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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

3,581 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,581
Reviews: 1,386
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 154
Gots: 308 | 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 dmamiano
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a medium amber..very crisp and clean..good carbonation with lots of head. good lacing observed.
Nice aroma....citrusy with a maltiness.
Taste is very good and refreshing. Highly hopped with a good balance of malt. Very floral in taste, almost grapefruit.
Mouthfeel as well is good. Nice on the palate indeed.
Very good beer in my humble opinion.

Photo of PhageLab
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16oz weizen glass, because I think they do wonders for an IPA.

A - Slightly above average here, cloudy golden coloration with an off amber hue. Minimal head with poor retention and spotted lacing.

S - Very perfume oriented floral hop smell, if they made a cologne of it, I'd wear it despite the fear that every time I was pulled over the cops would automatically assume I'd been drinking.

T - Superb! Hop blast with each sip, with a lower level of citrus hints than most IPAs, I like that. I wish I had a Two Hearted handy, so I could do a side by side, because I think this would hold up in nearly every category.

M - Smooth and creamy, medium body, mild carbonation, and an oily finish, leaving a small bit of yummy behind.

D - Damn good I must say, this is easily one of the best brews I've had in a while. An impressive IPA that I wouldn't turn down anytime. This is my first beer from Great Divide, but I must admit, it's making me want to crack open the Samurai that awaits in my fridge.

Photo of mdagnew
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12fl oz bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast...

Poured a hazy amber orange colour. Dirty white head poured tight, thick and quite rocky then faded slowly to decent thickish coating.. quite a lot of carbonation and a decent amount of patchy sticky lacing...

Aroma - Lots of citrus and piney hops, light sweet caramel maltiness, some light butterscotch notes, pretty floral and perfumed, some sea salt notes, faint yeastiness, tart fruits (apples and grapefruits), some alcohol esters just noticeable..

Taste – Lots of fresh pine and floral hop bitterness first then the light caramel / toffee malts balance things out... light grapefruit and lemon fruitiness, light breadiness, again some alcohol just coming through, salty notes, quite grassy...

M&D - Quite smooth and slightly oily... medium bodied... pretty refreshing but maybe slightly on the strong side to be overly drinkable..

Overall - Another very good American IPA... definitely worth a try...

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass, no freshness date, bottled in 4th week of april though, hope it kept well.

A: Pours a creamy cloudy amber mahogany with a bone white head one inch head that sticks around for quite a while, can't even see through this thing. There is an ample amount of lacing

S: This one smells super sticky and sweet, big hits of pine, I swear you could pass this off as a DIPA, this one relies big on the pine and nut characters and very little on bitter fruits like grapefruit.

T/MF: Bitterness is present almost immediately, at first this beer is very piny and sticky and perhaps the bitterest grapefruit I've ever experienced, just hammering the hops home on the tongue, then after a bit of time in the mouth this beer becomes very juicy and almost sweet, the finish on this is incredibly long as the tongue is just covered in hop oil which is when the pine flavors come back. I can't really detect a malt presence but maybe this is what dampens the bitterness about halfway through tasting, I just wish this beer was a little bit more balanced.

D: Really quite good and could be used as a stepping stone for those looking to experience a DIPA but do not really want to dive right in.

Photo of tronester
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange. It isnt bottle conditioned (I asked Great Divide in an email) but the haze might be from dry hopping? Smells of citrus and pine. Quite malty tasting, with a great hop presence. Mouthfeel is rich, carbonation levels are good. Pretty drinkable for such a strong IPA.

Photo of cypressbob
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle served chilled in a Maredsous challice

Pours with a rich amber body, tonnes of little bubbles eminating from the bottom of the glass. A tight creamy off white head sits atop, lots of patchy lacing.... small bubbles and long string snake like patches

Smell, fresh piney american hops, bubblegum and a tonne of sweet esters. Silky alcoholic vapour doused in maple syrup and estery hops. Freshly cut grass with a squeeze of fresh lemon and lime, some malt character in the background

Taste, creamy silky and oily hops coat the palette initially followed by a whack of crisp hop bitterness. Not overpowering however, quinine like in its final stages but it starts with a citric and piney flavour. Bready malt backs everything up, a small touch of alcohol on the finish but only slight. Lasting spicy hop bitterness on the finish

A superbly drinkable IPA for one approaching 7%, tasty and full of juicy fresh hop flavour

Photo of SargeC
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep amber-gold color. Dense, creamy off-white head with excellent retention. High carbonation.

Smell: Aggressive hops with citrus and pine accents. Undertone of malt.

Taste: Less hoppy than expected, but the hops have a starring role. Great balance with amazing flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Good natural carbonation and excellent finishing hop bite.

Drinkability: Extremely enjoyable. Aggressive yet drinkable. I would be happy to drink this all day.

Photo of jwc215
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours slightly clouded golden amber with a white head that descends to a thin creamy cover.

