Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours a copper toned body with a mostly white head. No enough hops here, malty body with a faint grapefruit, light pine and a hint of citrus in the finish. Medium body, okay as a pub ale but nothing special. Hop up your IPA!
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with a thin head. Woody, earthy, chewy malts on the nose. Earthy and woody hoppiness on the tongue, with crystal malt. OK balance and a classic California IPA style.
Nik925 (770) - USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid IPA, but lots of issues. The malt is very weak in both flavor, color and texture. It tastes like they were trying to be really cheap with the hops. Overly bitter, very light on hop aroma or flavor. I guess they are trying to do the opposite of the SoCal hop-bomb? KS gets old school credit, but when he is playing with Pizza Port and Stone, he gets left behind.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy gold/amber pour with a medium white head. Nose of grainy malt, earthy hop and a bit of sweetness. Grainy malt flavor with some earthy hops. Meh.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer reminded me why i don’t chew on grapefruit peel. They’re bitter, without any citrus flavor left. The beer wasn’t terribly bitter though. And I’m sure its high in vitamin C too, right?
rich916 (84) - Rancho Cordova, California, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle-22oz.: Pours a clear copper head that produces more of a film rather than lacing on the inside of the glass. Aroma is faint with orange peel and malt. Flavor is more sweet than bright and is a bit muddled. Nothing crisp.Nothing really stands out. Too much caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Sticky, average carbonation.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 7%. Clear golden amber pour with a lasting foamy white head. Nose has notes of pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime and caramel. Creamy mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation and a big bitter finish that lingers. Taste is very piney, with the fruit notes much more subdued and a solid malt profile that has hints of nuts, wood and caramel. Overall a fairly decent IPA, a little unexciting, bland even, but still quite drinkable.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I got this in a trade thanks to Metallitone1, appreciate it! Orange color with good head and lacing. It smells a little citrusy but nothing overwhelming in the hops department. The flavor has a decent bitterness and a citrus hop flavor but it all felt overshadowed by a strange "old" malt flavor that I could not get past. I was glad for the opportunity and would live to try this fresh on tap but this bottle was nothing to write home about.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-13-2011 17:36:35
GarrettB (1220) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
October 22nd, 2011 - It took less than a month in San Diego to realize that this part of the country is firmly IPA territory. It will probably take me longer to recognize that the whole country is IPA territory. One of the nudges that helped clarify the geographic specialization in San Diego for hops, hops and a pinch more hops. Green Flash has their hop heads behind the wheels, and so does Karl Strauss, evinced in the Tower 10 IPA. Cloudy and light orange, it looks good draped in a San Diego sunset, and inviting too. Faint notes of pineapple and mango give the Tower 10 a tropical edge, and a soft hops in the aroma suggests a semi-sweet, fruity IPA. In reality, and in flavor, this is a dry, savory, biscuity and bread brew. Carbonation pushes the beer around the palate, numbing the tongue, but then the brew bursts out with the strange taste of bread crust, and a touch of yeast with a long, long noble hops aftertaste. The brewery brags about the piles of Chinook that go into the process, but I totally missed the grapefruit notes. Still, this is an assertive IPA, and would probably go very well with a heavy plate of food after a day of trekking or surfing, or the myriad other things that seemed so "Californian" when I first arrived here.
DavidWoodruff (433) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Tropical fruit with a little diacetyl.
Appearance: Orange/gold with a small cream colored head.
Flavor: Butterscotch and bread with medium hop bitterness.
Palate: Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: A pleasant drinking IPA, but a tad tame, as it were.