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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

3,529 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 1,383
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 150
Gots: 279 | 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 Zadok
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Dark golden straw with little to no head that dissipated rather quickly.

S-Sweet hoppy aroma with mild malts.

T-Solid hop taste with a mildly bitter aftertaste. Not a whole bunch more going on.

M-Medium body with mild carbonation, relatively smooth.

D-Not to bad of a beer, tastes like a quality product but at the same time could probably invest in something else.

Zadok, Jul 31, 2008
Photo of jessecarr
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a phenomenal IPA. It is wonderfully potent and perfect for this 90+ NJ summer day that I'm drinking it during. My wife and I just had a boy, and she has a Guinness for nursing during the day, so I occasionally join her with an afternoon taste of my own, like today. It's super-piny and it has a nice bite to it. It really does not go the soft route--instead, this beer is fierce. But fierce in a way that's well executed, and this is the triumph of the beer.

Appearance is lovely. You may notice a nice bit of sediment in your glass, and no--that's not your dishwasher's sign of retirement---it's the lovely, unfiltered awesomeness in the glass. I guess this could turn some people off, but I personally loved it.

Smell is ridiculous. It has the pine and citrus notes that make IPA the definitive summer beer for a hophead like myself.

The taste is money as well. This is a real deal IPA, meaning the hops are right up front. I just finished my beer at the beginning of this review and I can STILL TASTE THE HOPPINESS. I love when that happens.

The titans, in Greek myth, were those who ruled before Zeus overthrew them. This beer is Titanic, in that it proves it's dominance over other, non-worthy attempts of IPA rulership. Congrats again, Great Divide, ya'll are the truth!

jessecarr, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clear amber with a nice white head and good lacing.

S-Earthy hops with some grapefruit hops and nice maltiness behind.

T-Well balanced as the nose would lead you to expect. A significant malt presence blends with the hops throughout. I like hops to be a bit more dominant in an IPA but this is still good.

M-A bit oily with good carbonation.

D-Right on the border of sessionable for me. Good balance makes it easy to drink. 6.8% ABV requires some caution.

A very nice IPA from Titan. Not my favorite beer from Great Divide as I love Hercules and both Yetis but very good nonetheless.

HV

sholland119, Jul 30, 2008
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.

A: Poured a bright, copper amber color with a tight, high-rising head of white foam. Lacing was great and carbonation danced lively inside the glass.

S: Huge whiff of pine forest hops, a lush blend of citric, grapefruit acidity, and a very oily, resinous hop leaf aroma. Simply put, this is a hoppy ale.

T: Taste mirrors the smell to to a T. This IPA is not short on hops, with a great big rush of bitter hops, lending way to softer, fruitier hops flavors like grapefruit and pine needles. The malt does an okay job of balancing the flavor, but just can't cut it enough, leaving it a little off balance, but still quite good.

M: Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with all the hopped out bitterness going on in there.

D: Pushing 7%, this is not an IPA to be taken lightly. It also might leave your taste buds shot, disabling you from judging any other beers that day. However, it's all well worth it, for this is one hop delight that can't be passed up.

A very tasty IPA which raises the banner of hops high and proud. It's not for the faint of heart, as the flavors might cause some palate burn-out. But you can handle it, and you'll reap the rewards of what a great IPA should be.

Gambrinus1184, Jul 27, 2008
Photo of mike24
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Golden amber colour with some faint haze. Very nice chunky head that lingers and sticks to the side of the glass.

Smell: Suprisingly sweet and malty smell for the style but nicely permeated with citrusy hops

Taste: First taste is lemony citrusy hops that develops into a pine grasslike flavour, quickly rounded out by smooth sweet malts with a very nice bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Fairly low in the carbonation department

Drinkability: Very smooth, very balanced ipa. One of the best I have tried.

mike24, Jul 24, 2008
Photo of Reagan1984
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A rather substantial 2 finger creamy head formed on top of this beer as it was poured from the bottle. There was quite a bit of structure and staying power in this head. The beer was a hazy copper/honey color and quite a bit of suspended particles just hanging throughout the beer. This beer had an awesome amount of lacing.

