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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,193 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,193
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 131
Gots: 171 | 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 fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is pretty much what I've come to expect from West Coast IPAs: the dark orange color, the off-white head, the solid caramel malt backbone, and HOPS!!!! Huge grapefruit presence in the flavor and aroma. There's also a good amount of bitterness and carbonation there too. This one is a bit too heavy in the mouth for my personal taste, but it's still a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2005 22:01:26 | More by fisherman34
Photo of asabreed

New York

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a six-pack for around $9, and I was extremely excited to try my first Great Divide brew.

Appearance: A foamy white head dissipates quickly, but starts back up with each sip, oddly, I think. Nice thin and all-over lacing around the glass as I keep drinking. Hazy yellow-orange color; the bubbles, like tiny clear poppy seeds, gurgling to the top.

Smell: Yes, you can tell this is well done. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and citrus, oily hop aromas, zest of both aforementioned fruits, some pine characteristics, floral aromas. Slight sweetness in the slightest sugary aromas: caramel, toffee? Basically all that you want, but extremely well-demonstrated. Balanced and beckoning.

Taste: What an IPA should be. Sweetness and tartness and oily hop bitterness up front, slowly singing into a balanced and slightly sweet aftertaste, something I don't know if I've experienced as well as this before. This is close to being fantastic: orange, lemon, oily hops, some pine, residual malt sweetness rounding it out. Damn nice.

Mouthfeel: Lots of acidity up front, medium carbonation, slightly creamy, medium-bodied. Close to more than just right.

Drinkability: At 6.8%, this could certainly be a session beer. It teeters the fine line between "this shouldn't" and "this should" -- to be derivative -- but it's up to you after you try it. I didn't know they made this in six-packs until recently, and I hope I see more and more Great Divide beers in this quantity because I won't hesitate to purchase. I have a Hercules waiting to be consumed, but seeing how it could get better with age, and wanting to wait until the right time, that sucker is sitting for at least a year before I indulge.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2005 06:42:31 | More by asabreed
Photo of fizzyfred


3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is deep golden color, very clear with a very light head. The smell is pure fruity, citrus hops. Not surprising, but very strong. The taste is also overwhelming hop flavor. I have to admit that this is not my favorite style, but the style still calls for some balance. This is slightly too much. It goes down with a hint of bitterness in the back of the throat. Carbonation is perfect for a bottled beer. Hophead will love it for sure. Might be good with barbeque.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2005 02:41:52 | More by fizzyfred
Photo of Pegasus


4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy copper color with a large off-white head composed of coarse bubbles; head retention is superb, the lacing, which leaves scattered patches of foam about the glass walls, is excellent.

Aroma: Very strong note of pine, citrus, and floral hops, with the pine hops being dominant. Beneath the hops, some malt notes struggle futilely to assert themselves, there seem to be quite faint notes of light fruit as well.

Taste: Strong hops utterly dominate the taste from beginning to end. Soon after the opening salvo of bitterness, there is a brief interlude of sweet orange hops. These are followed by a cresendo of sharply bitter resinous hop notes that persist well beyond the close of the taste. After several tastes, light sweet fruit notes appear early and carry past the midpoint of the taste; these nicely counterbalance the sharply bitter hop notes. Amid all of this, the malt notes struggle to come forth, offering a mild, but pleasant sweetness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, rich, and quite full, the carbonation is very soft.

Drinkability/notes: A fine example of a style that I do not particularly care for, nonetheless, it would be iniquitous to fail to acknowledge the excellent craftsmanship that this beer embodies.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve ounce brown glass longneck with a pop top crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2005 03:18:28 | More by Pegasus
Photo of Bierguy5


4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy copper color. Thick off-white rocky head. Great retention, and huge amounts of lace clinging to the sides of the glass. Big pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Biscuity malt flavor, sweet, taken over by the hops. No secret what style this is. Grapefruit flavors, resiny and sticky. Great amount of bitterness without being overwhelming. Medium body. This is a solid IPA at the very least. Great example of the style. Excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2005 12:43:07 | More by Bierguy5
Photo of blitheringidiot


4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Label declares 65 IBUs.

