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RATINGS: 242   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3148) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Tap at Cricket Outdoor Arena in San Diego/Chula Vista, CA. YES!!!!! There is good beer at a concert and that concert happened to be my favorate band , Rush!!!! So, EVen though i think this beer is just a pretty average IPA, it will always hold a memory with me. It is a great companion to watching my favorate band on stage. pours deep orange with a small soapy white head. nose of musty, resinous, earthy hops. pine and resin flavors pretty straight forward IPA here with a firm malt base (amber and carmel). similar to say Torpedo just not as good. However, this beer goes VERY well for drinking at a concert.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Some liquor store in San Diego: Pours a darkish orange with a white head. Aroma is rather nice and is better than the taste. Taste is earthy and piny, with less citrus than I would have expected. I also found that the sugar seemed to be a little bit unbalanced, as this beer was a bit too sweet. Hops are not sufficiently bitter and hardcore.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
12 oz bottle at dining with Shamu at Seaworld in San Diego, California. The rest of Seaworld was awash with Bud products, so I was happy to see anything different on offer at the dinner. Pour is copper orange cloudy with a one inch off with head. Aroma is fresh resin tangerine citrus, along with lightly toasted malt. Quite fresh and bright nose. The taste is a really bright clean fresh resin orange tangerine citrus, balanced nicely with the toasted malt. Balanced towards hops for sure, but still nice balance. Palate is medium bodied, fine active carbonation and a flinty dry finish. Nice San Diego style IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2012
Big frothy head strong carbonation light amber pour aromas earthy caramel strong hoppy fruit the flavours caramel hoppy fruit sweetness grapefruit wild resinous touch piney peach good balance creamy note the finish good flavours hops very forward in taste strong lasting ibu piney resin all in a very good aftertaste on the palate lovely strong caramel sweetness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
I had this on draft at Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa. This IPA has good grapefruit and floral notes that are nicely balanced by the malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
light amber color, cherries and pale malt in the nose. Clean balanced mouth. Med body, not tons of depth or tons of hops, but enjoyable. Moderate dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
12oz bottle via sample from the brewer. Pours a clear light copper color with a 2 finger thick off white head that left great lacing. Nice nose of citrus, pine and some caramel malts. Flavor was initially a bit malty, then the hop bitterness comes through and rounds out a nicely crafted IPA, blows the old Star Gazer out of the water!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2010
Brown coloured beer with a brown head and almost no carbonation. Roasty malty aroma with some light fruity hints. Medium to full creamy palate. Finish is sweet bitter hoppy with a sharper ending. Nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
A solid IPA. It pours golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. The flavor is piney with some peach and grapefruit notes. I liked this as a nice beer enjoyed at the Long Beach, CA airport.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2009
From the tap poured amber with a fair amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.


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