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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

3,340 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,340
Reviews: 1,379
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 143
Gots: 218 | 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 CreamyBeer101
5/5  rDev +22.5%

An impeccable brew that goes beyond IPA greatness. Full Bodied, hoppy brew that has a sweet initial taste of citrus, pine, and a slight flavor of grapefruit taste. Extremely drinkable and worth every sip in regards to value. This is my 1st time purchasing a case and third time drinking out of a bottle and I rank this in my top 5 of American IPA's due to it's unbelievable attention to quality, crispness, and flavor that ranks up with Victory Hop Devil and Bell's Two Hearted Ale. Really interested in the Hercules Double IPA and wish I could have the opportunity to try it on tap.

CreamyBeer101, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of BB1313
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. This beer never lets me down. Pours a transparent golden w/ white fluffy head and decent lacing. Very floral! This IPA is loaded w/ citrus and pine; pretty hoppy. I'm picking up alot of pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. It's pretty bitter, but there's a sweetness that lingers. Well carbonated, rich and smooth. Very tasty, making for great drinkability.

This is definitely one of the better IPAs out there! Great Divide really nailed this one. Any hophead should be all over this one! Recommended.

BB1313, Jan 08, 2011
Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a really nice golden orange color, mostly transparent with a slight chill haze. a big inch worth of foamy cream colored head results and sticks around, leaves behind quite a bit of lacing.

Big hop aromas of grapefruit and other citrus. Very musty, dank smell. I can't detect any other scents that penetrate the floral hop boquet.

The taste starts out immediately with lush notes of grapefruit balanced by slightly sweet toasted caramel malts. Very smooth. More fruity hop flavors than bitterness or malt.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A little bit of lingering bitterness.

Highly drinkable beer despite the 7% abv. vanishes quickly after it hits the glass, i'm left wanting more and more as i drink.
I prefer Titan on tap more so than in the bottle, but i'm craving hops, and this beer really hit the spot for me. This is a beer I return to quite often.

wolfinthemirror, Jan 06, 2011
Photo of DovaliHops
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

Bottled: Nov. 3rd, 2010. Pours an almost-clear golden orange color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is lovely with strong grapefruit aromas and sweet candy and even a bit of green apple. Hops are present in the aroma, but more sweet than hoppy. Taste is initially hoppy with great caramel flavors followed by grapefruit and citrus notes. Delicious beer! It end with some piney notes and hob bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat chewy, but crisp at the same time. Drinkability is high. I'm loving that Cali gets Great Divide now!

DovaliHops, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Titan pours a hazy golden copper color with a tight, creamy, white head. Some big bubbles remain, but most of the head fades after a few minutes. Spotty lace forms webs on the glass.

Smell: Great aroma here - candied juicy grapefruit leads the sweet and hoppy charge. Pineapple and some other tropical fruits are present as well. A bit of caramel.

Taste: The flavor starts out sweet, with a touch of citrus. The juicy citrus grows, gaining hoppy momentum until some tropical fruits become involved as well. A light touch of alcohol sneaks in intermittently with the other flavors. Finishes mostly sweet, with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very juicy, with lots of hop oil on the tongue. There is a good amount of carbonation here, but it drinks creamier more than anything. A fuller than medium body.

Drinkability: I love IPA's, and I particularly like the subset of juicy tropical / citrusy IPA's, so this is right in my wheelhouse. This will be added to my regular IPA rotation.

KickInTheChalice, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of eriknelson65
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

This is my first review, so it will be pretty simple.

I served it at home in a ceramic mug, so I wasn't really able to judge appearance. My first impression is that this is a good IPA for those that generally like the style. It's not as overwhelmingly bitter as most, so it's very drinkable.

eriknelson65, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of MikeWilson
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

Lively bubbles rise up to a dense, puffy white head. The beer is a dark shade of orange with maybe a hint of brown. Crystal clear, no haze. Was this beer dry hopped? We'll see...

The cap of foam that sits on top of my pint is so dense and frothy it obscures the hop aroma, only to be revealed when I swirl the glass. When I do, pine tree-like aromas escape. Assertive enough to be dry hopped. Most IPAs exhibit a floral character but not this one. Imagine the smell of a (non-fake) Christmas tree.

The taste is medium-sweet maltiness backed up by a solid backbone of hop flavor from start to finish. In fact it's amazing how both the malt and hops are able to compliment each other in this beer. Because it's an IPA the hops win, of course. But it's nice to see that the malt doesn't wimp out.

MikeWilson, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%

A-Pours a golden amber with a lighter head with lacing and a bunch of bubbles. Not overly exciting in the looks department but...skin deep.

S-Kinda musty I guess. Like the previous review states. Definately an odd funky note to it. If it coincides with great flavor I will appreciate the different aroma but if not...

T-Nevermind, this beer is quite delicious. I was apprehensious at first with the nose, but after tasting this beer I am quite impressed. The beer smells like its from the earth. It tastes like liquid hops. Much better than I anticipated. It tastes hemp-like. Quite delicious.

M-Chewy. Sticky and good. Medium body. Carbonation completements the beer perfectly.

