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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,357 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,357
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 144
Gots: 221 | 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 Slatetank
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation - poured the ale from a 12oz. brown bottle with a kelly green colored label -reminds me of the alluring natural colour of fresh hops.

A - A brilliant honey/amber that creates a massive off white head with a pleasing display of cascading malt. Lace is left abundantly clinging to the sides of the glass.

S - A mix of citrus and fragrant pine are transmitted from the fluffy head of this aromatic nectar. Ruby red grapefruit and orange zest come to mind. A host of fresh hoppy wholesomeness does not cease to delight. Pineapple-like odors add a positively tropical twist as they arrive in my nostrils.

M - Soft, sweet tanginess is the initial texture with juicy tart citrus and prickly pineapple morphing into bitter salty attributes. Later on the spicy footnote adds intrigue to the layered effect.

T - A sweet honey like taste is the initial flavor eruption. A jumping delivery of citrus is delivered next in a fruity spectrum of lively and mellow. Grapefruit mixes with the essence of blood orange and pineapple piquancy to give a blessed awakening of hop heaven. An underscore of pine and effervescent maltiness comes through in waves. A flavor full of nature's sweet bounty ripples across my taste buds longer after each full sip is swallowed.

D - An awesome IPA in every sense even for a (non) hop head. Fragrant, drinkable, sweet, but not overdone in the bitterness or Abv departments. Well made through and through - I would love to have a taste of this on any occasion. I will seek it out and stock my fridge- Truly great and worth every last ounce.

Slatetank, May 06, 2007
Photo of bort11
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Fluffy off white head with good retention. Nice sticky lace that leaves a documenting ring with each sip. Color is a clear dark coppery red.
Smell is piney with a sweet malty background. Taste is equally piney with a bit of grapefruit citrus flavors added.
Mouthfeel is a slightly syrupy body with really no carbonation to it. The initial head is misleading as to what to expect with the carbonation. I was starting to think I may have gotten a bad batch, but after looking over other reviews it seems this is the norm. This is pretty disappointing to me. This beer has everything else going for it. Just adding a bit of carbonation to it would give it an added crispness that I enjoy in an IPA. I will finish off the six pack, but probably won't get this again.

bort11, May 06, 2007
Photo of drpimento
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a nice rich foamy frothy head and lots of lace. Color is a beautiful mahogany red. Hugely aromatic grapefruit hop nose accented with caramel malt. Extreme flavor. A little too much graperfuit for me. Still... Loooong hop finish. Full body. Alcohol isn't immediately noticable, but will ring your bell

drpimento, May 05, 2007
Photo of Hautacam
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear amber...head disappears quickly and drops to a collar.
Faint smell of spruce - fir forest ....that some cat has peed in ....somehow , it works .
Nicely balanced slightly sweet , steely , caramel malt and resiny , oily, piney bitter hops. Pretty clean finish with a drying bitter aftertaste.
Medium-full body with medium carbonation.
Good, drinkable stuff...I would have guessed it was an APA rather than an IPA....but, whatever..it's good.

Hautacam, May 04, 2007
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Color is beautiful clear reddish-brown, not much of a head. Aroma is not strong but has a good hoppy nip to it. Flavor is hoppy with a slight fruity undertone. Aftertaste has some bitterness, what one expects from a well-hopped beer. This is a fine beer to enjoy by itself or with a good meal.

Cyberkedi, Apr 30, 2007
Photo of ggroller
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Looks good in the glass. Creamy thick head that lingers and laces. A bit cloudy in the glass, though.The label doesn't say it's bottle conditioned. Hmmm?

Smells of the usual suspects. Citrusy hops in abundance.

Tastes. Wow. Tastes incredible. This is one solid IPA. Bitter hops, floral hops, and enough malt backbone to balance it out. Whoa, this is a freaking nice beer.

Thick and a bit sticky in the mouth. Not cloying, though. I need another sip.

