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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

3,186 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,186
Reviews: 1,373
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 131
Gots: 170 | 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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dfried

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp golden color with an orange hue in the center, 1cm off white head that left some great lacing actually. The hops in the aroma were maily citrusy, oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, but there were some pine needles in the background. Noticeable, balancing sweet malt. The malt backbone really asserts itself in the taste, sweet and a tad biscuity. A lot of hops of course, ripe oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, nectarines. Some floral and resinous notes but they stay in the background.

Verdict: a damn good IPA. The best? No. Among the top? Yes. What sticks out about this one is the great job done balancing the hops with malt. Very sessionable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 19:46:13 | More by dfried
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TheSarge

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Titan IPA pours with a cloudy orangish amber body, and a thin crispy white head. Lacing lasts the whole way through.

It gives off citrusy aromas and an arid freshness. The taste is very well balanced between toasty malts and hops. I've never had an IPA this well balanced like this.

Even with the moderate amount of alcohol here, it is a very refreshing brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2007 02:29:34 | More by TheSarge
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umustdrink

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light amber/orange color. Head is bright white and settles to big splotches with large bubbles. Lacing is strong.

S - Strong fragrant hops well balanced with malts. Some grapefruit.

T - At first the malt to hop balance is more dominated by malts, sporadic rushes of hoppy citrus.

M - Juicy and mouthwatering.

D - Damn tasty IPA. Nice balance of malts. Crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2007 03:55:06 | More by umustdrink
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1fastz28

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i'm not a huge IPA fan but this is a good drinkable beer, of course like all IPA's the smell is rich in hops and alcohol, the color is a nice red-brown, a sweet hoppy bitterness is prevalent while not a beer i can drink all day and night, for an IPA i think i like it as much as i can

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2007 06:09:18 | More by 1fastz28
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Jwaks

Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving : 12oz bottle

Appearance : Holding this brew up to the light reveals a deep copper/amber shade with a light to medium haze and a very healthy dose of fine to very fine bubbles. A finger's worth of course off-white head quickly recede's into the glass leaving a sticky white film behind. This brew has a healthy deep color, noteworthy head and suberb, busy carbonation.

Nose: It takes a bit of coaxing to work the aromas from the beer. Sharp, pungeant bitter aromas mask savory, ripe citrus fruits including dry orange and a touch of brown fruits including figs. Hints of sweet malts reveal their presence after a few quick swirls.

Taste : This beer makes a sweet entrance on the palate, slowly evoving a refreshing hop bitterness and dry orange character in the mid palate. A touch of peppery alcohol and bitterness grips the taste buds for a crisp, clean finish. I expected a huge, sharp, punctuated bitter flavor from this beer but I was pleasantly surprised by the slightly bitter fruit driven body boasting loads of semi-sweet citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel and drinkability: Surprisingly refershing, not as crisp nor sharp as other mighty, bitter ipas. This is a smooth brew with a light medium body and it's as easy to drink as a hefeweizen on a warm summer's day. A welcome and well done attempt at a "bigger" ipa.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 23:12:54 | More by Jwaks
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plaid75

New York

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong oily citrus hop with a solid piney and peppery aroma.

The taste was upfront resiny hop spice. Juicy citrus and biting pepper dominated. Multiple layers of pepper and grapefruit. Really something I have never experienced in an IPA before. There was a soft caramel malt that was obviously overshadowed by the hop.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a spicy bite and dry finish.

Overall a superior AIPA. Soild ABV as well. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 21:10:06 | More by plaid75
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I would agree with other raters who have described this beer as very good, and definitely worth a try. It is both piney and citrusy, but not an over-the-top hop explosion (thus not exactly as advertised). Still, it is very good, and worth a try.

First off, I noticed that this beer has a manufactured date, which is unusual for a craft brewer (kudos to Great Divide!). My bottle was packaged in the 3rd week of November (of 2006, I presume, but who knows?). It poured a shiny copper-red color. Head formation is great; you could've floated a dime atop the 2 inches of head that towered over the rim of my glass.