D-Ah Yes. Quite drinkable.

Very glad I tried this beer. Awesome. I wish it wasn't $13 a sixer. This would quickly become a fridge veteran.

VelvetExtract, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of HopsNPot
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

A- a dark honey colored brew with nice head and spider-man lace (ha)
S- hoppy w citrus notes. piney is a good way to describe it.
T- solid hit of nicely rich malts flavor followed by a perfectly balanced hit of bitter hops.
MF- full mouthfeel with citrus, malt, and bitter hops.
D- very drinkable, especially if you love hops. great finish that coats the palatte and begs for another drink.

Overall, i like this brew, it is a solid IPA that is well balanced. Great Divide brewery (and colorado breweries generally) have made a great brew that keeps ya coming back. this even has a nice abv level of above 7% but you would never know it by taste, but you will after youve finished one. highly recommend this IPA

HopsNPot, Dec 23, 2010
Photo of JayS2629
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

A- Dark copper with creamy thick head that dissipates quickly. Nic creamy rings of lace.

S- Faint hops. Bready, biscuit, earthy must. Grapefruits and pine. Caramel in background.

T- Sweet for an IPA. Sweet malty biscuit flavor, hints of pine and earthy tones. Notes of bitter grapefruit. Musty.

M- Medium body with slightly creamy feel. Nice hop bite in the middle. Slightly syrupy thick. Dry finish.

D- Nice balance, earthy pine hops and dry finish.

JayS2629, Dec 18, 2010
Photo of smakawhat
4.08/5  rDev 0%

Pours a nice big but containable head of two fingers, with large head soap bubbles of off white. Big bubbles and elevator music coming from the bottom up the glass. Deep gold of 24k quality with some minor cloudiness. No lacing upon finish. Excellent looking beer.

In terms of smell, good bread front with a fun "funk" character of burnt toast rye, funk sweet acorn squash, sweat even, musty like a winery, also dirt-soil.. big earth.

Taste comes up in a big raw barley sense up front good hop finish on the end. Extreme chew factor in palate with a VERY good body, mild grapefruit finish with minimal if any bitterness at all. ABV is totally hidden in this beer. Some slight wetness but not too much leaving a good solid drinkability for the consumer.

smakawhat, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of Duff27
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

A- Full one-fingered white head sitting atop a dark amber/red hued IPA. Difficult to see but there is a lot of effervescence and sediment in there. A plethora of lacing.

S- Slight citrus. Bready.

T- Sweet citrus. Pine. Just got a hint of vanilla?...wtf? Kind of muted overall.

M- A tad of the syrupy side. Adequate enough carbonation.

D/O- Overall, a little disappointed. Compared to other "top-tier A-" IPAs Ive had recently, this one falls short in the flavor department. I'd still like a few of these on any given night but not even close to Celebration, Finestkind, and the like.

Duff27, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%

Poured a nice clear copper color with a decent head and medium carbonation from a 12 oz bottle with ABV and 'date of bottling' on the label. Aroma is predominantly hoppy with hints of sweetness, fruity esters and malts. Outstanding taste, a perfect blend of hops and malts, exquisite on the palate. This is IMHO one of the best IPA's around. The taste gets better as the beer warms up, with the oily pine flavor gelling perfectly with the sweet and malty aftertaste. Very good lacing along the walls of my glass. This is a perfectly balanced IPA and one has to indulge carefully, because this is definitely a highly drinkable beer. To reiterate, Titan IPA is hands down one of the best beers from Great Divide and truly a very delicious and fulfilling IPA. Highly, highly recommended.

CaptDavyJones, Dec 14, 2010
Photo of womencantsail
3.3/5  rDev -19.1%

A: The pour is a golden orange color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: The nose starts off with a big bitter grapefruit aroma as well as some solventy notes. I get a bit of a Lemon Pledge aroma to this beer. There's a touch of sourness and an undertone of bready malt.

T: A moderate bitterness with a pretty substantial malt character for an IPA. Some piney hops provide bitterness as does grapefruit and citrus peel.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. The finish is pretty dry and bitter.

D: Wasn't really a fan of this one. It didn't have very many of the traits I usually look for in an IPA.

womencantsail, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of stonermouse
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Into a Sam Adams glass.

Solid looking pour. Clean clarity for an almost perfectly golden body. Head is super-dense, almost like one of those foam mattresses. The head stays constant, and is marshmallow-white.

Aroma is strong and really nice. I get a lot of fruitiness with a little earth in the background. Nice sweetness.

The flavor belies the aroma, but is still outstanding in its own right. The hops are fairly piney, slightly grassy, with a super-bitter bite. Malts add a slight sweetness, but they don't quite balance out the bitter. Finishes wicked clean and dry.

Mouthfeel is nice, if only a bit too sticky at the later stages.

Drinkability is good, even if the flavor is a little intense. You gotta like the style to enjoy this one, but if you do, you'll crave getting this one again.

stonermouse, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of YouSkeete
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

A: very opaque copper/orange. Large white head, takes a while to settle.

