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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

3,742 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,742
Reviews: 1,414
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 180
Gots: 429 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 3,742 | Reviews: 1,414
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Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Still another big winner from Great Divide,a slightly hazy copper/orange with a tight one finger head on top that settles leavinga ring of lace behind.Very piney aromas with a touch of lemon/citrus very intense and in your face,very resiny flavors along with pine but there is some balance going on a big caramelly malt backbone mingles very nicely and holds up very well to the huge dose of hops.Another great hop gem from Great Divide they rock.

Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a crystal clear IPAish orange in color with s big, lightly-tanned head that seemed to last forever and laced the heck out of the inside of my Ruination glass.

Smell – The nose is big, complex hops gone wild. The raunchy pine sticks out above the others, but there is plenty to keep you interested. There’s also a mild caramel malt base as well.

Taste – The malts pick things up at the taste, but it’s that piney hop flavor that leads the show. It’s almost like it’s dry hopped.

Mouthfeel – This one is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with some brutal dryness.

Drinkability – I thought that the body was a little light for these bold flavors, but otherwise it was a terrific AIPA.

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bright copper kettle color with a most impressive head. The head appears almost identical to the head on a root bear float. It stands like an ivory tower swirling out of a copper sea. It lasts forever.

Smell: Uber piney nose with healthy doses of grapefruit.

Taste: Pure hops smacks you upside your goram face. Grapefruit licks your tongue like a salty dog on acid.

Mouthfeel: mmm bitter.

Drinkable as they come.

Photo of ExtraStout
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a hazy, burnt flat orange color. 1.5 finger head has a cream color and big craters. Thick, crystalline lacing.

Aroma - sharp, unsweetened orange juice, pine aromas abound, pretty intense, very good.

Taste - nice malt base, hop levels are strong. Tasting pine the most, orange and grapefruit to a lesser extent but plenty of presence. Finishes dry, bitter, taste of sour grapefruit.

Mouthfeel - solid, oily body with a tasty residual property. Decent carbonation, no flaws that I can see.

Drinkability - pretty good, but unless the price is just below any other enjoyable IPA, I probably would not buy this first.

Photo of boston2bburg
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll start by saying when I bought this last summer, it had a far more intense hop nose and flavor. That said, the 3 or 4 times I've had it since, I haven't gotten the same effect, probably an east coast freshness issue. The appearance is one intangible, with a thick, clumpy froth leaving gorgeous lacing down the glass. Brilliant orange.

The nose on this one lacks the intense pine and citrus I remember from before. It is replaced with the biscuit and nuttiness reminiscent of UK base malt, and a fruity though subdued yeast character.

Citrus and pine hops remain in the flavor over the aforementioned malt. Resiny, but the biscuit flavor seems like more of a UK flavor than American.

Nice body keeps it fairly balanced and drinkable, not cloying in any sense.

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes on 5/14/10.

A: Poured into a snifter, this beer appears the color of an autumnal rust orange with a touch of amber and is a little hazy. A 1/2 finger head disappears quickly and leaves a white film on top of the beer proper. The lacing looks like paint wildly splattered onto a wall and is sticky-icky.

S: I smell a sweet, honey-like malt aroma that is well balanced by a strong, piney and sweet citrus hop character.

T: The first thing that struck me is how evenly matched the malt and hops are. The malt lends a full honey and syrupy sweetness which is met with a crisp piney bitterness as counterpoint. I also taste orange, lemon, and lemon peel flavors from the hops. This is a fine tasting IPA.

M: This is really on the fuller bodied side for an IPA. I get a nice creamy texture which coats my palate nicely, followed by a nice drying bitterness from the hops. I would classify this mouthfeel as complex.

D: I do love me some IPA and this is one of the best I have had. I will absolutely be having more of Titan IPA. This beer hits on all aspects of the style that I love and hits on them well. Truly and well crafted brew.

Photo of brownbeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crackery malt aroma with pine and a distinct woody note that I also get from Hibernation.

The flavor is brighter than the aroma adding a citrus note to the wood and pine.

Mouthfeel is light-medium, somewhat chewy, with plenty of carbonation.

A really unique IPA, but I couldn't get into like I hoped I would. It lacked vibrance to me.

Photo of kaimcm
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle poured into a pint glass

A: nice hazy but bright orange body. off white creamy head with a nice light lacing. subsides to a ring basically but agitation easily brings back froth.

S: creamy butter, floral hops, light grain, touch of sugar

T: after your palate acclimates to the hops, the beer shows a malt body first, some butter cream, then a hop flash to balance the richness. almonds, candy bar nugget (how the hell do you spell nugget?), even some chocolate-like somebody threw a Snickers in a blender then dumped it into my beer. some lemon, and a very nice balance of drying/bittering hop on the finish. continues to dry instigating another sip. nice floral hops, not to bitter, refreshing and very green tasting.

