Burning River
Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #397
Ranked #13,981
3.94 | pDev: 11.17%
Tuesday at 10:57 PM
Jul 06, 2001
Notes: 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).
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Rated: 3.99 by RalphStanley34 from French Polynesia

Tuesday at 10:57 PM
Rated: 3.85 by nunienun from Illinois

Jun 20, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by dd53grif from Michigan

Apr 01, 2023
Rated: 3.32 by MFJB

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 2.59 by JustLikeMyDad from Michigan

Jan 28, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2022
Rated: 3 by RuffReader from Ohio

Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
"Best by 11/9/22"; drank 10/8/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dull orange rust appearance.

A violent pour yielded a HUGE khaki head; frothy lace.

Grapefruit, fresh bread & baking soda notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mild flavors of grapefruit & baking soda up front; a dry wheat finish.

This is drinkable...but it's not really enjoyable, to me at least. This may have passed muster 20 years ago as "craft beer" but a Bud Heavy tastes better.
Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by MrGraybeard from Wisconsin

3.41/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
An OK pale ale. Adequate hop bitterness but little in the way of resinous or citric aroma or flavor. On the strong side for a pale ale at 6%. My regular go-to pale, New Glarus Moon Man, has less malt (and alcohol) presence but much more of a statement in the hops.

Honestly, a brewery that can churn out great lagers like Dortmunder Gold, Eliot Ness and Edmund Fitz Porter is wasting its talents on ales like this.
Oct 07, 2022
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Rated by izraelc from New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear amber. Light foam. Light malt aroma. Bread malt body. Some heavy hop bitterness. A little bland. I expected more flavor.
Aug 19, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Got this one from my brother that lives in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. The beer name and picture really caught my eye as I remember reading about and seeing that on the TV when I lived in Florida. Anyway, on with my thoughts on the beer.

Poured out into a clear glass beer mug. Poured a clear and golden color with a white head that didn't last long. The taste was okay and one I'd drink on a very hot and humid day. Decent thirst quencher but would not be my first choice. Expected more from it.
Jul 10, 2022
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Reviewed by HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a clear, bronze/copper color. It has a moderate, off-white head. The predominate aroma is that of malt and pine. It has a rather dry, malty taste with the right amount bitterness.
Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 3.96 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

May 22, 2022
Rated: 3.84 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

Mar 06, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by mpenske from California

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by MGibbons from Maryland

Feb 06, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by KT3418 from Colorado

Feb 05, 2022
Burning River from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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