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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
varanid99 (641) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2014
Light amber pour with thin, fizzy head. Citrus, floral hop aroma with light malt as well. Taste is malty, citrus, nice bitterness which fades fairly quickly. Not bad

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (638) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2012
355mL bottle (from dan murphy’s). Pours clear copper with a very nice sweet pine aroma with citrus notes. Dry bitterness to begin then a get the sweet piney resinous flavours. Very well balanced, nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (637) - ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
Pours slightly hazy amber (although it looked almost yellow when the beer was gushing out the bottle), head is nice, stays long and leaves beautiful lacings. Aroma has some grainy malts there but is definitely hoppy. Oil, pine and resins also there, something lager-like too. No idea what it is. Taste is nicely bitter, not too sharp but very full and also malt focused bitterness. Doesn’t have too many layers but is a good West Coast IPA, satisfying your thirst for hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (632) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a one-finger white head. Pine resin and flowers on the nose. The taste is dominated by hops as you might expect. Good malt backbone underlies pine and citrus flavours. Assertive bitterness typical of the style is present but doesn’t overwhelm. Dry finish but a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste lingers. Fine example of a West Coast IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours an attractive dark copper with a finger or so of white, fluffy foam. Aroma is faintly of grapefruit and pine, just as the description promises, along with some brown sugar, or something of the sort. Initial flavor is extra bitter, with the palate mellowing quickly to bring in some cinnamon flavor to balance out the malt, hops, and overriding pine. The grapefruit appears ot have taken a hiatus... Wait, no, it’s still there, but the body loses overall integration after the mid-palate, and so the subtleties get lost in the disintegration of the body, fading into a somewhat watery, though not displeasing, finish. This is a quality beer, for one produced in such quantity. About what you’d expect from Karl...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2012
Balanced, lighter bodied pale ale. Floral hop nose. Slightly bitter with a solid malt backbone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (585) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, cloudy orange hue with a 1.5 finger, frothy head that fades with quite a bit of lacing. S- Very grainy, caramel, slight hints of grassiness. T- Starts off very bready which leads into a wave of hops and a nice, crisp, bitter finish. M- Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. D- A refreshing IPA. Doesn’t stand out a whole lot but I would revisit.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 Initial rating: 30th Mar, 2010. On tap at the Karl Strauss Restaurant/Bar at Universal City. Served in a typical tumbler glass this beer presents orange with a less than average head. Aroma is floral and citric; quite pleasant. Carbonation is less than expected, however this allows the yeast profile to shine through too much in my opinion. There is an acceptable amount of bitterness to this beer, however the yeast aftertaste present does not leave a satisfying finish. Would try this beer again in the bottle instead, but not in a hurry. Re-Rate 5th Oct. 2012. Bottle from dans. bb June 2013. Decent off white head and resilient lace. Floral, citrus and pine aromas with a touch of grain. Medium-high carbonation, medium body - lightly chewy malts with a generous bitterness on the finish. Just like the tap example, the lingering yeasty veg remains amongst of touch of toast and toffee. A bit better in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (562) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2012
From DM. Clear Orange/copper in colour, foamy white head. Caramel and strong hop aroma. Bitter pine and spice and sweet caramel taste that is a little rough, but otherwise quite OK.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (553) - 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.


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