Just in time for the spring thaw and eventual dog days of summer, Indeed Brewing Company’s Let It Ride IPA is hitting the shelves of your favorite liquor store.
I got my hands on the release, which is reskinned this year with art from Minneapolis-based Chuck U, a frequent Indeed collaborator. It didn’t disappoint – the beer or the design.
The pungent smell (in a good way) and tropical taste work in unison to offer a pleasing experience, a good balance for a new approach to the beer.
“There’s a bunch of aroma in these new varieties of hops that we weren’t getting from hops even a few years ago,” said Josh Bischoff, Indeed head brewer. “Expect big fruity aromas containing, but not limited to, dank citrus, pineapple, blueberry and tropical fruits.”
Indeed you should. I did. Now, I’m far from a cicerone, so you don’t have to take my word from it. Head out and pick up a six-pack to check it out for yourself.
Also for a limited time, you can find Let It Ride packaged in a special six-pack with Let It Roll, Indeed’s winter IPA offering. It is, indeed, hard to go wrong here.
ABV: 6.8 percent
Malt: Pale, medium crystal, Munich, Dextrin, Caramel 80
Yeast: American Ale II
Hops: Mosaic, Calypso, El Dorado
Visual: Copper color
Aroma: Pear, tropical fruit, blueberry
Taste: Big fruity IPA with a satisfying body
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied