Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

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4,191
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4.08
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11.52%
 
 
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Photo of JohnnyChicago
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a conical pint glass.

A: Pours amber with an off-white head.

S: Smells of piney and citrus hops and sweetness.

T: Hops pop out here, but there is a surprising amount of malt sweetness. Not exactly a West Coast IPA, but definitely has its share of hops.

D: Alcohol is hidden and this one goes down easy. I wouldn't call it "dangerous" but it definitely sneaks up on you.

Overall: This is a nice little IPA. It provides a decent amount of hoppiness with a nice sweet backbone. It doesn't rise too far above the masses of great IPAs, but it is a tasty and reliably good brew.

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Photo of zoso1967
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I figured I had better get a review in of this since GD is pulling out of Michigan. Bottled on January 11th, 2011.

Titan pours a pretty standard medium amber with a pretty orange glow to it. The head is parchment in color with some nice tightly packed bubbles. It fades away to a thin layer that hangs around on top of the liquid. Lacing is excellent.

The aroma is wonderful with plenty of grapefruit and piney hops still present even with this bottle being three months old. Some more floral orangey aromas also make their presence felt, along with a nice bready and slightly caramel tinged malt presence.

The flavor of this brew is excellently balanced with resiny pine and grapefruity hops mingle easily with a nice malt backbone. Much like in the aroma the malt is bready and slightly caramel with just a touch of toasty quality. Bitterness is significant but not over the top. I know I said it was balanced, but it is definitely leaning towards the hoppier side of a balanced IPA.

The body is medium with a pleasant mouthfeel that has good carbonation. The finish is dry and hoppy just like it should be, with some hop bitterness lingering on the palate after swallowing.

Titan IPA is drinkable and enjoyable. It is a great representation of an American IPA and one that I will miss having access to. Luckily, if I am ever missing this brew I can just throw back some Two Hearted or Huma and feel okay about the whole situation.

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Photo of Duhast500
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Willis Tower pint glass.

The color is a clear gold with a finger of foamy white head ans some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is earthy with a resiny bitter flavor that also has a floral aoma.

The taste is a bit citris flavor with nice quiet bitterness that is not overagressive. The taste is also a bit flowery and sweet with a crisp malty flavor that gives a nice edge to this beer.

The feel of this beer is medium and goes down well with a nice drinkable feel. A well balanced beer that leans both was but keeps things managable.

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

You definitely smell the herbal, piney, citrus and a tad of grapefruit from the hops mixed with the sweet malts. It also has a very nice fruity smell as well. You get a bit of the citrus hop bite and then the caramel thick rich malts come in and then leave you with a grapefruit herbal piney taste and bitterness from the hops.

The body of this beer is rich and pretty full and the malt does shine through more than other IPA's. Its almost like an Amber IPA. Not to say the hops aren't strong flavorful and bitter though. This is a great balance of a beer.

They really know what they are doing over in Great Divide. This is an excellent example of how you can still have a strong american IPA without extreme bitterness. This is a definitely a winner.

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Photo of busterthecat
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated: feb 15th, 2011. poured into pint glass.

A- A nice deep orange amber. No head. light carb.

S- Smell is light but can pick out sweet oranges, a whiff of biscuity malt with a touch of pine. A light caramel sweetness.

T- Orange and piney hops. A very strong malt, that doesn't over power. Quite balanced. Malt has a slight caramel stickiness. Not overly sweet at all and really lets hops shine though in end and finish.

M- Hops tingle tongue a bit with their bitterness. Drying and a touch of resin. Medium body that lingers well.

O- A good IPA. A smooth drinker. The 7% can sneak up with how easy this goes down.

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Photo of harrymel
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottled: 2/16/11

A: Pours a ruby copper ale with excellent clarity. Single finger head of tight peanut foam dissipates in a minute to two. thin, but consistently sheeting lacing.

S: Pine needles, grass, soil. The hop profile here is very earthy to me. Nice movement from the citrus I have become so accustomed to of late. Caramel, munich malts come through at the back end. Maybe a hint of apricot.

T: Nice, solid malty beer with a healthy bitterness and hop presence. The beer is still piney with plenty of oily resin. Good flavor. Resonates on the palate.

M: Medium to heavy for the style with moderate carb. Good call. Feels heavy enough to slow me a down to an appropriate pace.

O: Very good, unique take on the IPA. Stong work as usual from a very solid brewery.

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Photo of riored4v
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3/18/11.

Poured in to a pint glass. Thin, off-white head that faded quick. Clear, amber colored body.

Smell had a nice grapefruit and piney aroma. Good maltiness with some light caramel.

Taste consisted of citrus and grapefruit hops upfront that turned to a mild, piney bitterness. Mellow, malty backbone gives enough sweetness but still lets the hops shine and be lightly bitter. Some light caramel and biscuit flavor.

Mouthfeel had a medium body, medium carb with a nice, dry finish.

