RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Built in 1881 to showcase the electrification of the west, San Jose’s Electric Light Tower stood for over 30 years as a shinning star above the Santa Clara Valley. Our Electric Tower IPA reimagines this icon as an intensely West Coast Style IPA. A firm malt base builds support for the abundance of hops, allowing hints of pine, citrus and tropical fruit to shine through and light up your palate!

Contract brewed at Hermitage Brewing Co. until 2015.

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TylerGreenDC (1128) - - DEC 7, 2014
On draft. Huge aroma of pine and melon. Dense lace. Flavors of honeydew and a hint of pepper, backed by chocolatey crystal (?) malts. Unique. Tremendous.

jlulensk (40) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Starts nice but with a slightly sour finish. A big hop bomb for sure. Overall a pretty damn good beer.

DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bomber, beautiful orange pour, thick white head, nose is piney, citrus, taste is bitter, lemon, grassy, overall awesome.

swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
bottle, orange amber pour, medium bodied. sweet malts, peanut skins, some pine with light citrus. OK

jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold with bone white head. Nose/taste of orange peel, bready citrus, caramel malt, pine and toasted bread. Medium body.

hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
This was a joint tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. From a 22 oz bottle poured orange with a big white head and copious lacing rings. The nose is a nice caramel malts and there is a lot of hops showing with grapefruit, orange, mango, papaya and pine. Medium body with a resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is tropical fruit with a lot of the same nuances as in the aroma. The finish is bitter and the tropical fruit lingers. Really great west coast IPA..

Strykzone (7806) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bomber from Hayduke. This beer poured a clear honey gold and had a nice fluffy off white head that left a good bit of lacing. The aroma is west coast hops with floral, citrus, and caramel. The first sip is hop centric with citrus and tropical fruit out front. The second sip brought more grapefruit. That had its run for a bit and then the tropical went back out front. I love a good psychotic beer! This beer is a classic west coast IPA and it is an excellent example of it. There are no faults to be found. Very drinkable and flavorful. This beer is a fastball down the middle on an 3 and 0 count.

PhillyCraft (8202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
On draft at San Pedro square brewpub with Scott and Heady. Pours clearish golden color with smaller head. Medium carbonation. Tasting notes were orange, pine, light malt and some other citrus fruits. Good brew to sip on while watching some crunchy tuneage.

Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle shared at The Bruery. Pours clear gold with a white foam head. The nose has dry pine, orange rind. Medium sweet with dirty pine bitterness, more citrus rind, moderately sugary toasty pale malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish with further pine notes, dried citrus rind. OK stuff overall.

AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Glowing amber color with lasting ivory head. Grainy malt grist, floral, hominy aromas. Medium body with average co2. Grainy caramel, light toast, nutty flavors with some pine hop bitterness___not bad.

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