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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,420 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 1,420
Hads: 3,900
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 203
Gots: 545 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Reviews: 1,420 | Hads: 3,900
Photo of patpbr
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured orange amber in color but without much in the way of head.
S - sweet malts, pineapple and a little citrus.
T - Grapefruit, citrus, fruit and floral character. Sweet. Nice creamy malts and pineapple is involved like the smell. A bit buttery and defiantly pine notes.
M - Medium body and carbination. a linger of bitter finish
O - Bought four random beers thinking this would be the least of the pack. This is a great IPA. Will not be a regualr drinker but when im looking for an aggressive different take I will keep in mind. (537 characters)

Photo of BeerWizard
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Stupid-good IPA from Great Divide. I picked up a six of this from Target today for about $10, after realizing that I'd always seen this around and never tried it.

Has a green label with some kind of Spartan warrior on it, and a few medals listed on the side. Says 7.1 ABV. Poured into a goblet a clarified deep amber with a smallish white head that leaves a good amount of lacing down the glass. Carbonation appears visually pretty minimal.

Aroma is wonderful; herby, grassy, sweet, citrusy (think candied oranges) and alcohol tinged. Flavor follows suit, with the alcohol and citrus being more present. The bitterness from the hops is definitely cranked up, but balanced a bit by the sweetness. Mouthfeel is oily as all getout, carbonation is low (but appropriate), and the finish goes on and on.

I tell ya, I've had two of these, and I like this beer. Boy do I. (866 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says Bottled on FEB 20 2013.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains pretty well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind on the glass.

S- Piney, musty hop aroma with a considerable alcohol fume. Slightly medicinal.

T- Medium-high bitterness that's earthy and semi-astringent from the booze presence. There's a small amount of cereal grain sweetness in the aftertaste. Slightly vegetal.

M- Semi-sharp and oily with a resinous hop bite. Medium body and carbonation.

O- I like Hercules better since, with this one, the booziness isn't as justified. (730 characters)

Photo of gleemonger
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Clear yellowish orange with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a long time. Leaves nice sticky lacing.

Hit first with some sweet malts, followed by a mellow citrusy hop aroma. Pretty subdued, not too complex, but nice.

A little malt forward, but pretty balanced between the same sweet malts I picked up in the aroma, followed by some basic citrusy hops. I'm not really getting much of the piney hops they describe, but they are in there in the background. Kind of basic, but good.

Moderate body and modrate carbonation. Basically spot on with what I expect from the style as well. Some nice creaminess too it too. Refreshing, yet has some substance. Very nice.

My hopes were pretty high given the super high marks for this one, and it's definitely pretty good, it just didn't really stand out to me all that much. Maybe it's a bit old. I'd recommend it though, for just a good, basic IPA that isn't trying anything too crazy. (941 characters)

Photo of spoony
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 355 ml bottle (dated April 29, 2013) into a globe glass.

A-A slightly aggressive pour produces almost no head, just a thin collar of patchy, white foam. The beer is deep copper in color, clear, and pretty still.

S-There are some nice hop notes here! I smell orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and a bit of lemon and pine. There is just a hint of biting chalkiness and soapiness, which is offset by the mild caramel sweetness from the malts.

T-The taste lacks some of the complexity and fruit from the smell. I detect more pine and caramel maltiness here. There is still a decent wave of citrus and pineapple, but the overall impression is more bitter and sharp. A nice example of this style.

M-The beer starts out with a mildly-assertive, lightly-prickly carbonation. There is some hint of hoppy oiliness, but this beer is not terribly dank or stick feeling.

O-After umpteen different times that I have ordered and enjoyed this beer while out and about, I was pleased to finally review it at home. The smell, in particular, is a high point with loads of delicious, hop-forward flavors and just the right of amount of tan, caramel malts to balance things. The beer loses points for looks, which were pretty meh, but I will happily finish the six-pack I purchased. (1,270 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small head that reduced to a thin layer. It a copper color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing as the beer was drank too.

Smell: caramel and bready malts with some citrus hops in there too.

Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, and some bitterness.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA. Not getting the Hopd most people talk about, but still an enjoyable beer. (531 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well balanced. A more malty, balanced aroma, but plenty of hops. At 7.1% ABV is it almost a DIPA? A good value and an great beer.

