Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,411 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 1,411
Hads: 3,851
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 193
Gots: 514 | 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: 1,411 | Hads: 3,851
Photo of JackStraw22
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden-amber with a good inch or so of off white head. Decent retention and good lacing too.

Smell: Umm..hoppy. Deep herbal/earthy hop aroma. There's a little bit of maltiness that comes through, but not a whole lot.

Taste/mouthfeel: The same earthy/herbal hop taste is present that's picked up in the aroma. Relatively sweet, but no more than a typical IPA. Not too bitter, but the bitterness is certainly there, it just doesn't linger or really dominate. The hops seem more focused here on the taste and aroma. Feels full bodied in the mouth, a little slick, but still crisp enough to be refreshing.

Drinkability: Excellent, would make a great session beer. (696 characters)

Photo of silver0rlead
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pint glass with a 2 finger pearl white head that leaves intricate lacing all the way down the glass. Titan is a copper hue that looks magnificent. The aroma is complex and intriguing, i have to say its not a typical IPA smell though this is not a typical IPA. The smell is somewhat like a grapefruit with brown sugar on it, a citrusy hop smell with a sweet malt backbone...really fantastic. The mouthfeel is somehow creamy and smooth with light carbonation which is weird considering how hoppy and bitter it is. The taste is initially slightly hoppy followed by a mild and bready malt flavor and then WHAM! the hops hit and its a wallop. The hops flavor is really complex and could be analyzed for hours but i detect grapefruit, perhaps lemon and a floral grass type of flavor that really grounds the beer for the bitter, dry finish that leaves you jonesing for more hops. Truly a fantastic IPA, easily one of the best available in NC (along with the hoppy hour and big boss). The alcohol is discernable but i have to say no more than any other descent IPA which is surprising given the high alcohol content of this beer. In a word Fantastic (1,154 characters)

Photo of granger10
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a sort of dull rusty brown color. Lucking the large, bright head and tons of lacing offset the ugly colors. The smell is identical to orange drink. Almost like Sunny D. I can't get past that flavor. Sweet orange concentrate flavor. The taste isn't nearly as sweet or as orangey. More of a pine hoppiness to it. Lots of raw bitteness in there as well. Malts come and go. Quite sweet in the malt department with honey notes and a little toasted bread in there. Alcohol, what alcohol? I didn't know the abv and couldn't taste it at all. I think the bitterness offset it, but I sure was feeling a nice little buzz by the end. The hops linger forever, this could truly be a sipper because the flavor just hangs in my mouth. Nice alpha acid hit in the end. Another great beer from this brewery. (804 characters)

Photo of Shultzerdugen
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. brown botle with month and week bottled date of N 4.

Hazed copper in color with a large, clingy white head.

A bitch-slap of hops in the smell. Massive tangy grapefruit aromas paired with a sweet and sharp piney zing.

Great citrus taste. Light and refreshing, never overbearing. Lemony zing at the back of the mouth. Malts almost show, but get swallowed by all of the great hop flavor. Quite the thirst quencher.

One of the best examples of the style for this kid. I don't think I could ever tire of it's hop mojo. Super drinkable. (551 characters)

Photo of BeerFink
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice reddish honey color topped by an off-white head. Some nice sheets of lacing are left, and the read sticks around til the very end. Nice hoppy aroma fills my nostrils as I inhale. Great assertive grapefruit and pine nose. Flavor is nice and bold. Lots of hop oils coat my mouth and provide bliss. Sharp piney hops bite at the tongue and are largely unchecked by the shallow malt taste. Diverse hop profile comes through in the taste, very interesting. A little caramel and spice are there too. Nice full mouthfeel leaves me satisfied. This is one truly good IPA. (574 characters)

Photo of Sammy
4.12/5  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. (252 characters)

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

The beer pours a dark golden color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and light crystal malts. It also has an excellent hop aroma that is piney with a slight citrus edge. The taste is great. It has a very intense bitter hop flavor that goes down smooth and finishes dry and mildly malty. It has good balance. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good IPA. I love the citrus hop flavor and aroma. It has the right balance between malts and hops; a good drinker. (603 characters)

Photo of gimmehead
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange amber with a big eggshell head that quickly reduces to a skim coat. Great nose: citric and floral hops with some toasted cereal grain. Tastes initially of sharp pine mingled with bitter citric grapefruit notes, the classic combination. Very hop dominant, but there is a balancing malt presence underneath with a lingering resinous aftertaste. Feels oily slick on the tongue, down the hatch effortlessly. (416 characters)

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fresh growler from Fingerlakes Beverage. Thick, dense, resinous cream colored head fades slowly to a patchy film leaving a very fine lace as it fades. It's got a floral hop/bubble gum aroma. Slightly hazy glowing orange amber colored beer with streams of fine bubbles rising slowly through the middle. There's an interesting mix of bubblegum and chewy piney hop flavor. The finish is fairly bitter without overpowering the flavor. Moderately thick body with a soft mouthfeel that isn't too sticky. A tasty, interesting IPA. (525 characters)

Photo of SupaCelt
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber with much bubbles. Thumb thickness head of dense and compact construction. The bubbles keep coming. Floating a continuous biscuit top on the juice below. Fragmented, sticky lacing rims the edge opposite the route to my mouth. Clear and crisp appearance.

