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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

3,193 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,193
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 131
Gots: 171 | 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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pvsob

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Light amber color (hazy), with a one finger head (off-white) that hangs around for the whole experience. Leaves great lacing.

S- Pine, sweet fruit, citrus, and some butter.

T- A nice mixture of piney hop and malt in the beginning. Towards the end there is a sweet citrus flavor, but this is quickly engulfed by a long, bitter finish.

M- Medium (coats your tongue nicely) feel with steady carbonation.

D- A hoppy, but balanced AIPA that I'll be drinking a lot of in the foreseeable future. This was my first offering from Great Divide and if this is a prelude of what's to come. Bring it on! Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2008 22:14:47 | More by pvsob
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Antilochus

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Given to me by my boss. Best before 10/2008. 6.80% abv, 355mL bottle. Fridge temp into a stein.

Fantastic orange body under some white suds.

Orange rind nose. This is serious stuff. Some subtly sweet vanilla cake mix maltiness. Caramel. Mango. The smallest hint of pine just to get hop lovers started.

Palate is superbly well balanced. Malt presence is sweet and fruity - hops kick with some astringency, citrus. Good presence with mouth-filling carbonation and smoothness. Finish stings with hop bitterness, with some caramel malt opening up as it progresses. Finishes sweetish.

Great stuff. Makes me woozy.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2008 21:02:46 | More by Antilochus
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

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

12-ounce longneck poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a clear copper body capped with a fluffy pillow of foam three fingers deep that briefly stands in a little tower above the rim of the glass, retains at a thick puck and leaves sticky webs of lacing.

Smell is hoppy! Piney, spicy, grassy, hops and a thickly-sweet molasses-and-caramel malty nose.

Taste is wonderfully caramelly with citrusy hops and a potent bitter finish. A note of piney grapefruit lingers in the aftertaste. No sharp flavors, just nice mellow harmony with a burly hop finish.

Good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2008 01:18:16 | More by cvstrickland
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perfectkaos

Pennsylvania

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

pours a copper orange color with a quarter inch head that quickly dissipates to nothing. lots of stuff floating round in this one lacing the whole way down the glass

aroma of piney hops.

super crisp tasting with a load of hops right in the front. lingering after for quite a while too.. almost too long.

wow. two great aipas in a row. i had heard a lot about the hercules, but have yet to try it, when i saw this one in the mix a six case i had to give it a go... and im certainly not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 01:30:31 | More by perfectkaos
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Rzzzzz

California

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

Quite good. Thanks to Kwakwhore for this one. Poured into a pint glass, copper in color with a small but lasting creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma of piney hops & grapefruit with the malt relegated to the background.

Lots going on here flavor-wise: spicy citruis floral hop up front, mingling nicely with a sweet malt follow and bitter hops finish. Nice, smooth mouthfeel and solid drinkability makes this one very enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 16:46:06 | More by Rzzzzz
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largadeer

California

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

Appearance: Surprisingly dark amber with a good haze to it. Head retention is excellent, leaving plenty of lace as the glass empties.

Smell: The nose is all pine and fresh flowers, and what a nose it is. Tons of hop aroma with essentially no malt presence to muddle things up.

Taste/mouthfeel: Even parts semi-sweet crystal malts and floral, slightly herbal hops. The malt flavor is quickly taken out of the mix as hops begin to take over the palate, though they're never aggressively bitter. The floral character continues on through the finish, meeting a mild resiny bitterness that's surprisingly clean overall. The mouthfeel is fairly light and dry, though it almost reminds me of an amber.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2008 03:56:37 | More by largadeer
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albern

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice IPA and well worth seeking out. The beer pours a nice golden amber with plenty of slightly off white creamy head and lots of lacing. The retention is quite good. The aroma is pine notes, oily hop esters, some malts in the background, and some grapefruit like florals too. The taste is wonderful. There is lots of tangy grapefruit, oily hop esters, leafy hop notes as well, and plenty of bready and biscuity malts in the background. There is a definite puckerishness, tanginess, and slight hop bitterness to the beer that is very compelling and it balances superbly with the bready malts. This is a very well balanced, medium bodied, interesting, not overly complex beer that is worth returning to again and again. The mouthfeel is very creamy and the aftertaste is quite mild. I also appreciate the proportionate ABV. L'Chaim.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2008 22:14:43 | More by albern
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warmdog

Australia

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

Easily up there with one of the better american IPA's going around, and great it's available in London! Cos there is a sad shortage of beers like this out here! Don't really need to say much more, simply put, a wonderful modern IPA. Hopefully i'll brew a similar IPA one day ;-)

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2008 18:24:48 | More by warmdog
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ABHatter

Rhode Island

3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into DFH tumbler. Bottle is dated Bottled 3rd week of Feb. (Hopefully 08) Quite a bit of floaties in this beer.

