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RATINGS: 2145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2757) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Finishing hops give this beer a resiny almost syrupy mouthfeel that makes this seem heavier than it really is. Clean malts. Hops are citric and piney, the finish is medium bitter. Not very well integrated and one of my least favorite IPA’s.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1642) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Severe, warming hops on the aroma of this beer: pine, orange, dried apricot. Looks decent in the glass, with a tiny bit of lacing and some lingering off-white head. The beer itself is a cloudy, dark, pumpkin orange. Big hop bite, of course, mostly of pine. The sweet finish absolves the beer of much of its bitterness - a deft beermaking move, as the IPA is not cloying or sugary. There is even a soft coffee element to the malt component of the beer. A grand IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry and GregClow - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Dark orange, small white head. Fresh hop aroma that had a nice combo of citrus and earthiness - a 10/10 aroma for sure, as this was unique and solid. Taste at first disappointed - it came of as quiet stale and harsh and unbalanced. However, after a couple minutes in the glass it mellowed and revealed a really solid IPA, balanced and bitter. Medium mouthfeel, lots of malt taste. Lingering bitterness. Pretty solid, just a little off at first.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour. Citrusy mandarin nose. Light sweetish flavour. Seemingly with a perfect balance. Good, crispy and thorough bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of delicious fresh citrus hops -- oh yeah baby, this is the stuff that makes this HopHead a happy boy! There’s just enough malt in there to balance things out and it goes down nice and easy. A great IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3185) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry and tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Dark amber colour with a small head. Big hop aroma, big hop flavour - pretty much what I expected. The hops have an especially nice piney character, and there’s a good sweet malt backbone in there to hold things together. Very good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Poured golden with a creamy white head. Good head retention. Smell was really complex with citrus, graitfruit, caramel, vanilla and pinapple. Taste started a bit too bitter at first but then balanced out very nicely. Damn good IPA from Great Divide.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - courtesy of me. Poured slightly hazy copper with a thin white head. Aroma of strong, resiny, oily citrus hops, some malt, bit of pine. Mmmmmmm. Pleasant taste of blended resiny hops / mild malt - the hops win! Creamy mouthfeel, decent body - very nice, really liked the resins.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
Very very nice IPA! The nice thing about buying variety packs from excellent breweries such as Great Divide is that you have enough beer to get drunk with and still have one brew from each style left to rate when you wake up the next morning. That said, there’s nothing quite like a cold, crisp, well-hopped, well-balanced India Pale Ale in the morning! The citrusy fruitiness of this beer complemented my scrambled eggs nearly perfectly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Sweet, pineappley aroma. Slightly cloudy, rich amber color, moderate head. Starts citrus, bitter, piney aftertaste, long finish.


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