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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

3,629 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,629
Reviews: 1,398
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 162
Gots: 349 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Photo of angelmonster
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a big 3 finger off white head. Golden orange in color with some bubbles floating up. Head retention is good and lacing is very good

Smells mostly of citrus and pine hops. There is also some sweetness im assuming is from the malt and a trace of alcohol

Taste is of slightly bitter hops. Piny herb taste definitely lingers for awhile, malt is very faint.

Mouth feel is light and smooth. Nice balance of carbonation, inside of mouth is left with a semi numbing coating of hops

Over all , highly drinkable IPA, not too much of a hop bomb. 7% alcohol is hidden nice and will sneak up on you. Not a big fan of IPAs but i would buy this beer again

Photo of klewis
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the GD tap room 3/19/09

A: Golden with a foamy head. Thick lacning.

S: Vegetal, earthy hops with a touch of pine. Nice complexity.

T: Complex hop taste with citrus, pine, and earthy flavors. It's all there combining to form a great hop profile with a moderate bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with very light carbonation. Extremely smooth.

D: Tasty and a solid beer in every category.

Photo of Rayek
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up as part of Great Divides sampler pack.

A: Pale copper color with a slight chill haze. The fluffy white starts out big, has decent retention, and leaves behind a good amount of intricate lace.

S: Citrus and floral smells predominate, with a hint of oak and pine.

T: Lots and lots of citrus hops come on right away. Grapefruit and lemon are the most notable flavors. Malt has a subtle sweetness that breaks through underneath all those hops. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness.

M: Medium body feels a bit oily. Carbonation level is a touch high.

D: A really nice IPA. The bottled version seemed a bit sweeter than on-tap. But that might be due to my warmer serving temp.

Photo of Jayli
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color, with a finger of creamy offwhite foam.. Decent head retention and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass. Nose is of strong citrus hops - mostly grapefruit, some spices are detectable.
Taste is dominated by the citrus hops - very bitter upfront, but with a solid malt backbone. There is a bit of a dry bitter finish to it. Medium bodied and slightly high carbonation.
This was a great IPA - one to sit with for a session.

Photo of Philabeerphia
3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes...
On tap at The Tiedhouse, the pint glass comes to rest rest directly in front of a votive candle, with a dark slate bar as a backdrop. So admittedly appearance can be heavily influenced by the environment in which a beer is judged, but the illuminated rust/honey colored brew before me is just gorgeous. Its cloudy & bubbly w/ a soapy head.

Smells like white flour & bread-ey yeast. Heavy on the malts, banana bread, backed by some warming bitter hops. Is this keg a bit aged??

After tasting this I am more suspicious that this beer is aged. A bready, biscuity blast on my tongue in the front; a hint of pine needle bitterness enters into the middle, and then finishes with a tart apple twist. Still, I am being swallowed by mealy sweetness with each sip. Eventually a small bitter pool accumulates in the corners of my mouth, but at the cost of a lot of sloppy, malty syrup. Its reminiscent of a hopped up amber. Not what I was seeking out.

MF is a big plus - very well carbonated. frolicking around on my tongue.

Still, I am sated at just one.

Photo of Morey
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper brown with a light-tan head that settles rather quickly but has some nice lacing as you sip it.

Smell is not typical of most Ipa's. Instead of hops and citrus, I'm detecting some earthy and nutty tones and well as whiffs of malts and alcohol.

Taste is nicely balanced with the hops and malts blending together with the earthy flavor of this Ipa. It almost seems like it was briefly aged in oak barrels.

Mouthfeel is slightly chewy with lingering earthy notes.

Morey's Bottom Line: Not my favorite Ipa, but certainly tasty and unique. I would definitely buy this again.

Photo of mizzourah
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Pours a golden amber with a nice one inch head and heavy lacing.

S- I pick up earthy tones, some citrus and definite hops.

T- This is a great tasting brew. It has some citrus upfront, perhaps orange and grapefruit. Then the hops take over with a nice bitterness, and it finishes with the same hoppy flavor. It's somewhat dry at the end but in a refreshing way

M- Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

D- This is a great example of an IPA. It is well balanced between the sweet citrus at the beginning and the strong hops in the middle and end. This is an easy drinking beer and one that all hop lovers should try.

