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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,677 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,677
Reviews: 510
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 43
Gots: 106 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: garcia2a on 09-03-2008)
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Reviews by Dave128:
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Dave128

Kentucky

2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this one up because the bottle art was pretty darn interesting. And wtf? 400 pound monkey? Poured from 12oz bottle dated ___.. Yeah this is a spot for the date but no date.

A - Giving points for the bottle plus the beer. I love original bottle art. Pours without much head. A semi cloudy orange color. Definitely a pretty beer. Lacing is spotty at best.

S - Can't really smell much. Faint hop aroma. Pretty disappointing.

T - Pretty bland as well.The only flavor is a musty metallic taste on the end with a fairly potent bitterness that doesnt have much malt to back it up. Getting some fusel alcohol in the finish as well. Not the best. Every few tastes I can pick up sort of an old fruit flavor but its not common.

M - Medium with medium to low carbonation.

O - I'm definitely not impressed with this beer. It doesn't really have much to offer besides an entertaining albeit somewhat gaudy label. Not sure if this is old or a bad batch but it definitely was not good for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 19:44:32 | More by Dave128
More User Reviews:
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leantom

Indiana

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Here goes:

A: Very good. Pours a clear yellow-orange with a great head and lacing. Overall, quite good.

S: Just OK. I prefer the American hops to the British ones, but the latter are still good. Very bitter and somewhat resiny flavor. Lemon and milder citrus flavors.

T: Just OK. Lots of lemon peel. Unlike in other British IPA's and pale ales, however, the malt is somewhat muted. I don't detect the lightly-kilned caramel and amber malts. Somewhat disappointing.

M: Just OK. Very light-bodied.

O: A good beer but I was disappointed at the lack of malt presence. Usually the British pale ales and IPA's have a stronger malt backbone. I taste the British hops in this beer but the malt is sadly not present.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 21:09:07 | More by leantom
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TheWillMitch

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.1%

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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a deep copper/light brown, decent head that left a bit of lacing.

Definitely a bit of fuggle type hops, the pine-y citrusy kind. Not overly pungent.

More balanced than bitter. Definitely a bit of caramel and toffee in the malt body with a touch of bitterness. A little bland, but tasty none the less.

Pretty rich body, a bit syrupy.

Its decent but nothing special, not my favorite style.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2014 15:32:49 | More by BigCheese
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sweet smelling bread nuts and banana notes, smells awesome, fluffy white head, lots of air in there.

piney hops bite with a crisp sweet fruity finish. sticky mouth feel. taste pretty English actually. I really am enjoy this,

yeah a whole lots of hops bite , my kind of ipa.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 04:59:11 | More by cervezango
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Texas

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,677 ratings.