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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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1,425 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,425
Hads: 3,933
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 19.07%
Wants: 204
Gots: 568 | 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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Reviews: 1,425 | Hads: 3,933
Photo of kgammell1
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Normally I like IPA's with a dominant citrus profile instead of malts like this one but it really works. So smooth with the fruit and zest more in the nose than in the taste. Very nice. Someone's was right, more pale ale than IPA.

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Photo of 57md
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with almost a finger of head. Some citrus but otherwise, the flavor profile is fairly bland. The finish is not terribly hoppy either.

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Photo of Kyseber
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber jade color, large carbonation bubbles, thin head leaving small lacing sticks whence consumed.
S: Predominantly malty.
M: Crisp then syrupy. Mouthfeel perhaps best attribute.
T: Definitely malt over hops on the palate. This however is not a bad thing. It is a fine brew to pickup at a Walmart where I've seen it to be one of the better craft brews in there selection. If it was between this and sweet water iPa for instance, I'd reach for the Titan.

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Photo of Ohiolager
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At first i liked this IPA. But after Having an ohio IPA, i find this a little bland and boring. More like a pale ale than an IPA if you ask me. The best part is the crisp clean slightly over carbonated mouth feel. I feel the hops are too weak making the malts more prevalent. Overall i enjoyed this brew, but i would never take it over a rhinegeist or madtree IPA or any ohio IPA for that fact.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was mediocre for me. Smooth, dank, piney, resinous, little carbonation, minimal lacing, no head. Slight presence of alcohol.

Will not seek out or purchase again.

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Photo of buzzarooski
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
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!!!!

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Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

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Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

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Photo of IPAGeorge
4.17/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of Dr-Jan-Itor-
4.5/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of leantom
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of BBMuffins
3.04/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.09/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of InkedinRi
3.09/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

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Photo of tjc76
5/5  rDev +22.2%
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.

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Photo of curasowa
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.01/5  rDev -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.

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Photo of MasterfulIdiot
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

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Photo of dcscientist
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

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Photo of HopHead_
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

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.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,425 ratings.