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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

1,420 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 1,420
Hads: 3,897
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 202
Gots: 542 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 1,420 | Hads: 3,897
Photo of buzzarooski
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

AWESOME job Great Divide...This Delicious, Hoppy, Powerful yet Smooth, IPA is at the TOP of my current favorites list. Nothing but good things to say about this GEM! I would recommend it to anyone who truly LOVES quality....REMEMBER The Titan!!!! (246 characters)

Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Draft revisted, Barrell House 101, Ventura, 2/16/15) This one knocked my socks off back in 2012 at the Beer Authority in New York. Subsequent tastings have let me down somewhat. (178 characters)

Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Piney and resinous start. Sweet rich maltiness with medium body. Herbacious hop character with a hint of woodiness on the finish. Fantastic flavor arch with lots of complexity and perfect harmony of flavors. (207 characters)

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint

A. A nice golden orange color quite opaque. 2 finger cream colored head that seems to have some nice retention. Very nice lacing.

S. Aroma is piney and sweets malts.

T. Nice banana or pear hop flavor with some pine and bitterness in the aftertaste. Very nice flavor on this IPA. Glad I picked it up.

M. Medium body. Light carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

O. Very nice IPA. Great flavor. Looks nice. Would definitely but again. (478 characters)

Photo of Dr-Jan-Itor-
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is still a mystery to me in some ways. I've enjoyed 4 6-packs now and still have only one thought: this is a damn good beer, but it's just not memorable.

There's nothing wrong here - fantastic balance, good taste, and quite enjoyable. I just don't go nuts when I see it in the store though. This is like the smart, pretty girl next door; she's outstanding, but that last little spark of excitement that makes her 'the one' isn't there.

Definitely pick this up if you see it. But it falls just short of being elite. (528 characters)

Photo of leantom
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My introduction to Great Divide. Here goes:

A: Mediocre. Nice orange-amber, but little carbonation and a small head that dissipates immediately. The beer is clear, however, and it leaves a lot of lacing.

S: Pretty subtle, but this may be because the beer was bottled over four months ago. Light pine, grapefruit and some caramel, the latter of these obviously from the malt. Obviously a WC IPA. However, the scents were relatively faint and subdued - I had to really stick my nose in the beer to smell it.

T: Good, but nothing special. Good mix of grapefruit, pine hops and caramel malt. Leaves a partially sweet caramel presence at the back of the palate; hops aren't that astringent.

F: Very good. Nice and sticky.

O: Solid beer, but there are better options. (780 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice Amber color, half inch thick white head, with nice retention and lacing.
Smell: Aroma is flowery, and citrusy, with some light pine notes and just a light sweet malt tinge.
Taste: Piney up front, with a nice citrus flavor, and a good malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, with a nice crisp dry finish.
Overall: I really like this beer, this one was pretty fresh, bottled three weeks ago, I'll definitely seek this one out again. (449 characters)

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice Amber hue with off white creamy head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste piney up front and finishes off with a mild citrus sweetness, with a mild dry bitterness. Just right, not overwhelming. I definitely be drinking more of these. (241 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look-Pours a gorgeous amber with a nice, sticky, white head that retains nicely, a steady stream of bubbles reinforce the nice head.
Smell-Pine, hop funk, green peppercorns, light fruit
Taste-Pine and dank, hop funk in the beginning but the finish is filled with light fruit like apples, pears, and a hint of tangerine.
Feel-crisp,quite carbonated,finishes moist but not overly juicy.
overall-very impressive IPA, a nice take on the non-fruity IPA. (448 characters)

Photo of BBMuffins
3.04/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks nice, and I've enjoyed other Great Divide beers in the past, but something feels off about this one. They must utilize some type of hops that I'm not a huge fan of. I like some IPAs, but this one is a bit too piney for my tastes. Didn't smell fantastic, either. Overall, fair. It's not disgusting, but I didn't enjoy it enough to buy more.

A little disappointed. (369 characters)

Photo of OrangeMen
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful piney hops, slight citrus notes of orange and maybe slight grapefruit. Beautiful malt background adds a really nice balance. All around solid IPA, a staple. (166 characters)

Photo of InkedinRi
3.09/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I'm not crazy about this ipa.. Has world class numbers.. How I'm not sure. Looks nice in the glass.. Small was off setting.. Taste was really mild. Overall not a bad beer but would not buy again. (195 characters)

Photo of tjc76
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For me, this is the OG! Had my first taste of this many years ago and I always come back to it. This beer is paired perfectly with a long, July mountain bike ride in the desert, or an eight hour day of shoeing colts in February. There are many great IPA's out there, especially in Colorado, but this is as good as it gets. (322 characters)

Photo of curasowa
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of thick, white head that fades slowly with a nice curtian of lace.

Aroma: Bready, caramel malt over some spicy, citrus and pine hop notes

Taste: Creamy, chewy, sweet malt backbone with pronounced bitterness right off the bat, becoming quite bitter towards the finish. Bitterness is piney and resinous. A little malt sweetness pokes through on the finish with the bitterness lessening in intensity but still lingering.

The Rest: A great IPA. Balanced yet assertive without any harshness. (543 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a clear light amber. Sudsy white head retains well as a film.

Smells of caramel and biscuit malts with a maple and pine hoppiness.

Flavors of honey, biscuit, and floral hops. Maybe some hibiscus in there.

