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Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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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Reviews: 1,459 | Ratings: 4,122
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/24/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate building dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of LateToThisParty
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into pint glass.
Vaguely cloudy medium-to-deep amber, nice white head, lots of foamy lacing.
Floral and fruity, like orange blossoms. (Being new to this game, I'm asking if that's "piney." I'm not tasting the resiny flavor I would call pine.)
Bready in front with citrus notes and a balanced, mildly bitter finish
Crisp, clean, and light; leans toward dryness
Nice overall balance. A easy IPA to like

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on November 14, 2015. Canned on Aug 25 2015. Look is bright copper, with a two finger head and sticky lingering lacing. Smell is pine resin and some sweet malt aromas. Taste is citrus fruit and rich malt notes. Feel medium in body with a nice balance of sweet malts and crisp hop bitterness in the finish.

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

Great Divide Brewing Co. Titan IPA. 7.1% abv.

A: straw amber with a thin film of retained head
S: some pine, a lot of malt.
T: sweet and malty with a bit of pine.
M: the best part. Fills the mouth with sweetness and juicy hoppiness. A boozy warmth lingers on the tongue.
O: a good beer, a malt forward easy drinking IPA. Hard to tell it’s 7%.

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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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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 4,122 ratings.
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