A new year-round session IPA will be hitting the shelves this month, this one from New Belgium Brewing: Slow Ride IPA. Slow Ride IPA features a blend of hops that include Target, Cascade, Centennial, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin. The blend is said to give this beer a tropical and fruity aroma of melon, peach, lime, and grapefruit, with a similar flavor profile and well-balanced bitter finish with 40 IBUs.
About Slow Ride Session IPA
According to New Belgium, the name Slow Ride is a reference to the slow ride competition that takes place at their Tour de Fat events, in which bicyclists are encouraged to reach the finish line as slowly as possible and just enjoy the ride. Much in the same way with the Slow Ride IPA, you can enjoy an afternoon drinking session with this 4.5% ABV beer and not worry about crossing the line, so to speak, by getting too intoxicated.
We love IPAs and welcome this trend towards more session-able options, especially from our great Colorado craft breweries. Big IPAs are awesome but they’re not always appropriate for every event. If we’re spending the afternoon enjoying a bunch of brews with some friends, we like to know we can reach for something with a lower ABV and not have to sacrifice quality. A craft session IPA is the beer version of having your cake and eating it, too. Only instead of having cake, we’re drinking beer. It’s drinking our beer and then drinking more beer, too. You get the picture.
Watch for Slow Ride IPA to hit store shelves this month. If you want updates on exactly when and where Slow Ride Session IPA will be available near you, visit the New Belgium website and find all the great New Belgium beers near you.