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Belgian Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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88
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 05-16-2007

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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by soughtbygod:
Photo of soughtbygod
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, unsure of bottling date, but it is in 2010. Pours crystal clear orange amber color with a dense 2 finger off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a lacing cap. Nice lacing on the glass. Aromas of orange, mango, pine, caramel, and a bit of grapefruit. Decent aroma strength, improves as it warms up. Taste of fairly strong grapefruit, orange, and pine; with some caramel in the background. Sweet tastes on the front that lead to a fairly strong bitterness on the finish that lingers for a bit with citrus and pine flavors. Very smooth drinkability for it’s alcohol level. No alcohol noticed other than a very small warming after the finish. Very nice balance of sweetness and bitterness in this as well. Medium carbonation and body. Overall a very good IPA, tasty stuff.

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Photo of beernooby
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Appearance ::
It pours a deep and hazy amber with lots of visible carbonation. The head was small for the style (may have been a bad pour) and didn't retain particularly well but had a nice even lacing.

Smell ::
On a clear palate the piney smell of the aroma hops overpower the mild toasty malt. After adjustment, the malt is much more pronounced as caramel. It is slightly citrusy, very piney, and reminds me of a spring meadow. I found the smell to be very pleasant.

Taste ::
The first sip hides the malt with its carbonation and very strong hop flavors, leaving the residual taste of orange peels. After my palate adjusts, the beer takes on a balancing malty sweetness.

Feel ::
There's a good bit of carbonation as is expected with the style, but it isn't excessive. It's also fairly thicker than expected.

Drink ::
I love the hoppy piney wild smell of this beer. The alcohol is completely disguised by the aroma and flavor hops... excellent design. It starts bitter but as the palate adjusts it is balanced and delicious.

Photo of aletales
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with a nice white head and good lacing on the glass. The aroma is fruity. Full carbonation hits your tongue with force making room for a short lived maltiness followed by a hop presence that although pronounced, it is an IPA afterall, is not overwhelming. I did not get the impression that hops were added just to show off as in some IPAs, they were part of the plan.

Photo of jasonjlewis
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery

Appearance: little head on pour, murky orange color.

Smell is of strong banana phenol. It dominates the palate and detracts from anything else going on.

Taste is of coriander and belgian funk from belgian yeast. Banana really dominates this beer. It has a slight astringent dry afterness.

Mouthfeel is sort of watery with some moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Banana dominates this beer and detracts somewhat to the drinkability. This beer is not bad, but there need to be more going on than banana.

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A twist to the Titan, this is at their tap-room. I think it's a test run.
The Titan goes Belgian. Pours a hazy yellow/gold, nice foaming head, very rich looking.
Smell is a subtle yeasty Belgian ale, with hints of dried hops and citrus. The yeast and citric hops compete over dominance. Kind of nice.
Taste is good. The IPA and Belgian yeast go at it again. Corriander, orange peel, lemongrass, golden raisin...they all go together. Just enough hops to tame the yeast, and vice versa. A good balance. Nice summer brew. Since the Hot Shot is gone, I hope this comes in.

Photo of Treeboxer
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Right after I poured this beer, my wife walked by and said,"oooh, that smells sweet". The head and lacing were both good and lasted quite a while. I was eating on a little Tillamook sharp cheddar during the session, and it paired wonderfully. Like all IPA's this one has some heavy hopiness, and the sharp cheddar lent it's help. This is a highly drinkable beer, especially when some good snacks are paired.

Photo of enfield249
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Deep red-gold color, verging on copper. 2 fingers off-white head fades to thin layer of off white foam.

S - Baking bread, hop, light roasty-caramel.

T- Bready maltyiness, fades shortly to hop flavor, which moves quickly to bitterness. The bitterness lingers.

M - Medium, tiny amount of astringency on the tip of my tongue.

D - About in the middle of the curve for a IPA.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the tap a semi-transparent dark coppery amber with a thick, fine-bubbled, amber-tan head. Strong, hoppy aroma has a firm fruity overtone that is mainly apple and pear with a whisper of banana, and has just a whiff of caramel. Lip-smacking flavor has strong fruity notes, apple and pear with a hint of - cherry? It has malty, hoppy and caramel tones, and a little bit of bitterness as well as a honey-sweet hint. Firm-bodied texture is lively, tingly and sassy, leaving a fizzy, fruity, hoppy and malty finish. A Titan indeed!

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Belgian Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.