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

very good
3,230 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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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Poured a gently amber color with a slight haze, and a half inch or so of foamy white head. Aroma is grassy, floral, biscuity. Surprisingly drying hop profile in the taste right off the bat, citrus pith, grape skins, bready malts, with a bitter and intensely drying finish. Not necessarily a palate wrecker, but I wouldn't follow this one with a stout. Light-medium body, crisp and clean, and quite good overall for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A clear amber copper color, with 1/2 a finger of head and some sticky lace left on the glass

S - Amarillo hops are very dominant, as is a light floral aroma.

T - A very nice and hoppy pale ale. Lots of citrus and a touch of bitterness at the end

M - Medium bodied

O - A very well balanced pale ale. A very nice mix of hops citrusness and malt backbone. I dig it! Reminds me of the 420 I drink here in Atlanta, maybe only better

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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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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of norm36
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of dmfrench
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unique if not spectacular floral, grassy, oily hop cornucopia

A: Clear, dulled gold body with a not terribly persistent two finger off white head.

S: Citrus and earthy hops with dry, biscuity malt. Strong off the pour, but fades quickly.

T: Hops are much more floral and grassy on the palate. Really not getting much citrus at all. Oily and resinous hops are also present, and still just a bit of earthy hops. Though hops dominate, a solid dry biscuit malt foundation is down there, holding it all up.

M: A bit grainy and oily, but with a very firm malt body.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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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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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 3,230 ratings.
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