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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,117 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,117
Reviews: 1,371
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 127
Gots: 154 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003)
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my pint glass. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a crazy thick white heading that stays fluffy and thick to the bitter end. Lacing and Legs are crawling all over the place amazing and alive looking.

As soon as the cap was popped an extremely hoppy fruitiness jumped out of the bottle. A sweet citrus blast hits you a mile a minute.

Taste is sublime. Hoppy at first is then replaced by a sweet fruitiness somewhere in the middle. Malts do kick in slightly but does not pull through more then just a glimpse. Then the bitterness turns the palate entirely green. Heavy,heavy linger of hop in the aftertaste.

Mouth is a lighter to mid bodied beverage. Excellent carbonation. Smooth and crisp and finishes clean and green.

Drink is good. A little lighter than anticipated but is no lightweight with it's ridiculous hoppiness and 7.1% ABV. Great stuff a hopheads wet dream.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2010 22:37:28 | More by TheFightfan1
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WeezyBoPeep

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, golden amber-orange with an eggshell soda-like head.

S: Light floral hops with a citrus note, probably grapefruit. Overall a sweet character with an earthy undertone.

T: Slightly watery, refreshingly smooth body with piney hops, caramel and grapefruit peel. Light lemon hints throughout bring excellent refreshment. A touch bitter in the finish.

D: A sixer candidate for sure.

Value: Good value for a pretty nice example of an IPA and one of Great Divide's more accessible brews.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 19:00:27 | More by WeezyBoPeep
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Brewnami

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I recently came across a new store in Brookline Village called Brookline Fine Wine & Gourmet which has an awesome selection of amazing beers. My first stop in there I picked up a 6 pack of this Titan IPA and a 6 pack of Heavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA (all of which are excellent). When I got home, I enjoyed the Titan in a pint glass. The beer poured a large fluffy off-white head that left a nice even lace all around the glass. The beer is a very crisp amber color with a basic juicy IPA scent. Pine hops and citrus notes are the most noticeable in this brew. A very sweet and sticky IPA. To be honest, this is one of the best IPAs I have ever tried. I put it up there with Stone IPA. Light to moderate carbonation and a nice bitter after taste make this a very drinkable IPA. If this beer was a little bit cheaper, this would be my go to IPA. A must try for IPA fans!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 00:52:25 | More by Brewnami
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy orange-brown hue, with two fingers of chunky, foamy off-white head, which leaves some cirrus-like lace around the glass as it fades from sight. It smells of biscuit and caramel malt, and some understated orange citrus and pine hops. The taste is mild citrus hops, and a blend of more predominant biscuit and caramel malts. The carbonation is mild, the body medium weight, and sugary smooth, with a light floral, bitter citrus hops finish.

Not as hoppy or bitter as I was expecting, but decently flavoured, and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2010 22:07:19 | More by biboergosum
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ScarletLady

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From the bottle

A -amber in color with a hint of red. nice tight 1" head. Stayed together, you can make a peak. good rings of lace as I sip in down

S - very faint hop not much else

T - sweet start with a nice light bitter finish. tastes a little oxidized but overall pretty good. I was expecting a little more.

M - medium to thin, carbonation is tight but disapates really fast.

D - nicely balanced flavor and easily drinkable

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 23:36:50 | More by ScarletLady
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beertunes

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled on November 10,2009. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a typical orangeish-amber color, with a fluffy, rocky off-white head that had very good retention and surprisingly low lacing.

A piney hop aroma greets the nose. There is a touch of malt sweetness in the background. The flavors are very similar to the aromas, mostly pine hops, with some citrus and floral notes, supported by a bit of malt.

The body was typical for this style. Drinkability suffered a touch due to the 7% ABV, if drinking a beer of that strength I ecpect more and bolder flavors to go with it.

Overall a decent IPA that I'll have again and is worth your time.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2010 22:31:21 | More by beertunes
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jdmcel

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I just picked this Titan IPA in a mix-a-six. 12oz bottle poured into a DFH pint glass.

A: A cloudy light copper/amber color and a nice 1/2in head that had great retention and stayed around about an 1/8in. Some great lacing.

