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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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Ratings: 3,628
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 161
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 nukem5
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I usually find hoppy beers are better for me in the summer time and more malty in the winter styles.

I have had this on tap and find it so much better than in a bottle.

A: Great copper pour with nice tan cap of rocky foam peaks of three fingers which lasts awhile and settles to form some weblike lacing down glass.Slightly cloudy could be chill haze or just sediment eiter way it looks delicious.

S: Smells out of this world hoppy and of a floral with notes of citrus and some zesty spices.

T: Grapefruity and citrus come first which i thought a bit odd as the aromas were opposite, and then some floral zests.

M: Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D: Very drinkable would be very refreshing after a long day of work in the summertime as its winter, was still refreshing just think it would be better in the hot sun.

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

I am a big fan of IPA's, and look for a bold aroma, nice head, lots of hop flavor all in a brew that goes down smoothly. The Titan IPA sets a standard to measure a good IPA by. The Titan presents a fine aroma, and an acceptable head. It's that nice consistent hop flavor finished off by a subtle malt sweetness that takes this IPA to the head of the class. Judging by how often my wife steals a sip from my glass when I have a Titan IPA at hand, this brew is a winner.

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

Appearance: Slightly hazy apple juice color with one-finger off-white head.

Smell: A sweet orange, fruity pebble smell, grapefruit and pine.

Taste: Solid piny presence with grapefruit flavors with a bit of lemon. Extremely faint hint of orange that strengthens as time from the drink wears on.

Mouthfeel: Nice and frothy, a bit chewy, with some light oli after feel.

Drinkability: I could drink this all day. But the pinyness could slow some.

Photo of Sneers
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Opened about 2 months after bottling.

Pours orange-amber capped with a nice white head. Very hazy, as I can just barely make out my fingers on the far side of my tulip. It's leaving quite a bit of lacing on the glass.

This beer smells pretty good, but it's not intensely aromatic. Grapefruit is dominant, but some pine comes through as well. There's just a hint of caramel sweetness as well, but this becomes more present as the beer warms.

The citric hops hit the palate first before slightly yielding to their own bitterness. A mildly sweet citric flavor, like that of ripe pineapple comes to the tip of the tongue, and actually feels slightly acidic. The finish is dry and bitter, and lingers well onto the next sip.

The mouthfeel is medium and pretty smooth, but some agitation in the mouth releases carbonation that begins to feel like small bits of gelatin dispersed throughout.

This is a very nice IPA that keeps it's head on straight, so to speak. Very well-balanced and very easy to drink.

Photo of 3rdRowTailgater
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an American pint glass. It pours a nice hazy orange color with a nice big head that leaves lacing on the glass.

Big citrusy and piney hop aromas hit the nose immediately. I cannot wait to drink this beer.

You taste all those citrus and piney flavors up front but its balanced nicely with a sweet malty backbone. Truly great balance in this brew. Kudos to Great Divide.

It coats the mouth nicely and the taste lingers just as long as I would like. I could drink these all night and be happy. GREAT beer!

Photo of WhiteOak
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Copper/orange color with a big white head.

S- Crushed Concolor Fir buds and citrus oils, with some caramel back there too.

T- Sweet malt and big oily hops. A very bright and fresh zing. Faint touch of a metallic note.

M, D- medium bodied, good CO2 level, a bit of stickiness. Quite bitter, and the malt was just barely up to the game. Dry-ish finish.

Photo of HopHead84
1.89/5  rDev -53.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

01/17/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Dark golden orange with a one finger white head and some scattered lacing.

S: Pretty bland. I get a lot of caramel with a borderline cloying sweetness. There's a little orange. Blah.

T: Bready malt with strong metallic notes and muted citrus. Incredibly bland and the malt profile reminds me of cardboard and old bread with some booze.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, slick and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: This is bad. 

Photo of crafbrewwhore
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow, one of the better IPA's I've had in a while!

Had a very nice orange-coppery color, with a nice off white creamy head.

Fruity overtones most definately hide the bitterness of an IPA, but does not completely mask it. Making for a very hormonious taste on the palate.

Again the taste components also mask the alcohol taste, also not too much carbonation, which was nice.

Most definately scary, because its so smooothe and delicious you could most definately kill a sixer rather quickly.

Way to go Great Divide, you have most definately made me a believer, looking forward to trying out the rest of your brews as I can find them in NJ. Also very cool labeling and the food pairing on the side of the bottle absolutely comes in handy!

