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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

3,344 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,344
Reviews: 1,379
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 143
Gots: 219 | 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 redneckchugger
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into my crystal mug, orangish yellow color, inch of white foamy head, rings and rings of lacing.
smell is all hops, grapefruit, pine, lemon peel, simple but amazing
taste is a kick in the taste buds, huge hop punch, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, with a bit of malt in the back just to even it out.
mouth feel is on teh thick side, a bit sticky, but thats how i like my ipas,
A great beer, very drinkable.

redneckchugger, Oct 13, 2007
Photo of Realale
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Full clear gold. Sticky bright white head settles to a lumpy incomplete head leaving beautiful lace throughout the pint.

Almost over-whelming grapefruit on the nose. Eventually, one can detect a bit of malt along with pineapple, orange and pine tar. Not the most complex of noses, but it makes the most of what it's got. Also no mystery what style is in the glass.

Bitterness dominates the palate. Usually malt makes the first impression for me, but here, it's bitterness. A warm wave of nice crusty white bready malt comes along shortly to buffer the hops. Good hop flavor joins at the midpalate. Very long, bitter finish.

Full side of medium in the mouth, and the carbonation is very gentle allowing the flavors to seep into every nook and cranny. Very drinkable for what it is. Love the hop burps too. After it's recent arrival in Missouri, Great Divide is quickly becoming a favorite brewery of mine. Bottled the first week of September per the label code.

Realale, Sep 30, 2007
Photo of weiserr
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

although new to the site, i have been consuming beer long enough to not consider myself a novice. up to this point, i've resisted the urge to review other beers, focusing more on one truly deserving such recognition. titan IPA is that beer.

forget the technical jargon e.g., smell, appearance, taste, etc. this craft brew blends all harmoniously into what is quite simply put, the beginning and end of IPAs. as a self-proclaimed hop head, i implore anyone seeking perfection to obtain this beer now.

the gods themselves must have bowed in envy to the divine body that created the essence of india pale ale.

superior.

weiserr, Sep 24, 2007
Photo of BrewSomerville
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Pine. The malty aroma reminds me of Honey-Nut Cheerios. It's fruity. Some orange peel, tangerine and grapefruit.

Looks: Copper/orange. Slight haze. Average sized head, with average head retention. It left some lace rings, about a fingers width in size.

Taste: Good bittering. Citrusy. Orange peel, tangerine. Piney. Earthy. Long finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall, this is a good IPA. As an american IPA, it is not stretching any boundries though.

BrewSomerville, Sep 23, 2007
Photo of cswhitehorse
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The titan came in a Colorado theme climber green label that was brewed in the 2nd Week of November. It was a hazy amber with sediment all around. The head disappeared quickly and left lacing on the outside of the glass. The smell was all hoppy. It had a huge hop flavor and soft maltiness. It is a very good style of the American IPA.

cswhitehorse, Sep 19, 2007
Photo of joekfsu
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Pours a light amber, almost orange. Light does not pass through it all that well. Head started as a little over 1 cm, off-white and creamy, mostly diminishing. Noticeable lacing. Aroma is floral with a hint of fruit. Some caramel flavors that end up getting over powered by citrus hops on the back end. Medium body, very soft carbonation. Ends bitter, very bitter. Drinkability is good, only drawback being the long strong hop aftertaste, but if you like that kind of thing its quite good.

joekfsu, Sep 15, 2007
Photo of biggmike
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on draft at the Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Nice attractive copper color with decent head that didnt last that long. Aroma was hoppy and citrusy. Flavor was very hoppy, enough to suit almost any hophead. Drinkability was high, mouthfeel was good. Nice beer.

biggmike, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of jjayjaye
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy mild orange amber color with a big stiff yellowish head that resists fading and leaves behind reasonable lacing in its wake. The smell is abundant and primarily a floral citrus grassy aroma. Full bodied, the mouth feel is well carbonated. The first mouthful is a particularly creamy experience through the well designed foam lid. The hop tingle and the matching full flavored citrus taste complement each other. There is a refined sharp finish as a grapefruit bitterness lingers slightly. A really good drinker.

jjayjaye, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of TechMyst
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Hazy copper Color. Slight warming alcohol effect. Wonderful soft conditioning. Enough hops here for most hop addicts. Classic hop aroma. Solid rings that stuck fast to the sides. Medium spaced bubbles quickly rising. decent malt balance. Chalky/resinous palate left a little to be desired, but drinkablity is still high. One finger head which diminished to sheen; slight honey yellow head. Great IPA!!!

