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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,727 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,727
Reviews: 993
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 102
Gots: 224 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

drea1785, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Orange with a two finger head. Not 100% clear. good bubbles.
S- Citrus hop notes, cascade hops. Some hidden malt sweetness. A little pine.
T- A very hoppy APA, those cascade hops really come through. Perfectly balanced with the sweet malts.
M- Extremely refreshing beer, leaves a wet mouth feeling which I love for any occasion. Perfect carbonation. Little bitter aftertaste.
O- This is an excellent APA. A lot of good flavors, Perfectly balanced and very well done. This is what every APA should be in my opinion.

TwelveOunces, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

Innocentexile, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of jdl55
5/5  rDev +26.3%

jdl55, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Brown120, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

cadaugherty, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Nofear048, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

mhenson42, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

tigers1901, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The fourth and final bottle to be reviewed from the Great Lakes Variety Case.

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a deep golden color. A one to one and a half finger head on the initial pour that fades quickly. Decent lacing left on the side of the glass

S - Faint aroma of citrus and a caramel-like sweetness

T - A good APA. The initial sip is a mix of citrus and pine but no where near the amount you would get from an IPA. The other flavors are a toffee/caramel taste. More on the malty side with a decent hop background. The alcohol is not really noticeable.

M - A medium consistency. Good carbonation.

O - Another fine brew from the folks at Great Lakes. I enjoyed this beer. I have to say that Great Lakes has really impressed me with the beers I've tried from them. This is brew is no exception.

Cheers!

BuxMontBeerLover, Dec 01, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

ceraphin, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

bjadams688, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

Kaydogg, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

i3ei3s, Nov 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

jheberle, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

tacoman, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

definitely more of an english style pale ale, with the dusty like malts and just light fruity cascade hops in the taste. pours a tiny bit amber in color, with a receding white head and inch tall. smells like a bass ale, and tastes similar, just a bit bigger hop flavor. mouthfeel brings it way down for me, weakly carbonated fading to nearly flat as it warms, not a quick finish at all, even a little brassy at the end. definitely not my favorite pale ale and definitely not my favorite great lakes brew, but a decent amalgamation of the english and american syles...

StonedTrippin, Nov 28, 2011
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

bluntedboywonder, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jenray, Nov 25, 2011
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,727 ratings.