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RATINGS: 2061   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


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1981) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2005
A lightly-hazed, amber/orange with lively carbonation and an average-sized & frothy, off-white head. Pleasant aromas were sweet citrus, grapefruit and orange, with honey and light notes of malt and alcohol. Moderately-to-heavily hopcit bitterness in flavor with caramel malt at the center. Mouthfeel was both oily and syrupy... slick, as it were.

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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nejhleader (1346) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2005
I dream of a super hoppy perfect IPA and this one comes close. Aroma is pine/citrus/fruity. Taste is similiar. A bitter aftertaste and slightly dry. Strong hop brew. Will have to get this again someday.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 Wow, what an IPA. It has the perfect look. Dark orange/brown hazy color which is not transparent. A frothy generous head with an orange hue. Aroma of heavy rich malt and sweet piney apricot hops. It tastes like it smells with all the rich malt character coming through that the smell hinted at. Intense grapefruit hop flavor perfectly balances the rich sweet malt character. The palate is thick, making the flavor linger in the mouth. Itensely carbonated by a fine carbonation that tickels the tongue. I like!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Poured a nearly perfect golden brown with a bubbly white head. Citrusy/pine aroma. Taste... well, thatís where it lost me. I suppose when making an IPA, a brewer can go towards citrus, or towards pine. This one is towards pine. Which, if I want pine, Iíll suck on a 2x4, thanks. Iíve come to realize, I like citrusy IPAís. This one isnít as piney as Avery IPA (ick), and the appearance and aroma were good, but it really didnít do it for me.

4
   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.

4.2
   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.

4.3
   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, umÖ.wellÖ.titanic. Very malty-sweet, extraordinarily hoppy-bitter. IPAs arenít 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.

3.6
   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

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Strong citrus/floral taste, leaning toward floral. Slight malt sweetness and a nice bitter afterbite. Aroma wasnít as strong as the taste, but hints of citrus and malts. Overall, a very nice IPA.

3.9
   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.


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