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RATINGS: 256   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


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monoroc (24) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Pours cloudy orange to golden color with a minimal head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oranges. Taste is rather dry and crisp, thin malt body. Bitterness is above medium, rather broad and long lasting. Perfect carbonation. Good IPA, but the malt body is lacking a bit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
Cloudy appearance with a small white head, heavy floral aroma, very hoppy, powerful tropical fruit flavours, medium body, tangy fruity sensation in the mouth followed by a good lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1198) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
355mL bottle BB 03/2015 Looks the part - firm inch off dense white foam atop a slightly hazy pale gold body. Nose has a good hop hit too - pine, pineapple, melon, citrus, woody spice, with an underlying toasty malt. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, good weight - not too heavy for strength. Upfront malt sweetness accompanied by some toasty bready notes, abrupty followed by big notes of pine, grass, orange rind, and unripe tropical fruit hops. Firm, lingering bitterness on a dry finish. A decent IPA - plenty of flavour, reasonable balance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (105) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a clear yellow with white head. Floral aroma, with a bit of pine and citrus. Sweet floral front with some fruity flavors and a bit of a bitter crisp finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
dsmith4 (23) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Simply a very nice all round ipa, recommended from an ipa fan, a great example of a West coast ipa

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
No retention and medium lacing. Smells of slight sweet malt and hop resin. Very faint. Tastes of grapefruit, mango and bitter hops. Medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On tap in Paradise Pier, California Adventure park. Colour...cloudy apricot-amber with a thick off white head. Nose...lightly hoppy with a lean towards dusty, citrusy hops. Palate...a quick burst of hop cone, followed by citrus zest, hop cone and dry earth. The mid palate is slightly cloying but still pleasant and plenty bitter. I’m pleased to see that Disney Corporate has decided to allow beer sales in CA Adventure. They’ll even let you wander though the park with your beer. There’s us a price, however; $8 per pint excl. tax. Sometimes ya just gotta pay, but that’s ok!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2014
Tapped at Karl Strauss at the Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Wonderul aroma of exotic hops and much citrus. Color was light golden, white head, vanished quickly but kept a a tiny level. Taste was refreshing, a good malt basis plus a lot of bitter citrus mango leeches hops. After a 4 hour walk through the Universal Studios this was an excellent beer!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AT7000 (5) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
Best IPA I have had in a while. One of the few "true IPSs" around these days, other than from Britain. It’s a traditional style IPA, which might explain the low ratings on here. I doubt most hipsters or American beer drinkers would know what a classic IPA is supposed to taste like. You can tell right away from the carbonation and the pale color. This is no "American Style IPA" but rather the classic style IPA. Which surprises the heck out of me coming from San Diego. Glad at least one American brewery had the cajones to go with the classic rather then trendy/modern style. hat’s off to them for that. I don’t want to speculate too much, but I would bet the brewmaster knew his English IPAs well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (232) - - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden color, with a small white head. Nose is sweet, roasted caramel. Taste is crisp, modest malts. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation.


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