IPA Reviews

Lost Continent
SCORE
96/100
1 reviews
Appearance
97/100
Smell
95/100
Taste
96/100
Mouthfeel
96/100
ABV: 8.00%
IBU: 90

Lost Continent

Style - Double IPA

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.

Editor’s Notes:  Lost Continent is an outstanding Double IPA. It has everything you look for in a Double IPA, starting with an impressive orange/copper color to draw you in. The aroma has a lot going on, with citrus and floral hops, bready malt, and a hint of alcohol. The taste is very good as well, with a hop punch up front that gives way to orange and grapefruit flavor.  The hops are balanced nicely but not too aggressively by a bready malt backbone. The finish is smooth but punctuated by the return of some nice hop bitterness – nothing significant – but enough to grab your attention. The mouthfeel is very creamy – you might even call it a dessert IPA. Overall, this is a balanced and fairly complex Double IPA that is sure to please.

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EDITOR'S RATING (OVERALL SCORE: 96)
Appearance
97/100
Smell
95/100
Taste
96/100
Mouthfeel
96/100
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