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RATINGS: 263   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


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (503) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle - pours hazy gold with a big white head. Lots of flowery, citrus hops, decent amount of stone fruit, almost a vanilla cream to it. Taste is overpowered by a sharp bitterness up front, dominates anything else that is in there. Mouthfeel is creamy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
satanda (434) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2014
Velmi dobrá IPA. Stylové lahve a obal, plná chuť, tmavší jantarová barva, hustá pěna. Lahváč v San Franciscu.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours a dark amber, cloudy, with a sweet malty and hoppy aroma. Head is minimal but laces on the edge. Malty flavor with mild hop overtones in the mouth. A bit thin. Aftertaste is ok. I was expecting a bigger beer here.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (403) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (402) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 6, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous pine, not sure there’s any citrus. Bitter finish. OK but too much pine for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (397) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
On tap in a hotel bar in Orange County. A fairly pleasant IPA. Copper in color with an off white head with good lacing. Citrus, pine and some caramel malt in the nose. Taste is mostly bitter with a touch of sweetness. Menu body. Worth a try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DavidWoodruff (393) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Aroma: Tropical fruit with a little diacetyl. Appearance: Orange/gold with a small cream colored head. Flavor: Butterscotch and bread with medium hop bitterness. Palate: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall: A pleasant drinking IPA, but a tad tame, as it were.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (370) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
12floz bottle into a tulip. Pours a lovely golden yellow with a finger of bubbly white head. Nose is really fruity and delicious. I get a really strong mandarin citrus component, as well as a bit of a floral note, some peach and just a hint of sweetness. On the palate you get a big hit of that pine and grapefruit from the Chinook, a bit of bread, some sweet caramel, just a touch of the mandarin from the nose, and a nice bitter finish that lingers. Body is medium and mouthfeel is pretty rich. Leaves some decent lacing. Great balance, but I would have liked more of the aroma to carry through to the flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (364) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
The aroma is fresh and grassy and the flavour is more subtly bitter than most IPA’s.


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