A – Poured a clear honey color with almost no head, well carbonated.

S – A malty aroma with some pineapple and other passion fruit. Can there be some coconut aroma as well in there?

T – Piney hops, malty middle, bitter finish.

1st - Bottled on 12/26/2012 Poured into a small wine glass.
Re-review - Poured into a pint glass. (464 characters)

Photo of thegodfather1076
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Awesome label with an attractive look. Label gives brewery info, a small description of the beer, small food pair suggestion, web info, ABV info, bottled on date(1/30/2013), Award info, Great Divide logo and theme/motto “Great Minds, Drink Alike”.

Appearance: I poured this from its 12oz bottle into a 16oz snifter glass. Titan poured out a bright copper that is very clear with a 1 finger airy white foam head that was light in density. Head retention was 2min 30sec before fading into a thick frothy coating and very thick bubbly ring. Excellent lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Nose starts out very piney with some sweet floral aromas that end in a sweet citrus scent that is very orange smelling.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is very piney bitter on the start with a slight hint of toasted malt. Sweet citrus fruit hop flavors dominate mid palette and then turn bitter on the back end with hints of toasted malts coming back through. Bitter aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium bodied but filling with an above average amount of smooth carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: I thought this was a great example of the IPA style that combines an excellent flavor and aroma with good mouthfeel and body. Really lives up to its reputation. Try it out!! Classified as an American IPA @ 7.1%. Consumed 4/1/13. (1,327 characters)

Photo of Fcolle2
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: pours deep gold in color with a small half finger cream head that has good retention.

S: it has a sweet smell that I want to say is coming from the hops but i there is also carmel malt coming through so this may be what's sweet It's pleasent but not too strong.

T: hops are are defiantly there. piney upfront but nothing too insane. It actually lets a fair amount of malt through the back end and gives it an almost sweet character that fades quickly into the bittering hops.

M: not to thin, carbonation is not overdone.

O: a good ipa that's true to the style. Very drinkable I would not get sick of drinking multiple of these in a row. (643 characters)

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a translucent gold with one and a half fingers of slightly off-white head. The foam fades fairly quickly leaving a ton of residue along the edges of the glass. Decent lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet with caramel malts, a good pine presence, and just a dash of orange citrus. It smells inviting.

T: It starts out with a sweet malty backbone upon the first second. The pine hops come on second with a touch of juicy orange. As the beer progresses along, I get a small floral component and a taste of fresh cut grass. The finish is sticky with bitter biting pine, some alcohol, and some malt.

M: Medium bodied beer. It's sweet and coating to start, flavorful and well balanced in the middle, and finishes sticky with bitters and malt.

O: Good beer. Not something I'd buy all the time, considering how many better IPAs are out there, but it's good. I'd drink it out at a bar if the tap list didn't have any better options. (941 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with 1 finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit juice, honeydew, orange zest, caramel and notes of butterscotch.

Taste
Grapefruit juice and honeydew melon with lighter hints of tangerine zest and florals. Honey like malts with hints of caramel. Finishes with light notes of pine sap.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth and lightly bitter.

Overall
This is one mellow IPA. It's really smooth and easy drinking. (531 characters)

Photo of MarkQ617
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was the first beer I ever reviewed and my first time trying an offering from Great Divide. I enjoyed this at some random Marriott hotel bar on the city limits of Denver. It's a very good IPA, but maybe a touch overrated. Strong and floral hops smell and taste. Slight touch of citrus. One of the best things about this beer is its appearance, the dark golden color and perfect head can definitely cause some vertical displacement. Checks all the boxes of what you'd want in a good IPA, but there's nothing all that special here. (533 characters)

Photo of McStagger
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Haven't seen this since I've moved to California. When I lived back east, this was the beer that convinced me that IPA's were pure, overhopped garbarge. Thanks to my local Whole Foods, I get to try this one again and see exactly how much my palate has changed. Twelve ouche bottle, brewed on 2/13/13.

A: Fairly dark copper. Excellent clarity. Moderate carbonation. One and a half finger slightly darker than khaki head. Retention is moderate. Lacing is above average.