Wow, Pine aroma really comes through. There were also some biscuit like malt and also some citrus tones. I really like this aroma.

Very nice flavor and this one is immediately growing on me. Big flavor and excellent balance. Substantial malt flavor and sweetness that is nicely balanced with an assertive hop bite. There is a nice spice that is evident behind the flavor from front to back. The sweetness comes across as caramel but isn't too much as it's always playing against nice citrus/pine bitterness. There are also some subtle notes of alcohol that you can notice. At the end I am left with a nice grapefruit flavor.

Mouth feel is medium bodied and very smooth. The slight carbonation seems to highlight the spiciness that exists.

Very drinkable and a very nice IPA. Certainly on the "A" list.

Reagan1984, Jul 23, 2008
Photo of blackjack000
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Honey or amber color with a nice, frothy eggshell head. There's been a good deal of solid matter floating around in all six of these bottles that I purchased. They're fine, there's just more floating around that I'm used to. I noticed some sediment floating around when I had it on tap, also.

Smell: Sweet and caramel-smelling with some background alcohol smell. It's a really pleasant sugary and woody smell.

Taste & Mouthfeel: A strong dose of citrus and grassy hops laying on a backdrop of syrupy malt. The hops and malt are pretty well-balanced in this one.

Drinkability: Very well. These go down well, and your taste buds will beg for more. The flavor stays memorable throughout the night.

blackjack000, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of sopclod
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Whenever I walk into the liquor store and start looking around, I start to try to justify spending $16 and up for a single bottle of beer. I inevitably fail.

I then start to try to find value. There are a few brewers I trust, but there are many more that I'm just not familiar with, and tend to give off this just-like-everyone-else vibe. Before I tried this beer, Great Divide was one of those brewers for me.

This beer surprised me. While not the cheapest IPA, I now think it may be the best value. It can't stand toe to toe with the titans of the style (buh dum chhh) but for the price I don't expect it to.

The first thing I noticed was the smell. It has the classic piney floral smell of a good IPA, but it isn't weak; you don't have to strain, the character really comes through.

The smell does indeed portend the taste that was to come. The pine and citrus flavors from the nose come through to the palate, only more so. Although not a high abv beer, you do get just a bit of alcohol warmth as it goes down, which is quite welcome. After a couple of these, I fell much cozier.

A first rate beer, and one that will be in my home much more regularly from now on. If you love hops, and you like value, do yourself a favor and get this. Now.

sopclod, Jul 18, 2008
Photo of Haybeerman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep amber to copper. Two inch medium coarse head that held throughout with a good amount of lacing.

Smell: Very herbal/floral aroma with a "stingy" pine aroma. Citrus in nice balance

Taste: Very predominant citrus and herbal hop u[ front. Grapefruit and lemon are the most notable flavors. Malt has a subtle sweetness well underneath. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. Pleasantly coats the tounge and mouth.

Drinkability: This is a session IPA that pairs well with food - pizza with my second beer. A choice IPA to enjoy; nicely warming.

Haybeerman, Jul 16, 2008
Photo of seanpachefddfa
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance- pours a medium amber with a 1.5 finger off white head.

smell- wonderful aroma of citrus zest mostly grapefruit and a little bit of orange also a strong pine smell

taste- taste just like it smells a strong citrus and pine taste. with a great hop bitterness to it

mouth feel- nice carbonation Very smooth and nicely drying at the end.

Drink ability- one of the better ipa's I have ever had. The only problem is that I drink this way to fast

seanpachefddfa, Jul 15, 2008
Photo of chuckd123
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Flat out one of the best IPA's I've had. Color is a beautiful copper, with a thick head and very impressive lacing. Smell is right on for the style, citrus is the overpowering smell as you'd expect. Not exactly grapefruity, but citrus jumps out at you. Taste is fantastic -- nothing dominates and the overall mix of hops, bitters and alcohol is amazing. Drinkability is excellent, no surprise for a <7% beer, but putting back 5-6 of these over the course of a night is not difficult. Not overly filling, just right. There are a couple double IPA's that I like more, but this is #1 for me in the IPA style.

chuckd123, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of pvsob
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Light amber color (hazy), with a one finger head (off-white) that hangs around for the whole experience. Leaves great lacing.

