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Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

279 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Overlord on 03-15-2009)
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Reviews by vertigelt1:
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vertigelt1

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a short-stemmed wine glass

My first Karl Strauss after moving back to CA from TX. Was less impressed than I expected to be.

A - poured a clear, bright copper/dark orange with thin (almost a finger) but foamy, whitish head which dissipated quickly but left a nice ring of lacing at the top of the glass.

S - nowhere near the hops I'd expect from a San Diego IPA. A bit of bready pine.

T - Bready with slight acidity. TINY bit of bitterness from piny hops. Almost tasted more like a Belgian wit than an IPA.

M - full-bodied and refreshingly crisp in carbonation

D - I'll drink the 6-pack over a few nights, but I'm rather disappointed in the brew. There's not a lot of character to it that really draws me back to the glass. It's not awful, but there's just not compelling, either.

Overall, a fairly bland IPA which I doubt I'll ever try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 03:12:11 | More by vertigelt1
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Poured a hazy brassy hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a muddling if pine and citrus and a heft caramel.

The taste was malt driven with a secondary hop presence at the finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a decent drinkable IPA.

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Best IPA I have had in a while. One of the few "true IPAs" around these days, other than from Britain. It’s a traditional style IPA, which might explain the low ratings on here. I doubt most hipsters or American beer drinkers would know what a classic IPA is supposed to taste like. You can tell right away from the carbonation and the pale color. This is no "American Style IPA" but rather the classic style IPA. Which surprises the heck out of me coming from San Diego. Glad at least one American brewery had the cajones to go with the classic rather then trendy/modern style. Hat’s off to them for that. I don’t want to speculate too much, but I would bet the brewmaster studied the traditional English IPAs well. Don't get me wrong, I like some of the modern American IPAs, but it is just so rare to find a more traditional one. Nothing like it.

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Pours hazy orange with a nice two finger fluffy white head. It keeps popping away leaving a nice small white cap, lots of traces on the class afterwards.
Lots of pine, with a caramel malt backbone. Lime, pineapple, unripe mango, grapefruit and tangerines follow. Nice show of hops, at least in the smell.
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Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.