400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. No dates visible, just a blank "Bottled On:" area.
A: Golden color, yellow/orange but darker than straw color, nice clarity, 2 fingers of snow white head, good lacing and respectable retention. Very nice.
S: Well, the nose is pretty much like your standard IPA - hops with citrus and strong pine. Not much else to it.
T: Starts with a lot of pine, finishes very dry with bitter hops. It's definitely an IPA style, but not really above average for the style.
M: Light bodied, a little watery in the mouth, dry, not much else to speak of.
O: Overall, it's an IPA. An above average IPA? Eh... pretty average, but it looks nice and the piney flavor isn't overpowering like some others (take that as you will). Would I buy it again? Subjectively, no. I'm not a huge IPA guy, but there is the rare IPA that I do like, and I try to rate objectively. This is nothing special for a craft IPA.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2012 05:08:39 | More by Clowerweb
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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
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