Ten Hills Pale Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

Ten Hills Pale AleTen Hills Pale Ale
BA SCORE
44.8%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 1,099 ratings
Ten Hills Pale AleTen Hills Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by a0lbudman on 11-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,951
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
1,099
Liked:
492
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
10.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
221
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,099 |  Reviews: 172
Photo of Sammy
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11/22/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and slight nail polish remover aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with an odd nail polish remover aroma that thankfully doesn't come across in the taste.

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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a fine pale ale, but i had higher hopes. its caramel colored body shows me right away that this thing is going to be balanced by bigger malts until maybe too high a level, and i was right. although the look is nice, clear and bright and holding over an inch of fluffy white head, the nose and taste are less exciting, certainly less sexy. the grain is a little big and a little sweet for the hops, and even without an english yeast profile, it almost tastes like an english pale because of the malts and more bitterness than other flavors coming from the hops. still its crispy and refreshing and not sweet in the taste, i appreciate that part, but i want a little more out of my hops in an american pale than this beer offers, more bitter and grassy than anything else. light feel is nice though, and unexpected for the color, this drinks real easy, almost watered down or something, medium carbonation is fine. overall not the best of goose island here, but their larger batch stuff so rarely is impressive anymore. still, i always buy their beer when i see it, too much good beer they do to not try everything! a solid if a little boring session right here.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear deep amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that quickly died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops—oranges seem to stand out in particular—are present in the nose along with notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell, except that the malty flavors are a tad stronger and there is a light amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels a little shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has some crispness along with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This pale ale is easy to drink and has a nice balance between the hops and malts, particularly in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Note: Updated quick review with full review on 12/18/2014.

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Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11-22-13

Ran through a sixer pretty quickly between 3 people...
Darker orange with good clarity, a lasting head of parchment colored foam.

Aroma was mildly bready with vague dried orange peel indicating the advertised hops.
Taste was more malt forward, very lightly bitter and grassy with a dried orange peel note. Light bodied, supple feel, fairly smooth though the carb level is noticeably moderate. Overall it seems to have lost some hop nuance, or maybe it wasn't very assertive to begin with. Nothing worth going out of your way for, but it washed down Thai food well.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a clear, orange color with a white head of foam. It smelled of citrusy hops with hints of pine. There was a good bit of caramel in the nose, too. It tasted of sweet caramel with a bitter hop kick.

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3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/22/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, herbal, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Good amount of pine and earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, apple, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and a light lingering bitter astringency after the finish; but not too bad. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp/sticky, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale ale style. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 44.8% out of 100 with 1,099 ratings
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