Lost Continent Double IPA | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Lost Continent Double IPALost Continent Double IPA
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467 Ratings
Lost Continent Double IPALost Continent Double IPA

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States

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

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Ratings: 467 |  Reviews: 227
Photo of jpuetz
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sporklift87
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puboflyons
2.62/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

From the 750 ml foil covered bottle. I hope I'm mistaken when the bottling date looks like Feb 2012. Hoping it is a smudge. Sampled on July 6, 2015.

Milky murky looking reddish-amber pour under a tan head.

The aroma has some malty and fruit characteristics. The hops smell older and stale. Tobacco notes.

The body is smooth and around medium.

The taste also has that tobacco flavor with bland malts and muted hops. Unfortunately I was not paying close enough attention when I bought it because this is most definitely old and it is difficult for me to give it an unbiased rating.

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Photo of DOSullivan
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBRich
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmitC
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 4/8/2015, so about a month old.

Appearance: Hazy, amber brown color. Excellent lacing, small head.

Smell: Very faint woody hops. Some malt coming in as well. Weak for a DIPA.

Taste: Well balanced as far as hiding the alcohol level is ocncerned. Extremely low on bitterness for an DIPA that touts 117 IBUs. A good chunk of malt as well but is very suppressed. Very easy to drink.

Feel: Good body. Little to no oily character.

Overall, disappointed with the price tag, smell and also the taste of the DIPA. There are many better ones available out there.

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Photo of zestd
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The first one of these I poured from a bottle had chunks floating around in it. I followed that up with 2 3 month old bottles and a glass on tap at Muddy Waters – these were all OK.
A: Pours brilliant gold to amber, 2” white foam collar that dissipates to ½” gripping the glass as it produces whore stocking lace.
S: Floral, citrusy, grassy nose, faint toast.
T: Orange, melon, mild spice with biscuit followed by a big grapefruit rind bitterness.
F: Very creamy medium high body, medium high carbonation.
O: A very drinkable DIPA with a rich, creamy texture. Steer clear of the ceramic swing top bottles.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy straw body.
The aroma is big orange and lemon.
The taste has a big malt backbone, moderate bitterness throughout but balanced. Finishes a little spicy.
The texture is thicker.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a very hazy orange-amber color with a small white head of fizzy foam. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is huge of sweet tropical fruit aromas with lots of tangerine, pineapple and mango. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a bready and slightly grainy smell as well as some hop aromas of grapefruit, grass, and herb.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter tropical fruit flavor of mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Along with these sweeter tastes comes a little bit of a bready and doughty taste along with some hop flavors of a grapefruit nature. The fruitiness seems to increase a bit toward the middle, all while the hop remains constant. This however changes more toward the end of the taste, as some of the sweet fades a bit and more and more hop of a grapefruit and herbal flavor come to the tongue. Some grass and a bit of pine join the rest of the flavors at the end, to leave a rather fruit natured sweet, but nicely hopped and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. This mouthfeel is fantastic for the mix of tropical fruit flavors with the hit of hoppy flavors that sits on the tongue and makes it’s a flavorful, but still rather easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – This was a great tasting and easy drinking double IPA. Fruity and sweet, but nicely hopped and very easy drinking. I rather enjoy this one.

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Photo of Burgy
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdcarone1
2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Missing that traditional, typical bold hop flavor you expect when ordering a double IPA...

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Photo of aliciamsu
1.38/5  rDev -64%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

No flavor for a double ipa

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Photo of jarrgal
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregJ
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours an orange amber with slightly off white head. Both floral and earthy with a sweet malt aroma. Grapefruit or citrus with slight lemon flavor, grass, sweet malt and a little barley flavor. Nice medium/heavy body with a grapefruit pine aftertaste.

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Photo of dheldman
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of brianjs711
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Lost Continent Double IPA from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 467 ratings
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