Piney, citric, floral nose - assertive hop aromas let you know that this is one for the "hop-heads" right off the bat.

The taste is of an on-slaught of juicy hops - piney and citric. It nears puckering bitterness but a malty sweetness comes in in perfect time to balance things out. The resin is controlled enough not to dominate, but mixes in nicely. Awesome hop profile with just enough malt to tie it together wonderfully and to smooth it out. Some warming alcohol is present, especially as it progresses, but restrained enough not to interfere in the rich complexity.

A full, chewy body allows flavors to linger in a very long finish.

A powerful, delicious IPA. A hop-head's delight!

Photo of etenbus
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The bottle poured an orange shade with about one finger of fluffy white head, which reduced to small bubbles and lacing within a few minutes.

The smell was inviting. I smell pine, grapefruit, lemons, apricot, and some sweetish malt. It smells quite fresh and that it packs some alcohol. It does not, however, have that astringent, eye-watering, citrus hop aroma that some APAs have; this is a bit more subdued.

The bitterness starts up front in the middle of the tongue on this IPA and rides right through to the finish. By the finish, the bitter bite is softening a bit, allowing a slight hint of sweetness through. There are some fruit flavors in there, although I can't tell if any are coming through strongly enough to be identified. As the beer warmed, the citrus fruit is dominating while the malt remains noticeable.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied. With a high alcohol level (6.8%), this is not your average session IPA. I prefer my hop bombs to be under 6%; in fact, I find little appeal in the "I can do it higher than you" attitude of some of our brewers in making hoppy ales that run 8-9% ABV. These are not Belgians folks. Keep it simple, keep it hoppy, keep it drinkable. Some of us actually want to enjoy the flavors, rather than the alcohol.

Drinkability is lower than perhaps the Goose Island IPA or Stone IPA (my faves) because of the heavy alcohol presence.

Photo of Trueant1
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a thick 2 finger white head that is billowing in the center. Great lacing. This head goes down slow. Looks great. A nice cloudy orange/brown color.

Sweet malt smell up front then pine hops take over. Yeasy bread dough smell.

Tastes sweet to me. Sweet malts. Hop bitterness is medium and a bit oily. Not as bitter as I imagined. Seems like a decent balance of sweet vs. hops, even though this is a over hopped brew

Mouthfeel is a dry up front then a nice bitter aftertaste moves in. This beer is sweet and a bit thick tasting too. I bet it is HIGH in calories.

Drinkability: This 12 oz bottle is already gone as I type this last section.

A treat! Outstanding originality!

Photo of Gmann
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy blood-orange brown color with a good egg shell head that left crazy lacing on the side of the glass. It left a complete sheet around the whole glass. The smell is of grassy, juicy grapefruit hops, tropical fruit, very fresh aroma. The taste is of piney, resin, grapefruit hops. Quite insanely hopped up. If you want a truely hoppy brew without being overloaded with malt backup, this is for you. A completely one-side brew, all hops. The feel is moderate, a bit fizzy yet finishes rather smooth. I'm not a hop head at all but I do enjoy a hopped up brew every now and again. This one is primo; great hop aroma and flavor without the over the head malt hammer. The bitterness kills the drinkablility but what a great 12oz sample.

Photo of bassmantin
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very transparent yellow color. I'm a little uninspired by the appearance. The smell more than makes up for any lack of appearance. Very full, fruity taste. I'm surprised at the complexity of aroma.

The taste is fantastic. Great hop bitterness up front with pleasant fruity notes and a nice finish that doesn't leave you hanging. The aftertaste is a little bitter in an almost unpleasant way, but this is still a great IPA. For the price, this is one of the best IPA's I have ever had.

Bottom line: A great IPA for the price. Bitter and fruity enough to satisfy a true hop-head. Cheap enough to be a staple of your beer diet.

Photo of jasonjlewis
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great head and retention on this beer. Thick lacing left on the glass that sticks around for a while.

Smell is faint of cascade hops with some faint malts.

Taste is hoppy with cascade hops with a slight astringency and dryness. Malt sweetness comes out slightly and creates a slight sweetness.

This beer makes for a decent session and clings to the palate decently well. Not the best IPA I've ever had, but decent nevertheless.

Photo of redneckchugger
4.83/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

poured into my crystal mug, orangish yellow color, inch of white foamy head, rings and rings of lacing.
smell is all hops, grapefruit, pine, lemon peel, simple but amazing
taste is a kick in the taste buds, huge hop punch, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, with a bit of malt in the back just to even it out.
mouth feel is on teh thick side, a bit sticky, but thats how i like my ipas,
A great beer, very drinkable.

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

Full clear gold. Sticky bright white head settles to a lumpy incomplete head leaving beautiful lace throughout the pint.

Almost over-whelming grapefruit on the nose. Eventually, one can detect a bit of malt along with pineapple, orange and pine tar. Not the most complex of noses, but it makes the most of what it's got. Also no mystery what style is in the glass.

