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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

2,714 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,714
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 104
Gots: 219 | 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%

Thor0082, Oct 14, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -2%

zachlink720, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.4/5  rDev -14.1%

dwwnole1, Oct 13, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -6.6%

booga73, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Good for a pale ale but I am not a fan of pale ales

JimBerry, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

grimey68, Oct 12, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

MmmmBeeeer, Oct 12, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2%

Grodd87, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

barneysdad, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

PoppaSquat, Oct 12, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +5.1%

jay_schrock, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Kaiyotee, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -8.1%

Justin-m, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

mrebeka, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Sellen, Oct 04, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -1%

katejdempster, Oct 03, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Berg77, Oct 03, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -3%

gkrishnan704, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of HattedClassic
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a fluffy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves quite a bit of lacing on the sides of the glass. The beer itself is a dark copper color that borders on dark orange. The beer smell has floral hop notes, malt sweetness, and a little bit of earthy notes as well. The malt sweetness and the floral notes mix very well together and very difficult to separate but compliment each other such as that it gives off a nice sweet floral smell. The smell also has a slight yeasty note that comes off as a sweet and bready note. The taste is a bit different from the smell. The taste has a much stronger hop flavor which is earthy and herbal instead of floral and the malt is barely noticeable while the yeast note is stronger. The mouthfeel is fairly medium bodied but on the heavier side. The beer finishes fairly smooth with a bit of carbonation. Overall, a pretty good pale ale worth getting.

HattedClassic, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Srkolodn, Sep 29, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to whitenads for sending me this one.

Enjoy by: 6/23/14.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of earthy characteristics in the aroma and flavor.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 29, 2014
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,714 ratings.