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Lost Continent Double IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Lost Continent Double IPALost Continent Double IPA

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very good

380 Ratings
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Ratings: 380
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grand Teton’s Double IPA was born in our renowned Cellar Reserve program. Fans of our Double IPA and XX Sweetgrass demanded we brew the style on a regular basis. In response, we created Lost Continent in 2009 and updated it for 2010. This year's version is brewed with well over three pounds of hops per barrel in the kettle and another half-pound per barrel of “dry hops” in two additions during conditioning. A revised fermentation program has produced a more traditional Double IPA flavor profile--drier, less malty, more hoppy.

We use only American Pacific Northwest hops. Galena hops are added early in the boil for smooth, balanced bitterness. We add Columbus, Centennial and Amarillo later in the boil for flavor, and Columbus, Centennial and Simcoe in the whirlpool for aroma.

For even more aroma, we dry-hop with Summit, Columbus, Amarillo and Cascade hops in the conditioning tank, and dry-hop again right before bottling with whole-flower Cascade hops. The result is fruity, floral and complex, with notews of tangerine zest and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.

Idaho 2-Row Brewers’ Malt and German CaraHell and Vienna malts give this ale its lovely pale copper hue, with flavors of orange marmalade and dried apricots, supported by a strong backbone of hoppy bitterness.

90+ IBU

(Beer added by: illidurit on 05-09-2009)
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Photo of Hoptometrist


4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a tulip glass.

A- Poured a hazy orange color with off-white soapy head with big bubbles that left webbed lacing.

S- Huge pungent grapefruit, piney, and orange citrus notes. Lots of huge juicy hop character in the aroma, very strong and aromatic.

T- Lots of sweet and juicy grapefruit, big piney hops, orange citrus, dankness, and some tropical fruit notes. Very pungent, juicy, and lots of sweetness for a DIPA, but pretty low bitterness for the style.

M-Prickly carbonation, fuller bodied, some warming, semi-dry finish, and slightly syrupy.

O- This is an intensely hoppy and enjoyable DIPA> Very concentrated hoppiness with lots of residual sweetness but not over the top.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2014 09:07:15 | More by Hoptometrist
Photo of laituegonflable


3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange colour, vibrant with fair translucency. Head is off-white, large bubbles but no real lacing. Nice, but not wonderful.

Smells mildly hoppy. Decent citric notes, touch of peach, but mostly just light, fruity hops. Bit sharp and a bit one-tracked, but otherwise pleasant.

Taste is brash and hoppy from the start. Quite American - citric, in your face, bit of fruitiness and then all acidity. Bit of English-style malt there to balance it, doesn't quite manage it though, and the American-ness takes over. How historically apt.

Bit of hop pull; decent body but not quite enough to temper those hops.

Nice IPA stylings. Decent palate, just a bit brash and harsh. Could be mellowed out a bit and I wouldn't be complaining.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 01:07:31 | More by laituegonflable
Photo of kagent777


3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Part of a four pack purchased while in Jackson recently. This had a bottled date of 7/25/13 and was poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Slight haze on a nice copper colored beer. The head rose to about a finger and then settled down to a persistent foam throughout the glass.

Smell: Fruity and floral hops spring out as soon as the bottle is opened. How would this have smelled fresh? A fairly strong caramel note hides in the background.

Taste: The taste follows the smell and is not as intense either. Also I wonder if age is a factor? Muddled hops, nothing too distinct, enough to pick out a variety. The caramel malt is somewhat one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: A certain slick oilyness that is quite nice. The carbonation is lower and soft.

Overall: I really need to try this one fresh, I suspect it may have a lot to offer.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 03:42:17 | More by kagent777
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North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice dark red gold with just a little head but good lacing. Smells of strong hops with a little bit of pine in there as well. Tastes a lot more piney than I got from the smell which is what I actually prefer. Still a great hop flavor though on top of that.

Overall an extremely good beer. Definitely would have again.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 01:22:09 | More by Walletsworth
Photo of lacqueredmouse


4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml foil-capped bottle purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA. Shared with Rich some months later.

Pours a slightly hazed orange hue, with a messily bubbled, if not particularly thick head of white. Lace forms in tiny specks but no more. Body is extremely pleasantly thick, and holds the fine carbonation very well indeed. Overall, though, it looks very good.

Nose is awesome. Big fresh citrus hops like slightly underripe orange and mandarin. Big sweetness underneath mingled pleasantly with it providing a stretchy toffee character that plays off the citrus fruit wonderfully. This bottle is some months old, I know, and the fact that it still stands up so damn well is a testament to just how good it must be fresh. Fantastic stuff.

