Lasso | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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 StoutSnob40 on 11-21-2013

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2.32/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottled on 1/9/14.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with really odd metallic and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very poor beer with a nice aroma, but oddly enough the taste is astringent, metallic, and makes this one very hard to drink.

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2.4/5  rDev -30.6%

Pours a finger and half of foamy head on a hazy straw colored body.
The aroma is mild pine and honey; there's an off-smell too.
The taste has a dry pine bitterness throughout, a mild malt sweetness joins in the middle. A little watery in the flavor.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
The smell isn't great and the flavor is okay.

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2.4/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.4/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Over an inch spume, quickly becomes mashed potatoey. Very clear copper pour
Grassy hops, a little sour fruit
Crisp one-dimensional citrus flavor. Leaves you with woody bitterness
Feels like every other beer
Truly a flavorless letdown. The blandness of light beers but too bitter to be really drinkable

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2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper amber with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malts, some fruit and grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet bready caramel malts with a lot of grassy hop bitterness and a little fruit. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with slightly sharp carbonation.

Overall, an ok IPA. Don't care for the flavors - bready caramel malts with lots of grassy hops.

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2.66/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Bottled On: DEC-17-2013 Fresh!

Brilliantly clear orange with a small, soapy off-white head. Weird vegetal aroma upfront...peas, grass, some floral notes. Oily, peppery hop flavor with a snappy, bitter finish. Grass, earth, pine, pepper...sort of raw and weird, but at least not as vegetal. With a hop profile of Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade, something is very wrong here. Medium bodied, textured, and crisp. Not at all what I expected and I have to assume not what was intended. Maybe I'll give it another try in the future if they work things out.

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2.66/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Great Divide Lasso: I am a big Great Divide fan, and their Titan IPA is one of my top IPA's. But the Lasso falls short.

Nice bronze color topped with a hearty head that lasts and lases well. Not much punch to the aroma

The flavor is lean on hops and big on bitterness. This beer will go well with certain foods, but the raspy bitterness and lack of depth make it a poor selection for the beer you were looking to savor this evening.

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2.68/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.74/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful IPA with a cloudy yellow amber pour and a frothy off white head up top. Rich, milky beer under an array of meringue. The head retains well and leaves a nice lace behind.

Almost no smell. What's there is all floral with a hint of lemon. Despite the barrage of Left Coast hops, my nose isn't picking up much.

Taste mirrors the nose. Nothing West Coast about this. In it's defense, it's a bit old to be drinking an IPA, but almost no smell and practically no one ingredient stands out in the taste.

It's mostly bready malt and slightly bitter. Kind of smooth from malt that evolves into bitter as the beer works it's way across the tongue.

This isn't a very good beer overall. I love the look but it's all downhill from there.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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Lasso from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 548 ratings