Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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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
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...
11-11-2011 21:58:12 | More by comfortablynumb1
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
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
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.