Photo of cvfish
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This beer poured an amber golden color that produced a fluffy white head that had great retention and left a beautiful lace on the side of the glass

S - The aromas produced by this beer were nice earthy grains, tropical and citrus fruits, and a good amount of hops

T - The taste of this IPA was great, a good earthy grainy beginning, splashes of orange, apricot, melons, and grapefruits, and a good bit of hoppy bitterness on the finish

M - The mouthfeel on this beer had a light to medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This IPA was well done, a good representation of the style and beer in general, Great Divide did a great job of crafting this beer, if your an IPA lover this is a must

Photo of DoubleJ
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great Divide is one of those brands I wish was distributed in my area. I grabbed a bottle while I was in Phoenix over the weekend, and you can bet I'm looking forward to this. On to the beer:

Thick three-fingers head as it sits in my Messina goblet. Bronze-orangish color. Great sticking head. Tea-like hops are dominant in the nose, some herbal notes play to compliment the hoppy nose. It's very hoppy in the mouth. Mango and tea notes are the first noticable flavors this beer provides. Allowed to warm up a little, fruitier flavors emerge. Mellow grapefruit and sweeter citrus fruits, hoppy but not terribly bitter. It feels like silk in my mouth, not too much carbonation, and not too heavy.

I love my San Diego IPA's, but this one isn't as in your face, which tonight is a good thing. If ypu're looking for hops, but without being too over the top, then grab a Titan IPA.

Photo of Ricochet
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Started pale ale style, orange amber, nice head good sticky lace and well, the smell of grapefruit was not overpowering but was big and balanced and flowery.

Mouth was as standard as it gets, everything I've had in a pale ale or IPA. Not too creamy, good amount of carrot stick and grapefruit aftertaste. Hoppy Birthday!

So, HOPS. Grapefruit hops. Plenty of them. There is a back end of the tar hops too but not acidic. Not sweet, a bit peppery at the end. Alcoholic notes just bleeding out and carrot stick also there.

So, I've discovered another great IPA with about as standard as standard tastes as you can get. This is what I think of when I think IPA, plus it leans more on the grapefruit bitter side rather than the tar side, but both are there. Hop heads will dig it.

Photo of mtrentm
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Hazy amber/orange color with a nice fluffy off-white head.

S: Light citrusy aromas with a lot of floral weedy/grassy notes. Picked up a hint of pine as well.

T: Very similar to the aroma. Up front citrus a little bit of malt sweetness finishing with some bitterness. A very well balanced IPA, almost too balanced for what I like in an IPA.

M: Light-medium bodied, very smooth with light carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, but like most west coast IPA lovers, I like a BIG hop kick, which this doesn't really provide. But if you're looking for a nicely balanced IPA this one would be it.

Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours the perfect IPA hazy- copper/orange color with a just right head and lacing til the finish the smell is malty earthy smells followed by citrus,pine herb/hop notes..the taste is a malt-hop battle at first followed by a creamy citrus finish..this is a good IPA easy drinking ..not a zinger crisp all hop high abv IPA but a very good balanced ipa.. a solid offering in that type of IPA that i will drink again ... i really like this this IPA i recommended it

Photo of HopEnthusiast
4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a lovely orange with a big, thick, foamy white head. I always love it when the head peaks out a little bit over the lip of the glass. Smelled a good bit of citrus, like some pineapple/orange/grapefruit/tangerine and some pine. The taste matched the smell. Some soft bitterness. Nothing overwhelming, and unbelievably smooth considering the bitterness. Fantastic balance, very smooth, easy to drink. This is a phenomenal beer. This bottle was my first, and absolutely won't be my last.

Probably the best IPA i've ever had.

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Titan kicks ass.

This beer has it all. Smells of grass, lemon zest, and flowers. Mellow scents are this beer's weakest point.

Tastes are exceptional: very floral, with a nice citrus bite, and smooth malt finish.

Very drinkable. Glass disappears without a hint of alcohol. Fantastic.

Photo of eatyourveggies
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I LOVE this beer! It has got to be one of the best IPA's I've ever had! It's clean, crisp and flavorful! I rarely pour this one into a glass... I like drinking it from the bottle! There are definite citrus, piney notes and a really nice malt sweetness adding body and making this beer extremely drinkable and not overly bitter... but it is still quite hoppy! Plus, for me, after a night of drinking Titan, I didn't feel like crud the next day... which was nice!

It's hard to say how many of the Titan's I have drank, thus far...
But, I believe it's safe to say there are many many many more in my future!

Cheers, Great Divide!

Photo of JoeBloe
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i first had this on tap at the blind tiger - yummy - i'm into my 4th
bottle out of this 6pk and i love this stuff - the tap pint was excellent - the 6pk bottles hold up as well - a damn good hoppy ipa
that wants me want to have another - good stuff here!

Photo of Chelsea1905
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured nicely into a Tulip, light amber with yellowish hue in the colour. The Head was nice and large, with great lacing throughout the entire beer! A very nice looking beer

Smelled a little piney, and a little citrusy, and a little malty, and then it just seemed to be befuddled and smelled like wet paper!

