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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 isnít always better. But make no mistake Ė the Wild West hasnít gone mild. That same untamed IPA spirit thrives, and we reckon thisíll go down mighty fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1534) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Unbelievable richness and flavor at 5%. Creamy palate, bread malts, lots of unctuous yeast, and a grapefruit, tangerine, mown grass hop. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1617) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold light body, but not too thin. Nice hoppiness with lighter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (7858) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Meh. This ainít overly fresh coming up on 4 months old (but still on the shelf) but its a little lacking in hops, especially the nose. Nice enough just not what I prefer in an ipa. You have to work for a lightly grassy malty nose and the flavor is more akin with an apa. Crisp feel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (564) - - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2015 Middle gold color, cloudy, billowing and stiff head that fills the glass to the top and stays there. Medium body, strong flavor, smooth texture, low alcohol heat, explosive (literally) carbonation, long palate. Very bitter, not without a slightly sweet malty background. Hoppy and slightly malty, yeasty. Good, assertive, not great. Cloudy, dry, gassy, bottle conditioned?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Crisp light copper coloured body with a very thin, one centimetre tall just white head. Aroma of fresh hops, yeast, wort, lemons and a bit of cardboardie funk as malt. Light-bodied; Strong flavour of grassy and very perfumey hops with a kick of lemons and yeast noticeable and a hint of very light honey sweetness. Aftertaste shows only a touch of the hop bitterness, but mainly a very mild and slightly watery finish. Overall, a decent light IPA with some bitterness up front, but not enough depth or complexity to be a good beer from this style. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle given to me at the brewpub in Denver, Colorado (due to it being a low-fill) on 07-June-2014 sampled at home in Washington on 14-August-2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2014
The color is a hazy orange with a large white head that fades somewhat quickly. The aroma blends resin and floral hops with light malts, and the taste is slightly bitter, slightly sweet, and a touch sour; the mouthfeel fuses a slick texture, medium-light body, soft carbonation, and a slightly bitter yet fairly abrupt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Nice summer beer. Has a bit of malt in the aroma. The taste is all hops. Maybe one dimensional but a good thirst quencher. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
umich03jm (2991) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a big foamy head that fades very slowly and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is surprisingly malty with stale floral hops and a little fruit. Tastes like dry stale flowers, honey, and light caramel. Not a great effort from Great Divide.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1331) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Light amber with thin white lasting head; aroma is light semi hoppy and malty; Flava is same with notes of bitter hops and seltzer; feels medium and foamy; finsiens dry but not bitter

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
jbuskirk (924) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Great Divide makes some amazing beers but Lasso totally baffled me. I love the bottle artwork, but the inspiration behind the name and its imagery was confusing. Is this a Wild West theme that refers to the fact that this is (supposedly) a West Coast type ale? Is it just a cowboy theme for the hell of it? Beats the shit out of me. More importantly, the beer itself seemed uncharacteristically half-assed. Color was a nice, clear orange but the head was unimpressive. Aroma was faint but had good hints of spice, grass, and bread. Taste followed the nose by being spicy, grassy, bready but unfortunately that meant that the flavor was also subdued. I wanted this beer to be bigger - that doesnít necessarily mean more bitter though that would have helped. I was surprised by the lack of citrus flavor. While the low ABV is good, Iíve had too many great Session IPAís to give Lasso a pass because of that. Lastly, this ale just didnít feel quite right. To be fair it was totally inoffensive but I like IPAís to be either complex and crisp or lively and wet. In the end, Lasso was neither dry nor particularly refreshing. I still love Great Divide and I acknowledge that this beer could have been MUCH worse but itís still a damn shame.

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