Titan IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

Titan IPATitan IPA
BA SCORE
84.1%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 4,209 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:
#2,450
Reviews:
1,477
Ratings:
4,209
Liked:
3,539
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
11.58%
Alströms:
4.52
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
772
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,209 |  Reviews: 1,477
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy orangey color ale with a big white foamy head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is well balance with big caramel malt. Taste is a mix between sweet malt with some citrus and bitter hops. Body is above average and the beer is not filtered which I appreciated.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Appearance: Surprisingly dark amber with a good haze to it. Head retention is excellent, leaving plenty of lace as the glass empties.

Smell: The nose is all pine and fresh flowers, and what a nose it is. Tons of hop aroma with essentially no malt presence to muddle things up.

Taste/mouthfeel: Even parts semi-sweet crystal malts and floral, slightly herbal hops. The malt flavor is quickly taken out of the mix as hops begin to take over the palate, though they're never aggressively bitter. The floral character continues on through the finish, meeting a mild resiny bitterness that's surprisingly clean overall. The mouthfeel is fairly light and dry, though it almost reminds me of an amber.

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/24/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, apricot, pineapple, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Large amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, apricot, pineapple, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate building dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mothman
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium Globe glass.

Color is hazy bright golden orange. Pours a nice fluffy head with great retention, leaving nice lace rings.

Smell is of grapefruit citrus and floral hops. Taste is quite similar, with bready malts. I also taste slight carmel and alcohol was heavily present.

Mouthfeel is slightly bitter, not as bitter as I was expecting. It mellows out really quickly and leaves a sticky aftertaste.

Overall, this is a pretty good ipa. I really enjoyed it and definitely would recommend it.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Great Divide's Titan IPA pours a very deep amber body that borders on becoming copper. It's clear, and tiny bubbles can be seen steadily streaming upwards. The frothy off-white head holds remarkably well and leaves impressive lace about the glass.

Piney and citrusy hops greet you in the nose amidst a soft blanket of sweetish caramel malt. It's very nicely balanced and welcoming, sometimes exhibiting hints of lemon along with the usual grapefruit and delicate pine.

The hops return in the flavor right up front, followed by sweet malt, and then a solid bitterness that ushers in a dry finish. The hops linger, mainly grassy and piney, as does a bit of the supple, biscuit-like maltiness.

In the mouth it's medium bodied with a decidedly dextrinous edge, and creamy smooth with just a delicate zest on the tongue from its fine-bubbled median carbonation.

Rich and malty, but balanced by hop flavor and bitterness, this one is sure to please! It's not overly-done with bitterness, or hop flavor or aroma, or strength. Nor does the malt simply act as a base for the hops. Everything works together as one, yet all of the components stand out on their own - a very solid, well-structured IPA. Nicely done!

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Photo of chinchill
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2 12 oz bottles, one of which was well past best by date bur still rather good.

A: cloudy golden-amber color with a modest size but somewhat durable bone head.

Both caramel malt and hops. Citrus, herbal and earthy notes. Unfortunate slight sour note in the nose does not re-appear in tasting. The flavor is more fruity and leaves a lingering grapefruit aftertaste that relatively low in bitterness.

O: clearly a good IPA. But even the (presumably but undated) fresh bottle did not live up to the many rave reviews.

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of oberon
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Still another big winner from Great Divide,a slightly hazy copper/orange with a tight one finger head on top that settles leavinga ring of lace behind.Very piney aromas with a touch of lemon/citrus very intense and in your face,very resiny flavors along with pine but there is some balance going on a big caramelly malt backbone mingles very nicely and holds up very well to the huge dose of hops.Another great hop gem from Great Divide they rock.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a tulip glass. The color is a moderate golden-orange color with a short white head and not really any lacing. The nose is nice with some floral and piney hops. There is a bit of pale malt and works well all together. The taste is a bit of a drawback with some pale malts coming through and a bit of light hopping. Good bitterness on a medium body. Drinks quite well and ends up being a nice all-around brew.

