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Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA

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82
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279 Ratings
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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 19 | 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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somnus

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2012 19:38:42 | More by somnus
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onewetpaw

Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft in San Diego.

A. Citrus hop assault with tons of tangerine notes

A. Light amber, brilliantly clear. One finger head with lacing persisting on the glass.

T. A firm bitterness underlies the citrus hop flavors. No harshness noted. No perceivable off-flavors to my palette. The malts are not very perceptible. This is a decidedly hop forward West Coast IPA.

M. Average carbonation for style. Dry finish.

O. A pleasant surprise on my trip to San Diego. This stood up well to the better known beers from Stone and Ballast Point I also had.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2012 13:03:44 | More by onewetpaw
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StoicBeast

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-25-2012 09:37:25 | More by StoicBeast
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timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 02:54:47 | More by timtwoface
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TaySuth

California

3.13/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 06:21:00 | More by TaySuth
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iskeptopotamus

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-15-2012 07:54:51 | More by iskeptopotamus
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jdougherty

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-15-2012 04:28:38 | More by jdougherty
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Scout11

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

02-07-2012 04:04:48 | More by Scout11
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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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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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codynevels

California

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-01-2012 05:42:57 | More by codynevels
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likeemdark

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2012 14:36:35 | More by likeemdark
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-26-2012 03:52:45 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at Top of the Market San Diego.

A: Served a lovely, hazy honey color with 1/2 a finger of bright white foam on top. Retention was excellent and this sucker left an almost solid curtain of lace to coat the inside of the glass.

S: Mostly pine sap with a touch of caramel sweetness. Also picked up a bit of citrus rind.

T: Alot like above with some tangerine, childrens aspirin, and pine bough.

M: Loads of hop oils with a nice, tingly dryness that comes on pretty strong midway through. Astringent.

O: A very enjoyable, everyday AIPA. Looks like a fresh draft pour of this is the way to go.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 15:03:32 | More by GbVDave
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-08-2012 18:39:59 | More by acurtis
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MEOGDEN

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-06-2012 20:37:15 | More by MEOGDEN
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Stoffel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2012 04:23:17 | More by Stoffel
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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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QuadrupleIPA

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2012 20:47:14 | More by QuadrupleIPA
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hawkmage

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-31-2011 04:57:03 | More by hawkmage
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heresy22

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours medium amber with adequate head and lacing. Grassy hop aroma, with some caramel, not exactly the citrus-pine pungency you expect from a better IPA. Some citrus fruits, grass and berry taste. Medium mouthfeel, dry finish, kind of a nasty oversweet aftertaste. Dissapointing for a San Diego IPA, at least it's cheap. Certainly not in the same class as Green Flash, Stone, Ballast Point, etc.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 22:23:11 | More by coldriver
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nanobrew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2011 17:40:30 | More by nanobrew
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.