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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Decent IPA. The aroma is the best part with a strong honey and lemon zest character coming through with the hops. The appearance is light golden and orange. The taste has more malt than I expected with the hps only playing lightly on the tongue. Decent beer, but nothing special

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2001) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2011
Tap, LAX. Murky coppery orange brown with a generous foamy white head with some sticky lacing. Subtle grapefruit and light sweetness and spice in the aroma. Nice, fresh hoppiness in the flavor but not really all that powerful or pungent, with some grapefruit and barely-there pine...strongly backed with caramel notes. Medium and oily body. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1721) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Dirty gold color with a thin off-white head on top. Caramel and resin dominate the scent with toffee and biscuity notes joining in. Not bad at all but I wasn’t overly thrilled with this one. There’s some sharp bitter citrus hops but the malt bill seems too heavy, with quite a bit of grain and caramel. Dry and bitter in the finish with a lot of lingering malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
The aroma is fresh and grassy and the flavour is more subtly bitter than most IPA’s.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 28, 2012
Draught at LAX. Medium copper. Decent citrus nose, grass, light caramel. Flavor is somewhat sweet, with decent hops and a bit too much caramel. Noce grassy hop finish. Decent, not inspiring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11364) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2072) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Amber color with a substantial off-white head. Hoppy, slightly bitter, hints of grass, resin, woodiness. Dry, thin finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Bad bottle last time? Much fresher with better cleaner more moden hop definition. Green fruits are nice and there’s a mild ping of metal. Very slurpable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1686) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a clear orange amber colour with a frothy off-white head and aroma of crystal malt, caramel, lemony citrus. Taste is malt caramel with sweet tropical fruit mango, hoppy grapefruit citrus & woody pine bitterness. Slightly oily mouth feel, medium bodied soft carbonation, residual sweetness through to a dry bitter finish. Quite OK IPA.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4205) - 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.


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