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RATINGS: 1275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
An assertively hopped American Pale Ale with citrusy and piney Cascade hops. Subtle malt flavors balance the hop profile and provide a satisfying dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2004
This beer pours a translucent amber with a sizeable, lasting head. The aroma is of hops and bitterness. Flavor is dry and slightly bitter, with only minimal hops coming through. As it warmed, the bite softened, and the beer became more likeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Fairly clear yellowish color with a white head. THere is a floral hop aroma and a somewhat hidden malt aroma. It is nicely hopped, but not too aggressively bitter. The hops are simply noticable. Largely citrus or grapefruit flavor, it sits well in the mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Grapefruit really stands out in this beer. It’s bitter and smooth, but thin. I like my beers to have some cloudiness-this one was crystal clear.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
screigh (533) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Poured a small white head. Minor lacing. Color is a clear copper. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Beer starts very smooth with a nice bitter hoppy finish. Nice beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Fort Wayne Ale Fest 2004. This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good lace. The body was a softly carbonated yellow orange color and yielded a hoppy aroma. The mouth feel was hoppy. It had a good hop flavor mixed with a malty overtone. This brew went down easily and was quite quaff-able.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1935) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
If Philadelphia’s river caught fire as much as Cleveland’s Cuyahoga I’d want a local brewery commemorate the event. With the Cuyahoga River catching fire so many times after WWII I would of thought the namesake beer would be over the top in hops and/or alcohol. It wasn’t, it reminded me more of an English pale Ale than an APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theFritz469 (16) - Brunswick, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2004
Being from Cleveland,i’m a bit bias.Although,I feel lucky to be so close to the Great Lakes Brewing Co.Burning River APA is no exception to GLBC’s fine tradition of fantastic brews.At first sip you can tell it’s a Great Lakes brew.Wonderful aroma,great color and head.I’ve had this one many times and I believe it may take some getting used to.But once you do, this one may become one of your favorites!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
temporrari (389) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 This is an alright APA. Nothing to rave about though. Pours a nice orange color. Medium white head. Aroma is hoppy, but strange. Flavor finished very bitter. A lot of citrus, kind of weird. It’s no Alpha King.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
citrusy, afine beer for having a six-pack among friends. My friends liked this better than an average Belgian brew. I have never had a bad brew from this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2004 Pours a deep amber with a white fluffy head. A great citrusy, but no grapefruits, aroma. Lots of dry hopping in this one. Really good lacing to boot. A somewhat stale hop bitterness and slight oxidation really detract from the overall taste. I've got another bottle and I hope that I can give this a better rating after that. re-rate: Slightly better. The diacetyl really bites on the middle of the tongue though. I don't see why this has done so well in competition. Oh Yeah, at this beers IBU rating it should deftinitely be judged as an IPA.

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