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

very good
3,235 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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Photo of mikeg67
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Oxford, OH. Pours orange with a long lasting white and creamy head. Nose is of caramel, orange, and citrusy hops. Body is full, crisp and creamy. Taste is a lot of citrusy hops, caramel malt, and orange fruit. Finish is long, bitter and citrusy. Amazing taste, amazing balance of amazing PA.

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Photo of littlelorib
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a medium amber colored brew, maybe a little on the dark side of medium amber, with not quite a finger of creamy off white head. The head persisted for a while. Smell is balanced with a mixture of malt and hops. Taste follows smell, with a blend of ever so slightly toasted malt and rather generic hops.

A nice pale ale, and i'll drink it again, but (perhaps because i've been drinking a lot of IPAs)while the hops provide bitterness to the taste and balance the malts, they provide little complexity beyond that.

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Photo of devilben02
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden orange color, with a thin but sticky cream-colored head. The aroma is certainly hop-forward, with notes of grassy hops and sweet citrus. The flavor is not bright and fresh, but it isn't tame either, with a dull orange rind and herbal bitterness being contrasted against a bready malt sweetness. The fine carbonation works well with the solidly resinous (but not overdone) body. Overall, this beer has substantial body and flavor, but it is also nicely drinkable.

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Photo of adamant1912
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of amshepard
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Slipmthgoose
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Tracker83
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justinp
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of dbert21
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tripledbrew
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Irish7r
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of kuhndog
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bootdown21
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of lmz3000
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of pebbs
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wedge
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Clear gold under a solid off-white head of soapy looking cream. Aroma is a blend of citrusy and floral Cascades and more earthy, leafy hops along with some toasty malts. Straightforward, tasty, zesty citrus hop flavor over some cracker malts and a bit of caramel. The finish is lightly sweet and bitter. Medium bodied and crisp - goes down very easily. A nice, well-made, refreshing pale ale that (as always) is best when you can find a fresh bottle.

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Photo of carteravebrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of DruC4
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Dkanz
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of DonFrap
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of loupap
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,235 ratings.
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