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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

3,586 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,586
Reviews: 1,386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 154
Gots: 311 | 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 CrookedStill
4.72/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. Beautiful deep amber in color with a dense head that slowly falls.

Wonderful pine/grassy aroma dominates with a very slight citrus in the background.

The taste follows very closely to the nose. Pine upfront followed by bright citrus and malt sweetness. Finishes dry. Great balance between the hop bitterness and malt sweetness.

Mildly carbonated with a body that's "chewy" for an IPA. Very enjoyable.

Overall this has to be my favorite IPA and is now my "go-to" beer. Great Divide really knocked it out with this one.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of piney and grassy hops, with some biscuit malt mixed in. There is also a sweetness to the aroma. The flavor is heavy on the orange citrus with some pine mixed in as well. I get a little bready, biscuit malt. Low to medium bitterness and a slight bit of alcohol is detectable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice IPA.

Photo of Jinholic
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice 3 finger head, cloudy orange and epic lacing!

Smell - Pine with hops and a bit of fruit.

Taste - Hops lots of hops clean after taste not bitter at all for a 7.10% ABV.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and clean for an IPA even with all the hops in the taste it doesn't have too much of a "hop bite" too it, finishes clean.

Overall - Nice IPA but not what I look for in one. Its a nice cross between an east coast and west coast IPA but just shy of a perfect 10. That said go pick this up and give it a go.

Photo of Durge
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another nice find at Mikro in Hamden, CT this one shows a clear light copper color with a modest white cover and very nice lacing. The aroma is a very mild peachy wheat hop idea. Sort of weak by my nose. The flavor brings an orange citrus hop with lots of earthy grain, near peat-like qualities that temper the hop bite. It's a nice blend of caramel and leafy green ideas in a medium bodied brew with a fine, tingly carbonation. Decent drinkability though a bit more grassy than I'd like.

Photo of Genuine
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful light amber in color with a 2 finger off white head that lingered for a while. It's beginning to leave some impressive lacing down the glass.

Smell - Right away, you get hit with some sticky piney delicious hops. Some citrus in the background. It's a very nice crisp aroma.

Taste - Lots of citrus hops in this one. Just a touch of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium. The carbonation is on point, medium sized bubbles, feel amazing.

Overall - This is a damn fine IPA from Great Divide. Definitely one of my favorite brewery's and I can't wait to see them back in CT.

Photo of uustal
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow/orange with a one-finger cloudy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of pine hops and a hint of lemon rind. Fresh, light, crisp hops to start. Good mix of semi-sweet citrus (grapefruit and lemon predominately) hops and semi-bittering pine resin. Mild sweet malt backbone goes well with the light, crisp nature of the beer. Some earthy tones and a bit of bitterness close the show. Nice compact flavor with great sessionability.

Photo of ntatum
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber color with a one finger head that quickly formed into a little lacing.

Smell was of toasty caramel malts with some orangy copper and a touch of piny hops.

Taste was similar to the smell, I picked up some caramel maltiness that dissipated into a coppery orange with a pine bitterness to follow.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a touch of dryness as the hops comes through (nothing mouth puckering).

Its a pretty drinkable beer and I know I would have like to had one more to really get the full affect.

Overall a good IPA but I definitely don't see myself using this as a go to beer.

Photo of JesteR14
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Just what i like. A nice amber/copper colored beer.

S- Nice hoppy IPA, the style i love!

T- Nice hop taste and exactly what i enjoy in a hoppy IPA. No malts to tone it done, no citrus. Just fresh hops!

M- Smooth and light carbonation. But a great hoppy mouthfeel. taste it to believe me!

d- yum! One of my favorite IPA for sure..

Photo of ramseye4
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A=Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a one finger head with good retention and superb lacing.
S=Piney hops, some lemon and other light citrus fruit, very faint malt.
T=Floral hops, grapefruit, biscuity malt complements the hops very well. Very well balanced for an IPA.
M=Medium body, a bit watery in the finish
D=Typical of an IPA this is a very drinkable beer, I could get addicted to these

Photo of HugePlume
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured to a pint.

A- Pours a golden ocher color, with a thick rocky white head. Excellent head retention and lacing. After 30 minutes there is still 1/4 finger of head.

S- Piney hops are the predominant nose tickler. Aroma is dry and not very strong though.

T- Bright and light citrusy hops up front with a sudden rush of bitterness thats tempered by a grainy malt wave. Finish is dry. Bitterness is quite strong, but falls back to a tolerable level between swills. Oily hop flavor seems to cling to your teeth.

M- light on the tongue, with lower than anticipated carbonation. Still has the dry finish though which is unique and pleasant .

