Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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5/5 rDev +37%
Best IPA I have had in a while. One of the few "true IPAs" around these days, other than from Britain. It’s a traditional style IPA, which might explain the low ratings on here. I doubt most hipsters or American beer drinkers would know what a classic IPA is supposed to taste like. You can tell right away from the carbonation and the pale color. This is no "American Style IPA" but rather the classic style IPA. Which surprises the heck out of me coming from San Diego. Glad at least one American brewery had the cajones to go with the classic rather then trendy/modern style. Hat’s off to them for that. I don’t want to speculate too much, but I would bet the brewmaster studied the traditional English IPAs well. Don't get me wrong, I like some of the modern American IPAs, but it is just so rare to find a more traditional one. Nothing like it.
06-22-2014 05:46:57 | More by at7000
5/5 rDev +37%
A beautiful grapefruit peel smell that also transcends into taste. A solid lacing throughout. A solid head that dissipates quickly. One of the best and freshest tasting IPA's i have ever tasted A refreshing; yet dry IPA. Highly session-able and highly recommended.
11-13-2011 07:44:20 | More by Ryan805Beer
4.72/5 rDev +29.3%
This is my favorite IPA. I tried this IPA in a six pack and thought it was exceptional. So I ordered a pony keg of it for my kegerator. Usually, after two or three weeks of drinking the same beer, you notice every flaw and fault, and eventually the great beers just become good. This IPA is the exception for my personal tastes. Three Ponies later and I'm still a huge fan because of it's unique balanced taste.
A: Copper-Blonde and clear. Heavy lacing and frothy head that remains.
S: Grapefruit, Citrus, bready, and floral. Hint of Honey-Suckle
T: Starts with Floral and finishes with Malty.
M: Moderately Hoppy bite but smooth finish.
O: In my opinion, a masterfully balanced IPA that hits several different notes to enjoy. Not your average heavy-handed IPA (even though i enjoy the heaviest hop-stupid treats now and then), more of a journey beer that keeps you in the clouds.
04-21-2011 21:55:36 | More by DrLasers
4.61/5 rDev +26.3%
Love the sweetness in this beer, peach, pineapple is a strong force in this beer. The smell is sweet. Not very piney, very sweet. Better than expected.
Appearance: a light, clear amber-gold colour with a thin, frothy head. Minimal retention and lacing.
Aroma: definite citrus and pine on the nose.
Just good a good IPA
10-26-2013 08:21:56 | More by Celtics17
4.53/5 rDev +24.1%
Had on tap at LAX brewhouse, after a series of Utah beer drinking that left me wanting something with oomph
A: very thin creamy head; dark amber, relatively clear; streaks of lacing
S: very inviting hopped aroma; pine and grass
T: very solid, complex IPA; grass, hops, very bitter; not sweet ; mealy and enjoyable
Comes down as a solid, exemplary IPA; great brew!
04-22-2012 03:38:53 | More by Arithmeticus
4.5/5 rDev +23.3%
Have had this one on tap several times. Good beer.
A: Nice golden color. Nice two finger head on it. Stays around for a while.
S: Nice and hoppy. Citrus notes. Melon, and mild fruit.
T: The hop kicks in with the smell, and goes down citrusy.
M: Bold hoppy, and milky. Love this one.
O: Great beer on tap and straight out of the bottle.
06-28-2011 00:31:13 | More by Armand
4.43/5 rDev +21.4%
Appearance: off-white colored head. Amber in color.
Aroma: hoppy, pine - maybe some malt
Taste: Hoppy/piney but balanced - not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.
Drinkability: Nice, great beer. Session style beer. I really enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2010 23:57:03 | More by DennisD
4.33/5 rDev +18.6%
I have to say I am enjoying Strauss more and more lately...
A - Pretty, slightly murky hone, off white .5 inch head, leaves to ring with lots of spotty lace.
S - Sharp hops and sweet malt are inviting.
T - Malt is first. Creamy caramel, balanced well with the hops.
M - Creamy, nicely carbed, well balanced.
D - Easily sessionable.
05-03-2010 02:25:42 | More by srandycarter
4.33/5 rDev +18.6%
Most other reviews seem accurate - piney hops with subtle citrus, pleasant maltiness in taste and aroma, floral hoppy finish - so I'll be brief. Hop flavor lingers into the aftertaste, without being harsh. Struck me as tasting aged, in the good way. An interesting IPA.
11-09-2010 03:42:27 | More by mfaulk
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.