Burning River Pale Ale

Burning River Pale Ale, Great Lakes Brewing Company; Cleveland, Ohio – Named after the infamous Cuyahoga river\Lake Erie fire. It gives the Orange-like hues of this beer new meaning. Sitting atop is an off-white head that laces well down the glass. Aroma is of citrusy hops and a bit of malt. Flavor is a straight forward American Pale Ale. It has notes of caramel and of course the citric flavors of the hops, but in what seems a Northeast character or variation of the style it has a touch of creaminess from Diacetyl (butter). Body is medium as is the carbonation. Burning River finishes on the sweet side.