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RATINGS: 349   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 youíll 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. Iím down with the flavor of this guy. Not the huge, fruity, pine bomb that weíre 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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Iím 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 itís 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 isnít 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 (1660) - 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 itís cooler.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13541) - 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 (317) - 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 (1871) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (899) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2015
(bottle) One of Markís picks for the 25th anniversary dinner. A decent APA to begin the session.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a deep amber-gold with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity, more Barley Wine-ish then Pale Ale -- odd. Sweet fruity flavour along with some light hops -- again, not like a Pale Ale. Medium bodied. Not on style but decent enough to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle purchased as part of a mixed sixer at Kroger Stoneridge. Clear amber pour with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, grassy hop and pine. Malty and citrusy flavor with sweet caramel before a grassy hop finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle @ home, picked up at Boulder Liquor Mart. Clear, rust orange appearance with a light brown head. Caramel, bitter herbal hops, some pine, grapefruit in the nose. Moderate high bitterness and sweetness. Tons of caramel and bland, piney hops. Not offensive but it is boring.


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