S: Piney hops up front. The hops are the only thing that is coming thru.

T: A nice hopped up taste, not too bitter but a great a balance.

M: Not watery medium bodied.

D: Great beer. I really enjoyed this, wish I got more. I look forward to trying more Great Divide Beers.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 02:12:21 | More by jdmcel
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gpioski

Pennsylvania

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

According to label: bottled on 12/16/2009. Enjoyed on 2/4/2010. $2.00 for a 12 oz. Pour was a bit weak, I was expecting a bit more head and only got less than one finger. Straw colored with nice lacing and minimal visible carbonation.

Aroma is total piney hops. It smelled like it would be refreshing. Also, a hint of citrus and malt.

Flavor is also major hops, pine with some citrus- as an IPA should be. Flavor profile was very similar to aroma. No suprises.

Mouthfeel is nice, slightly thicker than expected. Very sly on the ABV. Very drinkable. The 7.1% ABV would surely sneak up on me.

Overall, a very good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 03:34:32 | More by gpioski
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j37geogaddi

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have a soft spot for Titan IPA and the brewery that produces it. Great Divide doesn't dissapoint very often, if ever, and this beer is no exception.

Beer has a nice, clean amber color with little head.

You may notice Titan has barely noticeable smell when you raise your nose to the glass. What you can detect is a slight hop aroma with some caramel malt but its under-pronounced.

Tastes much stronger than the smell. Biscuity and malty- which is odd as it is an IPA. The finish is bitter though and you can detect some alcohol- it is over 7% ABV after all. Its very balanced though which reminds me more of an East-Coast style IPA which puts more of an emphasis on a balanced India Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel is very nice- just my style. Not too thin, not too thick and carbonated well.

The beer is drinkeable although the alcohol is too evident for me to want to down a bunch of them.

Regardless this beer is very good. It tastes like Great Divide Hercules's baby brother, and it basically is.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 01:26:39 | More by j37geogaddi
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jdense

Oregon

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

12 oz. bottle from John's Marketplace PDX served 2.1.10 into Barley Brown pint glass.

Clear amber body, two finger white rocky head, medium-slow dissipation with nice lacing. Significant spicy hop hit in the nose, a bit of bready malts. Nice citrusy taste profile, a bit of sweetish malts for balance. Nicely carbonated, dry finish, not too bitter. Quite drinkable despite ABV. A real winner, definitely worth seeking out. One of the better Colorado IPAs.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2010 14:42:37 | More by jdense
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Lerxst

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a light amber with a one finger off white head that hangs around for a bit and leaves decent lacing.

S-Pine and floral hops are at the forefront with citrus and malt notes. Smells very good.

T-Mirrors the nose. Pine & floral hops with some citrus and malt. A nice bitter bite, but not overly so.

M-Medium body, carbonation is crisp. A bit chewy for an IPA. I like it.

D-A very drinkable IPA. More than one of these is certainly doable.

A very respectable job from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 21:37:57 | More by Lerxst
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into the Sam Adams prefect pint glass.

A - Pours a nice clear light bright copper color with a thin .5 inch head. The beer is very translucent. The head is off white and recedes to a thin film with some nice sticky lacing.

S - Very nice. Good strong piney character with some hints of cocoa butter and vanilla. Smells like Christmas. Pine sap and some more coca butter.

T - Strong malt presence with good caramel sweetness and hints of vanilla. Piney notes overwhelm the tongue with nice sap character. More reminiscent of a East Coast IPA than a West Coast. Very attractive and bold almost roasted/smoked flavors. In terms of hops. The beer is full of them. Bitter and sticky around the mouth. Very nice and attractive bitterness and dryness.

M - Medium bodied with a nice strong feel. Nice CO2 and well balanced creamy body as well.

D - Good beer. GD always impresses.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 01:09:12 | More by JoEBoBpr
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mjl21

California

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Comes in at 7.1%. Bottled on 12/7/09.

A-Pours a crystal clear light amber color. It has a very thin off white head that does not have very good retention.

