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Lasso IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Lasso IPALasso IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

462 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-21-2013

Brewed with a robust, aromatic roundup of Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hops, Lasso finishes with an impactful 50 IBU and boasts the same bold character that IPA enthusiasts expect.
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Ratings: 462 | Reviews: 63
Photo of rbrandt22
4.46/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just another great tasting beer by Great Divide

Photo of Zach136
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 3-4-15, reviewed 4-23-15.

Appearance: Mostly clear orange one finger head. OK lacing.

Aroma: Pinesol and orange peel hop aroma. Maybe a touch of grainy malt sweetness.

Flavor: Spot on to the nose, but far less appetizing when it actually hits your tongue. Tastes like chewing on an orange peel covered in pinesol.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, harsh finish.

Overall: I saw the score on this beer... no way a GD IPA could score this low I thought... then I tried it. Seriously not good.

Photo of RickS95
2.74/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful IPA with a cloudy yellow amber pour and a frothy off white head up top. Rich, milky beer under an array of meringue. The head retains well and leaves a nice lace behind.

Almost no smell. What's there is all floral with a hint of lemon. Despite the barrage of Left Coast hops, my nose isn't picking up much.

Taste mirrors the nose. Nothing West Coast about this. In it's defense, it's a bit old to be drinking an IPA, but almost no smell and practically no one ingredient stands out in the taste.

It's mostly bready malt and slightly bitter. Kind of smooth from malt that evolves into bitter as the beer works it's way across the tongue.

This isn't a very good beer overall. I love the look but it's all downhill from there.

Photo of buzzarooski
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I DON'T understand why this IPA was ranked as low as it was by BA &THE BROS, and countless others....It was 4.0 quality across the board....I would recommend this beer and will purchase it again. ANOTHER Great beer from Great Divide Brewing Company!

Photo of TMoney2591
3.02/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Y'know, I've always wanted to learn how to do rope tricks. Maybe some day... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear honey, populated by some minor particulates, topped by a couple fingers of off-white foam. The nose comprises dried flowers, powdered sugar, sweet biscuit, and a few drops of honey. The taste holds notes of flowers, light biscuit, and a vague sense of slightly earthy greens. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a meek, unappealing IPA, something I don't plan on revisiting any time soon.

Photo of Rihup
4.37/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really thought this had a great hop pressence and nice dry finish. Nop quite an ipa but still good

Photo of Hopsicutioner
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice hop. Heavy grapefruit taste crisp

Photo of citizencane
3.79/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: hazy medium orange brown, but quite lackluster.

Smell: malty tea.

Taste: again, malty tea, but with some hops this time.

Feel: crisp, but very thirst-quenching- like good homemade sun tea (notice a theme here?)

Overall: I've had this before and was quite fond of it. Having it again now, and will be having it again in the future. Not sure I'd call this an IPA, but it's crisp, straightforward, and quite tasty. This was bottled July 18, so perhaps it's not as hoppy as a fresher bottle would be.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Faint pine and light biscuit nose. Pours gold with a slight haze with a 1” yellow tinted foam cap that produces light lace. Has a light fruit palate over grain that leads to a citrusy, resiny hop finish. Effervescent, medium light body, fairly dry.

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle

Unusual IPA in that the aroma is light and about as malty as it is hoppy, yet the flavor is quite hop dominated. Lingering bitter and hoppy aftertaste.

Photo of corywalston
3.84/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A. Slightly aggressive poor 1 ¼ inch white head that dissipated to a ½ inch throughout the entire glass. I love the suds of this beer. Little to no carbonation after it is poured, it must be up at the top of the glass with its friends.
S. Hops, citrus, lemon, little caramel.
T. Big flavor very hoppy for only 5% ABV. Taste is not as complex as it smells. Taste very little alcohol.
M. Dry like most IPA’s but not to the point of cottonmouth.
O. Finished with the glass laced with foam and the bottom of the glass still had form. Have I mentioned that I love the suds? This IPA is pretty good. I would recommend to beginner IPA drinkers. Average buzz for 5% ABV.

Photo of CHickman
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours hazy gold color with sediment floating around and a thick 2 finger foam white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes, fading slowly, leaving good foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Smells of cereal, piney hops, grapefruit, grains, herbs, and earthy notes like very dry hay or wheat. The initial hop whiff was like a flash as the malt then pretty much took over; timid nose for an IPA from Great Divide.

Taste follows suit and like the nose consists of cereal, piney hops, cracker, grapefruit, lemon zest, roasted grains, very light spices, a mild caramel sweetness and earthy notes like very dry hay or wheat. The hops come out more in the flavor, as does the bitterness, but this is much maltier than I expected and seems more like a malty English IPA than an American West Coast IPA.

Mouthfeel is thick and on the chewy side with light carbonation, an average to slightly smooth feel and a good amount of bitterness that trails off on the clean side.

Not nearly as good as Titan IPA, Hercules DIPA or even the fantastic Fresh Hop Pale Ale, but it’s a decent average IPA. This was bottled on 2/17/14 so I need to try this fresh in hopes that it has more hop zing and is better overall.

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The 4th beer of tonight's great divide sampler night. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, some hops. Taste is well balanced, some pine, a mild bitterness, very drinkable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

Photo of BuzzLitebier
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Had a growler of this yesterday. Aroma was OK. The taste was pretty good- definitely on the piney/resinous side in terms of flavor, but had a lingering bitterness I didn't think much of. It's a solid beer, but not my favorite from them.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.4/5  rDev -30.2%

Pours a finger and half of foamy head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is mild pine and honey; there's an off-smell too.
The taste has a dry pine bitterness throughout, a mild malt sweetness joins in the middle. A little watery in the flavor.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The smell isn't great and the flavor is okay.

