Ten Hills Pale Ale | Goose Island Beer Co.

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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:
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Added by a0lbudman on 11-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,099
Reviews:
172
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
221
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MrUse
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NPMooney
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of target88
3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L : Golden amber appearance, about 80% transparent. Towering fluffy head leaving chunks and clumps of lace as it recedes.

S : Caramel and caramel malts, biscuit and honey, a slight roast character and pale hop nuggets. Quite a bit of sweetness here.

T : Quite a bit of sweetness in the flavor as well, with biscuit, honey, caramel, and cotton candy sweetness. The bitterness comes but is polite, with a little pine and fruit rind. A touch of vinegar on the finish as well. As it warms the vinegar note turns more onion-y.

F : Medium bodied, fairly creamy, enough carbonation to keep it interesting yet still relatively mild. It ends crisp and easy.

O : I'm a fan of Goose Island pale ales. The ones I've tried have been easy drinking yet still tasty. This one is another great example of that.

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Photo of kvnheet
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Homebrew
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Real_Thirsty_Guy
3.23/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper/Amber look poured into a glass...thinner look to the body
To me, there was something unnatural about the smell, a chemical type of smell
Tasted a lot better than it looked or smelled, but not a notable taste or feel.
I could've drank and moderately enjoyed the second one I had but decided to save it for a friend to try...
Worth a try, maybe don't buy more than 6 at first, I can't justify buying it for myself again

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Photo of NeoClassicist
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MarkLinton1
3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice entry into the American Pale Ale category. Good balance with just the right amount of hop bitterness for the style. Not the most memorable Pale Ale, but certainly not the worst. Could definitely drink a few of these.

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Photo of seanote
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tim007007
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mk66
4.31/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redsoxjim
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Odalis
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidST
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Icemann383
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Goose Island Beer Co. "Ten Hills Pale Ale"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON DATE: 12AUG15BG09"

"Ten Hills" is simply a solid American pale ale with a firm, lightly sweet caramel malt base and gently citrusy and herbal hops. It's decidedly caramelish, and not overly hoppy, but balanced; and I'd say that's fairly English in character except that I think it's even more caramelish than most British pales. It's also at the top of the range for either English or American pales at a solid 6.2% abv. Conclusion: you can't argue with the quality now that A-B is brewing it. It looks great in the glass and it's fresh. It's not a beer that you'd jump for because it's so "basic", but it makes a great fall-back beer.

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Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Molson2000
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,099 ratings.
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