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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

2,708 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,708
Reviews: 992
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 104
Gots: 218 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jgarvis, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Thecasehead, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

msinger1002, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

Derka29, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

maxcoinage, May 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Wally, May 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Rdc67, May 22, 2013
Photo of thedoubler55
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a copperish orange in color, a nice one finger off white head at the top, and leaves a little lacing around the glass as you sip away.

S: A little bit of floral notes up front and some grassy notes as well, a slight hint of bread as well.

T: A nice mild pale ale, up front some sweetness with some bitterness on the tail end, grassy notes as well as some floral hint as well.

M: Medium bodied and a good amount of carbonation.

O: A very good pale ale, this brewery keeps on surprising me, glad my liquor store stocked up on this stuff, a good session beer.

thedoubler55, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

nstorts, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

jburd19, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

InspectorBob, May 20, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep orange to gold color. Fairly clear with only a hint of haze. Smaller, one finger head that retains well and laces pretty good. Head is off-white to cream in color.

S- Pretty big doses of floral and piney hop flavors for an APA that's best by date is in just a few days. Hops are dominant through the entire smell of the beer, with an occasional, very faint waft of sweeter malts.

T- Pretty much like the scent. This flavor profile reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Hops start it off and persist throughout, prominent, but not quite dominant. Very consistent hops that won't overpower you, but also doesn't leave you wanting more. Ends with a crisp hop bite.

M- Crisp, clean, and pretty smooth going down. High carbonation and medium weight from the hops are the only inhibitors to swilling this faster.

Overall, a very solid APA. Like I said, this reminds me a lot of a SNPA. I would say this is the more eastern, or maybe midwestern version of a very standard, very solid pale ale like a SNPA.

boilermakerbrew, May 20, 2013
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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,708 ratings.