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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3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted on Tap, and In Can, updating tasting notes.

A — Pours a bright clear orange color, with a thin, quickly fading light white head. Minimal lacing. Very light in appearance and texture for the style.

S — Smells slightly sweet, some peppery and vegetal hop notes, slightly sweet balance of malts as well. Also a nice bit of orangy lemony sweetness to it as well.

T — Tastes fairly one dimensional, some peppery vegetal hop profile, nice enough showcase of columbus hops, but could use more of a hop punch. Bitter, piney, hoppy, dry, light. Really bitter up front, but fades rather quickly.

M — Light-Medium bodied, very light for the style, though there is a little bit of a sweet malt balance underneath.

O — Good beer here, just very light for an IPA, not bad at all though.

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3.84/5  rDev +11%

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3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle

Unusual IPA in that the aroma is light and about as malty as it is hoppy, yet the flavor is quite hop dominated. Lingering bitter and hoppy aftertaste.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A. Slightly aggressive poor 1 ¼ inch white head that dissipated to a ½ inch throughout the entire glass. I love the suds of this beer. Little to no carbonation after it is poured, it must be up at the top of the glass with its friends.
S. Hops, citrus, lemon, little caramel.
T. Big flavor very hoppy for only 5% ABV. Taste is not as complex as it smells. Taste very little alcohol.
M. Dry like most IPA’s but not to the point of cottonmouth.
O. Finished with the glass laced with foam and the bottom of the glass still had form. Have I mentioned that I love the suds? This IPA is pretty good. I would recommend to beginner IPA drinkers. Average buzz for 5% ABV.

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3.43/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours hazy gold color with sediment floating around and a thick 2 finger foam white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes, fading slowly, leaving good foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Smells of cereal, piney hops, grapefruit, grains, herbs, and earthy notes like very dry hay or wheat. The initial hop whiff was like a flash as the malt then pretty much took over; timid nose for an IPA from Great Divide.

Taste follows suit and like the nose consists of cereal, piney hops, cracker, grapefruit, lemon zest, roasted grains, very light spices, a mild caramel sweetness and earthy notes like very dry hay or wheat. The hops come out more in the flavor, as does the bitterness, but this is much maltier than I expected and seems more like a malty English IPA than an American West Coast IPA.

Mouthfeel is thick and on the chewy side with light carbonation, an average to slightly smooth feel and a good amount of bitterness that trails off on the clean side.

Not nearly as good as Titan IPA, Hercules DIPA or even the fantastic Fresh Hop Pale Ale, but it’s a decent average IPA. This was bottled on 2/17/14 so I need to try this fresh in hopes that it has more hop zing and is better overall.

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