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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,173 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,173
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 130
Gots: 165 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003)
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avylover

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

great looking brew here. Nice golden orange color, and a good looking frothy white head. Aroma is a great mix of sweet malts, grapefruity hops, and mild alcohol. This a brew that stands out. It's balanced i ntaste in front, but finishes nice & bitter how I like it.fruity hops, malty backbone, almost slightly smokey, and nice dry bitter finish. Great full mouthfeel with just enough carbonation, and pretty drinkable stuff. A great IPA

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2005 21:02:23 | More by avylover
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out of the new 12oz. bottle a very nice hazy amber orange with a sticky one inch head on top. Tight lacing around the entire tulip glass...very nice. Sweet citrus nose with hints of orange and grapefruit as well as some pine. Just wonderful...keeps my nose coming back for more.

Big blast of citrusy (grapefruit, orange, lemon) tones and some sticky pine resin hoppiness along a nice wave of crisp caramel maltiness. A nice bitterness envelopes my mouth while not being overly pronounced. There's a very nice balance here...but the hop burps remind you what this brew is all about. Damn good IPA.

A nice smooth, creamy mouthfeel with good body. I think it's great that Great Divide has put this in sixers instead of just bombers...as it's easy to drink and would make a nice session. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2005 03:06:31 | More by orbitalr0x
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Tballz420

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew is a hazy, deep orange color, with a big cream head resulting from my violent pour. Good lace. The hops on the nose are sick-wit-it, excellent mix of pine, bitter, flower, hops and more hops. There is some sweet malt in the front, but it is blasted away by dank bitter hops. There are more intense ipa's, ruination comes to mind, but this version is damn tasty as well. This brew changed my mind about this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2005 06:41:17 | More by Tballz420
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dauss

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22oz bomber with a green label. No freshness stamps or notches, but it does say that this is 65 IBUs.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Small light tan head composed of lots of fine little bubbles. Fades quickly. Leaves a lot of lace in the glass.

Smell: Nose is full of hops. Piney and citrusy. Wonderful aroma.

Taste: Very nice. Light carbonation. Big sweet malt backbone. Bitterness sets in at the back of the tongue, and then covers the tongue in hop resin goodness. Definitely a lot of malt, probably too much, the bitterness is muted. The hops are also giving it a lot of flavor, spruce and grapefruit.

Notes: A very tasty APA with a wonderful nose. I was hoping for a little more bitterness in the finish, especially it tells you that it is 65 IBU's. I do love that sweet malt though.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2005 04:09:59 | More by dauss
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kmpitz2

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer I was looking to try, so I finally grabbed it at the store. This one pours a hazy orange color with an active bubble and a 2 finger head that falls to coat and ring the beer. The nose is rich in hops, giving almost a mandarin orange and grapefruit tone. I like it. The flavor is really nice. Some sweet hops, but also spicey peppery hops, balanced over sweet caramel, slightly honey sweet malt base. I like it a lot. The flavor is balanced very well between the hops and malts. The feel is nicely thick. A very nice beer. I have been very happy with the beers Great Divide is putting out these days.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2005 04:33:48 | More by kmpitz2
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out bright golden amber and sits a hazy deep amber in the glass with a fair sized white head. Fades to a light skim and leaves a few strands in random places. Fantastic gradient, from the lightest gold to a deep, amber brown; treat this beer to a fluted glass.

Smells big and fruity, plenty of citrus aromas. Oranges, grapefruit and lemons all over the place. Tangy hints of fresh pine needles float on top of a deep malty core. Caramel drips off the sides like a sundae.

Starts out with a hint of malty sweetness, caramel drippings hit the tongue. From every side comes sweet, fruity flavors of ripe oranges, tangerines and apricots. A bed of pine needles, steaming over hot coals lifts up a rich blast of tangy and acidic flavors. Finish is well bittered with many fond memories of citrus floating around. I'm not dead yet.

Silky smooth and creamy, gets even better with warmth. Carbonation is fantastic; soft yet firm. Medium-full body, nothing is left behind.

Enormously fruity and energetic. Glass seems to stick to your hands until it's gone, odd characteristc, but I like it There is a soft spot in my heart for this beer, now that it has beat it's way into me...thank you....

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2005 05:27:34 | More by Skidz
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allengarvin

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber, with a finger of foam resting on top. Laces the glass well.

Aroma: Grapefruit-citrus hop aroma, spicy and strong.

Flavor: Bitterness is strong up front, very strong, but not overwhelming. West-coast citrus hop flavor dominates, but it's also slightly grassy and herbal, almost spicy. If you look for it, some nice malt comes in at the end, but the finish is long, lingering, and dryly bitter.

