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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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


itfitz's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
itfitz (10) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
This is possibly Karl Straussí BEST publicly-available offering. Itís a well-balanced San Diego-style IPA with perfect hoppiness combined with a mild alcohol feel and light refreshing malt tones which linger just long enough to make you thirsty for another sip. There are overlying subtleties of nuts, toast, roasty, resin, grass and herbs, This is a well-done IPA from a great German-style brewer.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SlimHabib (400) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle pour... Cloudy golden with a large foamy white head. Aroma is lemon and grapefruit. Thin oily body. Slightly salty with a tiny bitter end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2016
Bottle at Ran and Daleís. Cloudy amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma of lemongrass and lime and a little bit of mango. Bitter, hoppy, mild and quaffable. A little bit of pine. Medium body, somewhat dry and leafy finish. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (440) - POLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle. Sensoric. Golden, little hazy with medium to big, white head. Good head retention and lacing. Nice citrus (mainly grapefruit) and floral aroma, als some touch of tropical fruits. Taste is medium bitter, broken by biscuity sweetness. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, finish is long, bitter and semi-dry. In overall nice IPA, refreshing with long and bitter aftertaste, very solid in itsí style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (543) - MEXICO - APR 17, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is of hops, malt, citrics and maybe chlorine (reminds me of when Iím close to a pool). Taste is bitter with some carbonation. Medium bodied, astrigent and dry. Strong hoppy finish with a hint of mint.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (820) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 17, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. Hazy golden with a frothy offwhite head. Floral hoppy and roasted aromas. Medium to robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Dry and heavily astringent. Medium sweet fruity and malty character into a medium to heavy bitter hoppy finish. Very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9918) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 14, 2016
12 oz bottle. 13:23 2035. From demolenbeershop.com.
Cloudy golden color with a midsize foamy white head. Caramel, toffee, piney and resiny hops and some bitterness in the aroma. The flavor is piney and resiny hops, strong bitterness, mild sweetness and some tropical fruity notes. Iíd love to taste this fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21191) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
2nd April 2016
Hazy gold beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is airy, fairly dry and has decent fine carbonation. Smooth malts, mildly sweet. Nice orange hops, good depth of flavour, peel and marmalade and a touch of lemon provide dimensions. Mild pine before a light and slightly bitterish finish. Not a shouty IPA but wins you over with itís charm.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1357) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 2, 2016
Cobrizo limpio y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de pomelo, pino, frutas tropicales. Cuerpo medio, sabor de pomelo, pino y menta con final de amargor resinoso equilibrado.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
On tap at Karl Strauss. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Pine and citrus.


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