400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Hopswagger:
3.35/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
P: Clear golden orange body with minimal effervescence and topped with a thick 2 full fingers of thick frothy bone colored head. Retention is good and provided velvety lacing on the sides of the glass.
S: Sweet malts flood the nose followed by a bouquet of earthy citrus hops to counter balance the sweetness. Roasted caramel malts, cotton candy, lemon zest, grapefruit, orange peel, honey wheat bread, cardamom and sugary syrup.
T/M: Starts of with a thick salty caramel malt background and starts to dry up with earthy/citrus bitterness. Hops are more aggressive than the nose and super dry. Mouthfeel is rather light for the thick malt base and seems watered down. Bitter banana peel and sweet dinner rolls linger in the dry cottony finish. Once warmed bitter orange oil and alcohol become more prevalent.
O: The bitterness of this IPA is a touch too much. I love hops but the bitterness is a little less than desirable. There is a taste that I can't put my finger on but it almost ruins the beer. As a whole this is a good beer but not one that would be on my go to list.
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2012 16:47:27 | More by Hopswagger
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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
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