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RATINGS: 2186   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

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3.3
MrEcted1 (144) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Slightly overrated in my opinion, but not a bad IPA. Pours an attractive amber hue with a nice head, subtle lacing. Pretty standard as far as IPAs, good hoppiness, nice citrus aromas and flavors. Nice piney notes on both the nose and the flavor, floral notes come through as well. Not a wicked in your face type of IPA, but also not weak at all. Well balanced between hops and malts.

4.8
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Wonderful piney hop aroma. Dark copper color, a bit darker than most IPA’s. The citrus hop flavorwelcomes the taste buds initially and an even sweetness hits the back of the mouth leaving a great after taste. Very surprised it only rates a 65 on the IBU scale. Definitely a top of the line agreeively hopped IPA.

3.5
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Pours an amber colorwith a very light head. Light carbonation. Very light lacing. Has a light citrus hop aroma. Has a good bit of hop flavor. Not much malt to go with it. Light to medium body. Nothing special here.

3.3
Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Copper, amber looking ale with neat fine creamy head. Strong grainy aroma, good hoppy character .aroma Milky, citric finish. Grainy palate with oats and hop touches, Strange, a bit tea like.

4.3
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 28, 2006
Pours amber with a fleeting head. Rich complex aroma of hops and esters. Smooth body with a hint of sweetness at the start followed by the hops with pine, zest, and spices (quite a spicy beer, actually). While obviously dominant, the hops are supremely integrated rather than simply abusively piled on for the sake of IBU claims on the label. This is an exceptional IPA.

3.9
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2006
12 fl oz bottle Light copper with an appropriate haze.Nice little creamy off-white head. Pungent and sweet hoppy aromas with a solid malty background. Aggressive, but not overly bitter, rich and sweet hoppy flavour. Good balance between malt body and alpha acids. Floral, or perhaps herbal, hoppiness. Long aftertaste with a broad selection of hop related flavours. Very nice IPA for those attracted to hops.

3.8
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Courtesy of Schwaiger. This brew is availible locally and I have had it a few times, but as i don’t get too fired up about IPA’s I never rated it. Let’s see if my tastes have changed. Aroma is heavy with resiny pine and floral notes. Yellow-tinged orange body with a diminishing white head that leaves excellent lacing. Big piney, floral hops int he fore followed by smooth and sweet caramel malts. Very toasty at times. Nice mouthfeel and even has some almost spicy herbal notes to it. solid beer, but still an IPA so not something I go gaga over.

4
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 25, 2006
Wow! With so many great IPA’s out there, I am beginning to think im repeating myself. This is a good, near perfect IPA. It’s a tad dark, almost amber, nice head, smells very floral and hoppy. Tastes wonderful. Im actually surprised the IBU’s aren’t in the high 70’s. It’s pretty tart. Tastes almost identical to Green Flash’s West Coast IPA. And, that’s a compliment. Good stuff. These great divide people know what they are doing.

4.3
bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Evergreen floral notes. Beautiful apricot color under halogen. Citrus flavors, hint of bergamot? There is some sweet maltiness, but the hops hang in there. Too thin to be chewy, but great texture. It approaches a double IPA in alcohol and mouthfeel, and 65 IBU is not unimpressive. Really great.

4.1
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAY 23, 2006
12 oz. Bottle. Drank 5/11/06. Nice and clear. Deep orange copper with a nice ~1" creamy off-white head. Falls to a thick layer of foam. Laces nicely. Aroma - pretty strong piney, citrusy, resiny, florally hops and a pretty good amt. of sweet malts. Pine dominates. Flavor - Really nicely balanced IPA. Smooth, sweet malts in the front and a good amt. of bitterness in the finish. Some nice pney, florally hop flavor after the swallow. Enough, but not a huge level of bitterness like some other IPA’s. Palate - Nice, smooth medium body. Carb. is on the lower end compared to other IPA’s, but that adds to the smoothness and doesn’t take anything away. Overall a very good, very easily drinkable IPA. I’ve really liked everything I’ve had from GD and this one is right there too. Quality stuff.


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