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Lasso IPA - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Lasso IPALasso IPA

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BA SCORE
78
okay

359 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

vfgccp, Jan 25, 2014
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RyanAU, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9.3%

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.

Greywulfken, Jan 18, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev +3.2%

new one from great divide, billed as a session ipa, i found this to be a little heartier and heavier than i like a session ipa to be. nice clear golden color with some depth to it and an inch of long lasting white fluff in my pint glass. the nose on this is great, like a robust ipa with plenty of centennial woodiness and bitterness, but enough citrusy hops to keep it a little lighter than the harder hitters. great flavor, all hop driven, and a cleaner finish for the style. my problem with this is the feel. its got quite a bit of body still and as such drinks a little heavier than it should. its also relaxed on the carbonation front, which makes it slower drinking still. 5% abv is also sessionable only in context, and ten of these would be a tough task by any measure. this is a tasty brew, im glad they are moving in this direction, but it falls short of a beer like all day ipa, the standard by which session ipas are measured.

StonedTrippin, Jan 18, 2014
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sgttibbs, Jan 13, 2014
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Tumble, Jan 10, 2014
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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.

JuicesFlowing, Jan 08, 2014
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Whiskeydeez, Jan 04, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev -5%

"Lasso." 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded pry-off pressure cap and appealing label acquired as part of a six pack at me local CO bottle shop and served into a nonic pint glass in me parents' gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery. The label clearly describes it as an IPA. Bottled 12/17/13. 5% ABV confirmed.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a 3.5 finger wide head of white colour. Soft and fluffy. Not as smooth or even as would be ideal. Head retention is pretty good (though the ABV is merely average) - about 6-7 minutes. No real lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a clear translucent textbook copper of average vibrance. Appears adequately carbonated.

A standard appearance for an IPA. It's not unique or special, but there are no egregious flaws.

Sm: Biscuity malts, floral hop character, traces of generic citrusy notes, caramalt, light hints of breadiness, and pale malts. It comes off fresh and is inviting, but the lack of yeast character makes me reticent to call it alive. Hoppy bitterness is present but well tamed.

No overt alcohol is noticeable.

It's a pleasant aroma of average strength. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: The pale malt foundation provides a solid unobtrusive base for the hop character - which is primarily floral with some light citrus in there too. Grapefruit I guess, but it's pretty vague. There's also some biscuity malt character and breadiness present throughout. Sweet caramalt keeps the hoppy bitterness nicely in check, but the balance isn't quite ideal. It's a cohesive build for an IPA, but isn't gestalt or unique. I like the choice of hops, but it's nothing we haven't seen before. It's not a particularly bold or inspired brew and Great Divide has clearly played it rather safe.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Not as complex or subtle as it could be, but there are few beers I can't say that about. There's no real nuance or intricacy here.

I do like it, but it doesn't impress. It's coming off more like the type of beer you'd bring a 6er of to a party, and doesn't demand your attention for appreciation. Sometimes, that's nice.

No yeast, alcohol, or off notes come through. It's a pretty clean profile all around.

Mf: Smooth and wet, though it does coarsen somewhat on the climax to accentuate the bursts of hoppy flavour. Slightly overcarbonated. It's got good thickness and body. The presence on the palate is refreshing yet still weighty enough to deliver the full punch of the flavours. Texture complements the taste pretty well; I wouldn't say it comes off custom-tailored to it though. Could be softer.

It's not astringent, oily, harsh, gushed, hot, or boozy.

Dr: Absolutely a drinkable IPA, and one I wouldn't mind having in the fridge for casual consumption. It doesn't stand out amidst the myriad of superior IPAs at its price point (or even availability), but it's far from disappointing. Just a nice little no-nonsense IPA that doesn't break the bank. It has its place, and I'm glad I have a 6 pack to work through, but I wouldn't recommend it to friends. More above average work from the cats over at Great Divide.

Low B-

kojevergas, Jan 02, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +3.5%

Clear golden orange. Extremely clear that is... Head is white, small, and lacing forms some nice sheety patches on the glass. Aroma is very clean....light tangerine citrus hops, faint tropical fruit, zesty floral, and some buttery cornbread malt. Interesting. Aromas come through a little staggered to me though not unpleasantly so. Taste is lightly sweet and bitter. Dark piney kind of hop flavor but really hops are mostly bittering. Lacking flavor hops. White bread maltiness, again all is very clean. Mouthfeel is very slightly syrupy, slick, dry, a touch chalky. Overall this is not a bad beer. More of a pale ale than an IPA. Could use some fine tuning maybe but I would try it again. This bottle seems particularly fresh to me too.

tastybeer, Jan 01, 2014
Lasso IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.