Lost Continent Double IPA | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Lost Continent Double IPALost Continent Double IPA
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Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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

Added by illidurit on 05-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
465
Reviews:
227
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Guest tap at Crooked Fence. Foamy active pour settles into nice golden hue with creamy head. Plenty of IBUs to go around, but not enough to make you pucker. Relatively smooth for a double, easy to drink and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbriesemeister
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty rich malty appearance. Hoppy, malty smell. Strong, rich flavor. A bit of flat mouth feel, but overall solid.

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3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Hazy dark orange little brown with a bit of white head
S: Muddled citrus pine and malt. Nothing comes through clearly.
T: Big malt presence with a haunting trace of pine grapefruit and pineapple
F: Nice feel.
O: This might be old. It's on tap so who knows. It's like the ghost of a great west coast IPA.

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3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has the look of an attractive double ipa, orange to amber, clarity isn't its strong suit, but it develops a 1/2" off white head. Aroma was heavy on the alcohol, not heavy on the hop aromas. For all the alleged hop varieties dry hopped with, this one did not impress in that department.

Taste does better, you get a mashup of stuff here, the malt bill is all over the place, some caramel, some tea, some toffee. Grapefruit most prevalent. Comes off like a hybrid of English/American double ipa. Strong bitterness.

Expensive format, would not repeat.

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Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 465 ratings.
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