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BURNING RIVER PALE ALE

Postby blunt » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:32 pm

From Great Lakes Brewery:
Named after the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River, this pale ale combines a citrusy hop flavor with a fruity assertiveness that boasts of the character of Cleveland.

I've always said Cleveland is full of assertive fruits.
Especially after meeting Trent Reznor back when he was playing keys with a faggy band called Sosumi.
This beer is a 6.0% so I'm already liking it.
Much lighter and, um, citrusier than Sierra Nevada, it breaks through my fanatical worship of SN like Liquid Plumber.
The bubbles aren't as dense but never gets close to flat beer water. Clean and pure, and it asserts my fruitiness without assaulting my fartiness. (And I drank several along with a veggie burger and hummus platter.) Coy yet aggressive with a subtle impertinence, it smacks my brain up with a creative buzz.
An intelligent drunk.
Highly recommended for beer bodhisattvas but easily sprung on unsuspecting Bud drinkers.

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Re: BURNING RIVER PALE ALE

Postby fennel » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:22 pm

blunt wrote:... unsuspecting Bud drinkers.
Isn't that redundant?
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Re: BURNING RIVER PALE ALE

Postby donges » Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:25 pm

blunt wrote:An intelligent drunk.


Hey! Leave me out of this!

Although I never thought we'd see you finding a pale ale you gushed about other than Sierra Nevada!
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Postby boston_jeff » Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:32 pm

Its good stuff, they make consistently good beers. I think Bell's and Great Lakes are two of the best craft breweries in the Midwest.
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Postby wallrock » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:06 pm

boston_jeff wrote:Its good stuff, they make consistently good beers. I think Bell's and Great Lakes are two of the best craft breweries in the Midwest.

Absolutely. I don't know if I've had a beer from either of these excellent breweries that I did not enjoy. I love their Oktoberfest at Great Lakes in the fall and then I can't wait for the Winter White to come out for Bells.
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Re: BURNING RIVER PALE ALE

Postby boston_jeff » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:37 pm

I love Bell's winter white as well, the sparkling ale is really really good too, like champagne--except beer. I often buy the Great Lakes mix 12 pack at Woodman's and I'm always very happy (my wife likes the white ales, I like the porter and the pale ale). Looking forward to the return of Road Slush as well.
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Re: BURNING RIVER PALE ALE

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:41 pm

Did blunt's post get et by the forum conversion? I don't see any of the remarks other folks have quoted.
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Re: BURNING RIVER PALE ALE

Postby boston_jeff » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:50 pm

This new forum format will take some getting used to.
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