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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,675 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,675
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
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 Jeffo:
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1 ½ finger medium-thinner looking white head that quickly fades to a thin wisp and a ring. Tangerine orange in color, clear, with no carbonation evident. The wisp remains until the end but leaves no lacing.

SMELL: Mild nose of caramel malt, butterscotch, and floral hop notes. Touches of citrus as well.

TASTE: Sweet pale malt, caramel, some butterscotch, and a decent presence of floral hops near the finish. Aftertaste is pretty big and full of caramel sweetness and hop bitterness, lingering for quite a while.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Could be a little creamier. Brew goes down smooth and finishes somewhat mouth-coating.

OVERALL: A tasty, pumped-up version of an English IPA. If you like the style as well as bolder beers, then you'll like this. Very drinkable beer and quite enjoyable, just remember it's and English style India and not an American.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 07:39:51 | More by Jeffo
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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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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.

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,675 ratings.