Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA
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4.06/5
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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

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Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,667
Reviews:
1,480
Ratings:
4,234
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.52
 
 
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Ratings: 4,234 |  Reviews: 1,480
Photo of DovaliHops
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: Nov. 3rd, 2010. Pours an almost-clear golden orange color with a small white head that disappears quickly. Scent is lovely with strong grapefruit aromas and sweet candy and even a bit of green apple. Hops are present in the aroma, but more sweet than hoppy. Taste is initially hoppy with great caramel flavors followed by grapefruit and citrus notes. Delicious beer! It end with some piney notes and hob bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat chewy, but crisp at the same time. Drinkability is high. I'm loving that Cali gets Great Divide now!

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Titan pours a hazy golden copper color with a tight, creamy, white head. Some big bubbles remain, but most of the head fades after a few minutes. Spotty lace forms webs on the glass.

Smell: Great aroma here - candied juicy grapefruit leads the sweet and hoppy charge. Pineapple and some other tropical fruits are present as well. A bit of caramel.

Taste: The flavor starts out sweet, with a touch of citrus. The juicy citrus grows, gaining hoppy momentum until some tropical fruits become involved as well. A light touch of alcohol sneaks in intermittently with the other flavors. Finishes mostly sweet, with a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very juicy, with lots of hop oil on the tongue. There is a good amount of carbonation here, but it drinks creamier more than anything. A fuller than medium body.

Drinkability: I love IPA's, and I particularly like the subset of juicy tropical / citrusy IPA's, so this is right in my wheelhouse. This will be added to my regular IPA rotation.

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Photo of eriknelson65
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first review, so it will be pretty simple.

I served it at home in a ceramic mug, so I wasn't really able to judge appearance. My first impression is that this is a good IPA for those that generally like the style. It's not as overwhelmingly bitter as most, so it's very drinkable.

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

Lively bubbles rise up to a dense, puffy white head. The beer is a dark shade of orange with maybe a hint of brown. Crystal clear, no haze. Was this beer dry hopped? We'll see...

The cap of foam that sits on top of my pint is so dense and frothy it obscures the hop aroma, only to be revealed when I swirl the glass. When I do, pine tree-like aromas escape. Assertive enough to be dry hopped. Most IPAs exhibit a floral character but not this one. Imagine the smell of a (non-fake) Christmas tree.

The taste is medium-sweet maltiness backed up by a solid backbone of hop flavor from start to finish. In fact it's amazing how both the malt and hops are able to compliment each other in this beer. Because it's an IPA the hops win, of course. But it's nice to see that the malt doesn't wimp out.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a golden amber with a lighter head with lacing and a bunch of bubbles. Not overly exciting in the looks department but...skin deep.

S-Kinda musty I guess. Like the previous review states. Definately an odd funky note to it. If it coincides with great flavor I will appreciate the different aroma but if not...

T-Nevermind, this beer is quite delicious. I was apprehensious at first with the nose, but after tasting this beer I am quite impressed. The beer smells like its from the earth. It tastes like liquid hops. Much better than I anticipated. It tastes hemp-like. Quite delicious.

M-Chewy. Sticky and good. Medium body. Carbonation completements the beer perfectly.

D-Ah Yes. Quite drinkable.

Very glad I tried this beer. Awesome. I wish it wasn't $13 a sixer. This would quickly become a fridge veteran.

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Photo of HopsNPot
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- a dark honey colored brew with nice head and spider-man lace (ha)
S- hoppy w citrus notes. piney is a good way to describe it.
T- solid hit of nicely rich malts flavor followed by a perfectly balanced hit of bitter hops.
MF- full mouthfeel with citrus, malt, and bitter hops.
D- very drinkable, especially if you love hops. great finish that coats the palatte and begs for another drink.

Overall, i like this brew, it is a solid IPA that is well balanced. Great Divide brewery (and colorado breweries generally) have made a great brew that keeps ya coming back. this even has a nice abv level of above 7% but you would never know it by taste, but you will after youve finished one. highly recommend this IPA

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Photo of JayS2629
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark copper with creamy thick head that dissipates quickly. Nic creamy rings of lace.

S- Faint hops. Bready, biscuit, earthy must. Grapefruits and pine. Caramel in background.

T- Sweet for an IPA. Sweet malty biscuit flavor, hints of pine and earthy tones. Notes of bitter grapefruit. Musty.

M- Medium body with slightly creamy feel. Nice hop bite in the middle. Slightly syrupy thick. Dry finish.

D- Nice balance, earthy pine hops and dry finish.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice big but containable head of two fingers, with large head soap bubbles of off white. Big bubbles and elevator music coming from the bottom up the glass. Deep gold of 24k quality with some minor cloudiness. No lacing upon finish. Excellent looking beer.

