Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
jcr (2346) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
guzzler67 (1563) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden brown color. Flowery hop aroma with subtle undertones of butterscotch and malts. Really nice balance here. No harsh bitterness, but enough to notice. Citrus, earth, slighlty sweet malts. A classic, well balanced, American IPA.
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Bottle, at the brewery? Great Divide is a small production brewery. They gave an excellent tour, but are only equipped with a few of their beers on draft. They were happy to open up bottles of anything that we wanted to try. I love the aroma of a good IPA and the Titan does not disappoint. Very refreshing, excellent flavor. This was the first taste of the tour, a great 10a.m. brewery tour tasting beer! It pours slightly hazy with an orange hue. Before you get anywhere near tasting it you meet the aroma of HOPS!, very piney aroma. Great initial hop flavor with enough malt to keep it drinkable. Overall an excellent IPA.