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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

292 Ratings
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Ratings: 292
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 12
Gots: 25 | 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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MEOGDEN

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-06-2012 20:37:15 | More by MEOGDEN
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MrD


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-11-2012 23:48:39 | More by MrD
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pxc13


4/5  rDev +9.6%

08-11-2014 20:22:17 | More by pxc13
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Pillowhead

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-14-2011 18:18:26 | More by Pillowhead
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Brewt

Australia

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-12-2013 06:39:57 | More by Brewt
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flydudehsv

California

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
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bona2vada


3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2012 16:08:43 | More by bona2vada
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Muggins25

California

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

04-07-2013 03:05:45 | More by Muggins25
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Felipe_Lovio


5/5  rDev +37%

07-28-2014 22:52:37 | More by Felipe_Lovio
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Ryan805Beer

California

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
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Camallan

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-27-2013 06:32:53 | More by Camallan
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cloudydoug


1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

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

California

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
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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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apg1014

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

02-04-2013 16:46:01 | More by apg1014
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givemeastout


3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-02-2014 01:06:35 | More by givemeastout
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neilgavigan

California

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
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Joel_gomez


4.16/5  rDev +14%

08-24-2014 21:54:38 | More by Joel_gomez
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vertigelt1

Texas

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
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DennisD

California

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
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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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itfitz

California

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
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TheHouseplant


3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2014 01:38:08 | More by TheHouseplant
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mfaulk

California

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
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ladofmanor

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-09-2013 04:47:50 | More by ladofmanor
Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.