Theodopilos (68) - - AUG 9, 2013
6 pack from dan murphys, poured into tulip glass, aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit, clear amber colour, taste is the same as aromas with a sharp bitterness, has good length, a very good session ale and well priced ChadPolenz (1801) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. I couldn’t find a freshness date. I got this from #BBC13.
BDD89 (12) - young, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
Appearance: An opaque, dark shade of orange. Forms a large, off white, frothy head that retains and laces pretty well.
Smell: Sweet, clean aroma of orange and pine. Almost candy-like.
Taste: I was skeptical about Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA, because the last time I tried it I really didn’t like it (long story). But now that I’m drinking it under ideal conditions I’m actually quite surprised how appealing it is now. Plenty of hop bitterness and flavor, but a prominent malt presence to give it true balance (which is surprising considering the city in which it’s made).
The first thing I notice is how sweet the malt base is. According to the brewery’s website, it’s made with a touch of lightly-kilned caramel malts, and it shows. Sweet yes, but nothing cloying or sticky as is often the case in bigger beers of the style. It’s also made with Chinook hops which tend to have astringent bitterness, but in this case they’re even out well with the Cascade and Centennial dry hops. Significant pine flavor throughout the first half of the palette, follow by citrusy tartness on the finish. I detect a hint of sweet tea or some kind of earthy/herbal character, but it’s restrained enough to make it genuinely pleasurable.
Drinkability: At 70 IBUs and 7% ABV, you’d think Tower 10 IPA wouldn’t be that easy to drink. While it certainly has an energetic presence in the mouth, the delivery itself is comfortable from start to finish. The hops do linger, but are tolerable for sure. I could see this beer being quite versatile.
Hazy amber/golden colour. Classic hoppy ipa aroma. Sweet, piney taste with a good malt balance. Great aftertaste. Bitter. Marheb (5717) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Forte arôme de cannabis, pamplemousse et résine de pin dans un liquide qui semble farouche. Corps bien aéré, longue amertume qui surf sur la resine et une franche sécheresse. KamGoPro (220) - Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Classic leafy nose, bright carbonation. Zesty lemon peels, hops throughout. Lingering bitterness
PotjeBier (3211) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2016
12 oz bottle @ Beer Temple, shared with Benzai & MarcodL. Hazy yellow golden color. Dense off white head. Aroma’s: strong pine and resin. Retronasal is acidic citrus, resinous. Flavor is moderate bitter with a moderate sweet backbone. Medium bodied. Long juicy bitter finish. Lovely IPA. retinadoc (236) - - JUL 5, 2016
Draft. Very similar to Aurora Hoppyalis. Forward, citrusy nose with above average carbonation. Strong grapefruit hop flavor. Slightly bitter finish. Andrew196 (1855) - 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. josanguapo (1618) - 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 WolfBiteAle1 (1) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009 does not count
Crisp, light IPA. Hops not overwhelming, but lingering piney taste kept me coming back for more!