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RATINGS: 2158   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Bottle. Pours a cloudy medium brownish amber with a small off-white head. Nose is full of citrusy and piney hop aromas, but also full of maltiness. Flavor. Hmm, strange balance of malts and hops. I think Id prefer this with less malt. Has the citrus hop flavor followed by a roasted maltiness that Im not crazy about... finish of bitter hoppiness lingers for awhile. In the top 96% of beer? Hah! Slightly above average at best.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2005
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 From the bottle

Pours a murky orange amber with an ample but short-lived white head.

Aroma is sweet grapefruit and a bit of pine; the flavor is buttered crumpet with marmalade, a strongly hopped IPA with a some diacetyl and a slightly metalic bitterness that cuts in early and lasts for a long time. Mouthfeel is good, but not exceptional.

I think this one is overrated. Its certainly drinkable, but in my book it doesnt rank particularly highly among IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle, Grapevine Mkt. Pumpkin colored, off white head. Not as hoppy as I expected, but then some IPAs just hide behind their hops. And theres nothing to hide here. I mean, this is a really wonderful stand-alone ale. Expertly blended malts and delicious in the mouth. Judged against other IPAs, its average. Against other ales, its huge.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2771) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Finishing hops give this beer a resiny almost syrupy mouthfeel that makes this seem heavier than it really is. Clean malts. Hops are citric and piney, the finish is medium bitter. Not very well integrated and one of my least favorite IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1684) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Severe, warming hops on the aroma of this beer: pine, orange, dried apricot. Looks decent in the glass, with a tiny bit of lacing and some lingering off-white head. The beer itself is a cloudy, dark, pumpkin orange. Big hop bite, of course, mostly of pine. The sweet finish absolves the beer of much of its bitterness - a deft beermaking move, as the IPA is not cloying or sugary. There is even a soft coffee element to the malt component of the beer. A grand IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: APR 4, 2006 Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry and GregClow - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Dark orange, small white head. Fresh hop aroma that had a nice combo of citrus and earthiness - a 10/10 aroma for sure, as this was unique and solid. Taste at first disappointed - it came of as quiet stale and harsh and unbalanced. However, after a couple minutes in the glass it mellowed and revealed a really solid IPA, balanced and bitter. Medium mouthfeel, lots of malt taste. Lingering bitterness. Pretty solid, just a little off at first.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3858) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2005
Bottled. Amber colour. Citrusy mandarin nose. Light sweetish flavour. Seemingly with a perfect balance. Good, crispy and thorough bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of delicious fresh citrus hops -- oh yeah baby, this is the stuff that makes this HopHead a happy boy! Theres just enough malt in there to balance things out and it goes down nice and easy. A great IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3292) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry and tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Dark amber colour with a small head. Big hop aroma, big hop flavour - pretty much what I expected. The hops have an especially nice piney character, and theres a good sweet malt backbone in there to hold things together. Very good stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2005
Poured golden with a creamy white head. Good head retention. Smell was really complex with citrus, graitfruit, caramel, vanilla and pinapple. Taste started a bit too bitter at first but then balanced out very nicely. Damn good IPA from Great Divide.


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