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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

324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 11
Gots: 38 | 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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Photo of rawfish
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with decent clarity, capped with a finger and a half of foam. Decent retention and layers of lacing spread on the glass.

Reserved aroma of bright citrus and pine over a very basic sweet bread and pale malt backbone. No alcohol but nothing is really pronounced here.

Very balanced, even push from some semi sweet malt of caramel, light toffee sweetness and whole grain. Balances the hop flavor of pine and orange citrus. Bitterness provides a big kick and is long lasting as the alcohol peeks it's way through in the finish.

Medium body and adequate carbonation that supports the balance of this beer. Bitter finish not accompanied by much drying and slight burn from the alcohol.

Very balanced, nice feature of flavors but rather common fare for a west coast ipa. Alcohol pretty evident on the finish, 7% might have been a little too ambitious.

rawfish, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice to see Karl Strauss is producing beers with a bit o' gonads, finally.
Nice appearance, amber-hued. Good nose. Got a bit of earth with the citrus hop notes. Taste clean, hops are mostly coming through with a citrus meets a hint of...maybe pine. Finishes nicely, overall a consistent delivery of flavor.
After many years, I am willing to go back and give a few more tries to K Strauss. Happy to see them grow & expand their offerings.

2beerdogs, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Beerswag
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Beerswag, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of iSrALE
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of AceFSbulldog
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

AceFSbulldog, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of somnus
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

somnus, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jheezee, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of g_jenkins
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

g_jenkins, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of DerekCarruth
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

DerekCarruth, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Stoffel, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of kerry4porters
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

raulazzer, May 12, 2014
Photo of hnandez
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

hnandez, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kristougher, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of scot959
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

scot959, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of jesus808
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

jesus808, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of kizyle
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

kizyle, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of likeemdark
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of MrD
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MrD, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of MadCat
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes

Appearance: Nice golden color, good white head

Smell: Very citrusy and sweet, grapefruit and lemony hops

Taste: Grapefruit, hoppy bitterness, biscuity malt, and some earthiness

Mouthfeel: Medium body, full carbonation

Overall: Good but not outstanding. A good standby at Karl Strauss

MadCat, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of vidisad
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

vidisad, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

sheenisgod, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

MaltAndHopsFC, Jan 05, 2013
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.