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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

3,424 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,424
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 oberon
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Still another big winner from Great Divide,a slightly hazy copper/orange with a tight one finger head on top that settles leavinga ring of lace behind.Very piney aromas with a touch of lemon/citrus very intense and in your face,very resiny flavors along with pine but there is some balance going on a big caramelly malt backbone mingles very nicely and holds up very well to the huge dose of hops.Another great hop gem from Great Divide they rock.

oberon, Nov 02, 2005
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -2%

JAHMUR, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Surprisingly dark amber with a good haze to it. Head retention is excellent, leaving plenty of lace as the glass empties.

Smell: The nose is all pine and fresh flowers, and what a nose it is. Tons of hop aroma with essentially no malt presence to muddle things up.

Taste/mouthfeel: Even parts semi-sweet crystal malts and floral, slightly herbal hops. The malt flavor is quickly taken out of the mix as hops begin to take over the palate, though they're never aggressively bitter. The floral character continues on through the finish, meeting a mild resiny bitterness that's surprisingly clean overall. The mouthfeel is fairly light and dry, though it almost reminds me of an amber.

largadeer, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

SocalKicks, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy orange-brown hue, with two fingers of chunky, foamy off-white head, which leaves some cirrus-like lace around the glass as it fades from sight. It smells of biscuit and caramel malt, and some understated orange citrus and pine hops. The taste is mild citrus hops, and a blend of more predominant biscuit and caramel malts. The carbonation is mild, the body medium weight, and sugary smooth, with a light floral, bitter citrus hops finish.

Not as hoppy or bitter as I was expecting, but decently flavoured, and balanced.

biboergosum, Feb 12, 2010
Photo of zeff80
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 12 oz bottle. Poured out an amber hue with a one-finger head. It left very nice lacing.

S - It smelled of piney hops and citrus.

T - It was fairly malty and very hoppy. It also had a pepper-like kick to it.

M - Crisp and sharp. It is a medium-bodied brew.

D - Very good. One of the better IPA's I've had.

zeff80, Jul 29, 2006
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Divide's Titan IPA pours a very deep amber body that borders on becoming copper. It's clear, and tiny bubbles can be seen steadily streaming upwards. The frothy off-white head holds remarkably well and leaves impressive lace about the glass.

Piney and citrusy hops greet you in the nose amidst a soft blanket of sweetish caramel malt. It's very nicely balanced and welcoming, sometimes exhibiting hints of lemon along with the usual grapefruit and delicate pine.

The hops return in the flavor right up front, followed by sweet malt, and then a solid bitterness that ushers in a dry finish. The hops linger, mainly grassy and piney, as does a bit of the supple, biscuit-like maltiness.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a decidedly dextrinous edge, and creamy smooth with just a delicate zest on the tongue from its fine-bubbled median carbonation.

Rich and malty, but balanced by hop flavor and bitterness, this one is sure to please! It's not overly-done with bitterness, or hop flavor or aroma, or strength. Nor does the malt simply act as a base for the hops. Everything works together as one, yet all of the components stand out on their own - a very solid, well-structured IPA. Nicely done!

NeroFiddled, Apr 20, 2009
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a pretty basic but bigger than normal ipa. pours a pale amber color with a reasonable white head. smells sweet and resiny, hops is the only smell and flavor here. redish in taste, tiny bits of malt sweetness with a medium to large hop presence. mouthfeel is more heavy than it should be, filling and sugary. overall a good ipa but it doesnt even approach odell or new belgium ips offerings. sweet and dull to some extent. hercules is leaps and bounds better!

StonedTrippin, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with “2003 Series” on the label.

Appearance: The foamy head holds it form as it settles at a snails pace, good clarity off the bright copper toned colour.

Smell: Super piney in the nose, fresh flowers and pine sap as well as some citric notes. Incredibly fragrant and spot on for a modern day IPA.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Big smack in the kisser with hops, not relying on bitterness alone but lots of hop flavour as well. The 60 IBUs flex hard on the taste buds, damn bitter. The warming alcohol comes middle to end with a poignant fruitiness and ester character that lays 2nd to the hops. The malt character has the biggest work out to push through and add some balance which it half heartedly does, but the foundation is not shaken with a sweetness that hold together for the duration. The hops don’t shake off even long into the finish, lots of bitterness and flavour in the end.

