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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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BA SCORE
82
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832 Ratings
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Ratings: 832
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 97 | 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 shacawgo24:
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4.47/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Dark amber-brown meets ruby. Like dark corn syrup. Dark yet bright and shiny at the same time. Very glossy. Pure sparkling ruby when held to light. Above average size manila head. Very creamy in appearance. Like clouds. Spotty sudsy lacing sticks to glass. If head retention were better brew would score better for look. The lace is the highlight of appearance. And I like how this pale ale is far from pale but brown ale in look.

S-Caramel malts. Some soap. Brown sugar. Pine. Fresh foliage: vines, grass, etc.. Citrus. Bourbon whiskey. Floral. Very juicy. Warmed gets more sweet, like honey and molasses. Smells a bit too clean, like cleaning fumes. Could smell more piney and citrusy, (weird as the taste is a strong blast of aforementioned).

T-Starts tart, slightly bittersweet and juicy via citruses. The middle is a beautiful malt grain explosion that blows up on the tongue. The end is piney/hoppy/bitter. The pine is so fresh, like a garnish of pine was rubbed on the glass interior. When warmed the beer gets even more malty and grainy. Specific flavors include: Caramel, bread (white or wheat), lime, orange and toasted grains.

M-High low to low medium body. Not watery nor chewy. I wish the beer was more carbonated. It is the same as the body, high low to low medium. The body can be low, but if the carbonation was amped up, the beer would be a soft spritzed sip. But instead it feels flat and dead. The aftertaste saves the day. A lovely juicy citrus sour-sweet aftertaste blesses the palate. I swear actual fruit is squeezed into the beer. Pine is on the after too. The pine/hops tingle the tongue, a welcoming sensation in place of the anemic carbonation.

O-A well welcomed new brew. Will buy again. So refreshing. Bold flavor yet smooth going down. You can chug like a lighter color/pale beer, or sip like brown/darker brews. The taste was the highlight of the beer. Packs enough pine and citrus to be labeled a full on IPA rather than pale ale. The addition of caramel, brown sugar and bready tastes make this a unique, multi-layered beer. I can see Ten Hills Pale Ale becoming a year-round offering.

More User Reviews:
Photo of jdwilliamson79
4/5  rDev +10.5%
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 +1.7%
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%

Photo of MadScientist
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of DWolf
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +3.6%

Photo of Torey
2.7/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Meyers1023
2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.66/5  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.

Photo of bsp77
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mte1972
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 832 ratings.