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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,343 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,343
Reviews: 1,379
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 143
Gots: 219 | 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 tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear medium amber color with massive white puffy head.
Smell is extremely nice with strong essences of citrus fruit, and piney and grassy hops. Fells like I am in the middle of a pine forest.
Taste is also loaded with hops with a nice amount of balancing malt.
Rich and full in the mouth with a long strong finishing bitterness.
Very nicely made beer. Great example of the style.

tgbljb, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of Ego
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice white head that retreats rather quickly into a thin film but remains sticky on the edges of the glass. lacing is average. a nice blend of clear orange and carmel in the hue dept. good looking but nothing amazin'

floral and piney with a hint of citrus twang. fresh and clean, pretty straight forward but done right.

taste etc...
a really nice bitterness level is complemented by the malt which lays down a nice sweetness to accompany the hops and their impending oils. This is an IPA on the more aggressive side but I like it. Mouthfeel is good, not too heavy but not too light. The carbonation hangs right out on that cliff of just prickly enough without going overboard.

a tasty every day IPA with a little more kick than some. the added alcohol is barely noticed.

Ego, Dec 16, 2006
Photo of jcdiflorio
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

served into a nonic glass from a 12oz brown long neck bottle with a crimped-on cap.

Mirky,reddish-orange color,lots of particles floating around in the beer. A 2" thick slightly off-white head pillowy,rocky,fluffy great looking head with good retention,chunking down the sides of the glass.

An inviting hop nose citrusy/piney a hint of pineapple,malt aromas were carmelly and nutty. A very pleasing moderate aroma, just calling out to be tasted.

A great tasting,very well balanced flavor that was piney/citrusy with a sweet maltiness, the most balanced tasting IPA i've had to date. A pleasing and smooth finish, not a lot of bitterness,kind of enjoyable with all the really hoppy IPA's out there.

A medium mouthfeel,very creamy. Highly drinkable,very enjoyable.
Nothing fancy here, just a very delightful IPA, not overdone, a great first IPA for somebody that never had an IPA before. I could drink this all night long with no complaints at all !!!

jcdiflorio, Dec 07, 2006
Photo of phishgator
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. There is an impressive head that is modestly thick and clingy. The color of the brew is pale copper with a noticeable chill haze. The aroma is grassy and floral hops. There is a preceived "piney" taste that you get; there are some fruit/floral highlights as well as a slight malt in the back of the sip. The body is full and the hop oil is a little sticky. I would say that after two your taste buds are usually ruined. I love this IPA and recommend it to anyone.

phishgator, Dec 04, 2006
Photo of pmatz2
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 22 oz brown bomber no freshness date

Poured a very dense hazy amber that never clears up. There is some material floating in the glass.

An aggressive pour was required to get a decent size head that disappeared quickly. A good amount of Lacing was present on the glass after each sip..

A very citrusy smell was the primary smell, a very small hint of pine.

Taste was predominantly Grapefruit from start to finish. Sweetness was properly balanced for an APA which is why the finish was bitter as expected but not overpowering in bitterness.

Mouthfeel was medium with a good amount of carbonation.

I will need to try this again. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad either.

pmatz2, Dec 03, 2006
Photo of joe1510
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Bottle
$8.99 6-Pack
Binny's Orland

Poured with a good amount of sediment. I was a little sloppy with the pour. If you're careful this beer is totally clear. The body is a glowing orange. The head was about a half finger and creamy. Stuck around as a thick white cap throughout the drink.

The smell has a nice caramel backbone along with a little doughiness. The hops are pungent and citrusy. You can smell the bitterness. Very nice.

the favor starts out with the caramel and doughiness of the malt but is quickly overtaken by the Grapefruit and even a little pear skin. This transforms into the slightest grassiness. A good strong bittering follows through from mid-palate all the way to a lingering after the swallow.

Mouthfeel is coating and goes down very smooth. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation pushes the flavors along and keeps them evolving.

The drinkability is good. The bitterness isn't over-powering and actually leaves you wanting the next drink.

This is one of my mainstay IPAs. I find myself constantly picking this stuff up at the store and always enjoying it.


joe1510, Nov 29, 2006
Photo of biking4beer
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottled poured into a pint glass. Brewed third week in June according to the lable. I drank and reviewed this beer 2nd week in November (took notes).

Pours a thick frothy head that is well retained. Beer is a hazy, deep orange color. Almost looks like a red ale. Thick lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell is of super sweet malts and heavy pine. Some cherry.

Taste is a little different compared to when I had it on tap. Probably the age. This version was a lot more malty. Still good and still has a nice grapefruit bitterness. Kind of reminds me of a DIPA because of the more prevalent malt.

