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Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Titan IPATitan IPA
BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
4,221 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jon on 08-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,553
Reviews:
1,477
Ratings:
4,221
pDev:
11.58%
Bros Score:
4.52
 
 
Wants:
237
Gots:
778
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,221 |  Reviews: 1,477
Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tafyob41
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of AnalogErik
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
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 McNazz
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of kkazemi
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IPAIsaac
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of grumpygerman
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MisterClean
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Oregon brewer's dinner.

A - Poured orange with a 2-fingered white head. Dissipated moderately fast leaving nice lacing.

S/T - Grape fruit and citrus, with bits of honey.

M - Moderate bodied and hop dominated, which finished dry. Good.

D - Good overall, very sessionable. However, it does not necessarily distinguish itself from other IPAs.

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Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Blanco
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of geexploitation
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours crystal clear with a smallish head that fades to only a miniscule collar and some lace. Aromas of sweet orange peel, a hint of bitter chocolate and some doughy, yeasty bits. On the palate, fruity bitterness up front, then some herbal notes pop up that are a bit unusual and quite welcome in an American IPA. Quite metallic in the bitterness, especially toward the end. Big, juicy carbonation that fills the palate and thin, live-wire bitterness that has a rocky edge to it. This whole beer is filled with hard edges; there's nothing soft to the malts, hops, carbonation, nothing. In spite of that, it works. It's not a beer for everyday, but when you're looking for some good West Coast bitterness this will do the trick.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, a hazy copper orange, huge, massive, mountainous head. Ok, I just talked to my sister for 15 minutes, and the head is still an half inch thick. Amazing. Loads of lacing at top. Aroma is a classic hop bomb, lots of piney citric hops and a mellow caramel malt base, pretty decent. Taste isn't the overwhelming hop bomb, though it tastes like it, but more like an unpresumptuous hoppy guy with a really, really, really nice and smooth and just so little bit enough carbonation, and, well, nice. Overall, this isn't an IPA to worship, but to drink everyday for the rest of your life. What I can't believe? 6.8%? Can't even tell. A dangerous session, if you try it.

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

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle with a nice label explaining the specifics of the beer.

Appearance: Nice dark gold beer with low carbonation and nice lasting/foamy ivory head.

Smell: Sharp, simple piney and citrusy hops

Taste: Nice woodsy/piney hops up front, balanced very nicely by a light caramel/salty toffee presence.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and a bit slick

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: This is a very tasty IPA with good drinkability; it's almost sessionable but for the abv%...it's nothing special in that the flavors aren't remarkably complex, but it's perfectly-balanced and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of HopsintheSack
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of moonknight31
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Golden copper, thin wisps of soapy lace coat the glass. Fruity apple and citrusy in the nose, with a mellow, leafy hop note. Hops are the word in this one; not in a sense that they overpower the palate, but they do take over on the malts juuust a bit. Very close to balanced, though not as sticky with malts as I'd like it. Nonetheless, this hophead really isn't complaining. Soft plum notes contain a mild sweetness that balances the pinecone hoppy bitterness nicely. Mild carbonation bites the tongue initially, and just as quickly is gone. Alcohol? 6.8% you say? Nary a trace. Sessionable indeed.

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Photo of kbub6f
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One inch of pale, beige, thick, slow, sticky head sits on a clear, deep, copper beer. Slow carbonation. Thick, sticky rings of lacing. Total grapefruit-piney hops in the nose; fresh and sweet, too. Pine sap and grapefruit rind up front. Nice, fresh hop oil and a little sweetness. Middle is thick, full, darkish tasting, but still full of hops. Remains bitter hoppy right through the finish. Very bitter. This is a good, one-dimensional (maybe one-and-a-half), American IPA. There's a decent malt contribution, but it really can't compete with the hops. But it's a quality brew, and it does sweeten a little with temperature.

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Photo of Reaper16
2.95/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Now that I've noticed the label, it says it was bottled on the second week of June. It seems this IPA is a year old. [EDIT: please consider this review as pertinent only to aged bottles of this beer. These scores are not indicative of a fresh bottle]

Pours a archetypal IPA orangeish with a soapy, one-finger cream head. Lacing is similarly soapy. That's all I have to say about it; excellence is simple many times.

Smells of caramel, syrupy malts first and foremost. Uh oh; this beer is past its prime for sure. Some earthiness, presumably the dying gasp of the hops peeks through at times.

This old bottle of Titan doesn't taste nearly as poor as I imagined it would. Sweet, sweet biscuit flavor throws itself all over the palate. The hops aren't altogether dead; there is a tamed version of the floral quality that I so like in Great Divide's Hercules Double IPA. Ghosts of bitterness on the finish make way into an odd, medicinal astringency. This was actually pleasant in a way until the very end of the finish. I'm not pouring this, which is encouraging.

Silky and fair-bodied, the mouthfeel contributes to making this ancient bottle tolerable. As far as drinkability, I couldn't recommend a sixer of this or anything. But its nice enough in an "I-like-beer" sort of way for this one bottle.

Overall, this year-old Titan is not a good beer. But is pleasant enough to drink and I'm sort of glad that I had the chance to taste this. Obviously, you would rather get your hands on a suitably fresh bottle instead on one bottled a year ago.

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Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally, the great Titan!

Pale gold copper color / clear / nice head – foamy and nice and sticks around for a nice long while

I smell American hops – citric and floral – and nicely balanced with sweet malt – roasted and toasty, fresh and enticing.

Good balance. Sweet malt – dense and sweet toasty and floral citric (grapefruit) and bright American hops. So much hop! A little dry and puckering from the crap-load of hops – but still balanced in my book. Finishes dry with some hop flavor.

Medium bodied and smooth with a little thickness. I could go for a little more carbonation though.

This is how an American IPA should be. Excellent I say! Kudos to Great Divide. Looks great and 6.8% ABV – whoop!

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Okay verry grassy with little pine

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Photo of e30todamax
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 4,221 ratings
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