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RATINGS: 1927   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Great Divide brews Titan IPA for hop disciples -- independent beer drinkers seeking out robust, flavorful beers characterized by their abundance of hops, flavor, aroma and bitterness. As a big aggressively-hopped India Pale Ale, Titan IPA fills this bill -- beginning with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishing with a rich, malty sweetness that is carefully balanced with crisp hop bitterness. 65 International Bittering Units (IBUs).
2003-2009 vintages 6.8% abv
2010 vintage 7.1% abv


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
Apricot coloured, filmy yet lacing white head. Lots of floaties give it an appealing cloudiness. Yeasty aroma is gently mellowed despite the massive hoppiness. A good dose of caramel malt plays the lever here and blends along to bring out a subdued fruitiness and earthiness. Quite resinous hops profile, very herbal and sappy, potent if a bit astringent in their high level of dryness. Growing bitterness with every sip, mouth coating. Comfortable texture, medium body, apparently gently carbonated though it bites if you keep it too long. Fairly typical, but still good above average stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2005
Not too shabby, but it’s one of those "been here, done that" beers, even if you never had it before. It just doesn’t do anything to really stand out amongst the ever-so-huge array of available IPAs (it does seem to have a slightly bigger hop bite though, which is good). This is one of the better IPAs that you can readily pick up in a six-pack though, which is also a plus.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Pours a clear orange color, small white head with lots of lacing around the glass. Aroma of grass hops, and sweet malt. Flavor is nicely balanced, slightly sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2005
12 0z bottle. Orange in color with a light tan head. Thick. Hoppy aroma. Citrus hops. Flavor is very hoppy. Nice hoppy aroma. Clean tasting. Nice malt backbone. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
12 oz bottle. Orange, light tan head, and thick. Citrussy hop aroma, and big. Massive hops in the flavor, both bitterness and aroma, with some malt sweetness to back it up. Nothing new, but tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brew4Dug (138) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 I was dissapointed by the DPA, but am a disciple for the Titan IPA, Hibernaiton Ale and St. Bridgid Porter from GDBC. . . I digress, I was not let down following my first sampling of Titan, despite the scenario of myself buying the six-pack of the shelf and drinking it slightly above room temperature. It held up well when I compare it to my favorite IPA’s (Stone, SN Celebration, and Avery).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma surprisingly weak for an IPA, which caused me to be a bit shocked at the sharp bitterness of the brew. Very piney, but as the brew warms, a mellow malty sweetness, and some citrus fruitiness show through. A bit of grass flavor in the crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Copper color with a creamy beige head. Aroma of green hops, nicely balanced by some underlying caramel. Fairly malty flavor followed by some strong bitterness, the hops tended to lend more bitterness than actual hop flavor. Medium body works well with this beer. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (851) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Lots of citrusy / flowery aroma. Begins with hop flavor then finishes with a surprisingly malty flavor. I didn’t expect the malt flavor. Reminds me of an overly hopped amber ale. I like this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2005
12oz. Bottle. Pours murky medium copper with a nice rocky head and lacing. Nice citrus, floral, and pine in the nose and flavor with a good malt background making it pretty balanced for an IPA. But that lingering bitterness tells me that it is an IPA and makes me want more.


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