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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,532 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,532
Reviews: 1,383
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 151
Gots: 280 | 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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4/5  rDev -2%

nanobrew, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

RandyJ, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of seanwhite
4/5  rDev -2%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Travisnin
4/5  rDev -2%

Travisnin, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Jspriest
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of aficionado
5/5  rDev +22.5%

aficionado, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of mater
4/5  rDev -2%

mater, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of vandemonian
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Divide Titan IPA is a quality IPA that has many of the qualities of a DIPA.

A: Orange colour and a good 1 cm head that fades to some good lacing. 4.5

S: Piney hops with some hints of citrus. Yum. 4.5

T: Malty and quite sweet with grassy hops. There is a weird, bitter dusty flavour there too. The bitterness doesn't build much at all. 4

M: Slightly syrupy. Big. 4.5

O: 4.5

vandemonian, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of match1112
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy copper with a finger of off white head that fades rather quickly and leaves very little lacing. smell and taste are pretty much the same. like smelling a fresh cut christmas tree and then being able to taste said tree. if you like pine this is for you. unfortunatly for me i prefer grapefruit over pine. other than that not a bad beer. has a good malt balance and a medium body with good carbonation.

match1112, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of FickleBeast
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pours a cloudy orange color with a half finger of foam that fades pretty quickly. Aroma is super hoppy. Pine and grapefruit dominate.

First sip is quite hoppy. Flavor blast of piney hop goodness. Pretty unbalanced hoppy, which I think is a nice feature in an IPA. Deep lasting bitterness as well.

I really enjoy this IPA - it really smacks you hard with a delicious rush of hops. This is what a good IPA should taste like.

FickleBeast, Nov 06, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Copper orange thick poor with thin creamy white head. Nice lacing.

S - Malty and Piney smell.

T - Big aggressive hop character to begin with. Smacks you in the mouth. Finishes with sweet malty that brings together a nicely balanced IPA.

O - For all the hype this brew received, it still delivered with a bang. One smack you in the mouth man ball IPA. Aggressive hops, yet nicely balanced with the malty finish.

andrewjraab, Nov 04, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful color - a cloudy orange. Looks delicious.

Smells of citrus and pine hops. Not overpowering, though. Supported by caramel malts.

Taste is a bit underwhelming. Pale malts come through a bit too strong, with an unbalanced hop profile - too little flavoring. Peculiar spices revealed intermittently.

Although the taste is a little disappointing, this beer feels great. Wonderful texture - a medium body.

I was really excited to try this brew and found myself disappointed. The taste was just too much of a drawback.

quaybr, Nov 03, 2011
Photo of Crundy
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured a hazy orange amber color with a fluffy cream colored head.

Smell: Floral, Piney, some orange citrus and caramel malt

Taste: Pine hop bitterness, caramel malt as well, sweet fruit at the beginning and I got some floral flavors as it warmed up

Mouth feel: Smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied, the flavors blend well and it has a slight bitter aftertaste

Overall: Good solid beer, lots of flavors that blend well. Each flavor holds its own but were not overstated. Great IPA from Great Divide.

Crundy, Nov 03, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass, great copper color, translucent, light carbonation.

Smell is light caramel malt, with nice hop balance, notes of citrus and pine.

Taste is mix of caramel and pale malt quickly covered by the mix of citrus and pine hops, touch of resiny, earthy flavor.

Mouthfeel is very good for an ipa, solid strong flavors that present well on the tongue and throughout, but yet are not overpowering.

Overall, very nicely done IPA, very solid mouthfeel and flavor profile, nothing overdone or overpowering.

mvanaskie13, Nov 02, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a white head that nicely laces the glass. Aromas are hop-forward, with a lot of citrus, unripened pineapple, and floral notes, but all more subdued than those of my favorite IPAs. Raw impressions from the first sip: this beer has a good taste, outstanding texture, and great drinkability. It's hoppy but doesn't club you over the head with bitterness. A light caramel and sourdough maltiness helps balance the sweet to bitter ratio. Finishes dry, with a lot of orange peel lingering. Has a smooth feel, with ultra fine carbonation that delivers a firestorm of sensory delights with even the smallest sips. Drinks very well all on its own, and goes well with all sorts of pub grub and garlicky dishes.

droomyster, Oct 31, 2011
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,532 ratings.