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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,467 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 3,467
Reviews: 1,381
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 146
Gots: 251 | 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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Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA. Dark gold color, clearer than is usual for the style. Nice fluffy head with decent retention; soapy lacing that clings pretty well. Nice enough hoppy aroma with both pine and citrus notes; nothing earth shattering but an appealing nose nonetheless. Taste is quite good; with both the pine and citrus notes prominent; very mildly sweet malt backbone that gives the beer a nice balance; not a hop bomb by today's standards. Medium carbonation with a pleasantly lingering finish that's slightly bitter and still flavorful..the hop characteristics linger nicely.

This is a sort of middle-of-the-road AIPA that's very well executed. Not extreme or overtly bitter; easy to drink, booze totally hidden; the maltiness isn't excessive but it's definitely more prominent than many other contemporary examples.

tobelerone, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of andrenaline
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy golden colour, two fingers of big pillowy head with solid retention and fantastic chunky lacing.

S - Musty caramel, citrus and pine hops, light earthiness on the finish.

T - The hops are more subdued than I'd like, but still present offering up a dose of citrus and pine. The caramel and buttered bread malts provide for a nice balance and I'm getting a hint of cocoa too.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly, but finishes nicely with a touch of dryness.

O - A tasty IPA, nothing mind blowing, but the presentation was certainly fantastic. Perhaps a fresher bottle would have a stronger hop presence to bump this up a notch.

andrenaline, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of dbmernin83
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden brown (think honey) with an inch head and good lacing.
Piney hops dominate the nose and taste of this beer. Big pinecone front with some bready malt and a crisp pine finish.
The mouthfeel on this makes this beer for me. Rich and juicy, this one coats your mouth with a thin layer of hop goodness.
The rich mouth and pine hops make this an ideal IPA for the cooler months. Not a surprise that this came out of Colorado. Maybe we should start rating IPAs based on their region. I would wanna drink this by the fire in a ski lodge, not on the sunny beaches of SoCal.

dbmernin83, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of ummswimmin
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer right after a Racer 5. I should have switched them up because they could compare against each other too much.

Titan is a very good beer. The bouquet and taste both give a lot of citrus. You can smell grapefruit from the profuse, fluffy head.

This head leaves a lot of really nice lacing on the glass.

The taste also has some pine in it. The only short-coming is with the mouthfeel. You get a lot of bitterness after each taste.

I recommend picking up a six pack. Just don't have a DIPA right before because it will lead to unneceassary comparisons.

ummswimmin, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of ThaCreep
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden-bronze color. Rich foam that transpire hops. The nose is easily identified aromas of muesli and generally cereal breakfast. The set is backed by a crisp hop which is also found in the mouth where it is expressed freely.

The power is significant and floral hops, without note drug, not heavy and with a sweet aftertaste that balances perfectly smooth and the bitterness that remains on the finish.

It lacks just a little something for itself as a reference...

ThaCreep, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of ckollias
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12 oz beer out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark golden hue with a 1-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a thin wispy lace.

S: Huge floral hoppy aroma with hints of citrus and pine in the background.

T: Extremely hoppy brew as called for by the style. Very smooth and bitter with hints of citrus and pine.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Superb IPA. Very strong and boozy and dominated by hops.

ckollias, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of SteveS1
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Translucent orange/light amber, tall foamy white head, good retention, incredible lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and mild lemon zest with a heavy nose of hoppy pine.

Taste: Floral hops and a touch of malt on the tongue, strong bitter hops in the back only cut by smooth cereal malts, finishes with biting hops. Grassy bitter hop aftertaste.

Feel: Light-to-medium bodied, low carbonation.

Drink: Quite heavy and flavorful, so definitely more of a sipper than a session beer. Of course for the IPA fan, it's irresistible. Great hop/malt balance, and the hops are not just there for show. Satisfyingly rich, but not quite as overwhelming as a Ruination.

SteveS1, Oct 11, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice deep straw color with a pretty decent head which retains rather well. Lops of hoppy scents including pine and citrus.

Starts with a very faint biscuity maltiness (very very faint). Lots of hop flavors to finish with a slight malt sweetness lingering somewhere underneath. Very well balanced, not as much hoppy bitterness as I expected but the hop taste does linger for quite a while.

