Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev +11.2%
Bought a bottle of this in Bert's Bierhuis. The best before date was April 2011 got me a little worried since I bought a Raging Bitch that was on the store shelf too long and all the hops were faded.
Nice lively beer. Pours a little hazy amber/ orange with a decent head that sticks around. Visible carbonation.
Great smell: Pine, citrus with some sweet notes.
Taste doesn't really come through after the promise that the nose made. A sweet start but bitterness takes over quickly. A dry finish.
A medium body, smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.
After the initial tasting I drank half of my glass while eating a steak diner which is a great paring for this beer. It's a very drinkable beer and with the 7% abv one I can drink more then on of. Recomended
02-13-2011 13:32:33 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Poured from growler into mug.
A: Reddish-copper in color and definitely clear. Head is off-white with a hint of brown in it and is very fluffy and holds well to the glass, nice lace.
S: Flowery and light citrus notes. Definitely got the hop aroma going on. Get some fruit as well, almost like a nice sweet strawberry aroma.
T: Smooth, medium hop taste. Medium to High bitterness, but not overwhelming for the style. Head information above, but it's a nice off-white and is persisting through the glass, with lace.
M: Medium-low to Medium-mid in carbonation, but maybe because of the serving vessel, but not lacking at all. Slight bitterness, but it does not linger.
D: Low to medium in bitterness and is highly drinkable, two or three for sure :) Nice example of the style.
02-13-2011 02:33:12 | More by cdrogers
3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
Purchased beer on a Friday night after a very long work week, so obviously i was searching for a stress-relieving beverage. Needless to say that besides the price-tag, the Titan did its job. The taste of this beer is one of a sweet-bitter nature, not exactly what i prefer but very pleasant. I am more for a beer with a sweet taste and a salty after tone, Titan definitely leaves the mouth with a bitter aftertaste with no salt what so ever. This beer extremely sweet and almost overpowering, it was so ridden with sugar that the reminiscent foam on the inside of my pilsner glass stuck until washed. In afterthought this sweetness was nice, and I was tipsy after 2 beers, and drunk after 4... Purchase this beer if you have the chance, I have no regrets.
02-13-2011 01:43:56 | More by Bamabadass
3.33/5 rDev -18.6%
Foamed up a bit upon popping so I started with a careful pour to try and offset the foaminess. Ugh it took me like 5 minutes to get this beer poured cuz i don't like to slurp the head and it lasted around forever. I seriously had to scoop some out because it was taking so long to go down. Idk if it is overcarbonated or i kept it too cold or what.. No freshness date :/
A - Obviously a very nice head. Still sticking around a few sips in.. Orange and very cloudy. there is a constant sheet of lace down the opposite end of the glass. very nice look.
S - pretty piny. Hints of alcohol and citrusy hops.
T - Piny and resinous up front.. Somewhat floral. I can't really taste and citrusy hops that I caught a very light glimpse of in the nose. Finishes nice and sweet with a not-so-palatecrunching bitterness. Its actually a pretty refreshing bitterness. Alcohol is definitely noticable.
M - Over-carbonated for me. Idk if this is an attribute of the beer or just a fault in bottling or packaging, but it seemed to be a little off. Every sip turned to froth in my mouth immediately that wasnt always so pleasant.
D - Nothing about this beer screams TITAN to me. Then again.. I got it as a single at a bottle shop and for lack of bottle dating I have to review this beer for what it is... and I wasn't terribly impressed by it.
02-11-2011 04:08:45 | More by Dave128
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
This beer pours a hazy orange color with a finger of white foamy head... Doesn't stick around long though. The aroma is of some floral hops and maltiness. The taste starts with the same floral hops with an addition of some citrus flavors, then switches to malty sweet. The mouthfeel is pretty good, although it burns slightly at the beginning of the drink. Overall a great IPA!
02-11-2011 00:43:11 | More by csiewert
2.65/5 rDev -35.2%
I have no idea as to why this beer is so highly rated. The taste was bitter and not very appetizing. The look of it was average at best. The smell was rather hoppy and profound which was appealing. The bitter taste after a swig was harsh. I did not like this beer and I don't plan on having another any time soon.
02-10-2011 00:03:42 | More by bastardface
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
02-09-2011 05:41:32 | More by GarthDanielson
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
A- brigth light copper hue,nice creamy frothy head,solid lacing
S-Piney resinous with citrus grapefruit notes
T-loads of resinous herbal hop character with noticeable citric notes,very pleasing and flavofull hop profile with solid sweet caramel malt backing,slightly syrupy in a good way
M- full,creamy with pleasant lingering finish
D-very drinkable,alcohol very well hidden yet I prefer it as a sipper due to complexity
All in all on of my favorite IPA's,a fine example of the style.Very nice balance considering style,robust yet very smooth!An IPA on maltier sweeter side of things with substantial hop charater.A highly recommended hop forward offering not to be missed,try it.
02-08-2011 06:35:00 | More by BudWizeMan
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Pours an amber/orange with a thick creamy head that dissolves into a nice crust.
