Burning River Pale Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A toast to the Cuyahoga River Fire! For rekindling an appreciation of the Great Lakes region’s natural resources (like the malt and hops illuminating this fresh Pale Ale). Crisp and bright, with refreshing flickers of citrus and pine that ignite the senses (not our local waterways).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,759
Reviews:
1,046
Ratings:
3,280
pDev:
11.17%
 
 
Wants:
149
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643
Trade:
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Photo of beergoot
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, copper-colored body capped with a thick, frothy head. Malty nose with some mild fruitiness to the aroma. Mild roasted grain and caramel flavor; excellent hop bitterness balancing things out. Medium body; crisp with a gentle sweetness at the finish.

A delightful pale ale, highlighting clean taste with a crisp hop bitterness. Well-balanced and quite drinkable.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Michelleroo
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Almost too bitter in parts, but I adore that caramelly aspects a lot! Solid.

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Photo of JohnDon
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KurtisCarman
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Junior
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkblr
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle bb 10/30/18 poured into a perfect pint glass at fridge temp 6% ABV 45 IBU. The beer pours bright light copper tinted amber with off white head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a pencil thin ring. The aroma is caramel and toasted malt with a hint of hops. The taste is toasted bread and some caramel with a lightly bitter vague hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, good. I'm guessing this is about 5 months old from the best before date and it's definitely showing some age. Purchased warm two weeks ago. I'll revisit on draft or fresher at some point.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.02/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickLipaj
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curt3
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lanoke12
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Label is stamped 'For freshest taste, please enjoy by: 02/18/18'.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Two finger off white head settles to bubbly cap and ring. Rings and strings of lacing.
Caramel malt aroma, with citrus/pine hops.
Taste has mild pine/citrus hops with caramel malt. Slight zing at the end but minimal bitterness.
Medium mouth feel, with good carbonation support.
Well balanced and full flavored beer, made for session work. Very refreshing, without palate fatigue.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,280 ratings