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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,420 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 1,420
Hads: 3,902
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 204
Gots: 548 | FT: 3
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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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 1,420 | Hads: 3,902
Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Piney and resinous start. Sweet rich maltiness with medium body. Herbacious hop character with a hint of woodiness on the finish. Fantastic flavor arch with lots of complexity and perfect harmony of flavors. (207 characters)

Photo of delta490
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. This was an accidentally cellared bottle from Dec. 2011. Poured a cloudy amber with a big creamy white head that lingers on and leaves nice lacing. Aroma has mellowed out and is much maltier, with subtle floral and citrus notes. The taste is very much similar with the malt and hops blended with a nice bitter hop hit on the finish. and now reminds me more of an English IPA than an American. It's still quite good and if my memory serves, the newer iteration is always delicious, as well. I'm happy to know that I can cellar it to get a more English-style or drink it right away to get an excellent American-style IPA. It's win-win. (679 characters)

Photo of ckeegan04
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Orangish brwon color with one finer light brown head. Decent retention and excellent lacing.

S - Strong aroma of citrusy and piney hops. Also a sweetness in the background.

T - HOPS! The citrusy juicy hops are strong at first sip and dominate throughout. A light caramel sweetness is just present enough to keep it from being a messy hop mass but the hops are the stars of the show. As it continues to warm the hops shift from a citrusy blast to a mix of citrus and pine.

M/D - Medium bodied and an excellent lingering hoppiness. Unbeliveably drinkiable IPA. I have had DIPA's with less hop character than this one. (622 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bright copper orange color with a superb dense creamy head that slowly recedes to a thin white cap. Serious lacing all the way up the glass. Smells terrific - powerful pine and citrus hops - deliciously fragrent, spicy, and fresh. Big flavorful hop bite in every sip. So very good. Very dynamic bitter hop presence with a solid maltiness that fights against the spruce-like hops. Mild carbonation and medium mouthfeel - bitter and dry...but I want MORE.

Super-awesome IPA. Aggressively hoppy at 65 IBUs, this is a very satisfying IPA for all the hop-heads out there. Addictive too...I went through these way too fast. One of the absolute best IPAs I've ever had.

Note Oct. 2006: I've upped some of the numbers now that I've sample a great number of IPAs. This still remains possibly the greatest IPA I have ever had the pleasure to drink. Absolutely fantastic! (879 characters)

Photo of Experimentacious
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer is for anyone who loves the nice bitterness and exceptional aroma of hops hops HOPS.

A- Nice Copper color, very clean in appearance. Tiny persistent bubbles of carbonation rise slowly as you enjoy this beer. Medium, fluffy head slowly gives way leaving spiderweb decor along the inside of the glass, still some head retention all the way down.

S- HOPS! Like living in a log cabin made of fresh cut pines, almost citrus-y. Bitter in the nose as well as on the palate, but pleasant and floral. No scent of sweetness at all.

T-See above. Detect a very very slight malt backbone, more like a wishbone. This is one of the best Hop-lovers beers I've ever had. I almost feel guilty drinking it given the current Hop shortage. Oh, wait, no I don't.

M- Smooth, quick, and cleansing. Leaves a pleasant freshness after it goes down. Freshness lasts and lasts. No detection of alcohol whatsoever.

D- This beer is very drinkable. Hop lovers again, gather around this one and share a glass or two I'm telling you. MultiMillion-Dollar Conglomerate Giant Corporate Brewing Companies? The Great Divide has bottled your fears and sold them under the title "Titan IPA." (1,167 characters)

Photo of surprenant1138
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter, yielding approzimately 1cm of white head. Fair lacing. Aroma isvery hoppy, slightly citrusy, with a hint of flowers. Mouthfeel is of a medium body. Taste is fantastic for an IPA. Thid is a contender for my favorite. Citrusy (mostly lemon), very dry, super hoppy, slightly floral. There is almost a pine-like taste there. Superb. (370 characters)

Photo of iceball585
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden copper color, semi-clear, one finger thick head that lowered fairly quickly to a thin white lacy cover, decent amount of sediment throughout

