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RATINGS: 2166   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rajendra82 (1069) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2005
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2005
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 Excellent IPA. Very Hoppy. Flavorful. Bitterbut but well balanced and crisp.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2005
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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nejhleader (1513) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2005
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2005
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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Poured a nearly perfect golden brown with a bubbly white head. Citrusy/pine aroma. Taste... well, thats 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, Ill suck on a 2x4, thanks. Ive come to realize, I like citrusy IPAs. This one isnt as piney as Avery IPA (ick), and the appearance and aroma were good, but it really didnt do it for me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2005
I first tasted this a while ago from a bomber...really good. I thing the double is better but glad to see the Titan in a six pack now. This is a solid IPA. Head is off white and lasting. Light red color and crystal clear. Aroma is a good along with good balance between hops and malt... more malty. Taste of pine initially (what kind of Hops do that?) and malt follows. You are left with a nice hop bitterness that lingers for a while.


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