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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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3,709 Ratings
THE BROS
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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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jon on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 3,709 | Reviews: 1,409
Photo of willjschmidt
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Bright orange color with a nice sized white head.

S: Citrus and pine, just what you'd like to smell in an IPA.

T: Lots of hops with a big juicy bite. I'm not sure of the hop profile used in this beer, but it's quite a bit different than anything I've ever tasted. Floral notes as well with a bitter finish.

M: A bit oily and resinous, smooth and medium bodied.

D: A very good IPA, definitely worth picking up.

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

Had this one on draft at the Emerald Coast Brew Fest in Pensacola, FL. Nice attractive copper color with decent head that didnt last that long. Aroma was hoppy and citrusy. Flavor was very hoppy, enough to suit almost any hophead. Drinkability was high, mouthfeel was good. Nice beer.

Photo of Lexluthor33
4.63/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours Copper with some orange high lights. Good sized head and great lace all the way down.
The aroma is piney hops,citrus notes and malts.
The taste is simply spectacular. Sweet,citrus,caramel and malts and please don't forget the hops!
The feel is medium body and carbonation with a slightly creamy feel and a mild bitter finish.

Notes: This is in my top 3 for IPAs and I will really look to make this a staple as long as I can find it. I did not expect much despite good reviews. I felt that it would be fine,but not the supreme brew it was. So smooth,so fine.
A top notch brew any day!

Photo of timontheroad
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice Amber color, half inch thick white head, with nice retention and lacing.
Smell: Aroma is flowery, and citrusy, with some light pine notes and just a light sweet malt tinge.
Taste: Piney up front, with a nice citrus flavor, and a good malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, with a nice crisp dry finish.
Overall: I really like this beer, this one was pretty fresh, bottled three weeks ago, I'll definitely seek this one out again.

Photo of Hopmarc
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Mikus
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A big IPA with a big name. Had this ontap at Bukowski's in Cambridge. Pour was a good one with a finger of thick foam and tough lacing. Clear and orange.

Candy sweet grapefruit, big pine, and big citrus, probably cascade or columbus/amarillo hops. Pungent hop oil in the late taste and coating the mouth.

Alcohol is there, but not out of balance...just noticable. Nothing really unique or memorable about this one unfortunatly. It's a well done IPA, but it's not as big as some other PacNW IPA's. Kind of one-dimensional in a certain sense.

Drinkability is good though, and I could down one after another of these suckers!

Photo of JEdmund
4.65/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance
Golden orange, clear, thick 2" head that turns creamy and leaves nice lacing; good level of carbonation

Smell
Smells of pine and citrus; a slightly sweet, honey scent is detectable.

Taste & Mouthfeel
Sharp and flavorful hops through and through; good carbonation; really clean aftertaste - smooth malt finish and crisp hops; great bite to it, but also balanced with a malty and sweet finish (not sugar sweet, but doughy sweet)

Overall
A full-flavored IPA with little to no flaws.

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. poured into an Arrogant Bastard pint. Pours a cloudy, dark orange with a considerable amount of sediment wondering about. The nose is dominated by the piney hops. The tast begins with a mellow citrus (orange and lemon) but is quickly swiped away with the piney hops. The pine flavor lingers on the back of the tongue a while. Not my cup of tea.

Photo of LordAdmNelson
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Looks great to me... Deep rich amber color--like a dark oak color-- that reminds me of a less red Alpha King. Big pillowy white head with great retention/lacing.

S- Big hops here. Nice citrus hops with some piney notes thrown in. Caramel malt lingers in the background.

T- Slightly bitter, nice kick of grapefruit, some grassy notes thrown in in the background, finishes with a nice malty kick. Caramel malt with some bread in there too.

M- Smooth and coating. Less dry than most IPAs I've had, a bit sticky, bordering on syrupy.

D- Great drinkability... not too bitter, not too high ABV, just an enjoyable drink. I could see a great session with these.

Photo of steamboatbrewer
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of goindownsouth
4.52/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pillowy, foamy head sat atop the copper hued brew. Great notes of piney resin in the nose with some citrusy hints in the background. Very, very nice aroma, to be sure. Big punch of hops on the palate. The alcohol is well-imbedded, but you know it is there. Finish is consistent, with anice, long-lasting bitter finish.

