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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

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 18 | 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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jmgault1

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-10-2013 04:35:57 | More by jmgault1
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doktorhops

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tower 10, let's hope it's a 10 out of 10. Bad joke aside I'm always keen to taste what our American brethren produce; they may have a crappy health care system, screwed up gun laws, and overall lack any form of tact when it comes to international diplomatic situations, but the USA does one thing well: craft beer. And with that my taste buds stand to boldly taste where no bud has tasted before [cue Tongue Trek theme].

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Nice and heady. The 2cm dense white head on this brew towers over the hazy bottle-conditioned burnt orange body like the aforementioned tower... *ticks box*

S: Citrus, pine and toasted malt, it has them in spades. There is also a nice sharp acidity to the aroma.

T: Quite ordinary here. Toasted malt base with bitter pine hops, bitter citric hops followed by the bitterness of an orange rind... Oh and did I mention it was bitter? Yes? OK it's bitter, not mouth-smashingly-tastebud-crashingly bitter but bitter enough to be noticed, which in itself is alright but it's missing more flavours, something else, stone-fruits or herbaceous tang would have been great additions, as it stands its a half beer in flavourland.

M: Here is where Tower 10 shines: a mid to heavy resinous body with some tight packed carbonation, nice.

D: I would easily smash a session on this if it was more flavour complex. That is it. Not much else to say. Otherwise a good drop.

Food match: Anti-bitter is my first suggestion... wait, I'm just being told that anti-bitter hasn't been invented yet. Right, something else, dessert would be a best bet (if you're drinking this you would likely be at the dessert phase of the meal anyway), caramelised pears with a fennel jus and crème Chantilly.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 08:39:42 | More by doktorhops
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2013 05:54:22 | More by jenray
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2012 00:46:43 | More by xnicknj
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fox227

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2012 22:20:42 | More by fox227
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TheHouseplant


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-14-2014 01:38:08 | More by TheHouseplant
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nanobrew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2011 17:40:30 | More by nanobrew
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yoitsarch

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-13-2012 03:29:58 | More by yoitsarch
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tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-19-2012 15:44:01 | More by tbeq00
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KyleRV

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-30-2014 03:40:29 | More by KyleRV
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Chopman50

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-15-2012 17:29:29 | More by Chopman50
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2013 04:40:34 | More by BodiesLexus
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Wuzawuza

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-31-2013 22:37:46 | More by Wuzawuza
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-28-2013 16:25:48 | More by GraduatedCashew
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2014 00:19:15 | More by tastymug
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-25-2013 03:30:27 | More by BeerOps
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-14-2013 04:32:14 | More by Smarty_Pints
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-05-2012 05:42:09 | More by SpillyBeers
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AWL

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-08-2012 19:02:36 | More by AWL
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Goobastic

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-16-2013 20:25:29 | More by Goobastic
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plaid75

New York

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 01:19:15 | More by plaid75
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MiScusi

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Phileas Fogg's in Poway. Pours a clear dark orange with a little bit of red in it. Standard head of foam, nothing out of the ordinary there. This is definitely more of a "balanced" IPA if you will, but it still has a nice hop flavor. Somewhat citrusy, somewhat earthy and floral. Not as dry as most San Diego IPA's / Pale ales.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2010 19:35:07 | More by MiScusi
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BilbosNuts

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow/ light amber color. It has a small white head that fades quickly and leaves some light lacing. It appears to have some light carbonation.

S: The smell consists of a heavy herbal scent and a strong citrus character. It is decently hoppy considering it is an IPA. It also has some hints of sweetness.

T: The first thing that is noticeable is the nice bite of hoppiness. It has a nice bitterness for an IPA. There is also a unique sense of light caramel-like taste.

M: It kind of has a dry feel to it. It isn't overbearing and leaves you wanting more. It leaves a nice crisp finish and isn't too carbonated.

D: Overall it is a nice example of an IPA. It has the bitterness and crispness from the hops that is expected from an IPA. A nice take on the style that I would like to try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 22:30:02 | More by BilbosNuts
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Popp24

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into tulip.

A - Amber with white head that goes away quick.

S - I smell more malts than hops. Nothing else really here.

T - Starts malty and kinda soapy and finishes with bitterness from hops.

M - Probably the best part. Kinda oily and glides down easy.

O - Not bad but nothing I would seek out in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 04:44:42 | More by Popp24
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a pretty lookin' copper color with a fluffy white head and sticky sheets of lacing.

S: Quite a bready nose for a San Diego brewed IPA. The hop character is piney and floral without much of the citrus that we're all so fond of.

T: Like the nose would indicate, this does not seem to be an overly hoppy IPA. The piney bitterness is the primary contribution, but like the nose, bready malts really dominate here.

M: The body is medium with a somewhat mild level of carbonation for an IPA, maybe even a bit "flat".

D: Certainly not one of the better San Diego IPAs, but for an average brewpub, it's not too shabby.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 01:16:31 | More by womencantsail
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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