Notes: Remarkable, simply put this is a stellar IPA. If you are not a hop head or can’t truly enjoy a hoppy beer this is not your mug of beer. If so this goes down as a must try, meaning that … if you did not know, this is a limited batch so look for it now.

Jason, Aug 11, 2003
Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - The beer pours with one finger of white foam on a slightly hazy, orange-brown body. The head settles pretty quickly but leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Pine and grapefruit hops with bready malt and some caramel in the background.

T - The beer starts out with citrus hop flavors and some toasted malt. A bit of toffee appears in the middle along with some more toast. The hop character focuses more on pine in the finish along with moderate bitterness and more toasted malt and dry caramel.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A nice IPA with lots of hop character and a strong backbone of malt. The most prominent hop note is pine, backed by a little bit of grapefruit. This works nicely with the dry, toasted malt and there is just enough sweetness to keep the toast from becoming acrid in the finish. Very drinkable.

nickfl, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hercules little bro pours a cloudy orange amber with a large white egg shell colored head leaves trickled lacing down the chalice. Aroma contains citrus grapefruit touch of tropical fruits noted with malts sweetness having a touch of sugary dessert bread. Taste is upfront with the hoppiness both flavor and bitterness hop juice with citrus grassy hops coming off balanced with enough of an abv and malt backbone to standup to the hops. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied evenly carbonated slick with oily resins, nice. Drinkability: Solid as the IPA can get one of the best out of Denver, I have tasted.

WVbeergeek, Dec 10, 2005
Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 2/4/07 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light copper color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a well-blended combination of hops, citrus and caramelized malt.

T: Just as with the smell, the taste is very well-balanced with flavors of hops, citrus sweetness and caramelized malt. Eventually the hops flavor wins out, but it's not over-powering. The after-taste is hoppy and sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, it has a good kick to it, not very filling, good representation of style, this one is well worth sticking with for an evening.

TheManiacalOne, Feb 05, 2007
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange amber with a minimal creme head that leaves nice lacing on the way down. A peachy citric nose is strong with some added perfume tones. I really like it. Flavor carries a noticeable citrus hop profile that stays dominant in the back of the mouth as fleeting tones of fruit ride in a quick wave over the tip of my tongue. Feel has a smooth liquid touch and the carbonation bites a bit. A very easy drinking IPA. Well balanced but very flavorful. A pleasure!

RblWthACoz, Feb 11, 2008
Photo of Slatetank
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation - poured the ale from a 12oz. brown bottle with a kelly green colored label -reminds me of the alluring natural colour of fresh hops.

A - A brilliant honey/amber that creates a massive off white head with a pleasing display of cascading malt. Lace is left abundantly clinging to the sides of the glass.

S - A mix of citrus and fragrant pine are transmitted from the fluffy head of this aromatic nectar. Ruby red grapefruit and orange zest come to mind. A host of fresh hoppy wholesomeness does not cease to delight. Pineapple-like odors add a positively tropical twist as they arrive in my nostrils.

M - Soft, sweet tanginess is the initial texture with juicy tart citrus and prickly pineapple morphing into bitter salty attributes. Later on the spicy footnote adds intrigue to the layered effect.

T - A sweet honey like taste is the initial flavor eruption. A jumping delivery of citrus is delivered next in a fruity spectrum of lively and mellow. Grapefruit mixes with the essence of blood orange and pineapple piquancy to give a blessed awakening of hop heaven. An underscore of pine and effervescent maltiness comes through in waves. A flavor full of nature's sweet bounty ripples across my taste buds longer after each full sip is swallowed.

D - An awesome IPA in every sense even for a (non) hop head. Fragrant, drinkable, sweet, but not overdone in the bitterness or Abv departments. Well made through and through - I would love to have a taste of this on any occasion. I will seek it out and stock my fridge- Truly great and worth every last ounce.

Slatetank, May 06, 2007
Photo of russpowell
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge fluffy light tan head with an gold to amber body.

Smell: Hops dominate (flowery, piney & citrusy (lemon)), but fruitiness and malt also assert themselves.

Tastes of hop farm and maltiness still manages to sneak in. Stellar!

Mouthfeel: Hops are slightly overwhelming, but this has a chewiness to that hits the mark!

