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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,702 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,702
Reviews: 1,407
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 175
Gots: 411 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 3,702 | Reviews: 1,407
Photo of perrymarcus
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours an orange / medium amber tone while yielding a solid 1" off-white head; good retention and lacing.

nose is citric hop forward with grapefruit, lemon zest, and then some pine. suggestion of a malt backbone is evident.

nose follows the aroma pretty closely. lot of citrus hops with secondary notes of toasted malt and pine. very nice IPA. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a really nice IPA. now 'wow' factor necessarily, but very good. would welcome a revisit.

Photo of gueuzer
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

App- Light amber color with a foamy white head.

Sm- Very resinous hop profile with a little floral splash.

Ta- Hops, hops, hops. This must be dry hopped to the max. Bitter, but alot of the mouthcoating piney taste as well. The sweet caramel malt comes through, but can't quite hang.

Ov- Hop forward IPA. Good if you like that sort of thing.

Photo of JennyJam
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper-brown and a bit cloudy in appearance. I drank this from the tap in a pint class. I think the server was a bit behind because by the time I got it the head was all but gone. Boo :( Has an effervescent, piney smell with a bit of hops mixed in. First taste envelopes the taste buds with a very hoppy, slightly carbonated tingle, really flavorful! The hops linger on the back of the tounge throughout most of the beer, although it did mellow out a little bit as it warmed. The mouthfeel is decent and a little carbonated.

I'm in the process of developing a taste for hoppy beers like IPAs. This one is pretty decent, I will drink it again!

Photo of Jameskorte
4.82/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love this beer. First sip was absolutely incredible. After a couple you start to realize the serious alcohol content.

Big fan of IPAs and this one hit the nail on the head.

Picked this up locally at the Rapid Run Carry Out (Delhi area, Cincinnati).

Definitely recommended.

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

12 oz bottle, dated "bottled on Nov 03, 2010". Yes, an IPA that is 10 months old, but not my fault. I just bought this variety case a week ago, and was burned by Great Divide not putting dating on the outer case.

appears a hazy orange amber color, with 1/2" white head. decent lacing. resiny hop aroma, a bit of tropical fruit. as for the taste, the hops are still in there too. nice malt body underneath, with those piney and cirtus hop flavors are in the finish. medium body and carbonation.

overall, this beer has held up well, living up to the supposed original IPA purpose.

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Pours a very hazy golden color with a slight amber or orange hue, pours with a little over a finger of off white head that lingers for a bit and leaves foamy head all over the glass
S: nice resinous hop scent, gentle citrus notes with a nice underlying sweetness that helps to give balance
T: great taste, nice citrus notes and a great sweetness, not extreme, very drinkable
M: medium carbonation tingle and leaves a very slight dryness on the palate, finishes very smooth
O: a great IPA, highly drinkable, leaves a bit too dry on the palate but is overall wonderful

Photo of DUBinMIA
2.78/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served in a heffe glass from a bottle. amber color with haze and ok head about 1/2 in thick some head.

smell is grainy and very little hop notes... weird for an IPA

taste is piney hops with no real bite... but finishes with a nutty flavor with some malt

medium body with low carbonation

Overall i was kinda disappointed in this one... a great brewery but just not a great IPA.

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.9/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a burnt orangish color with ok carbonation leaving a nice white cap.

S: Flowery notes, caramel.

T: Taste was offputting, with some floral and graprefruit notes and a disturbing syrupy mess.

M: Mouthfeel annoying with a big slick aftertaste of old butterscotch, sweet, caramel.

O: Not one I'd ever go back too

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Bottled 7.7.11, getting old, but should be ok.

A - Pours a hazy dark orange with a small cream colored head that fades pretty fast. Some slight lacing left on the glass.

S - Carmelized malts.

T - Earthy grass hits you up front, then some carmel and maltiness.

D - Average carbonation and body.

O - Different flavor profile than I was expecting, but I kept going back for more.

Photo of AllHatDavidson
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange amber with foamy yellow-white head. Sharp floral, citrus, piny hop scent. Grapefruit. Taste is very hoppy but not too bitter, malt sweetness underlying flavor. Very nice. There isn't much more I can say that hasn't already been said below. Really nice ipa that I can drink whenever I find it.

Photo of abgba121
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a light amber color with a thin tan head and a strong lingering lace

S: good balance of malts and hops, caramel, pine and citrus notes

T: Assertive pine character throughout followed by the caramel malt sweetness on the middle and finishes with a crisp, citrus, pine bitterness

M: thin to medium body and great carbonation levels

O: a great IPA, wonderful hop character and just the right amount of sweetness.

Photo of JWU
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into my trusty mug.

