Pours an opaque amber colour with an medium-sized, creamy head that fades very slowly to a thick lacing.
First Sip: a lot of grapefruit citrus up front, with some sweet malts and hops bitterness. The hops lingers on the after-taste for a long, long, long time, followed by a dryness on the back of the tongue. Medium mouth-feel with a slight carbonation tingle. Nice warming feeling in the tummy.
I have mentioned before how, many years ago, I went looking for an American Beer That Didn't Suck, and largely failed to find one simply because the US brews available here at the time were all macro-swill. I am so very pleased to see the smaller brewers getting shelf space here (Sierra Nevada has a lot of real estate in Dan Murphy's) because the beers have been very good. Tower 10 is no exception; it is a yummy beer. I could drink this all day. I think it would be excellent with smoked meats, and would be excellent to quaff while waiting for meats to smoke, and for BBQs in general. And any time where BBQs aren't involved.
Tower 10 IPA
Karl Strauss Brewing
Same Again, sir? Yes please!