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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,529 Ratings

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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 BeardedSquash
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very heady, very cloudy orangish amber. Took a few pours to get it all in my glass, because the head would not quit. Looked like an ice-cream nipple as it held its form on the way down.

S: Bright citrusy hops. A sweet malt character.

T: Touché brewer. More than just aroma hops, plenty of bittering hops that cause a little pucker in my mouth. This is rounded out nicely with a bready malt backbone that reminds me of the holidays.

M: Active bubbles carry the malt across the tongue, to complement the hop hose.

D: Good stuff for the summer times. Not the most outstanding IPA when you've use to DFH's line up, but definitely worth picking up if you're headed to the pool.

BeardedSquash, Jul 19, 2007
Photo of cbak999
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer can be considered among the kings of bitter American IPAs. I LOVE THIS BEER! Pours an golden/orangish color with a nice 1/2 inch white head. The smell is very bitter - almost spicy and very piney. And the taste matches. As the beer goes down, there is a very nice lace that lines the glass. This beer is right on! A definite go-to for the category! I always keep a few in the fridge.

cbak999, Jul 11, 2007
Photo of WaveRebel51
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is definitely not a beginner's beer. The minute I cracked the bottle, the spicy hop aroma hit my nose and I was sure the hops would be too overpowering ... but it wasn't. The taste is well-balanced and should put a smile on he face of any hop-head. The high abv makes this a little heavy.

WaveRebel51, Jul 10, 2007
Photo of ArrogantB
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle marked second week of June 07. That would make this about two weeks old. Orange and clear with a rocky, fluffy, bubbly white head that looks like a sponge.The aroma is very hoppy and sticky. The bitterness works very well in this beer. The taste is sticky, hoppy and kind of chewy. They very expertly hid the slightly higher than usual ABV and I like this one a lot. Great Divide does a very good job again (no surprise).

ArrogantB, Jul 05, 2007
Photo of BretSikkink
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foamy head with good height and retention, slightly hazy golden copper brew. Nose is very fresh and clear, with notes of pine needles, flowers, and zesty citric juice. Hops are fragrant and very pleasant.

Hop dominant in the flavor, which is full and quite bitter with a peppery zing. The malt profile is less distinct, but is sweet and somewhat holds its own. Alcohol is noticeable and warming, and works hard with the hops to hold the bitterness well into the finish.

Great hoppy IPA, this one keeps me coming back for more.

BretSikkink, Jul 04, 2007
Photo of saintwarrick
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine beer from the slopes. This beer pours a honey gold with a great head that leaves some sticky lacing down the glass. Aroma is pine needles, grapefruit and orange marmalade. Taste is thick, semi-sweet and very dry with the bitter hops really showing through. Finish is smooth and not too dry. A great beer for the hop heads, but a touch too strong to make a session beer.

saintwarrick, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of ttu94
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very surprised by this beer. I think the bottle looks cheap so I inaccuratly thought the beer would taste the same.

Looks solid coming out of the bottle but so do most beers.
Smells great! perfect combo of citress and pine aromas.
This may be the smoothest IPA I have had.
Wonderfuf mouthfeel.
Drinkability is among the best.

ttu94, Jun 26, 2007
Photo of 3Vandoo
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great divide, another super rich IPA

appearance is an orangish color with shy amber strikes with a nice carbonations, hey hops bubbles!

Hops hit you right away, it is floral, piney, citrusy, oily, and pineapples flavours hit you. Shy malt smell follows the hops, and ends with candy flavours

Taste is hoppy, oily in mouth, very floral, bitter, citrus and pineapples follows, even some apple pie flavours come out. The malt presence is there but shy dued to the hops

3Vandoo, Jun 22, 2007
Photo of Absumaster
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a hazy, amber orange beer with a collapsing head. Creamy foam sticks to the glass at every sip.

Smell of grapefruit and lime, but not in a sharp or mouth puckering way. Also some maltiness, but this comes second.

Taste is bitter with definate grapefruit notes. The hop is raw and resinous, but mild. The malt brings a nice balance and that is why this beer gets good reviews, because of it's balance.

Thanks to dogfooddog for this beer.

Absumaster, Jun 16, 2007
Photo of geexploitation
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear with a smallish head that fades to only a miniscule collar and some lace. Aromas of sweet orange peel, a hint of bitter chocolate and some doughy, yeasty bits. On the palate, fruity bitterness up front, then some herbal notes pop up that are a bit unusual and quite welcome in an American IPA. Quite metallic in the bitterness, especially toward the end. Big, juicy carbonation that fills the palate and thin, live-wire bitterness that has a rocky edge to it. This whole beer is filled with hard edges; there's nothing soft to the malts, hops, carbonation, nothing. In spite of that, it works. It's not a beer for everyday, but when you're looking for some good West Coast bitterness this will do the trick.

geexploitation, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of FloridaDrinker
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer from Great Divide and it was exceptional. Poured into a 16 oz. pint glass, the beer was a medium copper, slightly orange color with a long lasting, but not particularly thick head. The aroma was very balanced for an IPA, with caramel and vanilla notes and a citrus hop aroma.