TechMyst, Sep 05, 2007
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aromas of grapefruity hops, yet mellow, not in your face. Taste is about the same, grapefruity hops and a nice malty body. An aftertaste of a small hop dryness that lingers for a while, and a bit sticky. A fantastic IPA, has what I am looking for, hops, yet not too overbarring. A nice alcohol, but still easy to drink.

OWSLEY069, Sep 04, 2007
Photo of andrewm190
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy and delicious. Just the way a good American IPA ought to be.

Poured from a glass, about a half inch head with good retention. Bubbles maintain their hold on the glass pretty well.

Smell is decent, strong smell of hops, also of alcohol. Not overly potent.

I really enjoyed the taste. Good sense of hops, but not really overwhelming. pretty well balance. Nice and crisp mouthfeel. I really enjoy this beer, I wouldn't mind having another. Well worth a try, especially if you are and American IPA fan. Delicious beer.

andrewm190, Sep 04, 2007
Photo of MiScusi
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautifully clear and crisp orangish gold. The head builds up very nicely and stays around for a few minutes, not completely going away but fading into a full frothy cap across the top. The smell has a lot of floral hops in it, and also a distinct sweetness, similar to what I remember Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA smelling like. The taste starts out real smooth with not much flavor hitting the front end except a little mild sweetness, but its followed over the middle of the tongue by a wave of earthy, piney, and finally leafy hop character finishing in a medium bitterness and a resiny aftertaste. The whole time it has a fairly slick malt sugary body behind it, almost making you think it was a double IPA. The carbonation is very fine. I'm actually thinking I would have liked it a bit more course in this beer but it's not bad at all. This is an easy drinking and flavorful IPA for sure.

MiScusi, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of uconnalum2
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Good retention. The aroma is very hoppy. Both pine and citrus hops are evident. The taste is simply delicious. Big, fresh, citrus hops (perhaps grapefruit) flavor. Lasting bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a little prickly from the bitterness but very refreshing. These go down easy making for good drinkability. Overall, a great beer. This is the definition of an IPA: hoppy, delicious, and refreshing with the perfect ABV.

uconnalum2, Sep 01, 2007
Photo of number1bum
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of NEPA BC split #6.

Pours a hazy amber with a bit more than a finger of off-white head. Excellent retention with a solid lace and tons of stick all over the sides of the glass.

Smell is very floral, pine and citrus-smelling hops, complemented by plenty of caramel and pale malt and a nice malt sweetness.

Hops are strong and flavorful up front, with a nice herbal and piney flavor. The bitterness is substantial but not overwhelming, and it's balanced nicely with a solid malt sweetness. Flavor is really good, but with so many remarkable IPAs on the market there's really nothing that offers a "wow" factor. Mouthfeel is very creamy and slick from all the hops, and carbonation is on target.

This is a very good IPA, just plain solid all around. It doesn't wow me like some others do, but it's a very drinkable, very tasty and very enjoyable IPA.

number1bum, Aug 31, 2007
Photo of jackorain
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-This beer pours a golden amber with a twinkle of orange hue. It has a slight chill haze to it. There were some yeast floating in it from the standard pour. The 3/4 inch head had decent retention. After about 3-4 minutes the head receded to a thin slpotchy coat. The lace was light and splotchy as well.

S-The hops hit right up front with pine and green being predominant and citrus coming as well. The carmael andbready malts are eviden and in fact quite strong as well. The nose on this is unbelievably pronounced. Smeel great!

T-Green and pine hops hot the pallete hard, there is quite bit of bitterness up front. The carmel and sweet bready malts hit in the middle with a little fruit like quality. these malts do not balance out the hops but only seem to carry more hop bitterness in the finish that is long and bitter. This is a very good beer.

M-medium body, creaminess coats the mouth. After the swallow the mouth is coated with an nice light oily feeling. Nice sticky residue left on the lips after pausing between swallows.

D-really nice, I could session this one even with the 6.8% ABV

jackorain, Aug 30, 2007
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice crisp copper colour with a bi frothy, creamy head that just slightly creeps over the edge of the glass. Nice retention and stickiness to it.

The aroma is a very nice blend of pine hops and floral hops, some earthiness and a touch of sweet caramel malt. Spot on for an IPA.

The flavour strays a bit from the aroma. The pine notes and floral notes are still there, but the flavour from the hops is much earthier and dirtier than expected from the aroma. It's almost a flip flop from the aroma, but there's nothing bad about it at all. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a nice sharpness to it.

This was a nice brew overall. Well balanced and good flavour with hops coming out nicely without being overpowering.

