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Let It Ride - Indeed Brewing Company

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89
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38 Reviews
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 350
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 25
Gots: 53 | FT: 2
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Indeed Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: sacrelicio on 04-05-2013

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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 350
Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can.

A: Pours a deep amberish gold with a thick white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S: Pine, floral hops, grapefruit, orange peel, caramel malts, and hints of blueberry.

T: Pine hops bite you immediately, then the floral hops, followed by subtly sweet malts, all the while hints of grapefruit, blueberry, orange, and lemon dance in the background.

M: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, nice crisp, bitter, yet smooth finish.

O: An incredibly solid brew that manages to stand out among the flood of IPA's. I highly recommend this beer. (570 characters)

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had a fresh glass of this from the Indeed Tap House--it really was an amazing beer right from the source. I got a single can from Four Firkins in Minneapolis, and the best by date suggests this one should have been consumed by a few days ago. Sad that I sad on this one a little. Poured right from the fridge into my trusty Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a nice deep amber with a slight red tinge to it. Gorgeous off-white head of about three fingers sticks around for a while, never completely dissipates, and leaves some nice cling. Lazy visible carbonation in the glass.

S: Big resinous pine in the nose--very fresh smelling, not stewed. A bit of grapefruit rind and orange. There's some caramel malt trying to peek out, but this one has a pine-o-rama for a bouquet.

T: A very nice pine-bomb of flavor. The taste isn't quite as fresh or bright, obviously, as it was at the Indeed Brewery, but it still brings a ton of great pine-hop, resinous goodness. The front has layers of big spruce notes piled on top of a very smooth, bread-like malt backbone. The middle only sees the pine flavor intensify, and there's that introduction of the grapefruit rind from the nose. The back end is resinous pine bitter all the way, with just a hint of the malts and a lingering perception of orange.

F: This one is on the lighter side of medium-bodied, with a bit more of a watery consistency that I prefer. However, the carbonation level--quite perfect--keeps it from feeling too watery and really brightens things up on the palate. Smooth and creamy in the front and middle--quite bitter in the back.

O: I highly recommend seeking this beer out fresh (right at the brewery, if possible) because it might just be the best single IPA pine-bomb I've ever had. Some might be turned off by all of that coniferous ruckus, but I thinks it's sublime. (1,839 characters)

Photo of maedhros09
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Hazy amber gold with a couple fingers of good tan head that retains well
Smell: fruity, floral
Taste: Dark caramelly malt with blueberry, grapefruit hops and a lot of bitterness. Despite the maltiness, a pretty good balance
Feel: Medium body, smooth carbonation.

Overall: Kind of a unique IPA - lots of malt but still not oversweet with some unique fruity flavors (blueberry in particular). The bitterness is pretty intense and led to some palate fatigue towards the end. (482 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy reddish amber under a 1” white foam cap. S: Grassy hop nose. T: Light, sweet and malt then hop, bigger malt and then a long lingering hop finish where grapefruit rind comes to the fore. F: medium body and carbonation. (227 characters)

Photo of Just_a_beer_lover
1.95/5  rDev -52%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I heard great things about this. Was confused when I read the can and it said blueberry on the nose. Was confused more by dark Munich alt malt. I felt did not taste like it belonged in IPA category; not even sure what category it does belong in. Looked a bit dark for an IPA, not much hop characteristics to me on the nose, and tasted like no other beer I've had before (just not in a good way). I tried it 3 different times on 3 different days. I know this is a really low score against the field, but for me, one of my least enjoyable beer in years. (553 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with an amber color and a decent head; some stringy lacing hangs around

Smell: Herbal and piney tones

Taste: Caramel malts build a base of sweetness and then the pine and herbal flavors take off, dominating the middle and the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A decent IPA but having enjoyed other Indeed beers I was expecting more; the malts here were bigger than I would have liked (443 characters)

Photo of majorbase2
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark, murky copper color. Moderate size light brown foam head that dissipates quickly, leaving a ring of lacing around the edge. A small amount of sediment floating around.

Complex, varied aroma of caramel malts, light pine and citrus. Some nice earthy character. Slight bitterness comes through in the aroma.

Hops are strong. Hops bitterness leads it off. Earthiness and tropical notes. The tropical fruits provide a nice zesty spark that pairs nicely with the hop bitterness. Pine resin is still present. Grows stronger as it warms. Has some candied caramel sweetness.

Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Lots of bitterness. Finishes dry.

First entry from Indeed, a pleasant surprise. Has more character than your typical IPA. (742 characters)

Photo of Taybeh
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can into an imperial pint

a: hazy dark rich amber, two fingers of off-white head that stick around, great lacing
s: big blackberries, blueberries, some citrusy grapefruit and orange providing an edge; resin hoppiness as well and caramel and crystal malt, and some rich dark breadiness as well...nothing light about this baby.
t & m: follows the nose, but more powerful with respect to both the hops and the malts, the former winning out. Love the unique combination of notes here, and though it is a bit heavy and rough, I find it very memorable and enjoyable. I still remember the first year it was brewed and I took a flyer on a pint at a restaurant...was blown away by that first sip. (697 characters)

Photo of hardy008
3.06/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a one finger beige head. The aroma is not very strong, but there is some citrus and tropical fruit, and some caramel malt.

