Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,594 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,594
Reviews: 1,388
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 154
Gots: 320 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003)
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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

Surprisingly bright golden coppery color, under an ample pearl head.

Smell is piney floral hops with an unexpected malt base. Interesting apple(?)-citrus back-note.

Taste is more of the same as the smell. Well-balanced. This is not smash-mouth hops bitter, like I feared. A pleasant surprise.

All-around, a very good brew. Another hit from Great Divide!

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

Pours a clear gold with a medium sized head. Nice lacing on the surface. Smell is sweet malt with light fruit. Citrusy hops. Taste is citrusy grapefruit and piney hops. Big sweet malty backbone. Sharp bitterness in the finish and a pleasant slightly bitter hop aftertaste. Very nice. Full bodied. Tasty and drinkable. Overall a great IPA.

Photo of rusty3335
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of tmm313
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
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 jackorain
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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 Anthony1
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a short-lived white head and moderate, sticky lacing. Fresh pine and citrus aroma. Citrus is more lemon/orange zest bitterness than a sweeter grapefruit. Herbal hop profile. Smooth, carbonated mouthfeel without a syrupy finish. Spicy, citrus hop taste tempered slightly with the malt. Crisp, and not sweet. Drinks more like a fresh-hop IPA than I expected. Refreshing and very nice.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of shbobdb
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very well done IPA.

The hops provide a strong pine accent, while the malty background balances out the bitterness. Of course, this is an IPA, so the bitterness wins out in the end, leaving a dry finish.

I like it. It actually reminds me a lot of NG Hop Hearty, a compliment indeed.

Yeah, a very good IPA. Thanks ColoradoBobs for letting me try this one fresh from the source!

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 12oz single for $1.95 at Harvest Fine Wine in West Hartford CT. Bottled on Jun 21 2010, so about 3 months old at this point. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Semi-hazy golden brew generates a stable inch of light tan foam from a moderate pour. Some little yeasty particles are seen floating about and the head leaves generous lace. Smell has a nice background of semi-sweet and starchy malts. I think I smell a little wintergreen and tannins in there, but not much (any) hop. The taste has a good dose of soft pine and grapefruit hop on a pretty sweet honey backbone. Mouthfeel is moderately thick with a sugary viscosity. Finishes with lingering hop and slick sweetness.

Decent IPA, but too sweet.

Photo of djbreezy
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - amber, tiny carbonation bubbles, foamy head that dissipates gradually, massive lacing and full on spots stick to the glass

smell - floral/pine hops, citrus, hops, sweet malt

taste - big pine with accompanying sweet malt followed by a resin/floral/citrus hop profile, big west coast hop taste/resinous

mouthfeel - high carbonation, foamy, medium/full-bodied, bitter finish

drinkability - highly resinous with some sweet malts to add complexity and breadth, a prominent west coast style ipa, strong resin which fatigues the senses around halfway through the beer

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of obrike
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got a single as part of my mix six at World Market in Round Rock.

Light honey look on this one...a decent 2 inch head that left a boatload of sticky lacing. Very attractive.

Getting some musty, biscuity sweet malt and a nice scent of earthy hops...fresh cut flowers, maybe a bit o honey as well. Just a really clean scent. Smells wonderful.

Initial bitter hop smack to the pallate, followed quickly by sweet bready malt., then a bit more grassy hops on the backend. A very intricate taste. Well crafted. This one seems heavier than it actually is, but at just above 7 abv it's quite drinkable. A very sticky, sweet, slick mouthfeel...but I like it. Fairly dry, makes me want to take another sip.

I'm not sure why I have not tried this one before. I'll most certainly pick up a sixer in the future. A very good beer from a fantastic brewery.

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,594 ratings.