Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,597 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,597
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 154
Gots: 323 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003)
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Photo of DaggerEyes
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at my local grocery store...just wanted an IPA to go with a sandwhich...a simple but pleasing dinner while listening to the ball game...

Poured a hazy amber into my pint glass with a frothy white head about a finger high. Lots of carbonation rushing to the surface. Fantastic nose: Piney, citrusy well balanced with some candy sweet carmel malts. The balance really is fantastic, no one scent really jumps out at you.

Tart and peppery on the front of the tounge. The pine and citrus hop presence is much stronger on the pallete than on the nose, and the harmony that was present in the nose has been suppressed, but there still is nice presence of sweet malts .

A full body with mild carbonation and a crisp, somewhat dry finish.

What a pleasant surprise. This is a great IPA.

Photo of HoustonTX
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Titan IPA, definitely lives up to it's name.

Very lovely aroma in the nose. Loads of fresh citric/herbacous hops, with a nice backing of carmalized malt.

Hazy yellowish-gold, with a lackluster head.

Taste definitely fulfills a hop craving. Lots of zesty palate drenching hoppiness. Brisk and citric in nature. All while maintaining a pleasant balance of malt/hop.

Titan IPA is very delicious, and definitely a top contender for the IPA category.

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

Pours a light amber color with a thick, rich, white head that left lots of lacing on the glass. Wonderfully floral hop aroma. I taste piney citrus up front with a pleasantly bitter finish. Medium body, good carbonation. Titan IPA is a delicious, refreshing beer and one of my favorites.

Photo of EPICAC
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brazen Head in Brooklyn.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper. A foamy, beige head thins to a film.

Smell: Sweet caramel, fruity malts, some spiciness and light resiny hops.

Taste: Toasty, light caramel sweetness, grassy bitterness, with a nice peppery finish.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation, medium-bodied, quite refreshing feeling.

Drinkability: Well balanced.

Photo of slagle9480
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Got this one from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, NY. This is one of the best IPA's I've had in my brief history of beer sampling. Great Divide definitely did well with this one.

It pours orange and has a nice lace. The aroma is fantastic, The hops burst out of the glass when I poured it. The taste even exceeds the aroma... The hops are flat-out ridiculous. This is easily one of the hoppiest beers I've had. Great Divide should be proud of themselves here. What an awesome brew. I can't wait to buy more.

Drinkability is also quite high. If you're a hop-head and you haven't tried Titan IPA, you oughta re-examine what you have in your fridge. Get out there and buy a 6-pack if possible. You'll thank yourself for it later.

Photo of kernalklink
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice attractive dark orange pour with a vanishing head and great oily hop aromas. Floral, piney hops dominate the tastebuds- quick flashes of herbal bitterness and lip smacking tastebud death. Nice airy mouthfeel, and the hops finish dry, not letting up one bit. The was a hint of malt in there somewhere, but it was lost in the hop heavy brew. Great with some spicy chinese, and the hops still dominated with their own wasabi burn. Good hop-head brew.

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

Pours a light amber with nice 1 finger head. Unfiltered with particles still floating.(Belgian hint) Aroma is definately citrus, with a sweet afterthought and piney. Taste is similar, sweet citrus with a very nice touch of grass tones and piney background. Exceptionally drinkable brew. I must admit this is a very good find. Anyone who has passed this one up, don't anymore. Great things are coming from Great Divide.

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

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: A nice golden amber with a persistent head of foam that left a lot of sticky lacing on the glass.

S: Hops! And more hops! Citrus, pine, resin, grass, everything. Hops start to finish.

T: Similar to the smell. Big hops bite up front with a huge hops aftertaste. A tiny bit of malt sweetens it, lending a nice balance to it. The hops come through with heavy citrus and pine flavors. Quite delicious. Really well done.

M: I feel like I could be chewing on a mouthful of hops with this beer, and I love it. Really nice bite, smooth to drink, good carbonation.

D: High. I love the Titan IPA. It's one of my standards in the IPA rotation. Really well crafted and tasty.

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

From a 12 oz bottle marked Month and Week bottled January 2. Consumed in late July 2007. Into my Sam Adams glass (thanks, guys!), it’s a hazy orange color with little carbonation. Thick, creamy tan head fades slowly down to heavy lace. Nose of biting pine and citrus hops with mild malt. Tastes of firm yet not overwhelming piney hops with a decent malt balance. Tea and bread flavors culminate in a clean, mild bitter finish. Mouth is semi-creamy with firm carbonation that adds a note of crispness. Slick and satisfying. Drinkability is good; this is a well-balanced ale that at 6.8% should be enjoyed in moderation. Not exactly sessionable, but I can see me enjoying several over an evening.

