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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,672 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,672
Reviews: 1,404
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 172
Gots: 392 | FT: 2
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Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Photo of sopclod
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
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 +10.6%
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 +10.6%
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
4.92/5  rDev +20.9%
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
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +10.6%
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%
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
4.27/5  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
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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 -1.7%
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 +9.8%
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 +9.3%
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
3.5/5  rDev -14%
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.

Photo of jkrich
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Photo of righlander
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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

Photo of daythree16
4.27/5  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.

Photo of Clembo1957
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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

Photo of haz77
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of rye726
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is another fine IPA from Colorado. Right up there with Avery and Odells in my book. Amber color with a nice thick light tan head. The nose has fresh pine and citrus hops with a rich malt base. The flavor profile has nice bitter hops all the way through with a lingering bready malt structure. A full body passes well over the palate.

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap, amber brown with orange tinges. Bone-white fluffy head. Leaves some nice lacing.

Floral hops dominate the nose.

This is definitely a hop bomb, which was what I expected and wanted. Notes of pine and especially citrus come through. Slight malt backbone, but hops dominate.

Good mouthfeel, great drinkability, espcially with the spicy salsa I was eating.

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.88/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge fan of Great Divide beers. This one may actually be the most complete and balanced beer I have had from them.

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass

A- This is one of those brews that once it is poured, you know its going to be a good one. Titan IPA poured a thick orange/brown mix color. Big off white head and a ton o' lacing. Wow, truly glowing a beautiful i9n the glass. A pretty sight indeed.

S- The nose was almost entirely malt on this one. Thick sweet candy like caramel aroma emintating from the glass.

T- That malty taste shows up again with some toasted bready flavors. Big citrus/pine/hop taste- perfect blance.

M- Thick and chewy for an IPA - buttery and delightful.

D- One of the best IPA's I have ever had, if not the best. This should be a staple in any beer lovers fridge.

World Class.

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A big IPA with a big name. Had this ontap at Bukowski's in Cambridge. Pour was a good one with a finger of thick foam and tough lacing. Clear and orange.

Candy sweet grapefruit, big pine, and big citrus, probably cascade or columbus/amarillo hops. Pungent hop oil in the late taste and coating the mouth.

Alcohol is there, but not out of balance...just noticable. Nothing really unique or memorable about this one unfortunatly. It's a well done IPA, but it's not as big as some other PacNW IPA's. Kind of one-dimensional in a certain sense.

Drinkability is good though, and I could down one after another of these suckers!

Photo of erosier
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice orange amber color with a medium sized but very thick white head that takes a while to settle as a film over the glass. It laces the glass very nicely all the way down.
S: It has a very sweet malty base under a ton of citrisy and some floral hop aromas.
T: Similar to the nose except with a more pronounced hoppy flavoring from the floral hops. The taste is a nice mix of the sweet malts, floral and citrisy hops which make for a nice IPA.
M: It has a very crisp and refreshing mouthfeel
D: Very drinkable IPA and I will definately recommend this beer.

Photo of Leebo2007
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at a restaurant and was the 3rd person to try it.

The smell had a great floral, hop smell. The color was a great deep dark color.

The taste is better than most IPAs. It had a great taste...the hoppiness of the IPA really comes through.

The draft is so great to taste.

Photo of everetends
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a GD Brewer's mix pack from Cheers in Carrolton, GA. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint.

A: Poured a nice rich golden that wanted to be orange. Good deal of head that was sticky and stuck around for the majority of the beverage. Was a bit hazy with some particles in there.

S: Not too impressed with the smell. I am getting floral and citrus hops, but not much more. Smells really acidic.

T: Taste is a bit better than it smells. There are the floral and citrus (grapefruit, lemon, tangerine) hop flavors. There is also some earthy, grassy flavors going on, with a cool malt that balances the bitterness really well.

M: Good carbonation that makes this a good refreshment, but this is in no way thin. Got a good consistency and a creaminess to it.

D: This is quite good. You can drink this and much of it if you are not careful. Very tasty even if it is lacking in aroma, but not too heavy on the alcohol. A very fine brew.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,672 ratings.