skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp and bubby. I let this one sit for a while during a poker game and the aroma and body and head were there waiting for me in spades (pun intended). The orange and pineapple just pop out in the aroma. The sweet ruby red grapefruit flavor is enticing and trhe finish is worthy.
PorterPounder (5880) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a Birthday Bouquet from Grapevine Liquours in Austin, Tx. 22 oz bomber pours a dark orange with an extremely frothy white head and thick lacing. Aroma is fresh and floral with a touch of nuttiness. Flavor has the requisite citrusy bitterness as expected, but is balanced nicely with some malty nutty and chocolate notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat creamy, not tongue numbing as some strong IPAs tend to be, Overall, above average.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange/amber color with a thick white head that was very sticky. Strong piney hop aroma. Pretty much, every hop flavor imaginable is in this beer. Good bit of malty sweetness balancing all those hop flavors, also.
OldGrowth (2831) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, trade with JCW. Good nose, though kinda typical west coast, Citrus, grapefruit and orange, pine, little toffee, little earthy. Hazy brownish orange color. Small head that fadd quickly. Bitter flavors, grapefruit mainly, burnt, some metallic,pine, but really grapefruit rind bitterness. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, burnt bitter finish. Nice brew, though like i said this is starting to seem like a broken record. Thanks JCW
jazz88 (2579) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a light tan head. A sweet malt and hop aroma. Dry, bitter and a strong hop flavor. Quite nice and a good full bodied IPA.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now In Florida.
I was totally Ampped to find this beer here in town, but then I found that it was $5.50 a bomber… which I thought was a bit costly for an IPA, but the entire time I am still excited. I Cracked this puppy open last night. I was expecting a toned down Hercules IIPA, but that is not what I received.
The Titan poured a brilliant glowing golden orange body and a thick snow capped mountain of rocky white head, with silky curtains of lacing. The palate is a nice light yet buttery consistency. The aroma is massive, it’s hand squeezed grapefruit juice and huge notes of pine sap… but there is a metallic bitterness in the flavor. Unfortunately, I’m finding this IPA to be over hopped and under-malted. With every sip, I noted a slight metallic bite in the finish… it was a bitter twang that just shouldn’t have been present. There was a lawn like grassiness to this IPA…. maybe like eating a divot from the golf course. IMO, the Titan was lacking the roundness of the IPA’s that I find most appealing.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours out a clear copper body with a few fingers of light tan head. Rings of lacing were left around the glass as this was consumed. The aroma is bursting with fruity citric hops especially grapefruit there was a slight caramel to it as well that was more apparent later in the session. Definitely can tell from the smell alone this is going to be a good one for a hop fix. Citric hops come first in the flavor with orange and grapefruit notes as well as a bit of pine in the mix as well. A slight malty sweetness can be detected as well to keep this one from going over the top. Excellent hoppy bitter finish on the end that completes this great taste. This is a medium bodied brew that fills the mouth and palette with hops galore. Drinkability is excellent for any one that has a taste for hops if not you’re drinking the wrong brew to begin with. Great offering from Great Divide that is on par with their DIPA and Imperial Stout.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bomber, this poured a rich orange color with a modest white head that disappeared near completely by my secong swig. It’s got a nice pine and orange hop aroma, no malt detectable. The sweet malts are solid in the base of the drink upon which is heaped a cartload of pine, citric, and floral hops. Great lingering bitter finish. I like this brew.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
available in 6 packs now.
Sure is a purty beer; Liquid burnt orange with a beauty-full froth just off-white. Looks like fleece trying to cling to the side of the glass.
Smells like a grass clipping pile sat in the sun for a couple hours, and some crushed barley soaking in malted spring water.
Beautiful hopping starts in the middle of the palate and puts a squeeze on the tongue from the middle to the tip, and leaves a tingly kiss right on the tip of my tongue. Very sexy. The malt is thin but sweet, and even a little raw. It goes the opposite way on the palate, right down very smoothly. It’s like the parting of the red sea, bittering on one side, and malting on the other. So balanced it might give an accountant an orgasm. I could drink, and drink and drink and drink this. Leaves my mouth with a great spiciness like from nibbling on a piece of fresh herb (horehound, sage, thyme, anise basil).
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.