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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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very good

412 Ratings
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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of kagent777
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.

kagent777, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Chucker17
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Chucker17, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Jordan444
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Jordan444, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Jimbo73
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Jimbo73, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Fargrow, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Disease
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Disease, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Walletsworth
4.25/5  rDev +11%
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.

Walletsworth, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

richkrull, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of jpaulsen
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jpaulsen, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of whiterapid
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

whiterapid, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
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.

lacqueredmouse, Aug 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

jmarsh123, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Dduquette, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

pinnser, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

danthehopslamman, Aug 11, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +11%

IDABEERGUY, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

laxer8811, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of beertunes
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.

beertunes, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GaToWyo, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

mpbrady320, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of RichardMNixon
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.

RichardMNixon, Jul 17, 2013
Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.