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Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA

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83
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358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 10
Gots: 54 | 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:
Beer added by: Overlord on 03-15-2009

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Photo of drjman
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BeerAmbassador
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a copper orange color with a frothy white head that offers little retention, but a bit of lacing. Smells like crystal malt a bit of citrus hop aroma bit the malt dominates. I actually had a strong aroma association of being at the home brew store with this beer. It reminds me of the malt bins and cracking grain in the mill. Not an unpleasant odor, but not one you expect from a west coast IPA either. Malty and full bodied on the palate this beer starts with a little caramel sweetness and finishes with some non desrcript bitterness. Overall not my favorite IPA but for 3.99 for the bomber I am not too worried about it.

Photo of jamesod
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cobrabob428
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of marvmoreno
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Muggins25
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of joe_hurd
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Geobus
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jmgault1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WestCoastBrew2
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Chopman50
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sunny289
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Lard_City
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of iSrALE
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Roeters
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at the La Jolla, Strauss Brewery
A: Pours a golden/copper with a thin white head (by the time the server dropped it off at the table) nice lacing throughout the pint.
S: Piney, floral and a little earthy hop aromas with a bready malt base
T: Similar to the smell, mostly piney hops with a good hop base
M: medium body with a moderate level of carbonation
D: Well built American IPA, more of a balance between the hop bitterness and the malt base, so this is not the typical west coast IPA

Photo of brugsbeertje
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jsanmarco
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Sicem99
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of timtwoface
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I travelled to San Diego for the first time since the 80's just last week, and upon learning of their growing craft brewery culture, I had to experience it once I was down there.

I had this on tap at the Karl Strauss brewery in Downtown SD and very much enjoyed it. It was very similar to other IPAs I've had over the years, and that's a good thing, as it featured all the aspects I like: it was clean, crisp, was nicely hopped but very flavourful as well.

If I were in the San Diego area I would look this one up again, definitely.

Photo of TaySuth
3.08/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Nice amber color with a one finger head that hangs around for a while before receding down to a ring with some good lacing.

Smell: Not overly aromatic. Hops are the most prominent aroma with citrus and a hint of pine. Some malt character in the background. Not very impressive but not bad.

Taste: The flavor is better than the appearance and smell led me to believe. Good bitterness with a rather smooth finish. Hops flavor is well balanced with the grains.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation with a body that is slightly on the heavy side.

Overall: An interesting, yet pretty average IPA in my opinion. Definitely not bad but not something that I would seek out again.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.