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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

3,628 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,628
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 162
Gots: 349 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Photo of scootpolute
2.3/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Mellow start with a sharp hops aftertaste. At ‘Mid-way’ not so impressed…’kinda’ boring…The hops are dieing off,not as fresh as I was hoping, maybe that's why it’s from CO (compared with the 'in-your-face' fresh hops from the NW)? Bottom line, Boring+Bumbed I got a 6-pk :~(

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this IPA pours out as a nice clean looking dark yellow color, the head leaves a decent lacing, the smell has a nice hoppy aroma with a faint amount of malts in there. Some citrus as well. The taste has a decent hop bitterness with a good mouthfeel. Overall this ipa would be good for someone who wants to get into this style.

Photo of jayhawk73
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a beautiful golden bronze color with a perfect 2 finger head. Excellent lacing, average carbonation. Orange flashes in the glass when held up to the light. Slightly cloudy beer, and fairly stunning to look at.

S- Grapefruit, hops, caramel, malt- very sweet smelling.

T- Completely different than the nose. Hops prevail here, very earthy tasting. Malt and caramel barely noticeable in the background, and I don't taste any fruit at all. Somewhat bitter, although not too much so. No alcohol detected whatsoever.

M- Definitely hop oriented, but I'm missing something here. It seems a little too one dimensional to me. Almost.... flat. Not complex at all. This is a solid IPA, but definitely not among my favorites.

O- Solid IPA, but definitely not amongst my favorites. It's very dry, earthy, and just lacks the complexity that I like in my IPA's. It's worth a pick up, and hop heads will probably like it, but I probably won't search for this one.

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on Mar 16 2011.

Appearance: Deep amber with a thinner white head that recedes rather quickly.

Smell: Fantastic smell of piney hops. Rich aroma promises a great tasting IPA.

Taste: Not to be outdone by the aroma, a fantastic citrusy hop flavor. A bit maltier than many IPAs, I notice a faint caramel aftertaste. Slight alcohol is noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thinner mouthfeel than many IPAs, still smooth. Slight carbonation.

Overall: A great IPA from Great Divide. I loved Hercules the first time I tried it and I like Titan as well.

Photo of homebrew311
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: deep orange, gold, good clarity, some white head, no lacing

S: deep resinous pine hops, nice and aromatic, some caramel sneaks in as well along with some notes of toasty bread

T: bitter hops to start, earthy and piney, big malty character with bread and toffee, nice balance

Mf: medium to high carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O: nice piney hop and earthy character, nice malt profile that balances things out nicely

Photo of Amalak
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle.
A. It has a copper color and is semi-opaque. There are some bubbles and has some head with limited lacing.
S. Beautiful floral and hoppy scent.
T. That is sensational. It has a wonderful caramel sweet scent. There is a mild floralness to it mixed with some balanced bitter hops. Has a nice nutty finish to it. That is a perfectly balanced beer.
M. Mild tingle. Refreshing.
D. The balance makes this so easy to drink. Whereas some IPAs are a bit harsh with the hop after a while, this is a perfect combination.

Photo of soughtbygod
3.12/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Poured a beautiful honey/copper hue with a 1-inch cream colored head. Head retention died off after awhile, but the beer still seemed to hold a quarter inch head throughout the entire drinking session. The only true knock on the appearance was the lack of lacing.

S: The initial smell is nice and hoppy, but not in a "knock you over" way. I was kind of anticipating a hop bomb I guess, but instead, got a lot sweet malt character out of the aroma. Some diectyl was detectable as well.

T: Hop sweetness...malt sweetness...basically, a super sweet tasting brew with a nice touch of hop bitterness. A little too sweet, brown sugary in fact for a DIPA.

M: Medium to light body brew that had some oily/creamy like characteristics.

D: Smell and taste wise...the beer is okay, but I detected little alcohol and found this beer quite pleasing to drink.

Overall: Probably one of Tustin's better beers and worth a try if you ever decide to go there. Cheers!

Photo of Aircow86
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served cold and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A vigorous pour produces 1.5 fingers of head that fights a long time to stay atop the beer, great holding power. A clear (almost looks filtered) orange color. Lacing down the glass is thick.

Smell: Strong citrus hop aromas, lots of grapefruit. A little malt detectable in the background, not too much though. Hop aromas are sweet and powerful.

Taste: The hops do not disappoint. I don't know the hop bill but I would suspect some American c-hops are at play here. A soft bready aftertaste from the malt, very nice balance for my liking.

Mouthfeel: More carbonated than average. A nice thickness in the mouthfeel but I wish it had left a thicker hoppy coating in my mouth, disappears quickly.

Overall: This is a delicious beer. Try as I might, I have trouble finding very many faults. Clearly deserves a place in the upper echelon of American IPAs.

