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RATINGS: 265   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


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gimmemore (4) - - JUL 9, 2013
Not bad at all. Pours well with a deep amber colour.nicely carbonated with a pale frothy head. Worth a try.


3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoberDave (151) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pungent hoppy aroma gives one a feeling of fear and excitement. Flavor of hops, lime, grapefruit. Has the aftertaste of eating the gross white part of an orange. Not nice. My guess is it comes from a hop variety that I’m not loving. I give cred for what they tried to do, but it doesn’t do it for me

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
On tap at their place in San Diego. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit and not much else. Flavor follows with good bitterness. Finishes clean and dry. Decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1466) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
Herbal hop spice malt flavour. Clear Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt spicy herbal flavour. Fizzy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2014
A similar colour to its Pintail brother: orange amber with a similarly puffy white head. Just a hint of haze and not a great deal of carbonation to be observed. The hopping is slightly more amber gum rather than the resinous herbal notes of the Pintail. There’s a few prickles of carbonation there and then stonefruit and gentle grapefruit come out. Bitterness starts of soft and ripe and then gathers pace becoming pronounced and definite. There’s yellow grapefruit and sweetish Meyer lemon coming in a lengthy finish. This masks its abv rather well, suggesting that this beer could be a real danger to me achieving anything else this afternoon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at the San Diego downtown brewpub. It poured a hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet malts and some citrus. The taste was of sweet malts, hop bitterness and citrus. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1530) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: light floral hops, light grain, light resin. Appearance: clear gold, small, white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initial bitters continue, dry citrus hops coming up. Overall: OK IPA, nothing extraordinary though. Pint at Karl Strauss Brewing, San Diego.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Tap at carlsbad brewpub. Pours clear golden lots head and lacing.. Nose is grapefruit and pine. Flavours of grapefruit, pine some orange maybe, light cereal. Taste med bitter light sweet. Medium sticky body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (483) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 6, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous pine, not sure there’s any citrus. Bitter finish. OK but too much pine for me.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"a biscuit malt forward ipa that is not quite what i was goin for. thought it was the citrus hopped Stargazer IPA and bought a sixer by mistake. well made for what it is i suppose, but the hops need to have a bigger role. Pretty weak even brewery fresh."

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monoroc (49) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2014
Pours cloudy orange to golden color with a minimal head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oranges. Taste is rather dry and crisp, thin malt body. Bitterness is above medium, rather broad and long lasting. Perfect carbonation. Good IPA, but the malt body is lacking a bit.


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