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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

3,119 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,119
Reviews: 1,372
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 127
Gots: 154 | 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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meadhead

Montana

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

Hints of Hop trifecta-
PINE- FLOral - citrus blend
with a sweet nut malt background
and ABV bite.

Pours a semi-hazy golden tan

smells of
pine-malt....
promised land

taste hits mark
real bitter and sweet
hops and malt
do indeed meet

mouthfeel: pungent
sweet and bite
carbonation is mild
stays out of sight

drinkability great
every sip is complex
yet no hesitation
in sessioning this.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 05:54:30 | More by meadhead
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williamherbert

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent puffy head. Looks hazy. Amber/light-orange look. Actually appears to be a tad light. Nice Milky Way rings of lace.

Nice, fragrant fruity hop scent. Hops are sweet and citrusy. Flowery perfume. Slightly bitter end.

Very nice flowery hop taste. Sweet but not cloying. Slight bitter bite at the finish, but not harsh. Fitting. A little more bitter as it warms.

Medium body, nice thick feel at the end swallow. Leaves a bit of a film (a good thing). Formidable but also not overpowering. A very nice, balanced IPA. Hoppy, but bitter/sweet. Repeats most welcome.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2007 22:18:05 | More by williamherbert
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wspscott

Kentucky

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

12 oz bottle in pint glass

Pours a very nice amber color with a nice head. The smell is immediately apparent, it is obvious this is an IPA. The taste is also obviously and IPA as well. The nose makes you think the hops are going to bite you but, it comes across as a very balanced beer (balanced for an IPA). I'm a hophead so take this for what it is worth but, I think this would be a great intro to IPAs.

I would pick this up by the truck load, excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2007 23:11:06 | More by wspscott
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle into a mug. Two fingers of billowy off-white head, amber-copper color, crystal clear. Lacing shows up immediately. Nose is great; nice mix of caramel malt and fruity hops. Taste is interesting, for an IPA. Malt shows up first. Lots of spicy hops show up after and stay all the way through the aftertaste. Some bread. Great flavor. Feel is medium bodied, very creamy. I really like this beer. It's a unique, very delicious IPA. I will definitely be picking this one up again in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2007 22:42:12 | More by soupyman10
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DIPAbrewer

Delaware

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer looked great as I poured it from a 12 oz bottle. The heady was off white and rocky. It left ample lacing on the glass.

The aroma was all pine and citrus with little hints of the malty flavor that was soon to come.

The flavor was not that bitter but had lots of pine, citrus flavor. The beer is well balanced and is a great example of the American IPA

Very good beer and I will definitely try it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2007 06:03:19 | More by DIPAbrewer
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KroMagnon

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured robust but head is kind of small. Nice golden-copper color. The aroma is initially caramel, malt, and piney, then gives up a slight fruitiness or lemon - lemon drop aspect along with some breadiness. The flavor is full, robust, a sort of dry maltiness coupled with an awesome hop flavor and bitterness that are pronounced and well balanced. I don't think this is the biggest IPA out there but its rather nice and seems to be well-made, flavorful without hitting you over the head (not too much anyway). I could sip this with dinner or pound a couple fairly fast - you cannot say that about a lot of beers.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2007 02:22:05 | More by KroMagnon
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kirok1999

Ohio

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

Pours a slightly cloudy light copper with a great white, sticky head. The head covers the brew through the whole 12oz pour. Smells nicely sweet and hoppy. Citrus, pine, grass.
Taste is more of the same. Very smooth and creamy, hops command in the start, sweetness comes through in the finish to compliment the hop bitterness.
Very nice IPA, one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2007 23:54:08 | More by kirok1999
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mattd017

Florida

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an English pint glass. Pours a typical amber brown of an IPA, with a nice, heavy head that takes half the length of drinking the beer to settle. Has a bit of a haze to it, perhaps from the chill of being in the fridge for about two months. Hops are right there, in your face, smelling of pine, some citrus undertones and maybe a little grassy. Tastes compliment the scents perfectly. Leaves beautiful lacing on the glass. Very well balanced, the hops are present, definitely dominant, but not overpowering. One of my favorites, definitley an American IPA worth keeping for future "sampling"

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 23:40:40 | More by mattd017
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Duster72

Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours deep orange with thick off-white head with decent retention. Aroma is primarily pine with subtle citrus. Taste is piney hops with just enough sweet malt to let you know it's there and a little grapefruit citrus. Finish is very dry. Not the most refreshing IPA, and not nearly as drinkable as some others. I would love to try this on a fresh tap where I believe it might be better.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 11:45:39 | More by Duster72
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WeisGuy