My favorite part about this beer would have to be the mouth feel. It's light to medium bodied (but leans more to the light side in my opinion) with lots of carbonation. Makes for a great drinker.

Overall a simple but deliciously well done IPA.

jtierney89, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of Phelps
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a shaker pint at Tops.

The color of distilled copper, amazing clarity and homogeneity. One finger of creamy off-white froth fizzles away after a while, leaving behind sticky lace walls.

Interesting aroma. Very biscuity, complemented by orange peel, apricot, caramel, grapefruit. Malty biscuits seem to be getting rarer in IPAs — it’s nice to see balance isn’t going completely out of style.

Similarity in the flavor. A bit more pithy orange peel, grapefruit and biting bitterness here. Almost matching in intensity are the malts: biscuits, caramel corn, apricot. Nice balance.

Carbonation buzzes the tongue mildly, but the beer keeps together as it moves. Body's a bit more viscous than usual, but that's not a bad thing. Some heat in the back of the throat.

Titan is a big, malty IPA. Perhaps a bit too heavy for very many visits, but nicely balanced.

Phelps, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of DCon
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought the Great Divide Brewer's Choice 12-pack (12 FL OZ. bottled) from Shop N Save in Valley Park, MO for $14.99 and this was included. Poured from the green bottle with a Titan on the Right side of IPA on it into a Crown Royal Shaker Glass. Has BOTTLED ON JUN 01 2011.

Aroma- Has a well balanced hop aroma but should definitely have more punch to it. A bit of citrus is in here but not much else. Sweetness seems to be a dominant characteristic in here.

Appearance- Pours a 1 finger head that has average retention for a IPA. Has a copper color body that is clear and leaves a bit of sudsy lace.

Flavor- A very nice hop flavor here! Citra hops seem to be used as they are the biggest part of this beer. Has a light amount of sweetness from the malt too. Medium bitterness on the finish from the hops.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves good citrus/hop on the palate! Not at all overpowering but very well-balanced.

Overall Impression- From the beginning of the review (the pour and aroma), it didn't seem that this one was going to be a good IPA. The taste and mouthfeel changed my thoughts though! I would definitely have gone back for another one of these if it was available. Good for the style!

DCon, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of schoolboy
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I could have sworn that I had this before, but since I did not record it, I'll do this review now.

It's nice enough looking, but there is a funky yeasty taste and aroma that while not bad, is perhaps only saved by the hops covering it up. The hops in the taste works. Overall, I would certainly buy this again as it is unique and well made, but it is not going to be a top choice for repeated purchases.

schoolboy, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of kylehay2004
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: single finger head with nice lacing. clear amber and gold mix.

S: musty, wet sock hop aroma. Touch of lemon.

T: pine up front and grapefruit finish. Overall musty and pungent hop flavor. Caramel malts.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body

Overall: Kind of an average IPA for me.

kylehay2004, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of srandycarter
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice clear honey, great thick sticky head. Stays for some time. Lots of clingly lace left behind.

S - Light and disappointing. Only part of this beer that I didn't love. Light malt.

T - Beautiful chewy caramel malt nicely hop bittered.

M - Thick for an IPA - medium body at least. Good carb and balance.

D - Got this one by chance on the last game for the season at Petco Park. I hope they offer it again next season!

srandycarter, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of rcusick
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance - poured a cloudy brownish orange color with very little head that quickly dissipate to nothing but a ring around the edge

smell -reminds me of citrus, but more orange then lemon or pine like many other peers in the style but not over the top, infact it was pretty weak smelling overall, but this maybe due to this bottle having been held on to too long.

taste - a well balanced IPA, not overly malty, not a hop bomb and hides its alcohol content quite well, i had to double check to actually believe it is 7%

mouthfeel - very smooth and easy to drink.

overall - a great beer that i hope to try again and would love to try a fresh sample on draft.

rcusick, Sep 29, 2011
Photo of hmf05
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty clear copper with a one finger head that sticks around. The aroma is toffee, caramel, gain, pine, and some citrus. Smells like a malt forward IPA. The taste is just like the aroma. IT starts off sweet and melds into a nice semi-dry bitterness. Really tasty ale and highly recommended.

hmf05, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of perrymarcus
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours an orange / medium amber tone while yielding a solid 1" off-white head; good retention and lacing.

nose is citric hop forward with grapefruit, lemon zest, and then some pine. suggestion of a malt backbone is evident.

nose follows the aroma pretty closely. lot of citrus hops with secondary notes of toasted malt and pine. very nice IPA. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a really nice IPA. now 'wow' factor necessarily, but very good. would welcome a revisit.

perrymarcus, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of gueuzer
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

App- Light amber color with a foamy white head.

