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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

302 Ratings
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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

tpauer, Jul 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37%

Felipe_Lovio, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

somalley26, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of plaid75
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy brassy hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a muddling if pine and citrus and a heft caramel.

The taste was malt driven with a secondary hop presence at the finish.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a decent drinkable IPA.

plaid75, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

BreweryRun, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

the_encinitan, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

TaylorIPA19, Jul 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

cherche, Jul 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

givemeastout, Jul 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Dem3pigs, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37%

Kaleh001, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mrcraft, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of anon
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Karl strauss temecula. Pours a clear very light copper, more on the yellow end of the spectrum. Nice big head And lacing that sticks around the whole ride through.

Lots of citrus in the aroma, hop forward.

Taste is citrus hops, very nice balance of bitterness in this one. Definitely easy to drink and sessionable. Slight caramel and a bready hint in the back end. Delicious.

Surprised at the relatively low rating on here. Definitely a decent brew. I'll surely be having this one again.

anon, Jun 23, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

Zzigg92, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of at7000
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

at7000, Jun 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Obsidian, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ortie, Jun 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

Noodleboyg, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kerry4porters, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jesus808, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with a nice two finger fluffy white head. It keeps popping away leaving a nice small white cap, lots of traces on the class afterwards.
Lots of pine, with a caramel malt backbone. Lime, pineapple, unripe mango, grapefruit and tangerines follow. Nice show of hops, at least in the smell.
Taste starts citrusy, lots of lemon, some sweet tangerines, some peach, some tropical notes, overall a nice fruitiness that pairs well with the mild caramel maltiness. A kick of pine follows, spicy hops that build up a strong bitterness (some bitter citrus peel helps), not overbearing tho. Dry finish, big hoppy aftertaste.
Medium body, somewhat smooth, with medium carbonation. Dry finish and aftertaste, lots of green hoppiness, hides the alcohol nicely.
Not a complete hop bomb, nicely balanced, tasty, easy to drink. Wouldn't mind having some more of this!

dcmchew, Jun 02, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

lehueve, May 13, 2014
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.