Smells of pine, orange/citrus, resin.
Tastes of grapefruit and bitter hops up front, but nothing overly bitter. Nicely balanced with a clean finish.
Crisp and smooth finish, and very drinkable.
02-08-2011 05:39:39 | More by felipe2toes
3.73/5 rDev -8.8%
Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass...
The color was a murky orange, and there was a thin white head.
I smelled orange, grapefruit with sugar, and a hint of caramel and alcohol.
The alcohol was very present when I took a sip, it was also very piney and resinous, there was a little toffee and some grapefruit flavors.
It was a little warming, with a medium body and smooth, bubbly carbonation.
They could have hid the alcohol a little better, but it's still a nice IPA.
02-07-2011 23:54:38 | More by JMad
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
A - A golden orange hue. Lots of lace and foamy head.
S - Citrus and other floral hops. But not very strong aromas.
T - Lots of citrusy hops. Delicious. Not too bitter or overwhelming with the hops.
M - Very smooth finish. Crisp. Very well balanced.
D - This beer is excellent. It is so smooth! Pour me another!
02-06-2011 05:03:20 | More by BeerDawgs
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Pours a translucent orange-gold color with very slight haze. A thick off-white head retains well and laces nicely.
Smell is very hoppy and sweet with notes of molasses or caramel. Also a distinct flowery bouquet of pine.
Taste is very well-balanced as the hop notes mix very well with the sweet, thick malt notes. Perfect ratio of bitterness to sweetness with alcohol being well-disguised.
Both the body and carbonation are middle of the road, feels a little on the thick side, and a very pleasant sweetness hangs around throughout each sip.
One of the most drinkable IPAs I've come across that doesn't totally overwhelm with hops and is very well-balanced. Definitely one that I would recommend and one of my many favorites from Great Divide.
02-05-2011 23:04:31 | More by fdw3
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a nonic. The date code was completely smudged off.
Great looking IPA. This beer pours with two and a half fingers of sticky, white head with great retention and lacing. The beer itself is a clear copper colour. The smell is piney hops, citrus, and a bit of caramel malts. Pretty good. The taste is that of yet another good IPA. It goes strong and promising on the piney hops with a touch of grapefruit, then a bit of the caramel malts come in. The aftertaste is a bit too strong on the malts, with just a touch of lasting bitterness at the end.
The mouthfeel is fairly crisp and well-carbonated, it's just a touch heavy though. The drinkability is normal for an IPA of this ABV, nothing to complain about. Yet another IPA to file under "solid." Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to make this stand out from the hordes of good IPAs on the shelf.
02-05-2011 04:55:59 | More by shand
3.7/5 rDev -9.5%
Appearance - The beer pours a clear orange colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is a large amount of carbonation showing and there is some excellent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it began to dissipate.
Smell - malts, caramel, pine, hops, floral notes, grapefruit/tangerine
Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer comes across as slightly dry on the palette. The taste consists of malts, hops and a caramel sweetness. There are also notes of pine and very light citrus. The taste is somewhat prickly and dry from the hops but it has a slight juiciness as well. It finishes with a linger hop/pine aftertaste.
Drink - I'm more of a fan of the fruity/juicy IPA's, but this one still somewhat resembles one of those. It's a very good IPA, just not the best I've ever had. Worth seeking out though..
02-03-2011 17:16:25 | More by spinrsx
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Orangish-amber color with a creamy white head. Aroma is not as strong as I'd expect from the style, but good, with piney/citrusy hops and a little malt. Flavor is caramel malt, pale malt, apple, citrus, and pine, with bitterness lasting on the finish. Average palate for the style, maybe a little fuller as you'd expect from the ABV. Good but not great IPA.
02-02-2011 18:19:02 | More by CuriousMonk
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on date of 11/23/10 on label. It was a slightly hazy amber color with some stray carb bubbles. It had a finger of fluffy white foam that settled into a thick collar and thin film covering. Good sheeting with moderate stickage.
The aroma was excellent with pine and caramel malt up front with a little fruit as well. A little bitter as well. The taste was also excellent with a slight sweet start that is quickly overtaken by the moderate bitterness. I'm still more on the grapefruit vs bitter side of the IPA line but this one is a nice moderately bitter showcase. I could drink several of these and be happy. Medium to full mouthfeel with good carb levels and nice bitter aftertaste.
Overall, an excellent not-overly bitter IPA that I highly recommend. Another great outing from Great Divide. Available here in TX and have had several times but somehow hadn't reviewed yet. Rotation - in the hops rotation for sure and on-tap during my CO visits. [R;Y;BT]
02-02-2011 02:17:59 | More by TexIndy
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured this in to a pint glass, bottled on Nov. 19th 2010.
A- Pours a nice and hazy golden to light amber color. Gave a little bit of light tan head, that dissipates quickly and leave a brilliant lacing on the glass. Is opaque to look through, not sediment going through but maybe bottle conditioned.
S- A wonderful smells that is light and slightly acidic. A lot of citrus from lemon orange and grapefruit. A nice mellow roasted malt that balances out the enormous amount of hops. Oily and resinous smell from the hops. A bit of carbonation bites the tongue.