Sm- Very resinous hop profile with a little floral splash.

Ta- Hops, hops, hops. This must be dry hopped to the max. Bitter, but alot of the mouthcoating piney taste as well. The sweet caramel malt comes through, but can't quite hang.

Ov- Hop forward IPA. Good if you like that sort of thing.

gueuzer, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of JennyJam
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper-brown and a bit cloudy in appearance. I drank this from the tap in a pint class. I think the server was a bit behind because by the time I got it the head was all but gone. Boo :( Has an effervescent, piney smell with a bit of hops mixed in. First taste envelopes the taste buds with a very hoppy, slightly carbonated tingle, really flavorful! The hops linger on the back of the tounge throughout most of the beer, although it did mellow out a little bit as it warmed. The mouthfeel is decent and a little carbonated.

I'm in the process of developing a taste for hoppy beers like IPAs. This one is pretty decent, I will drink it again!

JennyJam, Sep 18, 2011
Photo of Jameskorte
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. First sip was absolutely incredible. After a couple you start to realize the serious alcohol content.

Big fan of IPAs and this one hit the nail on the head.

Picked this up locally at the Rapid Run Carry Out (Delhi area, Cincinnati).

Definitely recommended.

Jameskorte, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of jmdrpi
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, dated "bottled on Nov 03, 2010". Yes, an IPA that is 10 months old, but not my fault. I just bought this variety case a week ago, and was burned by Great Divide not putting dating on the outer case.

appears a hazy orange amber color, with 1/2" white head. decent lacing. resiny hop aroma, a bit of tropical fruit. as for the taste, the hops are still in there too. nice malt body underneath, with those piney and cirtus hop flavors are in the finish. medium body and carbonation.

overall, this beer has held up well, living up to the supposed original IPA purpose.

jmdrpi, Sep 13, 2011
Photo of BigPlay1824
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Pours a very hazy golden color with a slight amber or orange hue, pours with a little over a finger of off white head that lingers for a bit and leaves foamy head all over the glass
S: nice resinous hop scent, gentle citrus notes with a nice underlying sweetness that helps to give balance
T: great taste, nice citrus notes and a great sweetness, not extreme, very drinkable
M: medium carbonation tingle and leaves a very slight dryness on the palate, finishes very smooth
O: a great IPA, highly drinkable, leaves a bit too dry on the palate but is overall wonderful

BigPlay1824, Sep 11, 2011
Photo of DUBinMIA
2.78/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served in a heffe glass from a bottle. amber color with haze and ok head about 1/2 in thick some head.

smell is grainy and very little hop notes... weird for an IPA

taste is piney hops with no real bite... but finishes with a nutty flavor with some malt

medium body with low carbonation

Overall i was kinda disappointed in this one... a great brewery but just not a great IPA.

DUBinMIA, Sep 09, 2011
Photo of barleywinefiend
2.88/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a burnt orangish color with ok carbonation leaving a nice white cap.

S: Flowery notes, caramel.

T: Taste was offputting, with some floral and graprefruit notes and a disturbing syrupy mess.

M: Mouthfeel annoying with a big slick aftertaste of old butterscotch, sweet, caramel.

O: Not one I'd ever go back too

barleywinefiend, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Bottled 7.7.11, getting old, but should be ok.

A - Pours a hazy dark orange with a small cream colored head that fades pretty fast. Some slight lacing left on the glass.

S - Carmelized malts.

T - Earthy grass hits you up front, then some carmel and maltiness.

D - Average carbonation and body.

O - Different flavor profile than I was expecting, but I kept going back for more.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 07, 2011
Photo of AllHatDavidson
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange amber with foamy yellow-white head. Sharp floral, citrus, piny hop scent. Grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy but not too bitter, malt sweetness underlying flavor. Very nice. There isn't much more I can say that hasn't already been said below. Really nice ipa that I can drink whenever I find it.

AllHatDavidson, Sep 06, 2011
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,467 ratings.