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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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1,431 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,431
Hads: 3,962
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 19.07%
Wants: 206
Gots: 598 | 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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Photo of BEERchitect
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz poured into a pint. "Month and week bottled: Third week of January" notched on the label.

Amber orange with a sticky, white head that sticks to the glass.

Citric/piney hops make up most of the nose with sweet malts peeking out underneath. Nice.

Strong, but not over the top, hops jump out when tasted. The slightly sweet malts come through in the middle. The dry, slightly citric hops take over into a dry finish. There's enough malt to give this one balance.

Moderate mouthfeel. If you like a lot of hop, this one's an easy drinker.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy orange, with a long-lasting, creamy head. Strong piney hop aroma. For an IPA, this beer has a strong malt presence. Juicy fresh hop flavor, and the hops give this beer a nice spiciness too. Medium body. Damn good drinkability. This beer has an addictive tastiness that makes it hard to put down. Make sure to get at least a six pack. At less than $7 a sixer, there is no reason not to.

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Photo of carln26
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured into a shaker pint glass a clear copper color with a nice sized cream colored head. The head displayed good retention and left a sheet of lace on the side of the glass as it receded. The aroma has a nice balance of hop flower, slightly grassy in nature with a big citrus punch, with oranges and grapefruit, along with a pleasant malt back. The taste has the grapefruit hop character accompanied by a nice bitterness up front. The hop flower is there, and the malt shows lightly on the finish. It had a slick, and rich mouth feel, and a nice drinakbility.

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Photo of StonedRugger
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack of Titan IPA at Jungle Jim's in Fairfield, OH.
I had not heard of Great Divide before coming across a few of their beers at the aforementioned grocery store. This is the first I have tried.
For my money this is probably the most complete IPA I have tried. Other good examples like Avery and Two-Hearted stick out because of how hoppy and dry they were. The Titan IPA was hoppy yes, but had enough malt or something else to lend the beer a subtle sweetness that makes it easily the most drinkable I have ever had.

As an unintended, but welcome, comparison, I finished the sixer of the Titan as I began working through a sextet of Three Floyds' Alpha King. While a good IPA the Alpha King still has too much of the hoppy bitter/dry character to stand up to the superb beverage that is Great Divide's Titan IPA. I just hope there other styles are as good within their groups as the Titan is to its.

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Photo of budsboy
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost cloudy orange with a sticky looking head.

Smells hoppy and sweet at first, then a pickle like spiciness. The hops are piney.

First sip is mild, then a bold, deep and wet pine soaked hoppiness barrells in. Quite a nice experience. Alcohol warms the gut as the piney goodness remains.

Thickening in the mouth, perky before leaving a bit of oil behind.

Good, good stuff. Easily one of the best IPAs I've had. If you like big doses of piney hops, you're gonna like this. Try some.

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Photo of stegmakk
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a coppery orange with a thick off white head that lasted. Also left nice lacing down the glass.

Aroma was of citrusy hops and a hint of some kind of fruitiness mixed with a light piney hops smell.

Taste...this is where the piney hops come and smack you in the head. While the piney hops is strong it is also mixed with an almost fruity hops flavor. This is by far one of the tastiest IPAs I have had in a long time.
Mouthfeel nice slick and oily.
Drinkability was good. I could have a couple, but not too many as it was surprisingly filling. I am definately picking up more of this.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with meathookjones. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a big ol' 2" off-white head over the light amber brew. Head fades very slowly, and lacing is foamy and plentiful. Aroma is dominated by crisp, fruity, piney hops. Taste is upfront with some light sweetness, quickly giving way to the hops portended in the nose. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both great. Nice representative of the style, for sure.

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Photo of MrSeth
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Here's an IPA with some remarkable qualities.

Pours with a ruddy copper color. A little bit murky, but not too much so. A loose bubbly head forms and falls, fairly normal for the style. Minimal lace.

A big, welcoming nose grabs my attention. It's not sharp like some other IPA's can be, it's more earthy. But it gets my attention right away. A little bit floral, some orangey-citrusy aromas.. nothing you haven't smelled before. But it's the delivery that makes this one a winner. This is another well built ale from Great Divide, from the app. to the nose, etc.. Its medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel, with some sweet maltiness, citrus, bitter, pucker.. all the IPA bases are covered. A [very] good choice for this style.

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Photo of LiquidBreadMan
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Titan IPA is a feast for the senses. It pours a cloudy copper with a medium short-lived head. It's quite aromatic -- almost like walking into a cigar humidor -- with a strong peachy rasberry scent. The flavor starts hoppy and finishes dry and snappy, with a rush of tropical fruits and grapefruit in between. This is an excellent IPA.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a sixer from Luke's Liquors in Rockland.
A real attractive orange/copper color w/ a full finger of thick, foamy tan head. Lacing has little cling, but the head is going nowhere.
Smell is fantastic...filled w/ piney hops w/ a whiff of cotton candy.
The taste is simply superb...resiny, citrus hops grab my tastebuds (mainly grapefruit) and the sweet maltiness complements this IPA real well. The alcohol is well hidden until the very last few sips.
Mouthfeel is thicker than most IPA's...closer to a double IMHO.
The finish is bitter, but not dry...very refreshing.
Drinkability is through the roof...could possibly be one of my favorite IPA's to date.
Great Divide impresses the hell out of me w/ each and every brew I try...next on tap, the oak aged Yeti.

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Photo of edchicma
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Exceptional appearance..pours amber with a pillow head that leaves slooowly. Smell is piney, cirtusy with a hint of yeasty undertone. Taste is citrusy with an oiliness that is just right. The slickness is quickly ofset in the finish which is just dry enough to invite another taste. Very drinkable for the style...leaves a very nice lightly bitter aftertaste...highly recommended.

