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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,420 Reviews
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Reviews: 1,420
Hads: 3,900
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 203
Gots: 545 | 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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Reviews: 1,420 | Hads: 3,900
Photo of FPWolff
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
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. (546 characters)

Photo of jimmah120
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (334 characters)

Photo of GlenRockJohnZ
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
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 +2.2%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of Edward19
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (313 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
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 (315 characters)

Photo of tmm313
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
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. (750 characters)

Photo of Drew88
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
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! (260 characters)

Photo of SteadySippin
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (930 characters)

Photo of Emassa78
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
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. (294 characters)

Photo of BeernDrum
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
2.41/5  rDev -41.2%
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. (1,065 characters)

Photo of mjstacker
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (281 characters)

Photo of Ohmmygawd
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
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! (353 characters)

Photo of cjgiant
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (833 characters)

Photo of HattedClassic
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (835 characters)

Photo of cambabeer
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

There's a nice thick white head that lingers on the glass and a creamy golden body.
Everything about this beer is simply IPA done well. The smell is obviously hoppy, flowery, toasty, and a little sweet from the malt with a little fruitiness.

The taste follows suit with a wholloping punch of hop taste and hop bitterness that is followed by seriously nice malt undertones and fruity esters. Very nutty with bigger sips, like roasted almonds. The somewhat higher ABV is present in the taste, and very warming. Oddly, it's almost as if the higher ABV makes it more drinkable. You're left with a refreshingly clean feel and a hop bitterness that stays on your tongue for a good while.

I had one regret with this beer: I only had one of them, and not a six pack. Will be buying... for sure. (791 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer in hand was bottled on May 24 2013. I'm hoping I'm not too late for the aggressive hops.

I pour a half finger of head. This dissipates to a light froth within a few minutes. The body is a nice light coppery amber. Lacing is decent.

I could smell this as I poured it. Big juicy caramel malt mixes with tropical fruit and pine.

I have to give this beer kudos. While I believe the hops would be a little more crisp if it were fresher, this is still a tasty IPA. It starts off with a good malty caramel flavor, then dives into pine and grapefruit hop notes. This is backed up with mandarin oranges and a couple other tropical notes. Solid.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. It has the perfect amount of creaminess. It leaves a little bit on the tongue and finishes dry. (777 characters)

Photo of scotorum
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought July 28th in a mixed six at Julio's in Westborough Mass. Bottled April 29, 2013, so a bit aged at over three and a half months. Hops might not be at full strength by now, which may account for my experience being somewhat muted compared to the bottle label's description of Titan as "aggressively hopped...brewed for hop disciples."

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: Beautifully clear medium amber formed an inch tall white head which receded slowly to a thick surface foam with considerable lacing up the inside of the glass.

s: Mild citrus.

t: Banana followed by a moderate hop bite along the sides of the tongue.

m: Moderate, quite smooth until later when the hops stand out more.

o: Unique for the persistent though mild banana flavor, although that eventually becomes a just-mowed-a-wet-lawn grassiness and then pine resin. On the whole, an interesting and easy drinking IPA. (922 characters)

Photo of medicinewheel
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- poured into a Big Sky pint glass from 12 oz bottle- perfect appearance for what I had heard about this beer and couldn't find before in PA. (found on Topsail Island, NC on 7/11/13). Bottled on date is 5/23/2013.
Perfect deep golden-amber color, 1 1/2 finger head with long retention and nice lace stickiness on the glass that holds for the duration.

Smell- A little sweeter than expected and less piney than expected- but very nice- candy and medicinal to me at this time.

Taste- outstanding taste- really amazing-and smooth; so perfectly balanced for the amount of hop you can taste which I was hoping for in this beer, by the back end malts- very well hyped beer and it lives up to it. Big strong flavor but not overwhelming to me- so good I would call this sessionable for me even at 7.1% ABV.

Mouthfeel- Perfect carbonation as well- smooth and not overly carbonated, a bit chewy
with a long tongue. I like to sip this one slowly when possible to savor it., though it is so good it can be hard to hold back here.

Overall- Love it and recommend to anyone who likes hops- Definite Must Try IPA by Great Divide- serious great beer here! Thanks Swingbridge and the babe behind the counter! (1,206 characters)

Photo of Boardshort_Brewer
3.36/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - copper hue with a small white head. Bubbles streaming up from the bottom.
Smell - Okay, sweet malty with very minimal hop aroma.
Taste - Great bitterness, barely lingers. Mostly malty with some pine and light grapefruit hops to balance out. Overall a decent IPA though far from the best. (300 characters)

Photo of CorvetteMike
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Gold tone to it with 1 finger of foam.

S: Pine smell, hoppy, and some malt balance.

T: Pine and some hops in the taste, with a slight bitterness.

M: Slight carbonation, amongst the pine, and hops present

O: Very enjoyable, well-balanced, no aftertaste, and very smooth.This bottle was part of a sampler pack I made up from my favorite Liquor Store. Titan IPA was so enjoyable I went back and purchased 12 more bottles. (426 characters)

Photo of JordanHageman
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My first IPA I tried and I couldn't stomach it. After drinking more and developing my pallet I went back and revisited it and I loved it. Great beer. I recommend it. Great tasty IPA with lots of flavored to excite and amaze your pallet. Also a great bottle to add to any beer drinker's collection. (298 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Murky deep caramel copper. Cream colored head leaves a bubbly film. Good random sketchy lacing.

Aroma: Spicy, sweet, caramel, earthy and bitter.

Taste: Subtle on the caramel sweetness, the spiciness comes in immediately. A really solid, woody middle then a bitter, hoppy finish. Bold.

Mouthfeel: A little on the heavy side.

Overall: Definitrly a nice sipper. Doesn't feel boozy per se, but definitely bold with excellent flavor. (468 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber color with a thin off-white head.
Light aroma of citrus, floral hops and bread.
Taste of sweet slightly toasted malts with piney and floral hops. Notes of grapefruit and passion fruit. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body and low carbonation.
Last time I had it was in bottle and it seemed better. Worth it a third match. Anyway I am rating this mostly based on my first best experience. (395 characters)

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,420 ratings.