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Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

1,455 Reviews
Titan IPATitan IPA

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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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Reviews: 1,455 | Ratings: 4,105
Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If I were to sum this IPA up in two words, it would be Pine City. I enjoy those type of IPAs, so I found this one to be pretty good. If you're not a pine guy, stay away from this one.

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

Beer pours a pale ginger-straw color with a large, fluffy head. The aroma least with an odd but pleasant yeasty tang, followed by a woodsy, umami heavy hop aroma, back up by small tropical and piney notes. The flavor leads with a spicy, peppery, umami hop flavor, and a nice, almost corn like malt backbone. The mouthfeel is thin and refreshing. Overall this is a solid, very drinkable IPA. The hop presence tends towards english style, but the light body and hop dominance over malt place it distinctly American tone.

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

Starts with a great fruity tone of citrus; grapefruit and tangerines mostly. Not much floral or herb tones but I get a little piney resin. This is is a nice relaxed IPA with a lower bitterness and enough malt to let you know it's there.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful copper-toned color with tons of clarity, and a nice foamy head. Smell is of pine trees and the fresh morning dew in an evergreen forest. Flavor begins with pine needles, some sappy resin, and then a bready/caramel-like sweetness peeks its head out from the bitter explosion of hops, before some residual fruit comes forward - not tropical fruit, mind you...some citrus but also lots of berry and some pink grapefruit in there too. The nice thing about this beer is it remains complex for 10+ years even by modern standards of IPA flavors, remaining a classic interpretation that just tastes like it had to be from the mountainous land of Denver. A perfect balance of bitterness and sweetness. Great minds drink alike, indeed!

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - Bottled date of 7/28/2015
Poured into tulip

Look - Clear, copper color
Smell - Weak nose. Had to dig deep to get anything and still didn't get much. Maybe some pine, grass, faint hints of citrus and floral
Taste - Semi citrusy, sweet malts, floral, grassy, pine

Overall - I was shocked to see this beer rated so high. Mediocre IPA

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Photo of DaBurls
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Definitely one of the best IPAs out there. It has a great color when poured (golden, amber), and it has a rich flavor. It is good all around. It has a great hop bitterness, a pine upfront taste, and it has a sweet malty taste on the back end. I have had it in a can and also on tap and the sweetness of the IPA is very consistent. At 7.1 ALC, you also get a little warmth from the alcohol, which may or may not be what youre looking for... to each their own. Cheers

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, pine, some citrus. Taste is piney hops, resin, bitter, some malts are present, finishes dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a solid beer, but it didn't blow me away.

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear orange body, rocky white billowing head. Smell and taste is straightforward orange pulp and pine, sweet/warm malt/biscuit to more than counterbalance, even sometimes taking the lead. At their deepest the malts reach a nearly Belgian-like date palm character. Slight syrup feel (negative), which pillows the carbonation.
Hoppy AF, but not a creative use of them. Kudos for the power, but deficient in actually making a really tasty brew. It'll blow out one's palate with hoppy bitterness, but won't take it on a hoppy flavor adventure paradise. Points for aggression, but overall not very enjoyable.

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Photo of ordybill
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Heavy hopped beer with a malt backdrop
Appearance- This is an orangish-reddish colored beer with a small white head
Taste- Fantastic hopped brew. Has a slightly sweet flavor. world class.

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

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. I was surprised by a relatively minimal head, about half an inch and moderate lacing. The beer is a nice yellow-orange. The nose of the beer was a high point - very inviting and suggesting plenty of hops await with fresh, grassy notes. Taste is quite bitter and hops are very dominant from start to finish. While I enjoy a hoppy IPA, this one could probably be more balanced. Very enjoyable and drinkable nonetheless.

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Photo of WildBill1982
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First sip seemed to be lots of alcohol, as I drank the beer it leveled out and got better with every taste.
I would say give it a try, buy one or 2 at your local spot though just in case.

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Photo of car2052
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a small tan head.
S: Grapefruit rind, raspberry, peach, and a bit of yeast.
T: Taste follows the nose, with additional grapefruit bitterness.
M: medium.
O: Pretty standard IPA.

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

I had this beer on at tap at various places near Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Jackson Hole . It is very refreshing, very tasty and highly recommended! Excellent!

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Photo of rjp217
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strong malt presence, extremely bitter. More of a piney, heavily hopped IPA. Full body on this that makes it more of a sipper than something you'd want a few of in a sitting. Classic IPA style that's overall enjoyable.

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Photo of Maryobeerian
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This IPA has the perfect amount of malt holding up a fine, sharp presentation of hops. My preference is not for sticky, treacle-y IPAs -- veer towards clean, crisp hoppy finishes. This is a wonderfully balanced beer that successfully brings together the texture and flavor of burnt sugar and roasted backbone with bitter hop and citrus flavors.

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Photo of hopphead31415
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am a big fan of Great Divide. I have heard, however, that this variety is very bitter and is like a palate wrecker. But as a hop head, I embrace the challenge. And with a medium 7.1% ABV and 65 IBUs, I think that I can handle this IPA.

