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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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We present the official Let it Ride IPA description: Riding a bicycle is all about freedom and discovery. You never know what youíll experience or where your two wheels might take you. We like to think the same could be said about our Let it Ride IPA. Brewed with Calypso, Mosaic and El Dorado hops, American Crystal Malt and German Dark Munich Malt, this is an IPA with adventurous tendencies. Enjoy the aromas of pear, tropical fruit, and blueberry and ponder where your next ride might take you. (6.8% ALC. by VOL., 90 IBU)


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
Nice copper pour with a persistent off-white head. I didnít really believe the description before trying the beer, but I think they nailed it. A little pear and blueberry (??), lots of tropical fruit. Quite dank, too. Taste is equally good, but fades a little more quickly than I would like. I picked this up in the Day Tripper as well. Note sure where that comes from. Nice, relatively sticky mouthfeel. Very good IPA, and I have to say that it is great to see something brewed in the Twin Cities that approaches Furious.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1062) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2014
12 oz can, thanks to TheHOFF43! Pours dark orange, with a medium, persistent, tan head. The aroma is heavy on the malts (reminiscent of a vienna lager or schwarzbier), light cocoa, caramel, grapefruit, and cut grass. The flavor is some grainy malts up front, slight tart tinge, with a strong, earthy and piney hop bitterness coming forward, and lingering long into the aftertaste. Light to medium body, chalky, sticky, and grainy. This is an interesting beer, but the flavor is a little unpleasant.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (887) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
Can from Mark, thanks again for the hook up on this stuff. Pours an amber to dark orange with moderate white head. Aroma is dank and cat piss with light tropical fruit. Taste is very bitter and has loads of the hop onion type thing going on. Similar in that to Lagunitas Sucks but with a much more pronounced malt background. Really good a week and a half old but I could see this one going down hill pretty quickly based on the onion quality but thatís just my preference. No real sweetness here at all and leaves a nice lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (717) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2014
Can, aroma is big fruity and pine hops, taste is bitter and fruity with a dry finish, very nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaxxDaddy (392) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
Can from TheHOFF43 (thanks Kyle!). Pours hazy amber with a good amount of off-white head. Aroma of Mosaic-y tropical fruit and slight cattiness. Taste brings a more aggressive bitterness with stronger malt support than normal, at least these days. Tropical flavors are present as well. Maybe some of that diesel-onion business too. Fuller on the palate. Finish is astringent and lingers decently. Something like this 5 or 6 years ago would have worked a lot better for me I think, perhaps closer to the range of my old Two Hearted rating. Now this doesnít quite do it for me. Palate evolution, much like Darwinian evolution, is foí real.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nsanders (426) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Deep copper with medium white lacing. Skunky, piney and pineapple hops, and caramel. Taste is sweet with a skunky bitter finish. Medium body with a soapy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (493) - Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2014
Canned 6 weeks ago. Pours a nice amber, dark for an IPA, with head fading to a ring leaving good lacing. Aroma is very nice with tropical fruit and some pine resin, balanced just right with caramel malts. Taste is briefly sweet with a spicy citrus, then into a more assertive bitterness in the middle, with just a bit of vegetal aftertaste in the end. Above average carbonation complements the beerís moderate level of aggression. Not bad... but just a bit fresher taste could take this up a notch.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Can received today courtesy of Bacterial - thanks! Pours lightly hazy copper (dark for an IPA) with creamy white head. Aroma: Dank and resinous with underlying caramel, along with a hint of grapefruit. Taste: Moderately sweet caramel followed by solid, bitter piney hop bite. As it warms, toasted notes come through, as does this kind of oily-ripe cheesy thing (thatís most likely a failure in my flavor vocabulary -- itís not something that comes across as a flaw, and Iíve tasted the same in many other IPAs. If anybody has an idea of what that is or how it *should* be described, send me a message). Medium body, oily texture with light carbonation. Overall: Solid, fresh and tasty. If I had another in my fridge, Iíd open it right now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (137) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Can courtesy of burgy, thanks! Pours an amber color with some golden hues, 2 finger white head that clings to the glass, leaving webbing and fine lacing. Aromas of grapefruit tang, some pineapple, melon, pine and sweet malts. Being a little darker than a typical pale ale, I expected a thicker mouthfeel and more of a malt presence. Not the case. The darker German malts allow the hops to burst across the palate initially. Giving a nice grapefruit, orange peel, tropical fruit flavor up front. But, it seems the same malts mute the back end bitterness a bit, giving balance. A nice moderate pine flavor with the caramel malts allows this to finish smooth. A bit on the heavy-medium side in terms of body, but not off-putting. Good brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (890) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pour from a 12 oz. can. Strong and fruity aroma features scents of melon, watermelon, watermelon-flavored chewing gum, lemon, pine, grapefruit, dust, sweet cigar tobacco, perfume, and a touch of dankness. These arenít my favorite scents, but the aroma certainly is strong, complex, and pleasant. Pours mostly clear but with a touch of haze. Color is somewhere between copper, light to medium brown, and dark bronze. There is also a golden hue. Small to moderate amount of taupe head. Pretty good lacing. Nice color of liquid and head. The flavor features a piney dryness and gin and tonic elements. There is very little fruit in the flavor, in stark contrast to the aroma. Perfume and sweet/creamy sucking candy flavors emerge upon multiple sips. Pine and grapefruit-dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Soft in the palate. Unremarkable palate effects, and I would appreciate a fuller body. I am trying to be a tougher rater, and part of that entails not absent-mindedly awarding 3s for forgettable palate effects. Hence, I assign this beer a 2 for palate. This is my third time trying this beer (all out of cans), and Iíve liked it better each time. I look forward to my fourth taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Can - thanks BVery! Pours clear orange with a medium puffy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dank, pot, passionfruit, some caramel. Flavor is similar, light sweet and light plus bitter, dank and potty, some citrus as well. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.


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