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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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662 Ratings
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Ratings: 662
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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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

02-09-2014 00:01:54 | More by mercysbane
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shacawgo24

Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 21:21:19 | More by shacawgo24
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raznug

Ohio

4.49/5  rDev +24.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 15:36:49 | More by raznug
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +21.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2014 00:27:39 | More by bubseymour
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.35/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 22:43:42 | More by nickapalooza86
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4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 662 ratings.