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

A: Pours a crystal clear golden orange to copper in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall beige head that quickly reduces to a thin film with a single thick patch and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: There is a light sweetness to the aroma with some hints of lighter fruits (pear and green grape). There is a heavy presence of both floral and pine hops.

T: The taste definitely follows the smell for this beer, it starts with some sweet caramel toasted malts and light fruits (pear and green grape). After that, the hop characteristics really come through with both floral and pine hops contributing to the bitterness. There is a mild hop bitterness but it does not really linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and a very slight amount of chewiness.

O: I find this to be a very approachable and easy to drink American IPA. This beer is definitely one that I would enjoy a couple of during a session though I think the bitterness and higher ABV would not make this a session beer. There is a nice complexity to the smell and the taste and a very nice balance between the sweetness and the bitterness.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 2/4/07 at Pitcher's Pub in Cumberland, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light copper color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a decent lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a well-blended combination of hops, citrus and caramelized malt.

T: Just as with the smell, the taste is very well-balanced with flavors of hops, citrus sweetness and caramelized malt. Eventually the hops flavor wins out, but it's not over-powering. The after-taste is hoppy and sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down easily, it has a good kick to it, not very filling, good representation of style, this one is well worth sticking with for an evening.

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Photo of nickfl
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - The beer pours with one finger of white foam on a slightly hazy, orange-brown body. The head settles pretty quickly but leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Pine and grapefruit hops with bready malt and some caramel in the background.

T - The beer starts out with citrus hop flavors and some toasted malt. A bit of toffee appears in the middle along with some more toast. The hop character focuses more on pine in the finish along with moderate bitterness and more toasted malt and dry caramel.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A nice IPA with lots of hop character and a strong backbone of malt. The most prominent hop note is pine, backed by a little bit of grapefruit. This works nicely with the dry, toasted malt and there is just enough sweetness to keep the toast from becoming acrid in the finish. Very drinkable.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Photo of mactrail
3.03/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Copper-tinted amber in the tulip glass. Rather coarse carbonation. Kind of sweet and citrusy with some pineapple as well. Interesting aromatics but fairly flat in the flavor profile. A little fruit in the aroma, more orange in the nose. Hoppy with an increasing grapefruit rind flavor as you sip. Thoroughly bitter aftertaste. Sharp with that acid twang of many IPAs.

Label says bottled on: Oct 26 2011. You wouldn't think it would over the hill in just a few months, but that's the way it tastes. More cardboard than flowers.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange color with off-white head. Aroma has some generic hoppiness and some orange peel. Taste is classic, hoppy, resiny, light malt presence, medium bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. Really classic IPA but a bit too generic.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Philadelphia Bar & Restaurant, Philly, PA

Cloudy orange-amber pour, with a finger or so of frothy white head; decent retention and lacing. Citrusy hops on the nose, underlying malt sweetness, and a bit of acetone. Homebrewish. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing. Taste is expectedly hoppy, yet a bit dulled down by a pervasive breadiness, notes of citrus pith and pine, for a drying bitter finish. Medium body, and not a bad selection overall.

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

Color is copper with a decent level of carbonation. The tall head is off white and creamy. Aroma is of a strong, fresh piney hop atop a sweet malt base. Initial flavor is of strong hop flavor, a nice citrissy-pine mix. The sweet underlying malt flavor fleshs out Titan nicely. Bitterness is moderate for the style. All in all, the full-flavored, fresh taste of Titan make it a winner.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish shaped pint glass. Poured amber in color with a fluffy white head on top. It had decent head retention and left very good lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a good amount of piny hops present with a little malt sweetness in the background. The taste is hoppy but it also has a decent sweet malt backbone to it. The hops seem to show more of the pine character then they do the citrus. The malt sweetness also displays a little caramel to it which is a nice balance to the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinkability is decent, it had some good flavors and went down easy but I wouldn't say it's high on my list of favorite IPA's. Overall I found it a pretty average IPA, it was decent but not something that really wowed me.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Titan IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.1% out of 100 with 4,209 ratings
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