Photo of FickleBeast
3.75/5  rDev +9%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled 3/6/14.

Pours a hazy orange amber color with a full finger and a half of fluffy foam. Aroma is still decently hoppy, with a lot of piney hoppiness coming through. First sip has a pleasant nuttiness followed by a quick bitter bite.

Pretty decent for a sessionable IPA, but doesn't hold up to the heavy hitters in the style like Founders All Day.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 8/17/2014 at Pour Farm in New Bedford, MA, served in a becker pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, citrus and earthy hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then an earthy but not too strong hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easy, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice less-harsh IPA to drink for a while.

Photo of metter98
3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and bits of lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with hints of grassy and herbal hops.
T: The taste starts off with flavors of citrusy hops and has notes of grassy and herbal hops towards the finish along with a moderate amount of bitterness, the latter of which persists into the aftertaste along with the herbal hop flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has a variety of hop aromas and flavors, but none of them really stand out as being that interesting.

Photo of gillagorilla
3.29/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog goblet (5/22/14)

A: Blonde amber body that pours with a nice thick foamy head that is gone fast enough, with some nice lacing.

S: Light tropical breeze that fades into pines and malts.

T: The flavor overall is quite tame and low-key, with only a hint of bitterness in the back of the throat. I'd heard decent things about it, but this just run of the mill to me or even a bit below. It is decent for what it is, but some IPAs can stand up to a bit of age (almost 2 months) and still be quite pungent and delicious. You don't even get the good malt flavor here.

M: Smooth with no roughness.

O: This one probably needs to be super fresh to be good. Sadly, it didn't lasso me in. It is what it is, and that isn't much.

Photo of Act25
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lasso is underrated. Actually, I find the session IPAs all pretty much in the same pack. My favorite is BOAT BEER by Carton followed by FOUNDERS ALL DAY IPA.

look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Honey yellow coppery body (darker than Boat) with moderate amounts of active carbonation. Sports a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a thick film. Moderate lacing.

S: Plentiful aromas of grassy and earthy hops with citrus/grapefruit hops and barely any caramel malts.

T: Follows smell, and pleasant. Upfront light biscuit malts with a bit of caramel sweetness. Followed by earthy hops with plentiful grassy + herbal hops and a bit of citrus/grapefruit hops. Light bitterness, short finish, but clean, good food beer.

M: Medium bodied. moderate amounts of carbonation, nice bitter finish, clean.

O: It's a session IPA, bright, grassy, refreshing, conversational.

Photo of avalon07
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear texture. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of hops and a little malt.

T: Tasted of hops, a little bit of citrus, malt, and a some pine. This is an unbalanced flavor. It's overly hoppy, which doesn't give the other ingredients enough room to be effective. Other than this, it tends to be a little watery in the finish.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a bitter mouthfeel and a watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: Great Divide has certainly done better work. This beer simply doesn't come off.

Photo of dar482
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a bright rich sunset amber.

The aroma is lacking of grain and grass.

The flavor has citrus peel in the front, but then onto grass and a strong medicinal astringent bitterness on the back. The beer lacks flavor, but is easy drinking, except for that punch of bitterness in the back.

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing from notes after drinking this one on 2/23/14. Enjoyed out of a brown 12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 1/9/14 stamped on the side of the label. And while it doesn't say "session IPA", the description on the label refers to its "sessionable simplicity", and at 5%, it's lower than your typical IPA in alcohol content. Poured into the Speigelau IPA-specific glass.

Appearance - This is a very pretty looking beer, with a body that pours crystal clear, with a jewel-like brassy hue that includes shades of amber, burnt orange and tarnished gold. A lazy stream of carbonation bubbles rises up from the etching on the glass, replenishing a towering three finger head of off-white foamy head. Retention is slight, with dissipation beginning to occur almost immediately, and leaving a healthy mottling of silky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell - Unfortunately, the aroma isn't as enrapturing as the wonderful appearance. Somewhat bland notes of pale malt sit alongside herbal, grassy and floral overtones from the hop profile. There is a much more fleeting hint of some citrus, like generic zest, but it's hard to detect. This one is mostly grain and grass.

Taste - The hop profile comes through a bit more here, but on the side of bitterness and again with mild notes of grass and gentle floral characteristics. Citrus is even less present here than it was in the aroma, but the grain seems to come through, with overt notes of barley and whole grains that provide just a touch of sweetness to the overall dry characteristics.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation. Nothing particularly memorable.

Overall, a decent enough beer on its own, but as with so many in this "style", it's not interesting enough to make me want to grab more than one in a sitting, even though the lower alcohol content would allow me to do so without getting sloppy.

Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Feb. 4 2014. Getting on for an IPA, purchased in a mixed sixpack a week and a half ago

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Clear amber with an inch tall white head which receded to thin even surface foam and sense lacing

s: Mild pine

t: Mild to moderate piney hops over a medium sweet bready malt base. Bitterness lingers briefly on the tongue. Slight grassiness in the finish.

m; Light to moderate with good body.

o: A nice addition to the new session IPA trend, a fine dinner or session drink due to the mild nature of both malt and hop flavors.

Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 355 ml. bottle bottled on February 27, 2014. Sampled on April 21, 2014

The pour is golden copper amber with a long lasting white foamy head. Nice to look at.

The aroma is not very rambunctious. I'm getting some toasted biscuit malt and a decent enough hop note but overall it is subtle and vaguely soapy.

Smooth, medium body that makes it easy to drink.

The taste is a step up from the aroma with a more notable hop bitterness mixing in with the roasted biscuit malts.

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Lasso IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.