S- Bitter hops, grains, toasted malts, hint of pine

T- Strong presence of hops (both bitter and flavor), pale malts, grains, slight citrus fruityness

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp, starts bitter but finishes slightly sweet and dry

D- Definatly a session beer for any IPA lover

This is definatly one of my favorite IPA's. Strong presence of hops but not too much as some brewerys go over board w/ the hops. Also the good hops flavor is constant throughout from start til finish. (645 characters)

Photo of ManekiNeko
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber served chilled in a pint glass. The bottle I reviewed was actually called Maverick IPA, but the Maverick line was renamed and thus we have Titan, Yeti and Hercules.

Appearance: Clear orange topped by an offwhite frothy head. Lotsa visible carbonation. The head recedes to a film and left thick sheets of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Juicy aromas of grapefruit, oranges, and spruce. In one word: hops. Quintessential American IPA aroma. Decent presence of caramel malty goodness as well.

Taste: Sweet and sticky tastes of hoppy goodness. Very juicy wackloads of orange and grapefruit citric bitterness. Enough caramel malt sweetness to keep this from being hop tea. Not quite complex enough for perfection, but darn near it. Just maybe a tad monochromatic, but certainly a lovely color and one I'd paint a room with. Just not the whole dang house.

Mouthfeel: Thinned slightly by the sheer hoppiness of this brew, but still a nice medium bodied beer with some long lasting aftertastes.

Drinkability: Damn is this some fine stuff. Fruity and hoppy. Balanced within reason for a West Coast IPA. I hope Titan is as good, cuz I might have a new IPA to have lying around. (1,207 characters)

Photo of loren01
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with lots of white head and carbonation, lots of lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Smell is very sweet and fruity scents, nice hop smell also. Taste is very nice, great blend of malt and hops. Nice malty taste up front with a citrusy/hop spiciness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is not too heavy not too light just right. This is a damn good IPA could drink quite a few. (400 characters)

Photo of dakid618
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass from 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep amber color with two fingers of fluffy off-white head with excellent retention and thick gobs of lacing. Smell is of citrus hops. Taste is a perfect blend of malts and hops. Citrusy and piney with subtle biscuit undertones. I am very impressed with this IPA. Light mouthfeel and not very dry for all the hop character it has. I could definitely session this beer it is very drinkable. Quite possibly one of the best IPA's I've ever had. (491 characters)

Photo of MarineHokie
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle @ Linwood Grill.

Appearance: Off-white rocky head. Clear, bright orange copper color.

Smell: Lots of pine, barely perceptible orange blossom.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Lots of hop flavors: piney, citrusy, grassy. Not overwhelmingly bitter, nice balance. Very smooth

Notes: Not sure what hops were used. I didn’t perceive much grapefruit, which I kind of enjoyed as a nice change from other IPA’s. (430 characters)

Photo of Act25
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The smell needs a 5.5!

Looks - Pours into a .5 liter glass with authority. Long lasting dense head, great lacing.
Amber straw haze one expects in a great IPA
Smell - Apple, pine, hay, perfume, this is one to just nose for a while like a glass of wine, would be good in chalice.
Taste - the arc of bitter-sweet-ester-bitter-tickle is like a great companion. It's conversational kissing.
Mouth Feel - Ditto. slight sizzle and brightness along with enough density to know you're drinking a world class beer. Light (because of splendid carbonation) & heavy (weight) at the same time.

In the end, it's the give and take, the yin and yang that makes a great brew, Titan has it in a towering way. My favorite IPA.

Retried this on 8-28-13. Review stays the same. My 2nd favorite IPA after Sculpin. (795 characters)

Photo of LukeD23
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is perfect for this style. Brilliant golden color with a beautiful white cream head. Some lacing.

The aroma is probably the best Ive smelled on an IPA. I love it! A Piney bouqet on the front with a tantalizing hint of citrus and nuts in the backround.

Flavor has a nice sweet start to it with a great spicy citrus hop flavor, that rolls into a malty graininess then leads to the quenchingly bitter finish. So freakin good.

