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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

2,872 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,872
Reviews: 1,012
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 111
Gots: 325 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! As an APA fan (dales pale ale). This beer rocked me. Wish it came in cans.

Poured bottle into .5 l cylinder named Spaten.

A: Beautiful, clear, copper amber with large, dense 3 finger lasting head, and sticky lacing all the way down. Close appearance to Dales which is just a shade more copper.

S: Biscuit, bread, with leafy hops rising, but subtle. Stronger as the beer swirls and warms. More sea foam, beach, outdoors kind of head, sea side forest when you give a big swirl.

T: First, biscuity malt which trends to some citrus pith as plenty of hops engage ; the finish is fruity and bitter. Lots of hops tingle leaves you happy. A kissing beer. An original woody, fresh cut heart wood taste is included that give this beer an edge of originality, not unlike the strong pine of Dales.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a strong level of carbonation; crisp feel, great with food, in this case Salmon with garden tomatoes, peppers, basil, onion on toast w ny cream cheese, lemon olive oil and balsamic and pepper.

Drinkability: This is a top APA that everyone must try, and up there with my fave Dales Pale Ale.

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3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at Santora's Pizza in Amherst.

Pours a rich gold, off-white head. Foamy, nice retention. Lace is nice. Pleasant-looking pale.

Smells grassy, citric, tangy and slightly savoury. Bit of bread dough. OK.

Tastes quite doughy upfront. Gets a bit of resinous hop midway with citric notes, pine needle, some paprika and dry wood. A bit on the savoury side, could use more tang.

Fizz on there, but the body is OK for the style.

Not quite as refreshing as I'd like, but some nice notes, and some interesting ones as well.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,872 ratings.