Style: Session IPA

ABV: 5.0

Aroma: 10
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Great Divide Brewing Company Lasso

What the brewers say

“Brewed with a robust roundup of Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops, its sessionable simplicity proves bigger isn’t always better.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Tangerines, caramel, tropical fruit, and lemon—smells sweet and malty with a bit of cotton candy and some grassy, herbal, slightly earthy hops aromas.”

Flavor: “Tropical fruit and moderate caramel—herbal, toasty, and crisp. Good mouthfeel and body, followed by just the right amount of bitterness. Flavor hops don’t make a big impression, though, because a rounded bitterness dominates. Very dry finish with some lingering bitterness that fades into a pleasant afterglow.”

Overall: “Tropical fruits and citrus in the hops flavor, followed by a bigger-than-normal malt character gives this a pleasant richness that doesn’t sacrifice drinkability. This one is mostly about bitterness, but—to its credit— isn’t harsh about it. A solid example of the style with nice hops avor, proper bitterness, and a substantial body for a session IPA. Could pass for an English pale ale.”

What our editors thought



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