Good oily beer with the right level of carbonation. A very drinkable IPA. This one competes with Stone's as one of my favorites. I've had them back to back on tap and this one won, but with my bottle comparisons, the Stone came out on top. I'll have to get a fresher bottle batch and update my review.

biking4beer, Nov 26, 2006
Photo of flexabull
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright amber color, with a decent head. Looks a bit hazy.

Aroma is very citrus like... grapefruit... smells a bit vegetal too.

Interesting flavors for an American IPA. Tastes of piney and grapefruit like hops. There are some tangy and tart malt flavors in there too. It seems a bit odd to me, because the malts seem to be more tangy than sweet, I think I taste a bit of yeast in here too. It's a bit different, but still pleasant.

Mouthfeel is good... I keep moving my tongue around my mouth to taste these flavors.

I can't put my finger on this beer. I like it, but it just seemse different to me than a lot of the IPAs I have had here on the West Coast. But this is certainly session worthy, and I wouldn't turn one down.Quite drinkable for almost 7% brew.

Another part of a great trade from MuenchenerKindl.

flexabull, Nov 18, 2006
Photo of Gasp100
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - I gave this one a 5 just because it is crystal clear and burnt amber with an orange hue and heavy off white lacing down the glass. Easily my favorite color or any beer period - like a very light tobacco sunburst Gibson Les Paul.
S - Grapefruit, sweet citrus, orange, tangerine, some piney, resinous notes
T - A quick, sharp hop bitterness attack gives way to a well balanced, biscuity and caramel sweetness from the malt. I taste more grapefruit, orange, a little rind, lemon.
M - Hop oils are slick and smooth out a pretty tight, piney, prickling IPA here with a great carbonation level - creamy, even out of the bottle.
D - I could easily drink 3 - 4 of these with no problem. Even at 6.8% it's sessionable. This actually woke me and my taste buds up... It's possible (I'd like to do a side by side) that this might replace Stone IPA as my favorite anytime West Coast IPA.

Gasp100, Nov 15, 2006
Photo of brewcrew76
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bright hazy orange with a thin off white head.

S - Pine needles with grapefruit and citrus followed by a big sweet malt backbone.

T - Sweet malt up front followed by piney hops. There is an earthy, grapefruit flavor that lies heavily on the tongue after each sip.

M - Oily and almost chewy. The hop resin feels thick in this one as it coats your tongue after each sip. The bitterness from the hops also leaves a dry finish.

D - This is a very well rounded IPA that could be an easy regular drinker.

brewcrew76, Nov 15, 2006
Photo of rsyberg01
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - 12 oz. bottled in the 2nd week of September

A - Pours a burnt amber witha nice sticky off white head. Very attractive.

S - Big grassy herbal notes, citrus stirs in too, not really complex but what it has it has a lot of.

T - Very herbal and grassy, slight citrus pucker, little malty backing. Pretty much same as the nose. Quite tasty.

M - Very nice, smooth and nicely weighed on the palate. Good carbonation as well.

D - Very easy to drink, not offsetting or fatiguing at all.

rsyberg01, Nov 13, 2006
Photo of goindownsouth
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pillowy, foamy head sat atop the copper hued brew. Great notes of piney resin in the nose with some citrusy hints in the background. Very, very nice aroma, to be sure. Big punch of hops on the palate. The alcohol is well-imbedded, but you know it is there. Finish is consistent, with anice, long-lasting bitter finish.

A very, very solid IPA. One of the better ones I have had in a good while.

Life is good.

goindownsouth, Nov 10, 2006
Photo of Osiris9588
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz'er, no date. Pours a rusty bronze color with some golden undertones. White head is kinda creamy--retains for a moment, then recedes, leaving some strands of lacing.

The aroma offers toasty malt and hops, slighty floral. The flavor is elegant, all the hops and malt extremely well balanced, accented by a subtle nuttiness, some candy, and a spike of grapefruit.

The mouth is warm and complex, bitter throughout, spiking up a notch on the Ibu's on the finish, yet remains balanced and never overwhelming. Being a big fan of the hops, I could drink this for days on end. I would recommed letting it warm to about room temp. for a mellower, kinder. gentler experience. Another great one from GD.

Osiris9588, Nov 09, 2006
Photo of gbarron
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. bottle. Label bills it as an extremely hoppy American IPA.

A - light golden, slight haze. Head is frothy, bubbly white. Lacing and retention average.

S - tangy hop aroma with a mix of sweet malt. Beer is a bit stale smelling, tangy, slightly sour. Strong malt sugar smell.

T - taste a big improvement over the aroma. Fairly well-balanced IPA, despite what the label says. Assertive pine, citrus hop flavor in front, followed by a strong malt backbone. Malt flavors of caramel, brown sugar.

M - carbonation average, slightly sweet finish.

