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Ten Hills Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Ten Hills Pale AleTen Hills Pale Ale

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680 Ratings
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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 3
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: a0lbudman on 11-15-2013)
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3.71/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

03-06-2014 03:56:28 | More by BeerEngineer
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North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

02-02-2014 21:10:11 | More by oberon
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

05-24-2014 19:19:59 | More by mojohawk21
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-25-2014 01:42:52 | More by MadScientist
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-31-2013 04:40:43 | More by tbryan5
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-20-2014 19:13:40 | More by dmheinz57
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-22-2014 23:04:57 | More by sabitu
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-10-2014 23:45:10 | More by freshflesh
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-24-2013 22:44:32 | More by csmartin6
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-04-2014 18:26:40 | More by warnerry
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

01-26-2014 19:50:29 | More by DWolf
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-23-2013 02:20:08 | More by ValpoExpo
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-02-2014 06:17:49 | More by nstroup
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-22-2014 03:58:58 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2014 00:22:45 | More by Doomcifer
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New York

3.7/5  rDev +2.5%

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.

12-09-2013 02:47:01 | More by Billolick
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-08-2014 14:45:09 | More by KolbMarley
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

08-09-2014 02:54:24 | More by Meyers1023
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

05-12-2014 21:39:17 | More by Cavanaghty
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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%

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.

12-13-2013 18:07:02 | More by bsp77
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-13-2014 13:17:10 | More by mte1972
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.26/5  rDev -9.7%

Crystal clear and light apricot colored with ruddy edges and a low off-white head that settles quickly. Low aroma of apple and pear, some biscuity malt. Flavor of bready malt, subtle hops, honey, firm bitterness, some lemon and pepper, grassy notes. Moderate mouthfeel, not too full. Decent beer overall, but not among this producer's best.

01-19-2014 22:49:46 | More by far333
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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West Virginia

3.66/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottled on date Nov 22, 2013. Pours a deep copper amber hue with a big khaki light tan head, forms fine intricate lacing with more than ample head retention going on. Aroma has citrus notes, with a hint of sourdough bread...dig deeper and I get some earthy pine hop notes as well. Flavors hit middle of the road mainly muddled malts with an earthy, pine, slightly citric hop accent. Not quite an orchestra of hops like I was hoping more of another muddled hard to pick out hop character, by the way this batch was brewed in Baldwinsville, NY versus in Chicago. At least the labels are honest, I've found Oktoberfests and Harvests brewed and bottled at both locations. It's a hoppy beer yet it's hard to distinguish the cohesiveness of these darker caramel malts and these hops from Elk Mountain Farms, definitely solid and sessionable and will be shared at the party we are hosting tomorrow night. However, I want more expressive hops in my pale ales, especially when the label is as green and littered with as many hops as this label expresses. Mouthfeel has a slight resinous feel with ample carbonation, yet something is off...I'm having a hard time expressing what it is I don't care for but it's lacking something.

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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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