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Photo of sinistermadman
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light amber color whilte emitting a monsterous fluffy white head. Foam sticks around for quite a while leaving a slight lacing on the glass.
The smell is open pine forest. Some citrus and a prominent hop forefront dominate the nose.

Taste is just as expected. Hops! The malts try in vain to contain the hop assault in this brew. Mouthfeel is not for the faint of heart but I find it to be very palateable. I enjoy the hops attacking my tongue, wouldn't have it any other way. A great example of an IPA, although not my favorite style this is a well crafted brew.

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Photo of fisherman34
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is pretty much what I've come to expect from West Coast IPAs: the dark orange color, the off-white head, the solid caramel malt backbone, and HOPS!!!! Huge grapefruit presence in the flavor and aroma. There's also a good amount of bitterness and carbonation there too. This one is a bit too heavy in the mouth for my personal taste, but it's still a very good beer.

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Photo of asabreed
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a six-pack for around $9, and I was extremely excited to try my first Great Divide brew.

Appearance: A foamy white head dissipates quickly, but starts back up with each sip, oddly, I think. Nice thin and all-over lacing around the glass as I keep drinking. Hazy yellow-orange color; the bubbles, like tiny clear poppy seeds, gurgling to the top.

Smell: Yes, you can tell this is well done. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and citrus, oily hop aromas, zest of both aforementioned fruits, some pine characteristics, floral aromas. Slight sweetness in the slightest sugary aromas: caramel, toffee? Basically all that you want, but extremely well-demonstrated. Balanced and beckoning.

Taste: What an IPA should be. Sweetness and tartness and oily hop bitterness up front, slowly singing into a balanced and slightly sweet aftertaste, something I don't know if I've experienced as well as this before. This is close to being fantastic: orange, lemon, oily hops, some pine, residual malt sweetness rounding it out. Damn nice.

Mouthfeel: Lots of acidity up front, medium carbonation, slightly creamy, medium-bodied. Close to more than just right.

Drinkability: At 6.8%, this could certainly be a session beer. It teeters the fine line between "this shouldn't" and "this should" -- to be derivative -- but it's up to you after you try it. I didn't know they made this in six-packs until recently, and I hope I see more and more Great Divide beers in this quantity because I won't hesitate to purchase. I have a Hercules waiting to be consumed, but seeing how it could get better with age, and wanting to wait until the right time, that sucker is sitting for at least a year before I indulge.

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Photo of fizzyfred
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is deep golden color, very clear with a very light head. The smell is pure fruity, citrus hops. Not surprising, but very strong. The taste is also overwhelming hop flavor. I have to admit that this is not my favorite style, but the style still calls for some balance. This is slightly too much. It goes down with a hint of bitterness in the back of the throat. Carbonation is perfect for a bottled beer. Hophead will love it for sure. Might be good with barbeque.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy copper color with a large off-white head composed of coarse bubbles; head retention is superb, the lacing, which leaves scattered patches of foam about the glass walls, is excellent.

Aroma: Very strong note of pine, citrus, and floral hops, with the pine hops being dominant. Beneath the hops, some malt notes struggle futilely to assert themselves, there seem to be quite faint notes of light fruit as well.

Taste: Strong hops utterly dominate the taste from beginning to end. Soon after the opening salvo of bitterness, there is a brief interlude of sweet orange hops. These are followed by a cresendo of sharply bitter resinous hop notes that persist well beyond the close of the taste. After several tastes, light sweet fruit notes appear early and carry past the midpoint of the taste; these nicely counterbalance the sharply bitter hop notes. Amid all of this, the malt notes struggle to come forth, offering a mild, but pleasant sweetness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, rich, and quite full, the carbonation is very soft.

Drinkability/notes: A fine example of a style that I do not particularly care for, nonetheless, it would be iniquitous to fail to acknowledge the excellent craftsmanship that this beer embodies.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck with a pop top crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of Bierguy5
4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy copper color. Thick off-white rocky head. Great retention, and huge amounts of lace clinging to the sides of the glass. Big pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Biscuity malt flavor, sweet, taken over by the hops. No secret what style this is. Grapefruit flavors, resiny and sticky. Great amount of bitterness without being overwhelming. Medium body. This is a solid IPA at the very least. Great example of the style. Excellent beer.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Label declares 65 IBUs.

Golden amber shiny copper penny sunset under a spumescent craggy delicate ivory head cap chock full 'o sudsy bubbles rising to an impressive lattice lace ring layer. Exquisite lattice lace.

Scents of delicious pine hops and orange fruit scents. Excellent hops possibly cascades and centennial? Sweet candy sugar.

First swigs: Sweet citrous orange slices moving towards a lemon/orange flavor with some malt grain backing. Hops are strong in the line of but not quite FFF AK. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel is acidic feel touching upon a 2IPA medium to full bodied with an easy enjoyable sense.

Last swigs: Excellent! A smidge away from Hurcules. 100% Am IPA. Top notch.

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Photo of bnuttz
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smells of citric fruits, such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. Some piney notes are also evident. The sweetness of the malts adds to the fruitiness of the aroma. The taste is sweet and bitter. The malt backbone is evident, very sweet and fruity. The hops are citric and well presented, very well varied. This is solidly bitter. Mouthfeel is damn close to full. This is highly drinkable and a dangerous IPA. Reminds me of the junior version dreadnaught.

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Photo of JackStraw22
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of silver0rlead
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Photo of granger10
4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of Shultzerdugen
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of BeerFink
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,431 ratings.