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Titan IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA

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1,431 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,431
Hads: 3,960
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 19.07%
Wants: 206
Gots: 596 | FT: 3
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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Reviews: 1,431 | Hads: 3,960
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

FRTH had this on cask. I love Titan, so I gave this a try
A creamier look to the amber brew, with a thin, soapy head that casks usually give. Lack of carbonation may hurt.
Smell: terrific. Pine, citrus, some earthy hops. This is a great sniffer.
Taste. Just like the Titan, nothing different except the feel. Smooth, not as crisp. A hint of vanilla and oak come in the end. Very drinkable, but the aroma was lost after a while

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Photo of tempest
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It's pretty good, but doesn't have the hops complexity to make it an amazing one. The bitterness is right on and the big citrus hops flavors are pretty good. There's some nice lacing and a strong aroma with hints of the malty backbone. It's close to greatness, yet so far away.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.38/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a small white head, good lace, good retention.

S: Biscuity, crystal style malt, with some green notes - hops.

T: Grass, earth, some pea notes dominate the hops with a hint of citrus - grapefruit comes out in the end. Definite malt component, going more to the East.

M: Medium-bodied, mild aftertaste, crisp, smooth.

D: A nice IPA, glad I finally got to try it, good balance.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This breweries beers were recommended to me by BA ColoradoBobs, cheers John.

355ml Brown bottle bought in Borough Market, London. Don't ask how much I paid, it makes me cry.

Poured into a Bateman's half pint tumbler glass two and half times).

Very excited to be let out the bottle, it filled my glass with half beer, half a slighty off-white foaming head. The liquid was a dull, old gold colour and a little cloudy come misty, with plenty of bubbles hurtling to replenish the head.

The aroma was fairly sweet to my nose, hops, but with candyfloss too. It got less sweet as it warmed, a more citrus twang appeared alongside the hops.

A taste that is a lot hoppier than what I am used too, but not so overpowering it knocked my socks off. Just a very heavy presence of the noble hop.

The second pour obviously had a lot of the sediment within it, so cloudier, lumpier and hopier.

The final dregs contained all the stuff that helps to keep you regular. I'm not the sort of bloke who leaves much (beer or food) but remind me to pour this beer in one go next time we meet!

I'd never have guessed it was a 6.8% brew, but it has a lasting flavour (of hops) and I could easily get used to it, if it was cheaper in the UK. All in all a pleasant experience, good stuff.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.81/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Great Divide : Titan IPA

Pours a solid dark orange color with a chill haze. Soapy foam tops the Titan, and overall has a nice look. Light aroma of sweet malts and some orange/citrus hops. In the taste, sweet up front, with vague suggestions of orange marmalade. The hops emerge briefly and then succumb to a sugary sweet malt body. Light to medium bodied feel, a bit thin. Overall, on the meek side of the style, and could use more bittering hops to balance.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, the beer pours a vibrant and clear amber-brown, with a steady flow of carbonation, yet no head. The beer has stong and heavy aromas of pine, hops, and a sweet citrus balance. The beer has a heavy bitter hops flavor, with sweet foundations to balance. Slight grapefruit highlights that linger through to the aftertaste. Sharp and peppery flavors also present in the taste, which help trasition to a quick and smooth finish. Left to sit for a while, the beer takes on some slight floral flavors that will fill the palate and your sinuses. The beer is round and full in mouth, and a bit on the bold side with the full flavors, but very tasty. This beer has strong flavors and hop characteristics that make it a great sipper, but not sure if I could handle more than one or two in a sitting.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with orange highlights, but with lots of floaties. The smell is of herbal hops, grain, and black tea. The first sip was delicious, redolant of hop oils, but this quickly faded. There is orange citrus, unroasted grain, and more black tea. The whole thing sort of strikes me as orange pekoe with hops. Not bad, but a little unusual. The mouthfeel is a little thick and grainy. Pretty drinkable for the unusual hop flavors, but not my favorite ipa.

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Photo of Zorro
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled through "I Want That" BIF 2 and mikesgroove.

12 OZ bottle that was bottled in April.

A chill hazed dark amber colored ale with a definite redness to the color. A decent off-white colored head forms and the fades to lace.

