Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

1,459 Reviews
Titan IPATitan IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

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Reviews: 1,459 | Ratings: 4,138
Photo of loren01
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber color with lots of white head and carbonation, lots of lacing down the sides of my pint glass. Smell is very sweet and fruity scents, nice hop smell also. Taste is very nice, great blend of malt and hops. Nice malty taste up front with a citrusy/hop spiciness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is not too heavy not too light just right. This is a damn good IPA could drink quite a few.

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Photo of paterlodie
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aber and hazy beer with not overwelming but lasting head.Nose shows good hops of witvh are some prob of the C-type but is also giving a almost bretty hint to the nose. further sweet caramell, cinnamon and maltyness but have a thought this one is not the freshest and off brewery this one will probably be even better. Taste is sweet& bitter and slightly burnt. Further some maltyness and good caramel. Full mouthfeel and to me very easy drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of Gritsak
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- hazy copperish brown with a nice offwhite head.

S- rich of hops and spice.

T- wow hop bite with lots of orange peel. some subtle fruit but the hops really shine in this. the finish lingers on your tongue.

M- pretty heavy body with low carbonation. thick and creamy.

D- if you like hops, then you will be in business. good thing i like hops.

overall- ive passed on this a couple times but lately ive been itching for something hoppy. needless to say this fit the bill. even with the hop presence its still very well balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of Billolick
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ouncer sampled, "month and week bottled" date notched on to the label. Pours light almond amber, fairly clear, off white tiny bubble head, showing respectable retention and leaving moderate, fine lacing. Nose is all about grainy and pine hops.Some bready, biscuity malt notes under the hop crunch. This is a tasty and aggresively hopped IPA. Lots of pine hop notes. If you like em bitter and hoppy, this IPA will not dissapoint. Long grainy and dry finish. Nicely turned out IPA, well worth a try.

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Photo of nomad
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What took so long for me to get at this?

Pours a hazed amber with a good, though light, tangerine tone. Up props a thick, tight, and proteinaceous head that is long-lasting, leaving some lace behind.

Shoots high and light with pine scents, giving way melon accents and a malty smell like beautifully sweet buttermilk biscuits. Flavor follows suit with great balance as light caramel and fully biscuity malt base pairs the moderately piney hops and floral complexity. Comes through with lemony flavors and near-melanoidin mouth-filling maltiness. I could drink this all night, a soft and lightly carbonated delight of balance, nuance, and integration on the tongue - who knew an American IPA is possible of things besides aggression?

Quite a meal in the malt department despite its light color. Possesses the same aromatic maltiness found in their old ale and barleywine as well as an even-hand with the hops. This beer confirms Great Divide's understanding of balance in the hop-heavy market of American styled beers. That said, in its freshest form the lupulin slam can be formidable.

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

Poured a medium amber, with a finger-thick head that settled quickly. Wonderful, thick lacing leaves a patchwork pattern on my glass as the head settles to it's quarter-inch thickness. The hops smell piney and resinous, with a hint of citrus. It's an assertive scent and gives me a fair guess at what I'll be tasting. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with hop bitterness dancing on my tongue. Very crisp taste, the hops almost taste hot. They are not overpowering, however. More pine flavors, some grapefruit and maybe lemon come through. The malt presence comes through in the end and balances the taste wonderfully. Then the residual bitterness comes back, reminding me that this is indeed an IPA, and a mighty fine one at that.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.12/5  rDev +1%
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 Vancer
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well, sure loved the GD Hercules (double IPA), but the *regular* strength is a winner, also – and much more economical. Another great pour, clear, orangy with a rich & foamy head. Aromas of citrus, malts and nuts. Taste was much more malty than the DIPA, of course, with some hints of floral.

Still rich and creamy, very drinkable over the long haul. And at $8 for a sixer, versus the $5.20 for a bomber of Hercules – more to drink!!

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Photo of Shaw
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice light amber in color with a sticky, foamy head that leaves very nice lace in my glass. It has quite the smell of hops: floral and spicy. Very nice.

As the smell indicates, this is a very hoppy beer, even for American IPAs. I think it's great, but if you aren't a hophead, you might want to steer clear. The taste is pure hops: bitter, floral with just a hint of sweetness from the malt. There's a great hoppy aftertaste, too. The flavors are wonderfully refreshing and a great reward after work.

