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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

3,430 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,430
Reviews: 1,382
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 147
Gots: 245 | 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 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 12, 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
Photo of ryanismean
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Just cracked a bottle, pours a cloudy copper-orange, with a huge creamy off-white head--so big that I had to pour in stages. Kind of put off at the size of the head, but other than that this beer looks absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to dive in...unfortunately it's straight from the fridge and I want to let it warm up a little. As it warms, the head recedes and leaves a nice trace of lacing down the side.

The nose is all piney hops. There's little else in the aroma, just a hint of bready yeastiness. Virtually no detectable malt or alcohol. Not super impressed with the aroma, would like a little more pronounced malt character in the nose. That said, it still smells pretty good, but not in proportion to how good it looks!

The flavor is excellent. The pine comes through first, with a sweet, earthy malt and yeast doubleteam following close behind. There are some vaguely citrus hints, but the dominant hop character is of pine, which is a nice contrast to the grapefruity hop character of most of my favorite IPAs. There's also a hoppy astringent dryness contrasting the sweet malt, which is not at all unpleasant. All in all, top notch.

I tend to like big, creamy beers and this Titan is right on the money. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy and just about perfect. I could drink this all night. If I weren't getting ready to taste Great Divide's ESB I would do just that.

ryanismean, Oct 03, 2006
Photo of jmz62565
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a creamy coppery amber with a giant tan foamy head. A truely beautiful looking beer. The smell is citrus hops, tangrine and grapefruit are the most dominate here. The taste is like the smell with a creamy fell to it. The hops aren't too overpowering with bitterness, but they have a real nice citrus flavor. The m/f is light and very well mixed. This is an excellant beer that I see having as an everyday brew.

jmz62565, Oct 02, 2006
Photo of gonzo138
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a nice amber color, nice white head that retains and laces well

S- floral hoppy smell, but at the same time a little sweet at the same time

T- a little balanced malt-wise than other ipa's, very nice, nice hoppy bite combined with a light malty sweetness

M- very carbonated, not to the point where its fizzy, but really carbonated, sticks to mouth for a while

D- goes down nice and easy, a great single IPA, would drink more often if I caould get this in bombers, will buy/drink again

gonzo138, Sep 28, 2006
Photo of Cresant
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle dated 6/3 into a Stone IPA glass. Served at 50F. Clear copper/orange body was topped by a huge 3+ fingers of tan head. Significant lacing remained throughout the drink.

Smell was fruity sweet. Cantaloupe. Clean. Strong hops aroma.

Taste was sweet. Hop flavor without the equivalent bitterness. Pine resin. Honey. Almost cloying sweetness. Sweet maltiness followed by a bittering finish.

Mouthfeel was smooth and rich, almost oily. Medium carbonation.

Enjoyable but I don't want more than one in an evening. May purchase again someday, but there are so many great AIPAs available I'll seek out first.

Cresant, Sep 25, 2006
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy orangey color ale with a big white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is well balance with big caramel malt. Taste is a mix between sweet malt with some citrus and bitter hops. Body is above average and the beer is not filtered which I appreciated.

Phyl21ca, Sep 21, 2006
Photo of scruffwhor
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A medium bread dough is left after the immense pour. Too immense even for me. Levas some pretty good lacing, sprase but good in an IPA. A semi-deep amber. Maybe a light garnet. A bready hop and malt mix greets the nose for a very balanced aroma. A more juicy hop bitterness. This is also noted in each sip of this beer. Tastes like it was a very well thoughout out beer. Very complex and pleasurable to the palate. A beer I will buy again and again.

scruffwhor, Sep 20, 2006
Photo of mrasskicktastic
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - A ruddy copper color with a monsterous four finger head that takes its time dissipating. Tiny bubbles of carbonation haze the brew. The lacing webs thickly to all parts of the glass. This beer looks amazing. This bottle should have a warning on the label commanding you to pour it into a glass.

S - Strong aromas of pineapple, roses, lillies, spruce, a touch of mango and a milder caramel malt underneath.

T - The taste is strongly floweresque with roses and lillies dominating here. There are some sweet caramel notes. The aftertaste is a sweet rose with a mild spruce bitterness. A pleasant finish, but it gets old.

M - Well, it is thick and smooth, but it is not very refreshing. Granted it was hardly parching, but it lacked the quaffable quality of most IPAs.

