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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

3,340 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,340
Reviews: 1,379
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 143
Gots: 218 | 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 Jeffo
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

Got this at Bert's Bierhuis in Utrecht.

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger thicker off-white head with great retention. Orange-red or scarlet red, clear with higher end carbonation. Head eventually fades to a decent film which remains until the end and leaves some great thick lacing down the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Toasted malt, coriander and tyme spices, and some grapefruit. Perhaps some mild melon in there as well. Nice nose.

TASTE: Toasted malt, fruity and spicy as well. Some coriander, tyme and peper as well. Some citrus and melon notes in the background. Finishes with some sweetness, spiciness and bitterness in a nicely balanced combination. Mild and long lasting aftertaste with a slightly alcoholic tint to it. Bold enough but not overpowering. Very enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body, not as creamy as hoped, unfortunately. Goes down smooth and finishes crisp with a touch of dryness on the palate.

OVERALL: Good stuff. Best all round IPA I've had so far. The palate could be a little creamier, but great overall. Drinks away very easily. Recommended.

Jeffo, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of LukeD23
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%

The pour is perfect for this style. Brilliant golden color with a beautiful white cream head. Some lacing.

The aroma is probably the best Ive smelled on an IPA. I love it! A Piney bouqet on the front with a tantalizing hint of citrus and nuts in the backround.

Flavor has a nice sweet start to it with a great spicy citrus hop flavor, that rolls into a malty graininess then leads to the quenchingly bitter finish. So freakin good.

Mouthfeel again is just spot on. Nice body that isnt to heavy pairing well with the dryness of the beer. This helps a ton with the drinkability of this ale.

OVerall, One of the best IPAs Ive had. Great hop aroma great hop flavor and great hop bittterness, but..thats not all this thing has, the malt backbone is so strong and that is what takes it to the next level to me. Love it.

LukeD23, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of JMD
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

A: Riche copper color with pillowy off white head that dissipates slowly, and leaves heavy lacing down the glass. Very nice looking beer.

S: Balanced aroma of bready malt and big citrus hops.

T: Malty upfront, with some sweet carmel, fresh bread and bisquits. Then the hops explode in your mouth with big citrus flavors, ruby red grapefruit, lemon zest and some sweet mandarin oranges. After hearing everyone say how hoppy this beer is, I was expecting an unbalanced hop bomb. And while it's definitley hoppy, it has a nice malt backbone to make this nicely balanced.

M: Full bodied, ample carbonation

D: This is an excellent IPA. Great balance, great hop flavor, I could drink these all night. Another great offering from Great Divide.

JMD, Sep 02, 2009
Photo of bunnyhustle
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured into a snifter. I think this would have been better into a pint glass though as the head was somewhat smaller than expected. Very slightly hazy, creamy head with good retention and great lacing. Smell was a good balance of grapefruit and piney hops, a little more on the citrusy side. Taste was great. A very citric, slightly sweet taste at first followed by a good bitter piney hops pucker. Mouthfeel was a little thinner and dryer than I like but good. Slightly oily. Overall a great beer and easy drinker. Best a little warmer than normal, would easily drink more if I could get any in Vegas!

bunnyhustle, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of washburnkid
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%

Three creamy and delicious looking fingers of ivory head over a semitransparent amber. A cap of head retains and there's a good amount of lacing on the pint glass. Pine and citrus hops throughout this aroma. Lots of perfume on the nose. As expected from the aroma, I get big piney hops right away. Also up front are those delicious florals and citrus, with the latter seeming more like grapefruit than anything else. There's a caramel malt sweetness, but this brew is pretty fresh and has a hop profile to prove it. Good balance, though. A crisp, medium body sends this brew smoothly down. This is a damn good IPA, and I can't wait to bust into the rest of my 6er.

washburnkid, Aug 30, 2009
Photo of hosehead83
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into an English "pot" pint glass
Copper colored with a big , long-lasting foamy head
Aroma-Big hit of juicy, piney hops and citrus
Taste-Full-on hops up front with juicy citrus notes, followed by a bit of a malty middle that gives way to a bittering big hop finish.
Overall, very tasty and well-balanced. Certainly worth a try!!

hosehead83, Aug 28, 2009
Photo of BillyBroas
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Appearance - Darker copper-orange color. Clear with a huge foamy head although I did pour it quite fast.

