Lost Continent Double IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Reviews by beagle75:
4.75/5 rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Draft service into a goblet at Brix in Sunset Beach.
A: Slightly hazy and luminous light orange-amber with one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Piney hops are featured alongside juicy, semi-dark citrus and a backbone of shy caramel malt--it's there, but it's trying not to be noticed. No alcohol is detected.
T: Begins off-dry, with extremely bright and energetic hop aromatics that combine grapefruit juice and zest as well as darker citrus with resinous pine. Acidity lends a further citric quality that elevates the early flavor qualities even more. Flavors deepen in the middle, staying bright, fruity, and aromatic with practically all hops represented. Bitterness develops quickly into the finish, becoming intense, as toasted and caramel malt are able to gain traction. Aromatic flavors, mild by comparison to their previous intensities, linger to the end. No alcohol is detected.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, sticky on the palate and lively with acidity that creates a resonant buzz in the corners of the mouth threatening sensory overload, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This beer stood out as a stellar example of the DIPA style on the day I had it--poured from the tap. Full of layered West Coast hop complexity, it comes across as a focused and carefully-crafted vehicle for hop oil delivery. Although appealing, the smell only began to suggest the world of citrus and pine flavors that awaited in the flavor. As with the best beers, acidity plays a pivotal role that is enhancing, rather than distracting. This beer tasted and felt so fresh that it could have been brewed yesterday, leaving an impression of liveliness and energetic character that makes me look forward to our next encounter. I knew Grand Teton was good: Sweetgrass is a delicious--if inconsistent--hoppy pale ale; Pursuit of Hoppiness is a smooth and appealing imperial red; Trout Hop and Sheep Eater remain my favorites of each of their respective styles. Despite my favorable history with the brewery and its other products, I was caught completely off-guard by this brilliant DIPA that, I now realize, is tragically under-valued even with its B+ rating here. This is in top-tier DIPA territory, without a doubt.
Serving type: on-tap
04-28-2011 15:10:27 | More by beagle75
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3.45/5 rDev -10.2%
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
3.83/5 rDev -0.3%
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
4.25/5 rDev +10.7%
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
Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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