400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by brewski09:
3.15/5 rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
On tap into 22oz. glass.
A. The beer arrived in a large beer glass and was very, very clear. The head (usually not present with most beers at this bar) was about 1/2 inch thick and white in appearance.
S. Smelled mildly of hops, quite less than expected. There were some piny/fruity tones to the hop aroma. It smelled like there were no caramel/crystal malts used in this brew. Very clean and crisp.
T. The taste was lacking the hop character promised, though it isn't necessarily the beer's fault. I was promised a hop forward beer with "lots of hops" and was delivered a mildly hoppy IPA. This would have been better consumed on a hot summer day as a crisp and refreshing IPA than a fall evening.
M. The mouthfeel was average with decent body, but nothing to write home about. With that said, it was not thin or dry either.
D. As I said before, this was not as hoppy as I prefer my IPA's, but it was quite drinkable. Maybe it would have been better in a bottle as I have noticed some aggressively hoppy bottled beers are less hop forward on tap (like SNPA). Again, drink this one in the middle of summer all summer long and enjoy. A very palatable beer for beginners in the IPA world as well. Not a must drink for hopheads, but definitely a solid selection if faced with meager selection.
Serving type: on-tap
11-13-2010 13:10:33 | More by brewski09
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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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