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Lasso IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Lasso IPALasso IPA

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BA SCORE
79
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406 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 31 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-21-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

BeerBeast, Feb 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

KCBeerNerd, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Jamison85, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Aprice34, Feb 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

tylerstravis, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Hanzo, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

famous_mortimur, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
4.23/5  rDev +23.3%
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.

secondtooth, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

blurredline, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

zeff80, Feb 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

aztraz, Feb 14, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Hopstout, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +16.6%

jpd026, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.79/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Spikester, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Shakydog68, Feb 13, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -18.4%

DemoniChris, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau Dogfish Head IPA glass. Bottled Jan 10th 2014.

A real supper crystal clear body, golden orange and brass bright, with nominal carbonation and some minimal noticeable rising carbonation. Head makes a nice fluffy and bright white appearance, easily fistfull tall and even bubbled, island flowing puck in the middle as it settles. Nice bubbled lacing in rings as well, a real great looker of an IPA.

Nose is quite closed though. Some faint earth but really not getting much of anything. Not very hop forward but strangely no malt presence either.

Palate comes with a very light, but decent malt backbone. In fact so much that it's coming off with lots of toasty aromatics of brown bread, some sweet caramel quite noticeable in the mid palate. Finishes clean with toasty cinnamon. Hop angle just doesn't come into play, with only some mild bitterness on the finish, kind of earth, mint, and virtually nothing long lasting or hints this might even be an IPA.

Overall this comes across like a weakened amber ale, but not a bad tasting beer. In the IPA realm though this just is not getting it done. A bit of a dud.

smakawhat, Feb 11, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 12/18/13.

Appearance: Nice pale caramel color with brilliant clarity and a thin cap of of-white suds.

Aroma: Dough from the malt and citrus from the hops.

Taste: Starts with moderate bitterness, probably around 40 IBUs, but feels more intense due to the lack of malt presence. The hop character is mostly made up of straight up bitterness but there is a hint of earthy/piney flavor, which lingers only slightly in the aftertaste. The label mentions using Centennial and Cascade hops in the brewing process but I'm not getting any of the orange or grapefruit that are the signatures of those varieties. Due to the lack of malt this is quite an unbalanced beer. For my tastes hop-forward beers work best when they are robust overall. Lasso, like other so-called American session ales, is no where near robust. That's not to say it's bad, its just a different hoppy experience compared to the usual pale ales and IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Just above thin in body with average carbonation and good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: The low alcohol IPA style, which I think is being designated as American session ale, is really catching on. This is good for hop heads who like to get the most IBUs out of their session but only a few breweries have really perfected this new style. Unfortunately, based on Lasso, Great Divide isn't quite there, but they're close. With the right combination of hops to balance the bitterness with some sweetness, this could be amazing. Would I drink it again? Sure.

JamesMN, Feb 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Kramerbarthomer, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

MinorThreat, Feb 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.5%

XmnwildX12, Feb 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%

david18, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2%

gwiedman1, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

dbrauneis, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Punisher, Feb 05, 2014
Lasso IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.