Tower 10 IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
01-26-2013 09:46:03 | More by flydudehsv
5/5 rDev +37%
A beautiful grapefruit peel smell that also transcends into taste. A solid lacing throughout. A solid head that dissipates quickly. One of the best and freshest tasting IPA's i have ever tasted A refreshing; yet dry IPA. Highly session-able and highly recommended.
11-13-2011 07:44:20 | More by Ryan805Beer
3.23/5 rDev -11.5%
bomber poured into a pint glass
a-copper/golden color, off white medium foamy head
s-mild piney hoppiness with a bready malt undertone
t-fairly balanced malt and hops, piney citrus that overstays it's welcome followed by some malts
m-medium body, kinda flat in the carbonation department
d-fairly balanced and easy to drink, but not very inspiring
overall-very lackluster IPA, especially from San Diego. I was expecting more aggressive hops than I got and although the balance is fairly decent, the flavors that lingered didn't exactly leave me wanting more.
08-09-2010 01:50:50 | More by pigdog
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
3.03/5 rDev -17%
A - Reddish amber slightly hazy. Light cream head with decent lacing
S - Not as much as you hope for from a California IPA. A little grassy with some citrus notes. Some fruit and funk but no big hop notes and no real malt sweetness.
T - Sweet and malty with plenty of bitteness from hops. Also, burned biscuit and a bit of a dandelion or lantana.
M - Medium-light body, nice carb, clean and sharp
O - Seems a little less than an IPA. A lot of great flavors are at play here but the aroma definitely lacks for piney Northwest hops notes and the flavor does as well. Slightly lighter body allows flavors to be a little sharper and citrus notes to come through.
12-25-2010 23:40:09 | More by neilgavigan
3.05/5 rDev -16.4%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a short-stemmed wine glass
My first Karl Strauss after moving back to CA from TX. Was less impressed than I expected to be.
A - poured a clear, bright copper/dark orange with thin (almost a finger) but foamy, whitish head which dissipated quickly but left a nice ring of lacing at the top of the glass.
S - nowhere near the hops I'd expect from a San Diego IPA. A bit of bready pine.
T - Bready with slight acidity. TINY bit of bitterness from piny hops. Almost tasted more like a Belgian wit than an IPA.
M - full-bodied and refreshingly crisp in carbonation
D - I'll drink the 6-pack over a few nights, but I'm rather disappointed in the brew. There's not a lot of character to it that really draws me back to the glass. It's not awful, but there's just not compelling, either.
Overall, a fairly bland IPA which I doubt I'll ever try again.
04-23-2010 03:12:11 | More by vertigelt1
4.43/5 rDev +21.4%
Appearance: off-white colored head. Amber in color.
Aroma: hoppy, pine - maybe some malt
Taste: Hoppy/piney but balanced - not overwhelming.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.
Drinkability: Nice, great beer. Session style beer. I really enjoyed it.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2010 23:57:03 | More by DennisD
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
This is possibly Karl Strauss' BEST publicly-available offering. It's a well-balanced San Diego-style IPA with perfect hoppiness combined with a mild alcohol feel and light refreshing malt tones which linger just long enough to make you thirsty for another sip. There are overlying subtleties of roasted nuts, toast, resin, grass and herbs, This is a well-done IPA from a great German-style brewer.
05-27-2010 10:49:14 | More by itfitz
4.33/5 rDev +18.6%
Most other reviews seem accurate - piney hops with subtle citrus, pleasant maltiness in taste and aroma, floral hoppy finish - so I'll be brief. Hop flavor lingers into the aftertaste, without being harsh. Struck me as tasting aged, in the good way. An interesting IPA.
11-09-2010 03:42:27 | More by mfaulk
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.