Lasso | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lasso Session IPA.

LASSO is the new frontier of India Pale Ale. Brewed with a robust roundup of Columbus, Centennial and Cascade hops, its sessionable simplicity proves bigger isn’t always better. But make no mistake – the Wild West hasn’t gone mild. That same untamed IPA spirit thrives, and we reckon this’ll go down mighty fine.

Added by dwagner003 on 11-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
547
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
90
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 547 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Snow81
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of david18
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring out a year old Lasso that I got for super cheap, $3.25 a sixer at Spec's here in Beaumont, TX. If you are prejudiced against old IPA's, Great Divide when kept in good conditions is always an exception. Both of their IPA selections here, Titan and Lasso, are killer and age very well. I've tried hundreds of beers and these are damn good. Maybe it gets better with age?

I had to take care to pour it slowly so it didn't foam up monstrously, others in the six taught me the hard way.

Yeasty sediment on the bottom, hazy gold hefeweizen look to it but very sour like, hoppy IPA smell. Literally shitting out hops. Taste follows suit, predictably - a light bodied, sour hopped mash that is pretty much chuggable. Lower alcohol makes this one an easy session beer. Sour tinge that stays on the back of the tongue. Refreshing after a long shift at work.

INCREDIBLE deal on these beers, Great Divide is killing it. I wish Texas had as good of breweries as Colorado does. Then again there are a lot of things about Colorado to be envious of. Hope to visit as soon as possible. Cheers!

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Photo of RobertColianni
4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of rbrandt22
4.46/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just another great tasting beer by Great Divide

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Photo of Rihup
4.37/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really thought this had a great hop pressence and nice dry finish. Nop quite an ipa but still good

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Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of htdoerge
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of secondtooth
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
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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Photo of RJLarse
4.21/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

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Photo of james02
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Weekiwachee
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
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.

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4.16/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of AndreRus
4.11/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackieTH
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review is from notes.

Pours and orangish-amber with a skien of white foam that deposits rings of lace. Smells of pine and orange pith in a background of biscuit. Flavor is lively with lemon, citrus motes across the tongue, it's moderately bitter and refreshing. Body has a crisp carbonation and firm medium character that holds up well. This is an easy drinking beer, session-city, refreshing as well with great flavor.

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4.07/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Kiabacca glass.
3.75/4.25/4/4.25/4
Clear Amber with two fingers of pitted, frothy head.
It smells fruity and delightful. With orange zest and honeysuckle.
It tastes abrasive and zesty. Light-bodied, but plenty flavorful. Aftertaste is dry and lingering with pine resin. Bit of pineapple and dirt as well.
Great Divide does not disappoint. This is no exception. Recommended.

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Photo of mactrail
4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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4.02/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gold color with a white haze. Lumpy, lasting head. Large fluffy spots on the glass.

This is a well balanced IPA. I get the pale and crystal malt aromas with enough floral hop to create an interesting profile.

The flavor is a bit thinner than the smell indicates. The malt and body are both lighter than I expected. The hop is more bitter (less floral) on the tongue, leaving a long black pepper aftertaste. There are earthy notes throughout the tasting. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14%

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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +14%

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Lasso from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 547 ratings.
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