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

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,218 Ratings
Great Lakes Burning River Pale AleGreat Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,218
Reviews:
1,032
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
608
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Try-em-all
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a dark orange with a thick head at first and then it dissipates. First thought after the drink caramel with aome spice. Tends to leave a malt taste in your mouth, but with a kick. While it is not among my favorites, it is pretty good and worth trying.

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Photo of Mru12000
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with large white head; Noise is caramel and a bit spicy; taste is sweet a bit malty but pleasant and smooth after taste;

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Photo of JohnnyLaw
2.1/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Looks great and smells good, just tastes like shit. Usual pale bitter with shitty taste and aftertaste. Bought as part of a sampler pack and glad I did - this is a shit beer. Great lakes is a good brewer, I love the Elliot Ness Lager, but this is crap (reminds me of shitty Rolling Rock/Heineken only shittier).

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Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B33rcules
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Budlum
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gravewalker
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cozmo
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaeserTits
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mojohawk21
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fishguyac
2.69/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Roby923
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tastey pale ale. Plenty of biscuit malts and cascade hops to create a balanced ale. At 45 IBU this doesn't completely obliterate the tase buds, but at 6%, does give a punch. Thank goodness for the Clean Water Act, this Cleveland brew doesn't catch on fire. Bottled at Mr Smalls in PIT (great craft brew list for a live music venue).

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Photo of challenja
4.54/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard Tulip

A - Golden orange hue, a light haze that uses the carbonation supports a..
S - Subtle grapefruit nose..this one has a malt nose, lots of bready malt notes with ripe grapefruit.
T - Taste follows the nose, bready & malty,buttery... toasted biscuit, hints of spruce, ripe yellow grapefruit rind, orange peel, with crisp carbonation.
M - Fantastic body and weight for a pale ale. Crisp and perfectly carbonated for this style. Full mouth feel, great weight on the tongue.
O - A great take on the pale ale. This was definitely going to be in one of my to go Pale's. Great, great pale ale.

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Photo of rclangk
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ctb6582
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ewelvaert
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VTEno17
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,218 ratings.
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