Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
1,457
Ratings:
4,112
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
19.36%
 
 
Wants:
219
Gots:
713
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 1,457 | Ratings: 4,112
Photo of Jacobob10
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

#193 Beers of Fame

12 oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Bottled on Feb 27, 2015.

Amber colored, clear, with a fluffy head. Finally, a beer with some great lacing as it leaves rings along the side of the glass! Pine and citrus hit the nose, followed by a touch of malt sweetness. Bitter and dry finish with the pine really coming through in the flavor. Chalky, almost chewy mouthfeel. A well balanced, medium bodied India Pale Ale that doesn't overpower.

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

A: clear; bronze in color; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: pine, earthy, floral, caramel;

T: earthy for a moment; caramel comes in quickly; mid-palate is a little sweet; as the flavor fades, the earthiness and caramel are balanced; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: very nice representation of the style;

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Photo of E-McFarden
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pristinely clear and amber in color with creamy off white head, brilliant lacing. Piney aroma hops paired with caramel scents, but this smell has more depth in the malt profile than the normal American IPA. The taste mirrors the smell with an initial bittering hop profile followed by a full bodied and robust caramel malt flavors. The taste stays strong on the palate with fruity bittering hops in the aftertaste. Poured correctly this one has lower carbonation than most, and balances nicely with the flavors in the beer. Overall this one is quite a good brew.

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Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Pours clear amber under a 1” off white clingy foam cap.
S: Fresh bread, resin, citrus.
T: Starts with bready malt with a light sweetness and then citrus, light fruit, orange, and a citrus rind bitterness.
F: Soft on the mouth with a medium body.
O: A well balanced IPA that is chocked full of flavor.

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Photo of kgammell1
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Normally I like IPA's with a dominant citrus profile instead of malts like this one but it really works. So smooth with the fruit and zest more in the nose than in the taste. Very nice. Someone's was right, more pale ale than IPA.

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Photo of 57md
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with almost a finger of head. Some citrus but otherwise, the flavor profile is fairly bland. The finish is not terribly hoppy either.

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Photo of Kyseber
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber jade color, large carbonation bubbles, thin head leaving small lacing sticks whence consumed.
S: Predominantly malty.
M: Crisp then syrupy. Mouthfeel perhaps best attribute.
T: Definitely malt over hops on the palate. This however is not a bad thing. It is a fine brew to pickup at a Walmart where I've seen it to be one of the better craft brews in there selection. If it was between this and sweet water iPa for instance, I'd reach for the Titan.

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Photo of Ohiolager
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

At first i liked this IPA. But after Having an ohio IPA, i find this a little bland and boring. More like a pale ale than an IPA if you ask me. The best part is the crisp clean slightly over carbonated mouth feel. I feel the hops are too weak making the malts more prevalent. Overall i enjoyed this brew, but i would never take it over a rhinegeist or madtree IPA or any ohio IPA for that fact.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was mediocre for me. Smooth, dank, piney, resinous, little carbonation, minimal lacing, no head. Slight presence of alcohol.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of buzzarooski
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

AWESOME job Great Divide...This Delicious, Hoppy, Powerful yet Smooth, IPA is at the TOP of my current favorites list. Nothing but good things to say about this GEM! I would recommend it to anyone who truly LOVES quality....REMEMBER The Titan!!!!

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours clear and amber with a thick head. nice looking IPA.

smell is good, maybe some honey in this. sweet malt/hop aroma.

taste is good, has a heavy honey malt flavor. more sweetness than i expected but not bad at all. not super bitter but easy to drink and has a good flavor.

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Photo of JeffBlue
3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Draft revisted, Barrell House 101, Ventura, 2/16/15) This one knocked my socks off back in 2012 at the Beer Authority in New York. Subsequent tastings have let me down somewhat.

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Photo of HarpuaCritz
4.69/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Piney and resinous start. Sweet rich maltiness with medium body. Herbacious hop character with a hint of woodiness on the finish. Fantastic flavor arch with lots of complexity and perfect harmony of flavors.

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Photo of IPAGeorge
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint

A. A nice golden orange color quite opaque. 2 finger cream colored head that seems to have some nice retention. Very nice lacing.

S. Aroma is piney and sweets malts.

T. Nice banana or pear hop flavor with some pine and bitterness in the aftertaste. Very nice flavor on this IPA. Glad I picked it up.

