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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,430 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,430
Reviews: 1,382
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 147
Gots: 245 | 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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Photo of DUBinMIA
2.78/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served in a heffe glass from a bottle. amber color with haze and ok head about 1/2 in thick some head.

smell is grainy and very little hop notes... weird for an IPA

taste is piney hops with no real bite... but finishes with a nutty flavor with some malt

medium body with low carbonation

Overall i was kinda disappointed in this one... a great brewery but just not a great IPA.

DUBinMIA, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of hockenbeer
2.8/5  rDev -31.4%

hockenbeer, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of tewaris
2.85/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz, not the freshest bottle, poured into a pint. I have never seen this beer fresh, I guess they just send the old beer out here :-/

Amber colored, moderate clarity, thick sediment, medium head, good retention. Smells of malt and tastes such... quite delicious in that department. Sweet, toasty and caramel like. Very good. There presence of old hops in aroma and taste in undeniable but not not assertive. The fruitiness is absent but some earthy/grassy notes remain. Like an aged American Barleywine diluted with an equal amount of water to take the edge off.

That said, as far as the description on the label goes, this is mostly fail.

4, 3, 3, 3, 2

tewaris, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.88/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a burnt orangish color with ok carbonation leaving a nice white cap.

S: Flowery notes, caramel.

T: Taste was offputting, with some floral and graprefruit notes and a disturbing syrupy mess.

M: Mouthfeel annoying with a big slick aftertaste of old butterscotch, sweet, caramel.

O: Not one I'd ever go back too

barleywinefiend, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of Strix
2.93/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale orange, decent head with some lacing.

Smell floral, with a pine hint. Sort of weak.

Taste piney and biscuity. Then takes a wrong turn for my taste, with grassy and buttery notes. Just not a good blend for me. Buttery/metallic aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Buttery/grassy/metallic notes ruined it for me in this one. Sorry folks.

Strix, Feb 17, 2009
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Meh, not a Great Divide fan in terms of their hoppy beers. Just so average, looks like any beer. Appearance is the best thing, looks like a standard upper echelon ipa, but then it goes awry. Aroma, lacks that hop crisp affect you want. No dry hopping seems to be going on.

Taste, massively carbonated, foams up in yo mouf! Not much hop character, tastes like some indian browns kind of. Mouthfeel turns skoal like. No thanks.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 31, 2009
Photo of Reaper16
2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Now that I've noticed the label, it says it was bottled on the second week of June. It seems this IPA is a year old. [EDIT: please consider this review as pertinent only to aged bottles of this beer. These scores are not indicative of a fresh bottle]

Pours a archetypal IPA orangeish with a soapy, one-finger cream head. Lacing is similarly soapy. That's all I have to say about it; excellence is simple many times.

Smells of caramel, syrupy malts first and foremost. Uh oh; this beer is past its prime for sure. Some earthiness, presumably the dying gasp of the hops peeks through at times.

This old bottle of Titan doesn't taste nearly as poor as I imagined it would. Sweet, sweet biscuit flavor throws itself all over the palate. The hops aren't altogether dead; there is a tamed version of the floral quality that I so like in Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA. Ghosts of bitterness on the finish make way into an odd, medicinal astringency. This was actually pleasant in a way until the very end of the finish. I'm not pouring this, which is encouraging.

Silky and fair-bodied, the mouthfeel contributes to making this ancient bottle tolerable. As far as drinkability, I couldn't recommend a sixer of this or anything. But its nice enough in an "I-like-beer" sort of way for this one bottle.

Overall, this year-old Titan is not a good beer. But is pleasant enough to drink and I'm sort of glad that I had the chance to taste this. Obviously, you would rather get your hands on a suitably fresh bottle instead on one bottled a year ago.

Reaper16, Jun 15, 2009
Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -26.5%

bulldogg915, Mar 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

cclark67789, Sep 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

twowheelssoar, Sep 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

kristenrae8, Dec 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

ryguy31, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

drone, Aug 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Bwbkicks, Dec 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

topofthehops, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

RJBGooner, Jul 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Biketopia, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

TheBishopco, Mar 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

jmccullough108, Mar 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

shuggy, Nov 21, 2011
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,430 ratings.