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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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3.4
anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2017
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2017. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy finish.

3.6
Leighton (21295) - 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.

3.6
mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, a little buttery hops, and a slight fruitiness. Flavour is very sharp, full of soapy floral hops, a little dry pine, and dry biscuity malt. This is quite sharp and astringent, finishing on harsh soapy floral hops. Super dry and quite drinkable. Very solid IPA.

3.4
jtclockwork (16600) - , 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.

3.3
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle @ The Bruery, shared by Leighton. Golden orange pour with a white head. Caramel, grass, and orange. Some grand marnier, vanilla, and pine. Some bready malt. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side. Caramel, bread, and vanilla. Orange liqueur, grass, and lots of pine. Mild bitterness on the finish.

3.9
bhensonb (15221) - 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.

3.8
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a fairly clear orange amber with a thin white head. Spicy citrus on the nose, soft lemon and orange. Medium bodied, bright citrus, thick sweet malt, a touch of fruit. Malty into the finish, warming alcohol and cool hops. Earthy with some cool grapefruit on the finish. Nice stuff.

3.5
marcus (10231) - 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.

3.4
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.

3.4
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Summer fruit aroma. Summer fruit and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Summer fruit and light tropical fruit lingers with caramel.


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