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RATINGS: 2000   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2005
The aroma has a lot of citrus in it. Notably lemon, apple, and grapefruit hops. There is also some bready malts in the aroma. The beer poured to a GIGANTIC frothy creamy looking whitish head. Looks like the ice cream when you make a rootbeer float. The body is copper colored with lots of slow carbonation rising. Lacing is awesome. The flavor is bitter and sweet. Very refreshing. Lime and grapefruit with caramel malts appear in the flavor along with lots of grassy hops. There’s hints of peanuts from the shell that you taste initially that get hidden immediately by the hops. For some reason those 65 IBUs show their face in the palate more like a 120.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Very nice hoppy aroma, citrus and pine, some grapefruit. Orange to amber colored brew, with a thick creamy white head on top, looks perfect in this North Coast shaker. The first that hits you is a very clean hop flavor, citrusy, very tangy, leaves a very nice bitterness in the mouth. Very tasty IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Bottle. Orange-amber with a slightly hazy look, light white head and lacing. Fruits galore in this one, with apple and orange jumping out in the aroma over a light caramel base. More fruit in the body, including berries and peach, finishing mostly bitter with light carbonation and mediumish body. Could use a bit more malt for balance maybe. Another well made west coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Cloudy amber-orange beneath a dense, creamy light tan head. Luscious aromas of freshly cut grapefruit and pine needles backed by a subtle whiff of carmel and biscuit malts. Smooth, pleasing mouthfeel due to mild and finely beaded carbonation. Crisp and tangy citrus hop flavors dominate on initial taste followed by a subtle caramel, baked biscuit malt contribution. Lip-smacking bitter hop finish. Overall very nicely balanced and well done. Will be back for more!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (4910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Pours a straw color with a bit of a copper tint and a frothy white head - aroma of pine, citrus, biscuits - pretty standard IPA flavor, but it’s good - everything in the right places (crisp hoppiness up front, gradually making way for the solid malt backbone to make its presence known, finishing with a pleasant mix of the two, with a lingering hop bitterness) - this tastes a lot like my local brewery’s IPA (Blue Point Hoptical Illusion) - I would rather support my local boys, but this is tasty and worth drinking again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2005
This was a pleasure to drink after having a couple of beers I really didn’t care for. Had a pine forest aroma. Copper body with good head and layered the glass with lacing. The citrus hop flavors of IPA’s were the flavor. Refreshing beer after a couple of bad ones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2005
bottle. looks amber-orange and the head... wow... almost like whipped cream sitting atop the beer in my glass. many underlying flavors behind the grapefruit aroma and flavor that just smacks you in the face. a somewhat piney dry bitter finish. a very good but not great IPA hop heads need to give it a try.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2005 Large frothy and creamy head of fine bubbles. Good head retention with light carbonation. Citrus, resinous and piney hops in the gloriously aroma. Little bit of buttered toast in there also. Color is a medium orange/amber. Wow. The first thing that hits me in the flavor, and in a big way, is a boatload of dry roasted peanuts. Very distinct. Again on the second swallow. Let me clarify. Taste distinctly reminds me of the red skins around the dry roasted peanuts. Bitter and dry and roasty all in one. Me likey! Plenty of hops and burnt biscuits. Little fruity at the finish with decent bitterness and a lingering dryness. Slightly sweet to offset the dryness in the body. A great IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Bottle: Beautiful amber color, mostly clear, with a medium, creamy, light tan head that lasts. Aroma is pine/orange/grapefruit hops, with some hints of butter, resin, and bread dough. Medium bodied, creamy mouth feel, light carbonation. Taste is an interesting buttery earthy hops up front followed by orange, grapefruit, sweet lemon, corriander, tart caramel malt. Finishes with plenty of hop bitterness, and a grassy pine flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 9, 2005
draft...had about 3 pints of this over dinner..a really nice, big, juicy IPA...I thought it was quite fun, I wish they would send some of these kegs back to Nebraska!


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