Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
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1,464 Reviews
Titan IPATitan IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,464
Ratings:
4,159
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
751
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 1,464 | Ratings: 4,159
Photo of williamphelps
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ridiculously long head with tons of lacing. Aromas of slight bitter pine tree, sweet lemon, malt, raspberry, complex. Palate of bitter, tart lemon pine needles, red apple, sweet raspberry, complex. Light bitter especially in finish but balanced overall. 94/100.

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Photo of BigGold
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had at Wintzell's Oyster House, Orange Beach, AL, poured from 12-oz. bottle into tumbler, and then poured from 12-oz. can into tulip. Reliably traditional American IPA.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange color with off-white head. Aroma has some generic hoppiness and some orange peel. Taste is classic, hoppy, resiny, light malt presence, medium bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Really classic IPA but a bit too generic.

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Photo of KLHBB
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grapefruit tempered by brown sugar. Sunset Amber color, refreshing mouthfeel, a lot of flavor going on, This is an excellent beer. I usually pick the non/hoppy styles it I'm glad I'm trying this.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a chill hazed deep gold/pale amber producing almost 2 fingers of loose, fluffy, white head & nice bubbley, sticky lacing well ringed around the glass. Aroma is caramel sweet malts, with earthy, citrus & pine hops. Taste big hop citrus & earth backed by pine, melon & a hint of tropical fruit balanced nicely with breast, caramel malt sweetness increasing in the middle fading to a long lasting bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, smooth, juciy & tongue coating with a light prickliness. A little chalky in the aftertaste. Superb!

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOWWW. I found two year old sixer of this beer for $3.00 each at Spec's down here in Beaumont, TX. That's essentially 50 cents for what is one of the best IPA's I've ever tried. Talk about aging well.

Chilled quickly in the freezer to get the bottle cold through and through. Poured into a pint glass, upon popping the cap I see a ton of carbonation escape in gas form. I just knew it had aged well. The pour left a big fluffy pillowy head which then made all sorts of crazy patterns as I took my first sips, even looking like a brain at times.

Smell is a cascade of delicious hops, with a caramel malty background keeping everything in check. Pretty dank, I've smelled louder beers (lol) but that's about the only knock I have.

This beer DELIVERS on the taste. Aged over a year (Oct 2015) did nothing but wonders. The smell represents the taste as a whole, but doesn't do the wonderfully hoppy, balanced beer justice. That same caramel comes in ever so invitingly with a clean wash down that leaves me refreshed and convinced that this is one of the best beers let alone IPA's I've ever tried.

The golden honey yellow tinge says it all. Nectar for the Gods. A Titan amongst beers. Thank you, Great Divide!!

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ruby/ amber color with tall sea-foam head and dense spiderweb lace. The smell is off the hook. You can smell bright floral scents from a distance. Closer, scents of grapefruit and biscuit come out. The taste is smooth and sweet, with luscious apple flavors. The hops hit with flavors of grass and lemon. The bisuut hints carry over from the smell. I'm generally biased towards more citrus flavored IPAs, but of the pomaceous flavored IPAs I've had, this is one of the best.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.78/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance drops in an amberish color, 1/4" white head. Aroma lacked any dry hopping.

Taste was obscured by an excessive amount of carbonation. Still lacking hop character, can't tell if this is old or not from the lack of bottle dating I can discern. So much brown malt and old oxidized cardboard and woody notes. Man GD makes some good stuff but this bottle didn't do the trick.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Copper gold with a creamy white head and quite a bit of lacing.

S: Earthy pine hops and malt. A slight not so f onion. Not very much fruit. Some cereal malt.

T: Lots of pine, and sap balanced out by a sweet cereal malt. Medium bitterness.

F: Medium body and creamy carbonation.

O: A solid IPA, this is one of Denver's classic IPAs.

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Photo of TH28
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle. Nice creamy white head that holds well. Aroma is very malty with slight citrus and pine. Surprised to smell more malt than hops in this beer. Taste is very malty sweet with caramel that is well balanced in the finish, with a hint of grapefruit. Body is medium to full for the style, with creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is one of the better IPAs I’ve had. Maltier than most but well balanced

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Photo of StonewallSipper
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one at 12,000 feet elevation in Aspen. Nice caramel color, aroma I could not tell as much as I was outside, great taste, I like the hoppy aftertaste of this beer. Nice. Now let me get back to listening to the Bluegrass music.

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Photo of tango22
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a can...
Look: Clear medium amber; head recedes fairly quickly after pour
Smell: Fresh, pleasant, without a particular dominant aroma
Taste: Very nicely balanced malt and hop, neither one dominates, but both combine for sublime good taste
Feel: Substantial, chewy, without being excessive
Overall: This might just be my new "go-to" favorite, for a balanced malt/IPA brew. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Clear amber with a thin head

S - Bread and citrus

T - Piney, citrusy and malt sweetness

F - Dry mouthfeel, fine carbonation

O - A good ipa, really dipa like with the big malt presence. Very balanced

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Photo of stevoj
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft at Westrail Tap & Grill. Amber pour with small foamy head. Hops on first sniff, follows through to taste. Crisp and bitter, but still allows solid malt bill to make itself known.