Overall: Now here is an American IPA to be reckoned with. I have no idea why I took so long to try this one, but I guarantee I will be buying it again. I regret that I only bought one to try rather than a sixer. Fully recommended.

Photo of drumrboy22
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into the new Sam Adams glass.

Medium size, off-white, rocky head. Left moderate lacing along the glass. Had a cloudy amber color and moderate carbonation.

Aroma was citrus hops, pine, slight grapefruit and sweet malt. Very nice.

Taste was hoppy, bitter, citrusy. Not overly bitter. Well balanced by the slightly sweet malt present. Delicious.

Easy drinking, particularly in the summer time. Very well crafted beer. Highly recommended.

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

FRTH had this on cask. I love Titan, so I gave this a try
A creamier look to the amber brew, with a thin, soapy head that casks usually give. Lack of carbonation may hurt.
Smell: terrific. Pine, citrus, some earthy hops. This is a great sniffer.
Taste. Just like the Titan, nothing different except the feel. Smooth, not as crisp. A hint of vanilla and oak come in the end. Very drinkable, but the aroma was lost after a while

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A slighly hazy, copper golden color beer is thrown forth from the bottle and is topped by an amazingly creamy, eggshell colored head of immense size and texture. Nice lacing as well.

Aroma is hoppy and slightly fruity. Kind of a melon fruit smell with tons of grassy hops. I was a little dissapointed in this regard; looking for more hoppiness. But this by no means is a bad smellin' beer. Slight steamed cauliflower aroma.

Completely hoppy in the flavor. All kinds of hop flavor yet the bitterness is held well in check by some caramel and toffee malts. Citrusy/ grassy hop flavor. Bitterness is perfect. Just enough but not too much that it disintegrates my tongue and buds.

Creamy mouthfeel with pleasant carbonation and nice bitterness qualities. This is one awesome IPA. Perhaps the smell was a bit off in this bottle but I have 5 left to determine its fate. Certainly a well made beer, like most other GD products.

Photo of grub
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this one from jaxon53 as part of the Brews N' Tunes Summer Tour '07. thanks jason!

12oz bottle, bottled the first week of april.

pours slightly hazy orangey copper colour with a small dense white head. the head quickly drops to a film on top of the beer and leaves some spotty lace around the glass.

aroma is nice. pine and grapefruit. bread and cracker malts. bit of alcohol. bit of biscuit.

taste is good. medium-high bitterness level. resiny hop presence. grapefruit and pine. bit of tangerine and orange. bread and biscuit malts. light alcohol.

mouthfeel is good. medium carbonation level. nice medium body.

drinkability is great. balanced and very enjoyable. an excellent american ipa. thanks again jason!

Photo of LeftyBWS
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. brown bottle with notchings to indicate it was bottled in the 2nd week of May. Neat.
A: Beautiful orange/red color with a good, thick head. Good cling and lacing throughout the drinking of this beer.
S: Piney with lots of citrus. Mostly floral overall, with fruity notes underneath.
T: This beer lives up to the bottle’s description: hoppy & citrusy at first, followed by sweet malts, and then a crisp hoppy bitterness in the finish.
M: Dryish and crisp, with just the right amount of bite for an IPA.
D: Pretty powerful but not overwhelming. I will definitely drink this beer again.

Photo of CharlieMopps
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a glowing, hazy orange with bits of suspended yeasties in there. Golden highlights shine through when held to light. Two fingers of dense head that takes a while to recede, leaving some lacing.

S: A nice citrusy and floral hop bouquet, very tempting. Has the sweet characteristics of say, a Bell's Two-Hearted, and an underlying pale malt base.

T: Has a somewhat mellow hop presence, with tartness detectable on the sides of the tongue. Leaves a lingering hop trail along the sides as well, with the surge coming toward the middle but fading into a smooth finish.

M: Bubbly and silky, carbonation is at a satisfactory level, complementing this beer well.

D: Maybe it's just me, but I wasn't overly impressed with this beer, but at the same time am not looking down upon it. Really, I just feel like IPA's are a difficult style to perfect because of their prevalence in the craft beer market, thereby cutting the ability to be unique. Those that do stand out are duly recognized, but for one that does have a good drinkability, such as this one, there's not much else to distinguish it from the pack.

Photo of Zorro
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled through "I Want That" BIF 2 and mikesgroove.

12 OZ bottle that was bottled in April.

A chill hazed dark amber colored ale with a definite redness to the color. A decent off-white colored head forms and the fades to lace.

The smell is quite malty with a wood and tea scent and not much of the west cost hop aroma that I expected to find in a west coast IPA. Malt is strong here with a caramel scent and a little spiciness from the hops. In truth this smells more like barley wine than IPA.

