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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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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 6
Gots: 49 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: a0lbudman on 11-15-2013)
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Reviews by corby112:
Photo of corby112
3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a two finger, pillowy off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving sporadic streaks of soapy lacing behind.

Floral, perfume-like aroma with grassy, spicy hops and resinous pine countered by subtle citrus and a sweet caramel malt presence. Some fresh cut grass, sticky weed and pine needle followed by grapefruit and lemon zest. Caramel malt backbone with some toast, toffee and biscuit. Nothing out of the ordinary but has a decent hop presence.

Medium body with a blast of dry, sticky bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and caramel malt backbone into a slightly boozy, bone dry finish. Surprisingly hop forward with resinous bitterness, grassy pine needle and spruce tip countered by subtle citrus/tropical fruit sweetness and a caramel malt backbone. Some grapefruit and citrus rind sweetness cutting through the bitterness along with caramel, toffee, light fruit, bread and biscuit. Only 6.2% but there's noticeable boozy heat in the finish slightly taking away from the hop flavors. Decently balanced with nice bitterness but it's a touch too boozy for my liking and could use a stronger citrus/tropical fruit character.

corby112, Jan 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.66/5  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.

oberon, Feb 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

mojohawk21, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

MadScientist, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

tbryan5, Dec 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

dmheinz57, Apr 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

sabitu, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

freshflesh, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

csmartin6, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

warnerry, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

DWolf, Jan 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

ValpoExpo, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

nstroup, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Doomcifer, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

petewheeler, Yesterday at 05:54 AM
Photo of Billolick
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Billolick, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

KolbMarley, Mar 08, 2014
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2.7/5  rDev -25.2%

Torey, Nov 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Cavanaghty, May 12, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

bsp77, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

mte1972, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

GOBLIN, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of far333
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

far333, Jan 19, 2014
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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.