Frangibility: Wow, only thing stopping this from being a session beer is its ABV. I saw some Great divide beers at the last Broncos (cowboys fan actually) game I attended. I will surely seek this out, if available Yummy....

russpowell, Nov 05, 2005
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Beautiful, bright, glorious orange-toned coloration, fine helping of bubbling froth atop, dotted, lacey. Aroma: fresh and hoppy, very piney, like the needles have gotten lodged in your nostrils, and still fruitiness, too, peach, apricot, pineapple, quite a delectable bouquet, so far.
Taste: AH!, big, brash, brilliantly bitter dance on the plate right off the bat, MMMM!, really, the hops are still fresh, still vibrant, doing a fandango around the senses, leaving sweet, tasty, juicy hoppiness all around. Oh, this is fiercely delicious stuff, a hophead's delight. Medium to full body, long, bitter, yet sweet, candy-ish finish, excellent texture. These hops never ever quit, they're all over the place.
Only 60 IBUs, only 6.8%ABV? I don't believe it! This IPA is a never-ending delight, just issuing forth everything you'd want in a super-hoppy brew!

feloniousmonk, Feb 28, 2004
Photo of drabmuh
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I cannot believe that I have never reviewed this beer. But I guess I haven't, consider yourself ticked. Beer is orange with a mild hazy and a huge head of white small bubbles that completely coats the glass with lace. Carbonation moderate to low. Looks good.

Sweet aroma, piny and citrusy, citrus wins, could have been bigger. I wish I knew when this was bottled.

Beer is chewy with body and moderately bitter in the back with a lingering aftertaste of citrus and mild sulfur. It's a little sweet up front but it's not cloying or overly malty. It's a decent IPA, but I think it's a little too sweet and a little too sulfury.

drabmuh, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, Philly, PA

Cloudy orange-amber pour, with a finger or so of frothy white head; decent retention and lacing. Citrusy hops on the nose, underlying malt sweetness, and a bit of acetone. Homebrewish. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing. Taste is expectedly hoppy, yet a bit dulled down by a pervasive breadiness, notes of citrus pith and pine, for a drying bitter finish. Medium body, and not a bad selection overall.

Rifugium, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper-tinted amber in the tulip glass. Rather coarse carbonation. Kind of sweet and citrusy with some pineapple as well. Interesting aromatics but fairly flat in the flavor profile. A little fruit in the aroma, more orange in the nose. Hoppy with an increasing grapefruit rind flavor as you sip. Thoroughly bitter aftertaste. Sharp with that acid twang of many IPAs.

Label says bottled on: Oct 26 2011. You wouldn't think it would over the hill in just a few months, but that's the way it tastes. More cardboard than flowers.

mactrail, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark golden color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid malt scent that boasts of pale and light crystal malts. It also has an excellent hop aroma that is piney with a slight citrus edge. The taste is great. It has a very intense bitter hop flavor that goes down smooth and finishes dry and mildly malty. It has good balance. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good IPA. I love the citrus hop flavor and aroma. It has the right balance between malts and hops; a good drinker.

WesWes, Apr 09, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mendvicdog, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 12 oz. bottle of this today in NYC to help my quest for the Top 100 Beers of Fame...this is my personal #99. Bottles on date of 12/26/11, poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent orange color with two fingers of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lots of lacing left on the glass and one inch of head left throughout drinking it.

s - Smells of citrus hops, fruity malts, pale malts, caramel malts, and light pine hops. Nice, but more malts than I was expecting.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, citru hops, fruity malts, pine hops, and pale malts. Light bready and biscuit malts as well. Again, very malty, moreso even than the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was a good beer, but had a much larger malt backbone than I was expecting, or really want, in an IPA. Easy to drink and I liked the nose, a beer I'd have again but not when I was looking for a hoppy beer.

mdfb79, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

beernads, May 25, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -2%

MarkyMOD, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of piney and grassy hops, with some biscuit malt mixed in. There is also a sweetness to the aroma. The flavor is heavy on the orange citrus with some pine mixed in as well. I get a little bready, biscuit malt. Low to medium bitterness and a slight bit of alcohol is detectable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice IPA.

Mora2000, Mar 27, 2011
Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,424 ratings.