The mouthfeel is smooth and light.

This is the first Great Divide beer I've had. I am looking forward to trying more. This is about the best American IPA I've had. Only Pelican's IPA is better, and I bet that's because I've always had that beer fresh in Oregon. This IPA was bottled in April 2005 and I'm drinking it in August 2005.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

08/16/05- Received via trade with Connecticutpoet.

Presentation- 12oz bottle with a born on date notched on the label. Poured into my Stone Ruination pint glass.

Appearance- Orange golden color with a solid 1/2 inch head which part of which remains throughout the entire brew. Solid sheets of lace as well.

Smell- Ultra sweet and ultra fruity hop scents. I can tell already that this one is going to be good.

Taste- Wow, never before have I had an IPA as sweet as this one. It's like dipping your hand into a vat of powdered sugar and licking it all off. Huge sugary sweetness with a nice sugary canned fruit taste as well.

Mouthfeel- Perfect carbonation level for and IPA. Coats your mouth due to the high sugar flavor.

Drinkability- This is the only downfall for me. I love this beer, but it's too damn sweet for me to have more than 2 for sure. Maybe even one. One is perfect here. Otherwise it's a kick ass IPA to be sure. Extra thanks to Connecticutpoet on this one....

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Photo of MarineHokie
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle @ Linwood Grill.

Appearance: Off-white rocky head. Clear, bright orange copper color.

Smell: Lots of pine, barely perceptible orange blossom.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Lots of hop flavors: piney, citrusy, grassy. Not overwhelmingly bitter, nice balance. Very smooth

Notes: Not sure what hops were used. I didn’t perceive much grapefruit, which I kind of enjoyed as a nice change from other IPA’s.

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Photo of TastyTaste
4.37/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear copper color, medium white head, creamy looking, with no visible carbonation. Lots of hops in the nose, floral and citrusy. Taste is great, very hoppy, slightly bready, with lots of piney hops and a nice alcohol warmth to go with the hops. Could use more carbonation, which would really add to this beer. Still, this is a very hopcentic beer that continues the Great Divide hoppy beer trend.

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

Medium bronze appearance, clear. Frothy but minimal head that settles at 1/4 of an inch on the top. Nice laces, dripping and interlocking patterns. Slightly juicy aroma, some elements of sweetness but with definite citrus tones. Mouthfeel is lighter than medium, carbonation is average and well-done. Flavor is very nice for a workaday IPA, bitter and resinous, lightly sap tinged, hoppy with some refreshing lime qualities, and with a decent but subdued light caramel backbone. Finishes without fade and with a remaining hop emphasis. Nicely executed, drinkable, representative for the American style, and a much better drink than the ESB to my mind.

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Photo of Viggo
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy golden, nice big head and lots of lace. Smell is deep and malty, some citrus and floral hops, grapefruit, breadiness. Taste is nice and balanced, very malty and bready but also a pleasant floral and citrus hoppiness, kind of spicy with a dry bitter finish. Mouth is nice and smooth, good carbonation, really tight body. Thanks DrJay.

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Photo of DrJay
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mostly clear orange colour with a moderate amount of white head. Good retention after it reduces to a thin layer of foam, moderate lacing. Bready malt aroma, light fruitiness plus orange citrus hoppiness, just a bit of pine. Only moderate bitterness, but plenty of hop character. Citrus, pine resin are balanced nicely by toasted maltiness, especially at the start. Finishes with a resinous hop bitterness. Medium body, moderately low carbonation, a bit creamy and just slightly sticky from residual sweetness. I really liked the malt character and overall balance with the hop flavour and aroma.

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

Presentation: 12 oz longneck bottle with the new style Great Divide labels. Notched with month and week brewed.

Appearance: Clear orange color with a huge off white head. Great retention, and lots of lacing.

Smell: Lots of pine and citrus - fragrant but not overpowering.

Taste: Very smooth mouthfeel with a low level of carbonation. Medium bodied. Taste covers the spectrum of hops - with lots of citrus and pine. Despite all the hops it is not overly bitter - just right as far as I'm concerned.

