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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

3,358 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,358
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 143
Gots: 221 | 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 Sammy
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pine aroma and nice bottle bubbles. Full-bodied IPA, with grapefruit. Nicely carbonated. Malts round out the finish. Would be happy with this all night. The hop and the whole hop including the leaf, tad of mint. Refreshing. Another Great Divide winner.

Sammy, Apr 10, 2005
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

t0rin0, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 4/4/12.

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. Taste is of citrus zest and herbal hops up front with a malt finish and an alcohol kick with each sip. There is also a slight vegetal presence that comes out as the beer warms. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but not as good as I was expecting.

UCLABrewN84, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -2%

djrn2, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a tulip glass. The color is a moderate golden-orange color with a short white head and not really any lacing. The nose is nice with some floral and piney hops. There is a bit of pale malt and works well all together. The taste is a bit of a drawback with some pale malts coming through and a bit of light hopping. Good bitterness on a medium body. Drinks quite well and ends up being a nice all-around brew.

Thorpe429, Nov 13, 2010
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2%

zestar, May 31, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nmann08, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer poured hazy light golden amber in color with a thin white head that slowly faded into lacy patterns of bubbles on the surface. A light amount of carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of citrus and pine resin hops in the nose with some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell with a mild amount of bitterness from the hops and also has a fair amount of malty sweetness with notes of caramel.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate. There is a medium amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is extremely easy to drink because of the good balance between bitterness and sweetness.

metter98, Aug 14, 2010
Photo of brentk56
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a slightly hazy dark golden color and a nice head that leaves some lacing

Smell: Grapefruit and pine notes

Taste: Starts out with a nice caramel malt aspect that is quickly overtaken buy a bitter piney flavor; after the swallow, the hops aspect turns sweet with plenty of grapefruit elements

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a slight warming

Drinkability: A superb IPA that hits all of my buttons

brentk56, Jul 19, 2006
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.65/5  rDev +14%
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.

BuckeyeNation, Jun 08, 2005
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy orangey color ale with a big white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is well balance with big caramel malt. Taste is a mix between sweet malt with some citrus and bitter hops. Body is above average and the beer is not filtered which I appreciated.

Phyl21ca, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of BEERchitect
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: impresively floral; not only from complex hopping, but a nectar sweetness as well. Notably malty and spicy.
Appearance: one of the nicer head quality found in an IPA. Creamy, off white head. Tightly knit carbonation settled into a chuncky head that stayed forever. Color of deep copper to orange.
Taste: Aggresive hops overwhelms the nose. Tapers into a well balanced hop and malt flavors. Flavors intensify through the body. Finishes hot from the alcohol and appropriately bitter. Spiciness and citrus comes through from nose to finish.
Aftertaste: bitter and refreshing. Finish is not too dry. Leaves notes of alcohol, hop spiciness and mild sweetness.
Impression: active carbonation and alcohol tingles the palate. Very well balanced beer and strong from the time you pop the cap until its final sip.

BEERchitect, Jun 08, 2005
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Texasfan549, May 11, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cloudy amber with a frothy white/creamy head and some decent lacing. Smell was a citrus hops, mixed with a malty caramel thta makes this smell quite balanced. Taste was definatly hoppy, and again had that bit of caramel, and some spiceness about it. Very nice dry finish and not overpowering on the hops. This is a good session beer and will definatly have more. Looking forward to getting some on tap!

mikesgroove, Dec 28, 2006
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2%

kjkinsey, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2%

GRG1313, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of womencantsail
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a golden orange color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: The nose starts off with a big bitter grapefruit aroma as well as some solventy notes. I get a bit of a Lemon Pledge aroma to this beer. There's a touch of sourness and an undertone of bready malt.

T: A moderate bitterness with a pretty substantial malt character for an IPA. Some piney hops provide bitterness as does grapefruit and citrus peel.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. The finish is pretty dry and bitter.

D: Wasn't really a fan of this one. It didn't have very many of the traits I usually look for in an IPA.

womencantsail, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ygtbsm94, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice lacing. clear amber and gold mix.

S: musty, wet sock hop aroma. Touch of lemon.

T: pine up front and grapefruit finish. Overall musty and pungent hop flavor. Caramel malts.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body

Overall: Kind of an average IPA for me.

kylehay2004, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. pint - $6.75 (time to start drinking at home more often) at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Arrived at the booth a deep, dark copper body with a thin, though lasting, white head.

Smell: Fragrant hop aromas of bergamot, jarring grapefruit pith, and pine resin rest over a sturdy base of candyish pale malts.

Taste: Sweet, nigh candied maltiness upfront with a lesser taste of caramel and toasted pale malts. Pithy, citrusy hop character infused with pine needles delivers a rather assertive hop bitterness. Finishes bittersweet, though only the cumulative bitterness persists into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch sticky in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Plenty of bold bitterness, but it's backed up by enough sweet maltiness. A superlative example of an India Pale Ale and a valued member of the beer community. Surely we can all agree on that?

ChainGangGuy, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this IPA pours out as a nice clean looking dark yellow color, the head leaves a decent lacing, the smell has a nice hoppy aroma with a faint amount of malts in there. Some citrus as well. The taste has a decent hop bitterness with a good mouthfeel. Overall this ipa would be good for someone who wants to get into this style.

Knapp85, May 30, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.33/5  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.

oberon, Nov 02, 2005
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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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