Body: Medium body, slightly high carbonation.

A very drinkable American IPA, superior, in my opinon, to the brewer's Hercules double.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2005 03:50:08 | More by allengarvin
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beerceller99

Louisiana

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle pours a honey / orange hue with a white head. Nice lacing. Has a big citrusy, pine sap hop smell. Medium bodied with a bubbly mouthfeel; nicely carbonated. Big grapefruit tart taste with just enough malt sweetness to balance.
A damn fine IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2005 20:09:28 | More by beerceller99
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FormatKid

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good old 22oz bottle with a straight forward label. I can tell as I’m pouring that the rapidly forming head will be sticky and resilent, it didn’t make a liar our of me. The head is a white dimpled monster that leaves nice, intricate webs of lacing down the glass. The body of the beer is a ruby tinted copper with a slight haze, sparse little chunks of matter here and there and almost no visible carbonation. The nose is vibrant and dominated by citrusy hop aromas, light hints of pine and blending with the sweet malt backing creates a lovely apricot aroma. Flavor-wise this IPA is a bit sweeter and less dry than many of the style. Sweet and sticky with caramel up front, picking up a subtle bubble-gum/cotton candy sweetness flavor as well. The bitterness is moderate (a bit less than preferable), the hop flavors are lovely. The tart fruitiness of the hops both create their own and meld with the flavors of the malt to create diverse flavors of honey drizzled watermelon, honey-dew, apricot, and grape-fruit tossed with a sparse sprinkling of pine needles. Mouthfeel is near-still and medium bodied, very nice. This is a very “balanced” IPA. Looking forward to having it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2004 03:15:32 | More by FormatKid
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark gold/bronze with a full pillowy beige head and very active carbonation. Flowery citrusy piney sprucey hop aroma and flavor but a bit too flowery hop intense... decent balance but leans a bit too bitter/flowery... Medium/full bodied with a citrusy dry hop finish.

Decent but a bit too flowery/bitter ..

Per label: 65 IBU's

Per GD website:
Malts: Northwest 2-Row, Caramel
Hops: 3 bold American varieties

($5.49 / 22 oz.)

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2004 22:44:47 | More by RBorsato
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gbontrag

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

48f
available in 6 packs now.
Sure is a purty beer; Liquid burnt orange with a beauty-full froth just off-white. Looks like fleece trying to cling to the side of the glass.
Smells like a grass clipping pile sat in the sun for a couple hours, and some crushed barley soaking in malted spring water.
Beautiful hopping starts in the middle of the palate and puts a squeeze on the tongue from the middle to the tip, and leaves a tingly kiss right on the tip of my tongue. Very sexy. The malt is thin but sweet, and even a little raw. It goes the opposite way on the palate, right down very smoothly. It's like the parting of the red sea, bittering on one side, and malting on the other. So balanced it might give an accountant an orgasm. I could drink, and drink and drink and drink this. Leaves my mouth with a great spiciness like from nibbling on a piece of fresh herb (horehound, sage, thyme, anise basil).

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2004 08:20:26 | More by gbontrag
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy red-orange color with two fingers of head. There is a little bit of lacing on the glass. The smell is full of citrus hops, and lots of em! Very fresh, but not too green. The taste starts with a little bit of sweet maltiness. Slightly bready, and a hint of caramel. The finish is all hops. Juicy citrusy hops bring lots of fresh flavor to the palate. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and strong. The drinkability is great for an almost 7% IPA. Good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2004 05:18:37 | More by SheepNutz
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mntlover

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a amber with golden hints nice fluffy off white head with good lacing. Aroma is lots of hops with sweet malt background, pine aroma on top of citrus background. Taste is hops right away bitter citrus grapefruit flavors stomp all over the malt. Good hoppy IPA with a lightly sweet malt finish and a lingering pine resin finish that sticks to your tounge. Mouthfeel is a little light, mostly hops, malt background seems a little light. Drinkability is good nice hoppy IPA hop heads will rejoice.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2004 19:37:35 | More by mntlover
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NearerMyBeerToMe

