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RATINGS: 256   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!


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Aroma pine and floral hops, caramel. Moderate flavor--nothing offensive.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (249) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with an average, frothy, off-white head that laces. Sweet aroma of citrus, caramel malt and hops. Sweet flavour of grapefruit and caramel malt with a dry, bitter, grassy hop finish. Medium body with a slick, oily texture and soft carbonation. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3046) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Serving: bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. Pours a dark copper color with a small white head. Soft citrus nose. A little on the sweet side with a decent grass and citrus bitterness. Fairly refreshing but not remarkable. Serviceable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. Pours copper with minimal head. Great balance of hops citrus and malt. Thoroughly enjoyed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3847) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Location: At the Bar Below, 6/4/14

Aroma: The nose is light and clean, some pale malts, herbal, and citrus hop notes
Appearance: It pours a copper color with a small off-white head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is along the same lines, light, balanced hop bitterness and sweetness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a solid mouthfeel, and drinks pretty easily
Overall Impression: Overall, I found this to be an okay APA. Drinkable, but hardly memorable. from an overall perspective, my notes don’t say much beyond that...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2014
draft at Coles, this was an impressive APA. medium bodied, quite flavorful. solid bitterness, citrus forward with light herbal notes. well done

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoot8726 (12) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle. Little out dated so I’d have liked to snag a fresher batch. Getting light citrus not much else. Decent head. Not much of a hop presence anymore. Would’ve loved to have gotten to this sooner.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6010) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle: Age has not been kind with major hop fade, very meh tasting. Light handed citric and grassy notes, some pepper but you cant really get a nice malt balance. Just seems to watered down and metallic. The session beer was more forceful. Another crap offering from the Baldwinsville NY A-B plant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper with ample off white head. Aroma is a blend of light malt and pine/grapefruit/citrus. Taste is a slightly bitter malt/hop. Bitter finish. Pretty decent APA here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft to taster pours average gold with copper hue. Nose dank hop, slightly spoiled smell. Taste slight citrus bite up front, some floral hop. Bitter mid palate. Slight floral and bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2108) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2014
From the 12 f,l. oz. bottle. The pour is quite attractive with its copper-amber color and smallish cream colored head. But the head lingers, And so does the carbonation. The aroma has a definitive caramel malt character with only the basic hop notes one would expect from the style. Pretty general. Decent enough medium body. The taste leans more to the malty characters and those tend to be robust. Stylewise? It is about what you should expect.


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