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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

288 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 288
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | 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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Zzigg92

California

1.75/5  rDev -52.1%

06-22-2014 15:23:32 | More by Zzigg92
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at7000

Florida

5/5  rDev +37%

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.

06-22-2014 05:46:57 | More by at7000
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Obsidian

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

06-20-2014 20:53:40 | More by Obsidian
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 23:39:55 | More by ortie
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Noodleboyg

Hong Kong

1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

06-18-2014 10:27:19 | More by Noodleboyg
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kerry4porters

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-08-2014 19:00:14 | More by kerry4porters
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jesus808

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2014 04:39:04 | More by jesus808
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dcmchew

Romania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

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!

06-02-2014 17:08:31 | More by dcmchew
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KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

05-31-2014 17:29:56 | More by KevMo84
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tastymug

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-13-2014 19:12:49 | More by lehueve
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

355ml bottle poured into chalice 20/3/14 (from notes0

A slightly hazy light orange liquid with some sediment here and there, just a few bubbles but a finger of foam hangs around for a few sips leaving a couple rings

S lots of pine and brown sugar, some earthy notes, caramel and citrus I can't place, fairly straight forward, smells like a hoppy BW

T malts come out a little more, still 3 months until its BB date but the hops have faded a fair bit, lots of brown sugar comes out

M medium bodied, leaves a little behind, quite creamy from the bubbles, rind and brown sugar on the finish

O basic IPA that may have faded a little on its way to OZ, curious if its 3 n0r 9 months old with the BB date 3 months away

I'm guessing this ones past its prime, might score higher as a BW

05-12-2014 21:39:10 | More by wordemupg
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raulazzer

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2014 15:29:43 | More by raulazzer
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-01-2014 15:36:41 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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Troublebar

China

4/5  rDev +9.6%

04-29-2014 11:24:22 | More by Troublebar
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cornejo

California

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-21-2014 18:57:50 | More by cornejo
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-18-2014 19:08:03 | More by jheezee
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Mrose78

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-18-2014 01:10:38 | More by Mrose78
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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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jsanmarco

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-13-2014 03:25:15 | More by jsanmarco
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AceFSbulldog


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-08-2014 06:19:11 | More by AceFSbulldog
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-07-2014 00:08:18 | More by tjcamm
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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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vma

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-14-2014 04:40:19 | More by FLBeerGuy
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.