A careful pour into a pint glass yields a minimal white head. The foam recedes quickly, leaving nary a trace behind. Slight chill haze.
Aroma is strong with both hops and malts. The malt is straight forward caramel, some darker notes as well. Hops bring stone fruit and pine. The pine is at the forefront.
Taste is big on the hops, almost consuming the malt to the finish. Pine and grapefruit begin almost immediately, lasting through to the finish, building, before creating a lingering bitterness mixed with bread and caramel malt backbone.
A medium body, possibly on the lighter end of that spectrum. Medium carbonation that adds to the body. Quite bitter.
The aroma and taste are solid. The bitterness is overdone, creating a poorly balanced beer, bringing down the ability to have more than one at a time in spite of an ABV below seven percent. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 14:47:50
Tasted: Thursday, June 18, 2015
$1.50 for 12 oz. bottle
One fine body…
Brewed with an unfettered blend of Mosaic, Calypso, and El Dorado hops, Let It Ride IPA freewheels on the nose with notes of blueberry, pear, and tropical fruit. Take a deep breath, and hop on.