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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
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
3,247 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,253
Reviews:
1,039
Ratings:
3,247
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
631
Trade:
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Photo of Schlitz74
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is an above average beer. It pours a nice deep golden color with a finger of off white head. There was some lacing left on the glass. I noticed a nice bitterness, I think it was from the 45 IBU's which to me is pleasant and mild.

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

Photo of dokhollidai
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of feuematt
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper colored beer with a rapidly fading head. The usual pine and citrus of an APA but not overboard which I like. I am not a big fan of hoppy beers but this one is OK.

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Photo of RyanKininger
4.66/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDeV
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours fairly dark for a pale ale. Malty flavor.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nothing crazy

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Photo of edward_boumil
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Light brown/orange colored beer, clear, great head retention
S: Sweet caramel, brown sugar, light citrus and fruit aromas
T: Very lightly sweet up front, rounded out by a grain or bread flavor. And then finishes with a light hop bitterness
F: Light, pretty easy drinking, really refreshing with a nice hop finish to keep thing balanced out in regard to bitterness. High-medium carbonation
O: Enjoyable pale. Something that can be tossed back really easy, but doesn't hold back in regard to flavor. Different than pales I'm used to but certainly a fan of this.

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Photo of petrusek23
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dms844
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malprep
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of TPZEM
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark and muddy gold color. White foam head that seems to dissipate quickly. Very light lacing, which was somewhat disappointing. Smells of a nice citrus and mild pine hoppiness. Tastes overwhelmingly of the citrus hop variety, but not so overpowering that you cant get a nice finish to the ale. Excellent lingering flavor on the tongue after the swallow. Medium-bodied. I can tell something is there, but not heavy enough to make me believe I am drinking something special. Overall, a good APA. Would recommend.

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

Photo of tuowl74a
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a reddish orange with a half finger Whitehead with plenty of carbonation.
S- predominantly a mulch smell. Secondarily, a nice citrus hop smell.
T- Extremely balanced with a big, yeasty breadiness I was not expecting. Follows with candied citrus fruot with nice hop. A little resin sticks around. A bit of spice bite.
O- A good change of pace apa.

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Photo of Brewforme
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Medium amber in color. Solid bitterness with a hint of sweet.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The appearance was a nice golden amber close to orange color with a decent transparency about it and highlighting some light carbonation that was seen rising. The head was about a finger’s worth and slightly foamy as the head died and left some thick lacing clinging fairly nicely. The smell had a super nice allocation of bitter piney to slightly citrusy hops and still lets a nice sweetness take the helm at odd times throughout the beer (doesn’t really combine together), but still is good for the most part. The taste was mainly sweet and bitter at separate times. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation is still good and slightly sharp for an APA. Overall, I say this was a nicely done APA for the most part.

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Photo of Brucebeernut
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a clear copper, auburn color with a white creamy head, lots of carbonation and lacing, head dissipated into a thin soapy film.

A: Citrus zest up front, subtle notes of pine and needles, also picking up a slight sweet caramel malt in the finish.

T: Nice balance of flavor, citrus zest, pine, and grapefruit with a moderate amount of piney, citrusy bitterness in the middle, the finish has slight notes of citrus and sweet malt, very tasty.

M: Light/medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation that adds a smooth, creamy mouthfeel, finish is fairly dry.

O: This bottle is old, yet it still has a decent amount of hop presence, I'd like to get hold of a fresher bottle as the bottle I purchased online has a Best By Date of 6/28/17. This still has a good amount of flavor and I really enjoyed the citrus and piney notes.

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Photo of jschwamb
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,247 ratings
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