Tower 10 IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
430
Reviews:
122
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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14
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3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Omniwar
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerinmybelly
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of bcsteve89
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PolarBear3
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
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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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Kaiser81
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into my snifter glass.

A - Pours a copper color with a finger width of head. It leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - Faint citrus notes, a touch of pine, and some malt there. Everything is soft in the smell, nothing overpowering. But solid.

T - Piney flavors dominate, with plenty of bitterness on the back end. There isn't much malt going on here to help balance it out.

M - Kind of a heavy body with light carbonation

D - It's not bad. I think there are better IPAs in San Diego, but it's not bad.

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Draft, Bay Area Brew Fest, San Francisco 1/24/15) Nothing really stood out with this beer. Good beer but tough to point out anything exceptional with all the beers we already tasted.

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Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 430 ratings.
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