Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
This beer pours an auburn copper with a decent amount of carbonation. Has a thick, rocky head made up of non-uniform bubbles, all shapes and sizes. Leaves thick, raised lacing on the glass. When smelling this, I get a simple pale malt sweetness up front, followed by big citrus notes, and then finishing off with a piny twang. With the taste, I get, again, the malt sweetness followed by a rush of citrus with some pine towards the end. Finishes very bitter and it sits on the tongue for a while. Mouthfeel is smooth, but this is kind of thin. A solid IPA, but lacks a little something.
10-14-2006 04:19:22 | More by goochpunch
3.65/5 rDev -10.8%
Good and hazy looking, I can't see through the glass clearly. Has a dull copper color. The creamy head and hazy character make for a great looking brew.
Somewhat nutty aroma which is accompanied by a burst of citrus upon first whiff. The first gulp leaves behind a grapefruit taste that crawls up the roof of the mouth. The hop flavor is well balanced with a good malt backbone.
Consider me a repeat offender when it comes to drinking Titan IPA.
10-11-2006 23:08:03 | More by Jermbrew
3.68/5 rDev -10%
Pours a nice golden orange color. Sediment floats around. Huge beige head that retains well.
Smell is citrus and grapefruit. Lemon. Smells like lemon dish soap.
Taste is good. Huge on the hop and malt flavors. A bit musty, but it doesn't really detract from the over all flavor.
Mouthfeel is good. You can feel the hops in your mouth and I always like that.
Overall a good drinkable IPA that is very sessionable. Not one of the best I've had, but good.
10-10-2006 01:00:53 | More by wcudwight
4/5 rDev -2.2%
appearence: poured a hazy amber w/ a 2 inch rocky white head, that last throughout the entire drink, left some excellent lacing.
smell: piney and citrus/grapefruit aroma, moderate sweet malt
taste and mouthfeel: starts off bitter-sweet and ends moderate to heavy bitter dry hop, light to medium body, lively carbonated
drinkability: crisp, clean and enjoyable
Overall, I think this brew rocks. It was well balanced, what you smell is what you taste. Buy a six and sit back and enjoy Titan IPA.
10-08-2006 01:36:31 | More by GimpyCane
4.28/5 rDev +4.6%
Just cracked a bottle, pours a cloudy copper-orange, with a huge creamy off-white head--so big that I had to pour in stages. Kind of put off at the size of the head, but other than that this beer looks absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to dive in...unfortunately it's straight from the fridge and I want to let it warm up a little. As it warms, the head recedes and leaves a nice trace of lacing down the side.
The nose is all piney hops. There's little else in the aroma, just a hint of bready yeastiness. Virtually no detectable malt or alcohol. Not super impressed with the aroma, would like a little more pronounced malt character in the nose. That said, it still smells pretty good, but not in proportion to how good it looks!
The flavor is excellent. The pine comes through first, with a sweet, earthy malt and yeast doubleteam following close behind. There are some vaguely citrus hints, but the dominant hop character is of pine, which is a nice contrast to the grapefruity hop character of most of my favorite IPAs. There's also a hoppy astringent dryness contrasting the sweet malt, which is not at all unpleasant. All in all, top notch.
I tend to like big, creamy beers and this Titan is right on the money. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy and just about perfect. I could drink this all night. If I weren't getting ready to taste Great Divide's ESB I would do just that.
10-02-2006 23:37:17 | More by ryanismean
4.4/5 rDev +7.6%
This pours a creamy coppery amber with a giant tan foamy head. A truely beautiful looking beer. The smell is citrus hops, tangrine and grapefruit are the most dominate here. The taste is like the smell with a creamy fell to it. The hops aren't too overpowering with bitterness, but they have a real nice citrus flavor. The m/f is light and very well mixed. This is an excellant beer that I see having as an everyday brew.
