Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,874 | Reviews: 1,357 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by JWU:
4.63/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz. bottle poured into my trusty mug.
A- deep, slightly hazy goldenrod color, with hints of orange. This one could be the reference standard by which IPA appearance is judged. Thick, white head, could be slightly more head, but that's my only gripe on appearance. Nice sticky lacing down the glass.
S-Citric and slightly piney hops. You can detect the sweetness of
the malts on the smell as well.
T- Big, bitter grapefruit hops up front, but a really nice balancing malt sweetness. The bitterness turns slightly piney, and has a very, very long bitter finish, but not unpleasantly so. This one really gets you on the back and sides of your tongue. The malt bill is complex for an IPA which is why I love this one so much. Biscuity, caramelly, with some notes of black tea if you really search for them. Fantastic.
M- quite slick, and it really parches the mouth, and just says "sip me again".
O- Titan is a fantastic representation of the style. It has that something extra that so many lack. A must-try. It makes me so sad they pulled out of non-metro Pennsylvania, but I'll just have to pick up my Great Divide on trips to Maryland or Virginia. If I could only have one IPA for the rest of my life, it would likely be Titan.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2011 18:01:04 | More by JWU
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger cap of a pure white color. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready malt smell with some notes of graininess mixed within. Along with the bready smells are some nice earthy and piney smells as well as some sweeter aromas. The sweet aromas are mainly of a fruit nature with some pear, orange, and a little bit of a tropical fruit smell of mango.
Taste – The taste begins bitter bite right from the start with a nice earthy flavor mixed with some grapefruit hop as well. Along with the bitter hop are some nice bready and sweeter tangerine and mango flavors that end up balancing the hop nicely with the sweeter and malty flavors creating a base taste that lasts throughout the flavor profile. As the taste advances further, more hop flavors come to the tongue with some more earthy tastes as well as a resinous pine. While these increases in hop flavors come, the grapefruit mellows some and a bit of a doughy and caramel flavor take its place. This creates a smoother taste at the end of the tongue, and when mixed with the nice hop profile leaves a rather pleasant “dank hop” flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the mix of bready and hoppy flavors the thicker body is fantastic as it accentuates these flavors wonderfully all while the higher carbonation level keeps it quite refreshing.
Overall – A very tasty and nicely malty and hoppy IPA. Quite nice.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 22:55:27 | More by Darkmagus82
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,874 ratings.