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Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 10
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: Overlord on 03-15-2009

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Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Draft) at the Bay Area Brew Festival in San Francisco, CA. (1/24/15)

Photo of Safa1
3.11/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Too much grapefruit. But to be expected from SoCal.

Photo of SierraFlight
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

On tap at Applebees Hazard Center SD. Smells awesome but too bitter in the finish. An ok IPA.

Photo of jamesod
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the go to beer when I'm there.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orangey amber with ample foam and lacing in the Duvel tulip. Interesting aroma of fresh earth and orange blossoms.

Moderately sweet with the browned biscuit taste of a Pale Ale. Fruity flavors of orange peel with some mango. The bitterness creeps up as you sip. Warm and substantial with hints of lemon. Fairly acidic.

A pleasant IPA that delivers plenty of hop flavor but is also highly drinkable. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquor in Ocean Beach.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden-orange color with a big billowy head of fizzy white foam. The head fades rather quickly, leaving a light level of bubbly lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a floral and pine hop nature with a great showing of a bready smell. Along with these aromas comes some lighter notes of a more citrus hop smell as well as some light earthy hop smells. A hint of a caramel and light fruit aroma are there as well, giving a rather nice and balanced, somewhat drier IPA smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly doughy taste mixed with a little bit of a caramel taste as well as some flavors of a light fruit nature. The hop is very light upfront, with it only having a little bit of a grapefruit citrus taste. As the taste moves on, more and more hop comes to the tongue with a surge in the citrus, but also a coming of some pine and herbal hop tastes. The pine ends up surpassing the grapefruit hop at the end, and with a coming of some earthy hop tastes, one is left with a rather pleasant semi-dry, but rather flavorful hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer on the average to slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is slightly below average to average. Overall the feel was pretty decent as it was thick enough for the dank hop, with the carbonation all while supporting the malt and sweet nicely.

Overall – A quite easy drinking and semi-drier IPA with a bit of a more piney and dank taste. Overall fairly nice.

Photo of TK1719
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nickgiraud
4.67/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Real good hoppy taste with not much of a bitter ending

Photo of CJNAPS
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of newmethods777
4.12/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lacks a little bit of the hoppy finish.

Photo of jooler
2.21/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Barely any hop taste. Tastes really watered down

Photo of En29356
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Catracho5
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian style tulip glass

A: Looks really good in the glass, nice orange amber color with a white creamy head, clear, nice lacing.

A: not much not the aroma, some slight hop aroma, very little.

T: just like the nose, slight hop flavor, it's more malty than hoppy, some bitterness on the back end, some alcohol, just not impressed with the flavor, kind of dull.

M: besides the appearance, this may the beer's best strength, has a nice medium body mouthfeel.

O: was expecting a little more than this, not a lot of hops, more malty, the bottle says 12/07/14, not sure if this is a best by date or bottled on date, either way, there are far better IPAs out there than this. It's good, it's quality but it's not a beer I would come back to. If I do try it again it has to be on tap to see if there is a difference between the bottled and keg version.

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Connorself
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid ipa. Bitter. Not too hoppy

Photo of sjmad23
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FASTFORWARDMX
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of ross84
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of rockernino
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.