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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrew196 (1688) - Katy, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2016
A classic take on the style, pours a golden glass, foamy white head, spotty lace. Mild grapefruit aroma, some breadiness. Kinda creamy and refreshing on the tongue, pine, citrus, honey, notes of pepper. Nice finish, hints of tropical fruit, passion fruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Pours copper with a white head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops. Nice balance, but not an overpowering IPA. Decent flavor, nice body.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2012
On draft at the SD airport. I will write this with the disclaimer that most (if not all) of the off flavors of this beer came from unclean taps at this awful airport bar. Nose of citrus, pineapple, spoiled cream. Taste was expired sour cream, dirty socks, pineapple and afterbirth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1663) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Pours a transparent medium orange. More hops than other California IPAs - this is more refreshing than others Ive had. Really good. Citrus and caramel dominate, with some good balance.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Barreras (1647) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Pours a rich copper color. Aroma of fruit and pine. Taste of hoppy bitterness with a touch of fruityness. A dry finish and aftertaste. Overall a good IPA, with a crisp ending.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1627) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 Great american IPA. Gives you that fresh hop aftertaste. Slight grapefruit citrus taste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghawener (1579) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle: From a sample pack at Bev and More. Tower 10 is a good into into IPAs, light not too intimidating. But if you have experienced more intense IPAs this will leave you flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1577) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 2, 2016
Cobrizo limpio y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas de pomelo, pino, frutas tropicales. Cuerpo medio, sabor de pomelo, pino y menta con final de amargor resinoso equilibrado.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1555) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 10, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Drank out of a bottle. Color was gold. Couldnt see head, film or lacing. Smell was pine and citrus hops. Slightly bitter sniff. Citrus was the initial taste. Fairly smooth with a bitter finish. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Pretty smooth. Not a bad beer. I wish I could have enjoyed it more, but Ill give it another try for sure.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a light orange color, with average head and lacing. Aroma is orange citrusy, and piney, a little sharp. Flavor has a nice grapefruit-bitter bite, along with piney notes and a fair amount of spiciness. Finishes on the dry side, and with lingering bitterness. A nice example of a AIPA.


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