Highly drinkable. Not a wimpy IPA but a very drinkable one indeed.

ggroller, Apr 28, 2007
Photo of gunnerman
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my newly acquired stone ipa specialty glass, Pours an amazing brown haze with a fluffy foamy 2 finger head that leaves a ton of lace on the glass. Smell is very piney and woodsy nose, also some bark as well, this brings back memories when I was a kid playing in the mountains in PA. Taste is very well balanced ipa, a very fine one at that, I can taste citrus and also wooden sap with a slight bit of hop bitterness, alcohol is not detected at all and this goes down smooth like you woudn't believe. This is one awesome drink and one of the best IPA around.

gunnerman, Apr 25, 2007
Photo of BlindPig
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Thin light tan head on a kind of clear copper body.
S- Big sweet malts with pine hops, light hints of grapefruit also. I would prefer a bigger hop aroma.
T- It is a really balanced IPA. Have the pine and light citrus hops blended in with sweet caramel malts. I think it is way to balanced for a IPA. The pine hops do stick around for awhile leaving a bitterness.
M- Medium/full body with medium/low carbonation.
D- It is pretty good. I wouldn't think IPA when drinking it. It is more of a hoppy pale ale.

BlindPig, Apr 19, 2007
Photo of udubdawg
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

Pours a hazy orange color, with a sizeable off-white head. Retention is quite good, and leaves a decent pattern of lace in the first half of the glass.

Nose is full of hops, of course, but the general sweet fruitiness is immediately noticeable under the loads of pine and lighter citrus aromas. Surprising that I can even detect the caramel malt here, but there it is. Anything that smells this mouth-watering deserves at least a 4.5.

Big full tastes, bitter and sweet melding together decently. The pine in the aroma gets kicked around by the overwhelming grapefruit and orange in the flavor. Again caramel malt makes an appearance before a hop beat-down. The bitter finish I expected...the sweetness alongside, not so much. Far from bad, but not my favorite flavor in an IPA either.

This has a nice body on the full side of medium, delicate carbonation, and is pretty smooth, but gets a little sweet in the finish - a bit dryer would be more well received.

really really solid IPA, and one of the best available locally. I might get tired of the sweet finish on this beer, but otherwise it has excellent drinkability. I'll have this again...in fact, now.

udubdawg, Apr 18, 2007
Photo of zdk9
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Comes out a cloudy pale orange with a beautiful white head. Lacing is ironman strong, coating the entire glass by the time I'm done. Taste is a well balanced mix of hops and malt- grapefruit, orange, apple, carmel, rising bread, straw. Bitterness is present but not at all overpowering, which I like a lot- I'm so often turned off from IPAs which I find to be too bitter on the aftertaste. Could drink this one all night.

zdk9, Apr 16, 2007
Photo of tempest
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's pretty good, but doesn't have the hops complexity to make it an amazing one. The bitterness is right on and the big citrus hops flavors are pretty good. There's some nice lacing and a strong aroma with hints of the malty backbone. It's close to greatness, yet so far away.

tempest, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of Luchman
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice clear orange/amber colored body with a frothy off white head atop.

S: A nice citrus hop up front with some slight pine and a nice helping of some bready malts.

T: Nice hoppiness. Not overly strong, which is a plus. It has a decent malt back bone that keeps the hops in check, which is a definite plus. Ends hoppy with a nice bitter bite.

M: Medium body with a nice medium carbonation that goes down clean and easy.

D: Definitely a good IPA. Has a nice little helping of hops with some decent malts that blend together nicely. Don't expect anything to blow your socks off, but do expect a nice example of a IPA.

Luchman, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of meadhead
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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
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.

meadhead, Apr 08, 2007
Photo of williamherbert
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

williamherbert, Apr 05, 2007
Photo of wspscott
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

wspscott, Mar 30, 2007
Photo of soupyman10
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

soupyman10, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of DIPAbrewer
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

DIPAbrewer, Mar 26, 2007
Photo of KroMagnon
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

KroMagnon, Mar 24, 2007
Photo of kirok1999
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

kirok1999, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of mattd017
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
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"

mattd017, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of Duster72
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

Duster72, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of WeisGuy
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

WeisGuy, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of NBake
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

NBake, Mar 12, 2007
Photo of lawrence76
3.63/5  rDev -11%
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.

lawrence76, Mar 12, 2007
Photo of MmmIPA
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
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

MmmIPA, Mar 12, 2007
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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