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

very good
3,218 Ratings
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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -56%

Photo of rapayn01
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcintire78
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Straw to pale gold in color, with significant carbonation and a one and a half finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves significant lacing.

S: Fairly significant smell of floral hops up front.

T: First taste is beautiful--very well balanced beer with a slightly stronger malt start and slightly stronger hop finish and a bit of a hop bite at the end.

M: Despite the strong indications of carbonation earlier, the beer is actually very smooth. The balance also makes it very, very drinkable.

D: One of my favorite APA's so far--it's not trying to be an IPA. Up there with Alpha King. I mean that.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a clear orange-amber colored brew with a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast to give a lighter amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was of a bready and malty base with good hint of chop aromas. The hops were quite well done, with them being a nice blend of a grapefruit, lemon, pine and floral nature.

Taste – The taste begins of a malt base. The malt is lightly roasted with a good bready taste. Some lighter hop flavors of a grapefruit nature are present right up front and are mixed with a more caramel like sweetness. Soon however other hop flavors of a pine and earthy nature greet the tongue. While these enter, some of the caramel fades, leading to a bittering of the taste overall. In the end the citrus grapefruit seems to resurge leaving a slightly hoppy and light roast malty flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was medium in terms of creaminess as well as in terms of its carbonation Fairly easy to drink, but lacking in some complexity.

Overall – A good tasty easy drinking brew with a good balance of malt and hop flavors.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that hardly died down.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of floral hops in the nose along with notes of caramel malts and hints of citrus.
T: The taste has flavors of pale and caramel malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very good representation of the style that is easy to drink and has lots of hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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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