Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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4,191 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
Ratings:
4,191
Reviews:
1,474
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
234
Gots:
764
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,191 |  Reviews: 1,474
Photo of brentblack1
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of shoretaxi
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of billybob
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of yamar68
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright, hazy gold with a finger of short-lived head. Decent lacing. Well balanced hop presence - soft citrus, subtle pine, more approachable than pungent. The taste showcases an underlying malt base, frosted with a cloying hop bite that won’t offend. Comparatively drinkable for its genre. Good beer.

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Photo of markcp
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of hero27
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle. Bottled 9/05.

Clear orange/amber color. White foamy head that holds really well. Fresh floral hop aroma. Very bitter taste, even for an IPA. The huge IBUs somehow blend very smoothly into this one, and creates one remarkably drinkable IPA. Very similar to their Fresh Hop Pale Ale, but with some additional hops to boost the flavor. I've had the bombers as well, and I thought the 12oz bottles were just as good. No noticeable lack in quality moving to the smaller container, still a fantastic brew.

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of CloudStrife
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle on Aug 23, 2012.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a 1 finger dense white head. Just a little bit of visible carbonation. Pretty much lacing down the entire glass.

S: Hoppy aroma, citrus and pine. Certainly a malt backing on this too, really rounds it out. Almost a spiciness from the hop.

T: Starts with a bitter piney hop taste that is quickly balanced by some good sweet malts. Lingers with a smooth roasted blend of malt and a fresh piney hop. Impressive.

M: Medium body with low carbonation. Has a nice nectary mouthfeel without being too sticky. Real easy drinking

Overall a beer I wasnt expecting to be so good. Has the mouthfeel of an amazing IPA with the well balanced taste of a smooth drinkable IPA. Isnt a hopbomb but instead something you could drink all night.

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Photo of Goldfishman
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of TheRuss9585
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JellyJacket
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Rastacouere
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apricot coloured, filmy yet lacing white head. Lots of floaties give it an appealing cloudiness. Yeasty aroma is gently mellowed despite the massive hoppiness. A good dose of caramel malt plays the lever here and blends along to bring out a subdued fruitiness and earthiness. Quite resinous hops profile, very herbal and sappy, potent if a bit astringent in their high level of dryness. Growing bitterness with every sip, mouth coating. Comfortable texture, medium body, apparently gently carbonated though it bites if you keep it too long. Fairly typical, but still good above average stuff.

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Photo of MattSharpless
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kirok1999
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy light copper with a great white, sticky head. The head covers the brew through the whole 12oz pour. Smells nicely sweet and hoppy. Citrus, pine, grass.
Taste is more of the same. Very smooth and creamy, hops command in the start, sweetness comes through in the finish to compliment the hop bitterness.
Very nice IPA, one of my favorites.

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Photo of warpig372
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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

Served on-tap in a pint glass. Slightly hazy light orange color with a small white head, obviously due to the tap pour. A little lacing along the glass.

Nice aroma. Some definite citrus being dominant, orange, a little grapefruit. The hops are singing "drink me, drink me."

OK, so I drink them...wow, great flavor. This is a very tasty IPA. The hops are very balanced with a sweet malty, caramel taste in the end. I could have quite a few of these.

Very drinkable. I will definitely seek this out in the bottle for a regular addition to my stash.

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Photo of lccrunchy
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kadonny
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap at TJs in Paoli into a nonic pint glass.

A: A deep amber orange color with a one finger off white head. Nice full glass lacing.

S: Citrus hops with a deep malt sweetness. Great nose.

T: Citrus hops with orange, lemon, grapefruit and tangerine with a lighter grassy hoppy flavor. The deep caramel sweetness melds in with the hops to provide a very balanced beer. The sweetness does not back down and finishes out the beer with the hops bitterness and bite coming in to help finish off. A very hoppy beer that stays balanced and seems less hoppy than what it is. Nice.

M: Medium and maybe even a bit thin. I would have liked the hops and bitterness to linger and be more prickly. I think the malt really smooths things out in this beer.

D: High, these are way drinkable and enjoyable.

Overall this is another beer that didn't taste like the bottle. I actually liked the bottle a bit better as it seemed hoppier to me. Still, this is a very solid IPA that I would drink anytime.

Update 12/21/2009. I purchased a keg of this beer based on my prior great experiences with it. Is it possible they changed the recipe? My review from my keg at home yields a beer that is much, much sweeter. The hops are overtaken quickly with a very sugary sweet malt flavor that finishes the beer out. Bitterness is lacking and the mouthfeel is syrupy. I'm feeling this IPA is too sweet for my liking. FYI keg is dated November 2009, so it's only 5 weeks old. Alas, I may end up trading this one in, I'm not sure I can drink the entire keg of this. Sad too, I used to love this beer.

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Photo of jk3
4/5  rDev -2%

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

Great Divide Titan IPA is a quality IPA that has many of the qualities of a DIPA.

A: Orange colour and a good 1 cm head that fades to some good lacing. 4.5

S: Piney hops with some hints of citrus. Yum. 4.5

T: Malty and quite sweet with grassy hops. There is a weird, bitter dusty flavour there too. The bitterness doesn't build much at all. 4

M: Slightly syrupy. Big. 4.5

O: 4.5

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Photo of williamherbert
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent puffy head. Looks hazy. Amber/light-orange look. Actually appears to be a tad light. Nice Milky Way rings of lace.

Nice, fragrant fruity hop scent. Hops are sweet and citrusy. Flowery perfume. Slightly bitter end.

Very nice flowery hop taste. Sweet but not cloying. Slight bitter bite at the finish, but not harsh. Fitting. A little more bitter as it warms.

Medium body, nice thick feel at the end swallow. Leaves a bit of a film (a good thing). Formidable but also not overpowering. A very nice, balanced IPA. Hoppy, but bitter/sweet. Repeats most welcome.

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Photo of Twal
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of HermitDan
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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