The smell is quite malty with a wood and tea scent and not much of the west cost hop aroma that I expected to find in a west coast IPA. Malt is strong here with a caramel scent and a little spiciness from the hops. In truth this smells more like barley wine than IPA.

The taste begins sweet and malty for an IPA with solid shot of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Mild for an IPA yet still bitter in the aftertaste I suspect that this maybe a version with a year of age on it and that is why the flavors and aromas from dry hopping seem to be missing. As a barley wine this is interesting and mellow the malt and bitterness balance is perfect. Caramel, oak, tea, leather, faint pine and grapefruit are the main flavors.

Really nice mouthfeel on this one, it is thick like a good barley wine with a pleasing slickness in the mouth.

Quite nice and drinkable but not what I normally think of when I drink an IPA. This could be considered to be an English style beer but by that standard this is still more of a barley wine. Tasty and worth trying, I will have to try this again when I am in Colorado or New Mexico and closer to the source.

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Photo of Gobzilla
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber brown with orange highlights that had a thin head but it did leave nice frothy lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was nice for an IPA which consisted of hops, citrus, slight grassy notes, and a good sweet malt presence. The taste upfront had a good nice hoppy grassy piney punch with citrus accents and some sweetness from the malts to help balance out the hoppy kick. The brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which has a citric, earthy, hoppy bitter, slight sweet, and crisp finish. It drank really good and I kinda like it more on tap versus the bottle offerings; still good either way.

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Photo of HopHead84
1.89/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5


On tap at Stone.

A: Dark golden orange with a one finger white head and some scattered lacing.

S: Pretty bland. I get a lot of caramel with a borderline cloying sweetness. There's a little orange. Blah.

T: Bready malt with strong metallic notes and muted citrus. Incredibly bland and the malt profile reminds me of cardboard and old bread with some booze.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, slick and sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: This is bad. 

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Photo of biegaman
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Titan IPA is cheerfully radiant and its toasty colour scheme runs on a gradient, a sort of pineapple yellow at its base that becomes a solid kumquat orange by the top. Clarity is preserved despite a vague haze. What its head lacks in substance it makes up for in lacing - there is as much white plastered to the surface as there is to the sides of the glass.

Resiny pine, acidic citrus and fresh out of the oven pastries comprise the holy trinity of IPAs - and this one has them all, in spades. The pine smells especially sappy, the orange and grapefruit appear festering and the doughy breads are sweet and seemingly honey-laced. Hmmm, a sip is getting mighty tempting right about now... I better give in.

The flavour has about as many toppings as an ice cream sundae bar. Juicy, plump, acidic fruits make up most of the bill (pineapples, grapefruits, tangerines, coconuts) although toffee squares, wafers, caramel and nut and honey laced pastries (think a good baklava) are also on the table. There is an awful lot of that delicious pine syrup too.

The sweet breadiness of the malts is not inconsequential - but versus the hops it's a just another horse chasing Secretariat. The brewer drew this up to be hoppy and that is how this one goes down. The (vividly pine-like) syrupy character, the animated herbalness and the lifelike citrus all strikingly resound on the dynamic 'bite' this leaves on the tongue.

Great Divide is a titan amongst craft brewers; their IPA (and DIPA) are appropriately titled. Since I discovered American micro beer some four or five years ago I'm hard pressed to think of a brewery whose offerings I've enjoyed more - both in terms of quantity of different beers and quality of enjoyment - in that time than Great Divide. This is a fantastic flagship beer from a brewery who makes no shortage of fantastic beers.

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Photo of weeare138
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a glowing hazy orange with a 2 finger fluffy white head. Streams of solid bubbles arise to the top. Lots of solid white head that leaves a plastered white lacing on the side of the glass.
Smell is of strong citrusy and piney hops with a bold biscuity malt backing up the aroma.
Taste is of well blended biscuity malts with the strong citrusy hops, making this a thick, borderline syrupy and sappy brew.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with the fullness of the hops and smooth malt sticking to the entire palate. Finishes well balanced with a citrusy stickiness that isn't overly bitter at all. Despite the high amount of hops, there isn't that overkill of burn either. Nice.
Drinkability is excellent also. This is so smooth and biscuity sweet, you'll forget about the 6.8% till you're near the end of the glass.
One of the finest bottled IPA's I've ever had.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to Duvel tulip

A - Poured a slightly cloudy orange with half a finger of bubbly white head.