M: good weight, carb level, chewy, nice all around.

D: pretty rich, couldnt handle a whole lot but my palate doesnt prefer highly hopped beers in quantity.

awash in the sea of IPA's that we find ourselves in, this one stands out.

Photo of SteadySippin
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to a goblet. The label on the bottle is pretty nice.

A - Beautiful looking beer! It has a light gold, almost slightly orange color. Its a little foggy. Lacing like crazy.

S - Hop scents and also slightly sweet. Citrus with slight floral hints. It makes my mouth water, smells quite good.

T - Hop bitterness, perfect amount for my tastes. Some light malt which is hidden behind some citrus and pine. The bitterness form the hops linger on the tongue until the next sip.

M - It feels slightly thick and heavy, medium carbonation. The bitterness stays with you all the way down your throat. Slightly dry finish.

O - I will likely buy this one again in the future. I really enjoyed this beer by Great Divide. The hard hitting hops and piney citrus tie in to create a very delicious IPA brew. The smell and look of the beer make it impossible to refuse a drink of it. Go get yourself a bottle or two of this.

Photo of sgoodship
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottles on date Jul 17, 2009

A: Dull orangy amber. Slight haze. Lovwely creamy soft off-white finger head. Some nice fine lacing.

S: Breadiness and caramel trump the pine hops.

T: This is a simple pleasure. Really tasty bready and caramel malt. Some citrus but mostly pine hop in the finish and aftertaste. Really pleasing.

M: Full side of medium bodied. The malt really adds to the fullness with one hell of a backbone. Plenty of fine carb that is fairly gentle on the palate.

D: I love a very aggressive IPA. I tend to prefer the hop forward versions but this beer reminded me that I love malt. It's definately a hoppy beer but it doesn't seem that way because the malt is so predominant. It's one of those beers that you can throw back - very drinkable. Really nicely done and well balanced. As much as I enjoyed it, I would love to try a more hop forward version.

Photo of steelerguy
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden color, crystal clear, nice two finger head that faded bug hung around throughout. Looks a little more carbonated that a standard American IPA.

S - Nice malt smell right off the bat and then hit with and earthy smell that I don't find all that appealing, more like soil than growth.

T - Malt flavors up front, immediately followed by a strong pine hop presence. Then I get an earthy soil like flavor that I smelled and it does not do good things for the beer.

M - Good mouthfeel, the carbonation is a bit strong but not unpleasing. Smooth with a little warmth from the alcohol.

D - Bitter but not so much as to wear on you. Very drinkable if the earthiness is something you like.

Photo of skybluewater
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Photo of blitz134
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel orange body with a one finger white head. Sticks nicely to the side of the glass. Aroma is alive with grapefruit and tangerine with a little lemon. Caramel malt sweetness abounds as well. Taste has a good bit of pine hoppiness with a little citrus. Finishes with a touch of resin. Not much malt, only a little bicuit malt flavor. Has a good bit of bitterness. Nice flavor, somewhat typical flavor profile of many other good west coast IPAs. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nice for this beer. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers. Drinkability is superb. I could easily put these back.

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is some beer. It was an orange to amber color with a thick white head and plenty of lacing. Piney aroma, with a little citrus. Faint malt presence. It tasted of pine and grapefruit, but was not terribly hoppy; I think the malt balanced it out. Nice resinous mouthfeel. Great beer.

Photo of Beaver13
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Titan IPA pours a copper color with a huge, pillowy, off-white head that had good retention and lacing. A little cloudiness comes out in the second half of the bomber.

Its aroma is strong spicy, piney hops with some citrus notes and caramelly sweetness.

Its flavor is strong, bitter, piney, grassy hops that are offset by citrus. Some sweetness comes out as it warms. The carbonation seems a little harsh on the palate and it was thinner than I expected. It leaves a sticky hop bitterness on the tongue.

Overall, it was pretty similar to the Hercules just a little less so. It's not as full-bodied or balanced as the Hercules. It would be interesting to do a side by side comparison. This is still a very fine IPA.

Photo of generallee
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Information on the bottle includes a short description of the beer, a "Bottled On" date (Jul 15 2010) and the abv% (7.1).

Appearance: It has a hazy and pale orange gold color with an off white head. The head has good retention and leaves lots of sticky lacing all over the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a light mix of sweet malt and even lighter earthy hops. I thought this was a little odd for an IPA to have more maltiness then hop notes in the aroma.

Taste/Palate: There is a good bit of fruity and bready maltiness up front here with just enough bitterness and earthy green plant like hop flavor to give it some balance towards an IPA. The body and carbonation are right on but I am finding myself trying to like this one.

