RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Built in 1881 to showcase the electrification of the west, San Joses 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
The brew poured a light amber color, with 2 fingers of a bright white head that left excellent lacing. The aroma is pungent and consists of pine, mango, pineapple and citrus. The flavor follows the nose with only the slightest trace of a malt backbone. The beer is well carbonated and has a light-medium mouthfeel that finishes bone dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2014
The 22oz bomber pours with a clear copper to gold body that supports an off white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up a good bit of citrus to mango fruity hoppiness and then a firm onion like dank spicy hoppiness. Nice. The taste delivers both juicy citrus to mango fruity hoppiness as well as spicy and hop bitterness. Im really liking this. Its grapefruit, tangerine, mango, lime and a bit of pine hops leading straight into firm spicy onion hop dankness and then lesser amounts of earthy tea. This particular bottle is showing some age but it is really hitting the spot right. Id love to try this fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Fresh bottle. Bottled on May 24, 2013. I agree with the first review. Aromatic, ripe stonefruit, citrus and topical nose. Solid, semi-sweet, tropical, malt backbone on the mid-palate, which quickly drifts into a long, dry, finish of BITTER orange citrus, peach, apricot, florals and some tropical nuances too. The hop bitterness clings to the palate for minutes!!!! Solid first bottle release. Fairly priced for quality. Medium-Medium-plus body, with creamy, soft, round carbonation and mouthfeel. Worth trying... and watching this new brewery. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlulensk (39) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (8109) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours crystal clear orange with a medium off-white creamy head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Big room filling aroma of beautiful grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, cat piss, pine resin. Perhaps a bit of butter as the beer warms and the hop aroma fades? Hits the sweet spot nicely. Flavor is very light sweet, going dry quite quickly with a dry finish. Light bitterness lingering to the finish as well, perhaps strengthening to medium. Just a touch of caramel malt coming through. Medium body, lightly oily mouthfeel. Pretty nice inaugural effort!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TylerGreenDC (899) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Big, frothy head and a deep golden body. Creamy mouthfeel of balanced citrus flavors of grapefruit and malty caramel notes, all backed with a crisp, bitter hop finish. Medium length.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bomber from Bobbys 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5171) - 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..

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