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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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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 11
Gots: 16 | 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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MCain04

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Acquired as an extra in a trade, thanks WestCoastBrew2 for a great trade. This was poured into a 12oz Hop Leaf Tulip. Looks to be about 2 months fresh.

Appearance: Clear amber, 2 finger white head with moderate retention and lacing.

Smell: Fruity! Exploding with mango, pineapple, strawberry, orange, and grapefruit. Some pine as well.

Taste: Huge letdown after that nose! No fruity or piney hops at all. Pretty stale-tasting actually. No real hop flavor, some bitterness on the end, moderately malty. No alcohol taste present.

Mouthfeel: A bit over-carbonated. Otherwise average body with mildly dry finish.

Overall: If I was the brewer, I would pat myself on the back for the hop profile added late in the brew contributing to that nose. However, it's just a let-down on the taste. Needs some work, but could be a good IPA if the hop recipe was adjusted.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 03:59:31 | More by MCain04
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johnhenryconway


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-12-2013 04:16:42 | More by johnhenryconway
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WestCoastBrew2

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-07-2013 02:11:37 | More by WestCoastBrew2
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Devinph

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-06-2013 05:34:21 | More by Devinph
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gatornation

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-05-2013 23:48:17 | More by gatornation
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apg1014

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-04-2013 16:46:01 | More by apg1014
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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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01-29-2013 00:57:16 | More by
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flydudehsv

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent beer from Karl Strauss. Light amber color with a thin head. Aroma of malt and citra hops. Sweet malt with a hop aftertaste of citrus and grass. Pretty balanced for an IPA although didn't quite have the kick like some other SD IPA's. Still a good beer I'd get again.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 09:46:03 | More by flydudehsv
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OMsweetOM

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-24-2013 07:27:48 | More by OMsweetOM
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cloudydoug


1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

01-14-2013 00:46:33 | More by cloudydoug
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MacHeadBeer

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-13-2013 01:26:16 | More by MacHeadBeer
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MaltAndHopsFC


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2013 21:38:58 | More by MaltAndHopsFC
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-23-2012 04:49:09 | More by shagal
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likesbeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-21-2012 02:18:23 | More by likesbeer
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HalfFull

California

3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Growler into a pint glass, the Tower 10 pours a clear amberish golden. Carbonation is a bit light but one never knows with a growler really. Does develop a cap and drop off some scattered lacing. Offers nice clarity.

Touch of subtle caramel on the nose along with a nice hop presence. Lightly piney and with some background citrus. Not too earthy and more like a thin tangerine at times and a bit spicy through the foam when first poured.

Favor is a bit thin relative to the aroma with pale malts and just a hint of spice on the back. Offers a decent carbonation yet there is a lack of supportive bitterness on the close. Offers a nice hoppy aroma initially, getting subdued with time. Touch of citric bitterness on the close is brief and lacks any malt depth. Average to perhaps a slightly thin feel. A smooth and hoppy pale ale for my palette, well done yet cautious....But then this is a beer for the masses, and not for the die hard IPA seeker..

Serving type: growler

12-19-2012 04:32:45 | More by HalfFull
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-30-2012 01:46:03 | More by KalanM
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yoitsarch

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-11-2012 23:48:39 | More by MrD
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tgreenwood4

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-11-2012 08:26:47 | More by tgreenwood4
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ambruns1979

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-03-2012 01:42:18 | More by ambruns1979
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tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - A mixture between honey and amber in color. Decent, white one finger head that actually took a while to settle down leaving some legs on the glass.

S - Very floral, and kind of a tropical sweetness to it. Doesn't smell like a hop blast as there are a good amount of malts lingering around.

T - Pretty bitter without having much flavor in the way of hops. Surprised the hops aren't as fruity/sweet as the beer smells. Lots of malts on the back end, almost finishes like a pilsner. After taste lingers around for a while, which isn't that great.

M - Medium bodied with an impressive amount of carbonation. I actually wish more breweries would have this much carbonation in their IPA's.

O - Just an ok beer. For an IPA the price is right, but could really benefit from adding a little citrus or pine into the mix.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 06:47:49 | More by ThePaleRider
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-17-2012 02:58:26 | More by t0rin0
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sevenshubby

California

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

10-14-2012 04:12:51 | More by sevenshubby
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DanE

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-09-2012 14:09:52 | More by DanE
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.