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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
82
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278 Ratings
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%
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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dansmcd

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear bright copper beneath two fingers of fizzy porous head and spotty lacing.

S - Faint passionfruit, orange, mild hop aromas.

T - Fruity hops, passionfruit and citrus, Fanta with a hint of pine in the finish. Very tame on the IBUs.

M - High carbonation, light to medium body.

O - Seems more of a APA than IPA considering the lack of bitterness, but pleasant enough.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 08:47:56 | More by dansmcd
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jmgault1

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-10-2013 04:35:57 | More by jmgault1
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doktorhops

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Tower 10, let's hope it's a 10 out of 10. Bad joke aside I'm always keen to taste what our American brethren produce; they may have a crappy health care system, screwed up gun laws, and overall lack any form of tact when it comes to international diplomatic situations, but the USA does one thing well: craft beer. And with that my taste buds stand to boldly taste where no bud has tasted before [cue Tongue Trek theme].

Poured from a 355ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Nice and heady. The 2cm dense white head on this brew towers over the hazy bottle-conditioned burnt orange body like the aforementioned tower... *ticks box*

S: Citrus, pine and toasted malt, it has them in spades. There is also a nice sharp acidity to the aroma.

T: Quite ordinary here. Toasted malt base with bitter pine hops, bitter citric hops followed by the bitterness of an orange rind... Oh and did I mention it was bitter? Yes? OK it's bitter, not mouth-smashingly-tastebud-crashingly bitter but bitter enough to be noticed, which in itself is alright but it's missing more flavours, something else, stone-fruits or herbaceous tang would have been great additions, as it stands its a half beer in flavourland.

M: Here is where Tower 10 shines: a mid to heavy resinous body with some tight packed carbonation, nice.

D: I would easily smash a session on this if it was more flavour complex. That is it. Not much else to say. Otherwise a good drop.

Food match: Anti-bitter is my first suggestion... wait, I'm just being told that anti-bitter hasn't been invented yet. Right, something else, dessert would be a best bet (if you're drinking this you would likely be at the dessert phase of the meal anyway), caramelised pears with a fennel jus and crème Chantilly.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 08:39:42 | More by doktorhops
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 05:54:22 | More by jenray
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-01-2012 00:46:43 | More by xnicknj
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fox227

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-04-2012 22:20:42 | More by fox227
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TheHouseplant


3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-14-2014 01:38:08 | More by TheHouseplant
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nanobrew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-23-2011 17:40:30 | More by nanobrew
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yoitsarch

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2012 03:29:58 | More by yoitsarch
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tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-19-2012 15:44:01 | More by tbeq00
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KyleRV

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-30-2014 03:40:29 | More by KyleRV
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Chopman50

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-15-2012 17:29:29 | More by Chopman50
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-03-2013 04:40:34 | More by BodiesLexus
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Wuzawuza

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-31-2013 22:37:46 | More by Wuzawuza
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-28-2013 16:25:48 | More by GraduatedCashew
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-24-2014 00:19:15 | More by tastymug
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-25-2013 03:30:27 | More by BeerOps
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-14-2013 04:32:14 | More by Smarty_Pints
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-05-2012 05:42:09 | More by SpillyBeers
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AWL

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-08-2012 19:02:36 | More by AWL
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Goobastic

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-16-2013 20:25:29 | More by Goobastic
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plaid75

New York

3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 01:19:15 | More by plaid75
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MiScusi

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Phileas Fogg's in Poway. Pours a clear dark orange with a little bit of red in it. Standard head of foam, nothing out of the ordinary there. This is definitely more of a "balanced" IPA if you will, but it still has a nice hop flavor. Somewhat citrusy, somewhat earthy and floral. Not as dry as most San Diego IPA's / Pale ales.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2010 19:35:07 | More by MiScusi
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BilbosNuts

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow/ light amber color. It has a small white head that fades quickly and leaves some light lacing. It appears to have some light carbonation.

S: The smell consists of a heavy herbal scent and a strong citrus character. It is decently hoppy considering it is an IPA. It also has some hints of sweetness.

T: The first thing that is noticeable is the nice bite of hoppiness. It has a nice bitterness for an IPA. There is also a unique sense of light caramel-like taste.

M: It kind of has a dry feel to it. It isn't overbearing and leaves you wanting more. It leaves a nice crisp finish and isn't too carbonated.

D: Overall it is a nice example of an IPA. It has the bitterness and crispness from the hops that is expected from an IPA. A nice take on the style that I would like to try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2011 22:30:02 | More by BilbosNuts
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Popp24

California

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
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
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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