Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThreeWiseMen:
3.1/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Ordered this at the San Diego International Airport a little over a week ago. Following review based on notes taken at that time.
Served in a 20oz. hefeweizen glass.
Appearance: Arrived with a half inch of fluffy, off-white head on top. The body was crystal clear and orange-gold in color. Decent head retention and lacing. Suits the style guidelines well.
Smell: Pineapple, caramel, and pine resin. Possibly some lime in there too - hard to say. Very simple and straightforward, mild as well.
Taste: Heavy pine and earth smack the pallet early, and cling deep into the aftertaste. Caramel malts add some mild sweetness, but this IPA is all about singular, heavy-handed bitterness. Very little complexity.
Mouthfeel: A bit lighter in body than your average IPA, and probably drier too. Prickly and somewhat resinous on the pallet, with a long, lingering, bitter aftertaste. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: A mediocre and forgettable IPA, but it worked out decently in this situation (waiting on a delayed flight in the airport).
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2011 19:38:45 | More by ThreeWiseMen
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Cloudy gold with a huge head of foam and excellent lacing. Tons of carbonation. Way too much carbonation.
Smell: Grapefruit, caramel, pineapple, lemon.
Taste: Citrus, caramel, and grassy malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy, with a bitter hop aftertaste.
The Verdict: Pretty good. It offers a huge aroma but the flavors are well balanced and muted. My only real complaint is the over carbonation- no matter how perfect the pour, half the glass was foam with each bottle.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 18:13:43 | More by TheMarkE
3.89/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle; into a tumbler.
Appearance - gold, cloudy; thin, foamy head that leaves decent lacing.
Smell - pineapple and mango, faint juicy fruit.
Taste - not bad, but falls short of the nose, lacking with a strong pineapple and mango presence. A bit too boozy after it sits.
Feel - this goes from an enjoyable, drinkable IPA, to a weird after taste, funky IPA.
Overall - I'm in and out on this one...which means I'm out. Too funky when it's all said and done.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 04:48:27 | More by DenverHopHead
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.