Bitterness dominates the palate. Usually malt makes the first impression for me, but here, it's bitterness. A warm wave of nice crusty white bready malt comes along shortly to buffer the hops. Good hop flavor joins at the midpalate. Very long, bitter finish.

Full side of medium in the mouth, and the carbonation is very gentle allowing the flavors to seep into every nook and cranny. Very drinkable for what it is. Love the hop burps too. After it's recent arrival in Missouri, Great Divide is quickly becoming a favorite brewery of mine. Bottled the first week of September per the label code.

Photo of weiserr
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

although new to the site, i have been consuming beer long enough to not consider myself a novice. up to this point, i've resisted the urge to review other beers, focusing more on one truly deserving such recognition. titan IPA is that beer.

forget the technical jargon e.g., smell, appearance, taste, etc. this craft brew blends all harmoniously into what is quite simply put, the beginning and end of IPAs. as a self-proclaimed hop head, i implore anyone seeking perfection to obtain this beer now.

the gods themselves must have bowed in envy to the divine body that created the essence of india pale ale.

superior.

Photo of BrewSomerville
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma: Pine. The malty aroma reminds me of Honey-Nut Cheerios. It's fruity. Some orange peel, tangerine and grapefruit.

Looks: Copper/orange. Slight haze. Average sized head, with average head retention. It left some lace rings, about a fingers width in size.

Taste: Good bittering. Citrusy. Orange peel, tangerine. Piney. Earthy. Long finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall, this is a good IPA. As an american IPA, it is not stretching any boundries though.

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

The titan came in a Colorado theme climber green label that was brewed in the 2nd Week of November. It was a hazy amber with sediment all around. The head disappeared quickly and left lacing on the outside of the glass. The smell was all hoppy. It had a huge hop flavor and soft maltiness. It is a very good style of the American IPA.

Photo of joekfsu
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Pours a light amber, almost orange. Light does not pass through it all that well. Head started as a little over 1 cm, off-white and creamy, mostly diminishing. Noticeable lacing. Aroma is floral with a hint of fruit. Some caramel flavors that end up getting over powered by citrus hops on the back end. Medium body, very soft carbonation. Ends bitter, very bitter. Drinkability is good, only drawback being the long strong hop aftertaste, but if you like that kind of thing its quite good.

Photo of biggmike
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one on draft at the Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Nice attractive copper color with decent head that didnt last that long. Aroma was hoppy and citrusy. Flavor was very hoppy, enough to suit almost any hophead. Drinkability was high, mouthfeel was good. Nice beer.

Photo of jjayjaye
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy mild orange amber color with a big stiff yellowish head that resists fading and leaves behind reasonable lacing in its wake. The smell is abundant and primarily a floral citrus grassy aroma. Full bodied, the mouth feel is well carbonated. The first mouthful is a particularly creamy experience through the well designed foam lid. The hop tingle and the matching full flavored citrus taste complement each other. There is a refined sharp finish as a grapefruit bitterness lingers slightly. A really good drinker.

Photo of TechMyst
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Hazy copper Color. Slight warming alcohol effect. Wonderful soft conditioning. Enough hops here for most hop addicts. Classic hop aroma. Solid rings that stuck fast to the sides. Medium spaced bubbles quickly rising. decent malt balance. Chalky/resinous palate left a little to be desired, but drinkablity is still high. One finger head which diminished to sheen; slight honey yellow head. Great IPA!!!

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aromas of grapefruity hops, yet mellow, not in your face. Taste is about the same, grapefruity hops and a nice malty body. An aftertaste of a small hop dryness that lingers for a while, and a bit sticky. A fantastic IPA, has what I am looking for, hops, yet not too overbarring. A nice alcohol, but still easy to drink.

Photo of andrewm190
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy and delicious. Just the way a good American IPA ought to be.

Poured from a glass, about a half inch head with good retention. Bubbles maintain their hold on the glass pretty well.

Smell is decent, strong smell of hops, also of alcohol. Not overly potent.

I really enjoyed the taste. Good sense of hops, but not really overwhelming. pretty well balance. Nice and crisp mouthfeel. I really enjoy this beer, I wouldn't mind having another. Well worth a try, especially if you are and American IPA fan. Delicious beer.

Photo of MiScusi
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautifully clear and crisp orangish gold. The head builds up very nicely and stays around for a few minutes, not completely going away but fading into a full frothy cap across the top. The smell has a lot of floral hops in it, and also a distinct sweetness, similar to what I remember Ballast Point's Big Eye IPA smelling like. The taste starts out real smooth with not much flavor hitting the front end except a little mild sweetness, but its followed over the middle of the tongue by a wave of earthy, piney, and finally leafy hop character finishing in a medium bitterness and a resiny aftertaste. The whole time it has a fairly slick malt sugary body behind it, almost making you think it was a double IPA. The carbonation is very fine. I'm actually thinking I would have liked it a bit more course in this beer but it's not bad at all. This is an easy drinking and flavorful IPA for sure.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,581 ratings.