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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 (11056) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared at The Bruery. Pours clear gold with a white foam head. The nose has dry pine, orange rind. Medium sweet with dirty pine bitterness, more citrus rind, moderately sugary toasty pale malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with further pine notes, dried citrus rind. OK stuff overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10916) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle @ The Bruery, shared by Leighton. Golden orange pour with a white head. Caramel, grass, and orange. Some grand marnier, vanilla, and pine. Some bready malt. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side. Caramel, bread, and vanilla. Orange liqueur, grass, and lots of pine. Mild bitterness on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8427) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
651mL thanks to Leighton. Clear orange pour with good foam. Onion, garlic style hop nose with vanilla in background. Taste is juicier cantaloupe, sugar, intensely bitter. Moves to onion for the finish. Not bad though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8415) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Live rate. 22oz bottle from Cask N’ Flask, San Jose, CA. Pops open with an enticing gust of lychee moving into grapefruit, melon, papaya, blackcurrant, aniseed...even a little wisp of garlic- good fresh hops unencumbered by malt. Brilliant bronze with a loose off white foam. The hop freshness continues on the palate with punishing bitterness; dried flowers, slightly less expressive tropical fruit flavours, peppery spice and pine. Oily nut linger and crumbs of biscuit off the malt- no Crystal malt overdose here. Bitter, bitter hops dominate; fresh-picked and pollen-like on the burp. Better than average WCIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6858) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours copper with a rich beige head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6420) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
bottle, orange amber pour, medium bodied. sweet malts, peanut skins, some pine with light citrus. OK


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