Mouthfeel again is just spot on. Nice body that isnt to heavy pairing well with the dryness of the beer. This helps a ton with the drinkability of this ale.

OVerall, One of the best IPAs Ive had. Great hop aroma great hop flavor and great hop bittterness, but..thats not all this thing has, the malt backbone is so strong and that is what takes it to the next level to me. Love it. (817 characters)

Photo of beersnoop
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Excellent balance for a big-hops beer. Just what you want if you like hoppy ale without making an undrinkable science experiment out of it. Balanced and tasty, much more so than other hop experiments I've tried. The Titan name makes it daunting, but I'd happily have a session of these. Big fan of Great Divide in general. Love their Hoss. (339 characters)

Photo of JEdmund
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Golden orange, clear, thick 2" head that turns creamy and leaves nice lacing; good level of carbonation

Smell
Smells of pine and citrus; a slightly sweet, honey scent is detectable.

Taste & Mouthfeel
Sharp and flavorful hops through and through; good carbonation; really clean aftertaste - smooth malt finish and crisp hops; great bite to it, but also balanced with a malty and sweet finish (not sugar sweet, but doughy sweet)

Overall
A full-flavored IPA with little to no flaws. (495 characters)

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Very clear with some bubbles. HEAD: Big and bubbly, but also tight. Impressive lacing. COLOR: Light amber with alot of good orange hop color.

S- HOPS: All sorts of hops in here from dank and vinous to bright and floral MALT: Sweet, bready, and complex for an IPA. Something about this beer smells stale, but I can't tell what.

T- TONGUE: Fresh, wet, and bitter hops dominate this brew. HOPS: What more can I say? Perfect amount of bitter and a delicious dose of aroma. MALTS: A bit more simple than what I expected from the smell, but there is some good caramel flavor.

M- BODY: Wet and juicy. CARBONATION: Very smooth, excellent carbonation

D- Fine American IPA with superior drinking qualities. The bittering in this beer is not distracting, it is assertive.

This beer is easy to drink at cold temperatures, but let it warm up and you may find yourself in heaven. (873 characters)

Photo of Tilley4
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz of piney, oily, citrusy, hoppy goodness here... This was a terrific IPA.

From the deep yellow color topped with a thick frothy head to the pungent piney hoppy aroma wafting out of my DFH pint glass, this brew satisfied all the way around. It is loaded with pine/citrus hops and has a sticky oily mouthfeel but in no way is unbalanced. Great Divide is without a doubt one of the best breweries in America. Everything they put out is delicious and this is no different. Awesome IPA.. (488 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pristine bright orange with amber trim and a dense cap of orangish beige that has seemingly millions of tiny bubbles that become millions of tiny pits when they burst. Thick, pocked lace is beginning to be laid down in sticky sheets and gives the impression that very little of the glass will be untouched when it's finally emptied of beer.

This a nose that hits the hop lovers among us right where we live. Wave upon wave of beautifully pungent hop oil is atomized into my waiting nostrils and makes me dizzy with anticipation. Titan smells like candied pink grapefruit sections with just enough caramel to lend olfactory interest without spoiling the hop rave. It smells a bit tropical too, but not as much as some.

Big, juicy, hoppy, delicious! The beer doesn't make any overtures toward the DIPA style, but as in the nose, the caramel malt contribution is noted and appreciated. It lurks among the hop vines, staying out of sight, adding another dimension to the already outstanding hop-dominant flavor.

I've had hoppier beer, but there's no reason that every brewery needs to engage in a macho game of hoppy one-up-manship. Great Divide has added more than enough to keep 99% of hopheads satisfied. Have I used the word 'hop' enough? Hoppity, hoppity, hop!

As expected, my glass is filthy with hop crust. The finish is on the long side, which allows the many facets of the 'hop jewel' to become even better defined. Pink grapefruit segues into orange which segues into lemon which segues back into pink grapefruit. There's a perfect point-counterpoint of bitter and sweet that makes my mouth very happy indeed. All 65 IBUs have been utilized to their fullest extent. I'd have guessed a little higher.

