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Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

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Reviews: 1,448 | Ratings: 4,076
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer pours a vibrant and clear amber-brown, with a steady flow of carbonation, yet no head. The beer has stong and heavy aromas of pine, hops, and a sweet citrus balance. The beer has a heavy bitter hops flavor, with sweet foundations to balance. Slight grapefruit highlights that linger through to the aftertaste. Sharp and peppery flavors also present in the taste, which help trasition to a quick and smooth finish. Left to sit for a while, the beer takes on some slight floral flavors that will fill the palate and your sinuses. The beer is round and full in mouth, and a bit on the bold side with the full flavors, but very tasty. This beer has strong flavors and hop characteristics that make it a great sipper, but not sure if I could handle more than one or two in a sitting.

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Photo of Gavage
4.73/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lucky enough to find this on tap. The bar was dark, but this arrived with a beautiful dark copper color with a perfect head - I should of had a camera. The aroma screamed of hops, very fruity and flowery.The taste could be described as incredible, a burst of hoppiness, perfectly bitter, with the sweet malt balancing it all. The hops and malt lingered on the tongue for a while which did not offend, but sparked my interest in how long it would last. Being a fan of IPAs and this being only one of a few Imperial IPAs I have had, I rank this the best yet.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sitting at Tulunes bar in Johnstown, PA having some after work malted refreshments and decided to try the Titan IPA from Great Divide. The color/appearance was a cloudy amber that had a lot of settlement in it....I HATE FLOATIES!!!! The nose was great...no surprise....a great floral bouquet which leaned more toward pine than citrus. The taste was not what I was hoping....I think the bottle I had may have been over primed, but I have certainly had better IPAs...and I was really hoping this was going to be good. The mouthfeel was ok, certainly could session. I will try to taste this one again sometime...perhaps I will like it better.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to Duvel tulip

A - Poured a slightly cloudy orange with half a finger of bubbly white head.

S - Bitter citrus hops with sweet caramel in the background.

T - Bitter citrus (mostly grapefruit) hops with some pine. Not much of a malt backbone at all but still a very flavourful IPA.

M - Medium body, lightly carbonated, a slight chew.

D - An excellent IPA. Definitely one that I would buy again.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great Divide is one of those brands I wish was distributed in my area. I grabbed a bottle while I was in Phoenix over the weekend, and you can bet I'm looking forward to this. On to the beer:

Thick three-fingers head as it sits in my Messina goblet. Bronze-orangish color. Great sticking head. Tea-like hops are dominant in the nose, some herbal notes play to compliment the hoppy nose. It's very hoppy in the mouth. Mango and tea notes are the first noticable flavors this beer provides. Allowed to warm up a little, fruitier flavors emerge. Mellow grapefruit and sweeter citrus fruits, hoppy but not terribly bitter. It feels like silk in my mouth, not too much carbonation, and not too heavy.

I love my San Diego IPA's, but this one isn't as in your face, which tonight is a good thing. If ypu're looking for hops, but without being too over the top, then grab a Titan IPA.

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Photo of Duff27
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Full one-fingered white head sitting atop a dark amber/red hued IPA. Difficult to see but there is a lot of effervescence and sediment in there. A plethora of lacing.

S- Slight citrus. Bready.

T- Sweet citrus. Pine. Just got a hint of vanilla?...wtf? Kind of muted overall.

M- A tad of the syrupy side. Adequate enough carbonation.

D/O- Overall, a little disappointed. Compared to other "top-tier A-" IPAs Ive had recently, this one falls short in the flavor department. I'd still like a few of these on any given night but not even close to Celebration, Finestkind, and the like.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is slightly hazy and shows a mix between copper, ruby and orange colors when held up to the light. It at first generates a three finger thick head when I pour it, it settles down to a frothy tan colored head that sticks around for a fair amount of time. The aroma is at first quite fruity with citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon zest. There are some aromatic notes of pine as well.

The taste is lightly sweet up front and this interacts with some of the hoppy notes to create a citrus character reminiscent of tangerines and oranges. The hops begin to grab a hold, and the beer has a really sharp bitter bite to it, which gives way to a lingering chalky astringent hoppiness. This is certainly a well hopped beer, it has a hint of maltiness to it, but just enough to be barely perceptible. It really is not enough to even tame the hops one bit. Because of the massive hop character this beer is almost dry on the palate. This is certainly and over the top hopped IPA, almost too much even for me and I like hops. At times I can see this really appealing to me.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is copper with a decent level of carbonation. The tall head is off white and creamy. Aroma is of a strong, fresh piney hop atop a sweet malt base. Initial flavor is of strong hop flavor, a nice citrissy-pine mix. The sweet underlying malt flavor fleshs out Titan nicely. Bitterness is moderate for the style. All in all, the full-flavored, fresh taste of Titan make it a winner.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle stamped 3rd week of June. Pours a cloudy orange/amber, some carbonation, small head, nice lacing afterwards. Scents of hops aplenty, and citrus. Very nice sweet and bitter, hoppy taste. Medium body. Very drinkable, highly recommended. The minute I open the bottle I got a good wiff of the hops, a very good sign of a good brew. Way to go Great Divide.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.81/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Great Divide : Titan IPA

Pours a solid dark orange color with a chill haze. Soapy foam tops the Titan, and overall has a nice look. Light aroma of sweet malts and some orange/citrus hops. In the taste, sweet up front, with vague suggestions of orange marmalade. The hops emerge briefly and then succumb to a sugary sweet malt body. Light to medium bodied feel, a bit thin. Overall, on the meek side of the style, and could use more bittering hops to balance.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz picked up today at Brewforia... poured into my Delirium goblet... Good head.. nice lacing... the brew is lite orange.

