Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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3,598 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,598
Reviews: 1,389
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 155
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 LvilleIPA
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Orange, great rocky, fluffy head. Extremely lacey. Looks ideal for an IPA.

S - Hoppy, citrus, pine needles.

T - Awesome. Huge hit of hops. Big citrus, backed up by a nice level of maltiness. If you're a "hop head", this one's perfectly balanced for you, leaning more towards the hoppier end of the spectrum. I give it a 5 based on the blend of not being too hoppy.

M - Nicely carbonated, fuller bodied, great aftertaste of fresh hops and citrus. Awesome stuff.

D - You could drink quite a few of these without a problem. The ABV isn't too fierce at 6.8. Definitely worth seeking out and drinking.

Photo of jhicks12
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice cooper orange with a white foamy head

Smell; Very glorious piney, fresh flowers and grass smell with a little citrus in the mix.

Taste: Very nice malt front presence with a nice Floral pine hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and hop oil mouth feel.

Drinkability: Very nice refreshing hop masterpiece

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12 oz bottle, appearance was nice apricot color, nose was loads of typical american hops-citrusy and piney, also upfront caramel malt, tasted like it smelled, big bitterness up front, but not overpowering, balanced by generous malt sweetness, but not cloying. finish is long and enjoyable. well-balanced and big, mouthfeel was somewhat viscous, not necessarily a bad thing for this style, drinkability suffers just a little due to significant (but necessary) alc content, will definitely buy this again. as an addendum, my macro-lite drinking girlfriend and her toy dog LOVE this beer. wtf? that foofoo dog refused the macro after several smells and destroyed the titan. also gave her (the foof dog) some victory hop devil which she also enjoyed. but the gf continues to drink lites. oh well, cheaper for me. dog was served from two like vessels, same temp, several retries so scientifically valid experiment as far as i know. she was not encouraged to choose one over the other.

Photo of ubermunkey
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured a light, cloudy amber color with a thin, slightly off white head. the head dissapeared after a moment but left thin lacing for the remainder of the serving. smelled citrusy and a little bit like grass. the taste was good, a nice hops kick, not too strong though, just enough to be promenant without overpowering. other hints of citrus, oranges and lemons, and just a bit of sweet malt at the end. didn't end as dry as i was expecting. very nice to drink, i could have a few more of these easily.

Photo of Matthew
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass a orange/amber color with a full two fingers of white rocky head with good retention. Lots of sticky lacing around the inside of my glass. The beer is pretty cloudy, lots of floaties but no harm done.
Oily and pungent fruity hops hit my nostrils immediately. Hop profile is characterized by grapefruit, hints of orange and lots of earthy and piny hops. There is a sweet maltiness behind the prevelant hop aroma.
Good solid mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation.
If you like your hops this is a very easy to drink IPA from great divide. Tasty hoppy flavor with a nice crisp decently balanced malt backbone.

Photo of Mdog
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep gold with lots of particles, good carbonation, and a decent sized head.

Smell: Sweet grapefruit.

Taste: The first few sips were a good balance of sweetness and bitter hops. Later sips leaned more towards the bitter side.

Drinkability: Good stuff, a little more bitter as it goes along. I'd like it to be a little sweeter.

Another solid beer from Great Divide. Like Hercules in the DIPA style, it's one of the more bitter examples of the IPA style. Good stuff.

Photo of Kendo
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Into a pint glass, a moderate pour left a honey-amber body with a 1/2-finger off-white head. Plenty of bubbles rise to fortify the head, leaving splotches of oily hop lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Hops -- pineapply, grapefruit and pine are the scents that are most noticeable. No real malt evident in the nose.

T: Like the nose, the hops dominate the entire sensation. There's some fruity hop sweetness early, with leafy and piney hops in the middle, followed by a dry metallic taste at the finish, which lingers on the sides of the back of the tongue and leaves a dry, puckering sort of feel. It does seem to get a bit sweeter as it warms. Not sure if that's from the malt or from fruity hop flavors, but it does show up about 4/5 of the way down the glass (this was only a 12 oz bottle, so I got there quickly).

M: Light-to-medium in heft, good levels of carbonation made this one feel pretty good, though that lingering metallic taste seemed to weigh against the body a bit.

D: Good. Better if you're a certified hop-head.

Notes: For my taste this was just a tad bit too one-dimensional. I thought it could have gained a bit from some sweeter malt providing it heft and a backbone from which the hops could jump off. Not a bad beer at all, and I could see having a few of these pretty easily. But I thought it could benefit from some more balance.

Photo of wagenvolks
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Great golden orange pour with a clear transparency that's infiltrated with yeast particles. Light head, one finger thick, decent lacing. A weak aroma rises from the glass, its alot like their Hercules and Fresh Hop varieties, but weaker and without a strong alcohol note. Gets a bit more aromatic as the head dissipates.

Tastes very malty for an IPA. Decent carbonation levels, leaves a light aftertaste, fairly refreshing. Don't get me wrong: this is a tasty beer. But there's just not enough complexity to keep me interested after the first pint. Solid IPA, though, and I'll likely be having it again.

