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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,252 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,252
Reviews: 1,377
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 137
Gots: 192 | 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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stevemcqueenjr

California

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

First and foremost, i am a huge fan of dogfish head IPAs but this one could be its closest competetor to being my favorite.

It pours a cloudy dark amber, with nice head and some decent lacing. The smell is hoppy, typical of an IPA,

Great, smooth hop flavor, not harsh in the least. Medium bodied, smooth. I could drink a few of these but I would drink them slowly, not something you want to pound while watching football.

10-21-2005 03:58:29 | More by stevemcqueenjr
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nortmand

Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +18.1%

Pours copper with the faintest haze, white head and slight lace.

Flowery pine resin with nice citrus overtones. Wow, alot of hops in this one.

Huge grapefruit citrus flavors backs off into a subtle pine resin. Ends with a sharp, bitterness that stays with you for a long time. Very refreshing.

Smooth and rounded, this is a very refreshing, flavorful IPA. Very nice.

10-20-2005 23:07:48 | More by nortmand
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Naes

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

This one pours a copper/brown color with a one finger head, chunks floating in it and great lacing.
The aroma is of citrus and pine.
Its flavor starts off piney with a bit of grapefruit and follows with a malt presence near the finish but remains nice and bitter.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and is a bit oily.

This is another great beer for the hop heads.

10-19-2005 02:12:05 | More by Naes
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

This is one kick ass IPA. I had been eagerly anticipating this one. The time is right for a beer like this, considering the weather here in Western Mass recently.

Sparkling orange and red hues. Small head considering a pretty aggressive pour, lacing is chasing it down the glass.

Enormous citrus smell. Granny Smith, Mandarin orange and Concord grape. Not exactly those types but those fruits. A generous wafting of hops, which seem to appear as you begin (not actually) to consume. A nice touch of bitterness to close out the sip. Could easliy be a session beer.

Another fantastic offering from the brewers of Great Divide.

10-16-2005 22:48:39 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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peterittenhouse

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Hazy,copper hue with nice lacing. Smell is piney and grassy with a crisp , hop bite. Dry aftertaste lingers on the palate. Great mouthfeel is consistent throughout the session.This is a lively IPA that won't let you down. Found at Ortino's in Schwenksville,PA. Life is good....

10-09-2005 03:05:16 | More by peterittenhouse
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Bcant

Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Mildly cloudy, deep orange color. Medium rocky head that leaves heavy lacing. Smells intensly grainy, almost like the boil of an all grain homebrew. No single flavor stands out but this is good and is because taste is so wonderfully blended. Crisp hopped bitterness not only balances the generous malts but also contributes to a good round mouthfell and deep bottom. Aftaste is also graney but not sweet. The beer both quenches and demands another sip.

10-08-2005 04:56:55 | More by Bcant
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%

This pours a beautiful copper and leaves an abundant head that is slow to dissipate. The smell is pure pine to me and I anticipate that this will translate to a strong pine flavour and I'm right.
This is a very bitter ale to me with the malt making only a token presence. I wish it was a bit better balanced but all in all, I could see myself buying this on a regular basis.

Like someone else mentioned...try the Hercules Double for more complexity.

10-03-2005 16:53:14 | More by Bitterbill
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texashammer

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%

Dark amber color with thick, lasting off-white head. Floral hops are overwhelming. Aromatic, bittering, floral, herbal hops in smell and taste. Smooth slick mouthfeel. Very good beer but I prefer the Hercules Double IPA from this brewer, both for hops and complexity.

09-26-2005 06:22:01 | More by texashammer
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neonbrown82

Nebraska

4.78/5  rDev +16.9%

This IPA ranks right up there with the best I've had. Thanks to Liquid Solutions for this, among other bottles. I'm glad I decided to treat myself to a beer package.

The beer pours to a glowing pink-ish amber color with a nice carbonation and a thick frothy white head that sticks around forever and leaves a great lacing on the glass.

The smell is very citric hoppy with a bit of a malty caramel sweetness. Very flowery and delicious. I love the smell of hops, and this one has plenty of them.

The taste carries over perfectly from the smell. The hops and malt blend quite well in the initial taste with a small blast of cohumulone bitterness. The bitterness lingers, but not as long as the citric hop flavor. Very juicy, yet lacks the sometimes unpleasant syrupy-ness of over-hopped brews.

One of the most drinkable IPA's I've had. I only wish we could get this particular brew from Great Divide here in Iowa, as well as the Yeti, Oaked Yeti, and Hercules DIPA.

09-25-2005 08:12:07 | More by neonbrown82
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ChrisA

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Poured a nice copper color leaving a good one and a half inch head. Floral hop aromas, very piney and some citrus scents. Very strong hop profile up front balanced by a complex mingling of flavors throughout. Crisp hop finish. Extremely drinkable and good lacing.

This is one of my favorite IPA's. Ranks up there with Stone and other top notch performers. This IPA does not just flex its hoppiness. It's excellence comes from the complexity throughout. That being said, Hopheads enjoy!!!