S - Bitter citrus hops with sweet caramel in the background.

T - Bitter citrus (mostly grapefruit) hops with some pine. Not much of a malt backbone at all but still a very flavourful IPA.

M - Medium body, lightly carbonated, a slight chew.

D - An excellent IPA. Definitely one that I would buy again.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle stamped 3rd week of June. Pours a cloudy orange/amber, some carbonation, small head, nice lacing afterwards. Scents of hops aplenty, and citrus. Very nice sweet and bitter, hoppy taste. Medium body. Very drinkable, highly recommended. The minute I open the bottle I got a good wiff of the hops, a very good sign of a good brew. Way to go Great Divide.

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Photo of Duff27
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Full one-fingered white head sitting atop a dark amber/red hued IPA. Difficult to see but there is a lot of effervescence and sediment in there. A plethora of lacing.

S- Slight citrus. Bready.

T- Sweet citrus. Pine. Just got a hint of vanilla?...wtf? Kind of muted overall.

M- A tad of the syrupy side. Adequate enough carbonation.

D/O- Overall, a little disappointed. Compared to other "top-tier A-" IPAs Ive had recently, this one falls short in the flavor department. I'd still like a few of these on any given night but not even close to Celebration, Finestkind, and the like.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is a pleasantly clear golden orange hue, with a fine filmy head of off-white. Lacing is streaking but sticky enough. Looks pretty decent. Good body and nice fine carbonation.

Nose is really pleasant, with fresh green clipped aromas, some floral or herbal overtones, and just enough twang of citrus to clean it up and add some true refreshment. The pleasant grass/hay/vegetation aromas meld pleasantly with a touch of grainy malt, that just earths it. It's a really, really lovely IPA nose.

Taste is also good, although the graininess that was pleasant on the nose is too prominent, here, leaving a gritty taste mid palate that the clean direct hop bitterness has to overcome before it can shine. Otherwise, some herbal hop characters through the centre, and a slight phenolic bite from the bitterness on the back. It's good, and generously hopped, but it doesn't quite hit the high notes for me.

It's a good IPA, no doubt—although I expect nothing less from Great Divide. Although it's probably missing something overall, it's a drinkable brew, and certainly one I'd be happy to have regularly.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.28/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sitting at Tulunes bar in Johnstown, PA having some after work malted refreshments and decided to try the Titan IPA from Great Divide. The color/appearance was a cloudy amber that had a lot of settlement in it....I HATE FLOATIES!!!! The nose was great...no surprise....a great floral bouquet which leaned more toward pine than citrus. The taste was not what I was hoping....I think the bottle I had may have been over primed, but I have certainly had better IPAs...and I was really hoping this was going to be good. The mouthfeel was ok, certainly could session. I will try to taste this one again sometime...perhaps I will like it better.

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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and good lacing.

The smell featured a strong oily citrus hop with a solid piney and peppery aroma.

The taste was upfront resiny hop spice. Juicy citrus and biting pepper dominated. Multiple layers of pepper and grapefruit. Really something I have never experienced in an IPA before. There was a soft caramel malt that was obviously overshadowed by the hop.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a spicy bite and dry finish.

Overall a superior AIPA. Soild ABV as well. Very drinkable.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz picked up today at Brewforia... poured into my Delirium goblet... Good head.. nice lacing... the brew is lite orange.

Pine and citric hops dominate the nose with some minor pale malts...

Flavor has all the traditional makings of a good IPA.. nice bitterness that is balanced with some pale maltiness and then the citrus and pine really comes out swinging... lite/medium body with good carbonation.

Pretty good... Don't think I've had this before... but now thanks to Rick and Brewforia I should be able to get my Great Divide fix without trading... Cool!!


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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a burnt orangish color with ok carbonation leaving a nice white cap.

S: Flowery notes, caramel.

T: Taste was offputting, with some floral and graprefruit notes and a disturbing syrupy mess.