Overall impression: A well made IPA - perfect for the hop-heads. This isn't exactly a session beer, but I've been known to drink more than one on occasion. Thanks for putting this in six packs!

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Photo of SwillBilly
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from 12 oz bottle with bottled date of April, 2nd week notched on the label.

Appearance: Pours a small white,lacy head that dissipates rather quickly. Color is orangy, copper almost apricot like. Looks very inviting.

Smell: Man, you could smell this one from a few feet away. Kind of a sweet and fruity fragrance with hints of grapefruit.

Taste: Wow. This is a great tasting IPA. Starts out pretty mellow, slightly malty sweet then a big, dry hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Big, thick and creamy. Very nice.

This has taken over as my go to IPA. Has a very nice warming effect due to the 6.8% abv. Easy to drink and now a staple in my beer fridge. I highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoys IPA's. Great Divide is very underrated in my opinion. Go out grab this one and enjoy

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Photo of weeare138
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
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 markman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Divide Titan IPA:

Nothing wrong with this IPA; citrussy, piney hops, a little hop oiliness in the middle…Oh my droogies, just what we all want in an IPA. Open the bottle, and the hops hit you in the nose and they don’t let up until the juicy hop burps subside. If I didn’t have to drive “all the way to Rhode Island” to get Great Divide, I’d have this at my disposal con-stant-ly.


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

A nice clean orange amber beer. Has a big foamy off white head with very good lace. The aroma starts with a fruity grapefruit hop character with an inviting sweet grain malt background. On the taste there is a smooth maltiness before the hops grab control of the back of your tongue. The finish is full of a bittersweet grapefruit hopppiness.

Note: it may have been a mistake to to try this after a Smutty Big A IPA. But I was patient and waited for the new flavors to burn through.

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

22 oz. bomber

Translucent amber with a creamy, clingy white head. Citrusy aroma, with strong pine.

Taste is nice and bitter, with floral, citrusy hops. A very, very good IPA that finishes crisp and dry.

I'm a sucker for a good IPA and this one fits the bill for certain. Up there with Stone and DFH.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one is a crystal clear IPAish orange in color with s big, lightly-tanned head that seemed to last forever and laced the heck out of the inside of my Ruination glass.

Smell – The nose is big, complex hops gone wild. The raunchy pine sticks out above the others, but there is plenty to keep you interested. There’s also a mild caramel malt base as well.

Taste – The malts pick things up at the taste, but it’s that piney hop flavor that leads the show. It’s almost like it’s dry hopped.

Mouthfeel – This one is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with some brutal dryness.

Drinkability – I thought that the body was a little light for these bold flavors, but otherwise it was a terrific AIPA.

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Photo of shippos
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

courtesy of roew...im not exactly sure on that (been awhile since i actually got this and just now putting the review in)

poured witha athick white head and fades ot a askim on a hazy orangy body. sweet malt to start, fruity and resiny with wonderfull hints of pine. sharp flavorfull bitterness in the front with a asweet malt center anda smooth mouth watering yet slightly dry finish, very very drinkable.

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Photo of mgdeth
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Hazy amber color, foamy off-white head. Looks highly carbonated, and the haze is a little greater than I would like.

Smell - Ample hop aroma (mostly floral) is offset slightly by sweet malt. Appealing.

Taste - Crisp and bitter, but yet it is malty sweet as well. Of course, the bitterness dominates.

Mouthfeel - Good carbonation. The beer has an almost chewy and somewhat sticky feel.

Drinkability - Very drinkable. The taste and smell of this beer will keep you coming back for more.

Comments - Hopheads ought to really enjoy this beer. I know that I do!

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. A lovely amber ale with a half finger head, that died down to a thin film of foam with lacing all over the glass.

Aroma was very strongly of pine hops... but there was a nice dollop of caramel along with a medium malt backbone, and a little bit of fruitiness. Well balanced.

Taste was like being hit between the eyes with a hop hammer. Incredibly powerful. Mostly pine bittering hops, but with rich medium malts underneath, and a hint of apples. The counterpoint between hops and malt was perfect.

Mouthfeel was outstanding. Not too astringent, not too carbonated, the hops were supported by the maltiness and filled the mouth with flavor.

I will definitely revisit this one. This is now my #1 American IPA.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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