09-21-2005 01:05:25 | More by ChrisA
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jaluria

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Pours a mild-orange color with good head and excellent lacing. Fruit and citrus tones at the nose with a bit of nutty character; hardly a hint of alcohol. Excellent taste; well-balanced hoppy nature with malt undertones and fruit flavors. Dry and crisp aftertaste; refreshing. I could easily have a few of these in one sitting, very enjoyable. An excellent IPA with taste, boldness, and smoothness.

09-19-2005 14:46:38 | More by jaluria
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wedge

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +14.9%

Pours a nice bright copper orange color with a superb dense creamy head that slowly recedes to a thin white cap. Serious lacing all the way up the glass. Smells terrific - powerful pine and citrus hops - deliciously fragrent, spicy, and fresh. Big flavorful hop bite in every sip. So very good. Very dynamic bitter hop presence with a solid maltiness that fights against the spruce-like hops. Mild carbonation and medium mouthfeel - bitter and dry...but I want MORE.

Super-awesome IPA. Aggressively hoppy at 65 IBUs, this is a very satisfying IPA for all the hop-heads out there. Addictive too...I went through these way too fast. One of the absolute best IPAs I've ever had.

Note Oct. 2006: I've upped some of the numbers now that I've sample a great number of IPAs. This still remains possibly the greatest IPA I have ever had the pleasure to drink. Absolutely fantastic!

09-15-2005 22:10:55 | More by wedge
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tastybeer

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%

This is one good IPA. Very attractive golden orange copper color with a nice subtantial head and amazing lacing all over my glass. Smells very delicious, with the right amount of everything. Smells of pine, citric and floral hops with a tiny bit of buttery diacetyl. Taste is made up of all the right hops too. Sweet pine, floral, faint citrus, nice malts underneath. Just the right hop combination, dry and bitter, and balanced by sweet malt. Titan is medium body, and a little chewy/sticky. So good you have no choice but to keep drinking.

A very good American IPA that I will definitely return to.

09-14-2005 02:08:34 | More by tastybeer
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bashiba

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%

Poured a slightly hazy copper color with a thick off white head and good lacing.

Smell was a strong juniper hop prescence with some hints of lemon and grapefruit citrus as well.

Taste is what you expect a strong grassy and juniper dominated hoppyness that just goes on and on in your mouth.

Mouthfeel has a nice dryness plus an almost coating feeling of hop resin. Very nice.

Drinkability is fantastic if you are a hop head, this will being sharing a spot in my IPA rotation with alpha king and dogfish 90minute.

09-12-2005 03:13:44 | More by bashiba
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

We have been getting the impressive line of the bigger Great Divide beers in Georgia for a few months now, and the regular strength beers have finally followed them. The first of these I am sampling is the Titan IPA.

The brown bottle concealed an amber colored, clear beer, which formed a perfectly proportioned eggshell white head after pouring in a pint glass, and displayed active carbonation action. The aroma was aggressively hoppy, with an unabashed scent of pine, spruce, and grapefruit. Taste was also quite mission specific, with peppery, bitter, resinous hop flavors held up with just enough biscuity caramel malt. When the hop profile is so good, who needs balance? Near perfect exhibit of all the good things that makes me crave an American IPA so frequently. Seek out eagerly if you even remotely enjoy hoppy beers.

09-11-2005 02:04:15 | More by rajendra82
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Bumpon10s

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%

A - Pours to a very thick amber with orange hues, nice and foggy with a slight head. You may think it was a double IPA by how thick it is.

S - Hops, oranges and something else I couldn't quite pinpoint. You could smell the hops as soon as pop the cap.

T - A hophead dream, bushels of hops are contained within, with a little hint of citrus and a touch of alcohol.

M - Hits the mouth very thick, you the the cross tingle of alcohol and carbonation, it follows the standard IPA rules.

D - Goes down easy and I wanted more, being as smooth and refreshing as it is, you could have 2 or 3 glasses of this easy.

Simply put, this is a darn good IPA. I shared a 22oz with a fellow BA, but in all honesty, I could have drank this entire one myself, at 6.8% it isn't that powerful, and the citrusy cascade hops keep you very refreshed. At something to the effect of $5 or $6 a bottle, it is a great deal. I am a massive IPA fan and this ranks up there with the best, better than both the Stone IPA and Dogfish Head 60 Minute, if you haven't had it yet, you have no excuse not to. Drink up friends, this is one hell of an IPA.

09-08-2005 19:54:01 | More by Bumpon10s
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Gaisgeil

Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%

Another over the top extreme IPA. I'm not sure why I keep trying these, in a way I've come to appreciate them, but in another I still feel like brews such as this one are a bit of a mess overall. So here is my subjectively objective review.

Pours a light brown in color with a loose frothy head that left thin rings of lacing on my imperial pint glass. Smell is slightly earthy and hugely hoppy, wafts of pine and citrus previal, dominating the proceedings easily. Taste is citrusy tart to begin with, mouth puckeringly so. There is a grassy piney hop presence toward the end with that same tart note hanging on toward the end. There is a malt backbone that attempts to balance out the issue but isn't really that successful. Overall really not that bad, interesting at the very least and I'm sure hopheads love this stuff, but to me it's relying too much of being over the top and not enough on getting something subtle happening.

