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 (1615) - 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.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2005 Hazy dark amber color with a fluffy white head. Sweet fruity aroma with a touch of cotton candy. Flavor is rich and fruity (apricot, pineapple) with a nice citrus bitterness. Balanced with a light dry finish.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a small head.Great powerful citrus hop aroma,followed by nice sweet malty aroma.Nice hop bite,followed by malty flavor.Very good IPA!
malika (36) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful golden color. Aroma of chocolate and chemicals. Very good perfumy hop flavor, maybe too much bitter.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours with large frothy off-white head that lasts. Excellent lacing. Lightly cloudy and amber orange in color. Aroma is light malt, heavy hops with flowers, perfume, pine, and citrus in the mix. Medium bodied and sticky in texture with average carbonation and a nice bitter finish. Flavor is long in duration. Lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Good beer. Nice lingering hoppiness that stays and stays. May not be my favorite, but it’s damn good.