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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SDbrewgirl (2) - USA - NOV 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2009 Poured clear, dark gold in color. Great aroma--tons of pine, citrus. Flavor was clean, bright, very hoppy. FInished dry with lingering bitterness. Solid IPA.


1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
corkyrory66 (1806) - BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2017
West coast ipa de 7 % abv (pour 16 plato) et 60 ebu. Malt cara. Houblonnage en chinook, et dry hop en cascade et centennial. Couleur dore un peu ambre, la clart nette, brillante. Bulles trs fines, par centaines, partout, bien vives. Mousse blanche, paisse, avec un trs gros cratre en haut, stable 8 mm. Armes dananas, pole graisse, corce de pin, miel, chne lige. 1re bouche trs souple, lentame sur la rsine, trs mal associe au fruit. Arrire-bouche sur une peau dananas pas tout fait mr. 2me au manque dharmonie total. Arrire-bouche vague, imprcise, faible, avec une pointe dortie. 3me avec rsine, pelure, zeste, dans un mlange pnible. Arrire-bouche qui divague ferme .. Longueur qui namliore rien. Jambes fines, trs collantes. Levure trs faible. Alcool qui ne fait pas son niveau, et ne travaille aucunement sur les saveurs, et surtout sur lquilibre. Finale pnible. CONCLUISION: on est ct de la plaque chez Strauss pour cette tower 10, mais il est vrai que cette "bonne ide", comme ils osent dire, remonte 1989 .. on peut excuser!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
On tap at Karl Strauss, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma brings out herbal and citrus hops upfront, followed by toasted malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with citrus and herbal hops upfront, backed by toasted biscuity malt. Nicely constructed, lean and dry finish. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13660) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with small white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and grapefruit. Medium body, grapefruit pith, dank, resin finish, good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (4566) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a clear golden orange on tap with fluffy off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild piney new world hop notes and minimal bready malts. Taste is more balanced, hints of garlic herbaceous notes and a but of caramel. Solid, standard IPA, a decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (1504) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Tower 10 IPA is one of those ales where the stated 60 IBUs can seem a little misleading. While there is undoubtedly a fair amount of hop representation from the Pacific Northwest, this beer tastes maltier thanks to good dose of rich caramel flavor. The American hops do come through well with their usual traits of pine and grapefruit. This was one of the most predictable of the Karl Strauss brews I enjoyed, yet it still works as a tribute to a time when Western American IPAs were less aggressive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (7144) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2016
On tap at Disneyland pours out a crisp golden topped with a sand head. Nose is pine a light tropical fruit hop and some bread malts. Taste is more of the nice tropical fruits hops and a mellow malt.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (6576) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danjs5 (182) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2016
Light amber colour and light fruit aroma. Some subtle fruit / hops. Light at the front through to medium body and malts. Well balanced malt profile. Low hop for IPA. Doesnt feel like a 7%ABV, maybe more EPA?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (2138) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2016
12fl oz bottle at home from FirmaBier. Nose is fruity malty, light citric. Body is opalescent orange, head is big, white, rocky, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, honey, apple, biscuits, peach, waffle. Medium sweet, light bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium to heavy bitter. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Easy, quite refreshing, rich flavor, interesting, nice one.


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