S: Malt dominant. Lot of caramel with a bit of citrus and a lot of pineapple sweetness.

T: Malt dominant in the mouth as well. Smacks of toffee and cinnamon. Hop notes bring in a bit of tropical fruit, with a lot of pineapple coming through as well. Little bit of stone fruit (peach, nectarine) and finishes with resinous evergreen sap notes. Bit briny in the aftertaste.

M: Creamy, medium bodied. Heavy malt lends to the illusion of weight, but the carbonation keeps things fairly balanced.

O: Wish I could have gotten this one fresher. Something tells me its slightly past its peak. Still, an enjoyable IPA that isn't from the West Coast. I'm glad my palate has finally come around. (1,162 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Hazy gold, thick fluffy white 2 finger head, nice thick lacing.
S - Not a whole lot goin on, some earthy hop scents, a little grapefruit, a little dank.
T - Mild bitter hop bite up front, with a creamy malt, somewhat buttery in texture, maybe complimented by the oily hops, but not huge on hops honestly.
M - Clingy oily hops stick on to your palate with some of that buttery malt.
O - Not bad, but it seems as if reading through the other reviews this beer kinda lacks in hops and to me its got more malt in it. Its leaning more towards English IPA than American for sure. (601 characters)

Photo of ubenumber2
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pub pint glass , nice golden colored brew with one finger white head and minimal lacing

Smells very faint of honey , malt , light hops and an earthy peppery smell

Tastes of of honey with a peppery aftertaste. The malt is really faint but nice and the hops are not that strong , maybe an old bottle , not sure. The booze comes in at the end and the bitterness is right on target for the style

Not too heavy of a mouth on this beer , not too light , carbonation is just right

Overall this is a good example of the style , could be better balanced I believe but still a decent brew (606 characters)

Photo of delta490
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams glass. This was an accidentally cellared bottle from Dec. 2011. Poured a cloudy amber with a big creamy white head that lingers on and leaves nice lacing. Aroma has mellowed out and is much maltier, with subtle floral and citrus notes. The taste is very much similar with the malt and hops blended with a nice bitter hop hit on the finish. and now reminds me more of an English IPA than an American. It's still quite good and if my memory serves, the newer iteration is always delicious, as well. I'm happy to know that I can cellar it to get a more English-style or drink it right away to get an excellent American-style IPA. It's win-win. (679 characters)

Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - It is amber colored with brass highlights. This beer is topped with three inches of rocky, off-white head.

S - I notice plenty of bready malt. Some alcohol and grapefruit manage to make an appearance.

T - Again, lots of biscuity malt. The finish contains some citrus with a clean finish.

M - Medium

O - It would make a decent APA. The hops are either faded of hidden really well. If it is an old bottle, I have had it on tap and thought it was awful, so this old bottle is still better than the last experience. (566 characters)

Photo of tipfortap
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5 words to describe it: Honey, Cracker grains, Chewy, Pine, Caramel

Paired it with: A couple different versions of dinner

Should have paired it with: Was thinking this morning on my way to work that it would be amazing with pad thai; could also be great with a grilled cheese/tomato soup situation or salmon with mustard sauce

Drink it if you like: Double IPAs, American Pales, Lemonade and Bourbon, Gin

A few other thoughts: This is a perfect example of a beer with balance and body that is not just trying to melt your face off and, like, make you want to try extreme skateboarding maneuvers. I’d sneakily give this to someone who “doesn’t like IPAs” and then, when they like it, dramatically reveal my mischievousness. (733 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Amber coloured liquid with a slight cream coloured head that dissipated quickly.

S: Peanuts, pine, grass, pineapple, apple juice.

T: Pineapple, apple, pine, grass and a honey malt backbone.

M: Medium to thick viscosity and a medium level of carbonation. Some alcohol presence.

O: With a bottled on date of January 29 of this year, I would like to try a fresher bottle. I get the feeling that the hops in this one have faded. Further, there were some off cooked vegetable flavors like string bean which may indicate DMS. (526 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bronzed amber. Nice dense cap. Looks the part.

Pine and floral hops in the nose. Light crackery grain. A pinch of lemon and grapefruit citrus. Honestly, very simple, but nice.