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Photo of ByronDBeer
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Great copper color, light haze. Healthy head.
S: Not too much smell, some orange citrus.
T: Very light on the plate actually, considerable malt character compared to generic IPAs. Interesting non generic hops. Not hop forward at all for an IPA, slight sweetness, like some grapefruit. Not bitter.
F: Low carbonation, medium body. A bit dry.

Nice non-bitter IPA, a bit too light on the taste, almost like waterIPA, good value for generic beer price. Ultra drinkable IPA

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Pours a deep amber/golden color. It flops from amber to gold through the light. Very interesting color. Thin head that hugs the side of the glass after a few minutes.
S- Sweet almost caramelized piney aroma with a quick boozy bunch at the end. I also get earthy grassy notes with the smell.
T- Sweet but bitter nonetheless. Slight citrus, sweet and hoppy.
F- Medium bodied, carbonation is good and holds the with the beers taste and nose.
O- This was a good beer and I can see why so many people love it. With that being said, this isn't my favorite IPA, but it is enjoyable to drink. This beers aroma and flavor gives it a certain quirkiness that makes it memorable. I would seek this one out and give it a try.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a deep dark gold color.

Overall: The aroma is made up of malts and strong hops with a little sweet chocolate mixed in. The flavor contains a bold hop and a small amount of citrus. The bitter hop is balanced perfectly with a malty sweet finish. One of best IPA's I have ever had. Great Job Great Divide!!

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a good sized white fluffy head, fades at a decent rate with a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell has a good amount of hops, mostly piney with a slight citrus presence.

Taste has a larger lemony citrus presence than pine but still very hop forward, decent sweet malt backbone provides balance, good amount of carbonation with a soft touch, finishes semi-dry.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

For my initial rating of 4.05, I left this place marker:
On the "1001", but probably too hoppy for me to buy again.

4/17/17 I drank again because I am trying to review as many of the "1001" that remain unreviewed.
But I also reduced the rating substantially because this really is too hoppy for me to drink as a session once my thirst has been initially quenched. The hoppy dryness just takes over. I finished the bottle with some Indian, only because those spices can beat back hops.

I'm glad this recipe put Great Divide on the map... but no more for me.

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Photo of BWED
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A- Bronze, and great clarity. Head is rocky and off-white. Great lacing. Good retention.

S- Stone fruit. Some citrus, and a bready backbone.

T- Bitey citrus, a little stone fruit. And some bread.

M- Body is medium. Bitterness is pretty high.

O- A little too much bitterness in this one. Takes away from the flavors.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled on 3/29/16. Pours a beautiful reddish orange, with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves behind webs and rings of lace.

Smell is apricot, earthy hops, bready, lemon rind, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows apricot, biscuit, lemon, pine, and a nice shot of grapefruit, much better than the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium, plenty of life, a little dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall I wasn't blown away with the nose, but mouthfeel, taste, and look are all stellar.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a copper color with 2 fingers of head that slowly fades down to a nice cap that leaves some good lacing

S: A good dose of floral and fruity hops with a solid malt base that throws out some light caramel sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a bit of floral, earthy, and fruity hops with a mix of the caramel maltiness. Goes into some moderate bitterness and more floral notes before finishing with lingering bitterness and a hoppy overtone

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid and well-balanced IPA. Great drinkability at a touch over 7%. Definitely one to check out if you like balanced IPAs that lean toward the bitter side

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Photo of Harrison8
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, frosty gold amber. Great look, with a foamy white head sitting on top and lace dancing around the glass as you sip. Citrus, and tropical hops and honey notes hang out at the front of the nose, with subtle piney and resin hop notes playing in the background. Citrus and tropical hops and honey form a great balanced IPA taste profile that does lean a little on the bitter side. It really performs well. Mouth feel is mouth coating, with a good consistency. It lacks any carbonation burn (which I feel I'm a little sensitive to) which makes it a pleasure to drink. Overall, a really great IPA. It feels easy to drink, and tastes great in the process. Extremely well done.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Extol
4.96/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance - gold in color. Smell - fruity and hoppy. Combined with the mountain air and The View House is amazing. Great. Taste - follows the nose. Smooth on the back end yet a slight hop bite. Overall - would get again and I'm glad I had it in CO.

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Photo of stlfatguy
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great looking pour from the can. Amber, hazy body, bright white head, lots of lacing. Smell is hot, sweet, fruit. Taste is bitterness out front which prepared my taste buds for a typical ipa, hop blast... that never came. The initial bitter faded quickly into almost nothing. A little malty sweetness, but pretty mild. Very drying, and that feel build on the tongue. Slight bitter comes back in an aftertaste, which is not unpleasant, but starts to overpower towards the end of the glass.

Not the sweetest ipa, or the most bitter, or complex. Overall ok. if you want a mild ipa with Higher abv, this might be for you, if you're good with the drying aftertaste.

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