D - tasty beer, but not the first IPA I will grab off the shelf. Well-balanced, but hop/malt twang a bit unpleasant.

gbarron, Nov 07, 2006
Photo of stevecee2003
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: A soft and slightly clear copper color. It had a nice head, but that faded somewhat quickly. Not much lace on the glass. Normally not a good sign but I have heard nice things about this beer, so I waited.

Smell: As with most good IPA's there is a huge Pine presence. Followed by flowers and a citrus smell. These are good signs of a classic IPA.

Taste: Ahh. This is where the rubber meets the road. The taste. And this IPA has it in spades. Outstanding! Great Divide has come up with a great taste. Lots of hops. For some it may be too much. But if you love IPA's then this will thrill you. Plus there is an underlying sweetness that prevails. It helps to slightly, but oh so slightly, soften the bitterness of this IPA. Just enough. But very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: There is a bite to be sure. But that's what we want! It's smooth and bitter. It rolls about the tongue. Quite a nice IPA! Highly recommended.

stevecee2003, Nov 05, 2006
Photo of gpcollen1
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a golden orange with a mild had that holds for a while. It has sweet scents of hops and malts combined, hard to discern one individual element.

Taste is bold enough, interesting. The hops character is right there but there is something a bit indescribable about this brew that I do not necessarily enjoy. I can drink this brew but I am not as big a fan as others. I will drink it but will not buy it…

gpcollen1, Nov 02, 2006
Photo of mynie
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Solid IPA pour, hazy orange red with a white head that fades slowly into a solid fizzy cap.

Smells fantastically balanced. Big hops, mostly dry but with some prominent citrus and floral complexities, and then big caramel, mostly caramel but with a little bit of tasty bread dough, as well.

The balance translate over very well into the taste. Very, very well. Like, nearly-Masala Mama well. The hops are huge, but they don't beat your tongue into submission, instead making dry and flowery love to them, they're then backed up by a fantastically complex caramel bread malt that goes from sweet to dry and back to sweet and the whole things ends on a pronouced kick of orangey hops.

Well worth its reputation, this is one heck of a beer.

mynie, Oct 27, 2006
Photo of rabsten
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy orange with lots of sediment. Thick (2-3 inches) head that stayed with me throughout the drinking process and lots of lacing. I'd score it higher were it not for the unexpected "floaties."

Smell and flavor: Well, to qoute the bottle:""Starting out with piney hop aromas and citrus hop flavors, and finishing with a rich, malty sweetness that is balanced with crisp hop bitterness." For once, the bottle-writing monkeys get it right. That's right on to what I experienced.

Mouthfeel was a bit thick, but good nonetheless. Solid drinkability.

Great Divide makes great beers. Period. I am a huge fan of the Hercules Double IPA and this is a fine little brother. I could add this to my "go to beers" list if it were more easily available.

Definitely worth picking up.

rabsten, Oct 26, 2006
Photo of Hortus
3.4/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to glass.

a-Very carbonated with bottle sediment floaters moving around with the bubbles. Thin but persistent head. light copper color.
s-aroma of hops but not over powering.
t-bitter hops. not over the top, yet hops over take the malt flavor. Not a big malt flavor.
m- Mouth feel is very carbonated in this particular bottle. Somewhat astringent.
d- Definitely a drinkable beer but on the bitter side, true to the American IPA style. Can’t quaff these down very quickly.

I personally prefer more malt body with strongly hoped beers. But this beer is still a good example of the style.

Hortus, Oct 26, 2006
Photo of nicefix
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Semi clear medium amber with fine sediment floating around, nice head with decent retension. Sticky lace all the way down the glass.

S- Wonderful smell of piney hops with a citrus kick and some malty sweetness.

T&M- Lots of piney hops and strong bitterness. A decent maltiness to try and balance but definitely second to the hops.

D- I think it's pretty drinkable, they don't get old on me.

This is an awesome beer. If your a hophead, you will not be disappointed.

nicefix, Oct 19, 2006
Photo of athensbeermaster
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Never thought there would be a ipa this potent in a 6 pk.! Thankyou
What a great beer to start off the night with. Big hoppy aroma. but still a firm malty background for the fruity sweetnest and some good pine notes show thru. The mouthfeel was full body and the finish still shows a good hoppy bitterness. I was surprised they didn't call this beer a dbl ipa. But good for us. we don't have to pay $8 bucks for a 22 oz!!

athensbeermaster, Oct 16, 2006
Photo of goochpunch
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

goochpunch, Oct 14, 2006
Photo of Jermbrew
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Jermbrew, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of wcudwight
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

wcudwight, Oct 10, 2006
Photo of GimpyCane
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GimpyCane, Oct 08, 2006
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,343 ratings.