DrnkMcDermott (2865) - 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.
northropfrye (2417) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber body, bubbly soapy white head, some lacing.Light sweet malty aroma. Taste is lightly hoppy, sweet malts. Not a lot going on here. The bottle may not have been too fresh.
csaso (1557) - Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - good size foamy head, pretty medium copper color, good size pine hop aroma and flavor, well balanced with biscuity malt, pretty smooth finish, very good overall
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jjgmd (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
With Audrie at Brass Tap, Coral Springs, pours a rusty copper color with some Amber shades and no head. Nose is bready , malty with a pleasant herbal citrus. Taste is malty, some caramel with an herbal citrus. Finish is biscuity , mildly bitter, and ends on the ’ herbal citrus ’ notes . 🍻
Score 7 / 10
MarkSachon (673) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. The hops really come through but not much else. Pretty basic all around.
Listigovers (414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge sweet hop aroma, tropical. Copper with off white head. Not overly bitter, lots of malt to balance the hops. Rich malty flavors, medium bodied, soft round mouth feel. Pretty delicious.
Bork (387) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale ale balancing well close to the India border with a rather heavy pine bitterness that is too perfumed. Flavorful but out of balance.
MadRobin (2226) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, amber-orange with a 4-finger khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of tangerine, pineapple, lemon, other light fruit, caramel, grass and toast.
Taste of caramel, pine, grapefruit, lemon, toasted brown bread, tangerine, grass and mild floral hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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DarkSong (322) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours an amber color with a small white head. It has a fresh hop aroma with some floral aromas. It has a caramel and bread flavor with a mild hop bitterness. This is a very drinkable beer.
pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fat Bob’s in Buffalo, NY. Never heard of this. Light brown pour, little light bubbly head. Dry. Decent malt backbone but some hops in it too. Kinda earthy, hard to define. Not bad.
blklab2007 (2063) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured an amber color with a thin coating of white head. Beer has mild hops, a fair bit of malt for a pale ale, and a lingering finish.