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a head about half an inch deep of sandy-colored, variously sized bubbles. Head leaves a sticky collar and moderate lacing despite no visible carbonation. Beer is dark amber to matte bronze in color with honeyed bronze highlights... this is a good looking beer. The aroma is surprising--I was expecting the usual pine, grapefruit, etc. Instead, this presents a bouquet garni of oregano, tarragon, and bay; reedy hop characteristics of old hay and under-ripe orange skins; subtle saltine cracker maltiness. A quiet, padding-about nosefeel. Flavors are of a moderately hefty malt backbone displaced by strong, herbal, tweedy bitterness of hop stalks. Assertive taste of grapefruit skin practically curls up the sides of the tongue. Mouthfeel is bitter without being pushy--aftertaste fades out dryly. Drinkability? I thoughtfully reviewed the first half of the bomber for as long as I could stand it, and just slurped down the rest of the bottle. While this beer was clearly not over-the-top, I appreciated its subtleties, particularly the way its aroma made me consider hops for their herbal qualities. Just a really delicious, laid-back, herby smell. I can't resist the comparison to Chartreuse. And that drinkability! Man, this one really hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2004 22:26:31 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
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OldFrothingSlosh

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22oz. amber bomber with the old-style "Maverick" label on it. 2003 edition.

Poured a vibrant bright clear orange in color with a lovely cascading head that bubbled and foamed. Persistent lacing all over the glass in large uber-bubbly patches. Sticky. Aromas are a grab-bag of hop notes: pine is the most prominent, with citrus and flowery notes playing a supporting role. My wife walked into the kitchen moments after I opened it and asked what IPA I was drinking tonight...

Taste was ever-so-slightly a letdown for me. As juicy and fragrant as the nose was, the taste had a little too much raw bitterness for me. Hefty doses of brutal bitterness up front. MIddle sees some malty sweetness attempt to peek through (mixed with some honey notes as it warmed), only to be crushed in the end by the inevitable hop monster. Long and pronounced bitter aftertaste.

For only being 6.8% ABV and 60 IBU's, this beer sure as hell has the markings of a DIPA. Medium-high body and uber-thick on the palate. Quite drinkable. Good thing I can get this locally. Try it...you'll like it.

A: 4.5 / S: 4.5 / T: 4.0 / M: 4.5 / D: 4.5 - From original review 21-SEP-04.

Review of 12oz. bottle with Titan IPA label on it. 26-APR-05

Even better than I recall the older Maverick version being. Simply a wonderful IPA. Nothing raw...just an uber-hoppy IPA that bursts with pine oil and citrus flavors. Palate-coating and immensely drinkable. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2004 17:33:16 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
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HardTarget

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brown bomber, lists 65 IBUs and little else. Paid $6 at Whip In.
Aroma: Nice blend of spicy, floral, and citric hop smells. The slightest whiff of light malt base adds some complexity.
Appearance: Orange copper body capped with a creamy multi-sized bubble head. Light lacing evident as the head collapse to a quarter finger. Lacing continued down the glass leaving nice tidemarks within the foam gripping the sides.
Flavor: As per style, it’s all about the hops. The beer strikes a nice balance in some ways thought, the malt is strong enough to give a sweet candy base and the hops are full in flavor, but don’t burn and aren’t exceeding bitter. The hops really shine, giving a grapefruit, pine, rosebud blend, but with a sweet twist, very nice.
Mouthfeel: Medium heavy with a slight chew and while oily, not exceedingly so. It’s really a rather creamy smooth texture.
Overall Impression: Very enjoyable and quite drinkable for an IPA. Again, the balance is nice, full rich hops, sweet base to build on. I put this in the running with the best IPAs I’ve tasted. Massive taste, delicate touch, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2004 00:00:41 | More by HardTarget
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skybluewater

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky gold color, surprisingly thin head that leaves pretty good lace. Smells of citrus and pine. Taste is a piney, citrusy, melony melange, with a pleasent bitterness. Mouthfeel is a nice and full. I'm loving this beer. Very solid IPA here.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2004 00:55:38 | More by skybluewater
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark orange colour with an awesome tan head of foam on top. This smells like fresh hops. Pine, Citrus, all the good stuff is here! The taste is hoppy as hell up front, with a nice touch of malt sweetness in the middle and a slightly alcoholic flavor in the finish. The mouthfeel is perfectly balanced and the drinkability is awesome as well. One hell of an IPA from a new favorite brewery of mine!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2004 22:26:25 | More by francisweizen
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Morris729

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange copper color with a tall foamy head that sticks all over the sides of the glass as it very slowly dissipates. Nose is fresh cedar and pine along with some floral citrus notes—quite sniffable. Thick and juicy mouth feel like grapefruit juice mixed with pine sap. Taste has notes of acidic fresh citrus fruit and bitter grapefruit rind along with notes of raw hop leafs and resins. A very intense IPA and absolutely delicious. Rivals Stone IPA as the best IPA currently available locally.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2004 01:26:30 | More by Morris729
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours amber and gold with an enormous fluffy off-white head. Sheets of sticky lace on the pint glass.
Aroma has a light malt profile with some citurs rind and a distinct resiny hop note.
Flavor is slightly burnt caramel note and a little bit of raosted nut and a hop progression of citurs and then sharp oily, resiny notes.
Mouthfeel is hyper-sweet for a brief moment that is quickly overtaken by a gritty yet not overly aggressive bitterness. Leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste on the palate.
Drinkability is very solid, doesn't really stand out in a world of hyper-IPA's but very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2004 01:58:17 | More by CRJMellor
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TheLongBeachBum

California

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 ounce Bomber, my bottle looks exactly like the one in the BA Database. No strength or freshness listed, but it proudly states that this one is 65 IBU’s.

