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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

2,726 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,726
Reviews: 993
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 102
Gots: 223 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

DMarlinJ, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

PhawkYu, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

jessepap, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep gold with an orange hue. Mostly clear and effervescing. Good retention and sticky white lace. Nose is not what I expected. Weed like with lots of bread and nutty malt character. Caramel. Citrus is there but faint, a little floral and herbal, a hint of tropical fruit but doesn’t quite stretch out. Taste is grassy, very nutty , herbal, with lots of malt rolling sweetly over the hay like palate. Cracker, biscuit, and a little bit of sweet orange. Finishes crisp and dry with just enough bitter hop oil and sweet honey on a cracker. This is a very big malt Pale Ale that drinks lovely and smooth.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

goblin7704, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

jaybags, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

I_BYE_MI_BEER, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

JakeEsterly, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

mjm47, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great Lakes Brewing Company - Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale

Look - Pours a mostly clear deep copper with amber hues. Full foamy head that breaks down and leaves huge chunks of lacing. Good retention.

Smell - Deep almost red rich malts with some slight pine and tangy mango hops. Light on the hops.

Taste - Carbonated bready malt and a citrus hop punch, dry and bitter.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied. Dry, chewy, and quite drinkable. Booziness is low at 6%.

Overall - Meh, this one didn't thrill me, there are far better. That is not to say that it was bad, because it wasn't at all, it just wasn't amazing.

JMScowcroft, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

anticipation23, Jun 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

RyanCFriedrich, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

salthemonster, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

cw13, Jun 08, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.5%

Kyrojack, Jun 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Theniz, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

DeutschesBier, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

KelsoSaaz, Jun 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

dbc5, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

DudMan, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mattsucks, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Dope
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Dcunicelli, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Rihup, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,726 ratings.