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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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: 16° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2015
West Coast IPA by the well-known Karl Strauss, with a nice origin story behind it. Thick, frothy, irregular but densely structured, egg-white, thickly lacing head over a cristal clear, warm ’old gold’ coloured beer with fierce sparkling rising up from the bottom of the glass; clouded and more ’brownish’ golden with deposit. Elegantly hop fragrant nose with hints of yellow grapefruit, chamomille, freshly cut grass and a lot of it, bitter orange peel, lemon zest, unmistakable pine needle, hint of sweetbread, peanuts, honey even, as well as a slight impression of stale sweat; in all, more ’herbal’ and plant- or spice-like than exotically fruit- or citrus-like, but quite elegant. Crisp and ’clear’ onset, subdued fruitiness with some hints of green apple and unripe plum, light salty touch effortlessly gliding into early hop bitterness gaining in strength towards the finish, stretching itself over a light malt backbone with a basic ’pale malt’ character, dryish with a very light bready edge somewhere; finish is all hops, bone dry, thoroughly bittering in a rooty, herbal, spicy, tonic water kind of way with some retronasal citrus peel and flower aromas, laying a resiny coating on the tongue and throat, and stopping anything that would remain from an already very subdued malt sweetness. Without this malt to soften the resiny, bittering hops, this particular offering could perhaps come across as a bit crude - one for the true bitter beer lover, I’d say. I like it, but I must admit I expected more malt body from a 7% ABV beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3999) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
sample from bottle. poured a cloudy dark golden to amber colour with a white head. nose has bitter grapefruit, and lemon peel bitterness, caramel malts, and slight floral grapefruit. pine notes, oily, ok.. their session ipa is way better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3458) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2015
olden color with a white head, medium retention with nice lacework. Aroma has notes of pine and resins with light citrus hints. Flavor is mild malty, decent bitterness with resins hops taste, light citrusy. Mild bitterness in the final with a light dry mouthfeel on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1477) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
San Diego, man. Never did get there. Friends living there for two years - open house, come on and stay! Kids, man. Drag. They had four, we had two. Too many kids, man. Drag. The beer: hazy lemon curd, lasting head. Classic US hop aroma - passionfruit, mango, canned peaches. Rasping bitterness - probably at the upper limit of what my feeble palate can bear in a session ale. Grapefruit rind. Puckering. (330ml bottle from Dan Murphys and may the good Lord damn my eternal soul for shopping there)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
Light amber coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is hoppy, notes almost like cold snow.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chadski4 (170) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Average all around, especially with how many other options are available. Thick, puffy head with long retention was its best attribute.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (3078) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2015
0,355 l bottle cereal, spruce, citrus, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7399) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Had this one at Disney’s California Adventure. Poured a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma was light grapefruit, some pine resin notes. Flavor was light hoppy citrus notes, with a light malt character to it. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, citrus, hoppy, crispy hops, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20150620]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
hoppy sweet aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, soft sweet hoppy finish.

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