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Let It Ride - Indeed Brewing Company

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299 Ratings
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 26
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 299 | Reviews: 35
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Photo of bsp77
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from can into Nonic pint.

Appearance: Very cloudy amber-orange. Much darker than expected. Good sized off-white head at first, which settles back to fine lacing.

Smell: Berry, orange, pineapple, mango and peach. Wonderful aroma.

Taste: Similar hop taste as with the aroma - berry, orange, pineapple, mango and peach, but also some grapefruit and pine, especially at the finish. Solid malt backbone of caramel and maybe even a touch of toffee. Finish is more bitter than most tropical fruit hop bombs.

Feel: Medium to full body, fairly oily with decent carbonation. Finish is very dry.

Overall: Very flavorful and bitter IPA. Just a solid sucker punch overall.

Photo of MattyG85
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Indeed shaker glass. Canned on 3/3/14.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A very juicy and dank hop forward aroma with big hints of tropical fruits, pine, and grass. Upfront citrus hops with ripe hints of grapefruit, mango, orange, lemon, tangerine, pineapple, apricot, kiwi, and melon. Earthy and floral hop hints of grassy hops and some spicy pine resin. Solid backing malt presence with some hints of sweet caramel, grains, yeast, and cracker. A really good hoppy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy, dank, and nicely oily hop driven taste with a lot of citrus, pine, and grassy hops. Upfront tropical citrus hops with notes of grapefruit, mango, orange peel, lemon, pineapple, tangerine, apricot, melon, and kiwi. Big presence of earthy and floral hops with some notes of grass and some spicy pine resin. Solid background of sweet malt with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, and yeast. Very juicy and nicely bitter. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very juicy and oily with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A really good IPA. Great citrus and piney hop flavors with a nice caramel background. Kind of reminds me of Surly Furious. Indeed kills it again with another great IPA.

Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.91/5  rDev -6%
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.

Photo of morimech
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely on the darker end of the IPA spectrum. Clear dark reddish amber color with one finger of head that had good retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

First whiff and I get the wonderful Mosaic hops. Dank herbal pine smell. A bit of forest floor. I also pick up notes of citrus like tangerine and lemons. The brewer hints of blueberry, but I am not getting any of that. Hop aromas have no trouble overpowering the malt.

This is one brutally bitter hop bomb. Weighs in with 90 IBUs so not surprised. I would of liked this single hopped with Mosaic, but we also get Calypso and El Dorado that add citrus and tropical fruit flavors to go along with the dank Mosaic. Sweetness of the malt makes a valiant effort to balance the beer but it is a lost cause. Has a bit of a red ale flavor to the malt bill with caramel and slightly toasted flavor.

Solid body and carbonation. Feels a little bigger than other IPAs around this brews ABV. Nice smooth texture.

A lot going on with the hops as it packs a lot of their flavor. I like the malt choices but I think I would this more if it was single hopped with Mosaic and at lower IBU levels.

Photo of TooGood
3.31/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Photo of yamar68
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really a pretty looking beer... it's precisely the color of those little cinnamon honey sticks that you get at the state fair. A finger of creamy beige produces some quality lacing from start to finish.

Juicy tropical hop notes coincide with a subtle biscuit-y malt backbone. Dirty spruce slathered on there too. I like where this is going...

This is a hop bomb if I ever had one... big bitter conifer flavors with citrus peel... grapefruit, the earthy evergreen bitterness leads me to appreciate the bready malts that support.

Tasty shit.

Photo of WynnDavis
5/5  rDev +20.2%

One of my all time favorite ipa's and favorite ipa for 2014.

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of CraigP83
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of papat444
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of PieOhMy
4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A Dark amber with little transparency. Two fingers of tan head that dies fairly quick.

S Holy Sh*t! Mango!.Smack in the face strong! More mango and citrus. Get some notes of malt and sugar.

