Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,816 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,816
Reviews: 1,429
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 185
Gots: 483 | FT: 3
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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Ratings: 3,816 | Reviews: 1,429
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a one finger cap of a pure white color. The head has a decent level of retention, fading over time to leave a light level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a bready malt smell with some notes of graininess mixed within. Along with the bready smells are some nice earthy and piney smells as well as some sweeter aromas. The sweet aromas are mainly of a fruit nature with some pear, orange, and a little bit of a tropical fruit smell of mango.

Taste – The taste begins bitter bite right from the start with a nice earthy flavor mixed with some grapefruit hop as well. Along with the bitter hop are some nice bready and sweeter tangerine and mango flavors that end up balancing the hop nicely with the sweeter and malty flavors creating a base taste that lasts throughout the flavor profile. As the taste advances further, more hop flavors come to the tongue with some more earthy tastes as well as a resinous pine. While these increases in hop flavors come, the grapefruit mellows some and a bit of a doughy and caramel flavor take its place. This creates a smoother taste at the end of the tongue, and when mixed with the nice hop profile leaves a rather pleasant “dank hop” flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the mix of bready and hoppy flavors the thicker body is fantastic as it accentuates these flavors wonderfully all while the higher carbonation level keeps it quite refreshing.

Overall – A very tasty and nicely malty and hoppy IPA. Quite nice.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours light copper color with a thin, foamy head. Strong citrus smell. Very fruity, citrus taste with a strong hoppy aftertaste almost piney, but seems tart with a dry taste. Bitterness prevails long after drinking. Good, but not my favorite IPA. Would drink when available. It is just a little too tart for me to go to every time.

Photo of chugalug06
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice white lacing sticks to the glass. Head is fluffy white foam and has nice retention. Orange glow from the brew with a slight tint of red.

Awesome aroma. Orange, apple, pine, creamy, milky. Juuust a bit too light.

Smooth, sharp, biting bitterness, but not overzealous. Sweetness is prevalent, but more of a dry earthy rind. Flavors are well blended, not filling, delicious, quaffable, highly drinkable and if it wasn't for the high ABV. Light, solid, tons of flavor.

Even with a few months on the shelf, the hops are still solid and holding true. GDBC has perfected Titan. It's damn good and is my go-to beer when I have no clue what to get. Solid. Highly recommended, I wish it came in CANS...

Photo of BierJager89
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark copper with a white (gray?) head.

S: Pineapple, orange and mango in the nose. Smells really good.

T: A bit floral, with some orange, orange rind, maybe a touch of pineapple and mango.

M: Medium bodied, smooth enough.

O: Definitely worth a try. Recommended to anyone who likes a nice, somewhat tropical IPA.

Photo of Givemebeer
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Light copper in color, 1 inch foam head when poured. Nice IPA lacing.

S: Unique nose - bursting with light fruit like mango, kiwi, strawberry. Almost like a pinot grigio.

T: The light fruit shines through initially, then comes a piney bitterness.

M: Pretty light-bodied

O: Refreshing, complex, and delicious. Despite the high ratings, this beer is still underrated and looked over.

Photo of Johnny_Muir
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer lives up to its name. This is a titanic IPA, loaded to the brim with awesome hoppy mana. PINE. Its like drinking the most wonderful christmas tree, followed by citrusy hoppy delight. Overall, a killer beer, and a high enough ABV to accumulate beer sweater.

Photo of blindtiger24
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle pouted into a pint glass.

A: Amber / copper color with slight carbonation. Pours a super thin head that dissolves quickly.

S: Malt / yeast, caramel, toffee, and some pine aromas.

T: Acidic and slight earthy bitterness that is interrupted by bready, biscuit sweetness. Then a dank hop bitterness kicks in on the after taste.

M: Medium bodied that is more bitter than sweet and warms the throat.

O: Malt is much more apparent in aroma and flavor for this classic IPA than many of its predecessors. Still, it's a good introduction for those new to the style and has enough kick for the hop head.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours super foamy. Two fingers of beer with nine of foam. It took 15 minutes to get the rest poured. The body is a hazy medium straw color.
The aroma is mango in the pine forest.
The taste is dominated by a bold and dry grapefruit bitterness with some lemon and orange.
The texture is dry with moderate carbonation.
If you like super dry bitterness, this beer's for you. It was a bit much for me though.