Slàinte!

09-06-2005 09:07:05 | More by Gaisgeil
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loren01

Oregon

4.7/5  rDev +14.9%

Pours a light amber color with lots of white head and carbonation, lots of lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Smell is very sweet and fruity scents, nice hop smell also. Taste is very nice, great blend of malt and hops. Nice malty taste up front with a citrusy/hop spiciness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is not too heavy not too light just right. This is a damn good IPA could drink quite a few.

09-06-2005 04:10:22 | More by loren01
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paterlodie

Belgium

4.38/5  rDev +7.1%

Aber and hazy beer with not overwelming but lasting head.Nose shows good hops of witvh are some prob of the C-type but is also giving a almost bretty hint to the nose. further sweet caramell, cinnamon and maltyness but have a thought this one is not the freshest and off brewery this one will probably be even better. Taste is sweet& bitter and slightly burnt. Further some maltyness and good caramel. Full mouthfeel and to me very easy drinkable and enjoyable.

09-03-2005 15:52:58 | More by paterlodie
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Gritsak

West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

A- hazy copperish brown with a nice offwhite head.

S- rich of hops and spice.

T- wow hop bite with lots of orange peel. some subtle fruit but the hops really shine in this. the finish lingers on your tongue.

M- pretty heavy body with low carbonation. thick and creamy.

D- if you like hops, then you will be in business. good thing i like hops.

overall- ive passed on this a couple times but lately ive been itching for something hoppy. needless to say this fit the bill. even with the hop presence its still very well balanced and drinkable.

09-01-2005 00:13:47 | More by Gritsak
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Billolick

New York

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

12 ouncer sampled, "month and week bottled" date notched on to the label. Pours light almond amber, fairly clear, off white tiny bubble head, showing respectable retention and leaving moderate, fine lacing. Nose is all about grainy and pine hops.Some bready, biscuity malt notes under the hop crunch. This is a tasty and aggresively hopped IPA. Lots of pine hop notes. If you like em bitter and hoppy, this IPA will not dissapoint. Long grainy and dry finish. Nicely turned out IPA, well worth a try.

08-30-2005 20:56:27 | More by Billolick
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nomad

Kansas

4.53/5  rDev +10.8%

What took so long for me to get at this?

Pours a hazed amber with a good, though light, tangerine tone. Up props a thick, tight, and proteinaceous head that is long-lasting, leaving some lace behind.

Shoots high and light with pine scents, giving way melon accents and a malty smell like beautifully sweet buttermilk biscuits. Flavor follows suit with great balance as light caramel and fully biscuity malt base pairs the moderately piney hops and floral complexity. Comes through with lemony flavors and near-melanoidin mouth-filling maltiness. I could drink this all night, a soft and lightly carbonated delight of balance, nuance, and integration on the tongue - who knew an American IPA is possible of things besides aggression?

Quite a meal in the malt department despite its light color. Possesses the same aromatic maltiness found in their old ale and barleywine as well as an even-hand with the hops. This beer confirms Great Divide's understanding of balance in the hop-heavy market of American styled beers. That said, in its freshest form the lupulin slam can be formidable.

08-26-2005 13:41:42 | More by nomad
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Onceeven

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

Poured a medium amber, with a finger-thick head that settled quickly. Wonderful, thick lacing leaves a patchwork pattern on my glass as the head settles to it's quarter-inch thickness. The hops smell piney and resinous, with a hint of citrus. It's an assertive scent and gives me a fair guess at what I'll be tasting. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with hop bitterness dancing on my tongue. Very crisp taste, the hops almost taste hot. They are not overpowering, however. More pine flavors, some grapefruit and maybe lemon come through. The malt presence comes through in the end and balances the taste wonderfully. Then the residual bitterness comes back, reminding me that this is indeed an IPA, and a mighty fine one at that.

08-25-2005 03:51:44 | More by Onceeven
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm brownish orange with a slightly hazy body and a gentle carbonation. A thick creamy off-white head last for a bit.

S- The smell of caramel malt is very well blended with a burst of citrus hops. A slight smell of biscuit malt is hidden in the hops aroma aswell.

T- A nice blend of grapefruit and almost lemon citrus hops blends with a nice pale malt with just a hint of toasted malt. A slightly sweet finish is meet with a breath heavy with hops. I don't notice any of the piney hops that are mentioned on the bottle.

M- Nice medium mouthfeel with not alcohol warmth or astringency. It does have a slight creaminess to it but that is very faint.

D- This is a very nice IPA. The hops are well balance with the malt and there is lots of good depth to the hop flavor. This is a well-built beer.

08-25-2005 00:58:58 | More by rhoadsrage
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Vancer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Well, sure loved the GD Hercules (double IPA), but the *regular* strength is a winner, also – and much more economical. Another great pour, clear, orangy with a rich & foamy head. Aromas of citrus, malts and nuts. Taste was much more malty than the DIPA, of course, with some hints of floral.

Still rich and creamy, very drinkable over the long haul. And at $8 for a sixer, versus the $5.20 for a bomber of Hercules – more to drink!!

08-23-2005 13:10:44 | More by Vancer
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,252 ratings.