Aroma - Instantly I noticed a pleasant hop smell that really stood out. Must have been the citrus in the hops. A bit piney too.

Taste - I was happy to see that it tasted much like it smelled. The piney/citrus hop flavor stuck there the entire time. It was nice to have real hop flavor along with the bitterness. There was enough of a malt backbone to balance it out some.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and carbonated.

The kind of stand-out IPA that I like. Not overwhelmingly bitter and a distinguishable taste. The kind that I would recognize without seeing the label.

BillyBroas, Aug 27, 2009
Photo of Genghis22
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Bottled May 1, 2009 - Received in a trade, thanks again Stephen!

A - Pours a clear golden honey color. Nice white head that fades quickly.

S - Sweet smells of ripe citrus and malts. Slight touches of pine and floral hop aromas.

T - Wow! First taste is a bit sweet, very citrusy. Then it become very bitter, nice piney flavor comes through. The aftertaste is full of rich biscuity malty goodness. Very well balanced.

M - Awesome. Nice full bodied, a bit chewy, but not syrupy. Moderate carbonation. Almost feels like a DIPA, but not quite there, very nice for a standard IPA.

D - Oh hell yeah! This is a delicious beer! I could drink a bunch of these, too bad they don't distribute to CA. Very nice IPA. The alcohol is not detectable in the taste, and at 7%, not quite a session, but not a "one and done" either.

Genghis22, Aug 25, 2009
Photo of SLeffler27
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Four fingers of lemon yellow sea-foam rests above a clear to slightly hazy rich amber ale. That head leaves ample lacing as it gradually recedes to form a large homogenous pillow. Oh, and the label has great retro graphics too.

This is one hoppy nose. Grapefruit and pine dominate, but one can still distinguish grain in the background, with a quick pop of malt. Oh, ad as it warms, pineapple puts in a showing..

The hop bitterness is as strong as anticipated, as the hops seem to be more focused on bitterness than flavor. Still, my pint glass is happy to host this delicious brew, worthy of the Elder Gods. Some acidity is present, with pronounced caramel. The finish is long bitter, and an homage to grapefruit. While less complex than I had imagined, Titan IPA is elegant in its simplicity.

Almost viscous, this is a smooth, bone dry temptation, with some metallic notes. The alcohol is moderate, as is the carbonation .

For those who appreciate a beer with a strong influence of hops, this will be easy to drink. Lift this one alongside a pool, or with all things cheesy.

SLeffler27, Aug 23, 2009
Photo of ProfessorCJ
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured from a 12 oz glass into a chilled pint glass. Purchased at Fresh Market

A-Clear golden orange ale with a finger of short lived white foam. A little lacing later.

S-Hoppy but not overwhelmingly so. A little yeast or bread.

T-Good straight forward IPA taste. Hops up front with citrus peel after taste. No alcohol taste even thought it is 6.8% ABV.

M-Good after taste of bitter in the back of the throat. But it is a little thin up front.

D-Yes! Very Drinkable, not filling. I'm about to open a second one.

ProfessorCJ, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of sgoodship
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

Bottles on date Jul 17, 2009

A: Dull orangy amber. Slight haze. Lovwely creamy soft off-white finger head. Some nice fine lacing.

S: Breadiness and caramel trump the pine hops.

T: This is a simple pleasure. Really tasty bready and caramel malt. Some citrus but mostly pine hop in the finish and aftertaste. Really pleasing.

M: Full side of medium bodied. The malt really adds to the fullness with one hell of a backbone. Plenty of fine carb that is fairly gentle on the palate.

