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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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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3.9
fraternie (1030) - 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.

3.9
bhensonb (15968) - 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.

3.9
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..

3.9
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2015
What a pleasant surprise. Really enjoyable, drinkable IPA - Despite not tons of balance. Deep Golden/apricot with a white head. Fluff. Citrus, sweet hopped nose. Nice carbonation profile. Apricot, citrusy hips - nothing overwhelming here. High drinkability. ---Rated via Beer Buddy App

3.8
DruncanVeasey (8426) - Nr 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.

3.8
Strykzone (7799) - 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.

3.8
ben4321 (6830) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Draft at Taplands, 5/18/16 - Santa Clara Electric Tower - Orange pour with s thick, creamy head and strong lacing. Pine and mango hop aroma. Fairly bitter as well. Finishes smooth and dry.


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