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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

1,440 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 1,440
Hads: 4,004
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 19.07%
Wants: 219
Gots: 631 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA | 7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 1,440 | Hads: 4,004
Photo of stlfatguy
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking pour from the can. Amber, hazy body, bright white head, lots of lacing. Smell is hot, sweet, fruit. Taste is bitterness out front which prepared my taste buds for a typical ipa, hop blast... that never came. The initial bitter faded quickly into almost nothing. A little malty sweetness, but pretty mild. Very drying, and that feel build on the tongue. Slight bitter comes back in an aftertaste, which is not unpleasant, but starts to overpower towards the end of the glass.

Not the sweetest ipa, or the most bitter, or complex. Overall ok. if you want a mild ipa with Higher abv, this might be for you, if you're good with the drying aftertaste.

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Photo of Marius
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

35cl bottle. Pours a clear caramel/amber with a bit of a head that disappears quite quickly. Smells malty, of caramel, citrus and a hint of pineapple. Sweet and moderately hoppy, with a much stronger malty component and a heavier body than other american IPAs.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

inch plus of khaki head, copper body
very faint candied orange, sweet pine resin. not much smell though
juicy citrus: honeydew, tangerine. some pine. satisfying sweetness at the finish--caramel and biscuit. as it sits becomes a little watery and metally
medium grainy feel, a little syrupy. this whole variety pack has been a little undercarbonated so I'm assuming it was banged around during transport or something
I usually prefer more hop and less sweetness in an IPA, but I this is alright.

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Photo of troutswayze
3.15/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

It's too much. Dial it back, Great Divide, and you'd have a highly interesting, inspiring even, offbeat funky brew. It's just wierd as it is. Not the good kind of wierd.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice IPA. It's a bit hoppy and bitter, but the mouthfeel is really nice. The nose is great, but I didn't get a lot of the the dank fruitiness that I wanted.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Awesome IPA. More balanced than any IPA I've ever had. The hops is still right out front, but they don't punch you right in the nuts. Very drinkable. Will definitely seek out again.

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Photo of AryaSparge
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, in-your-face hoppy aroma and solid bitter finish. Rating it 4.00 overall because of how sweet it tastes midway through and how bitter it finishes. A little jarring but all-around solid beer.

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Photo of CO-Bloom
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is one of the better examples of an IPA that has a pine forward hop profile. It is pretty much dominated by spicy, earthy pine with just a hint of sweet citrus, all of which is well balanced on some nice toasted malt. Ends on the drier side, which I prefer, especially in IPA's. I love almost everything GD does and I am stoked this now comes in cans!

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/24/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate building dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LateToThisParty
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into pint glass.
Vaguely cloudy medium-to-deep amber, nice white head, lots of foamy lacing.
Floral and fruity, like orange blossoms. (Being new to this game, I'm asking if that's "piney." I'm not tasting the resiny flavor I would call pine.)
Bready in front with citrus notes and a balanced, mildly bitter finish
Crisp, clean, and light; leans toward dryness
Nice overall balance. A easy IPA to like

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on November 14, 2015. Canned on Aug 25 2015. Look is bright copper, with a two finger head and sticky lingering lacing. Smell is pine resin and some sweet malt aromas. Taste is citrus fruit and rich malt notes. Feel medium in body with a nice balance of sweet malts and crisp hop bitterness in the finish.

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Photo of bsonk
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great Divide Brewing Co. Titan IPA. 7.1% abv.