In terms of smell, good bread front with a fun "funk" character of burnt toast rye, funk sweet acorn squash, sweat even, musty like a winery, also dirt-soil.. big earth.

Taste comes up in a big raw barley sense up front good hop finish on the end. Extreme chew factor in palate with a VERY good body, mild grapefruit finish with minimal if any bitterness at all. ABV is totally hidden in this beer. Some slight wetness but not too much leaving a good solid drinkability for the consumer.

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Photo of Duff27
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Full one-fingered white head sitting atop a dark amber/red hued IPA. Difficult to see but there is a lot of effervescence and sediment in there. A plethora of lacing.

S- Slight citrus. Bready.

T- Sweet citrus. Pine. Just got a hint of vanilla?...wtf? Kind of muted overall.

M- A tad of the syrupy side. Adequate enough carbonation.

D/O- Overall, a little disappointed. Compared to other "top-tier A-" IPAs Ive had recently, this one falls short in the flavor department. I'd still like a few of these on any given night but not even close to Celebration, Finestkind, and the like.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.82/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a nice clear copper color with a decent head and medium carbonation from a 12 oz bottle with ABV and 'date of bottling' on the label. Aroma is predominantly hoppy with hints of sweetness, fruity esters and malts. Outstanding taste, a perfect blend of hops and malts, exquisite on the palate. This is IMHO one of the best IPA's around. The taste gets better as the beer warms up, with the oily pine flavor gelling perfectly with the sweet and malty aftertaste. Very good lacing along the walls of my glass. This is a perfectly balanced IPA and one has to indulge carefully, because this is definitely a highly drinkable beer. To reiterate, Titan IPA is hands down one of the best beers from Great Divide and truly a very delicious and fulfilling IPA. Highly, highly recommended.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The pour is a golden orange color with a finger's worth of white head.

S: The nose starts off with a big bitter grapefruit aroma as well as some solventy notes. I get a bit of a Lemon Pledge aroma to this beer. There's a touch of sourness and an undertone of bready malt.

T: A moderate bitterness with a pretty substantial malt character for an IPA. Some piney hops provide bitterness as does grapefruit and citrus peel.

M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation. The finish is pretty dry and bitter.

D: Wasn't really a fan of this one. It didn't have very many of the traits I usually look for in an IPA.

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Photo of stonermouse
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a Sam Adams glass.

Solid looking pour. Clean clarity for an almost perfectly golden body. Head is super-dense, almost like one of those foam mattresses. The head stays constant, and is marshmallow-white.

Aroma is strong and really nice. I get a lot of fruitiness with a little earth in the background. Nice sweetness.

The flavor belies the aroma, but is still outstanding in its own right. The hops are fairly piney, slightly grassy, with a super-bitter bite. Malts add a slight sweetness, but they don't quite balance out the bitter. Finishes wicked clean and dry.

Mouthfeel is nice, if only a bit too sticky at the later stages.

Drinkability is good, even if the flavor is a little intense. You gotta like the style to enjoy this one, but if you do, you'll crave getting this one again.

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Photo of YouSkeete
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: very opaque copper/orange. Large white head, takes a while to settle.

S: Very Earthy. Floral and piney notes stick out quite well. Heavy on the hops and the citrusy sweetness. I can smell some notes of honey malts also, gives it a nice smooth nose.

T: Fruity and hoppy. Sweet and extremely malty. The floral notes and the generous amount of malt give this brew an incredibly smooth drink. One of the most well-balanced beers i've had in a very, very long time. Alcohol is hardly present, it's almost entirely masked by the powerful punch of a flavor this guy has. Beautiful finish; not nearly as dry as a figured it would be.

M: On the milky side but not sticky or syrupy. Simply amazing. Medium carbonation, full body.

D; Phenomenal. One of my favorite IPAs

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Photo of Weebay
4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pumpkin/copper with a foamy white head that dissipates into some excellent sticky lacing.

S - Smells of pine and flowers. Hints of citrus.

T - Piney with a light citrus fruitiness. Dry malt finish. You can't taste the alcohol at all. A perfect amount of hops for a single IPA. Gives you a nice warm feeling in the stomach.

M - Thick and smooth. Perfect amount of carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer. The high alcohol is the only thing stopping this from being a session brew.

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Photo of djbreezy
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance - amber, tiny carbonation bubbles, foamy head that dissipates gradually, massive lacing and full on spots stick to the glass

smell - floral/pine hops, citrus, hops, sweet malt

taste - big pine with accompanying sweet malt followed by a resin/floral/citrus hop profile, big west coast hop taste/resinous

mouthfeel - high carbonation, foamy, medium/full-bodied, bitter finish

drinkability - highly resinous with some sweet malts to add complexity and breadth, a prominent west coast style ipa, strong resin which fatigues the senses around halfway through the beer

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Photo of BeerPhan86
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy copper in color with a BIG foamy white head. Great retention and sticky lacing.

