Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

4,185 Ratings
Titan IPATitan IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very hazy orange amber color with bubbles racing up the middle and a 2 finger foamy beige tan that faded very slowly with craters forming as the head eased its way down; left good foamy lacing sticking to the sides.

Smells of big citrus hops and piney hops up front, with orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine cone, floral hops, brown sugar, caramel, toasted grains, biscuit, fruity notes and just enough malt to make it perfectly balanced for an IPA.

Tastes as good as it smells, with piney hops, citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, maybe some tangerine or guava, pine cone, floral hops, brown sugar, caramel, toasted grains, biscuit, fruity notes like pear or apple, tea leaf, herbs and spices like coriander, pepper and light cinnamon; the hops steal the show and dominate in a very good way, letting the malt/grains level it out and hiding the alcohol very well. The hop burst up front never really let's off the gas pedal and yet this remains, smooth, delicious and highly drinkable.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a medium chewy body, light carbonation and a bitter finish that is very sweet and full of citrus flavor and some grains. The end sweetness was a tad bit of a letdown, but overall it was an outstanding beer that I highly recommend and will seek out whenever I can find it. For an IPA fan this is about as good as it gets.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Enjoyed on tap at City o City in Denver.

Pours a beautiful slightly hazy copper with one finger off-white head. Decent retention gives way to a solid lacing.

Complex aromas of pine, grapefruit, well-rounded with malts and a hint of mint.

Hits hard with tons of hop flavor and fruitiness. Complex and bitter; hops linger in the palate. Sweet and malty despite the bittneress; an excellent and well-balanced IPA.

Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation and a small amount of resins. There's a hint of warming alcohol at the end, but all in all this is a very drinkable beer. A phenomenal IPA that I will most certainly be buying again.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We pop the top and deliver a dark tawny brew. There is a quick half finger tall light tannish head, leaving spotty lacing, and big bubble aggregates over our drink. There is a mild haze, no sediment, and carbonation appears moderate. The aroma is huge with citric hops, with bright lemon and grapefruit. The hops develop into more fruity and tart notes, with pear and synthetic sour candies. Otherwise the ingredients appear fresh, with sweet, crisp caramel malts, pales, and a coiny metallic bite of yeast. Fusel alcohols blossom from the start. Our first impression is that this one is fruity throughout, with a biting coiny balance. As we sip, fruity bubblegum esters and dry malts start us off. There is caramel, roast, and almost a dark chocolate, with mixing orange citrus giving a hoppy, bitter balance. The malts remain for the peak, with more bitterness, coininess, and chalkiness. Chemical/medicinal phenols also come in, pulling us to the finish, which is equally as bitter with coin and booze, and those dry and chalky malts from the beginning. There is a final flash of white sugar sweetness, and the bitterest citric hop. The aftertaste breathes of bitter, dirty hops of big citrus and pine, more coin and booze, medicinal, and a pineapple sugary smack. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is medium. The feel borders on too thin at times, but there is decent slurp and froth. The mouth is cooled with a quickly evaporating fusel booze, like a flash of minty mouthwash. The abv is up there for a single, and not hidden well, so that takes the drinkability down a bit, along with the strong bitters.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nose. There is such nice fruit and hop, with a refreshing balance from the sweeter and darker malts. It did, however, lose some points for the excess bitterness and booziness, especially at the finishing follow through on the taste. The feel also falters a bit, but really this is a nice IPA in the robust style of the West Coast.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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