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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Aroma pine and floral hops, caramel. Moderate flavor--nothing offensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with apricot colored edges and a two finger, pillowy off-white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving sporadic streaks of soapy lacing behind. Floral, perfume-like aroma with grassy, spicy hops and resinous pine countered by subtle citrus and a sweet caramel malt presence. Some fresh cut grass, sticky weed and pine needle followed by grapefruit and lemon zest. Caramel malt backbone with some toast, toffee and biscuit. Nothing out of the ordinary but has a decent hop presence. Medium body with a blast of dry, sticky bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and caramel malt backbone into a slightly boozy, bone dry finish. Surprisingly hop forward with resinous bitterness, grassy pine needle and spruce tip countered by subtle citrus/tropical fruit sweetness and a caramel malt backbone. Some grapefruit and citrus rind sweetness cutting through the bitterness along with caramel, toffee, light fruit, bread and biscuit. Only 6.2% but there’s noticeable boozy heat in the finish slightly taking away from the hop flavors. Decently balanced with nice bitterness but it’s a touch too boozy for my liking and could use a stronger citrus/tropical fruit character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (513) - HONG KONG - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle from QClub at home. Clearish dark amber pour. Aroma is quite malty. Some apple juice aroma - faded hops? Taste is similar. Maybe not so fresh. Not great. Somewhat hoppy, drowned out by sweet cereal malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CharmCityCrab (221) - Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Tastes like a mix of noble and similar vienna lager type hops with a few more bitter hop elements to hang on the tongue. Caramel and pale malt blend likely. Reasonably representation of the pale ale style with just the barest hint of amber swampiness. Almost like a blend of a SNPA with a Boston Lager and a bit of its own thing. Well balanced. Some less than reputable brewers might try to label this an IPA, a style which it would be a very poor representation of, to move units, but its an above average pale ale, which it is correctly labeled as.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1078) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2015
Light bronze pour, finger of off white head..Nose is gentle floral hops. Bitter. Middle is medium bodied biscuit malt, touch of wheat and caramel. Finish is ready with short splash of bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (177) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
It's a good beer, but the bitterness is a little too much front and center and also hangs on the palate too long. I do like the warm feeling from the alcohol. The bitterness is just to dominant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1144) - USA - SEP 27, 2015
Amber color with a fairly thick off-white head. Aroma is very slight grassy hops with a little bit of nuttiness. Flavor is light pine hops with a fairly sweet malt finish. Body is a bit on the thin side. Not bad, nice sandwich beer. Wife: 3.25

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from Autumn variety pack: Created an average sizing of foam cap head while a orangish mahogany liquid rested below. Aroma smells bitter with minimal presence of hops and also has a whiff of butterscotch caramelized malts that reminds me of how a red amber ale would. The drink is bland and doesn’t have any real profile of flavor other than a minor notice of sweetness. Glad I wasn’t stuck with more than 3 bottles of this beer because it is surely forgettable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2015 From a mixed 12 pack ... 12oz bottle into a Mad Elf tulip glass. Pours amber with head and lace. Aroma of grains, field herbs, sweet malts. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of sweet malts, straw hops, honey, slight bitter herbs. Oveall a tad sweet for the style, but easily drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a deep orange/amber color with moderate wihite frothy head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits and citrus, with plenty of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor starts sweet and malty, but ends with a satisfying hoppy finish. Body is medium with average carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very satisfying. If this beer had no label, instead of coming from a Goose Island variety pack, it would probably get higher ratings. This is one pale ale I’ll gladly try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Pours a dark amber with a thin foamy whitish head. Nose is quite sweet adn malty. A bit cloying. A hint of fruitiness and grass. Taste is also fairly sweet. Light hop bite. Not a huge fan, but I would turn one down.

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