Taste is also extremely good. The malt basis is strong, but neutral enough to just give the stage to the hops, which roar through with a pleasant intensity, touching everything as they work from front to back. Clean bitterness throughout, with a brightness that reminds me of Pliny. Slight green kiwifruit and leafy chewiness on the back gives a cleansing flavour, while the bitterness and hop oils linger for some time. It's really excellent stuff.

Feel is clean but smooth, with a thickness that supports everything, and a lightness which lets the flavours do their work.

Overall, this is blissfully drinkable, amazingly balanced and just damn *good*. The flavours are really beautifully put together to produce a beer of great substance and character while maintaining a pleasant approachability. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 18:44:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Craus and Sara for this one. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a lightly hazy orange-gold color with just a thin cap of light khaki head that had low retention and moderate lacing.

The aroma was strongly citrus hops and had a soft malt background. There was a bit of pine in the background. The flavor profile was pretty much the same, lots of citrus hops, some pine and light floral, and a decent malt contrast for balance.

The body was pretty typical for the style, medium, with a medium dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily. Overall, a pretty nice brew. Nothing worth a lot of effort to get, but most definitely worth grabbing when you see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:34:03 | More by beertunes
Photo of RichardMNixon


3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful thick head with orange body and some floaters. Smell isn't terribly strong, but it's interesting - pineapple is the dominant note. Taste is maltier than bitter, without any of the fruit in the nose. It's very different from a standard DIPA.

Picked it up just to have a beer from Idaho, but I was rather impressed with it. Try one if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 02:46:37 | More by RichardMNixon
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3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

4oz pour on tap at a tasting a while back. review is from notes

a typical, if not a little light colored, look to the beer, small head. smell isn't powerfull, but good. tangerine and wheat. taste is bitter and juicy, citrus and pine stank. feel isn't too cloying, but a tad heartburn inducing.

very good, bright flavors

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 06:44:15 | More by jimmah120
Photo of TheSixthRing


3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on date of 03/07/13

Appearance - Pours a hazy, rustic orange with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is spotty at best with little stick.

Smell - Juicy hop aroma, with orange and stone fruit character leading the bill.

Taste - Follows the nose. Juicy fruits dominate the palate; orange zest and stonefruit. Slight nuttiness. Malts get a bit lost in the shuffle, but peak through with a ghostly bread like presence. Orange rind bitterness bites in the the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth approach before a bone dry finish.

Overall - Not a bad DIPA, but not one that really stands out from the pack. It's a beautiful label on the bottle, which does stand out from the pack and is mostly the reason for why you're reading this review. Would I buy it again? Maybe, but it's not a beer I'd go and intentionally seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 23:39:57 | More by TheSixthRing
Photo of GossageBrewery


3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured this Double IPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy golden color, produced a nice white head, nice retention and left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was unique, it blended grapefruit and tropical fruit. Malt and caramel present as well. Medium in body, a foundation of malted grain, caramel malt, piney hops, and tropical fruit- Sweeter then most IPAs- however the fruity characteristics make this one to put on your list.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 23:22:06 | More by GossageBrewery
Photo of johnmichaelsen


3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Struck out with JL's in Fargo on an Easter Sunday, so stopped by Maxwell's instead. They had a passable (albeit expensive) beer selection, with this one of the more interesting selections.

The beer pours an orange amber color with prety good head retention and lacing. The nose is nice enough... there was plenty of dry citrus and light pine, along with some noticeable sweet malt as well. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely in this well balanced DIPA. The combination of malt and hoppy bitterness seemed to impart something of an apple melon flavor on the mid palate, with a moderately long, modestly bitter finish. I prefer my IPA's and DIPA's to have a bit more of a hop bite to them, but this wasn't bad. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, with a fairly long, lightly bitter finish. Alcohol was fairly well integrated into the flavor profile, though I could tell the abv. wasn't too overwhelming in this one (I would have been shocked to see it over 10%).

Nothing awe inspiring here, but nevertheless, a decent DIPA from the folks at Grand Tetons.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2013 11:24:05 | More by johnmichaelsen
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South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I find this is a really Weird way to drink this beer. On nitro, all the sharp IPA corners are totally rounded by the gas. It is creamy and full bodied and has a distinct winey taste. By this, I mean the sweetness and abv of the double really comes through.

A light amber color. Color looks just like on co2. Less head, zero lacing.

S aroma is slightly sweeter and much less intense than on co2.