Golden amber shiny copper penny sunset under a spumescent craggy delicate ivory head cap chock full 'o sudsy bubbles rising to an impressive lattice lace ring layer. Exquisite lattice lace.

Scents of delicious pine hops and orange fruit scents. Excellent hops possibly cascades and centennial? Sweet candy sugar.

First swigs: Sweet citrous orange slices moving towards a lemon/orange flavor with some malt grain backing. Hops are strong in the line of but not quite FFF AK. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel is acidic feel touching upon a 2IPA medium to full bodied with an easy enjoyable sense.

Last swigs: Excellent! A smidge away from Hurcules. 100% Am IPA. Top notch.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2005 07:58:18 | More by blitheringidiot
Photo of bnuttz


4.63/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smells of citric fruits, such as lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. Some piney notes are also evident. The sweetness of the malts adds to the fruitiness of the aroma. The taste is sweet and bitter. The malt backbone is evident, very sweet and fruity. The hops are citric and well presented, very well varied. This is solidly bitter. Mouthfeel is damn close to full. This is highly drinkable and a dangerous IPA. Reminds me of the junior version dreadnaught.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2005 01:27:46 | More by bnuttz
Photo of JackStraw22


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a clear golden-amber with a good inch or so of off white head. Decent retention and good lacing too.

Smell: Umm..hoppy. Deep herbal/earthy hop aroma. There's a little bit of maltiness that comes through, but not a whole lot.

Taste/mouthfeel: The same earthy/herbal hop taste is present that's picked up in the aroma. Relatively sweet, but no more than a typical IPA. Not too bitter, but the bitterness is certainly there, it just doesn't linger or really dominate. The hops seem more focused here on the taste and aroma. Feels full bodied in the mouth, a little slick, but still crisp enough to be refreshing.

Drinkability: Excellent, would make a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2005 01:24:45 | More by JackStraw22
Photo of silver0rlead

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours into a pint glass with a 2 finger pearl white head that leaves intricate lacing all the way down the glass. Titan is a copper hue that looks magnificent. The aroma is complex and intriguing, i have to say its not a typical IPA smell though this is not a typical IPA. The smell is somewhat like a grapefruit with brown sugar on it, a citrusy hop smell with a sweet malt backbone...really fantastic. The mouthfeel is somehow creamy and smooth with light carbonation which is weird considering how hoppy and bitter it is. The taste is initially slightly hoppy followed by a mild and bready malt flavor and then WHAM! the hops hit and its a wallop. The hops flavor is really complex and could be analyzed for hours but i detect grapefruit, perhaps lemon and a floral grass type of flavor that really grounds the beer for the bitter, dry finish that leaves you jonesing for more hops. Truly a fantastic IPA, easily one of the best available in NC (along with the hoppy hour and big boss). The alcohol is discernable but i have to say no more than any other descent IPA which is surprising given the high alcohol content of this beer. In a word Fantastic

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2005 02:40:03 | More by silver0rlead
Photo of granger10


4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a sort of dull rusty brown color. Lucking the large, bright head and tons of lacing offset the ugly colors. The smell is identical to orange drink. Almost like Sunny D. I can't get past that flavor. Sweet orange concentrate flavor. The taste isn't nearly as sweet or as orangey. More of a pine hoppiness to it. Lots of raw bitteness in there as well. Malts come and go. Quite sweet in the malt department with honey notes and a little toasted bread in there. Alcohol, what alcohol? I didn't know the abv and couldn't taste it at all. I think the bitterness offset it, but I sure was feeling a nice little buzz by the end. The hops linger forever, this could truly be a sipper because the flavor just hangs in my mouth. Nice alpha acid hit in the end. Another great beer from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2005 18:42:31 | More by granger10
Photo of Shultzerdugen


4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz. brown botle with month and week bottled date of N 4.

Hazed copper in color with a large, clingy white head.

A bitch-slap of hops in the smell. Massive tangy grapefruit aromas paired with a sweet and sharp piney zing.

Great citrus taste. Light and refreshing, never overbearing. Lemony zing at the back of the mouth. Malts almost show, but get swallowed by all of the great hop flavor. Quite the thirst quencher.