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, unsure of bottling date, but it is in 2010. Pours crystal clear orange amber color with a dense 2 finger off white head with amazing retention, that reduces to a lacing cap. Nice lacing on the glass. Aromas of orange, mango, pine, caramel, and a bit of grapefruit. Decent aroma strength, improves as it warms up. Taste of fairly strong grapefruit, orange, and pine; with some caramel in the background. Sweet tastes on the front that lead to a fairly strong bitterness on the finish that lingers for a bit with citrus and pine flavors. Very smooth drinkability for it’s alcohol level. No alcohol noticed other than a very small warming after the finish. Very nice balance of sweetness and bitterness in this as well. Medium carbonation and body. Overall a very good IPA, tasty stuff.

Photo of mdr4669
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

App: Amber, yet clear with well less than a finger of head with diligent and spotty lacing.

Smell: Hops, pine, barley and some wheat.

Taste: Intricate and pleasing well balanced with hops and wheat making for a very nice piney taste.

MF: Very crisp, full bodied and creamy.

OA: Fantastically balanced IPA with great taste and great feel. I like it alot.

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright clear copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades slowly down to a thin layer lacing nicely in the process.

S - Aroma is full of grassy and piney hops smells. There is also a bit of citrus hop in there as well. There is a caramel malt backbone beneath the malts.

T - Starts off with some piney hop flavor and bitterness. There is some citrus and sweet malt in the background. Through the middle, some nice bitterness comes through with a bit more citrus flavor. The finish is a mix of some bitterness and some malt flavor that lingers nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Really smooth and crisp. Slightly dry finish from the bitterness is very nice.

D - Very drinkable. Very nice hop profile with just enough supporting malt flavor to balance. Full of flavor and still very refreshing overall.

Photo of mlazzaro
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with frothy head,l tiny bubbles. Looks like a healthy brew. Smells very nice, very American hop smelling. Citrusy and piney. Strong bitterness. Mild malt character. I thought is was a bit thin in body, and reading now the abv is %7.1 that makes some sense. Very refreshing and sessionable IPA, surprisingly considering the alcohol content.

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The third bottle I sampled from the Great Divide Variety Pack.

Bottle date was 2/14/2011

Enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a deep, yet nearly transparent, copper-reddish color. Nice two finger, foamy head on the initial pour that lasted through several sips. Copious amounts of lacing left on the side of the glass.

S - A classic IPA smell with a nice aroma of citrus and hops.

T - A first class IPA. With the initial sip you're hit with a nice citrusy, almost orange-like taste. A nice piney taste is also present. A great balance between the sweetness of the malts and the bitterness of the hops. A great combination of flavors. The ABV is in the 7% range but it never really tastes likes its that high.

M - A medium consistency. Just the right amount of carbonation. A slight bitterness lingers after each sip.

O - An excellent IPA. This one ranks up there with some of the better IPAs I've had. Dangerously drinkable. I could easily throw back several of these with no problem. Highly recommended.

Cheers!

Photo of whatthehull
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tasted April 30th 2011 (from notes)

Poured into a La Chouffe tulip

A - cloudy red/copper, half finger white head and done lacing

S - very yeasty up front, a bit sour, very pungent hops and malt. Grapefruit, tangerine, grass and a slight pine. Wheat is in your face and sour alcohol. Mostly yeast, fruit and flowers all the way through

T - tangerine, sweet malt, citrus, pine, grapefruit, grass, sweet yeast, alcohol, earth, wheat and a bit sour

M - carbonated, very acidic, medium long finish, silky and well balanced

D - great drinkability, nice hops, nice malt, nice yeast and everything else. A balanced IPA for sure

Final thought - this one is so much better than their double IPA. Great divide is, well, great

Photo of engagechad
3.06/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased as a single from Wine and Beer Westpark in Glen Allen, VA - dfh snifter

Awesome label awesome design. okay beer.

Pours great, golden orange with a perfect slow descending head. Smells of earth, and kind of sinks like body odor. Not my type of IPA. Tastes okay, like in the vein of a two hearted but just not tasty at all and kind of difficult to drink. Boozy for it's content considering that I recently had a 10% Sneaky Pete the other day and I would have considered this one stronger in a taste test.

Not my kind of IPA. Won't be buying this beer again, however I do need to try Yeti!

Photo of WoodBrew
3.28/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sitting at Tulunes bar in Johnstown, PA having some after work malted refreshments and decided to try the Titan IPA from Great Divide. The color/appearance was a cloudy amber that had a lot of settlement in it....I HATE FLOATIES!!!! The nose was great...no surprise....a great floral bouquet which leaned more toward pine than citrus. The taste was not what I was hoping....I think the bottle I had may have been over primed, but I have certainly had better IPAs...and I was really hoping this was going to be good. The mouthfeel was ok, certainly could session. I will try to taste this one again sometime...perhaps I will like it better.

Photo of Jimmys
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: reddish body with a similar red tinted fluffy head. reasonable retention and lacing. moderately sized carbonation bubbles and a clear body.

