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RATINGS: 261   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


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (331) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2013
Brown in colour. Thick foamy head that pours way to large. When poured into a glass the head is almost as high as the liquid. Even out of the bottle the head spills over the neck. Strong floral hop flavour and aroma. Slight bitter aftertaste. Lots of citrus and pine

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Draft at Karl Strauss - Downtown San Diego. Pours clear, light gold, lightly effervescent with a modest, foamy white head. The nose holds floral hops, so,e dry citrus, dried pale malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with assertive, floral bitterness, dandelions, grass, some balancing pale malt sugars, grapefruit rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous and warming on the finish with more bitter grass and flowers, some dry pine, sticky grapefruit. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
o_Merlin_o (180) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Large head. Hazy body. Aroma of roasted malt, heavy yeast, and dates and nutmeg. Full, creamy and lively texture, with a huge metallic finish. Light sweetness, moderately acidic, with a bitter aftertaste. Nutty and acidic.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A cloudy golden, apricot-color with rocky white foam. Very sweet aroma - candy sugar, bubble gum. Creamy, chewy feel, tacky on the tongue, foaming, with medium heavy heft. Oaty, biscuit, maple. Very sweet. Pines, resins, citrus bitterness, some fusels. Finishes bittersweet. Could finish much dryer and with a significantly lighter malt bill.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super IPA flavor and finish. Loved the hops and the finish. Very tasty San Diego IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (639) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2013
Clear gold with a thin white head. Great floral aroma, mild bitter aftertaste, not too bad at all. Give it a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xenon2000 (6) - - OCT 17, 2013 does not count
Six pack from Dan Murphy.Very nice drop, not an explosion of hops in your mouth like some IPA's, and the 7% ABV doesn't show it's head until you are a few bottles in. Would definitely buy again. Recommended ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (390) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle. Amber/orange, off white head and good lacing. Pine and citrus aromas. Pine flavours dominate the front palate while a huge dose of sweet malt does balance it somewhat. Perhaps a touch big for me but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1263) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2013
Dan Murphy bottle (18-Sep-13) Biggish fruit resin and slight aniseed aroma. Amber colour, ordinary head and suds lacing. Spicy fruit herbal hop flavour. Bitter resin fruit spice finish and spicy herbal resin aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Taster at La Jolla location. Pours a clear yellow colour with a big frothy white head. Aroma of grassy and citrus hops with some light bread and caramel malts. Taste is slightly sweet but mostly bitter, though not greatly bitter like I would like for an IPA. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Good beer, alright IPA overall.


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