1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

312 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 312
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 312 | Reviews: 109 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +3%

orangesol, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle; into a tumbler.
Appearance - gold, cloudy; thin, foamy head that leaves decent lacing.
Smell - pineapple and mango, faint juicy fruit.
Taste - not bad, but falls short of the nose, lacking with a strong pineapple and mango presence. A bit too boozy after it sits.
Feel - this goes from an enjoyable, drinkable IPA, to a weird after taste, funky IPA.
Overall - I'm in and out on this one...which means I'm out. Too funky when it's all said and done.

DenverHopHead, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Mackenzie_Gloven
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Mackenzie_Gloven, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of arfenhouse
3.75/5  rDev +3%

arfenhouse, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev +3%

vfgccp, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of R_J_FearNoBeer
3.75/5  rDev +3%

R_J_FearNoBeer, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of KyleRV
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

KyleRV, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Vigilante
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Vigilante, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of Rwalford74
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Rwalford74, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +3%

fthegiants, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of harsley
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

harsley, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Beer21
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Beer21, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of MSL94
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

MSL94, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of BDeibs
3.75/5  rDev +3%

BDeibs, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of jenray
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

jenray, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Goobastic
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Goobastic, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Eighty
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Eighty, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of freshflesh
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of ccrida
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is dark gold with a white head leaving nice lace.

Smell is a little caramel and citrus, didn't open up much.

Taste is earthy and stemmy hops, big bitterness. Some pine. A little nectarine peaks through the alpha acids, the sweetness a bit more prominent after my palate adjusts to the IBUs. Got some nice fresh hop resins as it warmed.

Mouthfeel is very oily, dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good, a fiercely bitter IPA. I prefer more hop flavors though.

ccrida, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes

Appearance: Nice golden color, good white head

Smell: Very citrusy and sweet, grapefruit and lemony hops

Taste: Grapefruit, hoppy bitterness, biscuity malt, and some earthiness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, full carbonation

Overall: Good but not outstanding. A good standby at Karl Strauss

MadCat, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev +3%

MarioM, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of marvmoreno
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

marvmoreno, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of hnandez
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

hnandez, Nov 05, 2013
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.