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

very good
3,224 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burning River 6pk bottles $8.99(OH)

12 oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass. freshest taste date clearly marked.

pours a beautiful pale amber color. makes an amazing three finger thick head, peach white in color. it stays around for awhile. giving way to amazing lacing. like spider webs clinging inside my glass. it smells almost like an IPA. citrus, a cascade of hops, fruit smells like grapefruit, and subtle hints of pine. ( is this an APA an EPA or an IPA?)

the taste is like the smell but much more amazing. i taste a cascade of hops, followed by fruits like grapefruit, and it finishes dry and piney like an IPA. and a little bitter but not too much and it fits the finish. This is not an IPA, it is and american pale ale. that leans more towards the english side. and i like it.

the mouth feel is medium to heavy body. less heavy more medium. feels nice and crisp. refreshing and a tad bit bitter and dry at finish.

overall i love this beer. i have had this brew probably more than any other craft brew. it was the 2nd craft brew i ever drank. gold medal winner for a reason. great american pale ale that leans more towards the english side in my opinion. add some more hops and abv and you got an IPA. solid brew.

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Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 3,224 ratings.
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