T again, this is a weird beer on nitro. It has a rich, creamy mouthful. It approaches with a lot of body and finishes with an almost chech pilsner or rye flavor and nearly no hops yet a present abv. A sincerly winey finish. A subtle bitterness lingers.

M creamy, full bodied and present. Think whole milk or cream, not skim.

O overall, this is a solid beer from prior tastings. Nitro changes the ball game entirely and makes it a much more buttery, full bodied beer. I suggest this as an awkward gateway beer from heavy white ales and Belgians to IPAs. A favorite beer but not my favorite execution of it. I prefer co2 for this one. My girlfriend might like it, though.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-16-2013 04:50:58 | More by Sneslage
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3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 Oz poured into the "Official Kronenbourg Tasting Glass"... Have to say, of all of the Grand Teton Brew Co's beers i've tried, this is my least favorite. It isn't bad in any way, just not exceptional like the rest of their beers. Poured a bit hazy, not quite hefe or wheat, but more than the usual IPA. The head was not thick, but lingered nicely. Aroma was different: hoppy, a tad bit citrus, but not the usual IPA kick. Mouthfeel is a little strange. A definite carbonation buzz to it, which was probably the most unpleasant part of the beer. Reminds me of when I over carbonated the homebrew Irish red and got that metalic flavor. This was a little better than that, but I expect much more from these guys. It's just not as impressive as the rest of their beers. Has a lingering aftertaste that is hop bitter but not in a good way.. more of a fault than a pleasant memory. It's.... allright. Wouldn't buy it again or give it to a friend. Save the money and buy their Belgian styles -that is what they do best. They more than make up for this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 05:19:37 | More by Curtis
Photo of Flounder57


3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer and left some nice lacing. It is a pale orange yellow hue with some clarity of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Crazy lacing on the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: citrus and tangerine notes, some caramel and bready malts.

Taste: Citrus flavors are a bit more noticeable in the first sip. Pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, and some lingering bitterness from this hop bomb. Lingering, but mellow and enjoyable. The alcohol is hidden well too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, crisp lingering bitterness, medium carbonation, and quite and enjoyable drink.

Overall: Super hoppy nice. Happy to have scored this single last week and good yo see it held up after 8 months.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 23:24:59 | More by Flounder57
Photo of BeerDawgs


4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A large bomber, with bold foil, picked up at Green's in Columbia, SC. Label states bottle date of 2/24/12.

A - A cloudy orange/amber, with lots of head and sticky lace. Lots of sediment, cloudy, zero clarity. Love it! I will take a cloudy brew over a clear one anyday.

S - Citrus hops and alcohol very present. Pineapple.

T - Sweet up front, major hops! Citrus flavors, pineapple, pears. Very well balanced. Damn tasty

M - Full bodied, well carbonated. Smooth.

O - This one is 9 months old, and I think it has aged very well from a DIPA to a strong ale. Hops still kick. Very good. Will look for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 03:48:01 | More by BeerDawgs
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Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Bottle Barn. Though brewed in February of this year, the hops held up to make it worthy of a transition to a strong ale. Orange coloured body and a large head. Fruity aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Orange, tangerine, and mango flavours. Not as good at room temperature

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2012 01:59:39 | More by Sammy
Photo of mactrail


3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A little chill haze on the amber brew. Plenty of head in the big chalice.

Really big and blowsy and loaded with hops, just like they promised. Fruity and bitter. Lots of the leafy, vegetable flavor with a touch of wood. I does seem a little more dry than a lot of DIPAs, but it's still plenty malty. Murky is my general impression. Lots of resins and enough hops to kill anything living in this stuff. The excessive bitterness does seem to flame out early, but it leaves an acidic aftertaste. Earthy finish with some older fruit, like peaches that are overripe but not sweet. Just the ticket for those that like them big, hot, and messy.

From the 750 ml bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 03:40:34 | More by mactrail
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4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lost Continent Double IPA poured a dark hazy golden color, with very little head. There was a very strong dry floral hoppy aroma. The taste was rather hoppy, lots of floral flavors, but wasn't to the point of burning the palate. Wished this had a dry flavor afterwards, but still a strong floral flavor. Overall a good beer, I found it a little different for a double ipa without the dryness.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 02:48:20 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 01:43:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy orange with ample bubbling and a finger-width head which settles to a thin layer. Smell is, naturally, of hops and grapefruit. Not strong, but pleasant. Taste follows suit. Not particularly bitter, but the hops do stand out well above the malt. While it's not particularly complex or distinguishable from other DIPAs, it is a solid brew and I would get it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 02:50:45 | More by TheRealBigC
Photo of HOPHEAD79


4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Marty's in Newton where I also got a Leffe Brune now in bottles a great beer which I will review soon.
to save you a search here's its link http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/470/1862

Comes in a 4 Pack didn't see it in Bommahs (Mass.MA Accent) but didn't really look. In case you don't know I'd say 5% of BA users a Bomber is a 22-24oz or so Double size beer usually made for non mass produced specialty beers like the Harpoon 100bbl (barrel) series and others like Brooklyn's Local.1 and Local.2 beers which are excellent.