A- deep, slightly hazy goldenrod color, with hints of orange. This one could be the reference standard by which IPA appearance is judged. Thick, white head, could be slightly more head, but that's my only gripe on appearance. Nice sticky lacing down the glass.

S-Citric and slightly piney hops. You can detect the sweetness of
the malts on the smell as well.

T- Big, bitter grapefruit hops up front, but a really nice balancing malt sweetness. The bitterness turns slightly piney, and has a very, very long bitter finish, but not unpleasantly so. This one really gets you on the back and sides of your tongue. The malt bill is complex for an IPA which is why I love this one so much. Biscuity, caramelly, with some notes of black tea if you really search for them. Fantastic.

M- quite slick, and it really parches the mouth, and just says "sip me again".

O- Titan is a fantastic representation of the style. It has that something extra that so many lack. A must-try. It makes me so sad they pulled out of non-metro Pennsylvania, but I'll just have to pick up my Great Divide on trips to Maryland or Virginia. If I could only have one IPA for the rest of my life, it would likely be Titan.

Photo of adamette
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from the 12 oz. bottle that I bought as a single at Save-On in Mentor a few days ago for $1.68 into my gold rimmed Ommegang goblet. “Bottled on April 27 1011” stamped on the lower right side of the label. This is over 4 months old. I am sure it is not the best of circumstances but let’s see what we have here.

A Very light brown, one cm fluffy head over a translucent light orange body in a classic look that provides no surprises. Head retention is good, though with a pleasing lacing on the inside of the glass. 3.5

S Classic hops with some barley malt smells rise up from the still present creamy, fluffy head. The smell is a bit basic too but I like that it does not seem to be an unbalanced, bitter IPA. 3.5

T The hops and the barley malt that I smelled are present in the taste in a relatively good balance. Here again I am taken back by how simply classic the taste is without providing much of anything remarkable to notice. This is a solid tasting basic IPA. 3.0

M Hops bitterness and presence of barley malt taste bolster the feel but the feel, like so many other factors in this beer, is pretty average for the style. 3.0

D/O Drinkability is just fine despite the slightly elevated ABV of 7.1% and overall this remains a solid IPA. I would like to have a more fresh one so more investigation is needed here I think. 3.5

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

12oz bottle into Duvel Green snifter.

A: Pours a dark amber orange with a huge, oily, off-white head that took forever to fade into a greasy film that left sticky sheets of lacing down the glass.
S: Buscuit malts and huge notes of fresh piney hops dominate the nose. I get a pretty good dose of orange peel as well.
T: I get notes of orange zest, pine resin, grass and a touch of grapefruit citrus. Finish is sweet with a touch of caramel.
M: Medium-full body, greasy slcik mouthfeel, and bubbly tingly carbonation.
O: Solid ipa but there are many more available ones that I prefer over this one. I would drink this again though.

Photo of pBRale
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: Deep gold to pale amber in color with a 1/2 inch head and strong retention.

Smell: Citrus (lots of grapefruit, a hint of lemon), piney notes, floral overtones, a multitude of hops--wonderful.

Taste: Tons of hops--immediately bitter with grapefruit, pine, and other hoppy tastes that are balanced pretty well by a nice bready malt backbone. This beer has a nice crisp and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: low-moderate carbonation, light-medium body. The crispness of the finish makes this beer very drinkable despite the hop bitterness. Well done.

Overall: An excellent beer: delicious smell and taste, with good drinkability. If you are a hop-lover, you can't pass up this beer if you get the opportunity.

Photo of Fenris244
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my stone imperial pint glass

pours a clear light amber, 2 finger white head with great retention and lacing, good clarity.

green apple, lemon and grapefruit immediately hit the nose, some pine and some sweet floral notes as well.

lemony, little bits of the green apple, grapefruit comes across strongly

smooth, quite crisp, light in body

Overall, solid ipa, I'd get it again

Photo of paperbackfoster
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Amber pour, light carbonation in the glass. Comes up on a one finger head before reducing to a half, leaving a sticky retention.

S - Pine forest. Aggressive, piney hops with a fresh smell of citrus, High acid hops.

T - A hophead’s dream - you taste it all. Pleasantly bitter on the tongue, this hits with grassy and resinous pine flavors, a body of spice, and a floral, mildly spicy and almost minty finish. All of this is over a base of sharper toffee and bready malts. Tastes so full, but this is very, very drinkable.

M - Comes on thin at first, but actually quite full-bodied. Coats the tongue. Dry finish leaves you yearning for that first sip again.

O - Easily hiding the ABV, this great IPA rides the line between a session IPA and a bigger double IPA. It has all of the characteristics of the latter, but all of the advantages of the former. I frequently keep a sixer of this around my house. A versatile anytime beer.

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

Poured 40 degrees into a Stella stemglass.

Lucid amber orange with a two finger white head, some slight sticky lacing.

