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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (738) - 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!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle received from thome50. Fairly clear amber, orange color with a large white head. Aroma has a hint of citrus and floral notes, with caramel also being present. Taste floral and slightly soapy. Caramel comes up mid palate and leads to a minutely bitter finish. Loads of lacing left on my glass. This really could have been much worse, and if it had a bit more hop presence could have been pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBlessing (694) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Dunkles gelb leicht trüb, Geruch hopfig grasig Curtis, antrunk leicht fruchtig Citrus, herber Abgang

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
355ml bottle. Dark orange in colour with a nice white head. Great hop aroma. A good and strong hop bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (683) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottled. Poured into pint glass. Mild aroma, nothing strong. Nice color that is dark amber, very little head. It taste a little under carbonated, and possibly not fresh. I think this is my first experience with this beer, so I don’t know what it might be like if very fresh. It was a gift from a friend, purchased at Cost Plus, so I’m thinking it might have been sitting on a warm shelf awhile. Might try again if known fresh and rerate.

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...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (623) - 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.

3.6
   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 (614) - 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.


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