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RATINGS: 2012   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


3.7
   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!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2005
Bottle - beautiful citrus hop nose, but orange rather than grapefruit. I love that!!! Deep orange body with an off white head. Terrific flavor! Hercules’ little brother ... and that is a good thing! Slightly fizzy palate. Just a beautiful beer. Would love to try it on draft or cask.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAY 8, 2005
nice darker amber pour, with a frothy white sticky head. piney hop aroma, some sweetness. flavor is well balanced; good malt base, with nice pine/citrus hops towards the end. kind of resiny/full mouthfeel. a good ipa--great divide hasnt disappointed me yet

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Hazy amber with a good off-white head. Sweet fruit doughy and something strange in the aroma. Palate is a bit sticky for an IPA. Not as good as rated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Thanks to btg for the bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber. Medium sized white head, somewhat fizzy. Citrus and pine hop aromatics, with a malty sweetness. Piney nose, quickly enveloped by a big body syrupy malt flavor. Intermingling are muted citrus notes with a solidly malt framework. Finish fades to a crispness with a pleasing bitterness. Mouthfeel is full, perhaps a bit on the thick side.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. aroma is a little nutty, but mostly piney hops. this is nice. the malt here is a nice balance for the hops. hops are a bit too piney, but otherwise a very solid IPA, better than i expected from great divide.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Amber colored with a medium sized off white head. Nice Citrus and pine hop aroma. Taste is mostly citrus and pine, balanced nicely with some caramel sweetness. A well done IPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
Hazy and light amber in colour. The citrus and malt aromas are the strongest, with pine notes backing things up. Loads of white grapefruit and sweet malt flavors. Good up-front bitterness, but it trails off a bit a the end. A little too sweet for my taste, but a solid West Coast IPA to say the least.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 This beer, although not as impressive as their Double IPA is a solid example of an American IPA with the common citric/herbal hop character. There is a touch of sweetness and a nice balance. Nothing here that surprises, but just a well made IPA. It goes for around $10 a six pack here, so not really a good value for what it is, but well crafted nontheless.


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