"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 notes of tangerine zest and fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice."
Specifications: Original Gravity: 18 Plato (1.072) Malts: Idaho 2-Row Brewers, German CaraHell & Vienna International Bittering Units: 90+ Hops: Galena, Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo & Simcoe, Dry hopped with Summit, Columbus, Simcoe & Cascade Alcohol by Volume: 8.0%