Notes: I don't think I am really into this one. It is ok but not what I look for in an IPA.

Photo of Doomcifer
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, pretty clear, golden amber color with a great creamy head that leaves behind execllent lacing on the glass. Smells of pine, citrusy, doughy maltiness coming through. Very hoppy, yet extremely balanced out with a good dose of sweet, doughy yet candy-like malts. Slightly piny and grassy hoppiness. Extremely crisp and very full-flavored. Good carbonation, medium bodied. A top-notch IPA that has always been one of my favorites. Stellar.

Photo of Duster72
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours deep orange with thick off-white head with decent retention. Aroma is primarily pine with subtle citrus. Taste is piney hops with just enough sweet malt to let you know it's there and a little grapefruit citrus. Finish is very dry. Not the most refreshing IPA, and not nearly as drinkable as some others. I would love to try this on a fresh tap where I believe it might be better.

Photo of Jason
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with “2003 Series” on the label.

Appearance: The foamy head holds it form as it settles at a snails pace, good clarity off the bright copper toned colour.

Smell: Super piney in the nose, fresh flowers and pine sap as well as some citric notes. Incredibly fragrant and spot on for a modern day IPA.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Big smack in the kisser with hops, not relying on bitterness alone but lots of hop flavour as well. The 60 IBUs flex hard on the taste buds, damn bitter. The warming alcohol comes middle to end with a poignant fruitiness and ester character that lays 2nd to the hops. The malt character has the biggest work out to push through and add some balance which it half heartedly does, but the foundation is not shaken with a sweetness that hold together for the duration. The hops don’t shake off even long into the finish, lots of bitterness and flavour in the end.

Notes: Remarkable, simply put this is a stellar IPA. If you are not a hop head or can’t truly enjoy a hoppy beer this is not your mug of beer. If so this goes down as a must try, meaning that … if you did not know, this is a limited batch so look for it now.

Photo of merlin48
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle pours a slightly hazed, orange apricot body that is alive with carbonation. Large and rocky head is vanilla hued, and leaves enormous clumps of sticky lacing.

Aroma is pine, grapefruit, and malty caramel and honey. Hops and malt share equal billing in the bouquet.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an appropriately high carbonation.

Taste is bold with grapefruit and pine tasting hoppiness. Caramel malt flavor is equally assertive. Label says 65 IBU's, but this is not really a hop monster. Actually, I'm surprised at the sturdy malt character of this one. Finishes with a swagger of caramel sweetness, but the pine hops return in the aftertaste.

Very tasty, with excellent drinkability.

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ouncer sampled, "month and week bottled" date notched on to the label. Pours light almond amber, fairly clear, off white tiny bubble head, showing respectable retention and leaving moderate, fine lacing. Nose is all about grainy and pine hops.Some bready, biscuity malt notes under the hop crunch. This is a tasty and aggresively hopped IPA. Lots of pine hop notes. If you like em bitter and hoppy, this IPA will not dissapoint. Long grainy and dry finish. Nicely turned out IPA, well worth a try.

Photo of warriorsoul
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer from Luke's Liquors in Rockland.
A real attractive orange/copper color w/ a full finger of thick, foamy tan head. Lacing has little cling, but the head is going nowhere.
Smell is fantastic...filled w/ piney hops w/ a whiff of cotton candy.
The taste is simply superb...resiny, citrus hops grab my tastebuds (mainly grapefruit) and the sweet maltiness complements this IPA real well. The alcohol is well hidden until the very last few sips.
Mouthfeel is thicker than most IPA's...closer to a double IMHO.
The finish is bitter, but not dry...very refreshing.
Drinkability is through the roof...could possibly be one of my favorite IPA's to date.
Great Divide impresses the hell out of me w/ each and every brew I try...next on tap, the oak aged Yeti.

Photo of Homebrew35
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger off white creamy head. Clear orangy body. Smells of earthy, piney, resinous hop aroma, carmel sweet malts. Tastes sweet and carmely, some burnt sugar, biscut notes, piney and resinous, some slight citrus, some spice. A good coating lingering bitterness, not too bitter. Very creamy, oily and coating mouth feel. Medium carbing, medium body. The %7 alcohol is barely noticeable. $1.80 a single. I could have one or two of these in a sitting.

Photo of tigg924
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, yellowish-brown in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: bread, honey, and citrus hops

Taste: pine and citrus hops at the start, followed by caramel malt, and some breadiness at the end

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, medium bodied, bitter start with a big bitter spike mid drink, with some sweetness at the end

Overall: An above average but not mind blowing hoppy IPA. I do like the piney hops, but there are better options out there. I will not pick this up again, but worth a try for a hop head.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,742 ratings.