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Ten Hills Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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829 Ratings
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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 7
Gots: 96 | 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

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Beer added by: a0lbudman on 11-15-2013

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good balance of hops n malt. Smooth finish

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Photo of shacawgo24
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.

Photo of raznug
4.46/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Ten Hills pours a light amber color and is topped with 1” of white head that lingers well into the pint.
Smell: The aroma of this beer is a blend of hops and malt with the malt being the main aroma.
Taste: The taste of this beer is just like I expected except better the hop profile is good but not over powering, it compliments the malt very nicely.
Mouthfeel: The feel of this beer is not too thin not too heavy just the right place right in the middle. Well done beer by Goose Island.

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4.44/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.44/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber/honey colored with thick foamy head that persists through drinking. Excellent lacing on sides of glass. Citrus aroma with hints of apple and pine. Very hop forward taste that persists through drinking. The taste is very piney, but you can discern some citrus qualities. Overall a good beer. Not the best APA I have had, but is definitely one I would drink again.

Photo of bubseymour
4.36/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a single to try on 2/24. Bottled on date was 3 months old (11/22/13) so I was leary that it would be stale. Not at all with this pale ale. Very malty and a touch sweet with a crisp slight bittering hop note finish. No citrus or pine bomb at all with this one. I found this Goose Island pale ale very flavorful and enjoyable. Would like to try one fresher to see if is more noticeable hop flavorings besides the finish. Recommend highly.

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear light amber with a half finger of off white head

Smell is tropical, berries, sweet mango, bready malt, reminds me of Deschutes Hop Trip from this year, maybe Crystal hops?

Taste is bready malt, tropical notes of mango and papaya, berry notes, light pine notes, citrus peel, caramel, grapefruit bitterness

Mouthfeel is medium light, average carbonation, drying finish but not quite to IPA level

Nice little surprise right here! This is a very good APA, interesting hop profile, similar to this years Hop Trip from Deschutes but not quite as pungent.

Photo of MattM
4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice, bright hoppy taste, smells of citrus and pine needles. Smooth and flavorful, just dances on your tongue, deceptively easy to drink given its higher ABV.

Photo of drwatson32
4.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.27/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a completely translucent, brilliantly deep golden, probably more amber, color and about a 3 finger head. The frothy head retains very well and laces equally so. This is what a filtered pale ale should look like in the glass.

S- Somewhat mild, yet dominant, hops bitterness is the scent here. The hops flavors are somewhere between floral and a little piney. Hint of spiciness also in there. Rather simple, yet delicious smelling.

T- Starts with a delicate mix of pale malts intermingling with a mild hops presence. Hops are not overly bitter, displaying a floral flavor profile with just a touch of pine. A bit of biscuit flavor mixes under the hops; perhaps it's a bit of caramel malts. Hops linger throughout the drink until the very end, and then continue to linger a bit afterwards.

M- Medium in carbonation and rather smooth across the palate. Incredibly drinkable with neither an excessive amount of hops bitterness or too high of an ABV.

Overall, this is a great, cheap, smooth, balanced pale ale. Not one for people who want a hopped up pale ale, but more for those who want more balance. Reminds me of the standard brew at your corner pub.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 829 ratings.