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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JW32Hoops (70) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Pours a deep cherry amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma is sticky sweet fruitiness which continues throughout this indulgent caramel hop flavor. This IPA seems conflicted to me, like it can’t make up ti’s mind between being a sweet and hoppy IPA or a full fledged dessert beer. It’s a jack of all trades, but a master of none. R.I.P. Stargazer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Nice balance, but not an overpowering IPA. Decent flavor, nice body.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2010
Brown coloured beer with a brown head and almost no carbonation. Roasty malty aroma with some light fruity hints. Medium to full creamy palate. Finish is sweet bitter hoppy with a sharper ending. Nice brew.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (13825) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle, 7%. Hazy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, old hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, hop, old hop, medium sweet, little grapefruit and a little bitter.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBlessing (476) - Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
Dunkles gelb leicht trüb, Geruch hopfig grasig Curtis, antrunk leicht fruchtig Citrus, herber Abgang

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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 (7914) - 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 (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2010
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...kind of like candied citrus. Flavor is more sweet than bright...and is a bit muddled. Nothing crisp...nothing really stands out. Too much caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Average.


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