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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

414 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 32 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of BeerWizard
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First "session IPA", a style I don't really believe in, from a brewery that I have utmost respect for. Let's see how this goes...

Label on the bottle OK, not tantalizing. Little cowboy silhouette on a cream colored label with "LASSO" in powder-blue lettering. Head is waifish and fleeting, but brew sports a respectable color. Nothing to write home about, though. Nose is super-dank and really citrus, really sweet. Grapefruit-mango-almost-pineapple-thing going on. All pretty much unrepresented in the flavor - this is an IPA? There's really no bitter backing to this, nor is there any malty-middle, it's just a really lightly flavored peach seltzer-like drink.

I could see drinking this after Jazzercising, speed-walking, or taking it sailing. Maybe as an entry-level for someone who "wants to like IPA". Certainly wouldn't buy a six of it, and still not buying into the session-IPA style. Fortunately I got this in the variety pack.

Still love ya, GD, but I'll stick to the Titan.

Photo of barnzy78
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled on JAN 10 2014
L - deep golden/near amber ale topped with a fluffy white head that slowly fades
S - earthy, herbal, citric, piny nose, caramel malt in the background
T - pungent from the get-go with earthy, herbal, piny hops taking over the palate. Some bready caramel malt is present but doesn't hold up at all to the hop assault
F - thinner than medium body, pleasant carbonation, very astringent finish
O - I just need to stop tyring these session IPA's. This needs more malt to give it more sweetness and a malt backbone, and more body. It's all hops, and even though I do appreciate the classic IPA hops used here, I'm just not a big fan of this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
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

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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.

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +2%

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2.8/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

Lasso IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.