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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
83
good

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | 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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Phelps

Arizona

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Looks: like new pennies. The beer is a beautiful shade of clear copper. A frothy head of grayish-white about half a finger recedes to a thick, foamy layer that never really leaves and deposits large walls of spattered lace as I drink.

Smells: like bright citrusy orange, strawberry, pineapple and grass, along with some light honey sweetness.

Tastes: maltier and toastier than the nose would suggest. I'd almost classify this as a red or hoppy amber with these flavors. Toast, bakery bread and a light nuttiness all show themselves. The hops are an afterthought, offering a slight pop of pithy orange and grapefruit. Acrid bitterness tickles the back sides of the tongue.

Feels: medium-light in body with a muted carbonation. Just a bit watery and runny.

Drinks: like exceeded expectations. I hadn't banked on much performance out of this one, but was pleasantly surprised. A nice, solid IPA that paired very well with fish tacos.

09-12-2010 19:34:36 | More by Phelps
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

This is definitely an interesting IPA. A bit too much perfume on the flavor profile (does that make any sense?), and the balance is leaning too towards tangy, but it works. A smooth and pleasant IPA, though not overly intense (which is fine). Dig-able.

05-09-2012 04:17:58 | More by RblWthACoz
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TheMarkE

California

3.79/5  rDev +3.8%

Appearance: Cloudy gold with a huge head of foam and excellent lacing. Tons of carbonation. Way too much carbonation.

Smell: Grapefruit, caramel, pineapple, lemon.

Taste: Citrus, caramel, and grassy malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and creamy, with a bitter hop aftertaste.

The Verdict: Pretty good. It offers a huge aroma but the flavors are well balanced and muted. My only real complaint is the over carbonation- no matter how perfect the pour, half the glass was foam with each bottle.

04-14-2014 18:13:43 | More by TheMarkE
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comfortablynumb1

California

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

My go to beer when I take the family to Sea World. Figured it's probably time to give this one a review...

Poured from a bomber into a RR snifter...

A - Pours a light honey with a one finger off white head. Head retention is only decent at best, but there is a good amount of sticky lacing to be had...

S - Citrus fruits, pine, and a touch of sweet malts. All in all, pretty docile...

T - Caramel up front followed by grapefruit. Finishes with pine and some lingering grapefruit. Abv is very well hidden...

M - Very smooth. Sits on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation, and a fairly dry finish...

O - Not an exceptional, or top notch IPA, but still a solid brew for the price. Goes down super smooth, and it is available at various places in the area, so I find myself drinking these on a fairly regular basis when the family and I are out...

Cheers...

11-11-2011 21:58:12 | More by comfortablynumb1
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SmashPants

Australia

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-07-2012 01:54:15 | More by InfernoBoss
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

01-18-2014 23:53:21 | More by fthegiants
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bona2vada


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2012 16:08:43 | More by bona2vada
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-07-2012 03:06:50 | More by Hardcore
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DanE

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-09-2012 14:09:52 | More by DanE
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kmoen

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-18-2014 02:55:16 | More by kmoen
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mrcraft

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2014 02:11:55 | More by mrcraft
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12oz bottle (no date) poured into a tumbler glass.

Appearance: Hazy copper-amber color. Thin off white head. Good strands and dots of persistent lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit citrus and pine almost solely, but not a strong aroma.

Taste: Very hoppy. Pine, grapefruit dominate. Barest hint of malt balance in here but predominately bitter with a lingering bitter hop finish at the end. Good for an AIPA.

Mouthfeel: Lots of hop resin sticking to the teeth on this tone, but with enough carbonation to pull it off the teeth later.

Overall / Drinkability: Very typical west coast AIPA. A good beer, quite drinkable.

03-26-2012 05:48:18 | More by damndirtyape
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DrewShalvoy

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

10-26-2013 00:41:40 | More by DrewShalvoy
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-28-2012 02:14:10 | More by swaghawk
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-24-2013 19:05:58 | More by Braz
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gshak

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-09-2013 07:34:18 | More by gshak
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WestCoastBrew2

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-18-2012 14:30:32 | More by SocalKicks
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vma

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-24-2014 06:41:54 | More by vma
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magpieken

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

08-24-2013 19:01:21 | More by magpieken
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Drop_Knowledge

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-28-2014 03:22:25 | More by Drop_Knowledge
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cherche

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-06-2014 01:43:41 | More by cherche
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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