400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #39 (Apr 2010):
The head has no problem showing off three fingers of height and a spectacle of sticky lace on the glass, with a good pale-ish amber color and clarity. Herbal, minty and peppery hop strikes at the nostrils with a sharpness that is only dulled a little by a bready malt and faint mango fruitiness. Bready (almost shortbread) malt flavor has a lot of depth and seems to lean toward biscuity in the finish. Hint of alcohol in the middle, throws some warmth on the palate. Hops have a fresh sting of bitterness for the taste buds to deal with, balancing and cleansing as it takes on the malt. Herbal thickness grows toward the semi-dry finish with that bisucity malt remnant.
A straight-up, no-strings-attached, full-on modern English IPA, we dig it ... a bit too much alcohol to be considered sessionable, perhaps, but it wants to be.
Serving type: bottle
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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
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