A- Appearance is very good. No much lacing with a fair amount of floaties still visible in the middle of the pint.

S-Smell is quite impressive typical pine & citrus with a toasty malty sweetness. I picked up a little bit of vinegar when first poured but that has gone away.

T- Sweet up front then a little bit of hops followed by a little more sweetness. Very well balanced the bitterness is very well hidden due to the degree of maltiness.

M- is good but not outstanding. Carbonation seems to be very good.

D- drinkibility is OK Although there are a number of IPA's that I find a little more easier to drink.

Overall good beer that is very well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 01:08:55 | More by ABHatter
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jkrich

Indiana

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

12 oz. bottle with label that states brewed third week of February (2008, I hope).

Poured a very deep golden to light bronze with a slight haze; a fluffy head that slowly receded to about an 1/8 inch white head. The head left plenty of lacing on the glass.

Fruity, citrusy aromas are prevalent.

A blast of hoppy bitterness attacks the palatte leaving a pleasant, grassy bitterness on the tongue with a faint malty sweetness. As the ale warms the ale balances nicely between the bitter hop flavor and the sweet malt.

This was a medium bodied ale with restrained carbonation.

With an ABV of 6.8 percent, this may not be the ideal session ale, but it is a smooth drinking one.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 02:10:59 | More by jkrich
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righlander

Florida

5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pours a deep gold with a 2 finger foamy laced up head.

S- very piney hopped with slight malty background. some citrus.

T- my first sip reminds me of D.F.H. 60 min IPA, yet better...not as much citrus notes. very piney, grassy hop bitter.

M- nicely carbonated creamy feel to it.

D- best AIPA in my book. At 6.8% i drink em slow

Notes: this beer is awesome, I always go back to it. It's my favorite IPA. Great Divide clearly knows what's going on. If you like this...TRY THE HERCULES DOUBLE IPA!!! It's the bomb too

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 02:47:12 | More by righlander
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daythree16

Tennessee

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

Poured into a pint glass. Golden amber in color in color with a smooth and creamy one finger head that fades a little, but some of it stays the whole way down. There is also a little yeast floating in the glass.

The first thing I notice right away is the citrus. It smells very strongly of grapefruit. The taste is citrus at first, with a slight malty sweetness, and that great hop bite at the end.

The mouthfeel is very oily and creamy. Almost reminds me of milk. Overall, this is a great IPA, and I would definitely have another.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 04:06:14 | More by daythree16
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Clembo1957

United Kingdom (England)

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into an Imperial Half pint glass.

The Pour - a nice easy pour, no problems with an head

Look - A good clear amber colour, it looks good...

Smell - Hoppy (i'm not complaining!)

Taste - ...and it tastes great, very hoppy with a hint of malts. This beer looks good and tastes good. At 6.8% it's not exactly a session beer but the beer goes down very smoothly and leaves you wanting another.

Feel - Worth savouring

Drinkability - Very drinkable, a classic beer, if this was on tap in my local i'd make it a habit

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 19:14:30 | More by Clembo1957
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haz77

Australia

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

A - Pours a gold-hued burnt orange with a couple of fingers of frothy, tight white foam. This drops a little, but is easily refreshed.

S - Pine, apricot, cut grass, green apple, little bit of honey.

T - Taste of pine fades in, with citrus making an appearance, before fading back again and letting the pine take over. Finish is refreshingly bitter, but has a sweet fruity element too lingering in the aftertaste

M - Medium body and carbonation, which is perfect for this brew. Very smooth and nicely drying at the end.

D - Very easy sipper. Glass was empty quickly.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2008 19:06:19 | More by haz77
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rye726

Colorado

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

This is another fine IPA from Colorado. Right up there with Avery and Odells in my book. Amber color with a nice thick light tan head. The nose has fresh pine and citrus hops with a rich malt base. The flavor profile has nice bitter hops all the way through with a lingering bready malt structure. A full body passes well over the palate.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 23:58:03 | More by rye726
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, amber brown with orange tinges. Bone-white fluffy head. Leaves some nice lacing.

Floral hops dominate the nose.

This is definitely a hop bomb, which was what I expected and wanted. Notes of pine and especially citrus come through. Slight malt backbone, but hops dominate.

Good mouthfeel, great drinkability, espcially with the spicy salsa I was eating.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2008 02:55:19 | More by Hojaminbag
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DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge fan of Great Divide beers. This one may actually be the most complete and balanced beer I have had from them.

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A- This is one of those brews that once it is poured, you know its going to be a good one. Titan IPA poured a thick orange/brown mix color. Big off white head and a ton o' lacing. Wow, truly glowing a beautiful i9n the glass. A pretty sight indeed.

S- The nose was almost entirely malt on this one. Thick sweet candy like caramel aroma emintating from the glass.

