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Tower 20 Double IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 20 Double IPATower 20 Double IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The saying “less is more” doesn’t apply to West Coast IPA’s. Less is a glass half empty and Tower 20 is a full glass of unrivaled hop character – a Double IPA where more is more. In brewing this hoppy offering, we took the best of Tower 10 IPA and added more. An abundance of high-alpha Centennial hops give T20 its resinous pine-like bitterness, while Oregon-grown Crystals and Chinooks lend zesty grapefruit and tangerine hop flavors. Don’t hoard this hop bomb, drink it fresh and we’ll brew more.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: mactrail on 10-28-2011)
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LegalBrew87

California

3/5  rDev -16.7%

07-12-2014 04:53:00 | More by LegalBrew87
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khargro2

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-09-2014 01:49:44 | More by khargro2
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Kaleh001


5/5  rDev +38.9%

06-27-2014 03:02:10 | More by Kaleh001
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jcallover34

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-11-2014 23:35:30 | More by jcallover34
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vma

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2014 06:41:35 | More by vma
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-03-2014 04:07:18 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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MattSlem

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

02-11-2014 05:53:52 | More by MattSlem
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Raziel313

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

01-30-2014 10:48:01 | More by Raziel313
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RWACKO

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-12-2014 17:15:08 | More by RWACKO
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-30-2013 01:12:56 | More by jenray
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-29-2013 04:53:44 | More by vermilcj
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2013 00:04:36 | More by Sammy
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

11-04-2013 16:50:02 | More by kristougher
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DrewShalvoy

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

10-26-2013 00:42:16 | More by DrewShalvoy
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Zach_Voth

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

10-25-2013 17:35:33 | More by Zach_Voth
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djaeon

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

10-19-2013 03:31:07 | More by djaeon
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sevenshubby

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

09-16-2013 23:43:28 | More by sevenshubby
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-28-2013 16:26:48 | More by GraduatedCashew
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beepill

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-13-2013 22:01:36 | More by beepill
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

08-09-2013 03:12:32 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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pin

Australia

3/5  rDev -16.7%

06-13-2013 23:04:59 | More by pin
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a crystal clear orangey auburn color. 2 fingers of thick off-white foam dissipates rather quickly but leaves a web of lacing on the glass.

S - the nose seems a bit muted overall. Lots of warm, gooey,sweet caramel notes. Hints of candied citrus peel and grapefruit pulp. there is quite a bit of leafy green and vegetal notes as well.

T - crispy bread crust and chewy caramel notes dominate the front plate. Hints of sweet cherries quickly add a bit of depth to the flavor. Snappy citric bitterness comes forth mid palate along with piney and herbal qualities. Finish is warming and piney with a hint of cherries.

M - creamy textured full bodied with high carbonation.

O - an alight beer but i definitly did not drink it in the time frame i should have. But to be honest i feel i have a decent idea of what it would taste like if it where fresher and while i'm sure its much better i doubt my scores would change much.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:30:40 | More by Teleweizen2
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Brennanleroy

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

02-26-2013 00:11:15 | More by Brennanleroy
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-17-2012 05:57:15 | More by mhaugo
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

pour was a a cloudy golden yellow with thick creamy and foamy head, about an inch or so.

very malty on nose with some light hops. not a lot of depth except for sweet malt.

flavor was similar, this was far more malt forward than hop forward. no idea what the date on this is. lots of sweet caramel and toffee, faint slight bitter citrus hops.

full body, mild bite, no trace of alcohol burn. pretty smooth.

overall, not what i want in a double IPA. it was not bad, but was not stand out.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 23:40:10 | More by hooliganlife
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Tower 20 Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.