Saturday, April 26, 2014

Indeed Let It Ride IPA

This 6.8% ABV India Pale Ale is from the Indeed Brewing Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Like several other recent and brand new brewers in the Twin Cities, they are located in Northeast Minneapolis. They are a member of 1% for the planet, a global alliance of businesses that donate one percent of their gross revenue to organizations that help preserve and restore the natural environment. 

The beer is brewed with Mosaic, Calypso, and El Dorado hops, and uses American and English Crystal Malts, along with German Dark Munich Malt. 

The beer pours a very dark copper and amber, dark chestnut brown. This is as dark as an IPA as I have ever seen (with the exception of Cascadian style). There is an inch of thick, foamy off-white to light tan head. The aroma is piney, dank, earthy, citrus and grapefruit over caramel malt. The taste follows the aromas, hitting deep, rich notes of pine and earthy dankness, sweet dark caramel and some fruitiness. The finish is quite bitter. The beer is medium bodied, smooth, tingling, yet subtle carbonation, overall easy drinking. This is a spectacular IPA.

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