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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Mission Beach, the late 1980s. Amid a sea of neon bikinis, Tower 10 marked the spot where two college grads and a 75 year-old master brewer drew up plans for the first local craft brewery in San Diego since Prohibition. Named in honor of our first good idea, Tower 10 IPA is brewed to inspire the next one.

Tower 10 IPA boasts hops from beginning to end, and everywhere in between. We fill the brew kettle to the brim with assertive Chinook hops, giving the beer its intense grapefruit and pine flavors that linger through its dry finish. After fermentation, we dry hop with a blend of Cascade and Centennial hops for a floral citrus aroma. A touch of lightly kilned caramel malts make Tower 10 a well balanced, full flavor IPA.
Color: 14 SRM
Bitterness: 60 IBU
Gravity: 16° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2012
355 ml bottle. Rated on 16.10.2012.
Pours a copper orange colour without a head. Aroma of grains, metals and some fruitiness. Flavour of harsh grainy malts, grassy hops, metals and some alcohol. Harsh on the palate with a bitter grainy finish. Alcohol comes through in the finish as well. Not very good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Aroma of pine, almost an oaky vanilla, and an orange citrus. Pours orange and frothy like a solid IPA. Taste is smooth citrus and slight grass. Too much malt makes this light but lame. Not.impressed.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3572) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Some liquor store in San Diego: Pours a darkish orange with a white head. Aroma is rather nice and is better than the taste. Taste is earthy and piny, with less citrus than I would have expected. I also found that the sugar seemed to be a little bit unbalanced, as this beer was a bit too sweet. Hops are not sufficiently bitter and hardcore.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz bottle in San Diego. Pours a beautiful orange with solid 1/2 inch rocky off-white head. It collapses into a persistent film that hangs around throughout. Aroma is typical of a mainstream "hoppy" IPA with its somewhat citrus + pine resin hoppiness along with wafts of sweet caramel malt base. Taste is pretty similar with that mainstream bitterness-offsets-sweet-malt nature. Nothing special although it’s a lot better than many others I’ve tasted; still, it falls well short of what it could be. It would be so much better if it had more of a prominent citrus aroma, but I’m left wanting. This bottle has a unique metallic flavor that’s rather unpleasant in the final aftertaste. Not a bad example but there are many other west coast examples that I’d rather go for.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of crackers, floral notes orange zest, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp., Flavors of biscuit, floral notes, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one-finger white head. Pine resin and flowers on the nose. The taste is dominated by hops as you might expect. Good malt backbone underlies pine and citrus flavours. Assertive bitterness typical of the style is present but doesn’t overwhelm. Dry finish but a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste lingers. Fine example of a West Coast IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2012
(bottle) amber with white head. Floral hops aroma. Flavor is floral and citrus hops reasonably balanced with caramel malt backbone.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle 7%. Clear golden amber pour with a lasting foamy white head. Nose has notes of pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Creamy mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation and a big bitter finish that lingers. Taste is very piney, with the fruit notes much more subdued and a solid malt profile that has hints of nuts, wood and caramel. Overall a fairly decent IPA, a little unexciting, bland even, but still quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with weak hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (968) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
Poured a translucent golden amber colour with a near-one-finger head of white bubbles that diminished quickly and left OK lacing. Moderate carbonation. Bitter hops on aroma. Taste of bitter hops hits first up and lasts to finish. Medium body. 7% ABV. Short strong bitter finish.


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