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RATINGS: 250   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (687) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gramoit (351) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2012
Very solid IPA, pretty happy with this find. Taste is strong but fairly balanced with lingering bitterness, fruity. Would like to have more in the future.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3255) - 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma is of sweet malt mixed with a little bit of citrus hops. More malt in the nose. The flavor is the same; mostly sweet malt with a tinge of hop bitterness on the finish. It’s possible this is not a fresh bottle, as there is no bottled on date. I like IPAs to have a little more hop character, but there is noting wrong with this beer. Very drinkable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 1, 2013
Not terribly complex but there's some good flavors in there. Bitter, hoppy... a little too much rind IMO ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adeezhop (42) - port jeff sta, Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2013
On tap at LAX not the greatest I have had, but good enough certainly not something I would seek out at home at the bevmart but the best beer in the airport for sure. Again, not a stand out but a def not a dud. Decent for sure.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Tap @ downtown location. Poured clear copper with a short white head. Minimal lacing. Light, grassy aroma with piney hops, white pepper, and citrus. Watery mouthfeel. Refreshing taste, mostly grapefruit and a light bitter resiny taste. Some mineral and bread flavors, dry finish. Came across as an IPA-lite.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle from naven. Too much malt and not enough hops for a west coast ipa. Like an English ipa.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
On Tap at Naja’s. Pours with a small white head over a clear orange body. Aroma of mango, cane sugar and caramel. Taste is mango, thin, citrus hops, and sugar. Light bubbles.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (5995) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Pours orange with white head, aroma is light citrusy hops. Taste up front is citrus and piny hops with some biscuity sweetness and a nice bitter finish.


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