One of the best examples of the style for this kid. I don't think I could ever tire of it's hop mojo. Super drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2005 20:43:35 | More by Shultzerdugen
Photo of BeerFink


4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice reddish honey color topped by an off-white head. Some nice sheets of lacing are left, and the read sticks around til the very end. Nice hoppy aroma fills my nostrils as I inhale. Great assertive grapefruit and pine nose. Flavor is nice and bold. Lots of hop oils coat my mouth and provide bliss. Sharp piney hops bite at the tongue and are largely unchecked by the shallow malt taste. Diverse hop profile comes through in the taste, very interesting. A little caramel and spice are there too. Nice full mouthfeel leaves me satisfied. This is one truly good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2005 06:38:45 | More by BeerFink
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pine aroma and nice bottle bubbles. Full-bodied IPA, with grapefruit. Nicely carbonated. Malts round out the finish. Would be happy with this all night. The hop and the whole hop including the leaf, tad of mint. Refreshing. Another Great Divide winner.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2005 03:56:39 | More by Sammy
Photo of WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and light crystal malts. It also has an excellent hop aroma that is piney with a slight citrus edge. The taste is great. It has a very intense bitter hop flavor that goes down smooth and finishes dry and mildly malty. It has good balance. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good IPA. I love the citrus hop flavor and aroma. It has the right balance between malts and hops; a good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 20:31:05 | More by WesWes
Photo of gimmehead


4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange amber with a big eggshell head that quickly reduces to a skim coat. Great nose: citric and floral hops with some toasted cereal grain. Tastes initially of sharp pine mingled with bitter citric grapefruit notes, the classic combination. Very hop dominant, but there is a balancing malt presence underneath with a lingering resinous aftertaste. Feels oily slick on the tongue, down the hatch effortlessly.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2005 01:58:39 | More by gimmehead
Photo of HappyHourHero


4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A fresh growler from Fingerlakes Beverage. Thick, dense, resinous cream colored head fades slowly to a patchy film leaving a very fine lace as it fades. It's got a floral hop/bubble gum aroma. Slightly hazy glowing orange amber colored beer with streams of fine bubbles rising slowly through the middle. There's an interesting mix of bubblegum and chewy piney hop flavor. The finish is fairly bitter without overpowering the flavor. Moderately thick body with a soft mouthfeel that isn't too sticky. A tasty, interesting IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2005 02:15:24 | More by HappyHourHero
Photo of SupaCelt


3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber with much bubbles. Thumb thickness head of dense and compact construction. The bubbles keep coming. Floating a continuous biscuit top on the juice below. Fragmented, sticky lacing rims the edge opposite the route to my mouth. Clear and crisp appearance.

The smell throws off a some resiny pine and sweet maltiness. The hop aspect of citrus coupled with the sweetness gives an orange with a lemon twist impressoin. Raw crop scents add a layer or two of homegrown, earthen character.

The taste bites right off the bat. As in tickles the tongue. Carbonation and hops...a super duo. This thing is mostly hops. No attempt at balancing bitter and sweetness is even remotely considered here. This is a hops showcase all the way. Tiny moments of sweetness are just overpowered by the hopping. Bitter at the first and all the way through. Relentless. Sure, I like bitter ass hoppy IPA's, but there are better ones lurking around than this particular one. I enjoy the bitter and dry finish much more when there are other tastes to compliment it. This one has a bitter and dry start and finish with backup of other textures. No complexity. It tastes like they just heaped in five bushels of hop cones and called it good. "Hop heads" have at it. I'll stick to some of the old boys that have more substance to offer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2005 13:17:34 | More by SupaCelt
Photo of freed


3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great typeface and nice label. Pours a deep copper(!) with good clarity and a slim rim of foam.

Aroma is gentle but similar to bigger centennial driven beers - both resiny and meaty, though tamer in comparison.

