Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
4,199 Ratings
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
Ratings:
4,199
Reviews:
1,475
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
234
Gots:
767
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,199 |  Reviews: 1,475
Photo of kds2437
2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of JRBUSNA02
2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

Titan IPA pours a hazy darker golden color with a nice large head. There is a very malt smell and very very earthy. The taste has some pine notes, but is very earthy, tastes like what I imagine mulch tastes like. Big full flavors. Overall its a strong, but tastes like mud.

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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 DUBinMIA
2.78/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served in a heffe glass from a bottle. amber color with haze and ok head about 1/2 in thick some head.

smell is grainy and very little hop notes... weird for an IPA

taste is piney hops with no real bite... but finishes with a nutty flavor with some malt

medium body with low carbonation

Overall i was kinda disappointed in this one... a great brewery but just not a great IPA.

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Photo of treeslothguy
2.8/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very piney and heavy resin. Not my ipa style. Not a drain pour but I'm not picking it up again.

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Photo of hockenbeer
2.8/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.81/5  rDev -31.1%
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 CharlesK
2.81/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Vt_beer_sampler
2.83/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nfl1991
2.85/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This IPA has a lot to it. Sometimes they say less is more, and I think in this case that pertains to this brew. Nice hoppy floral smell, like a good IPA should. The first taste is wonderful, but the burnt sugar aftertaste is something I don't care for. It's unique in it's entirety, and especially as a west coast IPA. Not bad, but id drink a hell of alot of IPA's before this one.

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Photo of tewaris
2.86/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz, not the freshest bottle, poured into a pint. I have never seen this beer fresh, I guess they just send the old beer out here :-/

Amber colored, moderate clarity, thick sediment, medium head, good retention. Smells of malt and tastes such... quite delicious in that department. Sweet, toasty and caramel like. Very good. There presence of old hops in aroma and taste in undeniable but not not assertive. The fruitiness is absent but some earthy/grassy notes remain. Like an aged American Barleywine diluted with an equal amount of water to take the edge off.

That said, as far as the description on the label goes, this is mostly fail.

4, 3, 3, 3, 2

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.9/5  rDev -28.9%
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 Reaper16
2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Now that I've noticed the label, it says it was bottled on the second week of June. It seems this IPA is a year old. [EDIT: please consider this review as pertinent only to aged bottles of this beer. These scores are not indicative of a fresh bottle]

Pours a archetypal IPA orangeish with a soapy, one-finger cream head. Lacing is similarly soapy. That's all I have to say about it; excellence is simple many times.

Smells of caramel, syrupy malts first and foremost. Uh oh; this beer is past its prime for sure. Some earthiness, presumably the dying gasp of the hops peeks through at times.

This old bottle of Titan doesn't taste nearly as poor as I imagined it would. Sweet, sweet biscuit flavor throws itself all over the palate. The hops aren't altogether dead; there is a tamed version of the floral quality that I so like in Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA. Ghosts of bitterness on the finish make way into an odd, medicinal astringency. This was actually pleasant in a way until the very end of the finish. I'm not pouring this, which is encouraging.

Silky and fair-bodied, the mouthfeel contributes to making this ancient bottle tolerable. As far as drinkability, I couldn't recommend a sixer of this or anything. But its nice enough in an "I-like-beer" sort of way for this one bottle.

Overall, this year-old Titan is not a good beer. But is pleasant enough to drink and I'm sort of glad that I had the chance to taste this. Obviously, you would rather get your hands on a suitably fresh bottle instead on one bottled a year ago.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Meh, not a Great Divide fan in terms of their hoppy beers. Just so average, looks like any beer. Appearance is the best thing, looks like a standard upper echelon ipa, but then it goes awry. Aroma, lacks that hop crisp affect you want. No dry hopping seems to be going on.

Taste, massively carbonated, foams up in yo mouf! Not much hop character, tastes like some indian browns kind of. Mouthfeel turns skoal like. No thanks.

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Photo of Octoberist
2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Strix
2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale orange, decent head with some lacing.

Smell floral, with a pine hint. Sort of weak.

Taste piney and biscuity. Then takes a wrong turn for my taste, with grassy and buttery notes. Just not a good blend for me. Buttery/metallic aftertaste.

Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.

Buttery/grassy/metallic notes ruined it for me in this one. Sorry folks.

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Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of iemailjack
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of jmbraxton
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of cclark67789
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of twowheelssoar
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of kristenrae8
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 4,199 ratings.
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