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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2015
San Diego, man. Never did get there. Friends living there for two years - open house, come on and stay! Kids, man. Drag. They had four, we had two. Too many kids, man. Drag. The beer: hazy lemon curd, lasting head. Classic US hop aroma - passionfruit, mango, canned peaches. Rasping bitterness - probably at the upper limit of what my feeble palate can bear in a session ale. Grapefruit rind. Puckering. (330ml bottle from Dan Murphys and may the good Lord damn my eternal soul for shopping there)

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2013
12oz bottle, yuck, tastes like soap and cleaner, mouth is super slick too, not sure whats up with this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1462) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
From a 355ml bottle on 17/6/2012. Pours a clear dark golden with a big head. Has quite a big piny hop aroma, against a background of brown sugar and fruit. This is a very hop forward brew, with a huge pint, grapefruity bitterness dominating, but theres also a decent whack of caramel malt and sweet orange. It could be a shade more balanced but this is still a very solid, big, high quality IPA. Im surprised it doesnt rate a bit higher on here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1437) - ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
Pours slightly hazy amber (although it looked almost yellow when the beer was gushing out the bottle), head is nice, stays long and leaves beautiful lacings. Aroma has some grainy malts there but is definitely hoppy. Oil, pine and resins also there, something lager-like too. No idea what it is. Taste is nicely bitter, not too sharp but very full and also malt focused bitterness. Doesnt have too many layers but is a good West Coast IPA, satisfying your thirst for hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Pours clearish orange with a medium size white head and sheet lace. Smells malty sweet and lightly floral hoppy. Might be old. On tap in CBad though. Tastes balanced. Sweet malts with some light floral hops and very little bitterness. Its ok. Medium body, ok carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
I got this in a trade thanks to Metallitone1, appreciate it! Orange color with good head and lacing. It smells a little citrusy but nothing overwhelming in the hops department. The flavor has a decent bitterness and a citrus hop flavor but it all felt overshadowed by a strange "old" malt flavor that I could not get past. I was glad for the opportunity and would live to try this fresh on tap but this bottle was nothing to write home about. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-13-2011 17:36:35

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyobon (1376) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2010
Draught. Clear copper with slight white head. Subtle but nice floral hop aroma. Medium body and carbonation. Flavour starts with caramel smoothly moving to a decent bitter finish. Nicely balanced, easy drinking IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1314) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 6, 2014
12oz bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma is resinous pine, not sure theres any citrus. Bitter finish. OK but too much pine for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Pours amber with nice floral notes. The hops dominate on the mouthfeel with a nice deep sense of the bitterness and a long finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sthlm (1289) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2009
[On-tap] Pours decent amber color with a small lingering off-white head. Taste isnt too bad. Nice fruitiness up frontgrapefruit and tangerine with a little alcohol, some faint carraway, and then dominant malt that carries through to the end. Too malt driven for my liking, but not bad. Aroma is pretty good, although really not much that is really interesting worth noting about it. Just citrusy hops with some grassiness mixed in, a touch of peach and some malt. Pretty good mouthfeel, very smooth, dry finish that is a little short. Overall the mouthfeel is the strength of this beer, but it actually is pretty decent, and very drinkable. If the hop character was jacked up in the taste, and increased a bit in the nose as well, it would be a very solid beer.


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