Taste is bright with its initial bitterness with a slight citrus quench, but the malt is missing and the taste just drops off. Still a nice beer, but the lack of body and malt contribution leave it a bit short of greatness.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2005 03:11:50 | More by freed
Photo of JohnnyDuvel


4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Here is a terrific IPA! A fellow BA tipped me off that our local "packy" had this one. Hops leap from the bottle, great aroma! Nice, golden amber color. Large, foamy head, lots of sticky lacing. This is a prototypical American IPA, with lots of hops (but not overly dry in the finish). I will do a head-to-head with Indiga and Dogfish Head 60 (two of my favorite IPA's) to compare, but I think this is AT LEAST as good as those excellent brews. Thanks Ron!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2005 05:42:24 | More by JohnnyDuvel
Photo of GeoffRizzo


4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blistering orange, on-going bubble bath pure white head. Pine hops, grapefruit and some earthy tones on the nose; non-hop heads should turn away. Aggressive stinging hop juice, swirling sweet malts in the background. Large orange peel, some bananas and ester like characteristics, but they take a distant back seat to the assertive juicy and oily hops. Solid, a fantastic IPA, one that can hang with the big boys.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2005 15:32:31 | More by GeoffRizzo
Photo of avylover


4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

great looking brew here. Nice golden orange color, and a good looking frothy white head. Aroma is a great mix of sweet malts, grapefruity hops, and mild alcohol. This a brew that stands out. It's balanced i ntaste in front, but finishes nice & bitter how I like it.fruity hops, malty backbone, almost slightly smokey, and nice dry bitter finish. Great full mouthfeel with just enough carbonation, and pretty drinkable stuff. A great IPA

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2005 21:02:23 | More by avylover
Photo of orbitalr0x


4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out of the new 12oz. bottle a very nice hazy amber orange with a sticky one inch head on top. Tight lacing around the entire tulip glass...very nice. Sweet citrus nose with hints of orange and grapefruit as well as some pine. Just wonderful...keeps my nose coming back for more.

Big blast of citrusy (grapefruit, orange, lemon) tones and some sticky pine resin hoppiness along a nice wave of crisp caramel maltiness. A nice bitterness envelopes my mouth while not being overly pronounced. There's a very nice balance here...but the hop burps remind you what this brew is all about. Damn good IPA.

A nice smooth, creamy mouthfeel with good body. I think it's great that Great Divide has put this in sixers instead of just bombers...as it's easy to drink and would make a nice session. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2005 03:06:31 | More by orbitalr0x
Photo of Tballz420


4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This brew is a hazy, deep orange color, with a big cream head resulting from my violent pour. Good lace. The hops on the nose are sick-wit-it, excellent mix of pine, bitter, flower, hops and more hops. There is some sweet malt in the front, but it is blasted away by dank bitter hops. There are more intense ipa's, ruination comes to mind, but this version is damn tasty as well. This brew changed my mind about this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2005 06:41:17 | More by Tballz420
Photo of dauss


4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22oz bomber with a green label. No freshness stamps or notches, but it does say that this is 65 IBUs.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy copper color. Small light tan head composed of lots of fine little bubbles. Fades quickly. Leaves a lot of lace in the glass.

Smell: Nose is full of hops. Piney and citrusy. Wonderful aroma.

Taste: Very nice. Light carbonation. Big sweet malt backbone. Bitterness sets in at the back of the tongue, and then covers the tongue in hop resin goodness. Definitely a lot of malt, probably too much, the bitterness is muted. The hops are also giving it a lot of flavor, spruce and grapefruit.

Notes: A very tasty APA with a wonderful nose. I was hoping for a little more bitterness in the finish, especially it tells you that it is 65 IBU's. I do love that sweet malt though.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2005 04:09:59 | More by dauss
Photo of kmpitz2


4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer I was looking to try, so I finally grabbed it at the store. This one pours a hazy orange color with an active bubble and a 2 finger head that falls to coat and ring the beer. The nose is rich in hops, giving almost a mandarin orange and grapefruit tone. I like it. The flavor is really nice. Some sweet hops, but also spicey peppery hops, balanced over sweet caramel, slightly honey sweet malt base. I like it a lot. The flavor is balanced very well between the hops and malts. The feel is nicely thick. A very nice beer. I have been very happy with the beers Great Divide is putting out these days.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2005 04:33:48 | More by kmpitz2
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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