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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2654) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
A very alluring beer. Deep set, shimmering and radiant orange copper body with a fine bead. Tight, messy and dense off-white crown is steadfast and weaves a thick lace. Initial buttery Ovaltine aroma wanes a little to reveal a nice level of spicy, piercing, weedy and herbal hops over layers of toasted, dusty but sweet malt, twiggy bark and pine needles, and bitter/sweet orange. Quite unexpectedly soft in the mouth, creamy and foamy in mouthfeel. Initial thoughts are of the drawing acrid and sharp bitterness that peaks on the swallow, quite earthy, weedy and raw but controlled making for a long hoppy finish. Pinewood meets toasted grain and breakfast cereal flavours giving balance to the wicked use of Chinook and Centennial hops displayed here. It’s clean, dry, raw and a little rough but this all made for good drinking. (12fl.Oz, BBE 02/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (265) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
There’s a really deep caramel flavour with some undercurrents of citrus on the nose. The hops come through more clearly on the tongue with a strong streak of grapefruit down the middle and plenty of malt holding it up. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2884) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle, 10C. Pale amber with an inch of off white head. Pleasant but somewhat reserved aroma of grapefruit, orange blossoms, pine, caramel. Oily mouthfeel. Taste is bittersweet, with pine and grapefruit kicking in immediately backed by caramel. Fairly brief finish is bitter, woody and dry. Not very exciting, but harmonious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Big frothy head strong carbonation light amber pour aromas earthy caramel strong hoppy fruit the flavours caramel hoppy fruit sweetness grapefruit wild resinous touch piney peach good balance creamy note the finish good flavours hops very forward in taste strong lasting ibu piney resin all in a very good aftertaste on the palate lovely strong caramel sweetness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
CBC @brewery on tap-pours gold with a tight offwhite head. Aroma is citrus-lemon/pine. Taste is citrus-lemon/pine hops, 2nd light malt. Drying.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
The aroma is fresh and grassy and the flavour is more subtly bitter than most IPA’s.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pale and clear color. Very easy to drink, a little sweet with some bitter notes later on. Nothing remarkable but a decent easy to drink IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mezr (60) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured from a 20 oz bottle. Pale gold color and crystal clear. A medium, white head rises quickly and then dissipates. Nice lacing. Mild pine and citrus notes. Light bitter, not an aggressive IPA. Soft carbonation and medium body. Enjoyable and easy to drink, but not memorable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (276) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2012
Pours clear copper with a tiny white head. Nice hoppy aroma. Tastes slightly bitter and the taste lingers in your mouth for a while. Full body, decent amount of carbonation. An average IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2012
On tap at Long Beach Airport. Bitterness throughout turning harsh towards the end. A thick malty background that is a bit overpowering and funky.


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