014 22:18:33 | More by thefuneral
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

06-21-2014 20:28:22 | More by JKV96
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harripat

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-21-2014 17:58:15 | More by harripat
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toppoop

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-21-2014 03:26:05 | More by toppoop
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AricGresko

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-21-2014 00:36:53 | More by AricGresko
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woodchipper

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

06-20-2014 23:48:11 | More by woodchipper
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MarshallBirdhouse

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-20-2014 17:50:26 | More by MarshallBirdhouse
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,488 ratings.