10-02-2006 22:18:20 | More by jmz62565
4.22/5 rDev +3.2%
A- pours a nice amber color, nice white head that retains and laces well
S- floral hoppy smell, but at the same time a little sweet at the same time
T- a little balanced malt-wise than other ipa's, very nice, nice hoppy bite combined with a light malty sweetness
M- very carbonated, not to the point where its fizzy, but really carbonated, sticks to mouth for a while
D- goes down nice and easy, a great single IPA, would drink more often if I caould get this in bombers, will buy/drink again
09-28-2006 19:47:06 | More by gonzo138
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle dated 6/3 into a Stone IPA glass. Served at 50F. Clear copper/orange body was topped by a huge 3+ fingers of tan head. Significant lacing remained throughout the drink.
Smell was fruity sweet. Cantaloupe. Clean. Strong hops aroma.
Taste was sweet. Hop flavor without the equivalent bitterness. Pine resin. Honey. Almost cloying sweetness. Sweet maltiness followed by a bittering finish.
Mouthfeel was smooth and rich, almost oily. Medium carbonation.
Enjoyable but I don't want more than one in an evening. May purchase again someday, but there are so many great AIPAs available I'll seek out first.
09-25-2006 00:51:06 | More by Cresant
3.75/5 rDev -8.3%
Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy orangey color ale with a big white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is well balance with big caramel malt. Taste is a mix between sweet malt with some citrus and bitter hops. Body is above average and the beer is not filtered which I appreciated.
09-21-2006 15:02:39 | More by Phyl21ca
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
A medium bread dough is left after the immense pour. Too immense even for me. Levas some pretty good lacing, sprase but good in an IPA. A semi-deep amber. Maybe a light garnet. A bready hop and malt mix greets the nose for a very balanced aroma. A more juicy hop bitterness. This is also noted in each sip of this beer. Tastes like it was a very well thoughout out beer. Very complex and pleasurable to the palate. A beer I will buy again and again.
09-20-2006 06:00:37 | More by scruffwhor
4/5 rDev -2.2%
A - A ruddy copper color with a monsterous four finger head that takes its time dissipating. Tiny bubbles of carbonation haze the brew. The lacing webs thickly to all parts of the glass. This beer looks amazing. This bottle should have a warning on the label commanding you to pour it into a glass.
S - Strong aromas of pineapple, roses, lillies, spruce, a touch of mango and a milder caramel malt underneath.
T - The taste is strongly floweresque with roses and lillies dominating here. There are some sweet caramel notes. The aftertaste is a sweet rose with a mild spruce bitterness. A pleasant finish, but it gets old.
M - Well, it is thick and smooth, but it is not very refreshing. Granted it was hardly parching, but it lacked the quaffable quality of most IPAs.
D - It has a bit too much flavor to be highly drinkable. Yet, it still does a very nice job. It would overpower or clash with most foods. I will likely have this again. Great work Great Divide.
09-18-2006 00:11:54 | More by mrasskicktastic
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Appearance: Orangish/amber in color, white head that left plenty of lacing.
Smell: Piney/citrusy hop aroma backed with malty notes.
Taste: The pine and citrus hop aroma showed up first in the taste followed by a pretty big malt backbone. I was expecting more of an unbalanced beer and thought it was a fluke the first time around so I tried it again a few different occasions. The balance always seemed to be there eventhough it was different 6 packs and different times of the year. I guess the beer just has a good balance to it.
Mouthfeel: crisp and fresh like an IPA should be, medium/light body.
Drinkability: I put them down with ease, you can too.
Overall I really liked it, I expected something over the top but got something a bit more balanced which can really be a nice treat.
09-13-2006 20:30:00 | More by tattooedtolley
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
A: Poured a hazy golden orange with a 1 inch head that went down to some lacing in a minute or so. Looks decent.
S: Malty, caramel. Kinda woulda liked to get some herbal citrusy hop smell in there but its just not there.
T: Sweet malts and a fair hop bitterness, really not much for hops in the taste apart from the bitterness.
