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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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BA SCORE
86
very good

400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
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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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.54/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

375ml foil-capped bottle purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA. Shared with Rich some months later.

Pours a slightly hazed orange hue, with a messily bubbled, if not particularly thick head of white. Lace forms in tiny specks but no more. Body is extremely pleasantly thick, and holds the fine carbonation very well indeed. Overall, though, it looks very good.

Nose is awesome. Big fresh citrus hops like slightly underripe orange and mandarin. Big sweetness underneath mingled pleasantly with it providing a stretchy toffee character that plays off the citrus fruit wonderfully. This bottle is some months old, I know, and the fact that it still stands up so damn well is a testament to just how good it must be fresh. Fantastic stuff.

Taste is also extremely good. The malt basis is strong, but neutral enough to just give the stage to the hops, which roar through with a pleasant intensity, touching everything as they work from front to back. Clean bitterness throughout, with a brightness that reminds me of Pliny. Slight green kiwifruit and leafy chewiness on the back gives a cleansing flavour, while the bitterness and hop oils linger for some time. It's really excellent stuff.

Feel is clean but smooth, with a thickness that supports everything, and a lightness which lets the flavours do their work.

Overall, this is blissfully drinkable, amazingly balanced and just damn *good*. The flavours are really beautifully put together to produce a beer of great substance and character while maintaining a pleasant approachability. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 18:44:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-28-2013 21:15:38 | More by jmarsh123
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Dduquette

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-21-2013 23:29:07 | More by Dduquette
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pinnser

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-16-2013 17:30:34 | More by pinnser
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-09-2013 19:19:04 | More by IDABEERGUY
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nygannon

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2013 22:24:17 | More by nygannon
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-03-2013 01:47:26 | More by laxer8811
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beertunes

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Craus and Sara for this one. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a lightly hazy orange-gold color with just a thin cap of light khaki head that had low retention and moderate lacing.

The aroma was strongly citrus hops and had a soft malt background. There was a bit of pine in the background. The flavor profile was pretty much the same, lots of citrus hops, some pine and light floral, and a decent malt contrast for balance.

The body was pretty typical for the style, medium, with a medium dry finish. Drinkability was very good, the beer went down quickly and easily. Overall, a pretty nice brew. Nothing worth a lot of effort to get, but most definitely worth grabbing when you see it.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:34:03 | More by beertunes
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-23-2013 15:08:03 | More by sonofliberty2
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GaToWyo

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-20-2013 02:51:33 | More by GaToWyo
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mpbrady320

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-17-2013 20:13:27 | More by mpbrady320
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RichardMNixon

Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-14-2013 20:20:52 | More by crobinso
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leedorham

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-09-2013 14:38:59 | More by leedorham
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-06-2013 22:42:42 | More by DenverHopHead
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-06-2013 04:27:21 | More by nmann08
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CCutch

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-02-2013 18:57:55 | More by CCutch
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-28-2013 19:05:23 | More by redleg411
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-25-2013 19:46:14 | More by Zachtheporter
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

06-25-2013 03:11:18 | More by swaghawk
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-19-2013 23:38:15 | More by jera1350
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

4oz pour on tap at a tasting a while back. review is from notes

a typical, if not a little light colored, look to the beer, small head. smell isn't powerfull, but good. tangerine and wheat. taste is bitter and juicy, citrus and pine stank. feel isn't too cloying, but a tad heartburn inducing.

very good, bright flavors

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2013 06:44:15 | More by jimmah120
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-12-2013 06:53:53 | More by JSchock7
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dcloeren

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-11-2013 12:51:58 | More by dcloeren
Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.