Tower 10 IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA
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3.65/5
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440 Ratings
Tower 10 IPATower 10 IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tower 10 IPA boasts hops from beginning to end, and everywhere in between. We fill the brew kettle to the brim with assertive Chinook hops, giving the beer its intense grapefruit and pine flavors that linger through its dry finish. After fermentation, we dry hop with a blend of Cascade and Centennial hops for a floral citrus aroma. A touch of lightly kilned caramel malts make Tower 10 a well balanced, full flavored IPA.

Mission Beach, the late 1980s. Amid a sea of neon bikinis, Tower 10 marked the spot where two college grads and a 75 year-old master brewer drew up plans for the first local craft brewery in San Diego since Prohibition. Named in honor of our first good idea, Tower 10 IPA is brewed to inspire the next one.

Added by Overlord on 03-15-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,749
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
440
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 440 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of jminsc76
4.06/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a pint glass, pours a large, thick head of white billow-essness; the body a bright tinge of gold. Thick legs as I tilt, the head reemerging beautifully upon agitation.

Rich aromas of peaches, lemons, citrus, sweet orange, and a mild bit of pine. Also smelling some creamy vanilla. Medium intensity, but complex, with a fine integration amongst all the aromas.

Flavors of rich bitter pine, grapefruit, and biscuity malts dovetailing with the dry hops on the finish. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel is light yet substantial, considering the amount of dried hops.

Overall, at times it's like chewing on a grapefruit, other times biting into an orange, and finally wiping my tongue with a pine cone. It's so good I was inspired to grab a Trader Joe's new cheddar and some Anderson sourdough pretzels to complement.

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Photo of Nickgiraud
4.67/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Real good hoppy taste with not much of a bitter ending

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3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a light golden colour with a large white head that dissipates a little.

S - Massive citrus including sweet pineapple, lemon, grapefruit. Very sweet.

T - The sweetness aromas seem to disappear and I get more of a mild bitterness, some grapefruit and lemon at the finish.

M - A little over carbonated although light to medium bodied

O - Actually don't mind it but lacks a little in full flavour for an IPA. Aromas upfront though are impressive.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 440 ratings