Tower 20 Double IPA | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Tower 20 Double IPATower 20 Double IPA
BA SCORE
3.65/5
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98 Ratings
Tower 20 Double IPATower 20 Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

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

Added by mactrail on 10-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,512
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
98
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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5
Gots:
26
Trade:
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Tower 20 Double IPA from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 98 ratings