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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
good

697 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 697
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 46 | 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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2/5  rDev -44.6%

waddellc2, Jan 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

TwoLips, Mar 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

KC9LDB, Mar 23, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Kyrojack, Apr 21, 2014
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2.11/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sampling right now on 3/24/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pint glass.

Pours a copper-orange in color with a thin white head that lasted through the drinking. Lots of lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of various hops and grains. The taste is the same with a slight citrus and floral coming through, BUT ends with a bitter and dry aftertaste. Seems to get stronger with each sip. Ended up pouring about half of it out since it was too 'hoppy' for my liking.

BeerWithMike, Mar 24, 2014
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2.3/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Perhaps my taste-buds don't appreciate pale ales and IPAs properly, but I have yet to find one of either category that I like. They taste like soapy water mixed with intolerably bitter hops, in my opinion. Could barely finish Goose Island's Ten Hills Pale Ale, with every sip becoming harsher and harsher in terms of flavoring. Perhaps I'm just not one for these kinds of beers, however, I can at least appreciate that more time, effort, and labor goes into these than your average macrobrew. As usual, I'm stuck at the corner of admiration and recognition rather than actual appreciation.

SteveJeremy, Jul 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Hugonaut13, Jan 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Makubex, Sep 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

hollywood_15063, Nov 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

JVB, Jan 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

mojohawk21, May 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Adkins1203, Mar 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Wiscodrinker, Feb 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Jersh67, Feb 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

WynnO, Jan 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

TheBigBoy, Dec 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

SBoeckman72, Jul 26, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

John_Squires, Dec 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

mothman, Apr 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

OtisCampbell007, Jan 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

thisisforever, Dec 15, 2013
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2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a shiny clear dark amber color. A foamy cream colored head recedes to a nice layer of film with random bubbly lacing on the glass.

The aroma is very spicy, which overpowers the malt and hop presence. Some floral notes are in there as well.

The taste starts with subtle sweetness then heads into a tangy black tea note. Woody spices and faint hops finish the profile.

The mouthfeel is harsh. Too carbonated, perhaps.

Overall, there's something about the taste and aroma that I cannot identify that makes me not care for this beer much.

JuicesFlowing, Feb 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

FlopTheNuts, Feb 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Snow81, Feb 16, 2014
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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 697 ratings.