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

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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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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

06/02/13 best by date.

A: Pours a clear ruby red. Big fluffy offwhite head. Head fades slowly, leaving moderate splotchy lacing behind. Nice retention.

S: Mild grapefruit and pine with a little biscuity malt.

T: A little pungent grapefruit up front. Backed up with just a hint of pine, primarily in the finish really. Dry biscuits for the malt in the middle. A little bitter and dry in the finish.

M: Medium bodied and standard.

O: Not a bad APA. This one's a little old so I gave it a little leeway on the scores. Nice and tasty and easy drinking though.

Dope, Jun 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Yellowish orange. Clear.
Smell: Flowery honey biscuits.
Taste: Flowery honey biscuits and Cascade hoppiness/bitterness.

I really like this Pale Ale. It's such a good balance of sweetness and hops. The smell is very distinctly flowery and biscuity with a touch of honey. The taste reflects this but adds that excellent bitterness. This is what I want out of an APA. I would definitely get this again.

TeamMathis, May 29, 2013
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,714 ratings.