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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WolfBiteAle1 (1) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009 does not count
Crisp, light IPA. Hops not overwhelming, but lingering piney taste kept me coming back for more!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (688) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Reddish-orange in color with a white foamy head and a noticable but not overpowering hop aroma. Good bitter, citrusy hop presence balanced by a smooth malty body. Definitely an IPA but not an overpowering one by any means. Good food-friendly IPA from a great brewery!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3092) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
355ml bottle. Great IPA and a good story behind the name. Lots of piney citrus hop notes and flavours with a full hopped up mouthfeel. Mild bitterness with lots of pine on the palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (965) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a big head. Has quite a big piny hop aroma, against a background of brown sugar and fruit. This is a very hop forward brew, with a huge pint, grapefruity bitterness dominating, but there’s also a decent whack of caramel malt and sweet orange. It could be a shade more balanced but this is still a very solid, big, high quality IPA. I’m surprised it doesn’t rate a bit higher on here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1863) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2012
Pours amber with a lasting head. Nose shows fruity and floral hops. Orange blossom, peach, apricot all show, along with a fruity confectionery note. Similar flavours: sweet, confectionery-like fruit, sweet clean malt and a bite of alcohol amongst the assertive bitterness in the finish. Carbonation seems excessive.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riley_i (7) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
Pours with a good head and great effervescence. Nice bitterness, but could do with a tad more malt. Well priced though, and sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (544) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep, cloudy orange hue with a 1.5 finger, frothy head that fades with quite a bit of lacing. S- Very grainy, caramel, slight hints of grassiness. T- Starts off very bready which leads into a wave of hops and a nice, crisp, bitter finish. M- Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. D- A refreshing IPA. Doesn’t stand out a whole lot but I would revisit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1026) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian tulip. Pours a hazy apricot yellow with a finger of off-white head. Decent lacing. Aromas of stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus, toast, a bit of candied fruit. Tasting notes of tropical fruit, citrus, floral and grassy hops, toast, caramel. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. A bit malt forward. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (598) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2014
Tapped at Karl Strauss at the Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Wonderul aroma of exotic hops and much citrus. Color was light golden, white head, vanished quickly but kept a a tiny level. Taste was refreshing, a good malt basis plus a lot of bitter citrus mango leeches hops. After a 4 hour walk through the Universal Studios this was an excellent beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2014
On tap in Paradise Pier, California Adventure park. Colour...cloudy apricot-amber with a thick off white head. Nose...lightly hoppy with a lean towards dusty, citrusy hops. Palate...a quick burst of hop cone, followed by citrus zest, hop cone and dry earth. The mid palate is slightly cloying but still pleasant and plenty bitter. I’m pleased to see that Disney Corporate has decided to allow beer sales in CA Adventure. They’ll even let you wander though the park with your beer. There’s us a price, however; $8 per pint excl. tax. Sometimes ya just gotta pay, but that’s ok!


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