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RATINGS: 251   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: 16į Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (695) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Reddish-orange in color with a white foamy head and a noticable but not overpowering hop aroma. Good bitter, citrusy hop presence balanced by a smooth malty body. Definitely an IPA but not an overpowering one by any means. Good food-friendly IPA from a great brewery!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcbeyond (104) - Newport Beach, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours slightly cloudy amber. Balanced nose, a little fizzy but good palate. Medium finish. Above average.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Yellow amber color. Medium-low hop bitterness and aroma. Very easy to drink. Apricot hop flavor. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Pours orange with white head, aroma is light citrusy hops. Taste up front is citrus and piny hops with some biscuity sweetness and a nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2010
compliments of JW32hoops.. loved the stargazer so lets see how this stacks up.. pours a very deep copper almost a honeykissed bleeding brick coloration.. quickly dissipating head.. the aroma is fairly nonexistent but I do sense a light floral hoppiness... initial hit to the palate is different than Id expect out of an ipa.. cherry and caramel.. subtle hops that disappear quickly... did the folks at karl strauss slip an amber into this ipa label..color, carbination, content all very reminissant of an amber with the maltiness holding court rather than the hops.. Im torn... In terms of IPAís this is a weak sister but overalll I like the taste. Very similar to the stargazer, eerily similar.... you know what... Ill have another one though..... not bad karl strauss, you macro bully of socal micro supremacy.. you actually backed into a helluva amber ale, too bad youre calling it an IPA... shame on you....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Nice balance, but not an overpowering IPA. Decent flavor, nice body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a deep cherry amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma is sticky sweet fruitiness which continues throughout this indulgent caramel hop flavor. This IPA seems conflicted to me, like it canít make up tiís mind between being a sweet and hoppy IPA or a full fledged dessert beer. Itís a jack of all trades, but a master of none. R.I.P. Stargazer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DennisD (12) - USA - FEB 9, 2010
This beer was delicious! Aroma: Deliciously hoppy, grapefruit undertones Appearance: Golden, good head Taste: Hoppy, citrus Overall: Nice beer. Drinkable, all around great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3814) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Location: On tap at the SD Airport, 1/9/10

Aroma: Peach, grapefruit, caramel, and pine notes
Appearance: Caramel color with lots of lace on the glass
Flavor: Hop bitterness up-front, caramel malt backing
Palate: This beer is crisp and nice, pretty dry
Overall Impression: A pretty nice IPA, not a standout, but a more then adequate example of the style, and a really nice beer to kill some time while waiting for my plane to take off.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle; poured a caramel-amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, citrus and fruit. Very nw-hoppy in the nose. Flavor was surprisingly balanced and good. Earthy and fruity balanced by a solid caramel malt backbone. Nice lingering finish. A surprise.


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