Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
4.1/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle (wish I could get a bomber) into a pint glass a nice deep tawny-red amber, with the slightest haze and a somewhat reluctant head - a thin wafer with Styrofoam coloring and equallly sized bubbles receded after a few moments, leaving a millimeter ice-white layer and wispy lacing down the glass. You have to really get close to the glass to be able to see any carbonation.
The nose is a nostril-scorching, sinus-clearing acidic, citrusy, grassy ker-pow of hops, a confident, smooth, burly aroma. Malts are present, a slightly tart or sour quality layered in with heavy caramel, but the bursting hops are dominant and flavorful. They get my mouth watering.
Mmmm - the flavor is hoppy, and the lupulins are burly in flavor, just as they are in scent. There's a definite, ahem, cannabis flavor here, with slight orange peel tones, and it's layered nicely in with a rich, slightly roasty malt profile. Aftertaste is bitter, and slightly 'dirty' - earthy, but bitter!
The carbonation is mild, allowing the smooth malts and oily hops to seep around your tongue - I'm happily reminded of GD's own Hercules DIPA, which is the most viscous, oily brew I've ever swallowed, but this has a far more drinkable slickness.
Final thoughts: Hmmm... Great Divide is great.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2006 06:11:29 | More by Tupperwolf
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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.