Lost Continent Double IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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Reviews by climax:
4.38/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into a SA perfect pint, it glows a hazy amber. The head is modest, mostly large bubbles that cling to the edges but don't dissipate until the beer is a memory. Small filmy lace spots speckle my glass when all is commenced.
Loads of bubblegum and citrus fill the nostrils, primarily sweet and bitter pink grapefruit. Leafy garden greens and The malt base is substantial and offers bold caramel, toffee and sweet flavors.
Zesty orange and tangerine flavors are up front accompanied by a pine and grapefruit bitterness that escalates and eventually dominates the finish. It is all checked by a moderate amount of sweet and toasty malt cues. They certainly did not neglect the grains needed to back 90+ IBU's, therefor balance and flavor are right on.
The viscosity of this one is excellent, it just fills the dark corners of the mouth with a resiny goodness. The carbonation is sharp initially and mellows out with just a bit of a tickle and all finishes dry and earthy.
I wouldn't expect anything else from GT brewing. They have always delivered a robust west coast hop profile and balanced it wonderfully with more than a minimal malt backing. This beer is 5 months after the brewed on date and still delivers.
Serving type: bottle
10-17-2011 22:03:16 | More by climax
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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
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
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
Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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