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RATINGS: 318   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


SDbrewgirl's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDbrewgirl (2) - USA - NOV 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 Poured clear, dark gold in color. Great aroma--tons of pine, citrus. Flavor was clean, bright, very hoppy. FInished dry with lingering bitterness. Solid IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (3402) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Golden pour. Nice aroma of citrus, orange and grassy hop. Fresh flavor with citrus, caramel at first and then some malt, pine, crisp and mild raisinous hops. Tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (11844) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle shared with PotjeBier and MarcoDL @ Beer Temple. Hazy light orange color, average sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, resinous and piney. Nice! Taste malts, again hops, piney and resinous, grassy, a superb bitterness. Suitable decent body and carbonation. Lovely stuff!

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
willisread (1597) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle from AA. Lovely nose with grapefruit, mango, and pineapple dominating. Average carbonation, mouthfeel is a little oily with a medium to medium light body. Astringently bitter with some burned plastic on the finish. Also quite boozy for the style. Maybe needs some more malt to balance out the hops. Wonderful nose though. Nowhere near the quality of their Mosaic session.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Filtered orange-to-yellow body with white soapy head. Nose is citrus, piney, resin. Taste is American hops all the way, resin, citrus. Nice American IPA with good dry-hopping.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KamGoPro (189) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Classic leafy nose, bright carbonation. Zesty lemon peels, hops throughout. Lingering bitterness

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Harkyto (82) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 30, 2015
Bonita espuma, clara y cristalina. Aroma a pino, resina, lúpulo, fruta tropical. En boca es bastante amarga pero agradable. Intenso sabor a lúpulo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2677) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine resin, orange, mandarin, palt malt, some floral notes hops. Flavour is light sweet with an almost medium bitter finish. Body is medium. There’s a smooth delicate balance to this beer, it delivers on the fruity piney front and I dig the sweetish/bitter flavour. Delicious.

3.2
   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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1969) - Granollers, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2015
Cervesa amb tocs resinosos i citrics, en boca també hi guanya caracter un toc dolç i a cereal. Cerveza con toques resinosos y cítricos, en boca también gana carácter un toque dulce y a cereal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1028) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
12oz Flasche. Orange leicht trübe Farbe, flacher Schaum. Aroma nach Hopfen, Kräuter, Citrus. Bitter harziger Antrunk. Dann etwas flach. Bitterer Abgang.


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