M. Medium body. Light carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

O. Very nice IPA. Great flavor. Looks nice. Would definitely but again.

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Photo of Dr-Jan-Itor-
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is still a mystery to me in some ways. I've enjoyed 4 6-packs now and still have only one thought: this is a damn good beer, but it's just not memorable.

There's nothing wrong here - fantastic balance, good taste, and quite enjoyable. I just don't go nuts when I see it in the store though. This is like the smart, pretty girl next door; she's outstanding, but that last little spark of excitement that makes her 'the one' isn't there.

Definitely pick this up if you see it. But it falls just short of being elite.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color, with a medium-large dirty white head, which retains fairly well.

Smells of sweet citrus, and floral notes. Quite a bit of pine as well.

Taste is surprisingly subtle, but the citrus and pine comes out well. It almost feels more like a West Coast take on a traditional EIPA, than a conventional all-or-nothing West Coast IPA. Feel is very light, and taste is delightful.

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Photo of leantom
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My introduction to Great Divide. Here goes:

A: Mediocre. Nice orange-amber, but little carbonation and a small head that dissipates immediately. The beer is clear, however, and it leaves a lot of lacing.

S: Pretty subtle, but this may be because the beer was bottled over four months ago. Light pine, grapefruit and some caramel, the latter of these obviously from the malt. Obviously a WC IPA. However, the scents were relatively faint and subdued - I had to really stick my nose in the beer to smell it.

T: Good, but nothing special. Good mix of grapefruit, pine hops and caramel malt. Leaves a partially sweet caramel presence at the back of the palate; hops aren't that astringent.

F: Very good. Nice and sticky.

O: Solid beer, but there are better options.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nice Amber color, half inch thick white head, with nice retention and lacing.
Smell: Aroma is flowery, and citrusy, with some light pine notes and just a light sweet malt tinge.
Taste: Piney up front, with a nice citrus flavor, and a good malt backbone.
Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, with a nice crisp dry finish.
Overall: I really like this beer, this one was pretty fresh, bottled three weeks ago, I'll definitely seek this one out again.

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Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nice Amber hue with off white creamy head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste piney up front and finishes off with a mild citrus sweetness, with a mild dry bitterness. Just right, not overwhelming. I definitely be drinking more of these.

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Photo of SteveB24
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

look-Pours a gorgeous amber with a nice, sticky, white head that retains nicely, a steady stream of bubbles reinforce the nice head.
Smell-Pine, hop funk, green peppercorns, light fruit
Taste-Pine and dank, hop funk in the beginning but the finish is filled with light fruit like apples, pears, and a hint of tangerine.
Feel-crisp,quite carbonated,finishes moist but not overly juicy.
overall-very impressive IPA, a nice take on the non-fruity IPA.

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Photo of BBMuffins
3.04/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks nice, and I've enjoyed other Great Divide beers in the past, but something feels off about this one. They must utilize some type of hops that I'm not a huge fan of. I like some IPAs, but this one is a bit too piney for my tastes. Didn't smell fantastic, either. Overall, fair. It's not disgusting, but I didn't enjoy it enough to buy more.

A little disappointed.

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Photo of InkedinRi
3.09/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I'm not crazy about this ipa.. Has world class numbers.. How I'm not sure. Looks nice in the glass.. Small was off setting.. Taste was really mild. Overall not a bad beer but would not buy again.

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Photo of tjc76
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For me, this is the OG! Had my first taste of this many years ago and I always come back to it. This beer is paired perfectly with a long, July mountain bike ride in the desert, or an eight hour day of shoeing colts in February. There are many great IPA's out there, especially in Colorado, but this is as good as it gets.

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Photo of Alpha309
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 can into a pint glass

Pours a golden to light caramel in color. About 2 fingers of a white foamy head that lingers for quite a while.

Nose is dominated by pine. Undertones of fresh cut grass and very minor hint of citrus. A cracker scent is also detectable.

Upon entering the mouth, a pine flavor dominates and fills the mouth. Grass and a small lemon flavor follow and compliment nicely.

Very light and bubbly in the mouth. A little on the lighter side, but good mouthfeel overall.

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Photo of curasowa
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear, copper color with one finger of thick, white head that fades slowly with a nice curtian of lace.

Aroma: Bready, caramel malt over some spicy, citrus and pine hop notes

Taste: Creamy, chewy, sweet malt backbone with pronounced bitterness right off the bat, becoming quite bitter towards the finish. Bitterness is piney and resinous. A little malt sweetness pokes through on the finish with the bitterness lessening in intensity but still lingering.

The Rest: A great IPA. Balanced yet assertive without any harshness.

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Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
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