RATINGS: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Love this beer! The aroma is the first thing i notice about all beers and this one satisfies the nose and entices you to take gulp after gulp. Major appreciation to Karl Strauss for their extensive hops usage per recipe. Always creating a unique taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
macca147 (112) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a pale orange gold with a thin white head. Aroma: pine, grapefruit and citrus aromas dominate. Mild malt notes. Taste: pine, citrus, grapefruit flavours. Mild caramel malts balance out the hops. Moderate to high bitterness that lingers. Low carbonation. Quite a decent IPA and easy to drink but the flavour balance is by no means complex. It is a good standard IPA for someone new to IPAs but the flavour gets a bit boring after a while.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnarktor (139) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2017
Aroma: resin, grapefruit, herbs ; Taste: very high bitterness, low sweetness ; Palate: medium body, long bitter finish ; Too much bitterness, and for what?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swesson (438) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2017
On tap at Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa. Pours a cloud gold and makes a one finger head with some lacing down the glass. Aroma is a light hoppy, pine resiny smell. Tastes of fresh hops and quite effervescent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reidyboy (14) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2017
Resinous hops and citrus flavours combined very effectively to create a proper West Coast Pale Ale (in my opinion)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
corkyrory66 (1870) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2017
West coast ipa de 7 % abv (pour 16 plato) et 60 ebu. Malt cara. Houblonnage en chinook, et dry hop en cascade et centennial. Couleur dore un peu ambre, la clart nette, brillante. Bulles trs fines, par centaines, partout, bien vives. Mousse blanche, paisse, avec un trs gros cratre en haut, stable 8 mm. Armes dananas, pole graisse, corce de pin, miel, chne lige. 1re bouche trs souple, lentame sur la rsine, trs mal associe au fruit. Arrire-bouche sur une peau dananas pas tout fait mr. 2me au manque dharmonie total. Arrire-bouche vague, imprcise, faible, avec une pointe dortie. 3me avec rsine, pelure, zeste, dans un mlange pnible. Arrire-bouche qui divague ferme .. Longueur qui namliore rien. Jambes fines, trs collantes. Levure trs faible. Alcool qui ne fait pas son niveau, et ne travaille aucunement sur les saveurs, et surtout sur lquilibre. Finale pnible. CONCLUISION: on est ct de la plaque chez Strauss pour cette tower 10, mais il est vrai que cette "bonne ide", comme ils osent dire, remonte 1989 .. on peut excuser!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
On tap at Karl Strauss, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out herbal and citrus hops upfront, followed by toasted malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with citrus and herbal hops upfront, backed by toasted biscuity malt. Nicely constructed, lean and dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and grapefruit. Medium body, grapefruit pith, dank, resin finish, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4641) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild piney new world hop notes and minimal bready malts. Taste is more balanced, hints of garlic herbaceous notes and a but of caramel. Solid, standard IPA, a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (1566) - SPAIN - DEC 17, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2016 From Zombier. In Teku glass. After dinner. Lots of grapefruit here with a good bitter bite too. Reminds me some belgian ipas but more refreshing, clean, bitter and pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Tower 10 IPA is one of those ales where the stated 60 IBUs can seem a little misleading. While there is undoubtedly a fair amount of hop representation from the Pacific Northwest, this beer tastes maltier thanks to good dose of rich caramel flavor. The American hops do come through well with their usual traits of pine and grapefruit. This was one of the most predictable of the Karl Strauss brews I enjoyed, yet it still works as a tribute to a time when Western American IPAs were less aggressive.

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