S- Pine, sweet fruit, citrus, and some butter.

T- A nice mixture of piney hop and malt in the beginning. Towards the end there is a sweet citrus flavor, but this is quickly engulfed by a long, bitter finish.

M- Medium (coats your tongue nicely) feel with steady carbonation.

D- A hoppy, but balanced AIPA that I'll be drinking a lot of in the foreseeable future. This was my first offering from Great Divide and if this is a prelude of what's to come. Bring it on! Cheers!

pvsob, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of Antilochus
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Given to me by my boss. Best before 10/2008. 6.80% abv, 355mL bottle. Fridge temp into a stein.

Fantastic orange body under some white suds.

Orange rind nose. This is serious stuff. Some subtly sweet vanilla cake mix maltiness. Caramel. Mango. The smallest hint of pine just to get hop lovers started.

Palate is superbly well balanced. Malt presence is sweet and fruity - hops kick with some astringency, citrus. Good presence with mouth-filling carbonation and smoothness. Finish stings with hop bitterness, with some caramel malt opening up as it progresses. Finishes sweetish.

Great stuff. Makes me woozy.

Antilochus, Jun 30, 2008
Photo of cvstrickland
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12-ounce longneck poured into my DFH shaped pint glass yields a clear copper body capped with a fluffy pillow of foam three fingers deep that briefly stands in a little tower above the rim of the glass, retains at a thick puck and leaves sticky webs of lacing.

Smell is hoppy! Piney, spicy, grassy, hops and a thickly-sweet molasses-and-caramel malty nose.

Taste is wonderfully caramelly with citrusy hops and a potent bitter finish. A note of piney grapefruit lingers in the aftertaste. No sharp flavors, just nice mellow harmony with a burly hop finish.

Good drinkability.

cvstrickland, Jun 25, 2008
Photo of perfectkaos
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a copper orange color with a quarter inch head that quickly dissipates to nothing. lots of stuff floating round in this one lacing the whole way down the glass

aroma of piney hops.

super crisp tasting with a load of hops right in the front. lingering after for quite a while too.. almost too long.

wow. two great aipas in a row. i had heard a lot about the hercules, but have yet to try it, when i saw this one in the mix a six case i had to give it a go... and im certainly not disappointed.

perfectkaos, Jun 23, 2008
Photo of Rzzzzz
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Quite good. Thanks to Kwakwhore for this one. Poured into a pint glass, copper in color with a small but lasting creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma of piney hops & grapefruit with the malt relegated to the background.

Lots going on here flavor-wise: spicy citruis floral hop up front, mingling nicely with a sweet malt follow and bitter hops finish. Nice, smooth mouthfeel and solid drinkability makes this one very enjoyable brew.

Rzzzzz, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Surprisingly dark amber with a good haze to it. Head retention is excellent, leaving plenty of lace as the glass empties.

Smell: The nose is all pine and fresh flowers, and what a nose it is. Tons of hop aroma with essentially no malt presence to muddle things up.

Taste/mouthfeel: Even parts semi-sweet crystal malts and floral, slightly herbal hops. The malt flavor is quickly taken out of the mix as hops begin to take over the palate, though they're never aggressively bitter. The floral character continues on through the finish, meeting a mild resiny bitterness that's surprisingly clean overall. The mouthfeel is fairly light and dry, though it almost reminds me of an amber.

largadeer, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of albern
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very nice IPA and well worth seeking out. The beer pours a nice golden amber with plenty of slightly off white creamy head and lots of lacing. The retention is quite good. The aroma is pine notes, oily hop esters, some malts in the background, and some grapefruit like florals too. The taste is wonderful. There is lots of tangy grapefruit, oily hop esters, leafy hop notes as well, and plenty of bready and biscuity malts in the background. There is a definite puckerishness, tanginess, and slight hop bitterness to the beer that is very compelling and it balances superbly with the bready malts. This is a very well balanced, medium bodied, interesting, not overly complex beer that is worth returning to again and again. The mouthfeel is very creamy and the aftertaste is quite mild. I also appreciate the proportionate ABV. L'Chaim.