A very, very solid IPA. One of the better ones I have had in a good while.

Life is good.

Photo of climax
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This titan poured a vibrant amber hue with pretty good clarity. The head was somewhat large with and faded cockeyed very slowly. Even swirling it around to agitate the aroma, the glass notched well of lace.

The nose was right where it should be, balanced very well by heavy profiles. Lots of citrus, and as much pine flavors were equaled by a sweet and actually quite complex malt bill. Sweet caramel, cocoa,and biscuits added an excellent dimension to the malt profile. Nice and different from the usually quite predictable IPA.

The flavor was no let down either. The hops hit hard early, reminding me it WAS an IPA, yet the malt flavors and more delicate characteristics surfaced as it warmed and the pine and citrus flavors subsided. Bready flavors were prominent in the long lasting finish.

The body was medium, and the feel was smooth, juicy, and crisp. The carbonation had a good sharpness and lingered through the somewhat dryish finish. This is an awesome IPA, Great Divide managed to achieve excellent complexity and strength in the malt, while remembering what an IPA is all about. Bravo.

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -26.3%

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

Bottled 12/4/12.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden orange color with a thin film of off-white head.

Aroma: Orange citrus and pine. Caramel syrup. And oddly enough, lettuce (but not in a bad way).

Taste: An interesting mix of flavors. Definitely notes of citrus and pine like in the nose mixed with a very nice balance of caramel and crystal malts. The odd aroma is coming through in the taste and I detect the flavor of lettuce. It might just be a type of earthy hop character. Either way it is an interesting flavor that gives a nice brightness to the palate. 7.1% ABV actually seems a tad potent for the amount of flavor in this one but it's not a huge stretch. Smooth and almost a wet finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with average carbonation and easy drinkability.

Final Thoughts: A decent IPA that's worth the purchase especially if you are into East Coast IPAs. Would I drink it again? Maybe, I just don't care much for the hop profile.

Photo of JasonTaverner
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mattboyer182
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cowboy83
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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

Started pale ale style, orange amber, nice head good sticky lace and well, the smell of grapefruit was not overpowering but was big and balanced and flowery.

Mouth was as standard as it gets, everything I've had in a pale ale or IPA. Not too creamy, good amount of carrot stick and grapefruit aftertaste. Hoppy Birthday!

So, HOPS. Grapefruit hops. Plenty of them. There is a back end of the tar hops too but not acidic. Not sweet, a bit peppery at the end. Alcoholic notes just bleeding out and carrot stick also there.

So, I've discovered another great IPA with about as standard as standard tastes as you can get. This is what I think of when I think IPA, plus it leans more on the grapefruit bitter side rather than the tar side, but both are there. Hop heads will dig it.

Photo of theboozecruise
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an imperial pint. This one is a hazy orange color with a small white head. Not a bad looking beer at all.

The aroma is quite hoppy as expected but also a nice amber malt profile that blends nicely with the citric hop notes.

The hopes dominate up front then the malt sweetness shows up fleeting at the end. Its a really good IPA, feels great in the mouth with nice carbonation and a good hop aftertaste.

very well done.

Photo of perrymarcus
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours an orange / medium amber tone while yielding a solid 1" off-white head; good retention and lacing.

nose is citric hop forward with grapefruit, lemon zest, and then some pine. suggestion of a malt backbone is evident.

nose follows the aroma pretty closely. lot of citrus hops with secondary notes of toasted malt and pine. very nice IPA. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a really nice IPA. now 'wow' factor necessarily, but very good. would welcome a revisit.

Photo of waughbrew
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'd like to write an ode
to this crazy golden brew
with a whitish creamy head so adored by me and you
it entices with its scent
of melded hops and MALT
(yes it includes that ingredient that this style has long forgot!)
now it's fruity, now its doughy
now it's somewhere in between
now it's so goddamned balanced I sip it like a fiend
the body slides down like butter
despite the orangy zing
it's not too fruity, spicy, or bready, it's a balance of everything
12 oz. times almost seven
yet the alcohol taste it does lack
so this a dangerous one that I'll refer to as liquid crack

This is an amazing IPA. None of the flavors stick out enough to make it annoying, so it can be consumed all night.

Photo of sneth019
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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