Appearance: Amber hued body with Satsuma orange sunset glow. Clear definition helps to accentuate the off-white creamy head. The head easily forms a very thick looking uniform cap that has good resistance and longevity. Nice crisp clean lines in the Handled Pint Mug. Looks good.

Nose: Pine hops and floral grassy stains. Juicy sap like bitter shoots. Light orange and zesty lemons. A nice biscuit malt feel in the back end balances the fresh pineuous lawn-like IPA aromas.

Taste: Hoppy at first, juicy sap like oils, but then this turns very bitter, which is a surprise given the appealing nose. Starts with a delicate floral feel set against a decent malt biscuit middle. Acidic lingering bitterness and astringency in the end. This is an excellent hoppy-cum-bitter roller-coaster.

Mouthfeel: Solid body, the below average carbonation allows the bitterness to strip the hop oils of the inner cheeks and pummel them in the finish.

Drinkability: A fantastic nightcap, the 22ounces started and finished well, the last mouthfeel just as refreshing and appealing as the first.

Overall: Not as hoppy as you may think, moreover this is a Bitter IPA with a nice biscuit malt background mixed in with some citric twinges and a floral flash here and there. Very nice indeed.

Titanic props to BigHuge for this beauty, can’t wait to try the other two Great Divides I have after this one!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2004 05:44:16 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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meathookjones

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours out a clear copper body with a few fingers of light tan head. Rings of lacing were left around the glass as this was consumed. The aroma is bursting with fruity citric hops especially grapefruit there was a slight caramel to it as well that was more apparent later in the session. Definitely can tell from the smell alone this is going to be a good one for a hop fix. Citric hops come first in the flavor with orange and grapefruit notes as well as a bit of pine in the mix as well. A slight malty sweetness can be detected as well to keep this one from going over the top. Excellent hoppy bitter finish on the end that completes this great taste. This is a medium bodied brew that fills the mouth and palette with hops galore. Drinkability is excellent for any one that has a taste for hops if not you’re drinking the wrong brew to begin with. Great offering from Great Divide that is on par with their DIPA and Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2004 19:49:33 | More by meathookjones
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usualpulp

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden color, with a nice thick white head.

Big smell thats apparent here is hops, with a slight fruityness in the background, but this beer screams hops, from smell alone.

The taste is nice and crisp, very hoppy, but not overkill at all. There is an almost pine like flavor on the finish, reminds me of some of the winter beers out there in that aspect. Theres a citrus flavor present as well, very grapefruit like. The beer feels very crisp in the mouth, not overly bitter, but not too sweet, very nice balance.

Overall this is one quality beer, definately worth buying when you see it on the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2004 23:51:01 | More by usualpulp
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assurbanipaul

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a bright, clear amber with a good light fluffy head. Nose is fresh hops, a little malt and a trace of soap.

Taste is aggressive, bitter hops with little malt at all. Earthy, floral, piney, fresh mouth-puckering hops all over the place. A little malt base comes out late in the taste but not really enough to make a difference. Finish is clean but still very bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium and astringent, lots of lacing all the way down. Great if you like your hops unadulterated but it lacks the balance to really be too drinkable.

Not a hophead I, but I do enjoy and can appreciate a brash, slap-yo-mama hop monster on occasion. I just feel this is too one-dimensional -- all hops and not much else.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2004 06:22:46 | More by assurbanipaul
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kbub6f

New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One inch of pale, beige, thick, slow, sticky head sits on a clear, deep, copper beer. Slow carbonation. Thick, sticky rings of lacing. Total grapefruit-piney hops in the nose; fresh and sweet, too. Pine sap and grapefruit rind up front. Nice, fresh hop oil and a little sweetness. Middle is thick, full, darkish tasting, but still full of hops. Remains bitter hoppy right through the finish. Very bitter. This is a good, one-dimensional (maybe one-and-a-half), American IPA. There's a decent malt contribution, but it really can't compete with the hops. But it's a quality brew, and it does sweeten a little with temperature.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2004 23:29:43 | More by kbub6f
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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