T- That malty taste shows up again with some toasted bready flavors. Big citrus/pine/hop taste- perfect blance.

M- Thick and chewy for an IPA - buttery and delightful.

D- One of the best IPA's I have ever had, if not the best. This should be a staple in any beer lovers fridge.

World Class.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2008 02:41:13 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

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

A big IPA with a big name. Had this ontap at Bukowski's in Cambridge. Pour was a good one with a finger of thick foam and tough lacing. Clear and orange.

Candy sweet grapefruit, big pine, and big citrus, probably cascade or columbus/amarillo hops. Pungent hop oil in the late taste and coating the mouth.

Alcohol is there, but not out of balance...just noticable. Nothing really unique or memorable about this one unfortunatly. It's a well done IPA, but it's not as big as some other PacNW IPA's. Kind of one-dimensional in a certain sense.

Drinkability is good though, and I could down one after another of these suckers!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2008 21:16:09 | More by SurlyDuff
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erosier

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice orange amber color with a medium sized but very thick white head that takes a while to settle as a film over the glass. It laces the glass very nicely all the way down.
S: It has a very sweet malty base under a ton of citrisy and some floral hop aromas.
T: Similar to the nose except with a more pronounced hoppy flavoring from the floral hops. The taste is a nice mix of the sweet malts, floral and citrisy hops which make for a nice IPA.
M: It has a very crisp and refreshing mouthfeel
D: Very drinkable IPA and I will definately recommend this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2008 14:27:20 | More by erosier
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Leebo2007

North Carolina

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

Had this beer at a restaurant and was the 3rd person to try it.

The smell had a great floral, hop smell. The color was a great deep dark color.

The taste is better than most IPAs. It had a great taste...the hoppiness of the IPA really comes through.

The draft is so great to taste.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2008 00:23:53 | More by Leebo2007
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everetends

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a GD Brewer's mix pack from Cheers in Carrolton, GA. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint.

A: Poured a nice rich golden that wanted to be orange. Good deal of head that was sticky and stuck around for the majority of the beverage. Was a bit hazy with some particles in there.

S: Not too impressed with the smell. I am getting floral and citrus hops, but not much more. Smells really acidic.

T: Taste is a bit better than it smells. There are the floral and citrus (grapefruit, lemon, tangerine) hop flavors. There is also some earthy, grassy flavors going on, with a cool malt that balances the bitterness really well.

M: Good carbonation that makes this a good refreshment, but this is in no way thin. Got a good consistency and a creaminess to it.

D: This is quite good. You can drink this and much of it if you are not careful. Very tasty even if it is lacking in aroma, but not too heavy on the alcohol. A very fine brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 23:11:16 | More by everetends
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bark

Sweden

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The colour is gold with a tint of orange; the liquid is a little hazy. The low head is off-white.

The strong smell got notes of fruit candy, bitter hops, and citric fruits. It is tough and luxurious at the same time.

The taste is almost harsh in the first bitterness. I noticed notes of treacle, apricots and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Lots of both bitter and aromatic hops, some bread ad acidity. It is hoppy, yes, but the beer still manages to be balanced, almost gulpable. No notes of alcohol. The hoppy aftertaste includes notes of vanilla and cream.

The carbonation is medium, quite large bubbles. The liquid is smooth, almost oily in the mouth.

An American IPA doesn't get much better than this. A classic!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2008 19:06:38 | More by bark
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.7/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz of piney, oily, citrusy, hoppy goodness here... This was a terrific IPA.

From the deep yellow color topped with a thick frothy head to the pungent piney hoppy aroma wafting out of my DFH pint glass, this brew satisfied all the way around. It is loaded with pine/citrus hops and has a sticky oily mouthfeel but in no way is unbalanced. Great Divide is without a doubt one of the best breweries in America. Everything they put out is delicious and this is no different. Awesome IPA..

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2008 01:20:31 | More by Tilley4
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timbro81

Oklahoma

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on the 3rd week of Jan '08. Pours a light copper color with some hints of straw. Impressive head that is fluffy and full of mounds, really good staying power. Good carbonation, nice lacing. Smells of resinous citrus hops, really nice. Those oily, resinous hops dominate the palate. Nice amount of malty sweetness balances it out quite well. Good mouthfeel. Finishes with a good bite of pine. Aftertaste is real nice, lingers for a while. Really good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2008 03:35:46 | More by timbro81
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear copper orange with a nice big, dense head. Lots of gigantic floaties in this one.

S - Heavy pine and floral and fruity notes. Cotton candy.

T - Lots of hops, apple and alcohol in this. Fruity. Sweet. Hoppy. Boozy. Very bitter aftertaste.

M - Slick, slightly oily feel. Carbonation is brisk, and body medium.

D - Not bad. Serviceable IPA. Feels a bit rough, but lots of flavour.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 02:39:45 | More by allergictomacros
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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