D- Very good in all areas, but nothing outstanding. Will certainly have this again, but doesn't have any extraordinary or unique characteristics that make me a Titan IPA zealot. Since this isnt widely available in Washington, theres plenty of other local IPA's of equal character and quality to assure i wont be missing out on any IPA heaven.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely clear orange color with a very white one finger head. The head dissipated down to a layer of fine bubbles on the top and leaves some sticky lacing down the sides.

S: Floral hops, some lemon, orange peel. and a little bit of grapefruit.

T: Extremely smooth, there is a nice citric flavor with some grapefruit as well as some pine The malt shows up as some caramel and a little bit of bread on the back end. Has a slight bitter finish, just to let you know that this is an IPA.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Does not really dry out my mouth too much. A solid go to IPA.

Photo of animalchin
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Transparent dark orange body allows the carbonation to be seen in action. The head consistently collects from the bottom. Nice lacing all around.

S - Sweet citrus mingled with strong malty toasty aromas.

T - A great mixture of sweet jagged malt with the quick acting bitterness of the hops. Really enjoying the two-sidedness of this beer. I'm not getting overwhelmed by one or the other.

M - Surprisingly heavy with some creaminess on the tongue.

D - My first beer from Great Divide is a great prime impression. Certainly a highly advisable beer for an IPA fan.

Photo of mjurney
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation. Head looks nice and thick.

Piney aroma, some citrus and caramel malts.

Piney hops up front, I get some touch of citrus and grassy. Sweet caramel malts at the middle, a little touch of buttery. Finish off a little dry herbel, slightly crisp. Well balanced. Medium bodied. 7.1% ABV is well hidden.

An awesome IPA.

Photo of angrybabboon
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review adapted from notes taken 5/23/10

Appearance: Orange/copper with a nice head, looks like a solid IPA

Smell: Resiny hops, pine, some citrus in the background - toasted caramel malts for some balance

Taste: Very tasty - the hop profile is very interesting, with a lot of pine and resiny flavors - not a west coast hop bomb, but there is some citrus in the background - maybe this is past the peak of freshness - the malts hold up surprisingly well to the hops - chewy and biscuity - sweet flavors to complement the bitterness

Mouthfeel: Moderate body, on the smooth side

Overall: Very drinkable - a relatively balanced IPA that isn't exactly a taste bud destroyer

Every time I think about this beer I immediately realize that I should drink it more often. It's a solid offering. I was in Colorado last year and I am sad that I didn't have a chance to try this on tap. I had PtE though, so I can't complain about that trip...

Photo of OlRasputin989
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass...

A: pours bright copper color with a large off white rocky head with great retention. After 5 or so minutes. the head is still thick and creamy with gooey lacing stuck to the side of the glass.

S: huge whiffs of pine needle and grapefruit peel as the beer sits on the table. when held to the nose, honeyed citrus fruits and grass dominate a miniscule biscuity aroma.

T: sweet, honeyed toast up front, then the hops slowly begin the assault on the tongue. Then sweet lemon, grapefruit, and orange flavors blend with a creamy orange marmalade cake icing sweetness. finish is very bitter with piney, grassy, and marijuana like flavors.

M: medium body with a slippery mouthfeel upfront then the hops kick in and this one becomes resiny and dry. just a bit to oily upfront for my liking

Overall, another great product from Great Divide. An ideal AIPA chocked full of sticky lacing, big hoppy aroma and flavor, and a drying finish.

Photo of THECPJ
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: caramel malts, hops

taste: malts, hops,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body, very smooth

drinkability: This is one easy drinker for an IPA. Not bitter or dry at all. Very nice.

cheers,

The CPJ

Photo of betsona
2.42/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 2/8/11.

A- Clear golden amber. Off a moderate pour a finger worth of white head. Head quickly dissipated into thin lacing and slight bubbles around edge of glass. Light lacing on the glass. Moderate carbonation.

S- Hops with orange. A tangy orange smell. Burnt caramel with a bit of piney tone. Has a musky smell as it warms up.

T- A hit of malt--caramel--followed by even more sweetness. Primarily sweet malt that has some hay flavor. If hops were ever part of the brewing process, they don't turn up during the drink at all.

M- Medium body with good carbonation. Nice lingering of all the flavors. I wish the upfront taste was as pleasant the after.

D- With so many amazing IPAs out there I think I will pass in the future. If I see it on-tap, I will give it another go.

Photo of Tucquan
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-02-20 at the Bull's Head Public House in Lititz, PA

A - Mostly clear amber with a 1-finger white head and good lacing.

S - Not much. Mild grass and grain.

T - Light, sweet caramel malt then orange peel and citrus bitterness with some hop floral. The sweetness does dry out with a lingering hop bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth and a little prickly.

