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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2980) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 3, 2009
12oz bottle via sample from the brewer. Pours a clear light copper color with a 2 finger thick off white head that left great lacing. Nice nose of citrus, pine and some caramel malts. Flavor was initially a bit malty, then the hop bitterness comes through and rounds out a nicely crafted IPA, blows the old Star Gazer out of the water!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 4, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Appearance: Pours a copper red with a dense, sudsy 1/2 inch white head. The body is rather clear, and has a modest level of visable carbonation. The beer leaves webby lacy rings all the way down the pint glass. Aroma: Grapefruit rind, pine (pine needles and pine sap), a small, almost hidden level of bready malt, and sugary sweetness. Comes across very perfumy and floral, rather than citrusy. Taste: A nice mouthful of bitter and citrusy hops in the beginning, and a finish of bready and caramel layer of malt. The bitter hops linger on my tongue well past the sip. Mouthfeel: Thick, heavy. Overall: A solid, full flavored, balanced IPA, showcasing some of the great qualities of a West Coast IPA, without going extreme. This beer has lots of body, lots of hops, and the right amount of malt. This is the best Karl Strauss beer in their lineup.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3298) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Bottle; poured a caramel-amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, earth, citrus and fruit. Very nw-hoppy in the nose. Flavor was surprisingly balanced and good. Earthy and fruity balanced by a solid caramel malt backbone. Nice lingering finish. A surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap at Karl Strauss Carlsbad. Yellow amber color. Medium-low hop bitterness and aroma. Very easy to drink. Apricot hop flavor. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2010
Draught. Clear copper with slight white head. Subtle but nice floral hop aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Flavour starts with caramel smoothly moving to a decent bitter finish. Nicely balanced, easy drinking IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8847) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle (room temperature)… Space Coast Craft Beer Festival 2011 … Murky, caramel-colored ale with very little head to speak of. The nose offers pistachio, caramel and toffee accompanied by floral, grapefruit and pine notes. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor is mostly sweet - definitely lacking West Coast bitterness, but the hop flavor is definitely there. Finishes bittersweet (more sweet than bitter).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3184) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
12 oz bottle at dining with Shamu at Seaworld in San Diego, California. The rest of Seaworld was awash with Bud products, so I was happy to see anything different on offer at the dinner. Pour is copper orange cloudy with a one inch off with head. Aroma is fresh resin tangerine citrus, along with lightly toasted malt. Quite fresh and bright nose. The taste is a really bright clean fresh resin orange tangerine citrus, balanced nicely with the toasted malt. Balanced towards hops for sure, but still nice balance. Palate is medium bodied, fine active carbonation and a flinty dry finish. Nice San Diego style IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1961) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
On tap at KS in La Jolla. Light copper with light cream head. Citrus, hops, caramel. Good carbonation, medium bodied, start with a mild sweetness, moves to bitter, soapy, becomes more bitter at the end with a nice dryness. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2561) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
11 feb 2012, tap. Light yellow, clear, some bubbles. Grapefruit ring and melon. Bitter but mellow. Thin body, lightly fuzzy and a tad oily. Very astringent, bitter, resiny hops. No malt, just hops. A decent west coast IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (537) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2012
355mL bottle (from dan murphy’s). Pours clear copper with a very nice sweet pine aroma with citrus notes. Dry bitterness to begin then a get the sweet piney resinous flavours. Very well balanced, nice beer.


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