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RATINGS: 260   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy gold/amber pour with a medium white head. Nose of grainy malt, earthy hop and a bit of sweetness. Grainy malt flavor with some earthy hops. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4918) - Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours slightly cloudy, medium copper with a creamy white head. I light lace in the glass that dissipated quickly. Aroma is bitter citrus and piney. Taste is what you would expect from the aroma. It finishes with a bitter malt flavor that leaves an antiseptic taste on my tongue.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Nice crisp copper coloured body with a thick tan head. Aroma of strong hops, a lot of malt, some alcohol and a bit more hops - very nicely balanced and relatively strong for the style. Medium-bodied; Deep pungent hop flavours show through at first with a deep cascade taste and a nice pungent full-bodied and full of malt finish. Aftertaste is complex with the alcohol, pine, hops, flowers and some malt very noticeable. Overall, a pretty nice IPA with a lot of good flavours and very strong in the hops - shows well. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at Ralph’s in Los Angeles, California for US$3.99 sampled just outside the supermarket on the walk to LAX on 03-July-2011.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4395) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Light golden amber pour, white head. Nice hoppy citrus aroma. Flavor is more mutted and not as interesting, some grainy malt, citrus and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
Pours clear amber with a small lacing off white head. Aroma is hoppy citric grapefrity malty. Spot on great bitter flavor with lnglasting finish, lacking the fruits though, a bit unbalances.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4015) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Location: On tap at the SD Airport, 1/9/10

Aroma: Peach, grapefruit, caramel, and pine notes
Appearance: Caramel color with lots of lace on the glass
Flavor: Hop bitterness up-front, caramel malt backing
Palate: This beer is crisp and nice, pretty dry
Overall Impression: A pretty nice IPA, not a standout, but a more then adequate example of the style, and a really nice beer to kill some time while waiting for my plane to take off.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3885) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Misty old gold in appearance with whatever head there was dissipating before it reached my table, just a wisp and collar on my pour. Citrus nose and flavour with a mild semi-sweet malty background. A little thin in the body, not watery, but getting that way. OK but not really my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3853) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Draft at Disney’s California Adventure Park. Nose is pine and citrus hops. Lightly hazy amber with a medium beige head. Flavor is light bitterness which lasts to the finish. Not bad for Disneyland.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3563) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Orange pour with light tan head. Malt heavy, with grassy and slight citrus hops. Light oxidation notes but hops still present.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3547) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
355ml bottle. Great IPA and a good story behind the name. Lots of piney citrus hop notes and flavours with a full hopped up mouthfeel. Mild bitterness with lots of pine on the palate.


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