The smell throws off a some resiny pine and sweet maltiness. The hop aspect of citrus coupled with the sweetness gives an orange with a lemon twist impressoin. Raw crop scents add a layer or two of homegrown, earthen character.

The taste bites right off the bat. As in tickles the tongue. Carbonation and hops...a super duo. This thing is mostly hops. No attempt at balancing bitter and sweetness is even remotely considered here. This is a hops showcase all the way. Tiny moments of sweetness are just overpowered by the hopping. Bitter at the first and all the way through. Relentless. Sure, I like bitter ass hoppy IPA's, but there are better ones lurking around than this particular one. I enjoy the bitter and dry finish much more when there are other tastes to compliment it. This one has a bitter and dry start and finish with backup of other textures. No complexity. It tastes like they just heaped in five bushels of hop cones and called it good. "Hop heads" have at it. I'll stick to some of the old boys that have more substance to offer. (1,320 characters)

Photo of freed
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great typeface and nice label. Pours a deep copper(!) with good clarity and a slim rim of foam.

Aroma is gentle but similar to bigger centennial driven beers - both resiny and meaty, though tamer in comparison.

Taste is bright with its initial bitterness with a slight citrus quench, but the malt is missing and the taste just drops off. Still a nice beer, but the lack of body and malt contribution leave it a bit short of greatness. (440 characters)

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

Here is a terrific IPA! A fellow BA tipped me off that our local "packy" had this one. Hops leap from the bottle, great aroma! Nice, golden amber color. Large, foamy head, lots of sticky lacing. This is a prototypical American IPA, with lots of hops (but not overly dry in the finish). I will do a head-to-head with Indiga and Dogfish Head 60 (two of my favorite IPA's) to compare, but I think this is AT LEAST as good as those excellent brews. Thanks Ron! (456 characters)

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

Blistering orange, on-going bubble bath pure white head. Pine hops, grapefruit and some earthy tones on the nose; non-hop heads should turn away. Aggressive stinging hop juice, swirling sweet malts in the background. Large orange peel, some bananas and ester like characteristics, but they take a distant back seat to the assertive juicy and oily hops. Solid, a fantastic IPA, one that can hang with the big boys. (413 characters)

Photo of avylover
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

great looking brew here. Nice golden orange color, and a good looking frothy white head. Aroma is a great mix of sweet malts, grapefruity hops, and mild alcohol. This a brew that stands out. It's balanced i ntaste in front, but finishes nice & bitter how I like it.fruity hops, malty backbone, almost slightly smokey, and nice dry bitter finish. Great full mouthfeel with just enough carbonation, and pretty drinkable stuff. A great IPA (436 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out of the new 12oz. bottle a very nice hazy amber orange with a sticky one inch head on top. Tight lacing around the entire tulip glass...very nice. Sweet citrus nose with hints of orange and grapefruit as well as some pine. Just wonderful...keeps my nose coming back for more.

Big blast of citrusy (grapefruit, orange, lemon) tones and some sticky pine resin hoppiness along a nice wave of crisp caramel maltiness. A nice bitterness envelopes my mouth while not being overly pronounced. There's a very nice balance here...but the hop burps remind you what this brew is all about. Damn good IPA.

A nice smooth, creamy mouthfeel with good body. I think it's great that Great Divide has put this in sixers instead of just bombers...as it's easy to drink and would make a nice session. Highly recommended. (815 characters)

Photo of Tballz420
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew is a hazy, deep orange color, with a big cream head resulting from my violent pour. Good lace. The hops on the nose are sick-wit-it, excellent mix of pine, bitter, flower, hops and more hops. There is some sweet malt in the front, but it is blasted away by dank bitter hops. There are more intense ipa's, ruination comes to mind, but this version is damn tasty as well. This brew changed my mind about this brewery. (425 characters)

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

Presentation: 22oz bomber with a green label. No freshness stamps or notches, but it does say that this is 65 IBUs.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Small light tan head composed of lots of fine little bubbles. Fades quickly. Leaves a lot of lace in the glass.

Smell: Nose is full of hops. Piney and citrusy. Wonderful aroma.

Taste: Very nice. Light carbonation. Big sweet malt backbone. Bitterness sets in at the back of the tongue, and then covers the tongue in hop resin goodness. Definitely a lot of malt, probably too much, the bitterness is muted. The hops are also giving it a lot of flavor, spruce and grapefruit.

Notes: A very tasty APA with a wonderful nose. I was hoping for a little more bitterness in the finish, especially it tells you that it is 65 IBU's. I do love that sweet malt though. (831 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer I was looking to try, so I finally grabbed it at the store. This one pours a hazy orange color with an active bubble and a 2 finger head that falls to coat and ring the beer. The nose is rich in hops, giving almost a mandarin orange and grapefruit tone. I like it. The flavor is really nice. Some sweet hops, but also spicey peppery hops, balanced over sweet caramel, slightly honey sweet malt base. I like it a lot. The flavor is balanced very well between the hops and malts. The feel is nicely thick. A very nice beer. I have been very happy with the beers Great Divide is putting out these days. (614 characters)

Photo of Skidz
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out bright golden amber and sits a hazy deep amber in the glass with a fair sized white head. Fades to a light skim and leaves a few strands in random places. Fantastic gradient, from the lightest gold to a deep, amber brown; treat this beer to a fluted glass.