The taste begins sweet and malty for an IPA with solid shot of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Mild for an IPA yet still bitter in the aftertaste I suspect that this maybe a version with a year of age on it and that is why the flavors and aromas from dry hopping seem to be missing. As a barley wine this is interesting and mellow the malt and bitterness balance is perfect. Caramel, oak, tea, leather, faint pine and grapefruit are the main flavors.

Really nice mouthfeel on this one, it is thick like a good barley wine with a pleasing slickness in the mouth.

Quite nice and drinkable but not what I normally think of when I drink an IPA. This could be considered to be an English style beer but by that standard this is still more of a barley wine. Tasty and worth trying, I will have to try this again when I am in Colorado or New Mexico and closer to the source.

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

12 oz bottle(s)... I'm on 3 of 3, from a mixed 12 pack, served in a pint glass (all 3 times!).

A - translucent, orange color with a fluffy, tiny bubble, white head, that backed down to a little layer, leaving nice, tiny lace.

S - citrusy hop aroma, pleasant smelling.

T - very good, well balanced taste. bittering hops upfront, then the sweet malts tease your tongue before the bitterness of the hops finish you off after the swallow.

M - medium bodied, a bit slick, with mild carbonation.

D - I knocked off 3 of these before, during, and after a Mexican meal.

Final Note: Not for the 'Hoptically Challenged'.

Photo of jakon
4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with a bottled on date of the 1st week of June '07

Pours golden or amberish depending on whether you're holding it up to the light and what type of glass you're using. Nice pillowy white head. The aroma is freakin awesome. Huge pineapple/citrus notes. I'm just getting tons of orange, pineapple and pine. Love it. Haven't had this much pineapple in the nose since the Stone 10th. Same characteristics in the taste. I love this beer. One of my favorite IPA's. Slightly aspiriny with the bitterness, but the more pleasing hop characteristics drive this car. Just an incredible brew. A hophead's staple.

Photo of BeardedSquash
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A very heady, very cloudy orangish amber. Took a few pours to get it all in my glass, because the head would not quit. Looked like an ice-cream nipple as it held its form on the way down.

S: Bright citrusy hops. A sweet malt character.

T: Touché brewer. More than just aroma hops, plenty of bittering hops that cause a little pucker in my mouth. This is rounded out nicely with a bready malt backbone that reminds me of the holidays.

M: Active bubbles carry the malt across the tongue, to complement the hop hose.

D: Good stuff for the summer times. Not the most outstanding IPA when you've use to DFH's line up, but definitely worth picking up if you're headed to the pool.

Photo of cbak999
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer can be considered among the kings of bitter American IPAs. I LOVE THIS BEER! Pours an golden/orangish color with a nice 1/2 inch white head. The smell is very bitter - almost spicy and very piney. And the taste matches. As the beer goes down, there is a very nice lace that lines the glass. This beer is right on! A definite go-to for the category! I always keep a few in the fridge.

Photo of WaveRebel51
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is definitely not a beginner's beer. The minute I cracked the bottle, the spicy hop aroma hit my nose and I was sure the hops would be too overpowering ... but it wasn't. The taste is well-balanced and should put a smile on he face of any hop-head. The high abv makes this a little heavy.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle marked second week of June 07. That would make this about two weeks old. Orange and clear with a rocky, fluffy, bubbly white head that looks like a sponge.The aroma is very hoppy and sticky. The bitterness works very well in this beer. The taste is sticky, hoppy and kind of chewy. They very expertly hid the slightly higher than usual ABV and I like this one a lot. Great Divide does a very good job again (no surprise).

Photo of BretSikkink
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foamy head with good height and retention, slightly hazy golden copper brew. Nose is very fresh and clear, with notes of pine needles, flowers, and zesty citric juice. Hops are fragrant and very pleasant.

Hop dominant in the flavor, which is full and quite bitter with a peppery zing. The malt profile is less distinct, but is sweet and somewhat holds its own. Alcohol is noticeable and warming, and works hard with the hops to hold the bitterness well into the finish.

Great hoppy IPA, this one keeps me coming back for more.

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

Another fine beer from the slopes. This beer pours a honey gold with a great head that leaves some sticky lacing down the glass. Aroma is pine needles, grapefruit and orange marmalade. Taste is thick, semi-sweet and very dry with the bitter hops really showing through. Finish is smooth and not too dry. A great beer for the hop heads, but a touch too strong to make a session beer.

Photo of ttu94
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very surprised by this beer. I think the bottle looks cheap so I inaccuratly thought the beer would taste the same.

Looks solid coming out of the bottle but so do most beers.
Smells great! perfect combo of citress and pine aromas.
This may be the smoothest IPA I have had.
Wonderfuf mouthfeel.
Drinkability is among the best.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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