M: Smooth, almost syrupy like coats the mouth. Fairly pleasent. Bit of a nice effervescent tingle on the tip of the ongue.
D: A good session beer, not the best IPA I have ever had, but its better then average. I dunno as I would seek out this beer or buy it again since I have a huge selection of great IPA's that can be found all the time. But worth a try and it may appeal to some.
09-12-2006 21:41:54 | More by Iguana
3.75/5 rDev -8.3%
Crystal clear amber with a dry white head that fizzles, but laces thick. Smells of sweet, piney hops, a little citrus and some caramel malt.
Taste is more sweet malt, lots more citrus hops and a sharp bitter aspirin finish. Medium mouthfeel pushing thick.
Good beer. Pretty drinkable with stiff hops. Worth a try.
09-09-2006 01:28:10 | More by maundythirsty
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
A moderate but sticky head floats above a glowing orange liquid, which is intensely aromatic with strong pine and citrus aromas noticeable from a distance. Faint floral notes also come into play. Taste is up front piney hop bitterness that slowly rounds itself out with hefty citrus aspects and a substantial malty backbone, then finishes bone dry with a returning bitterness. Very well balanced, and despite the abundant hops never comes across as simplistic bitterness. Strength is nicely masked. Medium but oily mouthfeel, full-flavored, and an incredibly satisfying IPA.
09-06-2006 17:03:16 | More by jmatthew
4.4/5 rDev +7.6%
It pours a very clear and bright coppery amber. A full finger of tight beige head drops gradually to foamy hillocks. Wiggles of lacing squiggle the inside of the glass.
The aroma spritzes a mist of sweet toasted malt, with caramel, dark cherry, and biscuit. A lesser hop trace grants pine and citrus, and a sneaky snake of alcohol slips along slyly.
Upon sipping, toasty sweet malt springs earthily to life with caramel and berry, mildly yeasty and doughy. The hops deliver a counter-balance with dry grapefruit and resiny pine, both well-proportioned. The alcohol is surprisingly vaporous. Grain revisits with a late glimpse of sweetness and raisin. An ideal hop bitterness lingers lively in the finish. It's highly hopped but very balanced and wonderfully blended.
Perhaps a tad short of medium bodied, thick malt and oily hops slide along and coat the palate fetchingly.
As hoppy as it is, it presents the malt as a willing and able foil, resulting in an impressively balanced and artfully crafted American IPA. The ABV comes on stronger than anticipated, but it warms rather than disrupts, so it remains enjoyable drinkable, though with the appropriate advisory. There's no clash here, so I'll gladly remember this Titan.
09-05-2006 19:30:23 | More by Foxman
3.75/5 rDev -8.3%
12oz. bottle. Kudos to GD for providing freshness dating. Unfortunately for me, this beer was bottled 6+ months ago...Teach me to check in the store. Appearance is a clear, honey colored brew, with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, primarily grapefruit. Some malt comes through as well as a honey scent. Taste is quite hoppy, more lemon/grass than grapefruit, though. Malt is present, but consider it a supporting role. Finish has some huskiness/grain to it, as well as pepper. Mouthfeel is a medium bodied beer, with high carbonation. Alcohol warming and drying leads you on to the next sip. I enjoyed this and would have it again. Oddly enough, the hops seemed stronger in this than in Hercules, but it might just be that Hercules was better balanced.
09-05-2006 18:16:52 | More by
4.05/5 rDev -1%
Poured an orange, copper with a medium white head. So so retention.
Sweet malt aroma with plenty of citrus and hops.
Sweet malt taste quickly meshes with a citrus rind flavor and an ensuing hop explosion. The aftertaste is dry, sweet and bitter. The high alcohol is very masked.
Nice light/medium body with some light syrupy notes and champagne, fizzy carbonation create a very nice mouthfeel and excellent drinkability.
This is an excellent and unique IPA!