Carbonation was moderate, and mouthfeel was very good with a slightly viscuous, creamy texture. The flavor was very balanced as well. Toasted malt flavors with matching bitterness, the caramel and toasted flavors subsiding and leaving a long lasting hop finish. I've used the term "balanced" a couple of times, and that is my main impression of this beer. It's a refreshing change from IPA hop attacks, to a more drinkable, yet expertly crafted beer. A fantastic beer that I will purchase again (and again....).

FloridaDrinker, Jun 15, 2007
Photo of UnionMade
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy orange, topped with a creamy, dense head. Great head retention, keeping a thick film throughout, sheeting the glass with lace. Kinda meek in the aroma department. Citrus and floral hops, but you really have to stick your nose in the glass to get it. Maybe my nose isn't working properly. The flavor is excellent. Soft, sweetish toasted malt outbalanced just a touch by juicy citrus hop bitterness. Tons of hop flavor. Clean otherwise, with no off flavors. Really resinous and orange-citrus. Full bodied, with just enough carbonation. Very smooth and creamy. Lingering citrus bitterness. Great stuff.

UnionMade, Jun 12, 2007
Photo of GRPunk
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- Darker than expected, it was almost a burnt orange with a thin off-white head. Medium carbonation and medium to heavy lacing.

S- Fairly balanced for an American IPA. Definite citrus scent from the hops, but some malts came through with the grapefruit tones.

T- Again more balanced than expected for the style. At first it was hard to pin down because I was anticipating the strong hops but was pleasantly surprised by the malts coming through.

M- Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

D- A very balanced IPA. I wouldn't pick this one up if I was looking for a huge hop punch, but it is very drinkable. It would be a great beer to introduce somebody to American IPAs without attacking their tastebuds with the hops.

GRPunk, Jun 12, 2007
Photo of prototypic
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It's a clear, light golden color with a foamy, one finger head. Retention and lacing were good.

Smell: Very citrusy sweet combo of grapefruit, orange, lemon, and mango. Piney and very enticing hops are underscored by a bit of toffee malts.

Taste: Citrus sweetness kicks it off. Mostly grapefruit with some orange and lemon backing it up. Hops are excellent and provide a very good bitter twist. There are some slight caramel or toffee malt flavors to balance it out a bit.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Light bodied and very smooth. Carbonation is excellent. At 6.8%, it's very drinkable. I think I could session this. It's that good. Overall, excellent offering from Great Divide.

prototypic, Jun 12, 2007
Photo of sstackho
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from 6-pack purchased at Bauer Wines in Boston. A lazy pour on my part results in a large head which eventually goes away. Plenty of carbonation seen through the clear copper hue. Strong hop aroma. Taste is chock full of hops straight on, but not too much hops of the floral variety that I tend to enjoy. Definitely a solid choice for a hoppy IPA.

sstackho, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, the great Titan!

Pale gold copper color / clear / nice head – foamy and nice and sticks around for a nice long while

I smell American hops – citric and floral – and nicely balanced with sweet malt – roasted and toasty, fresh and enticing.

Good balance. Sweet malt – dense and sweet toasty and floral citric (grapefruit) and bright American hops. So much hop! A little dry and puckering from the crap-load of hops – but still balanced in my book. Finishes dry with some hop flavor.

Medium bodied and smooth with a little thickness. I could go for a little more carbonation though.

This is how an American IPA should be. Excellent I say! Kudos to Great Divide. Looks great and 6.8% ABV – whoop!

MrHungryMonkey, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of jaxon53
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served slightly chilled in a pint glass from a twelve ounce bottle. Poured a beautiful copper auburn color. A not very vigorous pour yielded about a good inch of thick frothy dull white head. Head somewhat quickly settled into a thin layer atop the beer. Left a decent amount of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell was of bitter citrusy hops, resiney pine aromas, fresh mowed grass, and a little bit yeasty. Taste was about the same but better. Nice and hoppy up front, pine, citrus fruits, grassy and bready. All stacked on a smooth malty backbone. Pretty well balanced. Seems to have just the right amount of carbonation. Nice and full bodied in the mouth. Lots of flavor packed into a little bottle. Pretty damn drinkable too.

jaxon53, Jun 03, 2007
Photo of SilentSabre
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another nice offering from Great Divide. Poured an orange copper with a big, pillowy, soapy froth that remained throughout. This looked really nice. Smell was as expected. Big floral hops and very subtle sweet malt. This is spot-on for the style. Taste was juicy, resinous hops up front with plenty of bitterness and a nice biscuity malt on the finish. While I'm growing tired of this style and the big, over-the-top hoppiness, this is a really good example of the style.

SilentSabre, Jun 02, 2007
Photo of Reed415
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark amber color, Very minimal Head

S - Very mellow hop smell in the nose

T - Lots of hops, very smooth though. Not too harsh, not to weak. Right in the middle which makes this beer.

