Ten Hills Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
12-08-2013 05:20:39 | More by WVbeergeek
Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
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