Smells of piney undergrowth, candied orange, and some slight brown sugar. Very pleasantly aromatic.

Taste is a smoothly aggressive attack of pine and hop bitters, that finishes very dry, almost herbal or grassy as it fades. The mouthfeel is predominantly effervescent first, with a slight backbone of resinous hops To me, this is really something almost genuinely unique, as if here craftsmanship provides character, rather than adding some popular flavor of the month, or something synthetic.

Overall, it's these qualities give it something to write home about. Even among IPAs, the robust, almost brash bitters of the hops mixed with a finish that remembers where they came from makes this an admirably well-crafted IPA. Maybe pair it with something like an orange glazed pork, or garlic sausage.

94.

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a SA Imperial snifter glass.

Pours a pretty dark orange with a 2 finger head that laces to a thin line of tight fluffy bubbles. Big grapefruit smell on the nose followed by mango and a nice melon or honey dew scent, the malt melds well with the citrus hops evening them out for a damn good smelling IPA. The taste is much the same big citrus sweet malts, a slightly bitter sweet finish. Medium on the mf very sweet, and dry and a nice creaminess to it as it goes down. Overall this is awesome, glad i picked it up, will do again.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly orange copper color with a decent off white head. The smell is hoppy pine and malty. The flavor follows the smell with piney hops and a malty backbone. The mouthfeel is medium With good carbonation. This beer is good overal but is q little to malty for my personal tastes

Photo of jsprain1
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Copper-amber with a thin white head and some lacing.
S- Malty and boozy for a single IPA on the nose. Hoppy with some citrusy and pine notes.
T- Really deep malt notes. Caramel notes really come through as do bread dough. The hops balance it out with citrus being the first and foremost hop key. Really sweet for the style though. A bit too sweet.
M- Light-medium body with carbonation that is just a few shades too low. Some more carbonation might have prevented the sweetness from lingering too much.
O- A good beer but it's a bit too sweet for the style I think. I'd like a bit more hops and make it a IIPA or backing off of th sweetness. A good beer, but not quite the paragon of style I was expecting from this brewery.

Photo of Holland
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a light amber color with a one finger head. Head looks creamy with a few intermixed large bubbles.

S: Earthy, with malts and hops that aren't as beautiful until it warms. I pulled it out of the refrigerator and started immediately, so it was better as the session went on. Then I got to smell the floral and citrus notes.

T: pale and caramel malts, bitter hops, citrus, and earthy flavors. The earthy flavors hit the back of the tongue - it's something like a mixture of dirt and grass, but it works.

M: first thought was that it was creamy for an IPA. The crispness comes just after the first impression, with nice carbonation. Feels soothing on the tongue still. Very nice!

O: beautiful beer. I thought this was a lot bigger than it was. I got it at Ward's Supermarket in Gainesville for $10 for a 6 pack - well worth that price. Very drinkable beer. Maybe more of an Autumn IPA rather than a summer drink.

Photo of tigg924
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1 inch head, yellowish-brown in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: bread, honey, and citrus hops

Taste: pine and citrus hops at the start, followed by caramel malt, and some breadiness at the end

Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation, medium bodied, bitter start with a big bitter spike mid drink, with some sweetness at the end

Overall: An above average but not mind blowing hoppy IPA. I do like the piney hops, but there are better options out there. I will not pick this up again, but worth a try for a hop head.

Photo of eclipse54
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden amber color with about a centimeter of off-white, fluffy head. It takes its time settling down, and leaves a considerable amount of bubbly lacing behind. Smells of bready, biscuity malts, some piney hops, a touch of caramel malt, and faint spice. Taste begins with some spicy, partially bitter hops, moves into some significant bread and grain notes, and finishes with a smooth caramel texture. There is a flashback of the hops on the exhale, and you’re reminded this is indeed an IPA and not an amber or pale ale. Mouth is bitter, but not overbearingly so, and the finish is smooth and a touch dry. Overall, a solid albiet different IPA that I’d be happy to have again.

Photo of bubseymour
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Orange copper color, not clear like most IPA's but instead murky like a Belgian or Wheat. 1 finger head that holds nice retention and nice lacing.

Smell - some cracker scents. Some pine notes as well but very mild. Some lemon as well. I'm not really crazy about the smell, but its ok.

Taste - Very excellent taste for an American IPA. Great flavor, complexity, balance and very mild bitterness. Some piney notes. Surprising this is over 7%ABV its doesn't feel boozy at all.

Mouthfeel - Good.

Overall - A very good American IPA. Well worth checking out. Like others mentioned, its more balanced and malty, not crazy hoppy/bitter. Unless you're taste buds are fried needing the hop fry, this is another good example for newbies to try an American IPA/Pale Ale.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,702 ratings.