Look L: Bright Golden Hue mid cloudy 40% opacity just a guess no detailed measuring was performed at 3am

Smell (nose)S: Floral hop color Lemon or citrus feel. only first taste I hope I can edit this later this is my virginal review so bear (beer) with me. :)

Taste T: Slow appearance of hop flavour then gradually increases to mid perfect hop happyness hoppYness instead of Iness. Wonderbread style light yeast feel.
Post: Aftertase has a nice slght hop linger to it not over or under pimped

Mouthfeel M: very light body but has a syrupy fluid(liquid) behavior as it moves around the mouth talking to your taste buds and budettes.

Overall O: Great beer definately on my will have in future not an extremely hoppy IPD but it's pretty good and definately hit the spot.

HOPHEAD79 it's my cap sensitive user name but I like being all caps :)

Have a good 1 everybody.
post rules minimum NicE almost never see that one I thought I'd be overtyping my review being character blocked. Hopefully I don't get booed for any puns I may have let loose.


Serving type: bottle

09-02-2012 08:03:44 | More by HOPHEAD79
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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their foil wrapped 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours nearly 2 fingers of yellow eggshell foam, body is a hazy vibrand yellow orange amber,

Smell - Huge citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, and lots of floral hops, touch of honey and yeast, really nice.

Taste - Wow, a perfectly balanced flavor of citrus, grapefruit, tangerine, and just huge floral hops with hints of clover and lavender. A nice drying finish of grapefruit pith and floral pollen comes in at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel comes from the smoothness of this ale, there is a juiciness from the citrus, and a slight drying from the floral hops. Carb is lower side of medium and is smooth and foaming, no sharp edges here at all, but provides a nice transition to the bitter dtying nuances of the hops at the end of the quaff.

Overall - Really a nice, complex, balanced and well done DIPA. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. For those that like a DIPA with strong citrus and floral hops this is a must try, recommend!

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 05:26:21 | More by blackcompg
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a slightly hazy orangish color with a small white head.

Smell is piney with some sweetness of the malt with a hint of carmel.

Taste is a heavy oily pine with slight citrus and carmel from the malt. Odd bite on the finish.

A decent DIPA but nothing that stands out.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 02:46:34 | More by jsulko
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up at my local liquor store and for the price of $6, I couldnt pass it up. Cool label, tin foil wrapped head & neck and 8%ABV.

A: Beer pours a dark, cloudy orange color with a 2-inch solid bright white head. The head is slow to fade down but has some good lacing when it does.

S: Very citrus in the smell, nice and orangy at the top with a little bit of banana. Through the smell I get some Black pepper spice, a hint of pine that is finished with the smooth, sweetness of honey.

T: Tangy citrus on the taste, again more like an orange than anything. A hint of banana, black pepper spice and grapefruit come off behind the citrus and has a mild hop finish.

M: More sweet than tangy, not as much hop bite as I was anticipating. Carbonation was more than moderate, but really didnt make a difference in the taste.

O: A good IPA to try at a good price. This is a slow sipper, but im going to slow sip all 4 of them and see where it takes me. I'll be sure to pick me up at least one more 4-pks of these before they're gone, gone, gone!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 03:44:58 | More by SouljaSaia17
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 4 pack at Smith's in Rapid City, closest place to Iowa that sells it. Bought in June and reviewing today.

Pours a hazy, medium-copper with almost 2 fingers of foam. The aroma has a real punch at first but quickly simmers to a muddled fragrance if citrus and grass. The taste is somewhat similar; it's strong and punchy at first but seems to settle to an earthy mess that's to muddled to really pick apart the componets. There's pine and a touch of lemon, really earthy. For 90 IBUs it doesn't seem that sharp tasting, but still leaves a tingling sensation on the back of the tongue. I've been on an IPA kick lately, and this one doesn't seem to set itself apart from others, apart from the fact there's some dirt taste in it. It's nice, but there's many better out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 00:39:23 | More by DesMoinesMike
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Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.