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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a light copper. Big bubbly head off an aggressive pour settles to a thin ring after a few seconds. Lively carbonation.

Very grainy aroma, surprisingly malt-forward. Touch of alcohol. Hops aren't particularly evident.

Well-balanced flavours. Fortunately the hops show up to the party. Resinous pine right up front. Nice citrus flavours, particularly orange, add a bit of freshness. Caramel malt starts to develop mid-way through. Nice clean finish.

This is a nice refreshing APA. Hops will disappoint some, but flavours are clean and clear.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Orange with a two finger head. Not 100% clear. good bubbles.
S- Citrus hop notes, cascade hops. Some hidden malt sweetness. A little pine.
T- A very hoppy APA, those cascade hops really come through. Perfectly balanced with the sweet malts.
M- Extremely refreshing beer, leaves a wet mouth feeling which I love for any occasion. Perfect carbonation. Little bitter aftertaste.
O- This is an excellent APA. A lot of good flavors, Perfectly balanced and very well done. This is what every APA should be in my opinion.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.49/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

The fourth and final bottle to be reviewed from the Great Lakes Variety Case.

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a deep golden color. A one to one and a half finger head on the initial pour that fades quickly. Decent lacing left on the side of the glass

S - Faint aroma of citrus and a caramel-like sweetness

T - A good APA. The initial sip is a mix of citrus and pine but no where near the amount you would get from an IPA. The other flavors are a toffee/caramel taste. More on the malty side with a decent hop background. The alcohol is not really noticeable.

M - A medium consistency. Good carbonation.

O - Another fine brew from the folks at Great Lakes. I enjoyed this beer. I have to say that Great Lakes has really impressed me with the beers I've tried from them. This is brew is no exception.


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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 3,257 ratings