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Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA
4,222 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

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Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

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12oz. bottle served in a willibecker. Bottled on December 8, 2011 indicated on the label. Pours a semi-translucent amber with an orange hue when backlit. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in solution off the pour. Head is a loose, half inch, cream-colored and gradually recedes into a consistent frothy slick. Swaths and spots of lacing coat the sides of the glass during the tasting. Nose is somewhat bready to start, followed by citrus notes and candied fruits. Taste follows nose - backbone is fairly malty, candied fruit is a bit more subdued and there's a slight, easy bitterness that follows. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a pleasant, even carbonation and a slightly oily texture. Overall, I really like this beer. It is not an outstanding IPA and certainly not a hop bomb, but I really like the balance and the malt forward nature of this brew.

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A brownish amber with a medium off white head on the pour. Good lacing. Aroma and Taste of earthy floral piney hops, with a nice fruity citrusy bouquet, and a nice caramel malt. Palate is a medium body, crisp with good carbonation. Finish is caramel malt , earthy piney hops, resiny with some fruity citrusy floral notes ending with a sweet bitter hoppy bite for balance. Overall a good crisp balanced IPA.

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After their Nomad pilsner finally sealed the deal for my Great Divide love, I thought I’d give one of their most loved brews a taste. Titan IPA, here we go:

Brewed about six months ago (“Bottled on: SEP 21 2011”); yea, I know it’s an IPA, but I’ve grown tired of waiting for hoppier brews to come out this summer. I’ll take the age into consideration if there’s something jarring about the taste/nose.

A: Lightly hazy sunset-orange body, with only a short tan cream for a head. Still, it gets to a fizzy one or two fingers before it settles to a filmy retention. Lacing is here and there, webbed and thin. Not a lot of shine in the body, but enough to gleam when you reach for your glass.

S: Decent pine and citrus notes from the hops, but nothing huge or pungent – possibly due to the age, I know, but the scents that are there (however small) are enjoyable. Malts are mainly what’s on display, with carrot-cake spice and thick caramel front and center. Some gummy peach candy and earthiness peak out at the finish. Aromas are balanced, but not very complex.

T: Here’s where the hops make their appearance – these bitters are powerfully resiny, without a drop of grapefruit or floweriness. On the whole, though, I’d describe this palate as “bitter orange:” the hops mix right into a fruity malt to showcase an orange rind effect. Like the nose, though, there’s another thick malt flavor beneath all this bittering: toast. Good ol’ caramel malts, with a bit of a grainy pale malt leaning, leave the profile riding on tastes of bread crusts, toffee, and raisiny darkness that sticks to the tongue for a while. Finishes with that fruit stickiness, a touch of alcohol (vodka), and a tight pine crispness.

M: A bit flat, i.e. not incredibly bubbly but not mouth-coatingly thick. There is a touch of fizz at the very beginning of every sip, though, which is enough to keep it interesting.

O: Maybe a fresher bottle would show off a bigger, bolder nose; I hope so, because that’s one of the main things I love in a good IPA. Even without a mind-blowing aroma, there’s no doubt: this is still a good IPA. I don’t like it as much as Great Divide’s European-style offerings, but this still showed a wonderful lovability through its Americanized character. Now I’m curious to try Hercules…

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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