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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,671 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 508
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 43
Gots: 104 | 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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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: Orange-ish yellow and crystal clear. A big, fluffy, light looking, stark white head rested on top after an aggressive pour. The head had some staying power and did not move much in the first several minutes after it was poured. This is another lively one from Left Hand.

SMELL: There is a lot more of a citrusy aroma than I expected for an English-style IPA. Lemon is the predominant smell here, but pleasant grassy and piney notes creep in around the edges. Nice aroma.

TASTE: A creamy, sweet, malty flavor leads off, but the beer bitters and dries out a touch towards the end. Lemon and of citrus are the lead hops, but this is one of the least hoppy IPAs I have tasted. That said, the hops flavor does build as the beer warms and the glass empties.

MOUTHFEEL: Creamy and smooth. Despite the big fluffy head and the hundreds of bubbles sprinting up from the bottom of the glass, the 400 Pound Monkey does not have much sparkle.

OVERALL: Again, this is a decent example of the style from Left Hand, but a little underwhelming in my opinion. This is an outstanding IPA for people who don’t like IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 06:22:33 | More by StoneTSR
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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.