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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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665 Ratings
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 39 | 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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Reviews by angrybabboon:
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 4/16/14

Appearance: Clear copper - some orange highlights - pours with an average-sized, off-white head, keeps a small cap, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

Smell: Pale and light amber malts with a somewhat strange hop profile - the combination of Cascade and Saaz hops is interesting - some orange and grapefruit flesh and zest, as well as some herbal, spicy hop aromas - vaguely leafy - above-average malt sweetness for an APA, with some caramel, some sweet biscuits, and a touch of mint

Taste: At the very least, it's interesting - orange and grapefruit flesh with some zest and pith combined with some herbal, spicy, leafy, minty hops - pale and caramel malts, with some biscuit and toast flavors - a lot of sweetness, with malty sweetness and a honey-like sweetness - finishes a little sweet as well

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, smooth, with some nice carbonation, could finish a little cleaner

Overall: No need to run to the hills

I'm not sure how I first heard about this beer, but I was intrigued by the story of the hops involved in this beer. The result is, indeed interesting. But it's not very special beyond that. Worth a try (despite being only brewed once, it's still around).

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 04:43:08 | More by angrybabboon
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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.