T Citrus fruit, orange peel, but still get a hint of sugar candy and all this gives way to the hoppyness. The bitter hops linger in the aftertaste. This is bitter baby!

M Medium, foamy. You can chew on this beer. Has a rough (should I say Abrasive!) finish, but I like that.

O Awesome. Bites your head off. And that is what I'm looking for in an IPA. Malty, bitter, and a little sweet. Hell yes!

I had three of these. Didn't even think about getting something else because this killed the pallet. This challenges Furious, Saga, and Abrasive for best Minnesota IPA. F-ing great beer by Indeed!

Photo of JamesMN
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 3/7/14.

Appearance: Dark copper with good clarity and a thin film of off-white foam.

Aroma: Fresh grapefruit, pine, and some tropical notes of pineapple and mango. Really great hop character in the nose.

Taste: Starts with a blanket of deep caramel malt that adds a nice hearty note to the overall flavor. The hop character is beautiful, pine and grapefruit with an overall juiciness and pineapple essence. The 90 IBUs don't feel nearly that harsh due to all the sweetness from the hops and malt balancing this beer to near perfection. This is the midwest IPA style at its finest. Juicy finish with soft bitterness lingering in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: About medium in body with decently smooth carbonation and good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Drinking this beer only a week after its canning really lets all the hop flavor shine. Overall it's great but I have to say that it's basically a clone of Furious. That being said both beers are at nearly the same price point and both breweries are in the metro area. If that means double the readily-available fresh beer then I'm game. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Photo of chanokokoro
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of Bisco42
4.37/5  rDev +5%
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.

Photo of JackieTH
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange pour with a finger of persistent thick tawny foam. Looks great. Tangerines, apricots, pineapple, peaches and mangos are prominent. It smells delicious. A heap of bitterness is first on the tongue. It's hoppy. Flavors of citrus peel. Marmalade. Berries. Taste isn't as fantastic as the smell suggests, but still..it's darn good. Strong carbonation that drives the hop bitterness into the palate and a medium body creamy mouthfeel that holds together well. Clean, bitter lingering finish. Delicious smell, tasty, powerful bitterness, clean finish. Very good IPA.

Photo of garymuchow
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned date of 3/17/14. Less than 1 week old, can't get much fresher than that, I suppose.
Poured into SN IPA glass.
Very pleasant fresh hop aroma. Various citrus and other fruits with an enjoyable little streak of hop intensity . Strong but not powerful. Quite nice.
Slightly cloudy, big head and more red than orange to the amber.
My initial take is that I don't like the bitterness flavors as much as I do with many. A rather complex drink and I like that. I think that it's the bitterness is there start to finish and seems to prevent the appearance of the other flavors - meaning the balance to too forward towards the bitterness (and I'm not sure I like the source of the bitterness).
Now, after being kinda' hard on it there are things I like. The hop flavors are nice, not as nice as the aroma, but nice. A touch of sweetness with the malt, but not too sweet with just a touch of fruit flavor to it. Good feel with generally full carbonation but it is really soft and fluffy.
Good drink. The can art is fun as well.

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of Pintofbrown
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of jimmah120
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz can with a date on the bottom of the can

dark red look. smell is mango and sour peaches, sometimes i can find the blueberry. abrasively bitter tropical pine juice with a peppery finish. oak, sweet baked bread, and fruitcake holdin' it down, or trying to.

Photo of StJamesGate
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
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!

Photo of GStone899
2.44/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I like to dance Nathaniel

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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

Photo of sacrelicio
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A killer new IPA on the Minneapolis scene. I was really excited to try this and was not let down. Reddish amber, with a touch of haze. No head from this pour. Smell is grapefruit and pine. Taste is the same, similar to Furious in a way, with some really delicious malty sweetness to balance it out. Overall, a great new beer.

Photo of tlema1
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A really good IPA, has a dank nose, but I get a lot of citrus in the taste

Photo of majorbase2
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Let It Ride from Indeed Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.