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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434 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:
#34,254
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
434
pDev:
12.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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14
Gots:
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Ratings: 434 |  Reviews: 123
Photo of monorailred
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle waiting for my flight at John Wayne Airport. Around 3 weeks old.

Classic dry and crisp west coast ipa. Piney, resinous hops with good amount of grapefruit and orange flavor. A bit of lime in there too. Great balance of malt to hops. Nothing unique. We' ve all had this beer before, but this one does it pretty well for a fresh specimen.

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Photo of mwm5062
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of IpeeA
4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BadAxeBeer
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good. I give it a 87/100

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

Photo of Jarhead26
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

Light, a little cloudy with a whitish foam that drops quickly. Aroma not strong but there, mostly piney. Solid WC IPA taste, hoppy (pine, less citrus), dry finish with a little sweet/roasty malt. Good body balance.

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Photo of mcthfg
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tody
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aceseth13
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of dokupe
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dynobolt
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very impressed with the taste of this beer.. Very well balanced and tasty IPA. Shud be higher than the current score of 83. Poured one inch head with pour lacing and the smells weren't that great.

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Photo of Bali_hi
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Keg of. tower ten drank.

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Photo of jheimiller
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrewvent
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Minski405
3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tower 10 IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 434 ratings
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