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Lasso IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Lasso IPALasso IPA

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BA SCORE
80
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68 Reviews
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Reviews: 68
Hads: 495
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
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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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Photo of secondtooth
4.23/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great DIvide's entry into the "session IPA" sweepstakes proves to be a winner! Pours a semi-cloudy amber, with a nice head of white suds. Gorgeous, detailed lacing.

Nose is crisp citrus hops. A great beginning!

Taste is a wonderful blend of thick and chewy tropical and citrus hops. I get orange, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit in the mix. Absolutely a treat and one I'll be looking for again. (397 characters)

Photo of RJLarse
4.21/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a growler fill (Tap-A-Draft) of Lasso at Growler Guys. Poured in to a schooner.

Pours a rich gold color with a thick foamy white head.

Smell is a faint pine scnent. More pine than fruit.

Taste is a well balanced malt and hop flavor. Not overly sweet or bitter.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, with a bitter short-lived aftertaste.

Overall a good IPA. Not over the top on the citrus hop side of things. I'll enjoy this for a couple of weeks. (457 characters)

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)

Photo of mactrail
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely golden amber color with a fine-grained white head in the Ommegang chalice. Light aroma of flowers and warm biscuits. Rich mouthful of creamy carbonation.

Flavor is spicy with a cedar edge. Some honeydew melon and a tiny hint of apple pie spice. Hops are not so bitter but provide an interesting blend of tangy wood and light resin with a touch of sweet gardenia in the nose. Think of a Belgian IPA with a flowery character and less of the yeasty bitterness. Or a Pilsner with a hint of green chiles.

I guess this is a good example of how expectations influence review. If you're expecting a take-no-prisoners IPA, this isn't it. But it's a perfectly drinkable lighter style of hoppy brew that doesn't fit into the categories perfectly. Great Divide keeps coming up with beers you want a six-pack of. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego. (869 characters)

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 JWU
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass

A- a clear yellow/amber with a little chill haze and a HUGE fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S- lots of orange, some grapefruit, and a hint of pine.

T- a quick biscuity malt sweetness is quickly overridden by a smack of orange, and hints of grapefruit and pine. Fairly bitter for only 50 ibu's.

M- Feels more significant on the palette than it is due to the fairly aggressive bitterness. Normal amount of carbonation.

O- Not sure why this isn't getting better scores, I found this to clearly be one of the better session IPA's I've had. (589 characters)

Photo of buzzarooski
4/5  rDev +14.3%
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! (249 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9 Jan 14

Pours golden with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Grass, floral notes & both fade over time

T: Follows the nose, orange peel & lemons up front. Lovely bready notes as this warms, a touch of grapefruit & lemongrass too. Finishes with a little bready sweetness, grapefruit & lemons & a touch of herbal hops, plus dryness

MF: Medium bodied with firm carbonation, good balance

Drinks easy, not as good as All Day, but a suitable substitute (492 characters)

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a clear see-through copper. A sudsy white head sits on top and is slow to recede. Light lines of lacing remain.

The aroma is piny, bright, and citrusy, with a little bit of woodiness.

The taste starts out mostly with a peppery cedar taste. It shifts into citrus rind and hoppy bitterness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is bright and clean.

Overall, this is a really decent IPA that is straightforward, without a lot of floral notes or fruitiness. It is pretty bitter in the finish. (530 characters)

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.89/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 12/17/2013; into a pub glass.
Appearance - gold, slight orange tint. Thin, white head with good retention. Lacing is thick and sticky.
Smell - grapefruit, pepper, some grass and pine.
Taste - follows the nose, easy to drink and refreshing. Seems to me this should be offered during the Summer.
Feel - a bit light, as to be expected from the 5% ABV. A nice, subtle grapefruit bitterness on the finish.
Overall - this appears to be GD's attempt at a more hop forward IPA. It's good, but I believe they do a better job with their more balanced IPA offerings. (602 characters)

Photo of JayQue
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice sessionable IPA. Pours a clear golden color into a pint glass. Big white head with thick bnds of lacing.

Aroma of citrus and grassy hops. Fairly robust for a low abv ber.

Taste is very good. Mostly citrus (grapefruit) hops and some grassy hops. Enough malt to keep it balanced, but definitely a nice bitter IPA.

Mouthfeel is crisp but also soft and pillowy (like Blind Pig).