S-There is pine and citrus hops, but they do not pop like a lot of the upper echelon IPAs. There is also some honey sweetness. I felt that the nose never really opened up on this one.

T-It is a blend of pine, touch of honey sweetness, and toasted pale malt. There is some grass flavor at the finish. It leaves some residual bitterness. I get a slight touch of booze.

M-Medium bodied with crisp carbonation.

D-A fairly easy drinking IPA that tastes fine, but needs some more kick in the aroma and flavor departments. I would much rather have a bottle of their fresh hop ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2010 18:03:57 | More by mjl21
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mikey711

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Straw colored, Nice and clear with lots of rising carbontion. Half an inch of foamy white head sits atop and leaves very big gobs of webbing behind

S: Very herbal and earthy smelling which provided some grassy notes. They were not all that crisp and clean smelling though. Slight hints of citrus lemon and ornage with a touch of pine are in the background

T: Nice pine flavor, but not overly so as it lacked the oily and resinous quality. Nicely balanced with the sweetness as there were subtle caramel and honey notes. Also a bit of floral hops were present as well

M:Good amount of body but it was slightly rough around the edges. No heat or graininess and it did feel like it would weigh me down

D:Nice and quaffable. A couple of pints would not be much of a problem

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 00:32:16 | More by mikey711
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

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

Pours a amber/copper color with a reddish tint. A nice, off-white head with decent retention leaves some nice sheets of lacing around the glass.

The nose starts out with piney and grassy hops, but there is also a nice citrus and floral hop character. It's like someone grinded up a grapefruit in some fresh cut grass and pine needles.

Tastes more bitter than the nose, with the piney and resiny hops taking the forefront. Cirtus and floral hops definitely take a backseat. A nice caramel malt backbone lies in waiting, giving just enough to balance this out nicely.

Medium in body, with a nice fine carbonation to it. Give off a feeling of fluffy or cloudyness because of the carbonation, something I really like and rarely find in IPA's. Great mouthfeel.

Drinkability is excellent, mainly because of the mouthfeel. It's so easy to drink and in no way offensive. Maybe it's too easy to drink...as 7.1% isn't exactly your ideal session beer.

A nice IPA from Great Divide. If this had just a little bit more going on in the taste department, I would go as far as to say this could be a world class IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 22:26:24 | More by Mistofminn
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garymuchow

Minnesota

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

I'd have to ramp up my scores with having this fresh on tap (Old Mill, Austin, MN). Thanks David for having a short, but very good tap list.
The highlight of this beer is the great malt character in the flavor. Caramel and nutty quality that lies just underneath the grassy and somewhat citrus hop flavor. So tasty.
Excellently poured in a imperial pint glass. Nice creamy head that lasted the whole drink.
Smooth and moderate body.
So tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2010 04:17:12 | More by garymuchow
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clayrock81

Virginia

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

Pours a light seethru brownish body with a good half-finger head and a lace ring around the glass. Great hop smell with citric and floral nots abounding and hints of sweet malts. A great, smooth tasting medium-bodied beer that is even a little buttery it is so smooth. Wet, citric and herbal hops are dominant but this beer is balanced and is in fact sweet on the backend and then finishes with a perfectly dry and crisp bite. An allaround great IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2010 14:50:13 | More by clayrock81
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crackery malt aroma with pine and a distinct woody note that I also get from Hibernation.

The flavor is brighter than the aroma adding a citrus note to the wood and pine.

Mouthfeel is light-medium, somewhat chewy, with plenty of carbonation.

A really unique IPA, but I couldn't get into like I hoped I would. It lacked vibrance to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 03:24:51 | More by brownbeer
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottle drank at Volo.

Grapefruit and pine jump out of the bottle as soon as the cap is released. This is backed up by a pleasant caramel sweetness, and a earthy woodiness. The appearance gets top marks, mostly based on the great retention and epic sheets of white lace that cover every part of the glass. Not only this, but the body is a wonderful lusty copper, which demands to be drank.

