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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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: 16į Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Dirty gold color with a thin off-white head on top. Caramel and resin dominate the scent with toffee and biscuity notes joining in. Not bad at all but I wasnít overly thrilled with this one. Thereís some sharp bitter citrus hops but the malt bill seems too heavy, with quite a bit of grain and caramel. Dry and bitter in the finish with a lot of lingering malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
This beer reminded me why i donít chew on grapefruit peel. Theyíre bitter, without any citrus flavor left. The beer wasnít terribly bitter though. And Iím sure its high in vitamin C too, right?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
355ml bottle. Great IPA and a good story behind the name. Lots of piney citrus hop notes and flavours with a full hopped up mouthfeel. Mild bitterness with lots of pine on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5912) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy gold/amber pour with a medium white head. Nose of grainy malt, earthy hop and a bit of sweetness. Grainy malt flavor with some earthy hops. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3567) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
11 feb 2012, tap. Light yellow, clear, some bubbles. Grapefruit ring and melon. Bitter but mellow. Thin body, lightly fuzzy and a tad oily. Very astringent, bitter, resiny hops. No malt, just hops. A decent west coast IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Great american IPA. Gives you that fresh hop aftertaste. Slight grapefruit citrus taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2012
draft. I used to think this was a real good IPA. Iíve now realized that itís pretty average and I just really like hopy beer. I guess iím easy to please when it comes to IPAís.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmonster (998) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Pours hazy orange with a short head. Cereal and floral nose. Bitter flavor. Medium body, astringent finish. No sweetness and missing complexity and balance. Decent IPA but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (779) - USA - DEC 6, 2011
A solid IPA, but lots of issues. The malt is very weak in both flavor, color and texture. It tastes like they were trying to be really cheap with the hops. Overly bitter, very light on hop aroma or flavor. I guess they are trying to do the opposite of the SoCal hop-bomb? KS gets old school credit, but when he is playing with Pizza Port and Stone, he gets left behind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bittersbetter (6) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011 does not count
I was initially bummed out by the beer.. Iím quite the hop-head and despite the 60 IBUs this beer has, the first sip on the tongue has very little bite to it. It starts off super malty, however sticking to its IPA name, its got a dry, bitter after-taste that lingers for some time. Extremely drinakable beer and great for those times when you want a beer with some bite but donít want a right-off-the-bat palate destroyer.

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