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Santa Clara Valley Electric Tower IPA

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Built in 1881 to showcase the electrification of the west, San Jose’s Electric Light Tower stood for over 30 years as a shinning star above the Santa Clara Valley. Our Electric Tower IPA reimagines this icon as an intensely West Coast Style IPA. A firm malt base builds support for the abundance of hops, allowing hints of pine, citrus and tropical fruit to shine through and light up your palate!

Contract brewed at Hermitage Brewing Co. until 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Draft at Taplands, 5/18/16 - Santa Clara Electric Tower - Orange pour with s thick, creamy head and strong lacing. Pine and mango hop aroma. Fairly bitter as well. Finishes smooth and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1986) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2015
With Z, a bomber pours a light rusty copper orange color with a beige head. Nose is tropical citrus with softer pine and resin. Taste is pine and resin with bittersweet hoppiness. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a moderately long bittersweet hoppy finish ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bomber. Pours a copper orange with a beige head and aroma of hops and pine. Taste is bitter, hops, pine, citrus, tropical fruits along with malt and caramel notes into the dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeSammy (613) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
What a pleasant surprise. Really enjoyable, drinkable IPA - Despite not tons of balance. Deep Golden/apricot with a white head. Fluff. Citrus, sweet hopped nose. Nice carbonation profile. Apricot, citrusy hips - nothing overwhelming here. High drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2014
The 22oz bomber pours with a clear copper to gold body that supports an off white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up a good bit of citrus to mango fruity hoppiness and then a firm onion like dank spicy hoppiness. Nice. The taste delivers both juicy citrus to mango fruity hoppiness as well as spicy and hop bitterness. I’m really liking this. It’s grapefruit, tangerine, mango, lime and a bit of pine hops leading straight into firm spicy onion hop dankness and then lesser amounts of earthy tea. This particular bottle is showing some age but it is really hitting the spot right. I’d love to try this fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (794) - - DEC 7, 2014
On draft. Huge aroma of pine and melon. Dense lace. Flavors of honeydew and a hint of pepper, backed by chocolatey crystal (?) malts. Unique. Tremendous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlulensk (39) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Starts nice but with a slightly sour finish. A big hop bomb for sure. Overall a pretty damn good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bomber, beautiful orange pour, thick white head, nose is piney, citrus, taste is bitter, lemon, grassy, overall awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
bottle, orange amber pour, medium bodied. sweet malts, peanut skins, some pine with light citrus. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14964) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold with bone white head. Nose/taste of orange peel, bready citrus, caramel malt, pine and toasted bread. Medium body.

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