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Lost Continent Double IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

Lost Continent Double IPALost Continent Double IPA

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BA SCORE
86
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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blackcompg

Illinois

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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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.

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Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 380 ratings.