New York

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - pours a copper color, two-finger white head with decent retention and good lacing, lots of sediment suspended

s - biscuity maltiness overrides the hops in the aroma, hints of piney hops and a general bitterness in the nose

t - after a quick piney hop bite, the taste evolves in a big biscuity maltiness, finish is long and bitter with hints of piney hops

m - medium-bodied, pretty good amount of carbonation, moderately dry finish

d - fairly drinkable, though the moderate abv and dryness of the finish may limit somewhat

A little bit more maltiness than I prefer in an IPA, but not terrible. This is one of the few GD offerings I've tried that I'm not crazy about.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2007 04:03:03 | More by WeisGuy
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NBake

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Time to review my favorite beer.

A: Poured from 12oz bottle. A two finger, creamy beige head floats on top of an inviting, bright amber/orange body.

S: Smells great. Citrusy, floral, and piney hops. The Titan is hops, hops, and more hops.

T: It's everywhere. Lots of hop flavor that runs the gamut from grapefruit to pine. Finishes carmely sweet with the perfect amount of hop pucker and bitterness.

M: Creamy and medium to full body. It is almost chewable, but still light and smooth.

D: This is highly drinkable. I love the hops and the balance. I could drink it all day and never get tired of it. Each sip is glorious hop delight. Titan IPA is a prime example of an IPA, and I can only hope there are more out there like this.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 18:21:09 | More by NBake
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lawrence76

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on Tap @ Bukowski's last night. Seemed very fresh (not sure when they picked this up)

Pours a nice orange/amber - a bit on the darker side of my IPA preference. Nice fluffy off-white head.

Nice citrus aromas & sweet malty scents are very noticable right away.

taste is of evenly balanced maltiness & hop bitterness. The bitterness is really smooth & unobtrusive, but it is definitely there. Also lots of aroma hops prevalent throughout. The beer is backed up well by a solid malt foundation. Indeed, the beer I drank immediately afterwards made the Titan seem almost sweet! But very drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2007 17:53:18 | More by lawrence76
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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orange body with a off white head that fells fast.Hoppy smell but not real strong maybe the malt is keeping it tied down.Alot of bubbles stream to the top.Hop flavor but with a malt bite to the end of the sip.Nice lacing on the glass.More of a syrpy mouthful and very bitter tasting.I good Amer. ipa and good to get people into the style.I would have again for sure.Tasty

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 00:00:45 | More by MmmIPA
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beeroclock

United Arab Emirates

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

Poured into a pint glass. Auburn/copper color, very little white head. Some lacing, little carbonation bubbles. Smells woodsy. Taste is hoppy with some bitter kick. Leaves some citrus tones and it goes down smooth. Nice aftertaste with the bitterness remaining. Very enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 04:42:05 | More by beeroclock
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

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

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep copper in color. Thick craggy off white head that stays for most of the serving. Beautiful spider web like lacing all over the glass.

S: Floral. Pine sap. Citrus juice. Fresh baked bread.

T: Citrus and big pine hops are dominant with a strong bitter hop bite. Grapefuit flavor is followed by a soft vail of yeast and then the malts break through for a short appearance. More hops and a slight warming alcohol on the finish.

M: Clean and smooth. Medium carbonation. Bitter and slightly dry.

D: An extremely clean and refreshing beer that has a wonderful mountain pine forest character. The hops are the star in this production and this brew will be revisited often.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2007 22:20:23 | More by Tyrawlings
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atsprings

North Carolina

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

Poured a crisp light amber with a decent lasting head that left spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma was of floral and citrus hops with some pale malt. The taste was of good fresh citrus hops with a nice subtle malt backbone. The beer is light on the palate and the alcohol is well hidden. Very enjoyable beer for any hophead.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2007 02:10:08 | More by atsprings
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a beautiful clear amber gold with a nice head which quickly faded.

The smell was surprising. Very deep with, I dare to say, a meatiness to it. My kids called it a stink.

Very hoppy with grass and grapefruit overtones.

Clean and balanced.

