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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

3,584 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,584
Reviews: 1,386
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 154
Gots: 311 | 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 avalon07
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: When poured from a bottle to a pint glass, this beer had an amber color and a slightly cloudy consistency. There was about a half inch of long-lasting head and some good lacing.

S: Strong smell (predictably) of hops, with some citrus elements, as well. Very aromatic.

T: There was a big flavor, typical of this style. Lots of hops, some lemon, a bit of malt mixed in. Tasty.

M: Lots of carbonation and a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

D: This is one of the best IPAs I've had. It has a ton of personality and is easy to drink. Basically what you look for in this style.

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours Copper with some orange high lights. Good sized head and great lace all the way down.
The aroma is piney hops,citrus notes and malts.
The taste is simply spectacular. Sweet,citrus,caramel and malts and please don't forget the hops!
The feel is medium body and carbonation with a slightly creamy feel and a mild bitter finish.

Notes: This is in my top 3 for IPAs and I will really look to make this a staple as long as I can find it. I did not expect much despite good reviews. I felt that it would be fine,but not the supreme brew it was. So smooth,so fine.
A top notch brew any day!

Photo of ckeegan04
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Orangish brwon color with one finer light brown head. Decent retention and excellent lacing.

S - Strong aroma of citrusy and piney hops. Also a sweetness in the background.

T - HOPS! The citrusy juicy hops are strong at first sip and dominate throughout. A light caramel sweetness is just present enough to keep it from being a messy hop mass but the hops are the stars of the show. As it continues to warm the hops shift from a citrusy blast to a mix of citrus and pine.

M/D - Medium bodied and an excellent lingering hoppiness. Unbeliveably drinkiable IPA. I have had DIPA's with less hop character than this one.

Photo of ffejherb
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Eulogy in Philadelphia, PA on 8/5/08.

A - Clear copper/amber body with half a finger of creamy, off-white head that diminished but left in its wake a thick, even coat of beautiful lacing around the glass. Virtually no visible carbonation present.

S - Wow! Very fresh, pungent citrus hop nose up front with some complimentary pine notes. Nice mix of hops in the aroma. Malt is caramel based and a touch of alcohol is also present.

T - Fresh, juicy citrus hops right from the get-go, with a kaleidoscope of orange, pineapple and lemon flavors as well as some more biting pine and resin notes. Malt backbone is caramel based with a mild toasted quality that emerges in the finish.

M - Medium body with smooth, creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Heavy bitter finish that lingers for quite a while.

D - This IPA is definitely hoppier than I had anticipated. This one is bordering the DIPA boundary, in my opinon. This one packs a big hop bite, and (I can't believe I'm saying this), but it could actually use just a tad more malt to the backbone. Regardless, this is an awesome
IPA that has an assertive hop palate that will keep the hopheads in hop nirvana.

Photo of TheViceBlog
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Titan IPA has a gorgeous smell and yowsers! it's hoppy ("aggressively hopped" according to the label). Orangey, piney, a nice bitterness but a sweet finish. And, I usually don't give a care about the color of a beer, but this one has a brilliant amber hue. Little too potent to be a session beer, but what the heck, you'll probably attempt it any how. One of the better IPAs on the market.

Aaron
www.theviceblog.com

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ;-)

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.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,584 ratings.