A lot more pine, but not absent are the more flowery tasting whole hop cones. Green and vegetable-like. Slight taste of fresh string bean and some light astringent bitterness. Dank in the front, but washing out to clean in the finish, thanks to the bitterness. Light soapiness and more of that toasted dry cracker pale malt. Good stuff.

Welcoming in feel. Enough carbonation to scrounge up abit long and loud belch. Pretty smooth. Not without a little grit.

Top-shelf IPA. More of an East Coast example, but done right. Damn right. (711 characters)

Photo of arizcards
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at Trader Joes for $4.99 in May. Original review from bottle on 8-7-05.

Orange colored beer that poured a nice 2 inch head that is holding it's own and is leaving a nice lacing behind. 4.5
Nose is big on the pine, perhaps a simcoe hop was used. 4.0
Taste starts with a nice malt flavor and finishes with a big blast of hops. 4.5
Mouthfeel is very good as this brew is both lively on the palate and creamy. 4.0
Overall drinkability is good as this is a good example of the IPA style! 4.5

Had this on-tap at Johnny Fox's Public House with dinner on 3-12-13

Served in pint glass orange with decent head that left lacing behind. 4.0
Nice was of faint floral hops. 3.5
Taste is well balanced. Malt profile is big, Hops are floral and citrusy. Drinks more like a 2IPA than an IPA. 4.0
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty smooth. 4.0
Overall a solid IPA that i would drink again. 4.0 (900 characters)

Photo of gpogo
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden orange body with a white head.

A- Sweet caramel with a grainy raw 2-row smell. Some light citrus.

T- Similar raw sweet malt flavor. I got some light buttery hints, but faint and not unpleasant or off putting. This isn't so fresh as it has been aged. There is still some bitterness, but hop flavor is mostly gone. The raw malt flavor is quite enjoyable, tastes like what eating malted barely tastes like.

M- Medium body, it was sweet, but it doesn't annoyingly stick around. Carbonation is there, but not too low or high.

D- I really want to try a fresh Titan. It aged in a very pleasant manner, but I imagine a hop head wouldn't have aged it as long as I had. In my defense it was lost in the back of the kegerator. (736 characters)

Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance slightly hazy orange a finger of white foam dissapates quickly.

Aroma- butter vanilla carmel some pineapple and a little bit of wine-yness

Taste- floral hop front with a buttery camel taste in the middle that gives way to a bit of a resiny hop flavor. That lingers slightly. Alcohol flavors are subdued this is an IPA that doesn't rely solely on the aroma. there are some layers of hop flavor. some floral and soapy an then some kind of piney.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied not too much carbonation. The Malt sweetness that could be heavy on the tongue gets cleaned up really well by the hops. LIngering Hop profile isn't unpleasant either.

Overall I would say that this is a very tasty IPA. Its not as fragrant as most and it is not all grapefruit like some it is a strong IPA with a good malt profile. the alcohol is also cleverly disguised. (854 characters)

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Hazy, unfiltered cloudiness that resembles a hefeweizen. Pours a creamy white head that fades relatively quickly into a quarter-finger. Foam coats the entire glass and leaves barely any lacing. Pretty for an IPA

S-Rich, sweet fruits. Prunes, raisins. Malted hops and citrusy fruits (mandarin oranges)

T-Follows the nose, mostly. Very rich prunes with a citrusy bite. The fruits are layered underneath a malty finish, which complements the rich fruits nicely. A very complex brew with a subtly dry finish.

MF-Kind of watery, but very palatable and crisp.

O-An exceptional IPA. I wasn't a big fan of the style until now. The flavors are nicely layered on the palate, as the rich fruits precede the citrusy fruits, which in turn precede a malty finish. Very, very complex beer and is balanced perfectly. Usually IPA's are too aggressive in the citrus fruit flavor, but this one has nailed it perfectly. (907 characters)

Photo of Adeeez
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really nice, many different flavors with every sip. Overall one of my top picks for IPA. The smell was less than expected from so many flavors. Again, with beer this good it is a nitpik. GREAT IPA!! The piney lightly sweet mix along with a bread base are really world class. (274 characters)

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.