D: I love a very aggressive IPA. I tend to prefer the hop forward versions but this beer reminded me that I love malt. It's definately a hoppy beer but it doesn't seem that way because the malt is so predominant. It's one of those beers that you can throw back - very drinkable. Really nicely done and well balanced. As much as I enjoyed it, I would love to try a more hop forward version.

sgoodship, Aug 19, 2009
Photo of atremains
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%

Pours a dark golden color with a 1 finger foamy white head and a good amount of carbonated bubbles flying around in there. Smell is grains up front, detecting some fruits in there, possibly melons, and some spice. Taste is sweet malts and hops to a very nice balance with some of that grainy flavor peaking through. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry finish, not too much carbonation. Solid IPA. I could easily drink a few more of these.

atremains, Aug 11, 2009
Photo of OzarkElmo
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%

From Bottle August 8,2009. Pours hazy amber/orange with powerful aroma of citrus, pine. A bit more dry and bitter than most of the IPAs I've had this past year, but there is definitely a great malt presence throughout, more than the average IPA out there. to me this makes is a more well-balanced brew, and a very good one at that. Overall quite enjoyable in a warm summer evening on Kentucky Lake - Cheers

OzarkElmo, Aug 10, 2009
Photo of Seru1
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%

Poured in a pint glass from a brewmaster mix pack.

Appearance- Two Fingers of off white foam on a clear amber orange beer with decent carbonation.

Nose- Bright Citrusy notes of Lemon and mango with hints of melon make this a very fresh smelling beer. I think I detect rosemary and coriander in the herbal aromas.

Taste- Big hoppy slightly honeyed citrus and pepper spice end with a slightly mellow sweet malt. Very refreshing and complex.

Mouthfeel- The spice lingers for a long time afterwards and the flavor fills up your mouth.

Drinkability- I'd be okay with 2 maybe 3 at most at a time.

Seru1, Aug 05, 2009
Photo of johannasclimacus
4.65/5  rDev +14%

Pours a nice orange color with two fingers of fluffy head. As I was drinking, the beer left a few nice rings of lacing down the glass.

The smell is a nice blend of pine, citrus, and hops. These flavors really come through on the palate with the first sip, but the beer is not very bitter. It has a pretty strong malt backbone than holds it all together. The finish is pretty dry, leaving you yearning for the next sip. I picked up some orange rind at the end as well.

This is very drinkable and an exceptional example of the style. This might be my favorite IPA yet. I will get more and make this a go-to IPA.

johannasclimacus, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of MisterClean
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

Oregon brewer's dinner.

A - Poured orange with a 2-fingered white head. Dissipated moderately fast leaving nice lacing.

S/T - Grape fruit and citrus, with bits of honey.

M - Moderate bodied and hop dominated, which finished dry. Good.

D - Good overall, very sessionable. However, it does not necessarily distinguish itself from other IPAs.

MisterClean, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of jeffthecheff
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%

Pours light amber into a dimpled mug with a tiny head.

Aroma is filled with the stench of pure hop. Oily pine and citrus aromas stick to your nose, and you can smell it on its way up to your mouth. Once again, this is the hop fix my nose was looking for after a few DIPA's that were very bitter without a good hop aroma.

Flavor is all around big, with a nice big malt presence and of course, a very nice hop bitterness and flavor. Hops taste citric, and it really blends in well as a layer of the bitterness.

Easy drinking, big IPA that packs a big flavor without being too sticky sweet, but not too dry either. I would have another. Very good.

jeffthecheff, Aug 02, 2009
Photo of BierFan
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on May 1st 2009. ABV of 7.1%.

Appearance: Two fingers of light tan head. Beautiful clear orange/copper colored body. Spots of lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic. Grapefruit and orange. The smell is really big and out of this world.

Taste: The taste is fruity like the smell. Has a little bit of pine flavor that sets in near the finish.

BierFan, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of ksullnh
4/5  rDev -2%

Bottled 4/7/09, tasted 7/26/09. Picked up at La Bodega, Anchorage, AK.

A: Clear, brassy/honey color, off-white head, lots of lacing after a slightly aggressive pour.

S: A fair amount of pine hoppiness gives way to a little bit of fruity sweetness. Not a hoppy/citrusy fruit, but a 'maybe the hops are starting to fade' kind of fruitiness. Almost like an overripe orange - not bad, but makes me wonder if it's too late.

T/M: Pine up front, fades into a nice grassiness, and I'm left with a bit of what I characterize as that old hop fruitiness. Nice bitter finish, dry but not too astringent, that makes me want another sip. Good malt character and creamy carbonation. Very smooth for 7.1% (per the bottle).

