400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by FernMaster:
3.43/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a Tulip.
I love the artwork on this bottle. Those monkey's are crazy looking, they're like rejected character models for Abu.
400 Pound Monkey pours a nice hazy, sort-of copperish yellow. There's a little bit of carbonation and the occasional bubble of air going to the top; if it were a Sonic level you'd suffocate however. There was maybe a finger's worth of head that quickly resides. Also some mild lacing and a constant brim of bubbles. The smell is a neat blend of hops and malt. The malt seems to be winning the foot race to my nose as that's what I'm getting most of. The taste is a strange concoction of flavors. I don't mean that in a negative way, I don't like it too much but it's enjoyable. There's the obvious malt that accompanies the style and hops, but the balance seems strange to me. Not every sip I feel is the same, some I'm getting more malt some I'm getting more hops. It comes off as having a sort of "muted" flavor. There's some hint of caramel and citrus in there as well, but they'd be Ringo in this arrangement. Perhaps this lacking I'm getting from the beer comes from the mouthfeel, it seems way to weak, watery, to hold up the flavors built upon it. It's very easy to drink, so you could session it easily.
Overall, I enjoyed it. It's not a beer I'm going to boast about to my friends to try. Will I buy another six pack or order it at a bar? No. But I'm disappointed I tried it either.
Serving type: bottle
08-01-2010 04:09:32 | More by FernMaster
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4.73/5 rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - Golden with a slight brown
Smell- Malty with a slight hop note
Taste- Strong malt at first giving way to hops. Very good example of an english IPA
Mouthfeel- Could be a bit smoother slight bite and a little thick
Overall- I love this IPA! Drank it out of a bottle for years but on tap is the way to go.
Serving type: on-tap
03-01-2014 16:39:20 | More by Selbyg
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.