M: Mouthfeel annoying with a big slick aftertaste of old butterscotch, sweet, caramel.

O: Not one I'd ever go back too

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Photo of wl0307
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle at the fantastic Archer Road Beer Shop in Sheffield; BB 05/2008, served lightly chilled in a large tulip-shaped wine glass.

A: pours a bright dark-orangey amber hue, coming with a force-poured, tight and rocky off-white froth with very good retention, on top of a very very fine carbonated body.
S: pronounced orangey+grapefruity hops fill the nostrils, very juicy and very very lively, while an unmistakable aroma mixed of flowery-nectar and lychee-fruits stays deeper underneath along with a solid but rounded pale malt bedrock. Intense, richly aromatic hoppy overall.
T: the initial grapefruit-zesty palate introduces lots of rather tannic bitterness (that treads surprisingly light!), ensued by a mildly caramely malt sweetness with a semi-rich, alcoholic mouthfeel; the lo...ng finish is bitter, bitter, lip-smackingly hoppy and bitter, yet not without a sound juicy malty aftertaste as a balancer... mildly sticky in the very end, too. It's not the most complex IPA I've tasted, but definitely the most impressive one in its own category that I've tried in the past 12 months. Simply delicious!
M&D: overall, it's slightly oily in texture for an AIPA, with very fine, soft fizziness at play to buttress the rich flavour and full body; this is helluva cracking delicious IPA with a fair complexity that any hophead should love!

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in an American pint glass)

A- This beer pours a warm brownish orange with a slightly hazy body and a gentle carbonation. A thick creamy off-white head last for a bit.

S- The smell of caramel malt is very well blended with a burst of citrus hops. A slight smell of biscuit malt is hidden in the hops aroma aswell.

T- A nice blend of grapefruit and almost lemon citrus hops blends with a nice pale malt with just a hint of toasted malt. A slightly sweet finish is meet with a breath heavy with hops. I don't notice any of the piney hops that are mentioned on the bottle.

M- Nice medium mouthfeel with not alcohol warmth or astringency. It does have a slight creaminess to it but that is very faint.

D- This is a very nice IPA. The hops are well balance with the malt and there is lots of good depth to the hop flavor. This is a well-built beer.

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Photo of akorsak
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a 12 oz bottle served in a Chimay goblet. The ale is cool-to-room temp.

Appearance: The ale is an amber color that borders on auburn orange. There is a good head and nice lacing in the glass.

Smell: The ale has a fruity hop aroma that grabs you.

Taste: The ale has a piney hop body that tastes very fresh. The malts are present, providing a cereally balance to the hop kick.

Mouthfeel: The piney hops are pleasant and provide a change of pace on the palate.

Drinkability: The ale is very drinkable, even with the higher abv. The hops are a big reason for that.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This one was bottled on 3 June 2010, so it's pretty fresh.

Appearance: murky medium orange with a finger of rocky white head. Head retention is pretty good and a nice chunky lace is left on the glass.

Smell: big funky, slightly citrusy hops. A good combination; I quite like it.

Taste: pretty dry malt backbone with a little biscuitiness. Hops are very earthy here; the balance and combination of flavors works quite well.

Mouthfeel: medium body with fairly low carbonation. There manages to be a surprising amount of creaminess despite the low carb, however. Good stuff.

Drinkability: a tasty, solid IPA. I could easily drink a sixer of this.

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Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice IPA. Dark gold color, clearer than is usual for the style. Nice fluffy head with decent retention; soapy lacing that clings pretty well. Nice enough hoppy aroma with both pine and citrus notes; nothing earth shattering but an appealing nose nonetheless. Taste is quite good; with both the pine and citrus notes prominent; very mildly sweet malt backbone that gives the beer a nice balance; not a hop bomb by today's standards. Medium carbonation with a pleasantly lingering finish that's slightly bitter and still flavorful..the hop characteristics linger nicely.

This is a sort of middle-of-the-road AIPA that's very well executed. Not extreme or overtly bitter; easy to drink, booze totally hidden; the maltiness isn't excessive but it's definitely more prominent than many other contemporary examples.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,431 ratings.