M - Good and Solid Body, Mild Carbonation

D - Very Drinkable, very smooth for an IPA

Reed415, May 31, 2007
Photo of JayQue
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A good balanced IPA. Not the hops blast I am usually in the mood for, but plenty of the bitter hoppiness I like.

This beer is actually quite balanced, with the hops bitterness up front, a malty backbone and a bit of sweetness at the end (caramel perhaps?). Pours an attractive cloudy amber color with a medium size slightly off-white head. With a hard pour, the head actually hangs in there. Leaves a good amount of lacing on the glass. The smell gives a hint of taste to come: hops bitterness and malty aromas. Taste is good, more like an English IPA, because of the strong malt presence. Very smooth and drinkable. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy. Drinkability is good. Because of the higher abv, this would be a three-and-out brew for a long, long session. Very tasty...I prefer the more hoppy IPAs like Bells Two Hearted and SN Celebration Ale, bit I certainly wouldn't turn down one of these.

JayQue, May 28, 2007
Photo of RunawayJim
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a 1-2 finger light tan head that lingers a little bit with some moderate to high carbonation. Lots of lacing on the glass.

Smells of flowery, citrus-y hops and some light malt.

This is a very tasty brew, more balanced than most IPA's, though the hops has a strong presence. That grapefruity hop flavor is very apparent, as well as some light malty flavors. The carbonation is apparent in the mouth, and while not a heavy beer, it's not that light either.

This is a very drinkable IPA, perhaps my new favorite IPA.

RunawayJim, May 24, 2007
Photo of whynot44
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice copper color with a substantial creamy head that leaves some nice sticky lacing.

The aroma is Pine needles, grapefruit, and honey. Very nice!

The taste starts with lightly sweet malt with a hint of honey then the hops kick in with the pine and citrus notes for a very nice balance. Finishes piney and slightly dry with a lingering pine taste and a hint of alcohol warmth.

Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation. easy to drink and excellent with food. A very nice IPA. A hop-head's delight.

whynot44, May 19, 2007
Photo of ncvbc
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the better looking IPA's that I've seen. Nice, swirling carbonation unlike any I've paid attention to. It's almost like a livid dance of bubbles when you pour this stuff. Nice, creamy head leaving plenty of lacing. Plenty of citrus and pine hops in the nose and a slight sweetness as well. I really enjoy the taste of this beer as well. A great balance of hops and malty background that is followed by a somewhat crisp/bitter hop finish. While the flavor packs a nice punch, the mouthfeel is surprisingly light to me. Plenty of carbonation when poured but it doesn't perform the same on the tongue as it does in the glass. I'm guessing a little more body would help this. Drinkability also good here. Not necessarily one of the best in my book but deserves a try for sure. In fact, if this were all I could get I wouldn't be upset by any means.

ncvbc, May 13, 2007
Photo of Slatetank
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation - poured the ale from a 12oz. brown bottle with a kelly green colored label -reminds me of the alluring natural colour of fresh hops.

A - A brilliant honey/amber that creates a massive off white head with a pleasing display of cascading malt. Lace is left abundantly clinging to the sides of the glass.

S - A mix of citrus and fragrant pine are transmitted from the fluffy head of this aromatic nectar. Ruby red grapefruit and orange zest come to mind. A host of fresh hoppy wholesomeness does not cease to delight. Pineapple-like odors add a positively tropical twist as they arrive in my nostrils.

M - Soft, sweet tanginess is the initial texture with juicy tart citrus and prickly pineapple morphing into bitter salty attributes. Later on the spicy footnote adds intrigue to the layered effect.

T - A sweet honey like taste is the initial flavor eruption. A jumping delivery of citrus is delivered next in a fruity spectrum of lively and mellow. Grapefruit mixes with the essence of blood orange and pineapple piquancy to give a blessed awakening of hop heaven. An underscore of pine and effervescent maltiness comes through in waves. A flavor full of nature's sweet bounty ripples across my taste buds longer after each full sip is swallowed.

D - An awesome IPA in every sense even for a (non) hop head. Fragrant, drinkable, sweet, but not overdone in the bitterness or Abv departments. Well made through and through - I would love to have a taste of this on any occasion. I will seek it out and stock my fridge- Truly great and worth every last ounce.

Slatetank, May 06, 2007
Photo of bort11
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass. Fluffy off white head with good retention. Nice sticky lace that leaves a documenting ring with each sip. Color is a clear dark coppery red.
Smell is piney with a sweet malty background. Taste is equally piney with a bit of grapefruit citrus flavors added.
Mouthfeel is a slightly syrupy body with really no carbonation to it. The initial head is misleading as to what to expect with the carbonation. I was starting to think I may have gotten a bad batch, but after looking over other reviews it seems this is the norm. This is pretty disappointing to me. This beer has everything else going for it. Just adding a bit of carbonation to it would give it an added crispness that I enjoy in an IPA. I will finish off the six pack, but probably won't get this again.

bort11, May 06, 2007
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,529 ratings.