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RATINGS: 363   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (7139) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
355 ml bottle from Bier-Deluxe

Bottled January 2015 :( - Pours yellowish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of grassy hops, grapefruit, citrus, lemon, herbal and fruity notes. Taste is crisp, hoppy and resinous with some grass, grapefruit, citrus and lemon. Finish is sweetish, piney and resinous with loads of citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Pretty generic but balanced and surprisingly tasty despite the bottle is not very fresh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (7092) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
On tap at the brew outlet on Columbia St, San Diego on 18th March 2014. Misty old gold in appearance with whatever head there was dissipating before it reached my table, just a wisp and collar on my pour. Citrus nose and flavour with a mild semi-sweet malty background. A little thin in the body, not watery, but getting that way. OK but not really my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (7066) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian tulip. Pours a hazy apricot yellow with a finger of off-white head. Decent lacing. Aromas of stone fruit, tropical fruit, citrus, toast, a bit of candied fruit. Tasting notes of tropical fruit, citrus, floral and grassy hops, toast, caramel. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Juicy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. A bit malt forward. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6658) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Clear gold body with a small wispy head. The nose is slightly citrusy with some doughy malt. The flavor is a bit weak, a fair amount of bitterness, but light hop flavor. Crackery and bready maltiness in the middle, lingering bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied, a little clingy, fizzy carbonation. Meh, ok, but not a standout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6560) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2011
bottled, @ Grand Californian , clear amber with 1/4 white foam, a nice balanced IPA with a soft hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (6370) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
A solid IPA. It pours golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. The flavor is piney with some peach and grapefruit notes. I liked this as a nice beer enjoyed at the Long Beach, CA airport.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of sweet and bitter citrus, caramel. Tastes of citrus, some sweet caramel, earthy, peppery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6293) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
hoppy sweet aroma,yellow,clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, soft sweet hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (6257) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Location: On tap at the SD Airport, 1/9/10

Aroma: Peach, grapefruit, caramel, and pine notes
Appearance: Caramel color with lots of lace on the glass
Flavor: Hop bitterness up-front, caramel malt backing
Palate: This beer is crisp and nice, pretty dry
Overall Impression: A pretty nice IPA, not a standout, but a more then adequate example of the style, and a really nice beer to kill some time while waiting for my plane to take off.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (6256) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Some liquor store in San Diego: Pours a darkish orange with a white head. Aroma is rather nice and is better than the taste. Taste is earthy and piny, with less citrus than I would have expected. I also found that the sugar seemed to be a little bit unbalanced, as this beer was a bit too sweet. Hops are not sufficiently bitter and hardcore.


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