Let It Ride
Indeed Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #191
Ranked #2,891
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
Indeed Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
Let It RideLet It Ride
Notes: Brewed with an unfettered blend of Mosaic, Calypso, and El Dorado hops, Let It Ride freewheels on the nose with notes of blueberry, pear, and tropical fruit. Take a deep breath and hop on.
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Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 408
Photo of zeff80
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, grapefruit and sweet caramel. Nice tropical fruit flavors with bitter hop bite. Sweet caramel and toffee backbone.

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Photo of jhavs
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can poured into stemless glass.

Appearance is near clear, amber, with a persistent foamy head. Active carbonation continues to rise as the glass settles.

The aroma has a hint of floral hops, a bit of tropical fruits getting blended in with a malty sweetness.

Flavor is similar to the aroma. A good amount of residual malt sweetness lends a bit of caramel flavor to the overall profile of this brew. Bitter piney and floral hops. Citrus comes into play too with some other fruit flavors bouncing around.

A bit bubblier than many IPA's with a medium mouthfeel.

Good balanced flavors. The perceivable malt characteristics may be a bit out of vogue in the current IPA scene, but this one comes together pretty well. The bitterness settles everything down and keeps it clean.

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Photo of Peepskp
3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep red/orange Amber. Medium frothy loose head. Great floral character and roundness. Some sweet fruit flavors and banana. I might like this more at a higher abv. Solid IPA

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Photo of Hal9000
3.38/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First it has to be said that Let It Ride is a beer that I wait for each spring. The main reason for writing this review is to let the brewery know this assessment. Much like the previous reviewer the 6 pack I bought this week is weak. Generally pours the nice copper color, but is noticeably more cloudy than usual. The head comes up nicely but then dissipates and doesn't leave the solid lacing that we're used to. The main issue, though, is that instead of the well hopped, malty, balanced flavor that we're used to, it is thin and astringent. Still drinkable but not a beer to return for. I won't be buying anymore Let It Ride this season. You guys at Indeed make good beer, I hope this is a batch issue, not a business decision.

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Rich Amber. Very nice color. Creamy white head with decent lacing and retention.

S: faint tropical fruits (guava), some banana, malt. Not much here.

T: banana follows the nose. A little citrus in the mix, maybe some orange. Malt forward, but not cloyingly so. A snap of evergreen bitterness in the back. Nicely balanced, but lacking complexity or depth of flavor.

F: light on body.

O: a decent malt forward IPA.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours amber with slight haze, thin off-white head fades quickly to a ring, almost no lace. Aroma is almost all caramel malt. Taste is similar up front, sticky sweet malt. Big piney bitterness does show up, but overall a sweet malty IPA. More like a hoppy red ale. Nice soft mouthfeel.

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Photo of Evilyak
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

amber. thin head. sparse lacing.

i think the reference to portuguese sweet bread below is kind of funny, because that doesn't exist in minnesota, but it's remarkably spot on. i discovered something in my house the other day with a spag's price tag on it, and we must have bought dozens of loaves of sweet bread from spag's over the years.

that's got nothing to do with the beer, which is malty and has some decent hops spice to it. mouth is rich and well carbonated.

overall, a good one to keep in rotation.

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Photo of Cfred371
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: pours a clear red, with a white head and some carbonation. The look reminds me of furious a bit.

Smell: A whiff of orange, and malt. Malt for days

Taste: Similar to the nose, slightly more citric, I also get some resin

Feel: bitterness throughout the beer persists and a dry finish concludes the beer.

Overall: A pretty balanced IPA, but I came here for hops. Considering the can says tropical, this is a dissapointment; however, palatable IPA.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.19/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Pours an amber color, with a fairly large head with moderate lacing.

Smells of bready malts, pine, herbal notes, and some caramel.

Taste is similar to the smell. I really enjoyed the gentle carbonation, but overall this beer wasn't for me. Not necessarily empirically bad, but this is not a beer I'll return to going forward.

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Photo of Jason
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

We are on the new hop wagon here, juicy and spicy in the nose of mixed berries and citrus rind ... thanks hops. A lot dark than expected, deep red hue and the head is stunning. Big on smoothness, creamy malty body with tones of caramel and Portuguese sweet bread. Ample hop bitterness helps to break all of that up. Kiss of fruity alcoholic esters, pears and wild flowers. Something a little bit different ... that is all I needed. Thanks Indeed Brewing!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.6/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Indeed Let it Ride IPA has a thick, cream-colored head, a clear, copper appearance, with a few stray bubbles, and heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of strong hop oil, tropical fruit, and bread. Taste is of those elements, with rye and very strong and pleasant bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium and slick, and Indeed Let it Ride IPA finishes puckering and drinkable (for those used to bitter).


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Photo of Cannibalgasm
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of maedhros09
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of pat61
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Just_a_beer_lover
1.95/5  rDev -52.8%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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Photo of majorbase2
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of Taybeh
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of hardy008
3.06/5  rDev -25.9%
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.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 - 3.75)

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 - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. Grew on me a tad. (Feel - 4.00)

This was a pretty good IPA overall. Grew on me as it went down. Lots of different flavors work well together. (Overall - 3.75)

3.81 | 86 | B+

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Photo of Bisco42
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Let It Ride from Indeed Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 408 ratings