A very good robust sessionable IPA. (419 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 Spikester
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber with at least two fingers of white puffy head. Lasts about ten minutes and leaves rings of lace.
Smell reminds me of fresh cut strawberries it is so floral.
Taste is hops bitterness as expected. A bit of yeast some pine and a slight leather aspect. Malt is present but just enough for the style.
Mouthfeel is slightly thin and carbonation is more than enough. Long bitter dry finish. Crisp.
If there were a separate class for 5% IPAs this would be the best I've had so far. Very tasty.
Brewed on date Dec. 19, 2013. (535 characters)

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 citizencane
3.79/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (511 characters)

Photo of scotorum
3.78/5  rDev +8%
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. (586 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
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. (721 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear honey yellow orange in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass pretty quickly and some copper highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a patchy thick film covering the entire surface of the beer littered with groupings of large bubbles and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grassy and earthy hops with a light hint of citrus/grapefruit pith hops and a touch of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit malts with a very light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of earthy hops with light to moderate flavors of grassy + herbal hops and just a touch of citrus/grapefruit pith hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which linger for a short while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly slick with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely an East Coast style of IPA, not exactly what I was expecting but it was definitely an enjoyable brew. Nice flavors from the hops and easily drinkable with well hidden alcohol. I would grab this one again. (1,234 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light fizzy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice soapy lacing, crystal clear apricot orange honey colored.

Nose nice hops, some citrus and fruity hops, hint of a citrus rind, mild grassy floral hop note, with a bit of a fruity bubblegum, nice hops but a bit on the lighter side, with a little malty base, bit of candied citrus, hint tangerine.

Taste brings more hops and fair bitterness, little fruity bubblegum again, generic fruity fruit, little citrus and rind, mild pith, mild resin, little spicy floral hops too. Mild fluffy malt base, little sweetness to balance. Fair bitterness that continues to increase and get fairly spicy and a little earthy even, bit chewy like, with more rind increasing towards the finish. Finish dries and get very bitter, little salty bitter spicy hop, earthy, chewy, little resin and citrus and fruit lingering, little sticky but mostly dry.

Mouth is med bod but a bit light, nice fluffy carb,

Overall pretty nice, the aroma is a bit light but nice hop profile, nice hop flavor profile too with a nice increasing hop bitterness which is good cause it started a bit too light for an IPA to start, little malt but a decent balance, but hops really take the show. (1,216 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: deep to medium golden body with a couple of fingers of antique white foam; modest laces left behind

S: grapefruit pith and orange groves, floral and herbal accents

T: bright, floral citric hoppiness; crisp, clean pale malt base

M: smooth, bittering, medium-light body, moderate carbonation

O: a good DIPA, but I'm partial to Titan (shoulda done a side-by-side) - the hop bill will appeal to fans of Cascade, Centennial, and Columbus, as they are featured here. The beer isn't as mediocre as reviews (my own included) may indicate, but in a market flooded with American IPAs, it doesn't do much to distinguish itself. I also think it would have benefitted from a higher abv. (688 characters)

Photo of FickleBeast
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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. (400 characters)

Photo of TeamMathis
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smooth. Maybe slightly. A little fruity. Pine is good and has a nice bitter smell and taste. It's a pretty orange and has a nice head. I would get this again. This is a long the lines of a Pale. (194 characters)

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lasso pours a warm golden color with just a little bit of copper in it. Head is rocky and white, head retention is great.

Aroma is strongly of hops with a light malt backbone. Hops are piney, resiny, and a little fruity. Everything plays very well together

Beer is a little sweet to start with a hoppy finish. Not too bitter and very refreshing. Resiny hops at the finish leave you wanting another sip.

Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation.

One of the many things that Great Divide seems to constantly nail is giving their IPAs a malt backbone that complements the hops. This beer is no exception. A great session IPA, just hoppy enough to get you hooked without burning you out by being overboard. (700 characters)

Photo of a0lbudman
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-very clear golden color with a large white head that leaves a lace
S-a strong pine hop aroma
T-hops is strong with the malt flavor coming through at first. Then you get the hops in the aftertaste til the finish with the hops fading in the end
M-light to medium body, and medium high carbonation
O-very clean crisp taste. (322 characters)

Photo of Act25
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (907 characters)

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