DrnkMcDermott (2921) - 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.
HoppyScallywag (152) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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Gachupines (1107) - USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
DenverLogan (941) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ccex (1101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Sammy (9826) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild pale ale. Bitterness there, a subtle drinking, with wheat. Something summery, 16 weeks from bottling. Decent drinkability. Lacy.
Claves77 (171) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great amber color, clear, nice bubbles, thin lacy head. Weak hop smell. Even smooth taste, mid level lasting flavor.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from one of those variety packs. This one poured a light amber color with a foamy, medium sized white head. Aroma was notes of light pine, lots of hops. Flavor is more subdued, balanced. Refreshing.
bigcat03 (228) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lively carbonation, a big sudsy white head and a copper color; aroma is citrus hops with a little grassy note; taste is much the same with a very malty finish. Body is just a touch watery with good carbonation. I could do with a little more body but otherwise a very solid offering!