Overall it was a good beer. Great balance of malt and bitterness.

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Photo of Gushue3
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Sits clear copper/ amber with little head and no lacing. darker for an ipa..

S- nice and hoppy. slight sweetness goes with the piney scent im getting. picking up on some malt too but hops dominate.

T- VERY citrusy. obvious grapefruit and citrus up front thats sweet and bitter. wow really wasnt expecting this sweetness. slight bitter sweet lingering

M- moderate carbonation on the tongue and medium mouthfeel.

O- I like this IPA, its different. I usually tend to go for the piney taste over sweeter ones. Absoltely a good beer, but i would more than likely be reaching for something else next time.

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Photo of CrookedStill
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter. Beautiful deep amber in color with a dense head that slowly falls.

Wonderful pine/grassy aroma dominates with a very slight citrus in the background.

The taste follows very closely to the nose. Pine upfront followed by bright citrus and malt sweetness. Finishes dry. Great balance between the hop bitterness and malt sweetness.

Mildly carbonated with a body that's "chewy" for an IPA. Very enjoyable.

Overall this has to be my favorite IPA and is now my "go-to" beer. Great Divide really knocked it out with this one.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of piney and grassy hops, with some biscuit malt mixed in. There is also a sweetness to the aroma. The flavor is heavy on the orange citrus with some pine mixed in as well. I get a little bready, biscuit malt. Low to medium bitterness and a slight bit of alcohol is detectable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of Jinholic
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice 3 finger head, cloudy orange and epic lacing!

Smell - Pine with hops and a bit of fruit.

Taste - Hops lots of hops clean after taste not bitter at all for a 7.10% ABV.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and clean for an IPA even with all the hops in the taste it doesn't have too much of a "hop bite" too it, finishes clean.

Overall - Nice IPA but not what I look for in one. Its a nice cross between an east coast and west coast IPA but just shy of a perfect 10. That said go pick this up and give it a go.

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Photo of Durge
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another nice find at Mikro in Hamden, CT this one shows a clear light copper color with a modest white cover and very nice lacing. The aroma is a very mild peachy wheat hop idea. Sort of weak by my nose. The flavor brings an orange citrus hop with lots of earthy grain, near peat-like qualities that temper the hop bite. It's a nice blend of caramel and leafy green ideas in a medium bodied brew with a fine, tingly carbonation. Decent drinkability though a bit more grassy than I'd like.

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Photo of Genuine
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a beautiful light amber in color with a 2 finger off white head that lingered for a while. It's beginning to leave some impressive lacing down the glass.

Smell - Right away, you get hit with some sticky piney delicious hops. Some citrus in the background. It's a very nice crisp aroma.

Taste - Lots of citrus hops in this one. Just a touch of grapefruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium. The carbonation is on point, medium sized bubbles, feel amazing.

Overall - This is a damn fine IPA from Great Divide. Definitely one of my favorite brewery's and I can't wait to see them back in CT.

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Photo of uustal
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale yellow/orange with a one-finger cloudy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of pine hops and a hint of lemon rind. Fresh, light, crisp hops to start. Good mix of semi-sweet citrus (grapefruit and lemon predominately) hops and semi-bittering pine resin. Mild sweet malt backbone goes well with the light, crisp nature of the beer. Some earthy tones and a bit of bitterness close the show. Nice compact flavor with great sessionability.

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

Poured an amber color with a one finger head that quickly formed into a little lacing.

Smell was of toasty caramel malts with some orangy copper and a touch of piny hops.

Taste was similar to the smell, I picked up some caramel maltiness that dissipated into a coppery orange with a pine bitterness to follow.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with a touch of dryness as the hops comes through (nothing mouth puckering).

Its a pretty drinkable beer and I know I would have like to had one more to really get the full affect.

Overall a good IPA but I definitely don't see myself using this as a go to beer.

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Photo of JesteR14
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Just what i like. A nice amber/copper colored beer.

S- Nice hoppy IPA, the style i love!

T- Nice hop taste and exactly what i enjoy in a hoppy IPA. No malts to tone it done, no citrus. Just fresh hops!

M- Smooth and light carbonation. But a great hoppy mouthfeel. taste it to believe me!

d- yum! One of my favorite IPA for sure..

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Photo of ramseye4
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A=Pours a cloudy yellow orange color with a one finger head with good retention and superb lacing.
S=Piney hops, some lemon and other light citrus fruit, very faint malt.
T=Floral hops, grapefruit, biscuity malt complements the hops very well. Very well balanced for an IPA.
M=Medium body, a bit watery in the finish
D=Typical of an IPA this is a very drinkable beer, I could get addicted to these

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

12oz bottle poured to a pint.

A- Pours a golden ocher color, with a thick rocky white head. Excellent head retention and lacing. After 30 minutes there is still 1/4 finger of head.

