Lost Continent Double IPA - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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4.54/5 rDev +18.5%
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.
08-31-2013 18:44:07 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.5/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
08-02-2013 03:34:03 | More by beertunes
3.94/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
07-17-2013 02:46:37 | More by RichardMNixon
Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.