Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA
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4.06/5
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4,229 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

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Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,616
Reviews:
1,478
Ratings:
4,229
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.52
 
 
Wants:
237
Gots:
781
Trade:
3
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper-tinted amber in the tulip glass. Rather coarse carbonation. Kind of sweet and citrusy with some pineapple as well. Interesting aromatics but fairly flat in the flavor profile. A little fruit in the aroma, more orange in the nose. Hoppy with an increasing grapefruit rind flavor as you sip. Thoroughly bitter aftertaste. Sharp with that acid twang of many IPAs.

Label says bottled on: Oct 26 2011. You wouldn't think it would over the hill in just a few months, but that's the way it tastes. More cardboard than flowers.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MagicJeff
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter

A: Hazy copper. Nice finger head upon initial pour, dissipates pretty fast. Leaves nice lace on my glass.

Smell: Piney, some grapefruit and even green apple.

Taste: Sweet malts to start, then piney, bitter, almost metallic finish. Pretty enjoyable, hops and malts are balanced well.

Mouthfeel: Pretty run of the mill, don't taste much alcohol for 7.1%

Overall: Solid IPA from Great Divide, though I'd prefer the Hercules. Was expecting more hops and less malt, but this beer was certainly one that I would try again. Recommend trying.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. Picked up from my local beer specialist.

Poured into a Delirium chalice. A rich, hazy sunset hue with good carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding. Aroma of caramel malt with a dominant note of yeast, followed by aromatic hops and a whiff of alcohol in the background.

Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a hoppy bitter finish. Notes of aromatic citrus, mild pine and earthy yeast esters. A considerable dry bitterness upon swallowing, and a warming hint of booze. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy and pleasingly tingly, with good body. Rather astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops.

A decent American IPA, although the malt/yeast flavours are more prominent than in other examples that I've tried. The aromatic hops seem muted, but the bitterness certainly can't be ignored. The balance is pretty good - I'm left wondering if I should have kept the lees in the bottle. Drinkable and worth sampling if you have the opportunity.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (bottled 12/8/2011) into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy coppery amber w/ a 1-finger head that settles pretty quickly.

Aroma is like a watered-down version of Hercules (which I just drank) - fruity, a little caramelly, even a bit nutty which I usually get in stouts, not IPAs, but I'm really liking nonetheless.

Taste is also kind of like a watered-down Hercules. Caramel and bready malt, balanced by fruity bitter hops. This has a lot less of the piney, citrusy character I generally look for in an IPA - it's more middle-of-the-road between malt and hops. Sharp bitterness is certainly present, it's just not mouth-scouring hoppiness. Mellow and pleasant, drinkable - but a little boring.

Mouthfeel is clean and semi-dry. Drinkable. Maybe a little chewy.

Overall this is a little maltier than I like my IPAs. It's good, just not great.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of beck2008
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the get go this has a very bready smell and taste with some hop bitterness on the finish. Essentially it's a very malty IPA so for those who don't typically like IPAs then I'd say this is a good one for you to try. The smell was also very malty which was kinda surprising given that it says "aggressively hopped" beer. Usually if it's got a lot of hops then you can smell it right away. I'd say it falls a bit short if this is supposed to be an IPA. I'd say this tastes more like a very malty pale ale rather than an IPA. The lines between IPAs and APAs are very blurred in the market anyway. So if you really like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale I doubt you'd think this was a true IPA. That being said, I really like this beer even though it's barely an IPA.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,229 ratings
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