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Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA

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298 Ratings
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Ratings: 298
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 28 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Rule870, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of flydudehsv
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent beer from Karl Strauss. Light amber color with a thin head. Aroma of malt and citra hops. Sweet malt with a hop aftertaste of citrus and grass. Pretty balanced for an IPA although didn't quite have the kick like some other SD IPA's. Still a good beer I'd get again.

flydudehsv, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mhaugo, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

BlackTuesday, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, but somewhat sunwashed amber color with a sturdy cap that splashes dots of lacing

Smell: Balanced aroma of caramel malt with tangerine and pine

Taste: Caramel opening with a growing tangerine and pine bitterness that evens things out by mid-palate; after the swallow, the sweeter malt flavors tend to dominate but there are plenty of hop elements that continue into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: While this isn't in the top echelon of San Diego IPAs, it is a big improvement over Stargazer and can certainly hold its own, particularly for those that seek a little balancing malt sweetness

Thanks, BevmoIan, for the opportunity and, mrmiles, for the chance to revisit

brentk56, Dec 20, 2009
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

MacHeadBeer, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

TrojanWheels, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

shagal, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Pillowhead, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

mdterps, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

heresy22, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Troublebar, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

rinhaak, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of drpimento
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good IPA. I’m here for San Diego Beer Week and just had their special Heavy Pettie Double IPA which, according to claims is more bitter, but seems less. This beer was served in a pint shaker with a decent, fine, foamy, off white head that soon settled down and a lots of fine lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is hop, malt, resin, a little barn. caramel. Flavor’s much the same with more impact. Balance is heavy in favor of bitter, quite dry, and some good carbonic tang. Body & carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor and has long legs. If you get a chance go for the Heavy Pettie. This’ll do instead if ye caint.

drpimento, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

pxc13, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

WillieBeamen, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Brewt, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

camelgar, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

ineva, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Seanibus
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a pleasant and refreshing IPA (is it fair to review after mowing the lawn, though? Maybe that helped my impression).

Pours a clear yellow with a decent head and mild lacing. The aroma is fresh and sharp, with citrusy hops and a piny under current. The flavor is mostly hop, with a bright lemony hops, with a gentle pilsnery malt backbone. The mounthfeel is prickly with a pleasant piney bitterness clinging to the back of the mouth.

Easy drinking and attractive.

Seanibus, Jun 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

hpthebull, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Yello5, May 01, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.
Taste starts citrusy, lots of lemon, some sweet tangerines, some peach, some tropical notes, overall a nice fruitiness that pairs well with the mild caramel maltiness. A kick of pine follows, spicy hops that build up a strong bitterness (some bitter citrus peel helps), not overbearing tho. Dry finish, big hoppy aftertaste.
Medium body, somewhat smooth, with medium carbonation. Dry finish and aftertaste, lots of green hoppiness, hides the alcohol nicely.
Not a complete hop bomb, nicely balanced, tasty, easy to drink. Wouldn't mind having some more of this!

dcmchew, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

jrnyc, Nov 19, 2011
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 298 ratings.