Photo of cbn
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear amber with a small creamy white head dissipating quickly.

plentyful hop aroma combines with a sweet acid (tomato paste?) and light alcohol.

bold crisp hop flavors meld seamlessly with a clean, slightly sweet malt and some alcohol to form a delicate balance.

big hops and a fairly mild malt make the tongue tingle with hops washed with sweet malt leaving the hops to reappear as an end note.

oh yeah, i'll definitely be back for more of this.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 2/4/07 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light copper color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a well-blended combination of hops, citrus and caramelized malt.

T: Just as with the smell, the taste is very well-balanced with flavors of hops, citrus sweetness and caramelized malt. Eventually the hops flavor wins out, but it's not over-powering. The after-taste is hoppy and sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, it has a good kick to it, not very filling, good representation of style, this one is well worth sticking with for an evening.

Photo of JDK
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Definately one of my favorite IPA's, especially for the price. Strong grapefruit taste with a piney, peppery smell. Pours a nice copper color and the mouthfeel is almost perfect with just the right amount of carbonation and lingering aftertaste. Highly recommend this one.

Photo of EStreet20
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a 16 ounce shaker pint.

A - Translucent golden amber with nearly two fingers of white foam.

S - Nice pungent hoppy smell on this one. Fresh cut grass and citrus fruits. Some sugary sweetness underneath.

T - Taste is surprisingly balanced here. The malt really balances this brew out well with some sweetness and complement the hops perfectly. Piney hop flavors, along with some fruitiness. An excellent tasting IPA.

M - Nice medium bodied IPA. Coats the mouth well.

D - I'm enjoying sipping this one. A solidly built, aggresively hopped (yet still nicely balanced) IPA.

Photo of dfried
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crisp golden color with an orange hue in the center, 1cm off white head that left some great lacing actually. The hops in the aroma were maily citrusy, oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, but there were some pine needles in the background. Noticeable, balancing sweet malt. The malt backbone really asserts itself in the taste, sweet and a tad biscuity. A lot of hops of course, ripe oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, nectarines. Some floral and resinous notes but they stay in the background.

Verdict: a damn good IPA. The best? No. Among the top? Yes. What sticks out about this one is the great job done balancing the hops with malt. Very sessionable IPA.

Photo of TheSarge
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Titan IPA pours with a cloudy orangish amber body, and a thin crispy white head. Lacing lasts the whole way through.

It gives off citrusy aromas and an arid freshness. The taste is very well balanced between toasty malts and hops. I've never had an IPA this well balanced like this.

Even with the moderate amount of alcohol here, it is a very refreshing brew.

Photo of umustdrink
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light amber/orange color. Head is bright white and settles to big splotches with large bubbles. Lacing is strong.

S - Strong fragrant hops well balanced with malts. Some grapefruit.

T - At first the malt to hop balance is more dominated by malts, sporadic rushes of hoppy citrus.

M - Juicy and mouthwatering.

D - Damn tasty IPA. Nice balance of malts. Crisp and refreshing.

Photo of 1fastz28
3.35/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i'm not a huge IPA fan but this is a good drinkable beer, of course like all IPA's the smell is rich in hops and alcohol, the color is a nice red-brown, a sweet hoppy bitterness is prevalent while not a beer i can drink all day and night, for an IPA i think i like it as much as i can

Photo of Jwaks
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving : 12oz bottle

Appearance : Holding this brew up to the light reveals a deep copper/amber shade with a light to medium haze and a very healthy dose of fine to very fine bubbles. A finger's worth of course off-white head quickly recede's into the glass leaving a sticky white film behind. This brew has a healthy deep color, noteworthy head and suberb, busy carbonation.

Nose: It takes a bit of coaxing to work the aromas from the beer. Sharp, pungeant bitter aromas mask savory, ripe citrus fruits including dry orange and a touch of brown fruits including figs. Hints of sweet malts reveal their presence after a few quick swirls.

Taste : This beer makes a sweet entrance on the palate, slowly evoving a refreshing hop bitterness and dry orange character in the mid palate. A touch of peppery alcohol and bitterness grips the taste buds for a crisp, clean finish. I expected a huge, sharp, punctuated bitter flavor from this beer but I was pleasantly surprised by the slightly bitter fruit driven body boasting loads of semi-sweet citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel and drinkability: Surprisingly refershing, not as crisp nor sharp as other mighty, bitter ipas. This is a smooth brew with a light medium body and it's as easy to drink as a hefeweizen on a warm summer's day. A welcome and well done attempt at a "bigger" ipa.


Photo of plaid75
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong oily citrus hop with a solid piney and peppery aroma.

The taste was upfront resiny hop spice. Juicy citrus and biting pepper dominated. Multiple layers of pepper and grapefruit. Really something I have never experienced in an IPA before. There was a soft caramel malt that was obviously overshadowed by the hop.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a spicy bite and dry finish.

Overall a superior AIPA. Soild ABV as well. Very drinkable.