Look-It pours a clear light amber color which shimmers light gold in the light which makes for a nice contrast. However, in an oblique lighting it takes on a coppery red hue which makes this beer look very versatile. Extra points for that! The head is egg-white foamy and has billowing fingers like a sponge if you pour vigorously. The lacing is thick, globby, and foamy which is also quite unique.

Smell-I get earthy piney hops and caramel malts. The citrus that I get is lightly orange and grapefruit. I also get flower aromas like clover and dandelion.

Taste-I get the sweet caramel malts that are not overly sweet. The hops manifest themselves through a piney earthiness that is tinged slightly with essences of lilac and clover. The bitterness is well-balanced with the malts which also have a smoky/toasted grain to it almost like buttered bread. So far I am quite impressed with the not-so-subtle flavor, aroma, and visual characteristics of this brew.

Mouthfeel-It is medium-bodied and sweet, but not syrupy. It has a sticky component and a lingering caramel/pine partnership with a tinge of citrus. It is so pleasant if you pay close attention. If your palate is idiotic, then you won’t enjoy the most fine subtleties of this brew that are quite obvious to my advanced palate.

Overall-This beer really did surprise me. I started out doubtful, but even with a slightly old bottling date I was very impressed with the finer qualities of this beer. I drink for the experience and not the buzz (but the buzz is a plus of course, LOL), and this brew has it all. It is well-balanced and enjoyable. It is sweet but not too much. It is hoppy and bitter but finishes clean and the flavors are well integrated. Cheers, Titans!

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

Near perfect. Great citrus smell, with a bit of pine. Same with taste with a touch of pepper and a good amount of bitter that sticks with you. Get this as much as you can.

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Photo of Dikfour
4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Billowing off white head has sticking power. Beautiful lacing. Hazy pale amber in color.

Smell: Wild flowers, pine and citrus. Really dank hops and a funky malt profile.

Taste: Super piney. Lots of Citrus. Bitter, but well balanced by the caramel malt.

Feel: Big perfect body. Carbonation and alcohol perfectly numbs. Perfect.

Overall: Some how I always forget about Titan but I'm always very happy when I rediscover it. It really is the baseline I judge a lot of other West Coast IPA's by.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice color, stunning head - 6 inch head! Very persistent! Almost magical!

Not especially aromatic.

Taste is on the dry side of bitter - similar hop profile as Sculpin IPA, but more dry, less easy to drink. Improves significantly as it warms beyond frig temperature.

Mouthfeel is fairly awesome - very rich. Perfect carbonation - small, not too much.

Overall, an IPA with some definite high points, but I prefer a different flavor profile.

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Photo of milehighhop
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

floral, citrus very crisp ipa, nice flavor easy to drink
subtle pleasant aroma
cloudy goldish in color with very light tan head
really enjoyed it, one of the better IPAs I’ve had

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Photo of jacksdad
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really interesting for an IPA. Do not get me wrong, I love IPAs, but they can get kind of boring, hoppy, bitter, strong as heck...check. That's why I love them, simple.

This one is a little different starts like an imperial with a big hop taste and then has a sweet almost cream ale like finish. Very nice.

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Photo of Enuflur04
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm no sommelier when it comes to beer, I like what I like! Smell, mouthfeel and look don't matter much to me (unless either is really horrible) , it's the taste that counts!
This IPA is fairly bitter to me but I've had more bitter. I like the piney term I've seen on here, describes this beer well. I used to like IPA beer but I think I have grown out of it (I rated it one point higher in taste due to this!)
Look: Looks like a beer, foamy on the top. I don't care about the lacing and other stuff but maybe I will later if I learn more and find out that the appearance has an effect on taste, what I do care about.
Smell: Smells how it tastes, piney.
Feel: I don't care enough about this factor unless the beer 'felt' really good or really bad going down. Heh, this one feels like a beer! Less watery than the normal adjunct beers I like.
Overall: I find this IPA to taste like an IPA. More on the bitter end of beer, to my taste, but not overly so.

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Photo of tarkulich
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured as a golden color with a hint of copper. Moderate white head that left a nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Piney nose with some of floral notes. The taste of the hops and malt are almost perfectly balanced in this beer. The malt brings a bit of caramel to the party, while the hops are piney without being overbearingly so. It has a medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, leaving me with an almost creamy sensation.

Not the kind of IPA I typically reach for, but I really enjoyed it and would definitely buy it again.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

#193 Beers of Fame

12 oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled on Feb 27, 2015.

Amber colored, clear, with a fluffy head. Finally, a beer with some great lacing as it leaves rings along the side of the glass! Pine and citrus hit the nose, followed by a touch of malt sweetness. Bitter and dry finish with the pine really coming through in the flavor. Chalky, almost chewy mouthfeel. A well balanced, medium bodied India Pale Ale that doesn't overpower.

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

A: clear; bronze in color; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: pine, earthy, floral, caramel;

T: earthy for a moment; caramel comes in quickly; mid-palate is a little sweet; as the flavor fades, the earthiness and caramel are balanced; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very nice representation of the style;

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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