Aroma was citrusy and piney and extremely crisp.

Taste was also piney and citrusy, and good. However, it was a bit astringent and definitely not crisp, by which I mean there was definitive start and stop to the bitterness blast.

Mouthfeel was very thick. I wouldn't describe this beer as highly drinkable, but I probably could've put down a second.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 02:29:02 | More by BeerBelcher
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice slightly hazed orange with some golden hues and some particles that settle quickly towards the bottom. There is a very nice thick white head that leaes a lot of lace on the glass. Very hoppy aroma with a lot of pine present, some juicy citrus, and some sweet caramel malt. Taste is hops gallore. Some fresh squezed orange juice, a little grapefruit, and pine. A touch of malty sweetness is noticeable towards the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and pretty smooth. Pretty easy to drink this beer. I dig this brew. Another solid effort from the fine people at Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2007 01:27:23 | More by hckyfn9999
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mmcave

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Six of 12oz bottles purchased at Sams, chilled and poured into a nonic. The body is translucent ice tea amber, with golden orange highlights. The head has dissipated and now lingers about centimeter from the surface, lacing is already present. Smells lightly piney, not too aggressive, but good aromatics likely cascade, theres sort of a roundness to it’s scent, the flowery pine slides right into the caramaly, lightly toasted malt. Which imparts a sort of nuttiness. I also get some orageny, citrus and grapefruit. The taste is medium crisp with the bitterness coming toward the end balancing up against non-evasive malt. The bitterness seems composed of easy going grapefruit, not over tart or cloying. Of course as it warms up the malt gets sweeter and evens things out a little better, lets just say gets better as it warms. Honesty I feel like this is a good non assuming IPA great for hanging out and having a couple, with out weighing you down or slamming your palate. It doesn’t knock my socks off, but that’s not what it is supposed to do. Damn good beer to have a round, definitely one of the better IPAs I’d like to have for selection in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2007 21:10:20 | More by mmcave
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cameraman

Kentucky

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

A deep amber color with a substantial two inch head, that is off white in color. At first scent a strong malty fragrance strikes the nose, then the onslaught of ctrusy and grassy aromas come forward with the hops. The taste starts with that very sweet malt flavor, but instead of an attack of hops on your palate. It begins to blend to a citrusy, grapefruit bitterness with that malt flavor very nicely. A light to medium bodied feel, the hops at the end leave the palate with a dry finish. This is a strong IPA, not just in flavor, but as a beer as a whole.The wondeful scent and great flavor, make this a must IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2007 03:19:41 | More by cameraman
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theWrkncacnter

North Carolina

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

This has quickly become one of my favorite beers.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, a thick, 3 finger head quickly delevops that threatens to overflow my pint glass. The smell is of....hops....what else? The taste is of hops as well, I'm not good at describing all the fancy smells and tastes, but if someone asked me what an IPA should taste like, I'd say, "it should taste like a Titan IPA from Gread Divide." I think that says enough. Basically this is, hands down, one of the best, if not THE BEST, single IPA I have ever tasted.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2007 03:04:56 | More by theWrkncacnter
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StarSAELS

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

First word: Hops.

I found this in the ABC in Fort Myers FL. Yeah, the one at 41 and Gladiolus. Boy, do I miss the ABC stores... always an interesting selection of microbrews. I'm actually posting this a week after I wrote it.

The hops nearly jumped out of the bottle upon opening it, and I swear I saw 'em riding the rich amber stream like Dory and Marlin riding the EAC as I poured this brew into a nice, clean, dry, room-temp mug. I know for sure that those hops were laying on the nice, tight creamy head.

On the first whiff I thought, "Am I standing in the Christmas tree farm?" but then I picked up the balsam and cedar undertones. First cold taste: wow! The hops are dancing on my tongue... and the bitter little buggers have just the right moves. There's that piney taste I'd expect after sniffing the empty bottle... say! Look at those floaties in there... better get those into the mug, too.

One more swig then we'll let it warm up... okay, two more...

Wow, those hops are something...