Photo of bonercityUSA
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, dated 11/13:

A: Beautiful orange-amber coloring with a one-finger head. Moderate lacing throughout.

S: First impression is soured fruit, somewhat dank. Yeasty/bready aroma comes on strong as the beer warms.

T: There is a very earthy quality to the initial taste, with the malt and sour tropical fruit far in the background. Quite odd that it lacks any of the hop punch that I expected for a relatively-fresh IPA. Bitter, dry, but far from hoppy.

M: Actually quite nice- slick and oily. Medium to med-heavy.

O: Just didn't pack the hoppy aroma and taste that I was hoping for. I think the sour & earthy notes would have benefited from that classic fresh-hop flavor. Far from a terrible IPA, but far from my first choice.

Photo of FPWolff
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, so I feel bad rating this beer lower than the rest of the crowd but it's really not my cup of tea. Big, malty, piney flavors with overpowering bitterness that drip off the tongue make my mind go to a beer in which the hops have dropped out (sadly) -- even though they have NOT. I'm a fan of Great Divide, though, and will not hesitate to buy another 6 pack of this beer if I'm going nat'l forest skiing. It really is a Colorado homage, and I feel like I could come to like this beer more if that's what I was searching for.

Love this world.

Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with a best by date on the label (+1)

lightish look for an ipa, big bubbly head. i can't smell much (my fault, not the beer) but i pick up pineapple and hops. taste is slick and dirty with hops: pine, bright, tangy star-fruit, lemon syrup. feel is oily, but not too bad.

your typical solid, overly-hopped ipa. well done.

Photo of GlenRockJohnZ
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass at Johanson's Westminster MD. Soft amber glowing copper appearance, solid mouth-feel, good piney taste with slight hints of citrus. Really liked the taste and feel of the beer, goes down easy, but must say that the aroma was faint, almost missing in comparison with most other IPA's of my experience. Other tasters thought it was yeasty, although I can't say I detected that. Overall, very good bordering on excellent.
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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge caramel flavors balanced by a piney, resiny, herbal hop-bomb flavor. Chinook perhaps? Nose and palate follow each other, and the carbonation level is assertive without being too aggressive. Not much clarity in the color; a copper orange hue. Great but not perfect, and a nice change of pace from the citrus hop flavor of west coast IPA's.

Photo of Edward19
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased 6 pack from Wegman's on Taft Road in Liverpool, NY. Very tasty ipa. Bitter and dry. Has a lot of carbonation which goes well with the beer. I would say this is one of the better ipa's i have had. If you are into ipa's this is a must try. This beer is very foamy so you have to be careful with your pour.

Photo of a0lbudman
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-clear light amber with a good head that leaves a heavy lace
S-Orange and grapefruit with pine hop as the main character
T-orange grapefruit with a hoppy aftertaste that had a deep pine taste, and a deep pine finish
M-medium body and medium carbonation
O-outstanding IPA enjoyed it and cannot wait til the next one

Photo of tmm313
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Clear light amber color. Poured a thick, creamy, 2 finger head. Dissipated to thick ring around glass. Incredible lacing.
S- Smells incredible. Sweet orange, grapefruit, tropical fruits, lemon zest, citrus rind, pine, and some toffee sweetness.
T- Sweet orange and bitter grapefruit up front, followed by nice pine, earthy hops, and a little caramel from a rich malt backbone. Finish is grapefruit rind and pine resin. As it warmed, the flavors became more complex and defined.
M- Lighter side of medium body. Oily finish with a piney, peppery aftertaste.
O- This is a really good beer. The smell was, without question, what I will remember most, but by the end, it had warmed into a complex and really nicely balanced IPA. I would have again.

Photo of Drew88
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The Great Divide's beers are usually, in my opinion, big and bold, this IPA was a little underwhelming on the hops aspect. The malty flavor, well very nice and clean, drowns the hoppy notes I was expecting. All and all, another fine beer from The Great Divide!

Photo of SteadySippin
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle to a goblet. The label on the bottle is pretty nice.

A - Beautiful looking beer! It has a light gold, almost slightly orange color. Its a little foggy. Lacing like crazy.

S - Hop scents and also slightly sweet. Citrus with slight floral hints. It makes my mouth water, smells quite good.

