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Lost Continent Double IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Lost Continent Double IPALost Continent Double IPA

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86
very good

403 Ratings
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 11
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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bagpiper2005

Idaho

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Pour: Hazy yellow-orange color with a small head. Average head retention with pretty decent lacing.

Smell: Pineapple scent up front, which was a little strange. Underneath that was a floral aroma with a touch of citrus.

Taste: This one's all about the hops. Tangy citrus start with a powerful pine and orange peel bitterness in the back. Light malt character underlies it, with a touch of the pineapple in the middle of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, slightly creamy. Carbonation is a bit overdone, I think. Drying finish.

Drinkability/Overall: Pretty good stuff. It's a bit too piney I think, which can make it a challenge to have more than 1 of, but it's really hard to find fault with this beer at any rate.

Final Notes: A good beer for those that love piney hops, as it has plenty. Despite its extremely hoppy character, it was still rather refreshing in the heat. Give it a try!

07-19-2011 23:18:30 | More by bagpiper2005
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Appearance - This poured a rich, darkish orange in color with an amazing head that was big, white, and frothy and left a filmy retention on the inside of my glass.

Smell - This is a deep, rich, heavily hop-infused bouquet. The resin is very strong and shows lots of depth. The malts too are very sweet and full of caramel. The character of the nose isn't so much unique as it is the intensity of the aroma.

Taste - This is a huge, monstrous beer. When I saw that the ABV barely qualified this as a DIPA I was expecting a wimp but this is a true heavy hitter.

The malts are deep and rich and full of caramel goodness but none of that cheap artificial sugary flavor that you find in so many efforts at the style. The piney hop resin is in full force as well and there's a tinge of tangerine to keep things diversified.

Mouthfeel - This is close to full-bodied with some very mild carbonation and a terrific smoothness in between the cheeks.

Drinkability - I was pleasantly surprised at this offering from Grant Teton. They are hit or miss for me but this was a home run.

09-04-2010 08:28:31 | More by RoyalT
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

04-03-2013 15:18:36 | More by bulldogg915
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-11-2013 18:17:50 | More by danthehopslamman
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csmartin6

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

02-01-2014 03:13:05 | More by csmartin6
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warnerry

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottled 6/9/11; consumed 8/16/11

A - Pours a cloudy orange with one finger of tan head. Head has good retention. Leaves nice lacing.

S - Mostly citrus and pineapple. Also quite floral with some sweet malt.

T - Nice citrusy hops up front with a bit of pine. Lots of malt in the middle. Has a nice bitterness throughout that is present but not domineering. Bitterness lingers for awhile. Would like to try a fresher bottle to see how it compares, but I am enjoying the hops/malt balance on this.

M- medium mouthfeel, not sticky or oily. Finishes with both lingering sweetness and bitterness. Some mild noticeable alcohol.

O - a solid DIPA if not outstanding in any particular way. I've had two beers from Grand Teton and really enjoyed them both. Will seek out their other styles.

08-16-2011 21:26:47 | More by warnerry
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a smallish creamy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of melon and cola with some pine and some caramel malts.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts and melon and some cola with a nice amount of resiny bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, a very nice DIPA - I was pleasantly surprised. It's a little on the sweet side, but the sweet melon goes well with the resiny hops. Tone down the sweetness a tad and lose some of the cola and this is terrific.

05-19-2010 06:23:09 | More by Beaver13
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PrimeCake

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +7.8%

Drunk with a Thai Curry dish. Figured the intense hops of a double IPA would slice through the curry in a way that other beers might slog.

Pour -- Difficult to get much foam, and the foam dissipated rapidly. Somewhat hazy amber color -- pretty, but I would have preferred it clearer or darker. That said it's still nice.

Scent -- Floral in quite a wonderful way. It's unfortunate there isn't more foam because I think that the scent would be even stronger. Smells like it will be a bit sweet but in a very nice way.

Taste -- Wonderful bitterness, I really wasn't expecting that. The sweetness came through in a light caramel that just sits on top of the hops.

Mouthfeel -- The carbonation is really refreshing and complements the punch of the hops nicely.

Drinkability -- I think it definitely helped that I was eating a curry dish. Delicious beer but I don't think I could have more than one in a sitting.

09-22-2010 08:54:57 | More by PrimeCake
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

The color is golden a honey color with a pretty head and lace 3.5

Pungent earthy with citrus back sweet and nice 3.5

For a dipa the body is light the flavor starts sweet a slight carbonation builds revealing a flowery hop flavor the is delightful it is earth citrus and the alcohol and carbonation almost leaves a numb mouth very nice 4

The most drinkable dipa I've ever had

11-26-2010 01:03:39 | More by bishopdc0
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-03-2013 05:25:20 | More by Beerswag
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Billolick

New York

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

12 ounce bottle. Bottled on dating (5-31-11)
Pours clouded typical almond amber, long lasting off white head, nose is filled with muted notes of floral hops.

Moderatly hopped for a DIPA, but still tasty and quite enjoyable. Balance is not what I am looking for in a double IPA , but this is what you will get here.

Worth a try.

08-08-2011 03:21:50 | More by Billolick
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Mora2000

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Reviewed from notes. Bottled 6-22-10

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is full of perfume and floral hops, with some toffee and bread malt thrown in. The flavor is a little bit different, with quite a bit of orange citrus, which is complimented by the toffee malt to keep the bitterness low. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

06-03-2012 18:38:44 | More by Mora2000
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magictrokini

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours clear, oily copper-gold with a short-lived bubbly white head. Minimal lacing. Perfumey mango and passionfruit nose. Flatter mouthfeel with lower carbonation, but no syrup. Boozy, tropical fruit hop flavor, same mango and passionfruit taste, but now with pineapple. Some resin in the back, but not much. More malt than expected, but it doesn't weigh this down. I could have gone with less, but this remains a good DIPA. It just feels like something is missing, and given the brewer, I expected more (which may be unfair). Its good, but not knock-your-socks-off good.

