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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: 3,902
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 204
Gots: 548 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 1,420 | Hads: 3,902
Photo of Bitterbill
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a beautiful copper and leaves an abundant head that is slow to dissipate. The smell is pure pine to me and I anticipate that this will translate to a strong pine flavour and I'm right.
This is a very bitter ale to me with the malt making only a token presence. I wish it was a bit better balanced but all in all, I could see myself buying this on a regular basis.

Like someone else mentioned...try the Hercules Double for more complexity. (454 characters)

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

Dark amber color with thick, lasting off-white head. Floral hops are overwhelming. Aromatic, bittering, floral, herbal hops in smell and taste. Smooth slick mouthfeel. Very good beer but I prefer the Hercules Double IPA from this brewer, both for hops and complexity. (267 characters)

Photo of neonbrown82
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This IPA ranks right up there with the best I've had. Thanks to Liquid Solutions for this, among other bottles. I'm glad I decided to treat myself to a beer package.

The beer pours to a glowing pink-ish amber color with a nice carbonation and a thick frothy white head that sticks around forever and leaves a great lacing on the glass.

The smell is very citric hoppy with a bit of a malty caramel sweetness. Very flowery and delicious. I love the smell of hops, and this one has plenty of them.

The taste carries over perfectly from the smell. The hops and malt blend quite well in the initial taste with a small blast of cohumulone bitterness. The bitterness lingers, but not as long as the citric hop flavor. Very juicy, yet lacks the sometimes unpleasant syrupy-ness of over-hopped brews.

One of the most drinkable IPA's I've had. I only wish we could get this particular brew from Great Divide here in Iowa, as well as the Yeti, Oaked Yeti, and Hercules DIPA. (975 characters)

Photo of ChrisA
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice copper color leaving a good one and a half inch head. Floral hop aromas, very piney and some citrus scents. Very strong hop profile up front balanced by a complex mingling of flavors throughout. Crisp hop finish. Extremely drinkable and good lacing.

This is one of my favorite IPA's. Ranks up there with Stone and other top notch performers. This IPA does not just flex its hoppiness. It's excellence comes from the complexity throughout. That being said, Hopheads enjoy!!! (490 characters)

Photo of jaluria
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild-orange color with good head and excellent lacing. Fruit and citrus tones at the nose with a bit of nutty character; hardly a hint of alcohol. Excellent taste; well-balanced hoppy nature with malt undertones and fruit flavors. Dry and crisp aftertaste; refreshing. I could easily have a few of these in one sitting, very enjoyable. An excellent IPA with taste, boldness, and smoothness. (398 characters)

Photo of wedge
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bright copper orange color with a superb dense creamy head that slowly recedes to a thin white cap. Serious lacing all the way up the glass. Smells terrific - powerful pine and citrus hops - deliciously fragrent, spicy, and fresh. Big flavorful hop bite in every sip. So very good. Very dynamic bitter hop presence with a solid maltiness that fights against the spruce-like hops. Mild carbonation and medium mouthfeel - bitter and dry...but I want MORE.

Super-awesome IPA. Aggressively hoppy at 65 IBUs, this is a very satisfying IPA for all the hop-heads out there. Addictive too...I went through these way too fast. One of the absolute best IPAs I've ever had.

Note Oct. 2006: I've upped some of the numbers now that I've sample a great number of IPAs. This still remains possibly the greatest IPA I have ever had the pleasure to drink. Absolutely fantastic! (879 characters)

Photo of tastybeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one good IPA. Very attractive golden orange copper color with a nice subtantial head and amazing lacing all over my glass. Smells very delicious, with the right amount of everything. Smells of pine, citric and floral hops with a tiny bit of buttery diacetyl. Taste is made up of all the right hops too. Sweet pine, floral, faint citrus, nice malts underneath. Just the right hop combination, dry and bitter, and balanced by sweet malt. Titan is medium body, and a little chewy/sticky. So good you have no choice but to keep drinking.

A very good American IPA that I will definitely return to. (601 characters)

Photo of bashiba
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a slightly hazy copper color with a thick off white head and good lacing.

Smell was a strong juniper hop prescence with some hints of lemon and grapefruit citrus as well.

Taste is what you expect a strong grassy and juniper dominated hoppyness that just goes on and on in your mouth.

Mouthfeel has a nice dryness plus an almost coating feeling of hop resin. Very nice.

Drinkability is fantastic if you are a hop head, this will being sharing a spot in my IPA rotation with alpha king and dogfish 90minute. (525 characters)

Photo of rajendra82
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

We have been getting the impressive line of the bigger Great Divide beers in Georgia for a few months now, and the regular strength beers have finally followed them. The first of these I am sampling is the Titan IPA.

The brown bottle concealed an amber colored, clear beer, which formed a perfectly proportioned eggshell white head after pouring in a pint glass, and displayed active carbonation action. The aroma was aggressively hoppy, with an unabashed scent of pine, spruce, and grapefruit. Taste was also quite mission specific, with peppery, bitter, resinous hop flavors held up with just enough biscuity caramel malt. When the hop profile is so good, who needs balance? Near perfect exhibit of all the good things that makes me crave an American IPA so frequently. Seek out eagerly if you even remotely enjoy hoppy beers. (831 characters)

Photo of Bumpon10s
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours to a very thick amber with orange hues, nice and foggy with a slight head. You may think it was a double IPA by how thick it is.