Has a mostly bitter taste, balanced by some sweetness. There is citrus zest, white grapefruit, some tropical fruit, and caramel malt. More bitter than I thought it would be.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and resinous hops with a dry finish, and a bitter aftertaste. This beer didn't do much for me. (457 characters)

Photo of BillRoth
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer Safari in M/SP. Had on tap at Happy Gnome and had bottle later from Heritage Liquors. Great both ways. Great everyday brew. Come home from work and pop one of these asap. (175 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as close as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.92 overall rating is accurate.

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A
Consumed: March 21, 2015
Misc.: Canned on March 6, 2015 at 11:59 a.m.

Thanks Sam!

Poured a caramel, honey, hazy color with four fingers of frothy, khaki-white head. Nice serene setting underneath the head. A decent amount of uneven, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Great, thick retention on the top. A nice-looking beer. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled wet Cascade, blueberry, elderberry, honey, light menthol, pine, strawberry, tropical, mango and pineapple. (Smell - 3.88)

Tasted different than the nose. Got earthy rye, sweetened iced tea, sharp tropical, bitter mango, menthol, herbal, honey, elderberry and faint pineapple. Definitely can taste the 6.8 pct. ABV. Reminded me a tad of Modern Times Blazing World. (Taste - 3.88)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. Grew on me a tad. (Feel - 4.13)

This was a pretty good IPA overall. Grew on me as it went down. Lots of different flavors work well together. (Overall - 3.88)

3.92 | 88 | B+ (1,258 characters)

Photo of Bisco42
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mango, orange, grapefruit, banana, star fruit. So many fruits and hops packed into this one. Really flavorful and pungent. So pleasant, would absolutely search out this one in the future. A unique IPA. (201 characters)

Photo of nickapalooza86
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep copperish amber, looks much like an amber, finger of a off white head and some decent lacing, a bit of a hop haze to it

Smell is a sweet tropical note, some berries, a lot of deep malts, bready, caramel, earthy pine

Taste is sharp citrus, grapefruit peel, herbal hop bitterness, nice bready malt backing, some sweet tropical notes underneath

Mouthfeel is medium full, nicely carbonated, quite dry in finish

Interesting IPA, unique, but probably not something I would drink often. (496 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much darker than I expected. Almost iron water colored. Dank hop smell not overly citrus or floral, dark tea. A little bready sweetness. Bitter palate wrecker but well balanced. (178 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Butcher & The Boar, Minneapolis
Rimming crème head over dark amber body.
Big juicy resin, fresh hop-led nose – massive.
Orange-and-caramel candies, some sappy bite in the middle, then tangerine, pine needle, and lime peel hops.
Orange hard candy finish with twinkles of herb and clean bitter linger.
Medium, sticky, a touch of oil.

Calypso, Mosaic, El Dorado hops

Whomp – there it is! Everything you want from an American IPA: resin, citrus, IBUs, and toffee backbone. Well-judged; substantial without ever getting heavy.

Indeed, tell me more! (568 characters)

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Dark red copper color. Nice bubbly head, but no lacing at all

Smell - what an aroma! lots of bitterness up front followed by a tropical sweetness

Taste - very bitter from start to finish. didn't get much of the tropical fruit I smelled

Mouthfeel - quite crisp, but the bitterness is strong and quite overpowering

Overall - I am not a huge fan of the overly hoppy beers. I can respect what this beer is doing though and was happy to try it. (456 characters)

Photo of TooGood
3.31/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned 4/4/14 and is full of floaties and all I taste is bitter, even though the smell is quite good. Are floaties normal for this beer? If not normal I will review again, if normal I will be drain pouring rest of sixer and never purchasing again. Quite a let down as of now.

Edit...I emailed brewery and was informed it was coagulated chill haze that caused floaties, they will be refunding my six pack. Will review again after new beer purchased. (449 characters)

Photo of shadetree67
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 4/29, consumed 5/18

A. Pour yields 1 finger of head and minimal lacing. The beer is a cloudy brownish amber. It looks good.

S. Really hoppy. It smells great. Caramel malts

T. Lots of resinous pine. Dank. Orange peel and hints of blueberry. Finish is quite bitter with some spice.

M. Medium body and carbonation. Sticky / Dry finish.

O. One of my favorite MN IPAs. Pick one up if you get the chance (413 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4/4/14

A-Darker than most IPA's....a deep dark oak perhaps but even darker than that....head is perfect.

S-Huge aroma of berries, tropical fruits, pine, and floral notes mingled with a bit of caramel like malt backing. I've had about eight of these now and I get different things at different times but it is always abundantly fragrant.

