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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

3,527 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,527
Reviews: 1,383
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 150
Gots: 278 | 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%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of saintwarrick
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine beer from the slopes. This beer pours a honey gold with a great head that leaves some sticky lacing down the glass. Aroma is pine needles, grapefruit and orange marmalade. Taste is thick, semi-sweet and very dry with the bitter hops really showing through. Finish is smooth and not too dry. A great beer for the hop heads, but a touch too strong to make a session beer.

saintwarrick, Jun 30, 2007
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.

BeerNinja007, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of tonistruth
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-clear golden straw, 1 finger of decent holding white foam, films of lacing

S- pine and crisp malt

T- crsip graham cracker-like malts and citric hops throughout, honey-like sweetness to malts, toasted malts, earthy hops with a strong citrus finish

M- coarse body with a sticky finish and after

D- great American IPA, with delicious hop and malts flavorings, highly recommended

tonistruth, Jan 26, 2008
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.

obrike, Oct 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

gr8zehaman, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of ManekiNeko
4.65/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber served chilled in a pint glass. The bottle I reviewed was actually called Maverick IPA, but the Maverick line was renamed and thus we have Titan, Yeti and Hercules.

Appearance: Clear orange topped by an offwhite frothy head. Lotsa visible carbonation. The head recedes to a film and left thick sheets of lacing down the sides of the glass.

Smell: Juicy aromas of grapefruit, oranges, and spruce. In one word: hops. Quintessential American IPA aroma. Decent presence of caramel malty goodness as well.

Taste: Sweet and sticky tastes of hoppy goodness. Very juicy wackloads of orange and grapefruit citric bitterness. Enough caramel malt sweetness to keep this from being hop tea. Not quite complex enough for perfection, but darn near it. Just maybe a tad monochromatic, but certainly a lovely color and one I'd paint a room with. Just not the whole dang house.

Mouthfeel: Thinned slightly by the sheer hoppiness of this brew, but still a nice medium bodied beer with some long lasting aftertastes.

Drinkability: Damn is this some fine stuff. Fruity and hoppy. Balanced within reason for a West Coast IPA. I hope Titan is as good, cuz I might have a new IPA to have lying around.

ManekiNeko, Jul 04, 2004
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

mhenson42, Dec 03, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

jordanimal, Aug 26, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle poured into a pint glass. Purchased at Knightly Liquors in Orlando.

Slightly hazy and orange in colour. White head is 1/8 inch on the pour but quickly disappears and we're left with a very thin cap.

Aroma is your typical american west coast IPA. Chiefly citrus hops with a little caramel malt as support.

Taste is dominated by hops with little to no evidence of malts. Blast of citrus hops right from the start continues throughout leading to a bitter, astringent finish. The alcohol makes itself readily apparent at the finish as well. Rather heavy handed on the hops for me.

Mouthfeel is pretty oily. The bitterness of the hops and alcohol presence are really harsh on the palate.

Overall, this is a decent representation of the style. The American IPA is generally over hopped and not balanced enough for my liking and this fits the bill exactly.

Noxious26, Jun 09, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Divide does good beer from the limited experience I have with the brewery, so when I found myself with time to kill near the Brickskeller in Washington, DC recently, I decided to pop in for a pint. This time I tried the Titan IPA, and was very pleased with my choice.

Nice, delicate head and crisp, hoppy aroma. Not sure how fresh this bottle was, but it smelled like I was at a tasting at the brewery.

Firm mouthfeel, all around. Tasty too. Hoppy and mildly complex for an IPA, it reminded me at times of the 90 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head, and that's a fantastic compliment in my book.

I would definitely get this beer again. And again.

Atlas1, Apr 06, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Skye1024, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

SharkNado, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of csiewert
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy orange color with a finger of white foamy head... Doesn't stick around long though. The aroma is of some floral hops and maltiness. The taste starts with the same floral hops with an addition of some citrus flavors, then switches to malty sweet. The mouthfeel is pretty good, although it burns slightly at the beginning of the drink. Overall a great IPA!

csiewert, Feb 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

johnhenryconway, Feb 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

jmccullough108, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

instinct2, Dec 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

ThrashMaster, Nov 07, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a bright, clear amber with a good light fluffy head. Nose is fresh hops, a little malt and a trace of soap.

Taste is aggressive, bitter hops with little malt at all. Earthy, floral, piney, fresh mouth-puckering hops all over the place. A little malt base comes out late in the taste but not really enough to make a difference. Finish is clean but still very bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium and astringent, lots of lacing all the way down. Great if you like your hops unadulterated but it lacks the balance to really be too drinkable.

Not a hophead I, but I do enjoy and can appreciate a brash, slap-yo-mama hop monster on occasion. I just feel this is too one-dimensional -- all hops and not much else.

assurbanipaul, Jul 30, 2004
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a 16 ounce shaker pint.

A - Translucent golden amber with nearly two fingers of white foam.

S - Nice pungent hoppy smell on this one. Fresh cut grass and citrus fruits. Some sugary sweetness underneath.

T - Taste is surprisingly balanced here. The malt really balances this brew out well with some sweetness and complement the hops perfectly. Piney hop flavors, along with some fruitiness. An excellent tasting IPA.

M - Nice medium bodied IPA. Coats the mouth well.

D - I'm enjoying sipping this one. A solidly built, aggresively hopped (yet still nicely balanced) IPA.

EStreet20, Feb 03, 2007
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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Three creamy and delicious looking fingers of ivory head over a semitransparent amber. A cap of head retains and there's a good amount of lacing on the pint glass. Pine and citrus hops throughout this aroma. Lots of perfume on the nose. As expected from the aroma, I get big piney hops right away. Also up front are those delicious florals and citrus, with the latter seeming more like grapefruit than anything else. There's a caramel malt sweetness, but this brew is pretty fresh and has a hop profile to prove it. Good balance, though. A crisp, medium body sends this brew smoothly down. This is a damn good IPA, and I can't wait to bust into the rest of my 6er.

washburnkid, Aug 30, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

bkwhoppa66, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Soonami
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Titan IPA is a hazy peach color with a little head when poured into a snifter. I know that this probably isn't the most appropriate glassware for this beer, but I really like how it concentrates aroma and keeps the beer at a fairly constant temperature.

The smell is very piney with a yeasty fruit character that is peach or apricot like and a little bit of ethanol. The beer is properly bitter with a pine and grapefruit blast. Unlike Hercules, which is very pineapple-y and fruit from hops, this is more assertive and masculine (if you can attribute that quality to beer). The first swallow renders your tongue dry from bitterness that stays to the end. As it subsides, the sweetness from the biscuity malt comes through. The mouthfeel is full and slick, and it was easy to drink.

Soonami, Sep 26, 2010
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 3,527 ratings.