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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A: The pour is a pretty lookin’ copper color with a fluffy white head and sticky sheets of lacing. S: Quite a bready nose for a San Diego brewed IPA. The hop character is piney and floral without much of the citrus that we’re all so fond of. T: Like the nose would indicate, this does not seem to be an overly hoppy IPA. The piney bitterness is the primary contribution, but like the nose, bready malts really dominate here. M: The body is medium with a somewhat mild level of carbonation for an IPA, maybe even a bit "flat". D: Certainly not one of the better San Diego IPAs, but for an average brewpub, it’s not too shabby.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10682) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Draft at Karl Strauss - Downtown San Diego. Pours clear, light gold, lightly effervescent with a modest, foamy white head. The nose holds floral hops, so,e dry citrus, dried pale malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with assertive, floral bitterness, dandelions, grass, some balancing pale malt sugars, grapefruit rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly resinous and warming on the finish with more bitter grass and flowers, some dry pine, sticky grapefruit. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2010
Clear golden with a medium off white head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit, pine and pale malt. Flavour had grapefruits, plenty of hops, pine and pale malts and it came out bone dry and bitter. Solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at Karl Strauss, Carlsbad. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, pine, floral, lemon zest, grassy, pine apple notes. Hoppy floral aroma, grassy, pine, citrus, mango, some peach. Hoppy beer with a lot of attitude.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9654) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of crackers, floral notes orange zest, light grapefruit and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp., Flavors of biscuit, floral notes, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9047) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle (room temperature)… Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 … Murky, caramel-colored ale with very little head to speak of. The nose offers pistachio, caramel and toffee accompanied by floral, grapefruit and pine notes. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is mostly sweet - definitely lacking West Coast bitterness, but the hop flavor is definitely there. Finishes bittersweet (more sweet than bitter).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9042) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
On tap in La Jolla. Copper pour. White head. Aroma is hoppy, lots of hops! Citrus, spicy, resin. Flavor has a really nice fresh hop bite, moslty resin and some citrus. Light malt balance. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
Amber pour with a thick, sticky white head. The nose is fairly tropical with a distinct mix of caramelly malt and some light orange peel as well. Pretty fresh and hoppy with a distinct kiss of iced tea. There is a little bit of sweetness and some light hoppy bitterness. Nice dry-hopped character on the back… by the numbers but still pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Tap at a random bar in SD. Pours a clear amber with not much of a head- thinning yellow/beige. No lace. Aroma is fruity, strawberry, caramel. Taste is bitter, a bit boozy somehow, iced tea, pine. Meh.


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