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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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: 16° Plato
Availability: 24/7/365, Kegs and Bottles


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2009
I was pretty impressed with this one. I don’t really usually care for anything by KS, but this one was a bright and fresh IPA. Great aroma and the start of a strong flavor, but the finish gets a little washed out by harsh bitterness instead of hop charisma.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
San Diego, man. Never did get there. Friends living there for two years - open house, come on and stay! Kids, man. Drag. They had four, we had two. Too many kids, man. Drag. The beer: hazy lemon curd, lasting head. Classic US hop aroma - passionfruit, mango, canned peaches. Rasping bitterness - probably at the upper limit of what my feeble palate can bear in a session ale. Grapefruit rind. Puckering. (330ml bottle from Dan Murphys and may the good Lord damn my eternal soul for shopping there)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle in a glass. Copper pour with a foamy offwhite head. Aroma of grapefruit and pine. Not overly bitter, quite malt forward. Not very "west coast" but certainly a fine beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours clearish orange with a medium size white head and sheet lace. Smells malty sweet and lightly floral hoppy. Might be old. On tap in C’Bad though. Tastes balanced. Sweet malts with some light floral hops and very little bitterness. Its ok. Medium body, ok carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (1431) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
October 22nd, 2011 - It took less than a month in San Diego to realize that this part of the country is firmly IPA territory. It will probably take me longer to recognize that the whole country is IPA territory. One of the nudges that helped clarify the geographic specialization in San Diego for hops, hops and a pinch more hops. Green Flash has their hop heads behind the wheels, and so does Karl Strauss, evinced in the Tower 10 IPA. Cloudy and light orange, it looks good draped in a San Diego sunset, and inviting too. Faint notes of pineapple and mango give the Tower 10 a tropical edge, and a soft hops in the aroma suggests a semi-sweet, fruity IPA. In reality, and in flavor, this is a dry, savory, biscuity and bread brew. Carbonation pushes the beer around the palate, numbing the tongue, but then the brew bursts out with the strange taste of bread crust, and a touch of yeast with a long, long noble hops aftertaste. The brewery brags about the piles of Chinook that go into the process, but I totally missed the grapefruit notes. Still, this is an assertive IPA, and would probably go very well with a heavy plate of food after a day of trekking or surfing, or the myriad other things that seemed so "Californian" when I first arrived here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Drank out of a bottle. Color was gold. Couldn’t see head, film or lacing. Smell was pine and citrus hops. Slightly bitter sniff. Citrus was the initial taste. Fairly smooth with a bitter finish. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Pretty smooth. Not a bad beer. I wish I could have enjoyed it more, but I’ll give it another try for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1406) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1403) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2016
A classic take on the style, pours a golden glass, foamy white head, spotty lace. Mild grapefruit aroma, some breadiness. Kinda creamy and refreshing on the tongue, pine, citrus, honey, notes of pepper. Nice finish, hints of tropical fruit, passion fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
I got this in a trade thanks to Metallitone1, appreciate it! Orange color with good head and lacing. It smells a little citrusy but nothing overwhelming in the hops department. The flavor has a decent bitterness and a citrus hop flavor but it all felt overshadowed by a strange "old" malt flavor that I could not get past. I was glad for the opportunity and would live to try this fresh on tap but this bottle was nothing to write home about. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-13-2011 17:36:35


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