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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

3,377 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,377
Reviews: 1,381
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 143
Gots: 226 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.5%

Jaked12, Friday at 12:39 AM
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1/5  rDev -75.5%

Funky_Tee, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of ronskrnkn
1/5  rDev -75.5%

This beer is trash. Garbage trash. My buddy and I wanted to try something new. And we made a great dishonor. Between this and the Laurelwood Workhorse IPA, we fucked up something randy. This beer boasts of balance between "...rich malty sweetness...." and "crisp hop bitterness". And they lied. To all of us. The maltiness wildly savages the hopiness, leaving an overly sweet flavor on the palate. Its relatively high alcohol content makes it difficult to choke down. I'm sad I bought a six pack, I'm going to have to donate it to to the local AA chapter.

ronskrnkn, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of jordharg
1/5  rDev -75.5%

jordharg, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of B967ierhunter177
1.2/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer pours a clear pale orange with a 1 finger head and lasting lace. The appearance is the highlight of this brew. It's aroma is faint grapefruit with malt in the background. The flavor is purely hop bitterness and not much else. There's a faint hint of sweet malt in the first sip but after that just overwhelming hop bitterness with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light-medium. Great Divide Titan IPA is purley a hop bomb, not recommended.

B967ierhunter177, May 10, 2012
Photo of Littlebair
1.28/5  rDev -68.6%

Littlebair, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of jaredseaman77
1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

jaredseaman77, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of MikeSkaz
1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

MikeSkaz, Jul 12, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -54.9%

Indianajonesy, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of HopHead84
1.85/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

01/17/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Dark golden orange with a one finger white head and some scattered lacing.

S: Pretty bland. I get a lot of caramel with a borderline cloying sweetness. There's a little orange. Blah.

T: Bready malt with strong metallic notes and muted citrus. Incredibly bland and the malt profile reminds me of cardboard and old bread with some booze.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, slick and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: This is bad. 

HopHead84, Jan 18, 2011
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2/5  rDev -51%

Stephiep1909, Apr 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

BGsWo22, Jan 30, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51%

TheBigBoy, May 20, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

jbertsch, May 28, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

tylerthetiger, Feb 16, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51%

olbubba, Jun 10, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

beerslushy, Dec 19, 2011
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2/5  rDev -51%

soroka24, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Arbitrator
2.03/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Chilled 12oz bottle into a glass. Purchased from K&L in Redwood City. There's no bottle date on this, even though GD usually dates their stuff. However, given that they just expanded into CA this month, I think it's reasonable to assume this is a new, fresh batch.

A: Pours a clear amber body with a finger of long-retaining off-white head. Thick, fluffy collar with some scattered film on top of the beer. Nice sheets of lace during a swig, with some sticking behind as register marks.

S: Hm. It's not very pungent at all. On swirling it, I finally start picking up caramel and darker, sweeter malts. The hop character lags far behind; eventually it produces some citrus and pine. Underwhelming...

T: Kind of devoid of any flavor except caramel and some light hoppy flavors (grapefruit, maybe tangerine, pine). The finish is long-lasting and bitter. This has the characteristic signs of an old IPA, except it's not old. Wut.

M: Light-medium bodied. Good carbonation. A soft mouthfeel overall. Too bad there's no flavor to deliver.

D: Meh. Second time I've had this (once from a trade), and I've come to the conclusion that GD's IPAs just aren't worth it.

Arbitrator, Oct 22, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mellow start with a sharp hops aftertaste. At ‘Mid-way’ not so impressed…’kinda’ boring…The hops are dieing off,not as fresh as I was hoping, maybe that's why it’s from CO (compared with the 'in-your-face' fresh hops from the NW)? Bottom line, Boring+Bumbed I got a 6-pk :~(

scootpolute, May 30, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

Sonofalime, Jul 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -44.9%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Philousa
2.38/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a light copper with thick two finger head. It tries to lace the glass, but only hangs on in small globs. Lots of malt in teh nose, dominated by well cooked biscuit. Makes me want to eat this beer. Some grassy, pungent hops detectable under the malt. Thick biscuity malt, followed by grassy hops which linger to bring bitterness to the throat. A little nectar detected in the hop flavor with a few sips. Middling to thick feel.

A malt first IPA. These types of IPAs aren't my favorite. Maybe it's just where I live and grew into the West Coast IPA style, but I like my IPAs hoppy. Please also try to make your beers a little complex. Don't give me a one note malt. GDBC did just that with this beer. All I get is biscuit and a bit of hops. Makes me want to age it and hope it turns into a Barleywine.

Philousa, Jan 05, 2012
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2.41/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Soft golden in color with a fair, white head of about a finger. Solid ring lingers but with below average lacing for the style.

S- Hmm. This one seems to be bordering on skunk to me. Not picking up anything that makes the IPA aroma so great. Hops of raw dirt, spice, and some old wet pine, with a delicate malt base that conveys sour note of rotten pith.

T- Not much better than the nose indicates. More off-putting flavors for an IPA that seems to resemble more of a poorly constructed Scottish ale that left on a vinyl dashboard in West Texas summer day. Safe to say, I expected more.

M- Nothing wrong with the feel of this one, which reinforces my belief that this just isn't a good beer rather than a skunky bottle. Mid body with a fair drinkability if you can look past the flavor. Carbonation is about right.

O- Just not sure what happened here. IBUs don't take control, the balance is way off, and the malt...oh the malt. While I don't expect the malt to lead the way, the raunchy medicinal character made it seem like a pale ale gone terribly wrong.

Bosoxfan20, Oct 08, 2013
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2.42/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 2/8/11.

A- Clear golden amber. Off a moderate pour a finger worth of white head. Head quickly dissipated into thin lacing and slight bubbles around edge of glass. Light lacing on the glass. Moderate carbonation.

S- Hops with orange. A tangy orange smell. Burnt caramel with a bit of piney tone. Has a musky smell as it warms up.

T- A hit of malt--caramel--followed by even more sweetness. Primarily sweet malt that has some hay flavor. If hops were ever part of the brewing process, they don't turn up during the drink at all.

M- Medium body with good carbonation. Nice lingering of all the flavors. I wish the upfront taste was as pleasant the after.

D- With so many amazing IPAs out there I think I will pass in the future. If I see it on-tap, I will give it another go.

betsona, Mar 07, 2011
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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,377 ratings.