Ten Hills Pale Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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2.11/5 rDev -41.6%
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.
03-24-2014 21:51:12 | More by BeerWithMike
2.3/5 rDev -36.3%
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.
07-14-2014 04:08:46 | More by SteveJeremy
2.79/5 rDev -22.7%
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.
02-02-2014 19:07:11 | More by JuicesFlowing
Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.