In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Great Divide Brewing Company Lasso

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.”