S- Piney hops are the predominant nose tickler. Aroma is dry and not very strong though.

T- Bright and light citrusy hops up front with a sudden rush of bitterness thats tempered by a grainy malt wave. Finish is dry. Bitterness is quite strong, but falls back to a tolerable level between swills. Oily hop flavor seems to cling to your teeth.

M- light on the tongue, with lower than anticipated carbonation. Still has the dry finish though which is unique and pleasant .

D- Very good in all areas, but nothing outstanding. Will certainly have this again, but doesn't have any extraordinary or unique characteristics that make me a Titan IPA zealot. Since this isnt widely available in Washington, theres plenty of other local IPA's of equal character and quality to assure i wont be missing out on any IPA heaven.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely clear orange color with a very white one finger head. The head dissipated down to a layer of fine bubbles on the top and leaves some sticky lacing down the sides.

S: Floral hops, some lemon, orange peel. and a little bit of grapefruit.

T: Extremely smooth, there is a nice citric flavor with some grapefruit as well as some pine The malt shows up as some caramel and a little bit of bread on the back end. Has a slight bitter finish, just to let you know that this is an IPA.

M/D: Medium bodied with nice carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Does not really dry out my mouth too much. A solid go to IPA.

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Photo of animalchin
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Transparent dark orange body allows the carbonation to be seen in action. The head consistently collects from the bottom. Nice lacing all around.

S - Sweet citrus mingled with strong malty toasty aromas.

T - A great mixture of sweet jagged malt with the quick acting bitterness of the hops. Really enjoying the two-sidedness of this beer. I'm not getting overwhelmed by one or the other.

M - Surprisingly heavy with some creaminess on the tongue.

D - My first beer from Great Divide is a great prime impression. Certainly a highly advisable beer for an IPA fan.

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

Amber color, clear. Good amount of carbonation. Head looks nice and thick.

Piney aroma, some citrus and caramel malts.

Piney hops up front, I get some touch of citrus and grassy. Sweet caramel malts at the middle, a little touch of buttery. Finish off a little dry herbel, slightly crisp. Well balanced. Medium bodied. 7.1% ABV is well hidden.

An awesome IPA.

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

Review adapted from notes taken 5/23/10

Appearance: Orange/copper with a nice head, looks like a solid IPA

Smell: Resiny hops, pine, some citrus in the background - toasted caramel malts for some balance

Taste: Very tasty - the hop profile is very interesting, with a lot of pine and resiny flavors - not a west coast hop bomb, but there is some citrus in the background - maybe this is past the peak of freshness - the malts hold up surprisingly well to the hops - chewy and biscuity - sweet flavors to complement the bitterness

Mouthfeel: Moderate body, on the smooth side

Overall: Very drinkable - a relatively balanced IPA that isn't exactly a taste bud destroyer

Every time I think about this beer I immediately realize that I should drink it more often. It's a solid offering. I was in Colorado last year and I am sad that I didn't have a chance to try this on tap. I had PtE though, so I can't complain about that trip...

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Photo of OlRasputin989
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass...

A: pours bright copper color with a large off white rocky head with great retention. After 5 or so minutes. the head is still thick and creamy with gooey lacing stuck to the side of the glass.

S: huge whiffs of pine needle and grapefruit peel as the beer sits on the table. when held to the nose, honeyed citrus fruits and grass dominate a miniscule biscuity aroma.

T: sweet, honeyed toast up front, then the hops slowly begin the assault on the tongue. Then sweet lemon, grapefruit, and orange flavors blend with a creamy orange marmalade cake icing sweetness. finish is very bitter with piney, grassy, and marijuana like flavors.

M: medium body with a slippery mouthfeel upfront then the hops kick in and this one becomes resiny and dry. just a bit to oily upfront for my liking

Overall, another great product from Great Divide. An ideal AIPA chocked full of sticky lacing, big hoppy aroma and flavor, and a drying finish.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger off white head

smell: caramel malts, hops

taste: malts, hops,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body, very smooth

drinkability: This is one easy drinker for an IPA. Not bitter or dry at all. Very nice.

cheers,

The CPJ

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Photo of betsona
2.52/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 2/8/11.

A- Clear golden amber. Off a moderate pour a finger worth of white head. Head quickly dissipated into thin lacing and slight bubbles around edge of glass. Light lacing on the glass. Moderate carbonation.

S- Hops with orange. A tangy orange smell. Burnt caramel with a bit of piney tone. Has a musky smell as it warms up.

T- A hit of malt--caramel--followed by even more sweetness. Primarily sweet malt that has some hay flavor. If hops were ever part of the brewing process, they don't turn up during the drink at all.

M- Medium body with good carbonation. Nice lingering of all the flavors. I wish the upfront taste was as pleasant the after.

D- With so many amazing IPAs out there I think I will pass in the future. If I see it on-tap, I will give it another go.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 4,191 ratings.
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