Tasted nice, a little bit of an alcohol overflow on the buds. Hops up front, and then it dwindled away to be somewhat indistinguishable. A good beer, but with the words TITAN and IPA in the lable, I expected a little more.

Mouthfeel is great, really nice feeling beer. Goes down smooth and drinks well. Overall, for an AIPA it is a nice beer, but I feel that if you are expecting a lot of hops and floral, maybe not what you want. But as an IPA it is a good beer

Enjoyable

Scott

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Pristina dark golden beer. Milky-white, light head, moderate retention.

S-A prominent piney hop aroma with hints of some semi-sweet malt.

T-Earthy and piney hop flavors with just a hint of a citrus twist; overall hop character was moderate, seemed a bit lacking. Nutty, semi-sweet malty body is balanced by an assertive bitterness.

M-Medium carbonation supports this medium-bodied brew.

D-Pretty decent, though not as hoppy as an American IPA should be. Even so, it was a very drinkable brew.

Photo of webbcreative
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 22, 2009
Poured an orange-dark golden color, with a huge head. smelled clean, citrus, hops. Tastes hoppy, bitter on the sides of my mouth, but doesnt linger too long, also get sweet malt. pretty good balance though overall, for a hoppy beer. Gets smoother and more mellow the more of it i drink. Overall a pretty darn good brew!

Photo of dogfishandi
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. pours golden orange with some nice off white head that stuck around for awhile, very nice retention, very nice lacing as well. very cloudy with lots of floaters, maybe a result of the pour, i dont mind the floaters, so this is niether a good thing or a bad thing. the aroma is very piney, resin, and a little bit of citrus. the taste is very good, it tickles the roof of your mouth with some very nice piney hop flavors, citrus towards the finish, a slight taste of malts, but mostly hops in this one. the carbonation is on the light side. nice chewy medium body to it. in my opinion this is a very drinkiable beer, not too much going on here, but it definately doesnt lack anything. just a plain out all around decent ipa, i could see myself drinking this again in the future.

Photo of unclejimbay
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Titan IPA
Great Divide Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 6.80 %

1/11/09, reviewed @ home, bottle > Imp Pint glass

A 4.5 - bronze honey color, excellent 2 finger head w/ solid retention, reduced to a very respectable collar.
S 4.0 - earthy/woody/pine hop aromas, bold aromas for sure
T 4.0 - Same as smells - Intense as expected, not my preference for a hop profile but well made for sure
MF 4.5 - low-med carbo on palate which is nice to fully appreciate the hop dance, mid-heavy body and mouthfeel
D 3.5 - a sessionable IPA you like this style and earthy/pine hops. It's not my first pick but this is well made for sure. The Appearance and Aroma leads the review for me!

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. pint - $6.75 (time to start drinking at home more often) at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Arrived at the booth a deep, dark copper body with a thin, though lasting, white head.

Smell: Fragrant hop aromas of bergamot, jarring grapefruit pith, and pine resin rest over a sturdy base of candyish pale malts.

Taste: Sweet, nigh candied maltiness upfront with a lesser taste of caramel and toasted pale malts. Pithy, citrusy hop character infused with pine needles delivers a rather assertive hop bitterness. Finishes bittersweet, though only the cumulative bitterness persists into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. A touch sticky in the mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Plenty of bold bitterness, but it's backed up by enough sweet maltiness. A superlative example of an India Pale Ale and a valued member of the beer community. Surely we can all agree on that?

Photo of WalterSobchak
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a nice amber color with a solid two finger head that dissipates to a nice film and leaves significant lacing. Smells of subdued pine hops and a rich chocolate malt.
Really well balanced hops and malt. I'm actually getting a solid punch of buttery malt up front with a building yeast and hops flavor. This is really well balanced and very complex. Both the hops and malt are top notch making this very drinkable. Without reservations this is in my top five of all time.

Photo of cpn920
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured pale orange with a big head that left crusty sticky lacing down the glass. Smelled pine and grapefruit. Taste was similar with a nice touch of caramel malt and some grassy hops. Medium body with good carbonation. Very good drinkability. I like that this beer was not overly hopped. GD kept it very well balanced and I appreciate the subtlety.

Photo of Strix
2.98/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale orange, decent head with some lacing.

Smell floral, with a pine hint. Sort of weak.

Taste piney and biscuity. Then takes a wrong turn for my taste, with grassy and buttery notes. Just not a good blend for me. Buttery/metallic aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Buttery/grassy/metallic notes ruined it for me in this one. Sorry folks.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,629 ratings.