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RATINGS: 251   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


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
o_Merlin_o (172) - California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Large head. Hazy body. Aroma of roasted malt, heavy yeast, and dates and nutmeg. Full, creamy and lively texture, with a huge metallic finish. Light sweetness, moderately acidic, with a bitter aftertaste. Nutty and acidic.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mattyhennessy (272) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2013
Brown in colour. Thick foamy head that pours way to large. When poured into a glass the head is almost as high as the liquid. Even out of the bottle the head spills over the neck. Strong floral hop flavour and aroma. Slight bitter aftertaste. Lots of citrus and pine

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
SD trip, Karl Strauss LaJolla, sampler, had these while having a larger DIPA, flavors and ratings may be rough: Nice light citrus/piney hop nose from dry hoping but really boring flavor esp compared to the DIPA at its side.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3509) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Misty old gold in appearance with whatever head there was dissipating before it reached my table, just a wisp and collar on my pour. Citrus nose and flavour with a mild semi-sweet malty background. A little thin in the body, not watery, but getting that way. OK but not really my thing.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Bomber. Sucks to start of Friday evening with a negative post and dissapointing IPA. Aroma lacks any nose an IPA should have. Smells somewhat piney, on the verge of pure funkiness. Flavor is similiar. Mainly caramel malts and lacking on hop bite or flavor. Nothing to brag about on the finish either. Not a good representation of an IPA. Maybe I purchased a bad bottle??

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle: From a sample pack at Bev and More. Tower 10 is a good into into IPA’s, light not too intimidating. But if you have experienced more intense IPAs this will leave you flat.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mnurda (1117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 5, 2010
On tap at Dinseyland. Little to no head. Not carbonated eneough for my liking but tasted OK on a hot day. Could have been hoppier.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BobbyAnalog (320) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2011
This taste like sudsy dishwater and salt. I rather be hit with a tire iron than ever drink this again. The aftertaste is that of mucus and regret. Gross. There is a particular artisan habitat that the IPA lives in, and this Karl Strauss beer is not it. Ugh. I want to bleach my tongue.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
joet (2138) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A cloudy golden, apricot-color with rocky white foam. Very sweet aroma - candy sugar, bubble gum. Creamy, chewy feel, tacky on the tongue, foaming, with medium heavy heft. Oaty, biscuit, maple. Very sweet. Pines, resins, citrus bitterness, some fusels. Finishes bittersweet. Could finish much dryer and with a significantly lighter malt bill.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jmikolich (1438) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle, yuck, tastes like soap and cleaner, mouth is super slick too, not sure whats up with this.


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