Burning River Pale Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Burning River Pale AleBurning 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:
A toast to the Cuyahoga River Fire! For rekindling an appreciation of the Great Lakes region’s natural resources (like the malt and hops illuminating this fresh Pale Ale). Crisp and bright, with refreshing flickers of citrus and pine that ignite the senses (not our local waterways).

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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Ratings: 3,266 |  Reviews: 1,042
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

on tap at south philly tap room

Pours a deep golden amber color with some bright reddish hues. A nice crop of white head sits on top, retaining for a bit, plenty of patchy lacing on the glass.

Punchy hops and fruity notes in the nose. Citrusy and tropical tones with a bready malted base. Softer touches of caramel with a faint warmth.

Bitter and juicy up front with a nice hop presence. Orange and citrus peel with touches of pineapple. Bready and biscuity malt tones with a decent amount of sweetness. Touches of caramel and honey. Finishes bitter and slightly warm.

Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and refreshing on the palate. A really nice drinking pale ale, something I could easily have a few of.

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3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear orange, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Citrus hops, even some malt as well.

T-Malt profile is present, bready. Ends with citrus hops and a good level of bitterness for an APA.

M-Medium bodied, with good carbonation and smooth.

O-The malt is noticeable and blends well with the hops. It is nice to see a beer focus on the malt and the hops and blend them together well.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of gtermi
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a nice gold with a little copper tint. The head is white and thin and leaves a little lace on the glass.

S: There really isnt many hops in this beer. It is very malty and sweet. It smells nice, but I prefer a little more hop scent in my pale ales.

T: Now this is a very nice pale ale. It has a lot of sweet malt and a nice bit of hops. The sweetness and bitterness work great together and you get a mix of both the more the beer lingers.

M: This could be a little smoother and it does sort of burn going down, but its still very good.

O: I have had much better Pale Ales, but this one is still pretty good. The bottle I got is a few days from expiring, so I am going to get a fresher bottle and re-review this beer.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap.

Arrived a clear light brown with a 2 finger white head. Decent head retention and lacing.

Aroma was citrusy hops along with bready malt.

The flavor was very hoppy up front with citrus hops dominating. This faded to a pleasant maltiness along with a moderated lingering bitterness. I also detected some fruityness along the line of strawberry or raspberry.

Overall this is a nicely balanced beer that I would seek out again. Would like to try it in the bottle.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,266 ratings