Smells big and fruity, plenty of citrus aromas. Oranges, grapefruit and lemons all over the place. Tangy hints of fresh pine needles float on top of a deep malty core. Caramel drips off the sides like a sundae.

Starts out with a hint of malty sweetness, caramel drippings hit the tongue. From every side comes sweet, fruity flavors of ripe oranges, tangerines and apricots. A bed of pine needles, steaming over hot coals lifts up a rich blast of tangy and acidic flavors. Finish is well bittered with many fond memories of citrus floating around. I'm not dead yet.

Silky smooth and creamy, gets even better with warmth. Carbonation is fantastic; soft yet firm. Medium-full body, nothing is left behind.

Enormously fruity and energetic. Glass seems to stick to your hands until it's gone, odd characteristc, but I like it There is a soft spot in my heart for this beer, now that it has beat it's way into me...thank you.... (1,201 characters)

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

Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber, with a finger of foam resting on top. Laces the glass well.

Aroma: Grapefruit-citrus hop aroma, spicy and strong.

Flavor: Bitterness is strong up front, very strong, but not overwhelming. West-coast citrus hop flavor dominates, but it's also slightly grassy and herbal, almost spicy. If you look for it, some nice malt comes in at the end, but the finish is long, lingering, and dryly bitter.

Body: Medium body, slightly high carbonation.

A very drinkable American IPA, superior, in my opinon, to the brewer's Hercules double. (573 characters)

Photo of beerceller99
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle pours a honey / orange hue with a white head. Nice lacing. Has a big citrusy, pine sap hop smell. Medium bodied with a bubbly mouthfeel; nicely carbonated. Big grapefruit tart taste with just enough malt sweetness to balance.
A damn fine IPA. (257 characters)

Photo of FormatKid
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good old 22oz bottle with a straight forward label. I can tell as I’m pouring that the rapidly forming head will be sticky and resilent, it didn’t make a liar our of me. The head is a white dimpled monster that leaves nice, intricate webs of lacing down the glass. The body of the beer is a ruby tinted copper with a slight haze, sparse little chunks of matter here and there and almost no visible carbonation. The nose is vibrant and dominated by citrusy hop aromas, light hints of pine and blending with the sweet malt backing creates a lovely apricot aroma. Flavor-wise this IPA is a bit sweeter and less dry than many of the style. Sweet and sticky with caramel up front, picking up a subtle bubble-gum/cotton candy sweetness flavor as well. The bitterness is moderate (a bit less than preferable), the hop flavors are lovely. The tart fruitiness of the hops both create their own and meld with the flavors of the malt to create diverse flavors of honey drizzled watermelon, honey-dew, apricot, and grape-fruit tossed with a sparse sprinkling of pine needles. Mouthfeel is near-still and medium bodied, very nice. This is a very “balanced” IPA. Looking forward to having it again. (1,188 characters)

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

Dark gold/bronze with a full pillowy beige head and very active carbonation. Flowery citrusy piney sprucey hop aroma and flavor but a bit too flowery hop intense... decent balance but leans a bit too bitter/flowery... Medium/full bodied with a citrusy dry hop finish.

Decent but a bit too flowery/bitter ..

Per label: 65 IBU's

Per GD website:
Malts: Northwest 2-Row, Caramel
Hops: 3 bold American varieties

($5.49 / 22 oz.) (437 characters)

Photo of gbontrag
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

48f
available in 6 packs now.
Sure is a purty beer; Liquid burnt orange with a beauty-full froth just off-white. Looks like fleece trying to cling to the side of the glass.
Smells like a grass clipping pile sat in the sun for a couple hours, and some crushed barley soaking in malted spring water.
Beautiful hopping starts in the middle of the palate and puts a squeeze on the tongue from the middle to the tip, and leaves a tingly kiss right on the tip of my tongue. Very sexy. The malt is thin but sweet, and even a little raw. It goes the opposite way on the palate, right down very smoothly. It's like the parting of the red sea, bittering on one side, and malting on the other. So balanced it might give an accountant an orgasm. I could drink, and drink and drink and drink this. Leaves my mouth with a great spiciness like from nibbling on a piece of fresh herb (horehound, sage, thyme, anise basil). (910 characters)

Photo of SheepNutz
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip-style glass. It pours a hazy red-orange color with two fingers of head. There is a little bit of lacing on the glass. The smell is full of citrus hops, and lots of em! Very fresh, but not too green. The taste starts with a little bit of sweet maltiness. Slightly bready, and a hint of caramel. The finish is all hops. Juicy citrusy hops bring lots of fresh flavor to the palate. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and strong. The drinkability is great for an almost 7% IPA. Good stuff! (513 characters)

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.