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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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Ratings: 3,709
Reviews: 1,409
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 177
Gots: 414 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 3,709 | Reviews: 1,409
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
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
4.07/5  rDev 0%
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
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of uconnalum2
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Good retention. The aroma is very hoppy. Both pine and citrus hops are evident. The taste is simply delicious. Big, fresh, citrus hops (perhaps grapefruit) flavor. Lasting bitter finish. Mouthfeel is a little prickly from the bitterness but very refreshing. These go down easy making for good drinkability. Overall, a great beer. This is the definition of an IPA: hoppy, delicious, and refreshing with the perfect ABV.

Photo of number1bum
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of NEPA BC split #6.

Pours a hazy amber with a bit more than a finger of off-white head. Excellent retention with a solid lace and tons of stick all over the sides of the glass.

Smell is very floral, pine and citrus-smelling hops, complemented by plenty of caramel and pale malt and a nice malt sweetness.

Hops are strong and flavorful up front, with a nice herbal and piney flavor. The bitterness is substantial but not overwhelming, and it's balanced nicely with a solid malt sweetness. Flavor is really good, but with so many remarkable IPAs on the market there's really nothing that offers a "wow" factor. Mouthfeel is very creamy and slick from all the hops, and carbonation is on target.

This is a very good IPA, just plain solid all around. It doesn't wow me like some others do, but it's a very drinkable, very tasty and very enjoyable IPA.

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

A-This beer pours a golden amber with a twinkle of orange hue. It has a slight chill haze to it. There were some yeast floating in it from the standard pour. The 3/4 inch head had decent retention. After about 3-4 minutes the head receded to a thin slpotchy coat. The lace was light and splotchy as well.

S-The hops hit right up front with pine and green being predominant and citrus coming as well. The carmael andbready malts are eviden and in fact quite strong as well. The nose on this is unbelievably pronounced. Smeel great!

T-Green and pine hops hot the pallete hard, there is quite bit of bitterness up front. The carmel and sweet bready malts hit in the middle with a little fruit like quality. these malts do not balance out the hops but only seem to carry more hop bitterness in the finish that is long and bitter. This is a very good beer.

M-medium body, creaminess coats the mouth. After the swallow the mouth is coated with an nice light oily feeling. Nice sticky residue left on the lips after pausing between swallows.

D-really nice, I could session this one even with the 6.8% ABV

Photo of SixpointJMH
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice crisp copper colour with a bi frothy, creamy head that just slightly creeps over the edge of the glass. Nice retention and stickiness to it.

The aroma is a very nice blend of pine hops and floral hops, some earthiness and a touch of sweet caramel malt. Spot on for an IPA.

The flavour strays a bit from the aroma. The pine notes and floral notes are still there, but the flavour from the hops is much earthier and dirtier than expected from the aroma. It's almost a flip flop from the aroma, but there's nothing bad about it at all. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a nice sharpness to it.

This was a nice brew overall. Well balanced and good flavour with hops coming out nicely without being overpowering.

Photo of mdubzfrumpdubz
3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap, poured into a pint glass at the Great Divide Tap Room.

nice dark amber/bronze color, finger head which disappeared quickly

Grapefruit, pine....can't really pick up anything else because this one is SUPER hoppy....tasty

mouthfeel is a bit aggressive and a bit heavier than I would wish for in an IPA....hops leave a sharp bitterness on your tongue, which I enjoy, but I feel myself wishing it were less sticky, for lack of a better term...I can have a few of these, but the near 7%abv limits me a bit. Have two of these followed by a Hercules Double IPA, and Im spent....I don't know how often I will be able to enjoy this gem out of a tap, but bottles are available at home, so I will surely pick up a sixer time and time again....

You like IPAs? Drink this ...

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

Kind of red/orange color and with large, but not long lasting head.

The aroma is pine, citrus, grape, hops and some caramel. The smell is really great.

The taste is sweet and malty at first, but then the hops kick in with strong taste of pine and citrus/grapefruit. Nice long bitter, crisp and dry finish.

The carbonation is medium/soft. The ABV of 6.8% is a bit high for my liking. But anyway, a great american IPA. Too bad that you can´t get it at systembolaget in Sweden.

Had it at Bishops Arms, Avenyn, Gothenburg

Photo of MarkSCCOT
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A. Golden amber with a persistent head of foam with decent lacing.

S. Classic hops. Good piney, citrusy hops.

T. Big hops up front, malt backbone with a finish of big hops.

M. Very Smooth with a great hops taste.

D. This is definitely my favorite IPA so far. A great example that I could get used to!!!

Photo of tai4ji2x
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

reddish straw color, not quite amber. good head and lace

fruity, citrusy and resiny hops pop into the nostrils right away. nice

brisk and crisp due to carbonation, which seems just about right, to play along with the bold hop flavor, even more intense than the nose. yet there is a sweetness to the malt which pulls through.

the hops linger on the tongue along with a tart flavor. all in all, quite enjoyable.

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

A: 1/2" white head that reduced to a thin layer. Decent lacing. Clear amber body.

S: Nose of citrus (grapefruit mostly) and piney hops. Quite enjoyable.

T: Like the smell, had a very hoppy flavor, but enough malty sweetness to balance well. Very nice.

M: Lightly carbonated. Very smooth. Balanced delicious finish.

D: Disappears quickly. Would make a good session beer except that the abv is a bit up there, so be careful.

Photo of DaggerEyes
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
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
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
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
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
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
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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
4.57/5  rDev +12.3%
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
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
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
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
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
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
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
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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