S: nice bouquet of sweet, buttery malts, pine sap, and grapefruit juice.

T: the hop flavor reflects more pine characteristics than citrus on the palate. yeah, definitely pine. sweetness on the tail end is brief, but appreciated. some alcohol is also evident.

M: medium body with a medium carbonation.

D: a pretty good AIPA showing off the finer points of pine-like hop varietals. not super impressed, but still a good brew.

Photo of UnknownKoger
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Jan 22, 2011. Poured into my Ranger IPA glass

As soon as I open the bottle, I'm greeted with the lovely piney aroma of hops. Smells outstanding. The pour is slightly aggressive and yields a very nice head. Color is standard golden with maybe the slightest hint of red or copper.

The taste is outstanding. The piney hops are nicely balanced by fruity/citrusy hops. All of this is balanced by a sweet malt taste. The mouthfeel is good...medium bodied. Lacing is great!

Overall and drinkability? Outstanding. I would definitely purchase this again.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a nonic glass.

A- Dark golden amber color with two-finger frothy white head and heavy clingy lacing.

S- Piney hops, tropical fruit, and grapefruit citrus notes. The pine comes through the strongest, but pretty nice hop balance.

T- Like it smells, except much more balance among the hop flavors and a solid malt backbone. Assertive hop bitterness, but a nice sweet malt backbone.

M- Nice and creamy with a dry finish and tongue tickling carbonation.

O- A nice hoppy malty IPA that has a creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is a very solid IPA.

Photo of CHADMC3
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich copper body with golden hues and only a faint off white head that quickly dissipates to leave almost no lacing behind.

Abundant hop aromas waft from the glass as expected featuring pine and citrus with a sweet malty backbone that becomes more apparent as the beer warms.

The hops are quite tasty on the palate, again pine and citrus with perhaps a hint of spice and wood, complimented nicely by the sweet malt mid-palate.

Medium in body and carbonation with a very nice hoppy finish that leaves a touch of resinous residue in its path.

Quite a delicious American IPA with tons of authentic character and a delight to the senses.

Photo of Damian
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank on-tap at Plan B Burger Bar, Glastonbury, CT
Served in a pint glass

The crystal clear, amber colored liquid was topped by a tight, sticky, two-finger, sea foam cap. Head retention was outstanding, as it lasted until the beer was nearly finished. A thick spiderweb of clingy lacing stuck all down the sides of the glass.

Hops dominated the aroma, but they were well matched by the sweetness coming from the caramel malts. Candied orange peel notes were apparent. Some grapefruit rind too. Slightly spicy. Tropical fruits were also detectible as the beer warmed.

The flavor profile was crisp and hoppy as well. Perhaps a bit more dry overall than the nose. Grapefruit rind was most noticeable. Some orange zest also came through. The malts were merely strong enough to keep the bitterness from the hops in check. The dry, resonating finish was piney and oily. Surprisingly, for a 7.10% ABV beer, the alcohol presence was quite subdued.

My only gripe with this beer was the mouthfeel. It was rather thin and watery with a mild yet large bubbled effervescence. I expected something a bit "bigger."

Titan IPA is a well-crafted, easy-drinking beer. Be careful with this one. The alcohol can really sneak up on you.

Photo of secondtooth
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful pine-orange complexion. Nice yellow/off-white head. Gorgeous lace.

Aroma is superb - citrus hoppiness dominates.

Bold, slow-burn development in the palate. The malts hit up front, then are washed away with a hops crispness -- I get pine resin and grapefruit. Nice tongue roll into a bitter finish.

Delicious and highly recommendable IPA.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- from the notes
12 ounce bottles.

A - copper like color with small head.
S - not overly strong but there is a little sweet with some hoppy notes.
T - hops to sweet and back to lingering hops.
M - enough carbonation to peel away the hoppy resins.
D - addictive drinkability

Photo of larryi86
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A deep clear copper color with a three finger off-white head.

S- Citrus hop, pine hops, caramel malts.

T- Grapefruit/citrus hops upfront, nice sweet malt backbone that adds a nice balance, earthy and piney hops make for a really nice bitter finish.

M- Medium body, smooth, refreshing.

O- This is a solid IPA and I will definitely pick it up again.

Photo of bum732
3.15/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

S: A strong cat pee aroma, some pine, soft breadiness, some sweetness, some cinnamon as it warms.

L: Clear golden yellow, creamy white head with great retention and lacing.

T: Sweet leafy malt, almost grassy. Medium herbal bitterness leads to some additional sweetness before drying slightly with some spiciness.

M: Medium bodied, medium high carbonation.

As someone who had a cat pee on their couch, i'm very familiar with this aroma. Smelling this beer reminded me of that couch, although not as strong. Luckily it doesn't translate too much to the taste, but not something i want to try again.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,628 ratings.