Photo of goblue3509
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear orange color with a two finger stark white head which resedes slowly and gives way to nice lacing. The aroma is of earthy and piney hops along with a hint of citrus. The taste is much of the same, a big up front pine and earth hop characteristic followed up by a nice slight citrus taste. The malt is hidden. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall for the abv it is an easy drink, it isn't bitter for the sake of bitter, but bitter due to the hop flavor. The hop taste is nice enough to keep you wanting more.

Photo of BigB415
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orange color so I can see my hand that is holding the glass through the beer. High lacing with high retention. IPA's aren't my favorite style of beer but I do like to enjoy one from time to time so I was pretty excited to have this. First sip I noticed some citrus notes which was nice and then I notice the hops but it's not a hop bomb. Very smooth and very balanced. This may be the first IPA that I actually dreaded finishing or looked at the bottom of my empty Bear Republic pint glass and said damn it! if only it were more readily available to me in my area.

Photo of slackerlack
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Has a clear orange tint to it. Had a good head that did not dissipate for a while.

S - Smells like cascade hops and oranges

T - I tasted hops, oranges, ginger, spices, and a smoky flavor.

D - It went down smooth, not too bitter, perfect mix of flavor and bitterness.

This is one of the best IPA's I have had so far. I could not taste the alcohol at all due to all of the flavors.

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

A- Pours a deep, cloudy russet hue with a big, foamy, tan head.

S- Dark fruit, pine resin

T- Deep roasted malt notes, robust fruitiness followed by sustained piney hopiness.

M- Medium to thick with ample carbonation.

D- This is a very drinkable IPA. More robust and malty than I am used to for the style but a nice sipper.

Photo of 9InchNails
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light copper body. Off white head. Sporadic bubblage.

Very nice smell of piney and citrus hops. Also a decent sweet malt background.

Nice taste. Malt and the hops coming together nicely. Some bitterness, then I notice a honey lemon flavor. Definitely a sweet fruit mixing with some sour grapes and bitterness.

Light body. Slight carbonation biting the tongue. No alcohol burn at all. Leaves the mouth feeling a little dry and tart.

Drink ability is quite high for a decent amount of ABV. Very easy drinking. I had to make sure I didn't finish the whole thing before I was reviewing the body.

Photo of pioppo
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Light amber with a fine persistente white foam.

S - Herbaceous by hop come out with tropical fruit (pineapple). Also citrus and malty smells. In the end comes the ethylic.

T - In mouth come first malt, then bitterness, and last resinous by hop for an equilibrated and fine taste!!

M - I'ts important to note that at the noise it's more intense than persistente but in the mouth it's the opposit..

D - Very drinkable beer. I'd like it!!

Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden copper color with a solid cover of bubbly lacing.

Aroma is like a pine tree shaped air freshener but edible and delicious. A minimal amount of fruity tang. Some sticky burnt caramel.

Malty sweet caramel is upfront. Sticky pine resin with a mild bite. Finishes with some citrus and a pine dryness. Very bitter resin tail.

Medium body with a pronounced finished. One is very satisfying.

Photo of CreamyBeer101
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An impeccable brew that goes beyond IPA greatness. Full Bodied, hoppy brew that has a sweet initial taste of citrus, pine, and a slight flavor of grapefruit taste. Extremely drinkable and worth every sip in regards to value. This is my 1st time purchasing a case and third time drinking out of a bottle and I rank this in my top 5 of American IPA's due to it's unbelievable attention to quality, crispness, and flavor that ranks up with Victory Hop Devil and Bell's Two Hearted Ale. Really interested in the Hercules Double IPA and wish I could have the opportunity to try it on tap.

Photo of BB1313
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. This beer never lets me down. Pours a transparent golden w/ white fluffy head and decent lacing. Very floral! This IPA is loaded w/ citrus and pine; pretty hoppy. I'm picking up alot of pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. It's pretty bitter, but there's a sweetness that lingers. Well carbonated, rich and smooth. Very tasty, making for great drinkability.

This is definitely one of the better IPAs out there! Great Divide really nailed this one. Any hophead should be all over this one! Recommended.

Photo of wolfinthemirror
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a really nice golden orange color, mostly transparent with a slight chill haze. a big inch worth of foamy cream colored head results and sticks around, leaves behind quite a bit of lacing.

Big hop aromas of grapefruit and other citrus. Very musty, dank smell. I can't detect any other scents that penetrate the floral hop boquet.

The taste starts out immediately with lush notes of grapefruit balanced by slightly sweet toasted caramel malts. Very smooth. More fruity hop flavors than bitterness or malt.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. A little bit of lingering bitterness.

