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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

3,339 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,339
Reviews: 1,379
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 143
Gots: 218 | 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 Caskaway
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Caskaway, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

UncleAddie, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

WhitmansNiece, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of ngandhi
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%

At 65 IBUs, this is just one small notch down from the Hercules I2PA and it drinks much the same -- a little less numbing, but no less flavor.

Rich malt with more than a handful of caramel thrown in gives the Titan ample body and a beautiful deep amber color. The grain comes out, but is quickly balanced by the reverberating hop bitterness and everything is subdued by the light hoppy fruit as refereshing as an open fire hydrant in the dead of summer.

The mouthfeel is liquid -- full, but flowing, as if it were cask-conditioned.

And the hops -- oh, the hops -- so intense with pine and raw hop leaf; they keep this beer supple and refreshing without ever being astringent. You taste the green on the back of your tongue and expect it to hurt, but -- oh no -- it is quite gentle. Grassy with anise and tarragon, lightly tropical on the nose with intermittent spritzes of citrus on the palette, this is very unlike most west coast IPAs despite its aggressive bittering.

The focus in Titan IPA is more on the core components of the hops -- their oily bitterness and raw herbs -- rather than on their potential for very decadent, fruit-forward flavor.

The malt/hop balance in this beer is so perfect -- damn near everything is, even if it is filtered.

I want to call home to its parents just to tell them their kid's doing well in school and, yes, maybe you should let her go camping with her friends. She's earned it. She's been a great student. And she has taught me something.

Relax, relax.
ng

ngandhi, Apr 17, 2004
Photo of MSchae1017
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

This beer was tasted in a pint glass from the 12oz bottle.

This beer pours a hazy burnt orange with a foamy head just off from white. The head stays around all day and laces nicely. The beer smells of piney and floral hops along with some sweetness from the malts. The taste is once again hiting you with the hops up front but finishes with a nice maltiness to balance it out well. There is a good amount of thickness from this beer, one of the thickest IPAs out there. Overall a highly drinkable IPA...very good

MSchae1017, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%

From 12oz bottle into pilsner glass. Bottled on August 20, 2009.

A: Deep crystal orange. A quarter inch of head sticks around for five minutes and then you have a nice smudged white ring of bigger bubbles and a slick on top. Looks like it leaves medium lacing.

S: Herbal, spicy, not quite piny hops. Slight sugary sweet carmel like an IPA I made in September.

T: Minimal malt but what's there is that same sweetness. A medicinal spicy hopping. It's very tasty in a heavy way.

M: Slick and heading towards thick. Lots of rising carb but it doesn't prickle unnecessarily.

D: I could drink at least two or three servings of this in a row. It intrigues me. Four would have me going pretty well, maybe perfectly.

brewerburgundy, Nov 22, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mattboyer182, Jan 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

jpd026, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

davesway10, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of fisherman34
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%

This is pretty much what I've come to expect from West Coast IPAs: the dark orange color, the off-white head, the solid caramel malt backbone, and HOPS!!!! Huge grapefruit presence in the flavor and aroma. There's also a good amount of bitterness and carbonation there too. This one is a bit too heavy in the mouth for my personal taste, but it's still a very good beer.

fisherman34, May 11, 2005
Photo of Naes
4/5  rDev -2%

This one pours a copper/brown color with a one finger head, chunks floating in it and great lacing.
The aroma is of citrus and pine.
Its flavor starts off piney with a bit of grapefruit and follows with a malt presence near the finish but remains nice and bitter.
Mouth feel is medium bodied and is a bit oily.

This is another great beer for the hop heads.

Naes, Oct 19, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

rondufresne, Apr 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

dubdrop, Aug 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

mlefebvre7, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%

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.

jngrizzaffi, Mar 03, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +6.9%

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

a0lbudman, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jlindsey, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Popp24, May 21, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

CFHMagnet, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Bustersuess, Aug 01, 2013
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,339 ratings.