macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Something about the nose bothers me. Iím doing an all IPA finish to my first 100 on ratebeer.com so perahps Iíll have a better idea about what the problem is when Iím done.
The beer is a bit hazy in the glass. It has a nice short head and some lacing. The bitter finish is totally wonderful. You get a little hint of sweet and then the bitter kicks in. A nice summer drink.
rajendra82 (1031) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 We have been getting the impressive line of the bigger Great Divide beers in Georgia for a few months now, and the regular strength beers have finally followed them. The first of these I am sampling is the Titan IPA.
The brown bottle concealed an amber colored, clear beer, which formed a perfectly proportioned eggshell white head after pouring in a pint glass, and displayed active carbonation action. The aroma was aggressively hoppy, with an unabashed scent of pine, spruce, and grapefruit. Taste was also quite mission specific, with peppery, bitter, resinous hop flavors held up with just enough biscuity caramel malt. When the hop profile is so good, who needs balance? Near perfect exhibit of all the good things that makes me crave an American IPA so frequently. Seek out eagerly if you even remotely enjoy hoppy beers.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good basic IPA. IT is no double, but is very full bodied and flavorful. This would be a great session IPA. Nice dry hops and hop finish.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 From a bottle, pours a slightly cloudy orangey-gold with a decent eggshell head. Great lacing. Lots of pine in the aroma. Taste-wise, piney-citrusy hops come to the forefront immediately though there is a fairly substantial malt background in there. Very smooth mouth feel, medium-bodied. Excellent.
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Excellent IPA. Very Hoppy. Flavorful. Bitterbut but well balanced and crisp.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfull IPA in all respects. One of my favorites. Great big bitter hop bite. Smells and looks great. Love the Pine and Grapefruit components. Very drinkable...in quantities.
frankenkitty (2005) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lightly-hazed, amber/orange with lively carbonation and an average-sized & frothy, off-white head. Pleasant aromas were sweet citrus, grapefruit and orange, with honey and light notes of malt and alcohol. Moderately-to-heavily hopcit bitterness in flavor with caramel malt at the center. Mouthfeel was both oily and syrupy... slick, as it were.
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Nejhleader (1425) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I dream of a super hoppy perfect IPA and this one comes close. Aroma is pine/citrus/fruity. Taste is similiar. A bitter aftertaste and slightly dry. Strong hop brew. Will have to get this again someday.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2006 Wow, what an IPA. It has the perfect look. Dark orange/brown hazy color which is not transparent. A frothy generous head with an orange hue. Aroma of heavy rich malt and sweet piney apricot hops. It tastes like it smells with all the rich malt character coming through that the smell hinted at. Intense grapefruit hop flavor perfectly balances the rich sweet malt character. The palate is thick, making the flavor linger in the mouth. Itensely carbonated by a fine carbonation that tickels the tongue. I like!
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nearly perfect golden brown with a bubbly white head. Citrusy/pine aroma. Taste... well, thatís where it lost me. I suppose when making an IPA, a brewer can go towards citrus, or towards pine. This one is towards pine. Which, if I want pine, Iíll suck on a 2x4, thanks. Iíve come to realize, I like citrusy IPAís. This one isnít as piney as Avery IPA (ick), and the appearance and aroma were good, but it really didnít do it for me.