400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by Vancer:
2.85/5 rDev -20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Had this on tap at the ITap, glad to have the chance to try it out. They noted it on the board as a 6.8% brew.
Came out in a standard Left Hand shaker pint, clear amber with a thick and gooey ivory head. Plenty of nice Brussels lace on the way down, but unfortunately, things went downhill from there.
The aroma was OK with gentle pine, citrus and orange dancing about, but the taste in the quaffing was a letdown. This one turned from an American IPA to an English version with raspy resinous wood kicking into the fray. This was a mulch-pile in a glass, with pine needles resting on top.
Left hand has never disappointed me before, this was a first and a surprise.
Serving type: on-tap
12-18-2009 16:15:32 | More by Vancer
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3.99/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle purchased at Atlas Bottle Works in Pittsburgh, PA on 6/27/14. Poured into Fuller's globe glass.
A - Bright, golden hue. Decent head on pour, dissipating quickly to a thin residual layer of foam.
S - Smells much better than she looks: Rich vegetal hop aromas redolent of dried pineapple.
T - Pronounced vegetal hop flavor working together with a deep malt profile right off the bat. Definitely not an American IPA, but this is delicious.
M - Good pale ale balance of creaminess and carbonation. The hops dry out the palate sufficiently without going too far.
O - A nice beer, I'll keep an eye out for it on tap where I think an enhanced mouthfeel will accentuate the flavor of this ale.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 23:35:20 | More by sevreng
3.96/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle (best before 08/13/14) served in a shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Starts off with a chill haze and then goes clear. Clear bright amber. Thin white head that dies back to a very thin skin. Small amounts of fine strand lacing.
Smell: Herbal, floral, fruity. Fruit notes have a hint of peach to them.
Taste: Nice contrast of hops & bitterness with bread-like malt sweetness. The hop flavors have orange and lemon notes, along with a hint of mint. Very nice.
Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, little bit sticky, little bit spicy.
Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable - I wish I had another one as this one got finished quickly in a pairing with vegetable Tikka Masala. Overall, a full flavored English IPA.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 22:53:17 | More by damndirtyape
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,640 ratings.