The hops hit off the bat, with wonderful juicy grapefruit, and full on pine resin. The bitterness is moderate, but will please any hophead. Once they fade, a strong background of caramel malt becomes apparent and mixes in with sweet honey and light earthy notes. Everything is wonderfully balanced and drinkable, with no one factor allowed to dominate. The mouthfeel is very full for an IPA, and impressively creamy. Its actually remarkably smooth, which gives it a distinctiveness that some other examples lack.

Trust Great Divide to make an excellent beer. Its early in the year yet, but I think this may be an early contender for one of my favourite IPAs of 2010.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 15:51:13 | More by bobsy
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pmccallum86

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden red color with a huge tick bubbly head which leaves a ton of lacing down the glass.

Smell is of big bready malts and citrus hops.

Taste is like the smell. Good aggressive hops, mainly citrus and and grapefruit with a little pine in there too. Good malt backbone with mainly a bready flavor.

Smooth mouthfeel, nice and creamy.

Very drinkable, quite a nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 21:27:39 | More by pmccallum86
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pour a lear copper w/ 1/2 finger of white creamy foam. Residual lacing evident.

Smells piney/citrus-y with hoppy notes. Definitely a west coast feel to it.

Taste opens oily hoppy but remains balanced and in check throughout. Good malt presence. Mild bitter finish - enjoyable, not overpowering.

Dinkable for something called Titan IPA. Good beer here.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 20:07:54 | More by KTCamm
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OttoBomb

Illinois

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

12 fl. oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (January 9, 2010). "Bottled on: OCT 29 2009" on the label.

Eyes: Nice foamy, two-finger head, retains well. Has a very rich copper color.

Nose: The aroma aggressively jumps from the glass, pine and citrus, some honey sweetness appears once a deeper sniff is taken.

Tongue: Almost overwhelming hop punch, really nice overall. A crisp pine, citrus character fairly well balanced with the resiny malts. The malts are not as sweet as they might be, which accounts for the lingering bitterness in the aftertase.

Mouth: A good, medium weight, smooth body. Carbonation is right where it should be.

Libation: A very potent hop punch, but it's a pleasant one. This isn't exactly balanced, but it still works well. I find this a much more powerful IPA than others, actually a borderline DIPA. A very nice offering that goes down well despite the aggressive bitterness and respectable ABV of 7.1%.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2010 08:38:46 | More by OttoBomb
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TheJollyHop

California

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at The Dusty Boot Saloon (Beaver Creek, CO)

Amber-brown hue poured with a half an inch worth of head; fades quickly leaving behind generous collars of lacing.

Strong scent of earthy, woody pine. Very dank and resinous, and as the beer warms subtle undertones of sweet malt greet the nose as well.

Wow, intense bitterness that continues to assault the palate way past the swallow, however caramel malt sweetness helps preserve some balance. Flavors of citrus fruit, pine, biscuit malt, and a nice dry finish, round out the taste. The alcohol presence is very well hidden. This is what a lupulin lover seeks!

Medium bodied, highly carbonated, and chewy mouthfeel.

While the high carbonation and bitterness does hinder drinkability somewhat, it definitely destroyed my palate but kept me coming back for more. Overall a deliciously hoppy IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2010 23:36:52 | More by TheJollyHop
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dasenebler

Maine

3.3/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled November '09, so this should be pretty good.

Nice copper color, with a modest head that laces decently and sticks around pretty well.

Aroma is of musky hops, and those typical beery smells.

Flavor was nothing to write home about. Kind of a muffled hop presence, with a sweet and malty residual flavor. Somewhat spicy and herbal. Where are the bright citrusy and piney flavors? Sort of disappointing. Mouthfeel was okay, pretty creamy.

I'm a big IPA fan, and this stuff just wasn't up to snuff. Bad bottle?

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 04:03:27 | More by dasenebler
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billzee

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Canal Street in Reading on 12/30/09. Dark amber with thick white head. Sweet malt and citrusy (orange and grapefruit) hops. Very nice flavor a nice balance of sweet malt and bitter hops. Crisp finish and the bitterness lingers. Medium body with moderate carbonation. I could have had several of these, but wanted to try some other things. I will be buying some of this soon for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2010 00:31:58 | More by billzee
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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