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Lost Continent Double IPA - Oak Aged | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by darklordlager on 02-08-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8
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Photo of darklordlager
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Stub and Herbs in Minneapolis.

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A: Poured into a goblet a brilliant golden orange colour. Slightly opaque, without much head.

S: Loads of caramel malt, sweet citrus (orange), and sweetened grapefruit.

T: Much like the smell--rich caramel malt, very sweet--appearing a bit one dimensional. The bitterness and hop flavour is evident, but soaked in sweetness. As it warms, a subtle toasty wood flavour is coaxed out.

M: Medium carbonation, with a slick, lightly-syrupy mouthfeel.

D: I've never had regular Lost Continent, but I can tell that it would not be my favourite DIPA. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but the oak keeps things interesting with this one.

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Photo of berkey
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Standard pint glass at Pete's Brass Rail & Carwash on Grand Teton night.

Body is a very hazy for the style amber orange color. Medium bright white head is fairly well retained considering the servers here seem to intentionally try to prevent too much head formation when they pour.

Nose is composed of some faint American hop citrus aroma and a surprisingly strong dry and earthy oak aroma.

Flavor is a little sweeter than the aroma would have me guess. Strong tangerine flavors on the entry eventually turn back to the oak I picked up on the aroma. Hop bitterness is subdued but still detectable. I would like to see a little bit more bitterness to be entirely honest but the oak is very well showcased which helps keep this beer from becoming boring.

Slightly full bodied compared to others in the style which may actually hurt drinkability a touch for this reviewer.

I'm actually not 100% sure about the entire barrel aged American IPA concept but this one isn't bad. It seems they wanted to the let the effects of the oak be the star of the flavor profile, if that's the case they hit the target.

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Photo of zeff80
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Kitchen in KC, MO

A - Poured a hazy, orange/amber color with a one finger, creamy egg-shell white head of fluffy foam. It left sudsy trails of lace.

S - It smelled of oak, vanilla and citrus. There was a mild caramel aroma, too.

T - Had a tangerine-like citrus taste with sweet caramel. The vanilla and oak added some depth to the beer.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a fairly dry finish.

D - This is really pretty good. I liked it better than the regular version of this beer.

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Photo of Durge
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yet another good find at the can't miss Stub & Herb's in Minneapolis, MN , this brew is a straw amber color with a pretty wispy cover and matching lace. The aroma is a somewhat disappointing, vague malt and subtle pine hop with an almost peppery herbal hint. Kind of a soda quality. I can see some parallel in the flavor but it is decidedly more satisfying with watermelon pine and herbal hops layered over a cookie dough malt. It's medium-plus bodied with very little carbonation but enough to keep it together. A bit viscous and dull in feel with a little bit of a dry finish. There's some apple/melon notes and almost a clove hop idea here. It's not in my piny hop and resinous sweet malt wheelhouse, but it's really just fine, definitely worth a try if you like a heavier DIPA styled brew. Medium drinkability. I would mostly like to see more carbonation to liven this up but I'm glad to have tried it.

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Photo of TubaDan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of pastradul
4.42/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on taster first at Stone OakQuinox about a month ago. And K&B had it on tap so I had to get it again.

the look is a strong yellow/orange. With a good amount of carb on it.

the smell is great. Strong hop presence with lots of crisp pine and floral notes. The smallest amount of booze to it.

the taste is the same as the nose. crisp hop kick upfront then a sharp sweetness and a mildly warming booze hit at the end!

this is a great DIPA in my book.

I would recommend getting this if you see it on tap.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of greencovesteve
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lost Continent Double IPA - Oak Aged from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.86 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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