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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,426 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,426
Reviews: 1,382
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 147
Gots: 242 | 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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Photo of Gyle41386
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased a 12 oz bottle as part of a Make Your Own 6 Pack at Total Wine in Columbia, SC.

Poured a lovely orange with a big, thick, foamy white head. I always love it when the head peaks out a little bit over the lip of the glass. Smelled a good bit of citrus, like some pineapple/orange/grapefruit/tangerine and some pine. The taste matched the smell. Some soft bitterness. Nothing overwhelming, and unbelievably smooth considering the bitterness. Fantastic balance, very smooth, easy to drink. This is a phenomenal beer. This bottle was my first, and absolutely won't be my last.

Gyle41386, Jan 04, 2009
Photo of jpd026
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

jpd026, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -26.5%

jmathis, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of KevChiTown
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

KevChiTown, Yesterday at 01:21 AM
Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -2%

slowdaddy, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of nukem5
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I usually find hoppy beers are better for me in the summer time and more malty in the winter styles.

I have had this on tap and find it so much better than in a bottle.

A: Great copper pour with nice tan cap of rocky foam peaks of three fingers which lasts awhile and settles to form some weblike lacing down glass.Slightly cloudy could be chill haze or just sediment eiter way it looks delicious.

S: Smells out of this world hoppy and of a floral with notes of citrus and some zesty spices.

T: Grapefruity and citrus come first which i thought a bit odd as the aromas were opposite, and then some floral zests.

M: Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D: Very drinkable would be very refreshing after a long day of work in the summertime as its winter, was still refreshing just think it would be better in the hot sun.

nukem5, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of StubFaceJoe
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

StubFaceJoe, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Mortarforker
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Mortarforker, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of beerphan
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle -> pint glass
notched the first week of January, oh boy 8 months old

Pours a lightly orange tinged amber, with an one inch off white billowy head. Small clusters of tight sticky lace that fade to nothing. Medium carbonation is present.

Nose: Super piney hoppy aroma, with massive citrus notes (pineapple, orange peel), and a slight caramel malt sweetness.

Taste: Citrus and pine resiny hops up front real quick, with a nice smooth sweet caramel malt return that dominates until... from the depths emerges a creeper hop bitterness that tickles the tongue and lingers on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden.

Medium mouth the smoothes upon warming.

Very drinkable ipa. This was quite tasty, i hope to find a fresher one for a retaste.

beerphan, Aug 29, 2006
Photo of MMAJYK
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another review from the bar on my Blackberry

A- Bright and clear golden color. Head is 1" and rocky. It is also long lasting and leaves thick sheets all the way down my glass.

S- Smells of honey and citrusy plus floral hops.

T- Clean, but hoppy too. Tastes are dead on the nose with the same hops and honey-like backbone.

M- Oily feel and medium thickness in the mouth. Carbonation is high.

D- Very high. Easy drinker for a relatively high ABV IPA.

Overall- Loved it. It was my first beer from Great Divide, and I guarantee it will not be my last.

MMAJYK, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of pavpav12
3/5  rDev -26.5%

pavpav12, Jun 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Chris77McGrath, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of McNazz
3/5  rDev -26.5%

McNazz, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of gpogo
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy golden orange body with a white head.

A- Sweet caramel with a grainy raw 2-row smell. Some light citrus.

T- Similar raw sweet malt flavor. I got some light buttery hints, but faint and not unpleasant or off putting. This isn't so fresh as it has been aged. There is still some bitterness, but hop flavor is mostly gone. The raw malt flavor is quite enjoyable, tastes like what eating malted barely tastes like.

M- Medium body, it was sweet, but it doesn't annoyingly stick around. Carbonation is there, but not too low or high.

D- I really want to try a fresh Titan. It aged in a very pleasant manner, but I imagine a hop head wouldn't have aged it as long as I had. In my defense it was lost in the back of the kegerator.

gpogo, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of nortmand
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper with the faintest haze, white head and slight lace.

Flowery pine resin with nice citrus overtones. Wow, alot of hops in this one.

Huge grapefruit citrus flavors backs off into a subtle pine resin. Ends with a sharp, bitterness that stays with you for a long time. Very refreshing.

Smooth and rounded, this is a very refreshing, flavorful IPA. Very nice.

nortmand, Oct 21, 2005
Photo of csmiley
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to prototypic for dropping this one off.

A - Pours light amber in color. It's somewhat transparent. The off-white head tops out at about two fingers. It sticks around for a couple minutes and recedes to a thick cap. Heavy lacing going on here. Looking good.

S - Leafy tobacco and grass get things going. It's followed quickly by some sweet citrus. I'm getting orange and pineapple. Cookie dough comes in midway mixed with a little bread. Alcohol is noted but not very strong. More citrus shows up on the tail end.

T - Kind of a bright hoppiness at first. Mostly fruit with hints of orange, grapefruit, and maybe some lemon. The tobacco shows up but it's very faint in the flavor. Bread profile is present midway to end. More of a raw bread dough than anything. Alcohol is warm but doesn't really get in the way at all. The orange is really persistent in the flavor, never really letting go at all.

M - Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Finish is lighter than I was expecting but that isn't a bad thing. Plenty of bitterness to go around but it doesn't destroy the palate.

D - Drinkability is good for the Titan. It's got all the flavors an American IPA should have and those flavors have struck a pretty nice balance. The alcohol just comes in at that sweet spot that works very well for the beer overall. Would I have another? Definitely. It's a solid brew all the way around.

csmiley, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of hoplover82
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was hesitant to try this one for a while... I don't know why, but as soon as a fellow hop loving friend of mine suggested this one, I tried it. And the verdict... I love it. It is now one of my very favorite IPAs to by that comes in a six pack. There's only a few that I turn to when I'm being indesicive, and now this is one.

It pours a beautiful golden color with a touch of amber in it. Rises to the top is a slightly off white head that gives this great aroma of flowery hops and a hint... just a hint of citrus hops.

I taste notes of oranges or grapefruit with a great soft bitterness that compliments very well.

The major plus to an IPA is always the smoothness of it. There is no harshness to this beer at all. Nice lingering bitterness in the end.

Medium bodied and creamy.

Very drikable. Having 65 IBUs and smooth at the same time takes skill... and Great Divide has a brewmaster that has that skill. Thank you guys at GDBC. The Lord bless the hop harvest.

hoplover82, Dec 22, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

salinasa, Mar 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Dcunicelli, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of blitz134
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel orange body with a one finger white head. Sticks nicely to the side of the glass. Aroma is alive with grapefruit and tangerine with a little lemon. Caramel malt sweetness abounds as well. Taste has a good bit of pine hoppiness with a little citrus. Finishes with a touch of resin. Not much malt, only a little bicuit malt flavor. Has a good bit of bitterness. Nice flavor, somewhat typical flavor profile of many other good west coast IPAs. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nice for this beer. Coats the mouth well and the flavor lingers. Drinkability is superb. I could easily put these back.

blitz134, Dec 20, 2005
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4/5  rDev -2%

LSUPT, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

sneth019, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

sneezye, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

IPAFrankieH, Aug 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Caskaway, Dec 30, 2013
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,426 ratings.