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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper color with asmall head that faded quickly to bits of lacing. Aroma of fresh citrus with some malt sweetness and grains. Taste as a nice citrus nip with some malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp and refreshing. Decent balance. nice beer that goes down easy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Not terribly complex but there's some good flavors in there. Bitter, hoppy... a little too much rind IMO ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle, yuck, tastes like soap and cleaner, mouth is super slick too, not sure whats up with this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours an Earthy Red Colour. Aroma is of Sweet Citrus. Taste. Can taste some Piney bitterness with also notes of Citrus followed by a candy sweetness. Overall. A good beer, certainly not one of the best, but still worth buying again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Nose is sweet malt and citrus. Flavor is sweet malt, hop bitterness, citrus. Slightly dank and not a lot of hops. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iammatt (13) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Pours a light orange with a white head that disperses to leave a foam cap on the beer. Grapefruit and Citrus dominates the nose as well as flavor, however a solid malt base keeps it together.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours a golden colour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is malt and fruity - grapefruit mainly - with some pine, caramel and nice hoppiness. Taste is light to medium sweet fruit leading to a medium bitter hoppy finish. Pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1759) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Bad bottle last time? Much fresher with better cleaner more moden hop definition. Green fruits are nice and there’s a mild ping of metal. Very slurpable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2028) - California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Clear golden in color... Aroma of citrus and floral hops... Flavor is dominated by hop character, reminds me of sierra Nevada with bitter palate.... Solid

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (158) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 This beer is actually better out of the bottle than it is straight from the tap. Pale orange with a thin white head. Very balanced, but the quality is "meh". Just doesn’t have that "wow" factor that most SD IPAs have. Good entry level IPA for those trying to broaden their palate. Re-rate: tap at the Carlsbad location. They must’ve reworked the recipe. Flavor is much better. Distinct hop profile now... grass, lemon, pine. Aroma is still not really there. Palate is dryer and longer with the bitterness really settling on the tongue.


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