SixpointJMH, Aug 25, 2007
Photo of mdubzfrumpdubz
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap, poured into a pint glass at the Great Divide Tap Room.

nice dark amber/bronze color, finger head which disappeared quickly

Grapefruit, pine....can't really pick up anything else because this one is SUPER hoppy....tasty

mouthfeel is a bit aggressive and a bit heavier than I would wish for in an IPA....hops leave a sharp bitterness on your tongue, which I enjoy, but I feel myself wishing it were less sticky, for lack of a better term...I can have a few of these, but the near 7%abv limits me a bit. Have two of these followed by a Hercules Double IPA, and Im spent....I don't know how often I will be able to enjoy this gem out of a tap, but bottles are available at home, so I will surely pick up a sixer time and time again....

You like IPAs? Drink this ...

mdubzfrumpdubz, Aug 25, 2007
Photo of Jonte
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Kind of red/orange color and with large, but not long lasting head.

The aroma is pine, citrus, grape, hops and some caramel. The smell is really great.

The taste is sweet and malty at first, but then the hops kick in with strong taste of pine and citrus/grapefruit. Nice long bitter, crisp and dry finish.

The carbonation is medium/soft. The ABV of 6.8% is a bit high for my liking. But anyway, a great american IPA. Too bad that you can´t get it at systembolaget in Sweden.

Had it at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Gothenburg

Jonte, Aug 24, 2007
Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A. Golden amber with a persistent head of foam with decent lacing.

S. Classic hops. Good piney, citrusy hops.

T. Big hops up front, malt backbone with a finish of big hops.

M. Very Smooth with a great hops taste.

D. This is definitely my favorite IPA so far. A great example that I could get used to!!!

MarkSCCOT, Aug 22, 2007
Photo of tai4ji2x
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reddish straw color, not quite amber. good head and lace

fruity, citrusy and resiny hops pop into the nostrils right away. nice

brisk and crisp due to carbonation, which seems just about right, to play along with the bold hop flavor, even more intense than the nose. yet there is a sweetness to the malt which pulls through.

the hops linger on the tongue along with a tart flavor. all in all, quite enjoyable.

tai4ji2x, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of OKCNittany
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 1/2" white head that reduced to a thin layer. Decent lacing. Clear amber body.

S: Nose of citrus (grapefruit mostly) and piney hops. Quite enjoyable.

T: Like the smell, had a very hoppy flavor, but enough malty sweetness to balance well. Very nice.

M: Lightly carbonated. Very smooth. Balanced delicious finish.

D: Disappears quickly. Would make a good session beer except that the abv is a bit up there, so be careful.

OKCNittany, Aug 17, 2007
Photo of DaggerEyes
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at my local grocery store...just wanted an IPA to go with a sandwhich...a simple but pleasing dinner while listening to the ball game...


Poured a hazy amber into my pint glass with a frothy white head about a finger high. Lots of carbonation rushing to the surface. Fantastic nose: Piney, citrusy well balanced with some candy sweet carmel malts. The balance really is fantastic, no one scent really jumps out at you.

Tart and peppery on the front of the tounge. The pine and citrus hop presence is much stronger on the pallete than on the nose, and the harmony that was present in the nose has been suppressed, but there still is nice presence of sweet malts .

A full body with mild carbonation and a crisp, somewhat dry finish.

What a pleasant surprise. This is a great IPA.

DaggerEyes, Aug 16, 2007
Photo of HoustonTX
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Titan IPA, definitely lives up to it's name.

Very lovely aroma in the nose. Loads of fresh citric/herbacous hops, with a nice backing of carmalized malt.

Hazy yellowish-gold, with a lackluster head.

Taste definitely fulfills a hop craving. Lots of zesty palate drenching hoppiness. Brisk and citric in nature. All while maintaining a pleasant balance of malt/hop.

Titan IPA is very delicious, and definitely a top contender for the IPA category.

HoustonTX, Aug 15, 2007
Photo of roller
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with a thick, rich, white head that left lots of lacing on the glass. Wonderfully floral hop aroma. I taste piney citrus up front with a pleasantly bitter finish. Medium body, good carbonation. Titan IPA is a delicious, refreshing beer and one of my favorites.

roller, Aug 12, 2007
Photo of EPICAC
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brazen Head in Brooklyn.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper. A foamy, beige head thins to a film.

Smell: Sweet caramel, fruity malts, some spiciness and light resiny hops.

Taste: Toasty, light caramel sweetness, grassy bitterness, with a nice peppery finish.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, medium-bodied, quite refreshing feeling.

Drinkability: Well balanced.

EPICAC, Aug 11, 2007
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,344 ratings.