Tower 20 Double IPA - Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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Reviews by kevinho2:
2.43/5 rDev -32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Serving Type: Bottle, and poured into a proper glass, decent head
Appearance: Amazing amber color with a nice head
Smell: This is where things go wrong. Double IPA from San Diego??? No way, this smells like a hopless malt bomb. This is not what a double IPA should smell like.
Taste: This is not an IPA in the San Diego style much less a 2XIPA. There is a bitterness to combat the sweet malty flavor, but there are no piny, citrus, or floral notes. SDIPA, no way!!
Mouthfeel:Decent to good mouthfeel. It feels like the DIPA style, but it does not follow through with taste or smell
Overall: Not my thing. Taste it for your self. I wish Karl Strauss Brewing the best, they are getting creative again which i support 100%! Keep Brewing!!
Serving type: bottle
06-01-2012 20:58:04 | More by kevinho2
More User Reviews:
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
Tower 20 Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.