Highly drinkable beer despite the 7% abv. vanishes quickly after it hits the glass, i'm left wanting more and more as i drink.
I prefer Titan on tap more so than in the bottle, but i'm craving hops, and this beer really hit the spot for me. This is a beer I return to quite often.

Photo of DovaliHops
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: Nov. 3rd, 2010. Pours an almost-clear golden orange color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is lovely with strong grapefruit aromas and sweet candy and even a bit of green apple. Hops are present in the aroma, but more sweet than hoppy. Taste is initially hoppy with great caramel flavors followed by grapefruit and citrus notes. Delicious beer! It end with some piney notes and hob bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat chewy, but crisp at the same time. Drinkability is high. I'm loving that Cali gets Great Divide now!

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Titan pours a hazy golden copper color with a tight, creamy, white head. Some big bubbles remain, but most of the head fades after a few minutes. Spotty lace forms webs on the glass.

Smell: Great aroma here - candied juicy grapefruit leads the sweet and hoppy charge. Pineapple and some other tropical fruits are present as well. A bit of caramel.

Taste: The flavor starts out sweet, with a touch of citrus. The juicy citrus grows, gaining hoppy momentum until some tropical fruits become involved as well. A light touch of alcohol sneaks in intermittently with the other flavors. Finishes mostly sweet, with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very juicy, with lots of hop oil on the tongue. There is a good amount of carbonation here, but it drinks creamier more than anything. A fuller than medium body.

Drinkability: I love IPA's, and I particularly like the subset of juicy tropical / citrusy IPA's, so this is right in my wheelhouse. This will be added to my regular IPA rotation.

Photo of eriknelson65
4.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review, so it will be pretty simple.

I served it at home in a ceramic mug, so I wasn't really able to judge appearance. My first impression is that this is a good IPA for those that generally like the style. It's not as overwhelmingly bitter as most, so it's very drinkable.

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

Lively bubbles rise up to a dense, puffy white head. The beer is a dark shade of orange with maybe a hint of brown. Crystal clear, no haze. Was this beer dry hopped? We'll see...

The cap of foam that sits on top of my pint is so dense and frothy it obscures the hop aroma, only to be revealed when I swirl the glass. When I do, pine tree-like aromas escape. Assertive enough to be dry hopped. Most IPAs exhibit a floral character but not this one. Imagine the smell of a (non-fake) Christmas tree.

The taste is medium-sweet maltiness backed up by a solid backbone of hop flavor from start to finish. In fact it's amazing how both the malt and hops are able to compliment each other in this beer. Because it's an IPA the hops win, of course. But it's nice to see that the malt doesn't wimp out.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a golden amber with a lighter head with lacing and a bunch of bubbles. Not overly exciting in the looks department but...skin deep.

S-Kinda musty I guess. Like the previous review states. Definately an odd funky note to it. If it coincides with great flavor I will appreciate the different aroma but if not...

T-Nevermind, this beer is quite delicious. I was apprehensious at first with the nose, but after tasting this beer I am quite impressed. The beer smells like its from the earth. It tastes like liquid hops. Much better than I anticipated. It tastes hemp-like. Quite delicious.

M-Chewy. Sticky and good. Medium body. Carbonation completements the beer perfectly.

D-Ah Yes. Quite drinkable.

Very glad I tried this beer. Awesome. I wish it wasn't $13 a sixer. This would quickly become a fridge veteran.

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

A- a dark honey colored brew with nice head and spider-man lace (ha)
S- hoppy w citrus notes. piney is a good way to describe it.
T- solid hit of nicely rich malts flavor followed by a perfectly balanced hit of bitter hops.
MF- full mouthfeel with citrus, malt, and bitter hops.
D- very drinkable, especially if you love hops. great finish that coats the palatte and begs for another drink.

Overall, i like this brew, it is a solid IPA that is well balanced. Great Divide brewery (and colorado breweries generally) have made a great brew that keeps ya coming back. this even has a nice abv level of above 7% but you would never know it by taste, but you will after youve finished one. highly recommend this IPA

Photo of JayS2629
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark copper with creamy thick head that dissipates quickly. Nic creamy rings of lace.

S- Faint hops. Bready, biscuit, earthy must. Grapefruits and pine. Caramel in background.

T- Sweet for an IPA. Sweet malty biscuit flavor, hints of pine and earthy tones. Notes of bitter grapefruit. Musty.

M- Medium body with slightly creamy feel. Nice hop bite in the middle. Slightly syrupy thick. Dry finish.

D- Nice balance, earthy pine hops and dry finish.

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