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Lost Continent Double IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Lost Continent Double IPALost Continent Double IPA

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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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Reviews by LarryV:
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2.38/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured an orange-amber color with a head that was quick to disappear. Smell is of raw, citrusy hops. Taste is mostly hops with a grapefruit overtone, very little malt comes into play. To me, this beer is just a mess, there's several different types of hops thrown in at several points during the brewing process - Galena, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade. Unfortunately any modicum of balance was thrown out the window and this is just a one dimensional hop heavy beer that's rather harsh and unpleasant. I wouldn't buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 02:20:31 | More by LarryV
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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.

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Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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