T- Hops hit hard right in the front. Piney and evergreen like taste is combined with a lot of the bitterness. As it sits on the tongue it rises to a lot of the citrus flavors. Lemons are noticeable to me. A really dry finish. Doesn't quite quench the thirst but is a great beer to drink. A grain finish is definitely noticeable, rice and bread.
M&D- Another great point with the brew. A thin and drinkable pallet that goes down smooth. Bitter around the mouth. A heaver drinker with a 7.1% ABV. Would pair well with heavy foods, cheese, and a nice steak and potato.
02-01-2011 21:34:02 | More by HOPPYKC
3.48/5 rDev -14.9%
12 oz bottle, Bottled Dec 03 2010.
Pours a deep copper color with a nice head and moderate lacing throughout.
Strong bitter hop presence smelling more bitter than aromatic. slight citic and pine presence is balanced by a nice bold caramel malt presence.
Taste is good for an IPA. Again the hops are more on the bitter side than having bold flavour. Hops are muddled but the malt is present and flavorful with a nice caramel biscuit flavor that is crisp and clean.
Medium-full mouthfeel with good active carbonation. slightly dry finish.
good drinkability it could just use a little bit more hop fllavour and i would be set
02-01-2011 19:29:43 | More by hopheadjuice
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
I usually find hoppy beers are better for me in the summer time and more malty in the winter styles.
I have had this on tap and find it so much better than in a bottle.
A: Great copper pour with nice tan cap of rocky foam peaks of three fingers which lasts awhile and settles to form some weblike lacing down glass.Slightly cloudy could be chill haze or just sediment eiter way it looks delicious.
S: Smells out of this world hoppy and of a floral with notes of citrus and some zesty spices.
T: Grapefruity and citrus come first which i thought a bit odd as the aromas were opposite, and then some floral zests.
M: Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable would be very refreshing after a long day of work in the summertime as its winter, was still refreshing just think it would be better in the hot sun.
02-01-2011 06:21:08 | More by nukem5
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
I am a big fan of IPA's, and look for a bold aroma, nice head, lots of hop flavor all in a brew that goes down smoothly. The Titan IPA sets a standard to measure a good IPA by. The Titan presents a fine aroma, and an acceptable head. It's that nice consistent hop flavor finished off by a subtle malt sweetness that takes this IPA to the head of the class. Judging by how often my wife steals a sip from my glass when I have a Titan IPA at hand, this brew is a winner.
01-28-2011 20:16:44 | More by iSip
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
Appearance: Slightly hazy apple juice color with one-finger off-white head.
Smell: A sweet orange, fruity pebble smell, grapefruit and pine.
Taste: Solid piny presence with grapefruit flavors with a bit of lemon. Extremely faint hint of orange that strengthens as time from the drink wears on.
Mouthfeel: Nice and frothy, a bit chewy, with some light oli after feel.
Drinkability: I could drink this all day. But the pinyness could slow some.
01-28-2011 02:20:02 | More by Zundo
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
Opened about 2 months after bottling.
Pours orange-amber capped with a nice white head. Very hazy, as I can just barely make out my fingers on the far side of my tulip. It's leaving quite a bit of lacing on the glass.
This beer smells pretty good, but it's not intensely aromatic. Grapefruit is dominant, but some pine comes through as well. There's just a hint of caramel sweetness as well, but this becomes more present as the beer warms.
The citric hops hit the palate first before slightly yielding to their own bitterness. A mildly sweet citric flavor, like that of ripe pineapple comes to the tip of the tongue, and actually feels slightly acidic. The finish is dry and bitter, and lingers well onto the next sip.
The mouthfeel is medium and pretty smooth, but some agitation in the mouth releases carbonation that begins to feel like small bits of gelatin dispersed throughout.
This is a very nice IPA that keeps it's head on straight, so to speak. Very well-balanced and very easy to drink.
01-24-2011 22:55:17 | More by Sneers
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an American pint glass. It pours a nice hazy orange color with a nice big head that leaves lacing on the glass.
Big citrusy and piney hop aromas hit the nose immediately. I cannot wait to drink this beer.
You taste all those citrus and piney flavors up front but its balanced nicely with a sweet malty backbone. Truly great balance in this brew. Kudos to Great Divide.
It coats the mouth nicely and the taste lingers just as long as I would like. I could drink these all night and be happy. GREAT beer!
01-20-2011 02:10:51 | More by 3rdRowTailgater
3.63/5 rDev -11.2%
A- Copper/orange color with a big white head.
S- Crushed Concolor Fir buds and citrus oils, with some caramel back there too.
T- Sweet malt and big oily hops. A very bright and fresh zing. Faint touch of a metallic note.
M, D- medium bodied, good CO2 level, a bit of stickiness. Quite bitter, and the malt was just barely up to the game. Dry-ish finish.
01-18-2011 21:21:21 | More by WhiteOak
1.85/5 rDev -54.8%
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.
01-18-2011 03:10:37 | More by HopHead84
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,247 ratings.