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RATINGS: 357   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (18065) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Klare goldene Farbe, ordentliche weie Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht grasig, bitter hopfig, malzig. Geschmack sehr bitter, malzig, Citrusfrchte, trocken.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (17225) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
Tap @ the brewpub, San Diego. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, malt, pine and has a long pleasantly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A: The pour is a pretty lookin copper color with a fluffy white head and sticky sheets of lacing. S: Quite a bready nose for a San Diego brewed IPA. The hop character is piney and floral without much of the citrus that were all so fond of. T: Like the nose would indicate, this does not seem to be an overly hoppy IPA. The piney bitterness is the primary contribution, but like the nose, bready malts really dominate here. M: The body is medium with a somewhat mild level of carbonation for an IPA, maybe even a bit "flat". D: Certainly not one of the better San Diego IPAs, but for an average brewpub, its not too shabby.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (16106) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Hazy amber with a thin head. Woody, earthy, chewy malts on the nose. Earthy and woody hoppiness on the tongue, with crystal malt. OK balance and a classic California IPA style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (16029) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle, 7%. Hazy golden with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, old hop and a little citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, hop, old hop, medium sweet, little grapefruit and a little bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15724) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Grapefruit, bread, citrus. A US Strong Ale like. Overamalty. Fading hops - again if theyve ever really have been present.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku. Clear golden/amber - white head. Lots of fresh grape fruit and pine. Citrus. Nice bitterness. Resin. Ok light sweetness. Knkbrd. Lovely freshness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14663) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle shared with PotjeBier and MarcoDL @ Beer Temple. Hazy light orange color, average sized off-white head. Aroma is malts, hops, resinous and piney. Nice! Taste malts, again hops, piney and resinous, grassy, a superb bitterness. Suitable decent body and carbonation. Lovely stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14490) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle from BevMo. Pours rather copper with a decent white head. Aroma is strongly grapefruit/citrus. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is grapefruit/citrus. Malt - noticeable when the hop diminishes. Its quite bitter, and some floral hop shows up in the finish. Which is quite bitter. Id say this is a seriously underrated IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.


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