Pine and citric hops dominate the nose with some minor pale malts...

Flavor has all the traditional makings of a good IPA.. nice bitterness that is balanced with some pale maltiness and then the citrus and pine really comes out swinging... lite/medium body with good carbonation.

Pretty good... Don't think I've had this before... but now thanks to Rick and Brewforia I should be able to get my Great Divide fix without trading... Cool!!


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Photo of Halcyondays
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a small white head, good lace, good retention.

S: Biscuity, crystal style malt, with some green notes - hops.

T: Grass, earth, some pea notes dominate the hops with a hint of citrus - grapefruit comes out in the end. Definite malt component, going more to the East.

M: Medium-bodied, mild aftertaste, crisp, smooth.

D: A nice IPA, glad I finally got to try it, good balance.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This breweries beers were recommended to me by BA ColoradoBobs, cheers John.

355ml Brown bottle bought in Borough Market, London. Don't ask how much I paid, it makes me cry.

Poured into a Bateman's half pint tumbler glass two and half times).

Very excited to be let out the bottle, it filled my glass with half beer, half a slighty off-white foaming head. The liquid was a dull, old gold colour and a little cloudy come misty, with plenty of bubbles hurtling to replenish the head.

The aroma was fairly sweet to my nose, hops, but with candyfloss too. It got less sweet as it warmed, a more citrus twang appeared alongside the hops.

A taste that is a lot hoppier than what I am used too, but not so overpowering it knocked my socks off. Just a very heavy presence of the noble hop.

The second pour obviously had a lot of the sediment within it, so cloudier, lumpier and hopier.

The final dregs contained all the stuff that helps to keep you regular. I'm not the sort of bloke who leaves much (beer or food) but remind me to pour this beer in one go next time we meet!

I'd never have guessed it was a 6.8% brew, but it has a lasting flavour (of hops) and I could easily get used to it, if it was cheaper in the UK. All in all a pleasant experience, good stuff.

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Photo of Zorro
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled through "I Want That" BIF 2 and mikesgroove.

12 OZ bottle that was bottled in April.

A chill hazed dark amber colored ale with a definite redness to the color. A decent off-white colored head forms and the fades to lace.

The smell is quite malty with a wood and tea scent and not much of the west cost hop aroma that I expected to find in a west coast IPA. Malt is strong here with a caramel scent and a little spiciness from the hops. In truth this smells more like barley wine than IPA.

The taste begins sweet and malty for an IPA with solid shot of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Mild for an IPA yet still bitter in the aftertaste I suspect that this maybe a version with a year of age on it and that is why the flavors and aromas from dry hopping seem to be missing. As a barley wine this is interesting and mellow the malt and bitterness balance is perfect. Caramel, oak, tea, leather, faint pine and grapefruit are the main flavors.

Really nice mouthfeel on this one, it is thick like a good barley wine with a pleasing slickness in the mouth.

Quite nice and drinkable but not what I normally think of when I drink an IPA. This could be considered to be an English style beer but by that standard this is still more of a barley wine. Tasty and worth trying, I will have to try this again when I am in Colorado or New Mexico and closer to the source.

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Photo of biegaman
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Titan IPA is cheerfully radiant and its toasty colour scheme runs on a gradient, a sort of pineapple yellow at its base that becomes a solid kumquat orange by the top. Clarity is preserved despite a vague haze. What its head lacks in substance it makes up for in lacing - there is as much white plastered to the surface as there is to the sides of the glass.

Resiny pine, acidic citrus and fresh out of the oven pastries comprise the holy trinity of IPAs - and this one has them all, in spades. The pine smells especially sappy, the orange and grapefruit appear festering and the doughy breads are sweet and seemingly honey-laced. Hmmm, a sip is getting mighty tempting right about now... I better give in.

The flavour has about as many toppings as an ice cream sundae bar. Juicy, plump, acidic fruits make up most of the bill (pineapples, grapefruits, tangerines, coconuts) although toffee squares, wafers, caramel and nut and honey laced pastries (think a good baklava) are also on the table. There is an awful lot of that delicious pine syrup too.

The sweet breadiness of the malts is not inconsequential - but versus the hops it's a just another horse chasing Secretariat. The brewer drew this up to be hoppy and that is how this one goes down. The (vividly pine-like) syrupy character, the animated herbalness and the lifelike citrus all strikingly resound on the dynamic 'bite' this leaves on the tongue.