T - Hop bitterness, perfect amount for my tastes. Some light malt which is hidden behind some citrus and pine. The bitterness form the hops linger on the tongue until the next sip.

M - It feels slightly thick and heavy, medium carbonation. The bitterness stays with you all the way down your throat. Slightly dry finish.

O - I will likely buy this one again in the future. I really enjoyed this beer by Great Divide. The hard hitting hops and piney citrus tie in to create a very delicious IPA brew. The smell and look of the beer make it impossible to refuse a drink of it. Go get yourself a bottle or two of this.

Photo of Emassa78
4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice IPA. Drank after a long run in search if quenching refreshment and the Titan provided just such. Crisp and clean with a full bodied hoppy character. The backside has a bit of a tonic quality that lingers a bit too long. Smell is absolutely devine and spicy with notes of pine and molasses.

Photo of BeernDrum
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I like bitter. This beer has that. I nice full bodied IPA. Nice dark amber color. At first pour a nice hoppy yet sweet citrus smell. Smooth back end but a nice bitter bite. A very good IPA for my taste. I still enjoy headhunter the most but this is a close second. A very good beer for the fall season.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.41/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Soft golden in color with a fair, white head of about a finger. Solid ring lingers but with below average lacing for the style.

S- Hmm. This one seems to be bordering on skunk to me. Not picking up anything that makes the IPA aroma so great. Hops of raw dirt, spice, and some old wet pine, with a delicate malt base that conveys sour note of rotten pith.

T- Not much better than the nose indicates. More off-putting flavors for an IPA that seems to resemble more of a poorly constructed Scottish ale that left on a vinyl dashboard in West Texas summer day. Safe to say, I expected more.

M- Nothing wrong with the feel of this one, which reinforces my belief that this just isn't a good beer rather than a skunky bottle. Mid body with a fair drinkability if you can look past the flavor. Carbonation is about right.

O- Just not sure what happened here. IBUs don't take control, the balance is way off, and the malt...oh the malt. While I don't expect the malt to lead the way, the raunchy medicinal character made it seem like a pale ale gone terribly wrong.

Photo of mjstacker
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard-pressed to find any real discernible aroma, hoped for more. Tastes great but doesn't change my life, could use a touch more carbonation and maybe a hint of sweetness. Still better the 99% of the IPA's out there so don't read too much into my hyper-critical review. Great beer.

Photo of Ohmmygawd
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It smells like apricot, tastes like apricot and looks like apricot. Are you sure this isn't Magic Hat's #9? This is delicious and the floral taste of beer isn't overpowering but nice on the tongue. At at 7.1% ABV I'm so happy it isn't a thick syrupy taste. I was craving floral hops and this beer did not disappoint.

Cheers to Great Divide! Well done!

Photo of cjgiant
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: dirty golden, with a fair amount of head the thins to a thin layer, ok amount of lacing
S: malty, bready, lightly floral
T/M: start malty sweet, almost a little sugary, and that taste can linger a little. There is a little dryness in there as well, waiting to come out. This sweetness reminds me a little of papya, and I get a hint of ginger taste as well. As the taste completes, there is a grassy flavor that never quite overcomes the malt beginning, but does diminish it to a biting finish. The carbonation held up for me, giving the end some cola-like notes.
O: This might be a little too malty for those IPA fans who like the bitter side, but fits my tastes quite well. It is malt forward, and there is some transition to a dry end. It would get a few more points if the finish reached a drier or stronger feel in the finish.

Photo of HattedClassic
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
The beer pours a nice white creamy head that last quite a bit. The beer itself is a medium amber, bordering on copper, and very clear. The lacing is also very nice and bountiful.

Smell:
A strong sweet, caramel malt smell with hints of aromatic hops. The hops are flowery with a slight piney bitterness and complement the malt pretty well.

Taste:
The beer has a hop forward taste with a strong sweet malt presence and backbone. The hops are somewhat bitter and lightly piney, but the beer tastes balanced overall, if not a little malt heavy.

Mouthfeel:
Biting carbonation and medium bodied. The beer is fairly smooth all the way and feels a little refreshing afterwards with a slightly dry aftertaste.

Overall:
A very good IPA and worth getting again and again. Definitely a keeper in my rotation and highly recommended.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,816 ratings.