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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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The Roman name for the Low Countries–is a marriage of the best in American and Belgian brewing traditions. Belgian pilsner malt, a generous amount of American and European hops and a unique Belgian yeast strain combine to give Belgica big notes of citrus and spice, creating a lively concoction perfect for spring in the Rockies–or the Ardennes. 7.2% ABV.

First released as Belgian IPA:
Just for fun, the brewers took our Titan, a hop forward American IPA and introduced a Belgian yeast strain to it. The result is unique Belgian-style ale with lots of fruity esters, a citrus hop flavor and nice hop bitterness that’s surprisingly smooth. 7.5% alcohol by volume.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/11/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery

hazy orange, fine off white head, hoppy and spicy malt aroma, spicy malt flavor, touch of estery fruityness, lots of spicyness, well hopped, the hops and the spicy character are a good blend,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2007
draft @ brewery. Aroma is fruity, reminds me AChouffe. Pours yellow gold color. Good hop flavor, i really like strong american hops with belgian yeast strains, the citrus hop flavors blend very well with the estery fruitiness of the yeast. Great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Pepper, yeast, and bread in the aroma. Light and refreshing body with rampant fruity esters, some white grape juice. Subtle hops in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Draught at brewery tap room. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy, white head, diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, grain, meal), average hops (grass), average yeast (sweat, horse blanket) with notes of banana and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 7, 2007
Draft at the brewery tap room in Denver. Poured a murky medium orange color. Head was thin and white. Aroma was fruit-dominated. Mostly citrus fruits. There was also a bit of yeasty bread dough. Overall the aroma was not unlike a wit beer. Slightly sweet on the tongue with distinct grapefruit and orange flavors accompanied by clove and subdued alcohol. There was not much hop bitterness. Almost like a sweetened grapefruit juice with a dash of alcohol in it. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2007
had this at the tap room in denver. poured a hazy yellow with a tighter white head then most of their beers. nose of apricots and belgian sweet yeast. flavors of light fruits and bready banana bread push through the beer. slight bitterness but not what you expect from the ipa label. nice to see the abv higher then anticipated...they didnt list any at the brewery? good but a bit different then what i thought it would be. my girlfriend liked this beer the best out of all of theirs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2007
tap at the tasting room.was told that this was titan but using a "belgian yeast strain" abv is upposed to be 7.5. hazed up pour with a lasting whiite head that jumps back to life when swirled. strong grassy hop nose and funky plowed eartth yeast scent. the smell of pears, bananas and something burning remains until this is finished. straight up flavor was hops, but the yeast was prominent, tangy taffy like flaviors with a burnt pear note were on top of everything. estery to all hell without the hard alcohol bite. a fun and exciting beer, that worked well with the humid weather, i thinkj this would be a nice summer beer(provided the drinker does not have to drive, viva the bus routes)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2007
On tap @ Great Divide Tasting Room poured a clear gold with a large lasting ivory head. Aromas of fruitiness, light carmel and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied crisp and slightly dry. Flavors of carmel, fruitiness, light pine and just a hint of grapefruit rind with a dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.


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