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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

3,169 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,169
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 129
Gots: 165 | 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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mtrentm

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Hazy amber/orange color with a nice fluffy off-white head.

S: Light citrusy aromas with a lot of floral weedy/grassy notes. Picked up a hint of pine as well.

T: Very similar to the aroma. Up front citrus a little bit of malt sweetness finishing with some bitterness. A very well balanced IPA, almost too balanced for what I like in an IPA.

M: Light-medium bodied, very smooth with light carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, but like most west coast IPA lovers, I like a BIG hop kick, which this doesn't really provide. But if you're looking for a nicely balanced IPA this one would be it.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 19:17:16 | More by mtrentm
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gatornation

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours the perfect IPA hazy- copper/orange color with a just right head and lacing til the finish the smell is malty earthy smells followed by citrus,pine herb/hop notes..the taste is a malt-hop battle at first followed by a creamy citrus finish..this is a good IPA easy drinking ..not a zinger crisp all hop high abv IPA but a very good balanced ipa.. a solid offering in that type of IPA that i will drink again ... i really like this this IPA i recommended it

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2009 19:07:01 | More by gatornation
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HopEnthusiast

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a lovely orange with a big, thick, foamy white head. I always love it when the head peaks out a little bit over the lip of the glass. Smelled a good bit of citrus, like some pineapple/orange/grapefruit/tangerine and some pine. The taste matched the smell. Some soft bitterness. Nothing overwhelming, and unbelievably smooth considering the bitterness. Fantastic balance, very smooth, easy to drink. This is a phenomenal beer. This bottle was my first, and absolutely won't be my last.

Probably the best IPA i've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 16:48:13 | More by HopEnthusiast
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Titan kicks ass.

This beer has it all. Smells of grass, lemon zest, and flowers. Mellow scents are this beer's weakest point.

Tastes are exceptional: very floral, with a nice citrus bite, and smooth malt finish.

Very drinkable. Glass disappears without a hint of alcohol. Fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2009 01:14:54 | More by BarrytheBear
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eatyourveggies

Florida

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I LOVE this beer! It has got to be one of the best IPA's I've ever had! It's clean, crisp and flavorful! I rarely pour this one into a glass... I like drinking it from the bottle! There are definite citrus, piney notes and a really nice malt sweetness adding body and making this beer extremely drinkable and not overly bitter... but it is still quite hoppy! Plus, for me, after a night of drinking Titan, I didn't feel like crud the next day... which was nice!

It's hard to say how many of the Titan's I have drank, thus far...
But, I believe it's safe to say there are many many many more in my future!

Cheers, Great Divide!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2009 18:42:45 | More by eatyourveggies
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JoeBloe

New York

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i first had this on tap at the blind tiger - yummy - i'm into my 4th
bottle out of this 6pk and i love this stuff - the tap pint was excellent - the 6pk bottles hold up as well - a damn good hoppy ipa
that wants me want to have another - good stuff here!

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2009 15:31:44 | More by JoeBloe
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Chelsea1905

Washington

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nicely into a Tulip, light amber with yellowish hue in the colour. The Head was nice and large, with great lacing throughout the entire beer! A very nice looking beer

Smelled a little piney, and a little citrusy, and a little malty, and then it just seemed to be befuddled and smelled like wet paper!

Tasted nice, a little bit of an alcohol overflow on the buds. Hops up front, and then it dwindled away to be somewhat indistinguishable. A good beer, but with the words TITAN and IPA in the lable, I expected a little more.

Mouthfeel is great, really nice feeling beer. Goes down smooth and drinks well. Overall, for an AIPA it is a nice beer, but I feel that if you are expecting a lot of hops and floral, maybe not what you want. But as an IPA it is a good beer

Enjoyable

Scott

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2009 03:02:13 | More by Chelsea1905
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CHSLBrew

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Pristina dark golden beer. Milky-white, light head, moderate retention.

S-A prominent piney hop aroma with hints of some semi-sweet malt.

T-Earthy and piney hop flavors with just a hint of a citrus twist; overall hop character was moderate, seemed a bit lacking. Nutty, semi-sweet malty body is balanced by an assertive bitterness.

M-Medium carbonation supports this medium-bodied brew.