albern, Jun 06, 2008
Photo of warmdog
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Easily up there with one of the better american IPA's going around, and great it's available in London! Cos there is a sad shortage of beers like this out here! Don't really need to say much more, simply put, a wonderful modern IPA. Hopefully i'll brew a similar IPA one day ;-)

warmdog, Jun 05, 2008
Photo of ABHatter
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into DFH tumbler. Bottle is dated Bottled 3rd week of Feb. (Hopefully 08) Quite a bit of floaties in this beer.

A- Appearance is very good. No much lacing with a fair amount of floaties still visible in the middle of the pint.

S-Smell is quite impressive typical pine & citrus with a toasty malty sweetness. I picked up a little bit of vinegar when first poured but that has gone away.

T- Sweet up front then a little bit of hops followed by a little more sweetness. Very well balanced the bitterness is very well hidden due to the degree of maltiness.

M- is good but not outstanding. Carbonation seems to be very good.

D- drinkibility is OK Although there are a number of IPA's that I find a little more easier to drink.

Overall good beer that is very well balanced.

ABHatter, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of jkrich
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle with label that states brewed third week of February (2008, I hope).

Poured a very deep golden to light bronze with a slight haze; a fluffy head that slowly receded to about an 1/8 inch white head. The head left plenty of lacing on the glass.

Fruity, citrusy aromas are prevalent.

A blast of hoppy bitterness attacks the palatte leaving a pleasant, grassy bitterness on the tongue with a faint malty sweetness. As the ale warms the ale balances nicely between the bitter hop flavor and the sweet malt.

This was a medium bodied ale with restrained carbonation.

With an ABV of 6.8 percent, this may not be the ideal session ale, but it is a smooth drinking one.

jkrich, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of righlander
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pours a deep gold with a 2 finger foamy laced up head.

S- very piney hopped with slight malty background. some citrus.

T- my first sip reminds me of D.F.H. 60 min IPA, yet better...not as much citrus notes. very piney, grassy hop bitter.

M- nicely carbonated creamy feel to it.

D- best AIPA in my book. At 6.8% i drink em slow

Notes: this beer is awesome, I always go back to it. It's my favorite IPA. Great Divide clearly knows what's going on. If you like this...TRY THE HERCULES DOUBLE IPA!!! It's the bomb too

righlander, May 31, 2008
Photo of daythree16
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Golden amber in color in color with a smooth and creamy one finger head that fades a little, but some of it stays the whole way down. There is also a little yeast floating in the glass.

The first thing I notice right away is the citrus. It smells very strongly of grapefruit. The taste is citrus at first, with a slight malty sweetness, and that great hop bite at the end.

The mouthfeel is very oily and creamy. Almost reminds me of milk. Overall, this is a great IPA, and I would definitely have another.

daythree16, May 30, 2008
Photo of Clembo1957
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into an Imperial Half pint glass.

The Pour - a nice easy pour, no problems with an head

Look - A good clear amber colour, it looks good...

Smell - Hoppy (i'm not complaining!)

Taste - ...and it tastes great, very hoppy with a hint of malts. This beer looks good and tastes good. At 6.8% it's not exactly a session beer but the beer goes down very smoothly and leaves you wanting another.

Feel - Worth savouring

Drinkability - Very drinkable, a classic beer, if this was on tap in my local i'd make it a habit

Clembo1957, May 28, 2008
Photo of haz77
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a gold-hued burnt orange with a couple of fingers of frothy, tight white foam. This drops a little, but is easily refreshed.

S - Pine, apricot, cut grass, green apple, little bit of honey.

T - Taste of pine fades in, with citrus making an appearance, before fading back again and letting the pine take over. Finish is refreshingly bitter, but has a sweet fruity element too lingering in the aftertaste

M - Medium body and carbonation, which is perfect for this brew. Very smooth and nicely drying at the end.

D - Very easy sipper. Glass was empty quickly.

haz77, May 22, 2008
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,529 ratings.