09-03-2006 06:55:00 | More by Estarrio
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Had this one at Stubbie in Gainesville.
Appearance is fairly typical of an IPA, orangey color with good head. Some lacing. Smell is of fresh hops on top of a malt base, as you'd expect. For whatever reason, I found this to be maltier-tasting than the Hercules, surprising because this is the AIPA while Hercules is the DIPA. It's all about balance, I suppose, and I think Hercules struck it better. Not that this wasn't good, mind you. Good mouthfeel and carbonation, drinkability is good as well, although not as good as the Hercules.
09-02-2006 06:44:49 | More by hunteraw
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
12oz bottle -> pint glass
notched the first week of January, oh boy 8 months old
Pours a lightly orange tinged amber, with an one inch off white billowy head. Small clusters of tight sticky lace that fade to nothing. Medium carbonation is present.
Nose: Super piney hoppy aroma, with massive citrus notes (pineapple, orange peel), and a slight caramel malt sweetness.
Taste: Citrus and pine resiny hops up front real quick, with a nice smooth sweet caramel malt return that dominates until... from the depths emerges a creeper hop bitterness that tickles the tongue and lingers on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden.
Medium mouth the smoothes upon warming.
Very drinkable ipa. This was quite tasty, i hope to find a fresher one for a retaste.
08-29-2006 22:52:06 | More by beerphan
4.28/5 rDev +4.6%
Poured an orange amber color with a medium sized off white head and nice lacing. Flowery, light citrus hop, and some sweet malt in the aroma. Citrus hop bitterness up front, then coated by nice malt sweetness all the way around. A very fulfilling IPA.
08-26-2006 12:43:44 | More by egajdzis
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
Dated as being bottled on the second week of June 2006. Pours an orangish copper color with massive creamy head that has amazing retention and sticks all over the glass. Aroma is a load of piney hops! My mouth is beginning to water now from the smell. Taste is incredible as well. 6.8%? Could have fooled me there. Hopheads rejoice with Titan IPA. This brew is wonderfully hopped and perfectly balanced. Overall, this is an absolutely amazing brew that I would recommend to anybody who enjoys hoppy brews.
08-25-2006 03:27:09 | More by cjgator3
3.98/5 rDev -2.7%
Poured a nice light amber with a small white head.
The aroma was of fresh pine and citrus with notes of sweet malt in the background.
The flavor bursting with Pacific Northwest hops - piney, resiny, and citrusy. The malt backbone of the beer was satisfyingly sweet, caramelly, and slightly creamy without being too heavy.
The carbonation was spot on and added a nice bite to the hoppy profile.
This beer is very straight forward in the best of ways. It always delivers on full flavor, it's readily available in six-packs, and it makes for a perfect regular stocking in your fridge. Cheers to a solid beer!
08-24-2006 14:29:32 | More by SacoDeToro
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
Poured into a pint glass, a hazy copper orange, huge, massive, mountainous head. Ok, I just talked to my sister for 15 minutes, and the head is still an half inch thick. Amazing. Loads of lacing at top. Aroma is a classic hop bomb, lots of piney citric hops and a mellow caramel malt base, pretty decent. Taste isn't the overwhelming hop bomb, though it tastes like it, but more like an unpresumptuous hoppy guy with a really, really, really nice and smooth and just so little bit enough carbonation, and, well, nice. Overall, this isn't an IPA to worship, but to drink everyday for the rest of your life. What I can't believe? 6.8%? Can't even tell. A dangerous session, if you try it.
08-24-2006 00:18:44 | More by objectivemonkey
4.45/5 rDev +8.8%
Classic IPA in the tradition of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.
Ale pours a deep amber color with stark white head. Piney, hoppy aroma. Hops dominate flavor up front with malt coming up from behind. Smooth long lasting, hoppy aftertaste, boy I can't imagine a more drinkable IPA. Balance new perferct between the hops & malt. This is a great brew from Great Divide.
08-21-2006 00:17:58 | More by John1985
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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