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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
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3,632 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,632
Reviews: 1,399
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 163
Gots: 352 | 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:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Photo of MmmIPA
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear orange body with a off white head that fells fast.Hoppy smell but not real strong maybe the malt is keeping it tied down.Alot of bubbles stream to the top.Hop flavor but with a malt bite to the end of the sip.Nice lacing on the glass.More of a syrpy mouthful and very bitter tasting.I good Amer. ipa and good to get people into the style.I would have again for sure.Tasty

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

Poured into a pint glass. Auburn/copper color, very little white head. Some lacing, little carbonation bubbles. Smells woodsy. Taste is hoppy with some bitter kick. Leaves some citrus tones and it goes down smooth. Nice aftertaste with the bitterness remaining. Very enjoyable beer.

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

12 oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep copper in color. Thick craggy off white head that stays for most of the serving. Beautiful spider web like lacing all over the glass.

S: Floral. Pine sap. Citrus juice. Fresh baked bread.

T: Citrus and big pine hops are dominant with a strong bitter hop bite. Grapefuit flavor is followed by a soft vail of yeast and then the malts break through for a short appearance. More hops and a slight warming alcohol on the finish.

M: Clean and smooth. Medium carbonation. Bitter and slightly dry.

D: An extremely clean and refreshing beer that has a wonderful mountain pine forest character. The hops are the star in this production and this brew will be revisited often.

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

Poured a crisp light amber with a decent lasting head that left spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma was of floral and citrus hops with some pale malt. The taste was of good fresh citrus hops with a nice subtle malt backbone. The beer is light on the palate and the alcohol is well hidden. Very enjoyable beer for any hophead.

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a beautiful clear amber gold with a nice head which quickly faded.

The smell was surprising. Very deep with, I dare to say, a meatiness to it. My kids called it a stink.

Very hoppy with grass and grapefruit overtones.

Clean and balanced.

This beer is very drinkable. I could put these down all night.

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

A - Cloudy amber/deep orange. A little more amber to it than your regular IPA. Bubbly, frothy yellowish/off-white head.
S - Crazy hops all over the nose with notes of malt, citrus, but also dark fruits.
T - Hops & more hops, it's an IPA. Summertime fruits w/ some earthiness. The malt shows in the finish. The hops are on the lighter side, so it isn't too bitter or too hoppy.
M - A nice dry finish on the palate. The malt and hops leave a good coating in the mouth.
D - Most IPA's are fairly drinkable, but I could see the Titan going beyond that. It isn't as hoppy as some IPA's can be, which turns out to be very good. I love the balance of the hops and malt. Great Divide is beyond words.

Photo of Shiloh
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This little hopped up brew suits my taste buds but the higher ABV does decrease the drinkability factor for me. Arrived a hazy, chunky, deep golden yellow colour with a full finger head leading to a full lace and lots of glass cling. The carbonation is in full view with the floaties leaving lots of action within the body.
The aroma is piney with a light caramel back, very nice.
The taste is balanced to the hops, however the degree seems to change as the brew is consumed making it a tad sweeter with each mouthfull but not to the extend where it surpasses the citrus flavours.
Medium body, very smooth.
My compliments.

Photo of WAP
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange with a nice fluffy head that leaves moderate lacing. The aroma is very enticing - sweetness with a nice floral, grapefruit hop aroma. The taste is very good - mild caramel sweetness backed by aggressive hop bittering. The hops have a citrus character and finish clean, if slightly bitter. This bit of lingering bitterness in the finish is a slight turnoff for me, but the flavors are very nice. Mouthfeel is slightly bubbly and pleasant. This is a very drinkable brew and a nice effort from Great Divide.

Photo of shamrock7
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA poured from the tap has a delicious looking orange/copper tint with a nice ½ inch foam head. It has a slightly cloudy appearance and an aroma that tells you it’s going to satisfy the hop heads. The taste didn’t disappoint – plenty of hops with a nice mix of citrus. The taste did linger a bit, but that’s not always a bad thing. It was priced a little bit more than some of the other micro’s on tap – not sure why. Even though it was a little bit more expensive, this is one I would definitely go back to.

Photo of LvilleIPA
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
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 +0.7%
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
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
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%
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%
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%
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
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
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
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
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 +9.8%
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
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
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 +8.1%
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
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
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
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
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
3.4/5  rDev -16.5%
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

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,632 ratings.