S - Airy with notes of pine and flowers. Hints of citrus fruit.

T - Very piney with a light citrus fruitiness. Finishes dry and earthy with a slight bitterness. A bit of sweet caramel malt is present in the finish.

M - Thick yet smooth, but slightly undercarbonated.

D - Not very sessionable but this is a decent IPA to sip on.

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Photo of PCBrewski
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: Cloudy copper to orange color, with a nice two finger head after a slow but vigorous pour. Good head retention and a lace that lasted all the way to the end

Aroma: Floural and Hoppy. Piney and some hints of citrus.

Taste: Hoppy citrus tingle on the tip of the tongue. Solid finish and after taste, great smack factor.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this beer from start to finish. Good cozy sips and yummy finishing tastes

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Photo of happilysurly
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: cloudy burnt orange with minimal head. Thick.
S: marmalade, honey, malt. Wort. Love it.
T: thick and malty. Tastes like it snarls smells with honey, marmalade, molasses. nice sweet balance.
M: thick, slight bitterness with a nice sweet balance.
D: I would most definitely drink this again, but couldn't do too many due to the thickness and heaviness.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I cannot believe that I have never reviewed this beer. But I guess I haven't, consider yourself ticked. Beer is orange with a mild hazy and a huge head of white small bubbles that completely coats the glass with lace. Carbonation moderate to low. Looks good.

Sweet aroma, piny and citrusy, citrus wins, could have been bigger. I wish I knew when this was bottled.

Beer is chewy with body and moderately bitter in the back with a lingering aftertaste of citrus and mild sulfur. It's a little sweet up front but it's not cloying or overly malty. It's a decent IPA, but I think it's a little too sweet and a little too sulfury.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours copper with a lasting white head, nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus hops, black currant and some plums. Medium, tangy body. Piney, citrus hops balanced by strong malt presence, with hints of fruit and alcohol. Long and balanced finish. Outstanding, I would say bordering on DIPA, brew

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Photo of StarshipPoopers
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - amazing head, very frothy and huge retention. I did a light pour and produced 5 fingers of head that stayed around for several minutes. Great lacing too. Coppor colour with a white frothy head.

S - light and airy, floral notes and pine hops. Various light notes of fruits also come through in the smell.

T - Pine hops and a light fruitiness come through in the initial taste, the aftertaste is a rather dry but fruity taste that lasts for quite a while. Very slight biscuit taste afterwards hidden beneath the hops.

M/D - light body with a carbonated but smooth feel to it. Highly drinkable, the flavour remains interesting in its entirety.

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Photo of ztaylor1
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- lazy amber color with small eggwhite head that lingers for a while

Smell- piney hops and sweet caramel are the first things noticed but it soon releases a sweet pear aroma.

Taste- strong hops in front wiith a sweet caramel malt into a nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel- smooth but thick. Coats the mouth like honey. In a very good way.

Drinkability- good beer but I couldn't drink more than two.

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Photo of beagle75
3.19/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft pour into a shaker pint glass at Whole Foods in Tustin.

A: Clear, burnished golden color with one finger of white head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: This beer smells most strongly of honey, accented by herbal hop notes most similar to sage. There is some toast detectable amidst the more volatile flavors, but nothing here leaves much of a favorable impression.

T: Begins off-dry, with faint pine and floral hop flavors that are soon edged out as the middle arrives with acidic and soapy flavors. Bright, estery stone fruit also emerges in the middle but doesn't define the moderate bitterness present in the finish. Fortunately the soapy flavor diminishes as the palate becomes acclimated to the qualities of this beer.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and smooth on the palate, with light carbonation.

D: A lack of compelling qualities makes this beer fail to distinguish itself, after drinking it on two different occasions. While the most questionable qualities fade over the course of a glass, nothing but the the thick sheet of foam clinging to the glass is very much worth remembering. Here is a beer that could not live up to the glowing reputation attributed to it on this website and by its association to Great Divide.

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Photo of tweeder263
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a hazy dark golden beer, frothy one finger head.Smells nice and hoppy, not overpowering. Taste is surprisingly balanced for an IPA. Mouthfeel is decent, not to watery or chunky. A very drinkable IPA, may even be a good gateway IPA for a newbie.

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Photo of gopens44
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Super nice to look at, yellow with an orange tinge. Nice frothy head that leaves behind a thin layer of creamy bubbles and massive lacing.

S - very grainy, like the barley really comes out. A little floral as well, but it's rather buried.

T - Once again, grainy. A little more earthy in the taste, with some subtle nuttiness there.

M - well carbonated yet shockingly silky. Very nice across the tongue indeed. Lots of bitter aftertaste.

This beer is nice enough. Not my very favorite IPA, but I enjoyed where they went with this. Not just a typical IPA, as they really seemed to put some work into setting this apart with a more mellow balance than I expected.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,234 ratings