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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

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

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

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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes.

A - Amber-orange color with a finger head that fades to a sticky ring. Decent lacing.

S - Fruity with notes of peach and mango, bready malt.

T - Caramel malt, fruity sweetness, bready, with a lingering hop presence that's not evident in the nose.

M - Medium body, some chewiness on the tongue, very drinkable.

O - This is an exceptional pale ale with a pleasant tantalizing fruitiness that doesn't overwhelm. The fruitiness complements the bready and malty flavors very well. Drink this one as fresh as possible to experience all the fruity goodness it has to offer.

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3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured hard with only about a finger of head. Pours rich amber with. Standard. I'm not really impressed with the smell. The beer's nose is a little stale. I almost get some lagered notes. There are additionally some bready qualities in the scent, followed by a mellow earthy (and somewhat mossy) background. The flavor was not at all what I was expecting. The lagered scent follows through in the taste, but is followed by very rich (medium darkness) malt flavor. There is medium sweetness and a crisp dry finish. The hops are interesting in this beer. Not a large profile, but most present in flavor (as opposed to bitterness or smell). I mostly taste earthiness (fresh cut grass and moss). There is a bit of fruit here too, but not a typical citrus hop bomb. The fruity qualities are subtle, smooth, and complex. The mouth feel is typical and well-executed for an APA: a smooth texture, medium carbonation, and medium body. Overall this is a fine brew. It's not my favorite APA, but it turned out being quite drinkable and interesting.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - Clear copper, white head has decent retention and lace.

S/T - Nicely balanced pine hops, bready, biscuit malts, caramel sweetness, touch of diacetyl. The medium body is very smooth across the palate and finishes crisp and clean.

O - Easy drinking pale ale, well balanced. Crisp, clean flavors. The touch of diacetyl doesn't really take anything away from the drink.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a deep golden color with about one and half fingers of head. Nice retention, some active bubbles rising, and nice lacing left on the glass.

S- Really great hop aroma. Bitter and citrusy with a bit of malt backbone as well.

T- Deliciously hoppy APA. Bitter, with a little bit of maltiness to balance it out.

M- Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Really smooth and easy to drink.

O- An excellent APA. Good aroma, taste and mouthfeel. I will have to grab this one again.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,249 ratings
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