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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2005
I first tasted this a while ago from a bomber...really good. I thing the double is better but glad to see the Titan in a six pack now. This is a solid IPA. Head is off white and lasting. Light red color and crystal clear. Aroma is a good along with good balance between hops and malt... more malty. Taste of pine initially (what kind of Hops do that?) and malt follows. You are left with a nice hop bitterness that lingers for a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Clear copper color with a thin white head. Excellent aroma and flavor of piney and citrusey hops with caramel. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. This is one great IPA, I look forward to tasting their Hercules Double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Rich amber body. The head sticks to the side of the glass. The flavor is, um….well….titanic. Very malty-sweet, extraordinarily hoppy-bitter. IPAs aren’t really my thing, but I could definitely see taking another taste of this one. Yes, I do believe that this one represents the style well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Bomber. Pours an orange color with a foamy white head. Lots of fast moving bubbles. Big aroma of hopps, very floral and some malt and caramel notes mixed in. Taste is toned down a bit. Lighter hopps and malt with some small citrus notes and a bit of caramel. Palate was a good, non overpowering bitterness. 2003 Maverick Edition. Pours a dark golden color with a nice foamy white head. Nose is big hopps and sweet caramel. Taste is full and thick. Lots of hopps, caramel and malt mixed very well together. Finishes with a nice bitterness. 8 5 8 5 14 3.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Strong citrus/floral taste, leaning toward floral. Slight malt sweetness and a nice bitter afterbite. Aroma wasn’t as strong as the taste, but hints of citrus and malts. Overall, a very nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 Dirty dark amber with huge rocky head, that lasts the whole beer. Nice citrus/floral hop aroma and enough malt to balance. Flavor has a huge sweet malt kick with very resinous pine hop presence. Great lacing. Really enjoy the malt balance in this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Had on tap. Excellent appearance, with nice lacing down the glass as it disappears and a nice dark golden/amber color. Plenty of hops, with a wonderful hoppy aroma and flavor. Well-balanced and quite assertive for a regular (i.e. non-double) IPA. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1547) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Cloudy, copper appearance. An average size head and lots of lacing. Nicely carbonated with a thick, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Resinous, citrusy aroma; hops dominated the initial taste and the caramel malts kicked in some balance. Dry, bitter, long lasting finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Well, I found these notes I apparently made on this beer. Sadly I don’t remember trying this. Oh well, at least I made notes and will be able to compare with the older version I had. In this case (newer sample, 2005 I assume) the brew poured with huge and plentiful bubbles. Deep golden yellow with hints of orange. Citrus hops forward on the nose with some sweet caramel malt. Crisp citrus pineapple and pine hops ride thru the flavor all the time. Sweet caramel malt. Medium body, crisp but a bit lingering. Very nice, an excellent IPA (if only I could remember tasting this one).

Tried the Maverick IPA (2003) this weekend. Poured a light and clear copper color. Had a light metallic-crisp citrus aroma. Smooth lightly creamy body. Biscuit like malt with a touch of caramel. Very minimal hops (mostly citrus peal from what I could tell). Would have probably scored this in the low 3.something range. Interesting effect, age on pale ale...I’d not recommend it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Pours a copper color with a medium-sized white head. Balance is the secret to this beer’s greatness. The aroma is a fine combination of pine, citrus, malt, and hops. Soft and round smoothness with nice sweet malt flavorings and gentle notes of citrus. All this builds to a subtle hit of hop bitterness in the finish that’s just right. This one’s perfect, anytime, anywhere.

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