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Lasso IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Lasso IPALasso IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

68 Reviews
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Reviews: 68
Hads: 497
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 66 | 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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Reviews: 68 | Hads: 497
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (1,872 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: medium orange with a light to moderate haze and a few floaties. Head is a thin finger of frothy ivory foam. Not too bad.

Smell: sweetish, caramelly malt with a lightly citrusy, lightly earthy hop character. Pretty decent.

Taste: the malt is breadier than in the aroma, and is backed by light but nicely citrusy hops. I kind of like it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: this beer is a bit mild but I like it; it's definitely a super drinkable brew. (557 characters)

Photo of corywalston
3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
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. (667 characters)

Photo of ccapurso
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Todd
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Beaver13
2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper amber with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, some fruit and grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts with a lot of grassy hop bitterness and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, an ok IPA. Don't care for the flavors - bready caramel malts with lots of grassy hops. (447 characters)

Photo of mverity
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Billolick
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle

Pours typical almond amber, under a light khaki head. leaves moderate fine lace.

Hops on the nose, grainy and some pine.

Moderate hop punch, again with notes of pine and resin

Medium bodied and carbonation on point.

Respectable, but not outstanding IPA (273 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.3%

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. (250 characters)

Photo of juicebox
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottled on December 18th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: An earthy and grassy hoppy aroma with good hints of grass, pine, and caramel malt. Earthy, floral, and herbal hops with upfront hints of wet grass and spicy pine resin. Citrus hop presence with hints of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Bready malt backing with hints of caramel, biscuit, grains, cracker, and yeast. A solid earthy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and crisp hoppy taste with good notes of grass, pine, and caramel malt. Upfront taste of earthy hops with floral notes. Notes of damp grass and pine resin spice. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, pineapple, and tangerine. Backing presence of pale malt with notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, grains, yeast, and cracker. A pretty solid earthy IPA taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and somewhat oily feel. Finishes dry and smooth.

Overall: A solid East Coast style take on an IPA. Very grassy with a solid malt backing. (1,268 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jminch
3.81/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
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. (172 characters)

Photo of valkyre65
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Brenden
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much epitomizing amber, this beer is a totally clear pale-medium orange with a bright gold flare at the edges. The head, just off-white, is creamy and resides firmly at half a finger's height. Retention is good, and the foam that caps the beer for the remainder of the session drops creamy spotting with some thin webbing at parts.
The smell is mostly hops but, to a point, a little nondescript and leaning somewhat light. It's C-hops all the way with a somewhat dry, pithy note and some raw green stem, balanced by caramel and breads.
The taste brings the greenery and pith with a hit of pine resin in the middle, finishing with a bit of a cardboard flavor at the end. At first, the malts give a note of honey-drizzled biscuits, but it doesn't take much time for that note to fall off.
It's crisp in a medium body that thins out a touch at the end, though it has a soft creaminess all the way through. It goes a hint metallic on the palate as well. Otherwise, the soft and constant crisp and smooth feels balance well. (1,026 characters)

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Lasso IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.