D - It has a bit too much flavor to be highly drinkable. Yet, it still does a very nice job. It would overpower or clash with most foods. I will likely have this again. Great work Great Divide.

mrasskicktastic, Sep 18, 2006
Photo of tattooedtolley
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Orangish/amber in color, white head that left plenty of lacing.

Smell: Piney/citrusy hop aroma backed with malty notes.

Taste: The pine and citrus hop aroma showed up first in the taste followed by a pretty big malt backbone. I was expecting more of an unbalanced beer and thought it was a fluke the first time around so I tried it again a few different occasions. The balance always seemed to be there eventhough it was different 6 packs and different times of the year. I guess the beer just has a good balance to it.

Mouthfeel: crisp and fresh like an IPA should be, medium/light body.

Drinkability: I put them down with ease, you can too.

Overall I really liked it, I expected something over the top but got something a bit more balanced which can really be a nice treat.

tattooedtolley, Sep 13, 2006
Photo of Iguana
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a hazy golden orange with a 1 inch head that went down to some lacing in a minute or so. Looks decent.

S: Malty, caramel. Kinda woulda liked to get some herbal citrusy hop smell in there but its just not there.

T: Sweet malts and a fair hop bitterness, really not much for hops in the taste apart from the bitterness.

M: Smooth, almost syrupy like coats the mouth. Fairly pleasent. Bit of a nice effervescent tingle on the tip of the ongue.

D: A good session beer, not the best IPA I have ever had, but its better then average. I dunno as I would seek out this beer or buy it again since I have a huge selection of great IPA's that can be found all the time. But worth a try and it may appeal to some.

Iguana, Sep 12, 2006
Photo of maundythirsty
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear amber with a dry white head that fizzles, but laces thick. Smells of sweet, piney hops, a little citrus and some caramel malt.

Taste is more sweet malt, lots more citrus hops and a sharp bitter aspirin finish. Medium mouthfeel pushing thick.

Good beer. Pretty drinkable with stiff hops. Worth a try.

maundythirsty, Sep 09, 2006
Photo of jmatthew
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A moderate but sticky head floats above a glowing orange liquid, which is intensely aromatic with strong pine and citrus aromas noticeable from a distance. Faint floral notes also come into play. Taste is up front piney hop bitterness that slowly rounds itself out with hefty citrus aspects and a substantial malty backbone, then finishes bone dry with a returning bitterness. Very well balanced, and despite the abundant hops never comes across as simplistic bitterness. Strength is nicely masked. Medium but oily mouthfeel, full-flavored, and an incredibly satisfying IPA.

jmatthew, Sep 06, 2006
Photo of Foxman
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a very clear and bright coppery amber. A full finger of tight beige head drops gradually to foamy hillocks. Wiggles of lacing squiggle the inside of the glass.

The aroma spritzes a mist of sweet toasted malt, with caramel, dark cherry, and biscuit. A lesser hop trace grants pine and citrus, and a sneaky snake of alcohol slips along slyly.

Upon sipping, toasty sweet malt springs earthily to life with caramel and berry, mildly yeasty and doughy. The hops deliver a counter-balance with dry grapefruit and resiny pine, both well-proportioned. The alcohol is surprisingly vaporous. Grain revisits with a late glimpse of sweetness and raisin. An ideal hop bitterness lingers lively in the finish. It's highly hopped but very balanced and wonderfully blended.

Perhaps a tad short of medium bodied, thick malt and oily hops slide along and coat the palate fetchingly.

As hoppy as it is, it presents the malt as a willing and able foil, resulting in an impressively balanced and artfully crafted American IPA. The ABV comes on stronger than anticipated, but it warms rather than disrupts, so it remains enjoyable drinkable, though with the appropriate advisory. There's no clash here, so I'll gladly remember this Titan.

Foxman, Sep 05, 2006
Photo of
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle. Kudos to GD for providing freshness dating. Unfortunately for me, this beer was bottled 6+ months ago...Teach me to check in the store. Appearance is a clear, honey colored brew, with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hops, primarily grapefruit. Some malt comes through as well as a honey scent. Taste is quite hoppy, more lemon/grass than grapefruit, though. Malt is present, but consider it a supporting role. Finish has some huskiness/grain to it, as well as pepper. Mouthfeel is a medium bodied beer, with high carbonation. Alcohol warming and drying leads you on to the next sip. I enjoyed this and would have it again. Oddly enough, the hops seemed stronger in this than in Hercules, but it might just be that Hercules was better balanced.

, Sep 05, 2006
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,430 ratings.