The mouthfeel is medium-full for the IPA style and is as lush and as smooth as the day is long (and there are only a handful of days longer than today). The beer slides down like summer weight silk and makes me want to keep drinking for the mouthfeel alone. Well, okay, the hopiliciousness has something to do with my need to gulp this nectar.

This is, without question, a Titan among IPAs. I have no desire to split hairs and say why it isn't ranked among my very favorites. Suffice it to say that this beer, at this point in time, is scatching my 'hop itch' with a vengeance and is a beer to be reckoned with for all who love humulus lupulus like they love life itself. Great Divide made a convert of me a long time ago. Titan IPA is simply the icing on the cake. (2,490 characters)

Photo of nycbeerfreak
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. I could swear I see a green tint from the hops in the creamy , rocky tan head that would not go away ! Great lacing.

S. Classic hops. Good piney, citrusy hops.

T. Big hops up front, malt backbone with a finish of big hops that last !

M. Very Smooth with a great hops taste.

D. This is definitely my favorite IPA so far, and I have had all the big boys !! (365 characters)

Photo of Skidz
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
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.... (1,201 characters)

Photo of JordanHageman
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first IPA I tried and I couldn't stomach it. After drinking more and developing my pallet I went back and revisited it and I loved it. Great beer. I recommend it. Great tasty IPA with lots of flavored to excite and amaze your pallet. Also a great bottle to add to any beer drinker's collection. (298 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Billowing off white head has sticking power. Beautiful lacing. Hazy pale amber in color.

Smell: Wild flowers, pine and citrus. Really dank hops and a funky malt profile.

Taste: Super piney. Lots of Citrus. Bitter, but well balanced by the caramel malt.

Feel: Big perfect body. Carbonation and alcohol perfectly numbs. Perfect.

Overall: Some how I always forget about Titan but I'm always very happy when I rediscover it. It really is the baseline I judge a lot of other West Coast IPA's by. (500 characters)

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours Copper with some orange high lights. Good sized head and great lace all the way down.
The aroma is piney hops,citrus notes and malts.
The taste is simply spectacular. Sweet,citrus,caramel and malts and please don't forget the hops!
The feel is medium body and carbonation with a slightly creamy feel and a mild bitter finish.

Notes: This is in my top 3 for IPAs and I will really look to make this a staple as long as I can find it. I did not expect much despite good reviews. I felt that it would be fine,but not the supreme brew it was. So smooth,so fine.
A top notch brew any day! (593 characters)

Photo of Golden2wenty1
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a Great Divide sampler 12er at Woodman's East here in Madison on the way up to Northern Bay Resort on Castle Rock Lake, WI.

Pour: bright golden amber with an inch of off-white, soapy cream with ridiculous lacing.

Nose: vanilla/toffee malt, juicy grapefruit/resinous hops and toasted caramel. One of the juiciest citrus-hops noses I've encountered. Glade needs to make air fresheners out of this shit.

Taste: Fiery bitter, juicy citrus hops, husky caramel/vanilla malt, apricot nectar and spicy booze in the finish.

Feel: soapy, a little numbing between the hops and booze, with a slick medium body and smooth carbonation.

Drinkability/Overall: highly drinkable despite the intensity of hops and high-end booze and retains a nice bitter/sweet malt balance. Old Ruffian this is not - and that's a good thing. (831 characters)

Photo of chrhowe
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass with a thick, white two-finger head. Took about 2 minutes for the head to subside but left nice lacing on the side. The beer itself gives off a golden peach color with ample carbonation.

The smell is completely refreshing. Smells of pine and citrus, particularly sweet grapefruit.
Also a subtle malty aroma underneath.

What I get in the nose carries into the taste. Definitely citrus, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine maybe. Nice hoppy flavor, with a small malt undertone in the end.

Feels very smooth, thick and not at all overcarbonated. Which leads to a drinkable beer.
Titan is a great ipa which one should always have some within reach. Not over board on hops, although hop overload is quite a treat, however titan provides a tremendous hop flavor that cures that hoppy need.

A great beer!~ (834 characters)

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.