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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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1164) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (591) - 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!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AT7000 (5) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014 does not count
Best IPA I have had in a while. One of the few "true IPSs" around these days, other than from Britain. It’s a traditional style IPA, which might explain the low ratings on here. I doubt most hipsters or American beer drinkers would know what a classic IPA is supposed to taste like. You can tell right away from the carbonation and the pale color. This is no "American Style IPA" but rather the classic style IPA. Which surprises the heck out of me coming from San Diego. Glad at least one American brewery had the cajones to go with the classic rather then trendy/modern style. hat’s off to them for that. I don’t want to speculate too much, but I would bet the brewmaster knew his English IPAs well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (197) - - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden color, with a small white head. Nose is sweet, roasted caramel. Taste is crisp, modest malts. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (3480) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (519) - - MAY 28, 2014
Plesasant citrus nose, orange. Fruit cake flavor, caramel malt, plenty of citrus hops, touch of mint, strong bitter finish. Pretty classic Californian ale, quite smooth with a decent crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Appearance was hazy orangish gold with creamy white lasting 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are citrus fruits, caramel and pale malts with soft pine and earthy leather. Taste are orange, grapefruit upfront gives way to toffee sweetness, then pine back with clean yeasts. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then fruity piney lasting finish. A solid SD IPA, tad to sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Nice citrusy nose with solid caramel behind it. Orange/amber color. Large caramel initial, sweet overripe peaches, and gentle consistent bittering. Medium body. Pretty much hits the middle range spots for the style. Tasty but not pushing any boundaries.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
satanda (422) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 19, 2014
Velmi dobrá IPA. Stylové lahve a obal, plná chuť, tmavší jantarová barva, hustá pěna. Lahváč v San Franciscu.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (180) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2014
Got caramel mixed with easy going citrus in aroma. Nice malty taste. Can taste grapefruit. Resinous. Maybe even biscuit. Nice bitterness. Gets better as it warms. Quality beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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