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I would agree with other raters who have described this beer as very good, and definitely worth a try. It is both piney and citrusy, but not an over-the-top hop explosion (thus not exactly as advertised). Still, it is very good, and worth a try.

First off, I noticed that this beer has a manufactured date, which is unusual for a craft brewer (kudos to Great Divide!). My bottle was packaged in the 3rd week of November (of 2006, I presume, but who knows?). It poured a shiny copper-red color. Head formation is great; you could've floated a dime atop the 2 inches of head that towered over the rim of my glass.

Aroma was citrusy and piney and extremely crisp.

Taste was also piney and citrusy, and good. However, it was a bit astringent and definitely not crisp, by which I mean there was definitive start and stop to the bitterness blast.

Mouthfeel was very thick. I wouldn't describe this beer as highly drinkable, but I probably could've put down a second.

Photo of hckyfn9999
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice slightly hazed orange with some golden hues and some particles that settle quickly towards the bottom. There is a very nice thick white head that leaes a lot of lace on the glass. Very hoppy aroma with a lot of pine present, some juicy citrus, and some sweet caramel malt. Taste is hops gallore. Some fresh squezed orange juice, a little grapefruit, and pine. A touch of malty sweetness is noticeable towards the finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied and pretty smooth. Pretty easy to drink this beer. I dig this brew. Another solid effort from the fine people at Great Divide.

Photo of mmcave
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Six of 12oz bottles purchased at Sams, chilled and poured into a nonic. The body is translucent ice tea amber, with golden orange highlights. The head has dissipated and now lingers about centimeter from the surface, lacing is already present. Smells lightly piney, not too aggressive, but good aromatics likely cascade, theres sort of a roundness to it’s scent, the flowery pine slides right into the caramaly, lightly toasted malt. Which imparts a sort of nuttiness. I also get some orageny, citrus and grapefruit. The taste is medium crisp with the bitterness coming toward the end balancing up against non-evasive malt. The bitterness seems composed of easy going grapefruit, not over tart or cloying. Of course as it warms up the malt gets sweeter and evens things out a little better, lets just say gets better as it warms. Honesty I feel like this is a good non assuming IPA great for hanging out and having a couple, with out weighing you down or slamming your palate. It doesn’t knock my socks off, but that’s not what it is supposed to do. Damn good beer to have a round, definitely one of the better IPAs I’d like to have for selection in my fridge.

Photo of cameraman
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep amber color with a substantial two inch head, that is off white in color. At first scent a strong malty fragrance strikes the nose, then the onslaught of ctrusy and grassy aromas come forward with the hops. The taste starts with that very sweet malt flavor, but instead of an attack of hops on your palate. It begins to blend to a citrusy, grapefruit bitterness with that malt flavor very nicely. A light to medium bodied feel, the hops at the end leave the palate with a dry finish. This is a strong IPA, not just in flavor, but as a beer as a whole.The wondeful scent and great flavor, make this a must IPA.

Photo of theWrkncacnter
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has quickly become one of my favorite beers.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, a thick, 3 finger head quickly delevops that threatens to overflow my pint glass. The smell is of....hops....what else? The taste is of hops as well, I'm not good at describing all the fancy smells and tastes, but if someone asked me what an IPA should taste like, I'd say, "it should taste like a Titan IPA from Gread Divide." I think that says enough. Basically this is, hands down, one of the best, if not THE BEST, single IPA I have ever tasted.

Photo of StarSAELS
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

First word: Hops.

I found this in the ABC in Fort Myers FL. Yeah, the one at 41 and Gladiolus. Boy, do I miss the ABC stores... always an interesting selection of microbrews. I'm actually posting this a week after I wrote it.

The hops nearly jumped out of the bottle upon opening it, and I swear I saw 'em riding the rich amber stream like Dory and Marlin riding the EAC as I poured this brew into a nice, clean, dry, room-temp mug. I know for sure that those hops were laying on the nice, tight creamy head.

On the first whiff I thought, "Am I standing in the Christmas tree farm?" but then I picked up the balsam and cedar undertones. First cold taste: wow! The hops are dancing on my tongue... and the bitter little buggers have just the right moves. There's that piney taste I'd expect after sniffing the empty bottle... say! Look at those floaties in there... better get those into the mug, too.

One more swig then we'll let it warm up... okay, two more...

Wow, those hops are something...

Okay, it's warmed up enough. Let's see... carbonation still going strong (this one's a belcher). Crisp bitter hops dancing again. Clean malty aftertaste. Is that a hint of orange I taste?

Did I mention the hops? Wow.

Definitely a keeper. Wonder if I can find this in GA?

Photo of Badger28
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 6 Pack for 7 bucks in a small liquor store here in Aurora,Colorado after having a couple more mediocre IPA's and was eager to try this one.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle , good foaming that disappeared slowly, with fruity smell.
Taste was fruity and almost sweet in the beginning but those hops and bitterness kicked in afterwards, great balance .
Safe to say the best IPA i had so far. From today on my choice of IPA.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,598 ratings.