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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: 107
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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ladofmanor

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

03-09-2013 04:47:50 | More by ladofmanor
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SmashPants

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: decent 355mL brown bottle. Pretty average craft label.

Appearance: a light, clear amber-gold colour with a thin, frothy head. Minimal retention and lacing.

Aroma: definite citrus and pine on the nose. Quite bitter hops - fairly mild aroma for n AIPA though.

Taste: at first I was a bit turned off due to the extremely bitter hops. The more I got into it, however, the better it was. A good blend of light malt, spices and that fair whack of hop bitterness. Not really a discernible flavour, but just bitter - standard AIPA stuff.

Aftertaste: the bitterness drops quite a bit, and is accompanied by a lovely caramel malt flavour.

Mouth feel: when I started drinking, I hadn't let the beer warm enough (it was approx 5 degrees), so it appeared there was to much carbonation. When it got to the correct temperature of approx 10 degrees, the body is light to moderate, and the carbonation is just enough to carry the flavour through.

Overall: this is a pretty good American IPA - plenty of flavour to go with the bittering hops - for a reasonable price of AU$60 a case (2013). After Red Trolley and Pintail Pale, I didn't think Karl Strauss would get one done - but this one does.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 10:53:25 | More by SmashPants
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MCain04

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired as an extra in a trade, thanks WestCoastBrew2 for a great trade. This was poured into a 12oz Hop Leaf Tulip. Looks to be about 2 months fresh.

Appearance: Clear amber, 2 finger white head with moderate retention and lacing.

Smell: Fruity! Exploding with mango, pineapple, strawberry, orange, and grapefruit. Some pine as well.

Taste: Huge letdown after that nose! No fruity or piney hops at all. Pretty stale-tasting actually. No real hop flavor, some bitterness on the end, moderately malty. No alcohol taste present.

Mouthfeel: A bit over-carbonated. Otherwise average body with mildly dry finish.

Overall: If I was the brewer, I would pat myself on the back for the hop profile added late in the brew contributing to that nose. However, it's just a let-down on the taste. Needs some work, but could be a good IPA if the hop recipe was adjusted.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 03:59:31 | More by MCain04
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johnhenryconway


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-12-2013 04:16:42 | More by johnhenryconway
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WestCoastBrew2

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-07-2013 02:11:37 | More by WestCoastBrew2
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Devinph

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-06-2013 05:34:21 | More by Devinph
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-05-2013 23:48:17 | More by gatornation
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apg1014

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-04-2013 16:46:01 | More by apg1014
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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flydudehsv

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 09:46:03 | More by flydudehsv
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OMsweetOM

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-24-2013 07:27:48 | More by OMsweetOM
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cloudydoug


1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

01-14-2013 00:46:33 | More by cloudydoug
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MacHeadBeer

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2013 21:38:58 | More by MaltAndHopsFC
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-21-2012 02:18:23 | More by likesbeer
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HalfFull

California

3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler into a pint glass, the Tower 10 pours a clear amberish golden. Carbonation is a bit light but one never knows with a growler really. Does develop a cap and drop off some scattered lacing. Offers nice clarity.

Touch of subtle caramel on the nose along with a nice hop presence. Lightly piney and with some background citrus. Not too earthy and more like a thin tangerine at times and a bit spicy through the foam when first poured.

Favor is a bit thin relative to the aroma with pale malts and just a hint of spice on the back. Offers a decent carbonation yet there is a lack of supportive bitterness on the close. Offers a nice hoppy aroma initially, getting subdued with time. Touch of citric bitterness on the close is brief and lacks any malt depth. Average to perhaps a slightly thin feel. A smooth and hoppy pale ale for my palette, well done yet cautious....But then this is a beer for the masses, and not for the die hard IPA seeker..

Serving type: growler

12-19-2012 04:32:45 | More by HalfFull
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-11-2012 23:48:39 | More by MrD
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tgreenwood4

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-11-2012 08:26:47 | More by tgreenwood4
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ambruns1979

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2012 01:42:18 | More by ambruns1979
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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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ThePaleRider

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A mixture between honey and amber in color. Decent, white one finger head that actually took a while to settle down leaving some legs on the glass.

S - Very floral, and kind of a tropical sweetness to it. Doesn't smell like a hop blast as there are a good amount of malts lingering around.

T - Pretty bitter without having much flavor in the way of hops. Surprised the hops aren't as fruity/sweet as the beer smells. Lots of malts on the back end, almost finishes like a pilsner. After taste lingers around for a while, which isn't that great.

M - Medium bodied with an impressive amount of carbonation. I actually wish more breweries would have this much carbonation in their IPA's.

O - Just an ok beer. For an IPA the price is right, but could really benefit from adding a little citrus or pine into the mix.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 06:47:49 | More by ThePaleRider
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-17-2012 02:58:26 | More by t0rin0
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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