Great Divide is a titan amongst craft brewers; their IPA (and DIPA) are appropriately titled. Since I discovered American micro beer some four or five years ago I'm hard pressed to think of a brewery whose offerings I've enjoyed more - both in terms of quantity of different beers and quality of enjoyment - in that time than Great Divide. This is a fantastic flagship beer from a brewery who makes no shortage of fantastic beers.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours dark amber with a rather small tan head, compact though. Nice lacings.

S: Just like an AIPA should smell, some faint sweetness from the bready caramell malts but rather rich in both bitter and floral hops; citric and piney.

T: Lemons, grapefruits and pineapple together with a healty dose of bitter hops dominates. But the sweetness from the malt is a bit stronger compared to the smell.

M: Long lovely bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body, with rather low carbonation for this style.

O: A really nice AIPA, the people at Great Divide didn't dissapoint me this time either.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with orange highlights, but with lots of floaties. The smell is of herbal hops, grain, and black tea. The first sip was delicious, redolant of hop oils, but this quickly faded. There is orange citrus, unroasted grain, and more black tea. The whole thing sort of strikes me as orange pekoe with hops. Not bad, but a little unusual. The mouthfeel is a little thick and grainy. Pretty drinkable for the unusual hop flavors, but not my favorite ipa.

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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong oily citrus hop with a solid piney and peppery aroma.

The taste was upfront resiny hop spice. Juicy citrus and biting pepper dominated. Multiple layers of pepper and grapefruit. Really something I have never experienced in an IPA before. There was a soft caramel malt that was obviously overshadowed by the hop.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a spicy bite and dry finish.

Overall a superior AIPA. Soild ABV as well. Very drinkable.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This one was bottled on 3 June 2010, so it's pretty fresh.

Appearance: murky medium orange with a finger of rocky white head. Head retention is pretty good and a nice chunky lace is left on the glass.

Smell: big funky, slightly citrusy hops. A good combination; I quite like it.

Taste: pretty dry malt backbone with a little biscuitiness. Hops are very earthy here; the balance and combination of flavors works quite well.

Mouthfeel: medium body with fairly low carbonation. There manages to be a surprising amount of creaminess despite the low carb, however. Good stuff.

Drinkability: a tasty, solid IPA. I could easily drink a sixer of this.

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Photo of HopHead84
1.89/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5


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. 

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Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA. Dark gold color, clearer than is usual for the style. Nice fluffy head with decent retention; soapy lacing that clings pretty well. Nice enough hoppy aroma with both pine and citrus notes; nothing earth shattering but an appealing nose nonetheless. Taste is quite good; with both the pine and citrus notes prominent; very mildly sweet malt backbone that gives the beer a nice balance; not a hop bomb by today's standards. Medium carbonation with a pleasantly lingering finish that's slightly bitter and still flavorful..the hop characteristics linger nicely.

This is a sort of middle-of-the-road AIPA that's very well executed. Not extreme or overtly bitter; easy to drink, booze totally hidden; the maltiness isn't excessive but it's definitely more prominent than many other contemporary examples.

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
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 Hopheadjeffery
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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 weeare138
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a glowing hazy orange with a 2 finger fluffy white head. Streams of solid bubbles arise to the top. Lots of solid white head that leaves a plastered white lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell is of strong citrusy and piney hops with a bold biscuity malt backing up the aroma.
Taste is of well blended biscuity malts with the strong citrusy hops, making this a thick, borderline syrupy and sappy brew.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with the fullness of the hops and smooth malt sticking to the entire palate. Finishes well balanced with a citrusy stickiness that isn't overly bitter at all. Despite the high amount of hops, there isn't that overkill of burn either. Nice.
Drinkability is excellent also. This is so smooth and biscuity sweet, you'll forget about the 6.8% till you're near the end of the glass.
One of the finest bottled IPA's I've ever had.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is a pleasantly clear golden orange hue, with a fine filmy head of off-white. Lacing is streaking but sticky enough. Looks pretty decent. Good body and nice fine carbonation.

Nose is really pleasant, with fresh green clipped aromas, some floral or herbal overtones, and just enough twang of citrus to clean it up and add some true refreshment. The pleasant grass/hay/vegetation aromas meld pleasantly with a touch of grainy malt, that just earths it. It's a really, really lovely IPA nose.

Taste is also good, although the graininess that was pleasant on the nose is too prominent, here, leaving a gritty taste mid palate that the clean direct hop bitterness has to overcome before it can shine. Otherwise, some herbal hop characters through the centre, and a slight phenolic bite from the bitterness on the back. It's good, and generously hopped, but it doesn't quite hit the high notes for me.

It's a good IPA, no doubt—although I expect nothing less from Great Divide. Although it's probably missing something overall, it's a drinkable brew, and certainly one I'd be happy to have regularly.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,448 ratings.