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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
BrewHaMeister (456) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bomber thanks to Bytemesis! Pours a cloudy amber orange with a thick off white head and nice lacing. Floral hop aroma with a spicy citrus flavor. Delicious!

3.4
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
651mL thanks to Leighton. Clear orange pour with good foam. Onion, garlic style hop nose with vanilla in background. Taste is juicier cantaloupe, sugar, intensely bitter. Moves to onion for the finish. Not bad though.

3.7
Zymurgeist2 (2246) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
On tap at Gourmet Haus. Citrus and pine aroma. Hazy golden orange with white head hat is fleeting. Leaves lacing. Orange and earth. Resinous. Moderate bitterness.

3.8
DruncanVeasey (8226) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2013 Live rate. 22oz bottle from Cask N’ Flask, San Jose, CA. Pops open with an enticing gust of lychee moving into grapefruit, melon, papaya, blackcurrant, aniseed...even a little wisp of garlic- good fresh hops unencumbered by malt. Brilliant bronze with a loose off white foam. The hop freshness continues on the palate with punishing bitterness; dried flowers, slightly less expressive tropical fruit flavours, peppery spice and pine. Oily nut linger and crumbs of biscuit off the malt- no Crystal malt overdose here. Bitter, bitter hops dominate; fresh-picked and pollen-like on the burp. Better than average WCIPA.

3.5
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours copper with a rich beige head and a citrus and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied caramel malt flavor with a bitter finish.

3.7
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Clear yellow orange color with sticky lacing. Resin on the notes. Dirty palate. Good IPA.

3.9
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bomber from Bobby’s in Santa Clara, CA. Pours orange amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral/citrus. Near full bodied. This has a nice malt backbone, and a hop burn. Flavor is floral, tropical, citrus, pine. Finishes tasty and pretty bitter. Good stuff.

3.3
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
This beer has a copper an gold appearance. It has a citrus floral aroma. It's hops are well balanced with an earthy flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Great aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, floral hops. Very drinkable and refreshing. Everything an IPA should be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Way way too clear for my tastes. Aroma is medicinal at the start and blooms as it warms to real nice hop bomb. Flavor is kind of the same way. At the start it’s bitter as all get out. Bitter slap in the face. Pine and a little fruit & sweet malt. I really enjoyed it but it needs more refinement. Probably made with extracts but not too noticeable. In the end it’s pretty harsh but that may be what your looking for in IPA’s. Every time you bring this beer to your lips it seduces you with sweet hop perfume.


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