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Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA

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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
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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Photo of ThePaleRider


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
Photo of t0rin0


3.75/5  rDev +3%

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


4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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


3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-09-2012 14:09:52 | More by DanE
Photo of AWL


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-08-2012 19:02:36 | More by AWL
Photo of Hardcore


3.75/5  rDev +3%

10-07-2012 03:06:50 | More by Hardcore
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a slight herbal hop finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink and pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 04:27:30 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of beerpadawan


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-26-2012 17:18:12 | More by beerpadawan
Photo of rob99er


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-06-2012 07:09:47 | More by rob99er
Photo of TheSixthRing


3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a clear, bright golden orange with a good finger width head, good retention and a resulting thin, sticky lace.

Smell - Aromas are sweet bready malt and with some citric hoppiness.

Taste - Starts with a thick, bready malt character, then a citrus hop kicks in swiftly. The finish is clean and quick, with a hint of caramel in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel. Average carbonation. Goes down easy.

Overall - This is a pretty good IPA. Nothing mind blowing, but nothing to turn one's nose at, all the same. No off-putting characteristics, and it's certainly not an aggressive IPA, but it's got a nice balance; a classic IPA lost in the current hop bomb world.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 05:17:06 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of xnicknj


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2012 00:46:43 | More by xnicknj
Photo of Euler

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-27-2012 19:22:25 | More by Euler
Photo of tsailor

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-25-2012 22:30:34 | More by tsailor
Photo of shade13

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

07-25-2012 21:34:50 | More by shade13
Photo of CrazyDavros


3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a lasting head.
Nose shows fruity and floral hops. Orange blossom, peach, apricot all show, along with a fruity confectionery note.
Similar flavours: sweet, confectionery-like fruit, sweet clean malt and a bite of alcohol amongst the assertive bitterness in the finish.
Carbonation seems excessive.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 04:05:34 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of MJGTi

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-15-2012 01:09:36 | More by MJGTi
Photo of ADZA


3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear bright honey amber hue which leaves a huge fluffy three finger head that leaves a mountain of froth in the middle and lacing everywhere,the smell is piney hops,bubblegum,citrus and boiled candy,the mouthfeel is just over light bodied and lacking a little and the tastes are pineapple,sherbet,mandarins,citrus and the finish is piney hop bitter and dry,overall its not bad and above average but nothing to write home about cheers.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 15:15:21 | More by ADZA
Photo of Drinkerofales


3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is clear golden orange with good lacing from a huge fluffy light tan head which dissipates slowly.

Smells is a bit light, but has some floral, bitter and citrus aromas.

Taste is a balance of malts and hops, with a light bitter throughout, and a light citrus sweet finish.

Feels very smooth and very drinkable.

A fine good balanced beer, but it's not quite what I am looking for in an IPA. Tastes more like an APA, especially with the lower abv and smoothness.


Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 20:57:59 | More by Drinkerofales
Photo of Dimzy

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

06-28-2012 20:43:56 | More by Dimzy
Photo of g_jenkins


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-28-2012 03:35:13 | More by g_jenkins
Photo of oldvines


3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-22-2012 01:49:52 | More by oldvines
Photo of kizyle


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-18-2012 16:22:24 | More by kizyle
Photo of dansmcd


3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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
Photo of MrJohnnyDRocker

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle to pint glass. Looks like liquid amber. Decent head that sticks to the glass. Smells very strongly of citrus, with pine coming right up behind. Tasty hops up front, pine undertones, and just enough malt to balence it out. The citrus and pine come into play again on the aftertaste. Malt becomes slightly more prominent as the beer warms, but not overly so. No boozey taste, for its 7.0 abv, but a pleasant warmth, and great buzz. This being my first IPA, i have nothing to compare it to, but a solid beer. About $7 or $8 for a sixer, so well worth the money. Overall, a pretty good beer. If you see it, get it.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 02:29:25 | More by MrJohnnyDRocker
Photo of Bfarr


2.53/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA (tap)

Clear pale yellow with thin head and no retention. Light citrus aroma. Bright citrusy taste with moderate hoppy linger and a medicinal aftertaste. Very thin feel and a light bite.

Nice bright citrus flavor but that’s all that’s going on. No feel, no malt and a poor linger and aftertaste make this an avoidable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2012 21:58:25 | More by Bfarr
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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