D-Pretty decent, though not as hoppy as an American IPA should be. Even so, it was a very drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2009 15:51:09 | More by CHSLBrew
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webbcreative

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 22, 2009
Poured an orange-dark golden color, with a huge head. smelled clean, citrus, hops. Tastes hoppy, bitter on the sides of my mouth, but doesnt linger too long, also get sweet malt. pretty good balance though overall, for a hoppy beer. Gets smoother and more mellow the more of it i drink. Overall a pretty darn good brew!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 22:15:18 | More by webbcreative
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dogfishandi

New York

3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. pours golden orange with some nice off white head that stuck around for awhile, very nice retention, very nice lacing as well. very cloudy with lots of floaters, maybe a result of the pour, i dont mind the floaters, so this is niether a good thing or a bad thing. the aroma is very piney, resin, and a little bit of citrus. the taste is very good, it tickles the roof of your mouth with some very nice piney hop flavors, citrus towards the finish, a slight taste of malts, but mostly hops in this one. the carbonation is on the light side. nice chewy medium body to it. in my opinion this is a very drinkiable beer, not too much going on here, but it definately doesnt lack anything. just a plain out all around decent ipa, i could see myself drinking this again in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 23:35:33 | More by dogfishandi
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unclejimbay

Florida

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Titan IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.80 %

1/11/09, reviewed @ home, bottle > Imp Pint glass

A 4.5 - bronze honey color, excellent 2 finger head w/ solid retention, reduced to a very respectable collar.
S 4.0 - earthy/woody/pine hop aromas, bold aromas for sure
T 4.0 - Same as smells - Intense as expected, not my preference for a hop profile but well made for sure
MF 4.5 - low-med carbo on palate which is nice to fully appreciate the hop dance, mid-heavy body and mouthfeel
D 3.5 - a sessionable IPA you like this style and earthy/pine hops. It's not my first pick but this is well made for sure. The Appearance and Aroma leads the review for me!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 20:12:39 | More by unclejimbay
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. pint - $6.75 (time to start drinking at home more often) at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Arrived at the booth a deep, dark copper body with a thin, though lasting, white head.

Smell: Fragrant hop aromas of bergamot, jarring grapefruit pith, and pine resin rest over a sturdy base of candyish pale malts.

Taste: Sweet, nigh candied maltiness upfront with a lesser taste of caramel and toasted pale malts. Pithy, citrusy hop character infused with pine needles delivers a rather assertive hop bitterness. Finishes bittersweet, though only the cumulative bitterness persists into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch sticky in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Plenty of bold bitterness, but it's backed up by enough sweet maltiness. A superlative example of an India Pale Ale and a valued member of the beer community. Surely we can all agree on that?

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2009 19:05:11 | More by ChainGangGuy
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WalterSobchak

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice amber color with a solid two finger head that dissipates to a nice film and leaves significant lacing. Smells of subdued pine hops and a rich chocolate malt.
Really well balanced hops and malt. I'm actually getting a solid punch of buttery malt up front with a building yeast and hops flavor. This is really well balanced and very complex. Both the hops and malt are top notch making this very drinkable. Without reservations this is in my top five of all time.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 02:49:39 | More by WalterSobchak
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cpn920

New York

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured pale orange with a big head that left crusty sticky lacing down the glass. Smelled pine and grapefruit. Taste was similar with a nice touch of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Medium body with good carbonation. Very good drinkability. I like that this beer was not overly hopped. GD kept it very well balanced and I appreciate the subtlety.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 14:44:30 | More by cpn920
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Strix

Wisconsin

2.93/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale orange, decent head with some lacing.

Smell floral, with a pine hint. Sort of weak.

Taste piney and biscuity. Then takes a wrong turn for my taste, with grassy and buttery notes. Just not a good blend for me. Buttery/metallic aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Buttery/grassy/metallic notes ruined it for me in this one. Sorry folks.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 23:27:12 | More by Strix
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask @ Blind Tiger.

Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a big, creamy off-white head that left lacing for the duration of the glass.

Aroma was sweet, resiny pine hops, balanced by a nice, caramel malt note as well.

Taste begins with a nice, caramel, almost doughy body, sweet but not overly so, with green, spicy, resiny pine coming through and sitting on the palate, along with a hint of sweet citrus. Finish was a bit juicy, mildly bitter and lingering without either dominating or overwhelming the malt.

Mouthfeel was almost fluffy, a bit slick, beautiful. Very nice beer.

Serving type: cask

02-15-2009 14:33:09 | More by JohnQVegas
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baggio

Sweden

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle@home

A: Golden orangeish with a small head and nice residual lacing.

S: Citric notes, Pine, Wheat biscuits, Hint of honey.

T: Hint of caramel, Citric notes, Pine, Malt. Very grapefruity!

M: Plenty of bitterness but nicely balanced with a solid malt backbone.

A very american ipa with the focus on citric & floral hops and that's the way i like it. This was plenty to get my hop-cravings satisfied for the evening. Very drinkable and very good!

