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RATINGS: 260   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (546) - 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 (16909) - 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 (939) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3308) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Tap. Pours clear light amber with a medium off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is pine and orange-grapefruit. Flavor is citrus grapefruit with pine notes and a light malt body. Finish is crisp and light bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1096) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a dark gold color. Half finger of off white head. Shows just a bit of carbonation. S-- Somewhat muted grapefruit smell. Quite soft. Good carmel backbone, as it warms up the grapefruit does open up more. T-- Good grapefruit bite to this. Some pine and carmel as well. M-- Medium carbonation and medium body. Decent sized grapefruit finish to this. More pine in the front of the palate. A little acidic going down. Creamy and lively, with a little prickly added in. D-- Gets bigger as it warms up. Not a bad IPA at all. Could have a couple easily. Not one of the elites out there but very workable and can not complain.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Hazy gold with a white head. The nose is pine with some mild citrus. The body is medium and a little sticky with average carbonation. It has a bitter taste with a mildly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2012
pours a light orange with some citrus aromas, more citrus in the flavour with a subtle malt back bone, not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
A clear orange/yellow colored beer, with a white head. The aroma of fruits like citris/orange with hop. The taste is fruity like citrus, with gentle hop bitter. The aftertaste is sweet and nice bitter.


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