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RATINGS: 1975   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltdog (616) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Clear glowing amber of a postcard sunset. Billowing head slowly subsides into a fleecy snowbank. Lacing adheres to the glass as if glued on. Intense fruity aromas of Hawaiian Punch and orange soda, accents of cinnamon, nutmeg, and grilled corn. Similar in flavor; pineapple/orange/Xmas tree hops, sugar cookies, chewy malt sweetness, rubbing alcohol. A double IPA wannabe and too sweet for style. The beer glides over the tongue, slippery as sex. Clipped honey and alcohol finish leads to a gingery spicy aftertaste. Powerful beginning, but falls short at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2004 (22 oz bottle, $6) Dammit, I hate beers that pour a full glass of head and it takes several minutes and multiple pours to get a decent glass of beer. Ten minutes later, I have a cloudy, orange amber beer in front of me. By this time, the head has finally died down to under 2 inches, and itís extremely bubbly with deep canyons cut into the head. A strong fresh hops aroma greets the nose. I know "bitter" isnít an aroma, but the nose is so hoppy, it smells bitter. Finally getting to taste this beer, itís very hoppy, piney, and very bitter, but this is a pleasant, enjoyable bitterness, not a harsh one. It has a decent malt backbone, enough to make this more than just hop juice, and itís moderately sweet, but this very much remains a hops dominated beer. However, as the beer warms, it develops an extremely fruity and English character -- amazing and delicious. Medium bodied, substantial mouthfeel, with a very crisp, bitter finish. Okay, so this is truly an excellent beer and Iíll overlook the massive explosion of head. And oh my, speaking of the head, the curtain of lace is dense, thick and plentiful, yet quite intricate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2451) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Big frothy creamy head, hazy orange color - nearly a light brown. Nice fresh hops nose. Light bitter kick, also kind of grassy taste. Medium long lasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
Hazy orange/copper color with a nice, tan head. Amazing pine-resin hoppy aromas that really pops out and dominates the beer and the room. Toffee, maybe slightly bready malt plays in the background, but hops is the main player here. Surprisingly low IBUs for such a hoppy beer. Quite enjoyable. Now one of my fatherís favorite IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Orange with a decent tan head. Citric aroma, with notes of grapefruit and lemon. Very citrusy flavor, with notes of toffee. peppery flavors towards the end. Finishes dry. Dangerously quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3402) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2004
Orangy color out of the bottle with a thin lasting yellowish head. Fresh hop nose of pine and orange. Raw hop bitterness with lots of orange peel and pine. Body seems a little thin for an IPA. Okay beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Hazy yellowish brown. Sweet grapefruit hops. Hops mainly come out in the finish. A solid IPA, but not at the top of the list.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2339) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Bottle Pours a nice deep gold/amber with a large creamy white head and lots of blocky lacing. Aroma is strongly grapefruit pith and other citrus. Lots of hops up front, a bit flowery. Flavors a re a strong hops presence but good malts to balance. Quite rich and heavy, with a very smooth finish. An excelent example of the the style. Thanks to Buck Dich for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Dark gold with a creamy white head and good lacing. Rich complex hop aromas. Bitter and citrus, grapefruit mostly. Amarillo. I love it. Good backing of malts with caramel showing up nicely. Oh, this is good. Flavors bring the hops out nicely. Plentiful citrus and bitterness blend together to give a grapefruit essence. Flowery. Damn this is good. The malts back it up and blend in seemlessly. Finishes bitter and malty with a boquet of hops. Great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2004
Copper color, clear, creamy sticky head, black widow type cobweb lacing. Nose of tasty rich malts, amarillo, cascade or centenial hops with a sweet floral candy note, only lightly cat-pissy. Taste is very rich & malty with sweetness & balanced bitterness. Well rounded and tasty finish.Thanks TTB!

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