T-I'd call this a "grungy" IPA....dank...pine forest...but at the same time some nice sweeter fruitness from berries and tropical like fruits....they also did not cut corners with the malt. The malt holds up nicely and adds a nice light caramel like touch.

M-Pretty full bodied for an IPA....not particularly clean or dry on the finish....not a bad thing just what it is. Different ways to skin a cat..not that I skin cats or anything..

O-Top notch IPA not for the weak hearted. I did a blind( eyes closed not even looking at the beers) taster with this, Saga and Third Street Spotlight. This blew away the other two in every way. (Spotlight was a surprise #2 in case you were wondering). (1,037 characters)

Photo of papat444
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Tricerahops for throwing this as an extra.

Poured from a 12oz can, canned on 03/17/14.

Pours a copper colored body with small reddish tinges; ecru colored head which is fluffy and full. Aroma of oranges, very resiny. Flavor is aggressive and creamy; raw hops, very earthy feel, bitterness is quite profound, sticks around on the lips and almost burns. To me, it's not a bad thing and i like something that can shake me up, especially when i'm not expecting it. But this IPA isn't for the faint of heart IMO. (519 characters)

Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always up for a new Indeed brew, especially a new local with hops in it. 12 oz. can with typical Indeed hippy-wavy graphics, dated 3/3/14.

Pour leans hard into fly-trapping amber, I'd have wagered this was a red over an IPA, plenty of capering carbonation. Nose clocks in at tropical + malty with a gentle southerly of citrus. Based on smell alone, this one could go either way.

Let it Ride is balanced in a huge, hulking, Shrek kind of way. Hops come screaming out of the glass like ass-pinched HR Manager. Bitterness & ground-picked fruit mix with earthy notes & plenty of sweet caramel malt. Bit of spicing & the bittering hops really stick. Drinkable. Glass is over half-gone in the few minutes it's taken me to get this down in bytes.

Not a new standard-bearer, either for Indeed or Minnesota or IPAs, but a fine way to pass a few minutes with a glass & a my lovely wife. Balanced? Hate that word. This is one of the rare balanced beers that is very good. (966 characters)

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Woo baby. Unlike when my baby mama showed up at my workplace accusing Raul of of being a philanderer, this surprise is actually pleasant. (Oh, and Raul don't play like that. He always stays true. Luv ya, ma.)

Anyway...

Let It Ride was an extra, and Raul is feelin' it like Juan Uribe hitting a go ahead home run in the 2013 LDS while Craig Kimbrel is still warming up in the bullpen. Although the appearance isn't "Adriana Lima centerfold" sexy, it's not bad, and Raul still wouldn't mind spanking it. Taste? Yeah, just subtle notes of all things right like Bach rumblin' and tumblin' on the glass harmonica.

Hell of an extra. Shout out to the main man roostor07 for providing it. (684 characters)

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from can to tulip.

The body has a copper-amber hue that almost turns raspberry red in the light. Ecru-colored foam builds to a finger in width with myriad bubbles in the cap.

The nose has a tangy earthiness with notes of sharp blueberry, pear, and apple. The sweet keeps swirling around the tangy and dirty. That sweet berry quality is wonderful!

The palate is very similar to the nose, with a resin and aspirin bite in the finish. The berry and pear-like qualities play mid-palate with an earthy background. Sweet, herbal, and resin-y.

Let It Ride has a medium heft with creamy carbonation. The beer is drying, leaving the fruity and resin qualities to linger in the back of the throat for a long time.

Let It Ride is an IPA quite unlike anything I have had before. The fruity sweetness is not overdone, with an aggressive hop quality that IPA lovers will enjoy immensely. (885 characters)

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a beautiful looking IPA. Using some of the red and darker malts gives this a beautiful dark red and darker bronze color. Nice amount of head that sticks around for quite a while too. The nose is all super dank earthiness and herbal plants. Marijuana comes to mind especially when smelling this brew. Taste has that very resinous and piney flavor mixed with that earthiness of the smell. Usually I'm not a fan of the dank and piney IPAs but this one works spectacularly together. Mouthfeel is a medium bodied tasty IPA.

I usually like the more fruity aspect of the IPA beer, but this works completely on the other end of the spectrum. (642 characters)

Photo of chanokokoro
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an unbranded willi becker pint glass

Pours a dark burnt orange with heavy amber accents capped by a one and half off-white head. Average retention. Bits of lacing here and there. Dense mixed fruit on the nose. Opens with light apple and pear joined by papaya. Blueberries and blackberries mixed with some pineapple gives way to bitter grapefruit rind on the fairly dry finish. Heavier side of light bodied, smooth and silky on the palate; well carbonated. A very unique American IPA due to the unique hop profile. I've enjoyed everything that I've from Indeed and this brew is no exception. (622 characters)

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Let It Ride from Indeed Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.