S - Hops, oranges and something else I couldn't quite pinpoint. You could smell the hops as soon as pop the cap.

T - A hophead dream, bushels of hops are contained within, with a little hint of citrus and a touch of alcohol.

M - Hits the mouth very thick, you the the cross tingle of alcohol and carbonation, it follows the standard IPA rules.

D - Goes down easy and I wanted more, being as smooth and refreshing as it is, you could have 2 or 3 glasses of this easy.

Simply put, this is a darn good IPA. I shared a 22oz with a fellow BA, but in all honesty, I could have drank this entire one myself, at 6.8% it isn't that powerful, and the citrusy cascade hops keep you very refreshed. At something to the effect of $5 or $6 a bottle, it is a great deal. I am a massive IPA fan and this ranks up there with the best, better than both the Stone IPA and Dogfish Head 60 Minute, if you haven't had it yet, you have no excuse not to. Drink up friends, this is one hell of an IPA. (1,130 characters)

Photo of Gaisgeil
3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another over the top extreme IPA. I'm not sure why I keep trying these, in a way I've come to appreciate them, but in another I still feel like brews such as this one are a bit of a mess overall. So here is my subjectively objective review.

Pours a light brown in color with a loose frothy head that left thin rings of lacing on my imperial pint glass. Smell is slightly earthy and hugely hoppy, wafts of pine and citrus previal, dominating the proceedings easily. Taste is citrusy tart to begin with, mouth puckeringly so. There is a grassy piney hop presence toward the end with that same tart note hanging on toward the end. There is a malt backbone that attempts to balance out the issue but isn't really that successful. Overall really not that bad, interesting at the very least and I'm sure hopheads love this stuff, but to me it's relying too much of being over the top and not enough on getting something subtle happening.

Slàinte! (947 characters)

Photo of loren01
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with lots of white head and carbonation, lots of lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Smell is very sweet and fruity scents, nice hop smell also. Taste is very nice, great blend of malt and hops. Nice malty taste up front with a citrusy/hop spiciness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is not too heavy not too light just right. This is a damn good IPA could drink quite a few. (400 characters)

Photo of paterlodie
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aber and hazy beer with not overwelming but lasting head.Nose shows good hops of witvh are some prob of the C-type but is also giving a almost bretty hint to the nose. further sweet caramell, cinnamon and maltyness but have a thought this one is not the freshest and off brewery this one will probably be even better. Taste is sweet& bitter and slightly burnt. Further some maltyness and good caramel. Full mouthfeel and to me very easy drinkable and enjoyable. (461 characters)

Photo of Gritsak
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy copperish brown with a nice offwhite head.

S- rich of hops and spice.

T- wow hop bite with lots of orange peel. some subtle fruit but the hops really shine in this. the finish lingers on your tongue.

M- pretty heavy body with low carbonation. thick and creamy.

D- if you like hops, then you will be in business. good thing i like hops.

overall- ive passed on this a couple times but lately ive been itching for something hoppy. needless to say this fit the bill. even with the hop presence its still very well balanced and drinkable. (556 characters)

Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ouncer sampled, "month and week bottled" date notched on to the label. Pours light almond amber, fairly clear, off white tiny bubble head, showing respectable retention and leaving moderate, fine lacing. Nose is all about grainy and pine hops.Some bready, biscuity malt notes under the hop crunch. This is a tasty and aggresively hopped IPA. Lots of pine hop notes. If you like em bitter and hoppy, this IPA will not dissapoint. Long grainy and dry finish. Nicely turned out IPA, well worth a try. (500 characters)

Photo of nomad
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What took so long for me to get at this?

Pours a hazed amber with a good, though light, tangerine tone. Up props a thick, tight, and proteinaceous head that is long-lasting, leaving some lace behind.

Shoots high and light with pine scents, giving way melon accents and a malty smell like beautifully sweet buttermilk biscuits. Flavor follows suit with great balance as light caramel and fully biscuity malt base pairs the moderately piney hops and floral complexity. Comes through with lemony flavors and near-melanoidin mouth-filling maltiness. I could drink this all night, a soft and lightly carbonated delight of balance, nuance, and integration on the tongue - who knew an American IPA is possible of things besides aggression?

Quite a meal in the malt department despite its light color. Possesses the same aromatic maltiness found in their old ale and barleywine as well as an even-hand with the hops. This beer confirms Great Divide's understanding of balance in the hop-heavy market of American styled beers. That said, in its freshest form the lupulin slam can be formidable. (1,094 characters)

Photo of Onceeven
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium amber, with a finger-thick head that settled quickly. Wonderful, thick lacing leaves a patchwork pattern on my glass as the head settles to it's quarter-inch thickness. The hops smell piney and resinous, with a hint of citrus. It's an assertive scent and gives me a fair guess at what I'll be tasting. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with hop bitterness dancing on my tongue. Very crisp taste, the hops almost taste hot. They are not overpowering, however. More pine flavors, some grapefruit and maybe lemon come through. The malt presence comes through in the end and balances the taste wonderfully. Then the residual bitterness comes back, reminding me that this is indeed an IPA, and a mighty fine one at that. (727 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm brownish orange with a slightly hazy body and a gentle carbonation. A thick creamy off-white head last for a bit.

