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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


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2009
On tap. Clear deep golden with a white head. Fine peachy aroma hops in the nose. Medium body, some caramel and fruit, perhaps an edge of wood. Dry and bitter finish. 070709

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
On Tap at Naja’s. Pours with a small white head over a clear orange body. Aroma of mango, cane sugar and caramel. Taste is mango, thin, citrus hops, and sugar. Light bubbles.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 6 pack from Marine Mart at MCAS Miramar: Clear copper color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel with a little citrus. Flavor starts with a light caramel sweetness followed by some grapefruit and a light, dry orange rind bitterness in the finish. Medium body is crisp and refreshing with lively carbonation. .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfBiteAle1 (1) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009 does not count
Crisp, light IPA. Hops not overwhelming, but lingering piney taste kept me coming back for more!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Decent IPA on tap. Moderate hops - some pine notes. Decent brew - moderate mouthfeel. Not bad but not memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light orange color, with average head and lacing. Aroma is orange citrusy, and piney, a little sharp. Flavor has a nice grapefruit-bitter bite, along with piney notes and a fair amount of spiciness. Finishes on the dry side, and with lingering bitterness. A nice example of a AIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Pretty solid little IPA. Good bitter flavor from start to finish. Decent maltiness as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet grapefruit and light hop aroma. Caramel citrus and pine taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2194) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Pours an amber-orange with a small white head. The aroma is hoppy with some orange peel and pine. The flavor has pine, grapefruit and biter breads. The mouthfeel is smooth and malty. The finish is medium in duration with lingering biter hops. Overall; One of karl Strauss’ better offerings, a good session IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle, six pack from BevMo. Pours a clear, rich copper color with a small whitish head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma of toasty malts, herbs and sweet bread, hints of clover and citrus. Flavor also of toasty malts, a bit of caramel, biter herby hops, lemon grass, citrus peel, a bit of clay and a slightly peppery, astringent finish. Medium body, lightly oily and a gentle tingle on the tongue. Overall a much better, hoppier IPA than their standard.


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