DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, tasted side-by-side with Goose’s regular IPA because, why not? Poured into identical Stella tulip glasses, the Ten Hills is immediately a darker orange than the IPA. Both put up a spongy IPA head that just peeks over the rim, then leaves lacy webbing. Ten Hills has an orangy fresh hop note. My IPA bottles are getting older, but they have always shot for the more earthy and bitter English hop profile. Taste has some honey sweetness, broken up by prickly bubbles that help to drive the hop bitterness home. I don’t get the claimed herbal notes, but the citrus is there, even if mostly in the nose. I take it as a sign that the Goose is doing well at retail, if it’s finally bottling a variant pale ale like other smaller beermakers.
Duhast500 (413) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
The color is a clear golden/amber with a finger and a half of thick foamy white head with some lacing left on the glass.
The smell has a floral hop presence that has a nice mellow aroma. There is slight sunflower aroma here with hints of orange and tangerine in the nose.
The taste has a nice earthy taste to it. There is a hop presence here but has more flavor than bitterness. There is more earthy flavors here that meld well with a sweetness that has grainy flavor that compliments some of the grass-like flavor. There is some hints of floral hops here towards the end but really quietly finishes with too much bitterness pushing back
The feel of this beer is medium bodied but could even be described as light as it seems to swing back and forth between the two. With a dry, crisp feel this beer drinks similar to a pilsner.
cmacklin (256) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled sample from happy Harry's. Pours copper with minimal head. Great balance of hops citrus and malt. Thoroughly enjoyed
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ben4321 (3862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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, I found this to be an okay APA. Drinkable, but hardly memorable. from an overall perspective, my notes don’t say much beyond that...
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Coles, this was an impressive APA. medium bodied, quite flavorful. solid bitterness, citrus forward with light herbal notes. well done
snoot8726 (16) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.