05-17-2009 05:32:10 | More by magictrokini
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

09-17-2012 21:07:55 | More by NilocRellim
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

Lost Continent opens with a bright, hoppy, citrusy aroma full of pink grapefruit, lemon, lime, and mandarin orange, but also containing more earthy hop notes, such as pine resin, dandelion stem, and rose hips. The hop aromas are well balanced, featuring a broad spectrum of hints and suggestions, and present in good strength. The beer also sports fig, banana, and plum fruit esters, as well as a healthy dose of brown sugar and vanilla. Smidgens of toast crust and wheat dough help offset the sugary notes slightly, but are largely lost beneath the sweetness. As a whole, the sugary and citrusy notes in this beer are excellent, and the fruit esters help counterbalance this with darker notes. The sweetness might be a little too much, however, for the beer can pessimistically smell like a mixed citrus fruit spritzer, and needs a bit more darkness to remedy this.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a pink grapefruit, lemon/lime, orange citrus blast, held only slightly in check by pine resin. The hops are easily the most detectable note here, and swing wildly toward the citrus portion of possible hop flavors. Some touches of toasted nut, toast crust, and biscuit from the malts help here, and there are nectarine and pear fruit esters (completely different from the nose) to add a bit of variety to the sugars. Subsequent sips do bring out a slightly larger pine resin and dandelion stem note from the hops, but the sugars are still mainly in charge, coating the tongue with citrusy sweetness. The aftertaste, after the sugars die off, features a far more bitter hop taste, much like plain dandelion stems, as well as lingering, but far weakened sugary notes, and remains on the tongue for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is a decent Double IPA, but the sugars and citrus profile of the selected hops simply overwhelm the brew, at times even creating a near-saccharine feel around the edges. There are a good amount of bitter, plant-like flavors in here, but they are simply overwhelmed for much of the mouthful, and only really present themselves in the aftertaste. As a whole, the beer feels slightly out of balance because of this, and needed a few more darker notes, whether from hops or malts, to smooth out the flavor profile.

05-21-2012 17:23:19 | More by jondeelee
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-10-2012 18:11:26 | More by bpfrush
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.35/5  rDev -12.5%

What a beautiful orangey amber pour, hazy in the good way. Smell is dominated by a mildly turn off whif of alcohol. Boy, now I have mixed thoughts.

Taste is fruity and bitter, the hops take back seat in this double ipa, which is a little strange. Very much English double ipa inspired I would say. Midway through, the bitterness settles down. Not suggesting more than one in a sitting. No desire for another immediate beer.

12-26-2009 00:45:11 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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brow1901

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

A- Bright but cloudy orange in color with a thin white head. Not much retention but fair lacing.

S- The smell grows on you, it's not typicall of a DIPA. Much less hop foward and the malts are very fruity and less toasty. Slight alcohol smell.

T- Has a nice hop bite, very well balanced. Though with that in mind it is much less hoppy than most DIPAs one comes across. So it's not my favorite flavor, the alcohol is really the only thing that seems to make it "double". Has the same hop content as a normal IPA, this doesn't make it taste bad but what I come to expect is big hop flavors (partially because I paid for that taste).

M- Kinda slick but enjoyable, pretty heavy on the tounge. Typical

D- Decent drinkabliity, because it is much more balanced that other DIPAs it doesn't ruin your taste.

01-04-2010 04:25:44 | More by brow1901
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-14-2013 02:29:53 | More by richkrull
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pwoods

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Thanks to tedpeer for the extra.

12oz. foil topped brown bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a rich orangish firey amber. Good head on the pour with good retention and decent lacing.

S: Pretty balanced overall. Plenty of piny, resinous hops with sharp citrus. Sweet, thick, rich malts to balance but they don't seem overdone.

T/M: Bitterness is there but I think it's a little on the weak side. More of the hops, again, piny, resinous, with plenty of citrus bite. Malts are sweet and biscuity. Rich but not too heavy. Body is medium full but not heavy or syrupy and it has pretty good carbonation.

D: Lower ABV for a DIPA and drinks easy enough. Bitterness is a bit weak and nothing really stands out and shines, but a solid DIPA nonetheless.

11-06-2009 06:59:03 | More by pwoods
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-05-2013 02:29:39 | More by acurtis
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VDODSON

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-13-2013 03:40:28 | More by VDODSON
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%

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.

07-17-2013 02:46:37 | More by RichardMNixon
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kendrahayes

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-31-2013 18:18:31 | More by kendrahayes
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%

On-tap at a wing joint in Idaho Falls, only after walking inside, seeing the taps, and immediately ruing our less than informed waitress on the patio...

This beer appears a cloudy medium apricot hue, with one finger of soapy ecru head, which leaves a broken wall of filmy lace around the glass as it recedes. It smells of bitter grapefruit and orange rind, a mild herbal character, and butterscotch malt. The taste is more bitter pine, herbal, and citrus hops, over a decent bready caramel malt backbone. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium-heavy in weight, smooth, and kind of creamy. It finishes fairly sweet, with a twinge of those lurking herbal hops.

A strong start, and a weakened finish - the hop profile seems to morph along the way - this doesn't make me pine (har de har) for another...

07-22-2011 05:27:15 | More by biboergosum
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Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.