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RATINGS: 251   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Deep orange pour with solid off-white topper. Sweet nose. An earthy hop aroma with a dash of citrus zest. I’m down with the flavor of this guy. Not the huge, fruity, pine bomb that we’re all accustomed to these days, but a solid representation of the American ale. Citrusy and herbal with subtle caramel and resin notes. Well balanced and pleasantly bitter. Lively and smooth. Enjoyed this one a lot more than I anticipated.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoot8726 (10) - 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 (5943) - 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 (343) - 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 (986) - 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 (2047) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Churchkey (15) - - JUN 21, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into pint glass. Appearance: Clear, medium amber colored with a finger or so of creamy tan foam that lasts a bit before reducing to a froth. Plenty of carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and a slight sticky lacing. Aroma: Lightly floral, grassy hops, slightly citrus. Taste: Hoppy but mildly so as compared to some other APA’s thatch I have had. Piney and grassy. Mouth Feel: Medium bodied and creamy. A little slick with a lasting finish. Overall: A really nice beer. I wish it was a year round offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilnatp (556) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Tasted at Stanley’s Beer and Bacon Fest - May 17th, 2014 during Art-A-Whirl in Northeast. Notes were a bit light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
damzz (247) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a red brown clear with a white lasting head. Malty nose with a slight hint of citrus. Body is full with malt sweetness and then ligering hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentDamon (303) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
Bière achetée à New York dans un Deli non loin de Times Square... La bière est cuivrée, couverte d’une belle mousse. Nez de sucre et de pamplemousse rose puissant. Quand même invitant! En bouche, l’attaque de houblons herbeux est frappante. Je dirais qu’il y a un léger manque de finesse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (861) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Fat herbaceous and juicy citrus aromas, bready malts. Red-amber with a mostly lasting off-white head. Off-dry, malt forward with a clean, finishing hop bitterness. Creamy, light-medium bodied.


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