1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

Not Rated.
400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

1,658 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,658
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 45
Gots: 101 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of 400 Pound Monkey Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,658 | Reviews: 507 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

04-12-2012 16:55:14 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
Photo of redfox405
redfox405

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-11-2012 02:05:44 | More by redfox405
Photo of 40ontarget
40ontarget

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-10-2012 02:03:43 | More by 40ontarget
Photo of C2H5
C2H5

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-09-2012 05:30:29 | More by C2H5
Photo of Ljoreilly
Ljoreilly

Georgia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-07-2012 01:52:18 | More by Ljoreilly
Photo of mikalveli
mikalveli


4/5  rDev +11.7%

04-06-2012 12:21:20 | More by mikalveli
Photo of homebruontap
homebruontap

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-04-2012 16:38:56 | More by homebruontap
Photo of rinhaak
rinhaak

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-04-2012 03:40:17 | More by rinhaak
Photo of BeerIsGood88
BeerIsGood88

Texas

5/5  rDev +39.7%

04-04-2012 03:19:52 | More by BeerIsGood88
Photo of jmbraxton
jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -72.1%

04-02-2012 23:06:11 | More by jmbraxton
Photo of BMMillsy
BMMillsy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear golden copper color, nice big fluffy head. Slight aromatics, with aroma of some honey and a bit of citrus hops, but overall not particularly strong. Flavor is underwhelming with no hop bit whatsoever. Slight hay, bready, a little pale malt sweetness, some honey. Easy drinking, medium high carbonation. More of a golden ale than an IPA or pale ale. I see it is listed as an English IPA here, but I don't know if that was intended by the brewer or not. Just not very flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 19:05:23 | More by BMMillsy
Photo of Stevie_Janowski
Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-31-2012 20:51:26 | More by Stevie_Janowski
Photo of w00ddy
w00ddy

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-31-2012 14:24:03 | More by w00ddy
Photo of chefhatt
chefhatt

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice light orange color body with not a lot of head to it and not a lot of lace either. The smell has a nice hop aroma and a little bit of citrus. The taste has a nice up front hop taste and then a little bit of malt comes through on the finish. The mouth feel is good and overall this is a good ipa.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 04:09:15 | More by chefhatt
Photo of Slatetank
Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Thirsty's, enjoyed chilled from a tulip.

A light golden with light copper haziness and 2 1/2 inches of creamy beige cap with ultra fine bead and lace sticks well. The smell has a light apple tinge with mostly herbal hops and subtle golden pear yeast fruitiness with a floral hop attribute. The feel is semi-dry with a moderately bitter and slightly creamy malt body with relatively low carbonation and subtle acidity with low astringency and medium body with a crisp dry finish.

The taste has a very fresh english hop flavor which is fruity and provides a slight hint of yeast fruitines to blend with light pine attributes and moderate bitterness on the palate with subtle sweet malt backing and the pear mentioned is gentle with it coming forward slightly as it warms. The alcohol is mild and has bite w/ mild citrus edge in the last sips w/ orange sweetness and tangy tinge with dry acidic finish.

Overall I enjoyed this IPA, very nice flavor with a solid American take on the english style, recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 18:57:37 | More by Slatetank
Photo of JstnP
JstnP


3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-30-2012 18:54:08 | More by JstnP
Photo of AlCzerik
AlCzerik

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-29-2012 03:38:25 | More by AlCzerik
Photo of redleg411
redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.2%

03-28-2012 20:40:57 | More by redleg411
Photo of dcellis
dcellis

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2012 13:24:57 | More by dcellis
Photo of NSLPublishing
NSLPublishing

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2012 01:56:35 | More by NSLPublishing
Photo of conradh
conradh


3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

03-28-2012 01:36:55 | More by conradh
Photo of IPx
IPx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-26-2012 16:00:45 | More by IPx
Photo of dmorgan310
dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +11.7%

03-25-2012 20:14:18 | More by dmorgan310
Photo of nickaa45
nickaa45


4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

03-25-2012 16:28:28 | More by nickaa45
Photo of sweisel80
sweisel80

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-24-2012 19:08:17 | More by sweisel80
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,658 ratings.