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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On tap at the brewpub in Universal Studios LA. Pours a clear golden body with a finger-width, creamy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Sweet piney grapefruit aroma with a touch of sweeter caramels. Taste is similar with a lingering pine. Not too aggressive, but a nice, lighter earth and balancing caramels. Palate is light to medium bodied with a touch of carbonation. Overall, a nice session IPA. Enough taste to satisfy and better than anticipated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
12 oz. bottle, six pack from BevMo. Pours a clear, rich copper color with a small whitish head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma of toasty malts, herbs and sweet bread, hints of clover and citrus. Flavor also of toasty malts, a bit of caramel, biter herby hops, lemon grass, citrus peel, a bit of clay and a slightly peppery, astringent finish. Medium body, lightly oily and a gentle tingle on the tongue. Overall a much better, hoppier IPA than their standard.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6041) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours clearish orange with a medium size white head and sheet lace. Smells malty sweet and lightly floral hoppy. Might be old. On tap in C’Bad though. Tastes balanced. Sweet malts with some light floral hops and very little bitterness. Its ok. Medium body, ok carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bomber pours clear copper with light tan head. The aroma is pretty full with lots of malts, caramel malts and nuttiness with echoes of pine hops. I seem to have gotten an old bottle. The taste has aged blunted pine hop flavor and pine hop bitterness. The malts have made deep in-roads into the flavor. I need to try this again with a fresh bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (2282) - 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
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a white head. Flowery hoppy aroma with light sweet malty notes. The flavor is well balanced, with pale and sweet malts, and floral hops. Medium bitter finish. Pretty good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - 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.


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