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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

2,603 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,603
Reviews: 987
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 96
Gots: 183 | 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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moodyhudy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-02-2013 06:40:49 | More by moodyhudy
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mgavin27

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-02-2013 01:28:13 | More by mgavin27
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jono311

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-01-2013 18:19:01 | More by jono311
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Hessian257

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-30-2013 04:40:41 | More by Hessian257
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ah-fishynado

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-30-2013 02:39:32 | More by ah-fishynado
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TimHitchings

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-28-2013 23:15:19 | More by TimHitchings
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-28-2013 19:54:27 | More by acurtis
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-27-2013 16:11:22 | More by Jason1337
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shadowyee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-26-2013 23:21:18 | More by shadowyee
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-26-2013 01:10:34 | More by Gww1864
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +12.1%

Appearance: a deep orange, a little bit reddish. a finger or so of a white head that fades pretty quickly

Smell: sweet fruits right up front, only distinguishable is apple, citrusy hops.

Taste: sweetness but more from caramel malts not, fruits, none distinguishable but still there and citrus hops. pretty hop-strong and bitter but balanced nicely

Mouthfeel: lighter body and fairly refreshing. slightly bitter lingering but very clean

Overall: This is probably my favorite pale ale not to use rye or toasted malts. the fruitiness from the yeast reminds me of english style yeasts, and it works out nicely here. definitely worth a try if you can spot some fresh stuff on the shelves.

04-25-2013 22:39:51 | More by SportsandJorts
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-24-2013 23:00:59 | More by BAsbill
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Daktah

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-24-2013 21:13:36 | More by Daktah
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.81/5  rDev -4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Acquired from a friend on a trip to Ohio.

A- Pours a golden orange slightly hazy body with a thick 2 finger white head that reduces to some uneven foam on the top of the beer. Leaves some uniform lacing.

S- Citrus, yeast, lemon peel, sweet caramel, grapefruit, toffee.

T- subtle pine and citrus sitting on a light caramel malt, honey, nearly vanilla backbone. Not much bitterness of aftertaste. Not much as far as flavor.

M- Medium body, medium-high carbonation.

Middle of the road pale ale. Maybe the hops have faded with time.

04-24-2013 02:13:02 | More by gcamparone
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev -10.6%

A decent american ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Purchased at Fox & Hound in Ohio

Golden Color Clear nice head and lacing

Lightly hoppy and mild floral aroma.

Spicey hoppy taste

Smooth mouth feel. moderate carbonation Floral taste and mild hop finish

04-24-2013 02:02:09 | More by CardiacNP
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +8.3%

Smells almost like orange juice. Bright fruity hop nose right off the bat. Notes of grapefruit and citrus.

Super orange hop flavor up front with underlying grapefruit notes. Hop flavor rolls over the tongue and stays consistent through out the sip. Medium bodied with a touch of malt sweetness. Sweetness lingers but bitterness builds with each sip make for quite a balanced beer. Goes down almost too easy.

04-23-2013 20:04:46 | More by jtierney89
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mishtif

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-22-2013 20:26:20 | More by mishtif
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-22-2013 00:09:58 | More by clfrost
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gr0g

New Jersey

3.59/5  rDev -9.6%

Clear, golden amber in appearance. Nice head formation and retention, with some equally nice lacing left behind. Aroma is floral with a bit of grapefruit rind. Nothing special, really, though it's worth noting this bottle is 3 months old.

A well-balanced take on an APA in terms of flavor. Moderate bitterness from start to finish. Cracker-like grain note from the malt body. A little bit of vague citrus from the hops. Solid, but kind of boring - just like the aroma. The smooth, slick mouthfeel redeems it a bit.

A solid pale ale, but there are better ones around.

04-21-2013 16:58:32 | More by gr0g
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henryhampton

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-21-2013 12:08:41 | More by henryhampton
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-21-2013 02:55:36 | More by SadMachine
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-20-2013 23:22:11 | More by KeyWestGator
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Groomsy

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-20-2013 04:28:56 | More by Groomsy
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-18-2013 02:02:51 | More by Syraquse
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-18-2013 01:09:38 | More by randylangford
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,603 ratings.