Medium to light body with stinging carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

This is a pretty IPA with an average aroma and body, but a very nice and flavorful taste. Definitely worth a try for fans of the style as it manages to be a good IPA while also standing out from what you would expect. Outside of that still above average although slightly overrated in my opinion. (599 characters)

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Poured into a Riedel tulip. The liquid is a dark golden amber - much darker than normal for an IPA. The pour kicks up a solid two-finger head that fades to a good film after a few minutes and leaves copious amounts of lace.

Aroma is piney, caramelly, and resiny. There are mild hints of citrus (mostly grapefruit), and a very prominent malty flavor that smells surprisingly like krispy kreme donuts. I'm hoping that the hop presence will be stronger on the palate cause it is concerning to have an IPA where the malt presence is the most notable thing on the nose.

Palate follows the nose pretty closely - super piney, with grapefruit underneath, and a strong malt presence that really does taste like krispy kreme. There's tons of resin and a bit of an astringent alcohol bite. Finish is mildly bitter, with an aftertaste of more resin, caramel, bread (aka krispy kreme), and a hint of mint. Well-balanced, but not really my favorite flavors.

Mouthfeel is super silky. Medium-bodied with a good amount of tiny carbonation bubbles that feel really soft and silky.

Overall, it's definitely well-done, but not quite up my alley. This used to be one of my favorites several years ago, but I guess my tastes really have gravitated away from pine and resin flavors. Still, there's a really great balance here, and considering that they were probably going for pine resin, they did a great job making a drinkable beer that showcases that flavor. (1,453 characters)

Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -2.4%

For an IPA, which isn't my favorite style, it's pretty darn good. Everyone loves this beer, as the ratings indicate, and it's easy to see their point. High enough alcohol to notice, hoppy enough to get that kick to it, but not overwhelming. It's still a wee bit hoppier than I like, so I don't go out of my way to get it, but every once in a while I could see having one of these. The masses endorse this beer, and you probably will too. (441 characters)

Photo of HopHead_
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Bought a growler of this at a local sports bar as I don't have luck finding fresh great divide bottles. Pours amber orange with a white head that lasts. Slight smell of malt and pine. Has a subtle pine and fruity taste with a slight malt presence. Taste fades a few seconds after taking a drink. Very easy to drink and refreshing. (331 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

Titan IPA pours a hazy darker golden color with a nice large head. There is a very malt smell and very very earthy. The taste has some pine notes, but is very earthy, tastes like what I imagine mulch tastes like. Big full flavors. Overall its a strong, but tastes like mud. (278 characters)

Photo of iTunesUpdates
5/5  rDev +22%

Great divide still impresses me. Each beer is so smooth and tasty. This IPA was so amazing. Cannot wait to try the next beer they send out. I will be going to get anything they have on the shelf tomorrow. Amazing (212 characters)

Photo of ronskrnkn
1/5  rDev -75.6%

This beer is trash. Garbage trash. My buddy and I wanted to try something new. And we made a great dishonor. Between this and the Laurelwood Workhorse IPA, we fucked up something randy. This beer boasts of balance between "...rich malty sweetness...." and "crisp hop bitterness". And they lied. To all of us. The maltiness wildly savages the hopiness, leaving an overly sweet flavor on the palate. Its relatively high alcohol content makes it difficult to choke down. I'm sad I bought a six pack, I'm going to have to donate it to to the local AA chapter. (555 characters)

Photo of MarkGamber
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

On tap at The Fridge. I had no idea what this was but it was the "least of all evils" on the tap list today and I was very pleasantly surprised. Clear, orange, not a lot of head which disappeared fairly quickly. It didn't have a lot of smell but what there was smelled nice. A little pine and fruit. It had a much better taste with plenty of hops but enough malty sweetness to make it a fairly smooth and refreshing drink. The ABV was enough to take the edge off the godawful baseball game that followed, too. (509 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber-orange color. Small light brown foam head. A very small amount of lacing. Aroma has leads with lots of pine and some light citrus. Bready malts. Floral hops and a bit of grassiness. Taste has lots of bready and caramel malts. Overall, very malt driven. A little bit of sweetness. More of the pineyness from the aroma. Mouthfeel is medium. A little bit resinous. Sticks of the tongue quite a bit.

In my personal opinion, the taste here could've benefited from a little bit more of a citrus presence to balance out the malts. Overall, though, it's still a solid IPA. (584 characters)

Photo of blaje
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Titan ipa
Poured into a STONE ipa glass. Unfortunatly drank notre quite as fresh as it should have been... At first, very nice looking IPA, nice amber slightly orange in colour. Nice white head fainting rapidly with a nice lacing. Does not seem too carbonated.
Nose is delicate. As usual, you find pine and citrus but on the delicate side, not pungent . You'll find bread and caramel smell.
Mouth ant taste: wow, thirst quenching ipa! Very well balanced, refreshing, not to carbonated as per see. Not agressive at all in mouth. Caramel and bread taste, little citrus and pine but not, way not dominant. Malt is rich and balances this beer in a very pleasant way...
Overall, a very nice surprise for me. Not an overpowered hopped IPA and not too malty. This is right in the middle, very interesting. Easy drinking, perfect for hot summer days by the pool... (857 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bottled on 4/18/14.

A- Hazy orange with reddish accents. Poured with a thin 1/4 finger head that moved to a quick lace within a minute.

S- Pale malts, biscuit, some faint citrus and grass.

T - Very subdued, more like an English IPA. Mango, orange, dirt and grass on the finish, with some spice lurking in the background.

M - Carbonation is medium low, a touch watery, but very smooth refreshing.

O - Not sure if being three months old muted the hops some. Either way, this is a highly drinkable IPA that goes down fast. Will seek it out again if I find it closer to the bottle on date. (630 characters)

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.