This beer is very drinkable. I could put these down all night.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 22:52:38 | More by Monkeyknife
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy amber/deep orange. A little more amber to it than your regular IPA. Bubbly, frothy yellowish/off-white head.
S - Crazy hops all over the nose with notes of malt, citrus, but also dark fruits.
T - Hops & more hops, it's an IPA. Summertime fruits w/ some earthiness. The malt shows in the finish. The hops are on the lighter side, so it isn't too bitter or too hoppy.
M - A nice dry finish on the palate. The malt and hops leave a good coating in the mouth.
D - Most IPA's are fairly drinkable, but I could see the Titan going beyond that. It isn't as hoppy as some IPA's can be, which turns out to be very good. I love the balance of the hops and malt. Great Divide is beyond words.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2007 08:16:19 | More by Gatch
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

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

This little hopped up brew suits my taste buds but the higher ABV does decrease the drinkability factor for me. Arrived a hazy, chunky, deep golden yellow colour with a full finger head leading to a full lace and lots of glass cling. The carbonation is in full view with the floaties leaving lots of action within the body.
The aroma is piney with a light caramel back, very nice.
The taste is balanced to the hops, however the degree seems to change as the brew is consumed making it a tad sweeter with each mouthfull but not to the extend where it surpasses the citrus flavours.
Medium body, very smooth.
My compliments.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2007 00:00:17 | More by Shiloh
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WAP

Alabama

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

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a nice fluffy head that leaves moderate lacing. The aroma is very enticing - sweetness with a nice floral, grapefruit hop aroma. The taste is very good - mild caramel sweetness backed by aggressive hop bittering. The hops have a citrus character and finish clean, if slightly bitter. This bit of lingering bitterness in the finish is a slight turnoff for me, but the flavors are very nice. Mouthfeel is slightly bubbly and pleasant. This is a very drinkable brew and a nice effort from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2007 23:01:37 | More by WAP
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shamrock7

Rhode Island

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

This IPA poured from the tap has a delicious looking orange/copper tint with a nice ½ inch foam head. It has a slightly cloudy appearance and an aroma that tells you it’s going to satisfy the hop heads. The taste didn’t disappoint – plenty of hops with a nice mix of citrus. The taste did linger a bit, but that’s not always a bad thing. It was priced a little bit more than some of the other micro’s on tap – not sure why. Even though it was a little bit more expensive, this is one I would definitely go back to.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2007 23:22:03 | More by shamrock7
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LvilleIPA

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Orange, great rocky, fluffy head. Extremely lacey. Looks ideal for an IPA.

S - Hoppy, citrus, pine needles.

T - Awesome. Huge hit of hops. Big citrus, backed up by a nice level of maltiness. If you're a "hop head", this one's perfectly balanced for you, leaning more towards the hoppier end of the spectrum. I give it a 5 based on the blend of not being too hoppy.

M - Nicely carbonated, fuller bodied, great aftertaste of fresh hops and citrus. Awesome stuff.

D - You could drink quite a few of these without a problem. The ABV isn't too fierce at 6.8. Definitely worth seeking out and drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 03:22:53 | More by LvilleIPA
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jhicks12

Pennsylvania

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

Appearance: Nice cooper orange with a white foamy head

Smell; Very glorious piney, fresh flowers and grass smell with a little citrus in the mix.

Taste: Very nice malt front presence with a nice Floral pine hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and hop oil mouth feel.

Drinkability: Very nice refreshing hop masterpiece

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2007 02:44:54 | More by jhicks12
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12 oz bottle, appearance was nice apricot color, nose was loads of typical american hops-citrusy and piney, also upfront caramel malt, tasted like it smelled, big bitterness up front, but not overpowering, balanced by generous malt sweetness, but not cloying. finish is long and enjoyable. well-balanced and big, mouthfeel was somewhat viscous, not necessarily a bad thing for this style, drinkability suffers just a little due to significant (but necessary) alc content, will definitely buy this again. as an addendum, my macro-lite drinking girlfriend and her toy dog LOVE this beer. wtf? that foofoo dog refused the macro after several smells and destroyed the titan. also gave her (the foof dog) some victory hop devil which she also enjoyed. but the gf continues to drink lites. oh well, cheaper for me. dog was served from two like vessels, same temp, several retries so scientifically valid experiment as far as i know. she was not encouraged to choose one over the other.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2007 19:38:54 | More by MrMcGibblets
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ubermunkey

Massachusetts

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

poured a light, cloudy amber color with a thin, slightly off white head. the head dissapeared after a moment but left thin lacing for the remainder of the serving. smelled citrusy and a little bit like grass. the taste was good, a nice hops kick, not too strong though, just enough to be promenant without overpowering. other hints of citrus, oranges and lemons, and just a bit of sweet malt at the end. didn't end as dry as i was expecting. very nice to drink, i could have a few more of these easily.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2007 04:16:23 | More by ubermunkey
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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