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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
83
good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | 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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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-10-2011 16:50:45 | More by mhaugo
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BlackTuesday

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-02-2014 03:55:32 | More by BlackTuesday
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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

12-20-2009 13:24:43 | More by brentk56
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MacHeadBeer

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-13-2013 01:26:16 | More by MacHeadBeer
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-19-2012 17:50:02 | More by TrojanWheels
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-23-2012 04:49:09 | More by shagal
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Pillowhead

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-14-2011 18:18:26 | More by Pillowhead
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mdterps

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-03-2013 02:51:54 | More by mdterps
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heresy22

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-30-2011 04:25:43 | More by heresy22
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Troublebar

China

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-29-2014 11:24:22 | More by Troublebar
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-29-2011 03:15:16 | More by rinhaak
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

11-20-2011 00:43:22 | More by drpimento
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pxc13


4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-11-2014 20:22:17 | More by pxc13
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WillieBeamen


4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-02-2014 02:10:47 | More by WillieBeamen
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Brewt

Australia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-12-2013 06:39:57 | More by Brewt
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camelgar

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-17-2013 06:32:37 | More by camelgar
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-09-2012 05:08:01 | More by iL0VEbeer
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ineva

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-18-2011 01:43:34 | More by ineva
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Seanibus

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

06-08-2011 23:32:43 | More by Seanibus
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hpthebull

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-04-2012 05:33:34 | More by hpthebull
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Yello5

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-01-2013 22:04:13 | More by Yello5
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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!

06-02-2014 17:08:31 | More by dcmchew
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jrnyc

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-19-2011 00:37:35 | More by jrnyc
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-30-2012 01:46:03 | More by KalanM
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-26-2012 03:52:45 | More by OleJohnnieAle
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.