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 19:15:35 | More by baggio
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donteatpoop

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear light amber color with thick white fluff resting atop. Good retention and plenty of lacing on the glass. really a beautiful beer.

I smelled this before putting it anywhere near my nose, the citrus and woody hops were really enticing.

To be honest I wasn't sure how the taste was going to match up to the smell, generally when the scent of hops is this strong in a beer it ends up being too bitter for me. That wasn't the case with this IPA. The malts really balanced the bitterness out with a nice mild sweetness that leaves the mouth with a crisp and refreshing taste to linger on the tongue.

This is undoubtedly one of, if not THE, best IPAs I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 06:58:45 | More by donteatpoop
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UA8

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a crystal clear copper color with a rich off white head that recedes fairly quickly.

S- Really nice tropical and citrus notes burst from the head. Man i hope the taste follows the nose.

T- Big big flavors on this one. Starts with and assertive citrus note possibly orange? Moves to a really nice balancing malt flavor and finishes with candied grapefruit peel.

M- Moderate carbonation with a reasonably full mouthfeel.

D- This IPA steps out in a big way as soon as you get to the nose. From there moves on to a quite exceptional balance. This is definitely a sessionable beer its not overly flavored and doesn't fry your taste buds. A very nice IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 04:05:39 | More by UA8
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium Globe glass.

Color is hazy bright golden orange. Pours a nice fluffy head with great retention, leaving nice lace rings.

Smell is of grapefruit citrus and floral hops. Taste is quite similar, with bready malts. I also taste slight carmel and alcohol was heavily present.

Mouthfeel is slightly bitter, not as bitter as I was expecting. It mellows out really quickly and leaves a sticky aftertaste.

Overall, this is a pretty good ipa. I really enjoyed it and definitely would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 04:05:03 | More by mothman
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jcompton

Missouri

4.83/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a see-through amber into a goblet.

smell: mmm, piney hops invade the nose.

taste: hops hit the tongue with a satisfying goodness. a slight malt attempts to balance this brew, but is overshadowed by the hops.

mouthfeel: slightly carbonated and goes down smooth (if you are a hophead).

drinkability: for me this beer is extremely drinkable. i could have a few because i love the aromatics and taste. the 6.8 would keep me from getting knee deep in a 6er at a bar. this is one of my favorite ipas.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 03:22:47 | More by jcompton
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chrhowe

Oklahoma

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass with a thick, white two-finger head. Took about 2 minutes for the head to subside but left nice lacing on the side. The beer itself gives off a golden peach color with ample carbonation.

The smell is completely refreshing. Smells of pine and citrus, particularly sweet grapefruit.
Also a subtle malty aroma underneath.

What I get in the nose carries into the taste. Definitely citrus, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine maybe. Nice hoppy flavor, with a small malt undertone in the end.

Feels very smooth, thick and not at all overcarbonated. Which leads to a drinkable beer.
Titan is a great ipa which one should always have some within reach. Not over board on hops, although hop overload is quite a treat, however titan provides a tremendous hop flavor that cures that hoppy need.

A great beer!~

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 02:24:57 | More by chrhowe
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brewintheLou

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy white head. Lacing sticks to side of glass.

Smell is a sweet citrus and pine.

Taste the strong hop flavor at first then a nice malt backbone comes through. Bit of grapefruit comes though as well. Mouthfeel is a great medium feel, and the hop tends to stick around the mouth for a while after a drink. Beer is drinkable especially if in the mood for hop, but it does have a nice balance.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2009 00:20:23 | More by brewintheLou
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skrib09

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured a clear shiny copper color with a creamy colored head.

smells of hop essence... pine and citrus.

tastes similar to smell. a little malt finish in the taste, maybe some bready flavors at the end.

mouthfeel is crispy, "clean". maybe as you would expect from the extreme clarity of the brew.

good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 04:12:36 | More by skrib09
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farrago

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Attractive cream white head with moderate lacing, does dissolve quickly. Deep burnt orange color, allows you to see through it without truly being transparent, more of a rust yellow-red tinge at the rims. The nose is controlled and powerful, full of grapefruit and orange citrus, pine cone, tarry tea leaves, biscuit and pressed flowers, while undoubtedly pretty damn hoppy, it really comes off more as an integrated whole than individual scents. Which here is a good thing. Full-bodied, you can feel it expanding against your checks without the aid of excessive carbonation. The grapefruit, orange, lemon citrus obvious but the tobacco, charcoal, tar, bong resin and wet stone elements most catch your fancy. The flowers come and go with the tide. Despite a relative paucity of malt, not as bitter as expected, drinks well for its weight and overall high energy level. Most excellent.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2009 01:55:07 | More by farrago
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,169 ratings.