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Ten Hills Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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877 Ratings
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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 8
Gots: 125 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: a0lbudman on 11-15-2013

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Reviews by BeerEngineer:
Photo of BeerEngineer
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

General: Found this "limited release" in a grocery store in CA, telling me that it really isn't a limited release. This was a 12 oz. bottle that I poured into my New Belgium tulip style glass to rate.

Appearance: This is much darker than a typical pale ale with a slightly off-white head. The head poured to a good 2 fingers and lingered for quite a while. There was also very nice lacing on the glass as it was consumed.

Aroma: There is a nice maltiness but also a big hop note. Right now, it's a mild, but that's because I had a Bear Republic Apex DIPA right before this (bad planning I know...). This is pretty balanced right now to me, I really like it.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium carbonation, it's not overtly carbonated on each sip. The beer seems a little thin but it's fitting for a pale ale. Nothing that is out of place in a pale.

Taste: This is pretty hoppy for a pale ale but the balance of this is pretty good. very floral flavors, pretty nice, my wife absolutely loves this one.

Overall: This is like you are eating a flower. My wife loves it, I'm not a huge fan of it. It's different and that's pretty cool. The fact that my wife enjoys it is a big plus for me, that way when I come into the house with a bunch of beer, I can tell her some of it is for here and point to the Goose Island.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jdwilliamson79
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh tasting pale, almost an IPA in flavor. Nice hoppy flavor and a little boozy for 6.2%. I like it.

Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First beer of the day.Bottled on Nov.7 2013.Pours into a nonic a rich clear brass color with a billowing sticky one finger white head atop,great color and head.Aromas of grassy and leafy hops with a hint of sweet caramel malts.Leafy and mildly citric hops at the onset of the palate that don't really linger,light sweetness from caramel/biscuit malts.Not a complex APA but not bad,I would have liked more hop complexity but again not bad.

Photo of mojohawk21
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ValpoExpo
4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Billolick
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ouncer, bottled on "07NOV13"

Pours typical looking almond amber, near clear with bubbles rising, light tan head, stays nicely and leaves better then average sheeting and strands of fine lace.

Moderate hops on the nose with an underbelly of whole wheat malt.

I'm feeling the presence of balance in this beer. Hops yes, malts yes. Tasty and enjoyable beer yes. Touch of pine and resin in the hops and caramel in the malts. Hops have teken control of the finish.

Nothing amazing, just a well crafted, easy drinking brew. Respectable take on the style.

I could drink this one all night long.

Photo of KolbMarley
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Torey
2.7/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Meyers1023
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Copper with a thick white head that lingered. Heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Light citrus, hops and earthy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Very smooth medium bodied. Taste of mild bitter hops with hints of sweeter citrus.

Overall: Very good beer! Definatly would have this one again.

Photo of bsp77
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Clear copper with good sized off-white head and light lacing.

Smell: Somewhat hoppy in an herbal and citrusy way. Some grainy malt notes of the toasted and biscuity variety.

Taste: Strong malt backbone of grainy, toasted and slightly bisuit-like malts. The hops are pretty evident, especially at the bitter, spicy finish, with citrus, herbal and earthy elements.

Feel: More full bodied than most Pale Ales, and it has a nice dry finish. However, it is still grainy like a standard Pale Ale, so the fuller body is a slight distraction.

Overall: Another solid Pale Ale to enter the American market. Solid enough, but probably not really needed.

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.