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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6032) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
bottled, @ Grand Californian , clear amber with 1/4 white foam, a nice balanced IPA with a soft hop finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3295) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
12 oz bottle at dining with Shamu at Seaworld in San Diego, California. The rest of Seaworld was awash with Bud products, so I was happy to see anything different on offer at the dinner. Pour is copper orange cloudy with a one inch off with head. Aroma is fresh resin tangerine citrus, along with lightly toasted malt. Quite fresh and bright nose. The taste is a really bright clean fresh resin orange tangerine citrus, balanced nicely with the toasted malt. Balanced towards hops for sure, but still nice balance. Palate is medium bodied, fine active carbonation and a flinty dry finish. Nice San Diego style IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1883) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2011
Tap, LAX. Murky coppery orange brown with a generous foamy white head with some sticky lacing. Subtle grapefruit and light sweetness and spice in the aroma. Nice, fresh hoppiness in the flavor but not really all that powerful or pungent, with some grapefruit and barely-there pine...strongly backed with caramel notes. Medium and oily body. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle (room temperature)… Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 … Murky, caramel-colored ale with very little head to speak of. The nose offers pistachio, caramel and toffee accompanied by floral, grapefruit and pine notes. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is mostly sweet - definitely lacking West Coast bitterness, but the hop flavor is definitely there. Finishes bittersweet (more sweet than bitter).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2130) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber, off-white head. Fruity, very hoppy nose, malt, apricots, herbs, orange peel, pine resin, earth. Dry, medium to full body, high bitterness. Fruity, malty, pronounced hops, herbal, floral, resin, apricots, grapefruit, grass. Balanced, elegant IPA. (2010-12-01)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimreaperguru (236) - santee, California, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Pours a very light orange color with a white head.Has a floral and citrus aroma to it.The flavor starts with a sweet malt up front and ends with a bitter hop taste.Gose down clean with a bitter aftertaste.Overall a good beer from San Diegos first craft brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bomber pours clear copper with light tan head. The aroma is pretty full with lots of malts, caramel malts and nuttiness with echoes of pine hops. I seem to have gotten an old bottle. The taste has aged blunted pine hop flavor and pine hop bitterness. The malts have made deep in-roads into the flavor. I need to try this again with a fresh bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiddleBrau (960) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Light amber with thin head. Slight floral nose. Pine hop flavor with dry fresh hop bite. Medium palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Decent IPA. The aroma is the best part with a strong honey and lemon zest character coming through with the hops. The appearance is light golden and orange. The taste has more malt than I expected with the hps only playing lightly on the tongue. Decent beer, but nothing special

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.


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