S- The smell of caramel malt is very well blended with a burst of citrus hops. A slight smell of biscuit malt is hidden in the hops aroma aswell.

T- A nice blend of grapefruit and almost lemon citrus hops blends with a nice pale malt with just a hint of toasted malt. A slightly sweet finish is meet with a breath heavy with hops. I don't notice any of the piney hops that are mentioned on the bottle.

M- Nice medium mouthfeel with not alcohol warmth or astringency. It does have a slight creaminess to it but that is very faint.

D- This is a very nice IPA. The hops are well balance with the malt and there is lots of good depth to the hop flavor. This is a well-built beer. (868 characters)

Photo of Vancer
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well, sure loved the GD Hercules (double IPA), but the *regular* strength is a winner, also – and much more economical. Another great pour, clear, orangy with a rich & foamy head. Aromas of citrus, malts and nuts. Taste was much more malty than the DIPA, of course, with some hints of floral.

Still rich and creamy, very drinkable over the long haul. And at $8 for a sixer, versus the $5.20 for a bomber of Hercules – more to drink!! (439 characters)

Photo of Shaw
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light amber in color with a sticky, foamy head that leaves very nice lace in my glass. It has quite the smell of hops: floral and spicy. Very nice.

As the smell indicates, this is a very hoppy beer, even for American IPAs. I think it's great, but if you aren't a hophead, you might want to steer clear. The taste is pure hops: bitter, floral with just a hint of sweetness from the malt. There's a great hoppy aftertaste, too. The flavors are wonderfully refreshing and a great reward after work.

The mouthfeel is smooth and light.

This is the first Great Divide beer I've had. I am looking forward to trying more. This is about the best American IPA I've had. Only Pelican's IPA is better, and I bet that's because I've always had that beer fresh in Oregon. This IPA was bottled in April 2005 and I'm drinking it in August 2005. (850 characters)

Photo of GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

08/16/05- Received via trade with Connecticutpoet.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a born on date notched on the label. Poured into my Stone Ruination pint glass.

Appearance- Orange golden color with a solid 1/2 inch head which part of which remains throughout the entire brew. Solid sheets of lace as well.

Smell- Ultra sweet and ultra fruity hop scents. I can tell already that this one is going to be good.

Taste- Wow, never before have I had an IPA as sweet as this one. It's like dipping your hand into a vat of powdered sugar and licking it all off. Huge sugary sweetness with a nice sugary canned fruit taste as well.

Mouthfeel- Perfect carbonation level for and IPA. Coats your mouth due to the high sugar flavor.

Drinkability- This is the only downfall for me. I love this beer, but it's too damn sweet for me to have more than 2 for sure. Maybe even one. One is perfect here. Otherwise it's a kick ass IPA to be sure. Extra thanks to Connecticutpoet on this one.... (992 characters)

Photo of MarineHokie
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle @ Linwood Grill.

Appearance: Off-white rocky head. Clear, bright orange copper color.

Smell: Lots of pine, barely perceptible orange blossom.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Lots of hop flavors: piney, citrusy, grassy. Not overwhelmingly bitter, nice balance. Very smooth

Notes: Not sure what hops were used. I didn’t perceive much grapefruit, which I kind of enjoyed as a nice change from other IPA’s. (430 characters)

Photo of TastyTaste
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper color, medium white head, creamy looking, with no visible carbonation. Lots of hops in the nose, floral and citrusy. Taste is great, very hoppy, slightly bready, with lots of piney hops and a nice alcohol warmth to go with the hops. Could use more carbonation, which would really add to this beer. Still, this is a very hopcentic beer that continues the Great Divide hoppy beer trend. (397 characters)

Photo of ADR
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium bronze appearance, clear. Frothy but minimal head that settles at 1/4 of an inch on the top. Nice laces, dripping and interlocking patterns. Slightly juicy aroma, some elements of sweetness but with definite citrus tones. Mouthfeel is lighter than medium, carbonation is average and well-done. Flavor is very nice for a workaday IPA, bitter and resinous, lightly sap tinged, hoppy with some refreshing lime qualities, and with a decent but subdued light caramel backbone. Finishes without fade and with a remaining hop emphasis. Nicely executed, drinkable, representative for the American style, and a much better drink than the ESB to my mind. (651 characters)

Photo of Viggo
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden, nice big head and lots of lace. Smell is deep and malty, some citrus and floral hops, grapefruit, breadiness. Taste is nice and balanced, very malty and bready but also a pleasant floral and citrus hoppiness, kind of spicy with a dry bitter finish. Mouth is nice and smooth, good carbonation, really tight body. Thanks DrJay. (355 characters)

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