This is a great beer; I'd love to try a fresher one.

On a side note, I like the label. Picked this one up as a single in a mixed sixpack, and got lots of info right on the bottle in a simple, clear font. (Bottled on date, description, awards, pairing suggestions(!), brewery address, slogan, logos, ABV, oz./mL, standard warnings, all without being too cluttered.)

ksullnh, Jul 27, 2009
Photo of rapidsequence
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12 oz bottle says Apr 7, 09 on it, so maybe pushing the freshness...

Appearance: Clear orange, nice white head, leaves sticky lacing.

Smell: Wow. Super fruity and sweet. Strong citrus hops. Orange, pineapple and apricots. A little pine and grass, but mostly fruit.

Taste: Sweet maltiness with a nice bitter hops bite. This really leans to the malty side and that sweet fruity smell comes through in the taste. Like candied fruit. This will probably be too much for a pure hops lover, but I think its great. It does finish with nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thickish, almost creamy and a little oily. Kind of syrupy.

Drinkability: I'm going through this one fast. Its really a nice IPA. A little something different, but good. Its not unlike a barleywine, but with lower abv. Maybe its a little more bitter and hoppy when its really fresh, but I liked this one the way it is.

rapidsequence, Jul 16, 2009
Photo of bbothen
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

12 oz bottle poured into standard pint glass.

Pours out a clear and light honey color with a thick and frothy 2 finger deep white head.

Smells of pine, earthy, grassy, florery hops with a nice sugary sweetness coming through.

Spicey piney hop bitterness, honey like sweetness, some citrus hoppiness but more subdued, spiciness, seems nicely balanced.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, kinda oily, crisp.

Highly drinkable IPA. Quality choice in the style.

bbothen, Jul 09, 2009
Photo of nicholasdes
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%

Titan is cloudy golden brown with a thin white head with moderate lacing. Surprisingly, the nose does not have strong hop aroma, very malty and sweet with hints of citrus. It has a mellow sweet malt taste up front, followed by smooth light hop flavors, the tang of alcohol and a lightly bitter aftertaste. Its very full in your mouth with a clean finish. It is too sweet and not as spicy as I like my IPA's but drinkable.

nicholasdes, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of Docer
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

12oz. single bottle purchase... just to try...

- Nice caramel, copper color... rather clear... frothy head all over... very good lacing and appearance..

- Smell is a very sweet one... major malted grain, caramel malt.. sweet brown sugary bread... cinnamon roll... lol.. little bit of floral and pine hop notes...

- Sweet malt bomb.. could easily sit longer for a double.. and could use some more dry-hopping... just not enough of a hop profile.. but more so a sweet caramel, honey.. sugar beer.

- Slightly chewy but overall good... little dry..

- Very drinkable except for how sweet it is... I am sure most people could get sick after about a growler of this just because of how sweet it is... not very well balanced overall..

Docer, Jul 02, 2009
Photo of magictrokini
4/5  rDev -2%

Pours clear gold with a short-lived white head and moderate, sticky lacing. Fresh pine and citrus aroma. Citrus is more lemon/orange zest bitterness than a sweeter grapefruit. Herbal hop profile. Smooth, carbonated mouthfeel without a syrupy finish. Spicy, citrus hop taste tempered slightly with the malt. Crisp, and not sweet. Drinks more like a fresh-hop IPA than I expected. Refreshing and very nice.

magictrokini, Jun 26, 2009
Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.08/5  rDev 0%

A- Looks great to me... Deep rich amber color--like a dark oak color-- that reminds me of a less red Alpha King. Big pillowy white head with great retention/lacing.

S- Big hops here. Nice citrus hops with some piney notes thrown in. Caramel malt lingers in the background.

T- Slightly bitter, nice kick of grapefruit, some grassy notes thrown in in the background, finishes with a nice malty kick. Caramel malt with some bread in there too.

M- Smooth and coating. Less dry than most IPAs I've had, a bit sticky, bordering on syrupy.

D- Great drinkability... not too bitter, not too high ABV, just an enjoyable drink. I could see a great session with these.

LordAdmNelson, Jun 26, 2009
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,340 ratings.