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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Ten Hills traces its story to Elk Mountain Farms in Idaho, famous for growing hops of exceptional quality and character. With hops from the "first ten hills" grown for Goose Island at Elk Mountain, we crafted a pale ale that delivers both a herbal and citrus hop character. We hope you’ll find the intriguing balance of flavors in this beer to be truly unparalleled. Cheers!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AAEA (213) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12FL OZ ($14.99 12pack) Great beer from these guys but fell short in character. still pretty good but they make a better beer in the same variety.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (985) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Drank this over at my folks house for the Old Man’s 68th birthday (Happy birthday, Pop!). Yeah, so the beer... bit of cracker malt, fair amount of citrus and pine, medium bodied, mild bitterness. Not bad, but GIBC definitely makes a lot better beers than this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosskyle (140) - - MAY 29, 2015
12 oz bottle from Lunds. Amber color with a large white head. Hops and malt aroma. Medium body. Smooth texture. Pine hops flavor. Some citrus. Kind of like gin added to a malty beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4187) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On tap at Goose Island O’Hare. Comes golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of pine, grass, and malt. Taste is pine, grapefruit, pine, and caramel malt. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (195) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2015
I’m still on the fence with this one. Started to like it more with each sample, but then it regressed on me. Balance is off or something...and for the style it’s slightly sub-par. I try to put it more in the English Pale Ale category, which seems to better fit the profile vs. APA. Has a good clean hop finish, so maybe the malt-yeast combo isn’t working for me. Has potential, but there are way better ones out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cpetrone84 (1676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Pour is transparent copper with lots of tight light dusty brown head. Nose is fairly hoppy with hop resin, pine and citrus. Fair bit of malt in the nose, caramel and sticky. Taste is similar, sticky sugary caramel malt with hops behind, resiny and sticky with some citrus through the finish and a light bitterness. Body is a hint syrupy with assertive carbonation and a fairly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mulegolf (1) - Slayton, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015 does not count
I got this beer in a sampler case at a Costco. The aroma was good , You could definitely smell the hint of pine. The color was an orangish amber with an off white head. The taste had a piney flavor with a citrus and malt added in. The palate was good and I enjoyed the beer both while grilling brats and while eating the brats. I seem to like the piney tasting beers more in the warm weather than when it’s cooler.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13789) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at the Holiday Inn Express - Geneva, NY. Pours totally clear copper-gold with a foamy white head. The nose holds leafy hops, caramel, bread and pine. Medium sweet flavor with notes of graham crackers, toasty bread, oily pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, some faded and leafy hops, more caramel. So so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Tasty, well-balanced pale ale. Caramel malts at the front, with a mild hop bitterness underneath. Nice, standard pale ale aroma. Caramel colored, with soapy head.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottled. Red-orange in color, head is small and off white. Apricot and (really) fruity peach aroma up front that wanes info soft leather, grapefruit rind, and a bit of pinecone. Flavor has a rather hefty caramel maltiness initially, but pine resin and citrus fruits pop up shortly thereafter. Finish is moderately bitter with lots of grapefruit rind but also with a sweet, almost cranberry fruitiness. I appreciate the malt balance but think they may have overdone it a tad - at times it seems too caramelly.


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