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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

695 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 43 | 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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Ratings: 695 | Reviews: 106 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

jeffaroo95, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of SteveJeremy
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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3/5  rDev -16.9%

jaxray8, Jul 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Berg-the-Boiler, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

wesley777, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Beernoobie, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

3m3r, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

ffshore545, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

BrunoH, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

daron7, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

319Hawksfan, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

CTague, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

RichH55, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

HuntDaddy540, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

freewill35, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 f,l. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 22,2014.

It really looks nice with its copper-medium amber pour and modest cream colored head,. It looks like a craft beer. Active carbonation and great clarity.

The aroma does put forth a noticeable caramel malt character but it does not take long for the earthy and floral hops to drop by.

The body is in the medium range.

Interestingly, I get a bevy of hops on the nose but those are not what I get in the taste at least immediately. Those roasted pale malts jump in first and then the hops find a way to introduce themselves later.

puboflyons, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

HedleyLamarr92, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Bierwolf
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, medium amber colored with a finger or so of creamy tan foam that lasts a bit before reducing to a froth. Plenty of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and a slight sticky lacing.

Aroma: Lightly floral, grassy hops, slightly citrus.

Taste: Hoppy but mildly so as compared to some other APA's thatch I have had. Piney and grassy.

Mouth Feel: Medium bodied and creamy. A little slick with a lasting finish.

Overall: A really nice beer. I wish it was a year round offering.

Bierwolf, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

beerbrains, Jun 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

RHB33, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Tanger112, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

ifixufly, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Drk93TT, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

captainbearcat, Jun 13, 2014
Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
82 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.