S: Very Earthy. Floral and piney notes stick out quite well. Heavy on the hops and the citrusy sweetness. I can smell some notes of honey malts also, gives it a nice smooth nose.

T: Fruity and hoppy. Sweet and extremely malty. The floral notes and the generous amount of malt give this brew an incredibly smooth drink. One of the most well-balanced beers i've had in a very, very long time. Alcohol is hardly present, it's almost entirely masked by the powerful punch of a flavor this guy has. Beautiful finish; not nearly as dry as a figured it would be.

M: On the milky side but not sticky or syrupy. Simply amazing. Medium carbonation, full body.

D; Phenomenal. One of my favorite IPAs

YouSkeete, Dec 03, 2010
Photo of Weebay
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%

A - Pumpkin/copper with a foamy white head that dissipates into some excellent sticky lacing.

S - Smells of pine and flowers. Hints of citrus.

T - Piney with a light citrus fruitiness. Dry malt finish. You can't taste the alcohol at all. A perfect amount of hops for a single IPA. Gives you a nice warm feeling in the stomach.

M - Thick and smooth. Perfect amount of carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer. The high alcohol is the only thing stopping this from being a session brew.

Weebay, Nov 30, 2010
Photo of djbreezy
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

appearance - amber, tiny carbonation bubbles, foamy head that dissipates gradually, massive lacing and full on spots stick to the glass

smell - floral/pine hops, citrus, hops, sweet malt

taste - big pine with accompanying sweet malt followed by a resin/floral/citrus hop profile, big west coast hop taste/resinous

mouthfeel - high carbonation, foamy, medium/full-bodied, bitter finish

drinkability - highly resinous with some sweet malts to add complexity and breadth, a prominent west coast style ipa, strong resin which fatigues the senses around halfway through the beer

djbreezy, Nov 29, 2010
Photo of BeerPhan86
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

A - Hazy copper in color with a BIG foamy white head. Great retention and sticky lacing.

S - Airy with notes of pine and flowers. Hints of citrus fruit.

T - Very piney with a light citrus fruitiness. Finishes dry and earthy with a slight bitterness. A bit of sweet caramel malt is present in the finish.

M - Thick yet smooth, but slightly undercarbonated.

D - Not very sessionable but this is a decent IPA to sip on.

BeerPhan86, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of PCBrewski
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Pour: Cloudy copper to orange color, with a nice two finger head after a slow but vigorous pour. Good head retention and a lace that lasted all the way to the end

Aroma: Floural and Hoppy. Piney and some hints of citrus.

Taste: Hoppy citrus tingle on the tip of the tongue. Solid finish and after taste, great smack factor.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this beer from start to finish. Good cozy sips and yummy finishing tastes

PCBrewski, Nov 28, 2010
Photo of happilysurly
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

A: cloudy burnt orange with minimal head. Thick.
S: marmalade, honey, malt. Wort. Love it.
T: thick and malty. Tastes like it snarls smells with honey, marmalade, molasses. nice sweet balance.
M: thick, slight bitterness with a nice sweet balance.
D: I would most definitely drink this again, but couldn't do too many due to the thickness and heaviness.

happilysurly, Nov 27, 2010
Photo of drabmuh
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

I cannot believe that I have never reviewed this beer. But I guess I haven't, consider yourself ticked. Beer is orange with a mild hazy and a huge head of white small bubbles that completely coats the glass with lace. Carbonation moderate to low. Looks good.

Sweet aroma, piny and citrusy, citrus wins, could have been bigger. I wish I knew when this was bottled.

Beer is chewy with body and moderately bitter in the back with a lingering aftertaste of citrus and mild sulfur. It's a little sweet up front but it's not cloying or overly malty. It's a decent IPA, but I think it's a little too sweet and a little too sulfury.

drabmuh, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of mikeg67
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours copper with a lasting white head, nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus hops, black currant and some plums. Medium, tangy body. Piney, citrus hops balanced by strong malt presence, with hints of fruit and alcohol. Long and balanced finish. Outstanding, I would say bordering on DIPA, brew

mikeg67, Nov 24, 2010
Photo of StarshipPoopers
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

A - amazing head, very frothy and huge retention. I did a light pour and produced 5 fingers of head that stayed around for several minutes. Great lacing too. Coppor colour with a white frothy head.

S - light and airy, floral notes and pine hops. Various light notes of fruits also come through in the smell.

T - Pine hops and a light fruitiness come through in the initial taste, the aftertaste is a rather dry but fruity taste that lasts for quite a while. Very slight biscuit taste afterwards hidden beneath the hops.

M/D - light body with a carbonated but smooth feel to it. Highly drinkable, the flavour remains interesting in its entirety.

StarshipPoopers, Nov 21, 2010
Photo of ztaylor1
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

Appearance- lazy amber color with small eggwhite head that lingers for a while

Smell- piney hops and sweet caramel are the first things noticed but it soon releases a sweet pear aroma.

Taste- strong hops in front wiith a sweet caramel malt into a nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- smooth but thick. Coats the mouth like honey. In a very good way.

Drinkability- good beer but I couldn't drink more than two.

ztaylor1, Nov 20, 2010
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,340 ratings.