A: straw amber with a thin film of retained head
S: some pine, a lot of malt.
T: sweet and malty with a bit of pine.
M: the best part. Fills the mouth with sweetness and juicy hoppiness. A boozy warmth lingers on the tongue.
O: a good beer, a malt forward easy drinking IPA. Hard to tell it’s 7%.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If I were to sum this IPA up in two words, it would be Pine City. I enjoy those type of IPAs, so I found this one to be pretty good. If you're not a pine guy, stay away from this one.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a pale ginger-straw color with a large, fluffy head. The aroma least with an odd but pleasant yeasty tang, followed by a woodsy, umami heavy hop aroma, back up by small tropical and piney notes. The flavor leads with a spicy, peppery, umami hop flavor, and a nice, almost corn like malt backbone. The mouthfeel is thin and refreshing. Overall this is a solid, very drinkable IPA. The hop presence tends towards english style, but the light body and hop dominance over malt place it distinctly American tone.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Starts with a great fruity tone of citrus; grapefruit and tangerines mostly. Not much floral or herb tones but I get a little piney resin. This is is a nice relaxed IPA with a lower bitterness and enough malt to let you know it's there.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful copper-toned color with tons of clarity, and a nice foamy head. Smell is of pine trees and the fresh morning dew in an evergreen forest. Flavor begins with pine needles, some sappy resin, and then a bready/caramel-like sweetness peeks its head out from the bitter explosion of hops, before some residual fruit comes forward - not tropical fruit, mind you...some citrus but also lots of berry and some pink grapefruit in there too. The nice thing about this beer is it remains complex for 10+ years even by modern standards of IPA flavors, remaining a classic interpretation that just tastes like it had to be from the mountainous land of Denver. A perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Great minds drink alike, indeed!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.52/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - Bottled date of 7/28/2015
Poured into tulip

Look - Clear, copper color
Smell - Weak nose. Had to dig deep to get anything and still didn't get much. Maybe some pine, grass, faint hints of citrus and floral
Taste - Semi citrusy, sweet malts, floral, grassy, pine

Overall - I was shocked to see this beer rated so high. Mediocre IPA

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Photo of DaBurls
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of the best IPAs out there. It has a great color when poured (golden, amber), and it has a rich flavor. It is good all around. It has a great hop bitterness, a pine upfront taste, and it has a sweet malty taste on the back end. I have had it in a can and also on tap and the sweetness of the IPA is very consistent. At 7.1 ALC, you also get a little warmth from the alcohol, which may or may not be what youre looking for... to each their own. Cheers

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, pine, some citrus. Taste is piney hops, resin, bitter, some malts are present, finishes dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a solid beer, but it didn't blow me away.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange body, rocky white billowing head. Smell and taste is straightforward orange pulp and pine, sweet/warm malt/biscuit to more than counterbalance, even sometimes taking the lead. At their deepest the malts reach a nearly Belgian-like date palm character. Slight syrup feel (negative), which pillows the carbonation.
Hoppy AF, but not a creative use of them. Kudos for the power, but deficient in actually making a really tasty brew. It'll blow out one's palate with hoppy bitterness, but won't take it on a hoppy flavor adventure paradise. Points for aggression, but overall not very enjoyable.

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Photo of ordybill
4.88/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Heavy hopped beer with a malt backdrop
Appearance- This is an orangish-reddish colored beer with a small white head
Taste- Fantastic hopped brew. Has a slightly sweet flavor. world class.

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Photo of hopsgiveumoobs
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. I was surprised by a relatively minimal head, about half an inch and moderate lacing. The beer is a nice yellow-orange. The nose of the beer was a high point - very inviting and suggesting plenty of hops await with fresh, grassy notes. Taste is quite bitter and hops are very dominant from start to finish. While I enjoy a hoppy IPA, this one could probably be more balanced. Very enjoyable and drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of WildBill1982
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First sip seemed to be lots of alcohol, as I drank the beer it leveled out and got better with every taste.
I would say give it a try, buy one or 2 at your local spot though just in case.

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Photo of car2052
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a small tan head.
S: Grapefruit rind, raspberry, peach, and a bit of yeast.
T: Taste follows the nose, with additional grapefruit bitterness.
M: medium.
O: Pretty standard IPA.

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

I had this beer on at tap at various places near Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Jackson Hole . It is very refreshing, very tasty and highly recommended! Excellent!

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,440 ratings.