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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A bolder, hoppier version of fan-favorite Tower 10 IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2012
22oz Bottle. Honey coloration with a bubbly white head. Decent nose with strong grapefruit, orange and a bit of pine. Taste is brightly hopped with heavy pine and citrus balanced by a fresh cereal flavor and lots of crystal malt. The bitterness is powerful, but not overwhelming and is held in check by the thick malt backbone. Unfortunately this beer is a little too heavy on the palate, with a syrupy texture that makes it feel like a malt bomb. Carbonation is persistent and well done. Finishes with a big hoppy bite and a lingering bitterness. Pretty decent beer, but not worth the price compared to our other San Diego IIPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highibus (755) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours nice copper color with thin white head. Some decent lacing is there. Aroma is fairly light forms 2ipa. But definitely.nice. Flavor is smooth hopes as if they first wort hopped or mashed with hops. Not bitter but a bit of smooth malt sweetness. Finish is light hops. Not extreme hoppy for the style but pith and drinkable at 9.5%.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (978) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bomber purchased at Bine & Vine ($7.49). Pours a slightly hazy red / dark amber color with two fingers of off-white foam. Aroma does not exactly jump out but there are notes of pine, honey, and a bit of citrus. Flavor of smooth caramel with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and herbs. The sweetness trumps the bitterness here. The high ABV is quite well hidden here. A very malt-forward and not very complex DIPA, but I still find this highly quaffable. (24, 734)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours a slightly red with white head. Aroma is nice floral hops, some malts and a touch of citrus. Taste matches the aroma. Floral hops make this flowery but in a good way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7513) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home, BBE 10/2015?
Aroma is sweet and heavy with pineapple juice and exotic fruits. Also caramel. Flavour has exotic fruits, hops, grapefruit, some gooseberry bush and sweetish caramel malt tones. Quite typical sweet American DIPA. But still rather drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (951) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2015
Ámbar claro y limpio y espuma blanca y compacta. Aromas intensos cítricos, lima, menta, pino, miel y fruta naranja. Cuerpo medio, inicio maltoso y meloso, sabor intenso de menta y pino, amargor intenso y resinoso aunque equilibrado.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Karl Strauss Tower 20 Double IPA ].
Light unclear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, light heavy hoppy, pine, spruce, citrus, alcohol - resin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange - citrus, spruce, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150620]

3.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MitchOFY (3) - - MAR 2, 2012 does not count
Nice Centennial hop flavor profile. Citrusy but not very piney. Weak nose but a great body and good finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1210) - New York, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle, 06/26/2012. Thanks to LtDan the man. Light, cloudy copper pour, thin white head doesn’t last long, spotty lacing. Dank, herbal hops, orange citrus, caramel malts heavy, not your typical Cali IPA profile. Smooth citrusy hops, subtle pine edge, almost blending in with caramel backbone, bitterness fighting back in the finish. Medium resinous body, expansive almost like a barley wine. Not the aggressive IIPA offering one might expect, an interesting change-up.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Bomber from Casa De Oro. Strongly hopped grapefruit nose, with a toch of pine. Good hop presence. Good amount of maltiness in the finish. A little graininess as well. Alcohol is well hidden. Solid little sipper. Refreshing on a muggy day.


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