Okay, it's warmed up enough. Let's see... carbonation still going strong (this one's a belcher). Crisp bitter hops dancing again. Clean malty aftertaste. Is that a hint of orange I taste?

Did I mention the hops? Wow.

Definitely a keeper. Wonder if I can find this in GA?

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2007 05:21:54 | More by StarSAELS
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Badger28

Colorado

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

Picked up a 6 Pack for 7 bucks in a small liquor store here in Aurora,Colorado after having a couple more mediocre IPA's and was eager to try this one.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle , good foaming that disappeared slowly, with fruity smell.
Taste was fruity and almost sweet in the beginning but those hops and bitterness kicked in afterwards, great balance .
Safe to say the best IPA i had so far. From today on my choice of IPA.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 21:33:56 | More by Badger28
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baiser

Massachusetts

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle. Bright copper body, with a foamy head, good retention and lacing. Fruity aroma, full of pine, citrus and peach. Great smelling beer. Taste at first was very sweet and fruity. The bitterness from the hops get you as you drink and it gets quite bitter. Great contrast between the fruity sweetness and the dry bitterness. Great example of how an IPA should be imo.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2007 04:46:16 | More by baiser
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

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

Pours a nice amber color with orange highlights, but with lots of floaties. The smell is of herbal hops, grain, and black tea. The first sip was delicious, redolant of hop oils, but this quickly faded. There is orange citrus, unroasted grain, and more black tea. The whole thing sort of strikes me as orange pekoe with hops. Not bad, but a little unusual. The mouthfeel is a little thick and grainy. Pretty drinkable for the unusual hop flavors, but not my favorite ipa.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 03:52:04 | More by Georgiabeer
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured cloudy amber with a frothy white/creamy head and some decent lacing. Smell was a citrus hops, mixed with a malty caramel thta makes this smell quite balanced. Taste was definatly hoppy, and again had that bit of caramel, and some spiceness about it. Very nice dry finish and not overpowering on the hops. This is a good session beer and will definatly have more. Looking forward to getting some on tap!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 01:30:06 | More by mikesgroove
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mentor

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Strong two-finger frothy orange-tan head over a particulated light rust liquid. Smells wickedly piney with undertones of esters from light-fruits. Grassy with co-ho, but not overbearing...quite in line. Flat dry woody from hops with ashtray and oranges.

Tastes brutal bitter and twig hop flavor. Ashtray from hops. Ashtray is something I normally reserve for falling apart dark malts..this is an interesting, but not quite enjoyable, deviation. Aromatic in a chopped wood kind of way. Nutty, like the tame portion of a macadamia nut. Unique in flavor, but not one that gets me excited. Tangerine fiber and gentle orange meat.

Md, but dextrinous mouthfeel. Modest carb stings the tastebuds. Still a nice glob of head on the beer at the final swig. Crazy lacing on the glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2006 05:34:51 | More by mentor
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shivtim

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good marks across the board for this beer that's well above average (but not stellar) in every department.
It's a hazy orange/yellow with a big white foamy head. Nose is hops and more hops. Taste is nice hoppy IPAness. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good. Fine example of an IPA; could use more complexity.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2006 23:03:15 | More by shivtim
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kimcgolf

Georgia

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

Poured to a golden copper color, with medium off-white head that reduced to a foam film on the beer, and left very good lacing. Aroma was at first a very citrus (grapefruit) hop, but as beer warmed slightly, a touch of malty smell, as well as the alcohol creeping in made for a pleasant nose. Flavor followed suit exactly, as the early grapefruit hop taste remained strong, but mixed well with malt and alcohol at mid-glass. Mouthfeel was stinging, but very pleasant, and the finish was dry and bitter, with an excellent afterttaste and slight warmiing sensation.