D - Crisp and fairly refreshing.

Photo of chilly460
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice and hazy golden amber color. Produced a little bit of light tan head, that dissipates quickly but left thick lacing.

S- A lot of citrus from lemon orange and grapefruit. A nice mellow bready malt that balances out the huge hop profile.

T- Hops hit hard right in the front. Piney hops come in well and add to the overall bitterness, but it doesn't go overboard into the "astringent" category. As it sits on the tongue it rises to a lot of the citrus flavors. Lemons come in as well, this is one clean tasting beer. A grain finish is definitely noticeable as expected from the aroma.

M - Nice medium body, could have used a bit less carbonation.

D - Very nice, flavor profile is amongst the best I've tried, only thing holding it back was the overcarbonation.

Photo of midwestbrewers
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours with a very thin head that leaves some lacing. Sort of an orangish golden color. Nothing spectacular but for sure a good looking beer.

S: Some nice citric hop smell with a nice malt background. Grapefruit and bread for examples.

T: Incredible!! It's bitter with that hop flavor but sweet and malty all the way through the drink. The two tastes are so different but mix so well.

Probably one of the best IPA's I've tried recently. The look and smell weren't anything to write home about but this beer came through where it mattered, the taste. So balanced and smooth. One of the best flavor profiles I have had. Will be buying this one again!! A+ BEER GREAT DIVIDE BREWING!!!!

Photo of 100floods
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pale, amber hue with some white head. Pretty clear, paler as you read the bottom of the glass. Pretty good head retention. Nice juicy, not bitter, hop punch. Pretty sweet smelling, floral. With a nip of bitter aromas. Floral hop flavor. Pretty hoppy start, thick/bubbly texture and from fruit in the middle, some bitter/grapefruit in the finish. While there is a good hop presence, i'm glad this isn't trying to sneak up into the realm of a DIPA, like some IPAs. It's also not that malty, but it's texture is what balances the hops. The malt definitely needs to push its way through, but it's there as a thin layer of sweetness. I'm regretting that I only picked up a single.

Photo of rsdaugherty
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap into pint glass at Oblio's Denver
A - Clear light amber with a touch of red, 1 finger white head dissipates quickly but to a thin pint glass wide cover that never disappeared while I finished this beer
S - Resiny citrus and pine forward
T - Very well balanced, piney start, bitter throughout the whole experience with a citrus and herbal finish. Every flavor seems to be working with the next...a very harmonious and tasty beverage.
M - Wondering if the on-tap I received has less carbonation than the bottle version, mouthfeel is substantial but not out of place
D - Excellent, a very drinkable IPA I look forward to more Titan
This IPA makes it to my top of the style list. Great taste and so agreeably drinkable!

Photo of infi
2.58/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a nonic pint.

Cloudy red-orange color with a foamy, white head, which sits quite snugly in the nonic bubble. Decent amount of carbonation in the liquid. Great head retention time. Smell is very minimal in all areas. Prolonged shelf-life of this bottle really killed it. Some citrus notes, big malt presence and little to no hop aromas.

Taste is basically a watered-down IPA. In other words, a drain pour. Hop presence is completely eradicated. Mostly a watery mess of lemon rind and stale malt. Just an unfortunate buy of an old bottle. Definitely will reconsider if given a fresher sample.

Barely medium-bodied. More so on the thin side overall. Moderate carbonation. Drinkability receives benefit of the doubt. A fresher bottle will definitely ameliorate the overall low scores.

Photo of Homebrew35
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger off white creamy head. Clear orangy body. Smells of earthy, piney, resinous hop aroma, carmel sweet malts. Tastes sweet and carmely, some burnt sugar, biscut notes, piney and resinous, some slight citrus, some spice. A good coating lingering bitterness, not too bitter. Very creamy, oily and coating mouth feel. Medium carbing, medium body. The %7 alcohol is barely noticeable. $1.80 a single. I could have one or two of these in a sitting.

Photo of Swedes21
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a chilled glass.

Appearance - beer pours a gorgeous golden amber colour, slight haze, there are some good carbonation levels, head is 2 fingers and quickly dissipates to some island head. Very good lacing.

Smell - pine, citrus, caramel and some light malts, all very well defined.

taste - hops blast off in my mouth! Very good tasting beer, lot of hops and citrus in the front. very smooth finish. fantastic finish , lasting taste.

mouthfeel - loads of carbonation, brings all the taste fwd as well as an earthy tone. this beer is fantastic, really full in the mouth.

drinkability - what a pick up in a trade, wonderful beer and loved every minute of it. only down part is i only had one!

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,586 ratings.