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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bomber from Bobby’s in Santa Clara, CA. Pours orange amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral/citrus. Near full bodied. This has a nice malt backbone, and a hop burn. Flavor is floral, tropical, citrus, pine. Finishes tasty and pretty bitter. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (477) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
This beer has a copper an gold appearance. It has a citrus floral aroma. It's hops are well balanced with an earthy flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (467) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Great aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral hops. Very drinkable and refreshing. Everything an IPA should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Way way too clear for my tastes. Aroma is medicinal at the start and blooms as it warms to real nice hop bomb. Flavor is kind of the same way. At the start it’s bitter as all get out. Bitter slap in the face. Pine and a little fruit & sweet malt. I really enjoyed it but it needs more refinement. Probably made with extracts but not too noticeable. In the end it’s pretty harsh but that may be what your looking for in IPA’s. Every time you bring this beer to your lips it seduces you with sweet hop perfume.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (469) - Monterey, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is all bright floral hops. Flavor a little on the bitter side; not unpleasantly so. Palate a little thin but definitely drinkable. I would not turn it down. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, a little buttery hops, and a slight fruitiness. Flavour is very sharp, full of soapy floral hops, a little dry pine, and dry biscuity malt. This is quite sharp and astringent, finishing on harsh soapy floral hops. Super dry and quite drinkable. Very solid IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On draft at the Livermore Saloon. It pours a nice golden color with a lasting off white head. The aroma is decidedly strong with caramel, toffee and a little butterscotch (not diacetyl). Some strong floral hops as well. The flavor is caramelly and bitter. Mostly floral hops. Clean and full bodied, but way too malty and low on hop complexity. Kind of reminds me of what a top IPA would be 10 years ago.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Big, frothy head and a deep golden body. Creamy mouthfeel of balanced citrus flavors of grapefruit and malty caramel notes, all backed with a crisp, bitter hop finish. Medium length.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit aroma. Summer fruit and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Summer fruit and light tropical fruit lingers with caramel.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
The brew poured a light amber color, with 2 fingers of a bright white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma is pungent and consists of pine, mango, pineapple and citrus. The flavor follows the nose with only the slightest trace of a malt backbone. The beer is well carbonated and has a light-medium mouthfeel that finishes bone dry.


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