This is really a damn good IPA, and the best beer I’ve had from Great Divide, after Yeti.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2006 03:44:47 | More by kimcgolf
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

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

Poured a clear medium amber color with massive white puffy head.
Smell is extremely nice with strong essences of citrus fruit, and piney and grassy hops. Fells like I am in the middle of a pine forest.
Taste is also loaded with hops with a nice amount of balancing malt.
Rich and full in the mouth with a long strong finishing bitterness.
Very nicely made beer. Great example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2006 23:57:18 | More by tgbljb
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Ego

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

eyes....
nice white head that retreats rather quickly into a thin film but remains sticky on the edges of the glass. lacing is average. a nice blend of clear orange and carmel in the hue dept. good looking but nothing amazin'

nose...
floral and piney with a hint of citrus twang. fresh and clean, pretty straight forward but done right.

taste etc...
a really nice bitterness level is complemented by the malt which lays down a nice sweetness to accompany the hops and their impending oils. This is an IPA on the more aggressive side but I like it. Mouthfeel is good, not too heavy but not too light. The carbonation hangs right out on that cliff of just prickly enough without going overboard.

verdict?
a tasty every day IPA with a little more kick than some. the added alcohol is barely noticed.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2006 03:14:04 | More by Ego
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jcdiflorio

West Virginia

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

served into a nonic glass from a 12oz brown long neck bottle with a crimped-on cap.

Mirky,reddish-orange color,lots of particles floating around in the beer. A 2" thick slightly off-white head pillowy,rocky,fluffy great looking head with good retention,chunking down the sides of the glass.

An inviting hop nose citrusy/piney a hint of pineapple,malt aromas were carmelly and nutty. A very pleasing moderate aroma, just calling out to be tasted.

A great tasting,very well balanced flavor that was piney/citrusy with a sweet maltiness, the most balanced tasting IPA i've had to date. A pleasing and smooth finish, not a lot of bitterness,kind of enjoyable with all the really hoppy IPA's out there.

A medium mouthfeel,very creamy. Highly drinkable,very enjoyable.
Nothing fancy here, just a very delightful IPA, not overdone, a great first IPA for somebody that never had an IPA before. I could drink this all night long with no complaints at all !!!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2006 04:42:08 | More by jcdiflorio
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phishgator

Florida

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

Poured into an imperial pint glass. There is an impressive head that is modestly thick and clingy. The color of the brew is pale copper with a noticeable chill haze. The aroma is grassy and floral hops. There is a preceived "piney" taste that you get; there are some fruit/floral highlights as well as a slight malt in the back of the sip. The body is full and the hop oil is a little sticky. I would say that after two your taste buds are usually ruined. I love this IPA and recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2006 21:06:09 | More by phishgator
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pmatz2

Illinois

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

Served in a 22 oz brown bomber no freshness date

Poured a very dense hazy amber that never clears up. There is some material floating in the glass.

An aggressive pour was required to get a decent size head that disappeared quickly. A good amount of Lacing was present on the glass after each sip..

A very citrusy smell was the primary smell, a very small hint of pine.

Taste was predominantly Grapefruit from start to finish. Sweetness was properly balanced for an APA which is why the finish was bitter as expected but not overpowering in bitterness.

Mouthfeel was medium with a good amount of carbonation.

I will need to try this again. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad either.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2006 20:57:29 | More by pmatz2
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joe1510

Illinois

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

12oz. Bottle
$8.99 6-Pack
Binny's Orland

Poured with a good amount of sediment. I was a little sloppy with the pour. If you're careful this beer is totally clear. The body is a glowing orange. The head was about a half finger and creamy. Stuck around as a thick white cap throughout the drink.

The smell has a nice caramel backbone along with a little doughiness. The hops are pungent and citrusy. You can smell the bitterness. Very nice.

the favor starts out with the caramel and doughiness of the malt but is quickly overtaken by the Grapefruit and even a little pear skin. This transforms into the slightest grassiness. A good strong bittering follows through from mid-palate all the way to a lingering after the swallow.

Mouthfeel is coating and goes down very smooth. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation pushes the flavors along and keeps them evolving.

The drinkability is good. The bitterness isn't over-powering and actually leaves you wanting the next drink.

This is one of my mainstay IPAs. I find myself constantly picking this stuff up at the store and always enjoying it.

Slainte!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2006 01:58:08 | More by joe1510
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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