Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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Reviews by davidchollar:
4.58/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Pours out a deceptive copper, I can't tell if it's dark and cloudy or bright and clear. Every time I try to pin it down, different angles and amounts of light give it a different look. It's definitely pretty though, with a moderately thick, off-whitish head. Decent retention. Appearance reminds me of some of the better IPAs or DIPA's I've had. Looks good but not great.
Smell is obviously hoppy. I have a feeling I should let this warm up quite a bit. It smells good, but on a cold December night, pulling this out of the fridge, it feels like it's too cold. ... Waiting a while definitely opened it up as I thought it would. Like a pineapple in a ceder tree Titan IPA is piney citrus in a big way. Better than the looks, I think the nose is a solid 4.5.
Full body taste, wonderfully thick. This is above average, good stuff. Just as the looks reminded me of the likes of 90 minute IPA, the taste is also pretty big, close to a double or imperial. As the label advertises, this is certainly an aggressively-hopped ale. But there is also the solid malt backbone delivering an amazing overall taste sensation. It's delicious but not entirely unique. So it's not a perfect 5, but it's damn good. I'd get it again. I have not been let down by Great Divide yet!
Serving type: bottle
12-05-2008 13:56:12 | More by davidchollar
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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
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