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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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1,814 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,814
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 50
Gots: 154 | 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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3/5  rDev -16%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of Suds
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a beautiful, clear deep golden color. The head is white and long lasting. Nice aroma...herbal, floral and hoppy. It's not a traditional goldings or fuggle smell, but it is clean and hoppy. There is a little malt sitting behind the hop smell as well. Biscuity and bready. The aroma, however, is a little restrained. Nice flavor...great balance. The foretaste is sweet, quickly balanced by a firm bitterness that lasts long into the finish. Medium in body. Nice beer.

Suds, Jun 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

gpawned, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Danny1217
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellowish color. White head dissipates quickly. Smells of some hops and citrus fruits. The scent is rather tame though. The taste is of citrus, bread, caramel, and hops. Smooth feel in the mouth. Medium body and carbonation.

A gentle, easy-drinking, British style IPA. Sessionable.

Danny1217, Jun 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

hiphopj5, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Left Hand's mixed 12-pack. Poured into snifter. Bought this past weekend, but bottled 4/18/12.

A- Pours a straw colored yellowish golden. Pretty much no head even though poured more aggressively then usual. Very little to almost no carbonation, fairly flat.

S- Not too aromatic, some malts, biscuity, floral notes, spices, and a tiny bit of hops.

T- Similar to the Stranger except much spicier. Very lightly sweet malts, biscuity, mixed spices, light slightly citrus hops, a little bit bitter on the finish. Lightly sweet aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied to maybe a little bit on the lighter side, fairly low carbonation, smooth, drinkable, decently well balanced.

O- Like the Stranger, I thought this was a fairly average English IPA. A little bit less sweet, with more spices. Easily drinkable, but nothing that stands out. I would definitely like to try this beer a little bit fresher (I'd expect it to be a little bit hopier), but unfortunately due to it being brewed almost across the country and it being sold in a 12-pack it picked up a little bit of age on it's journey. Still nothing to write home about, but not bad for a beer in a variety 12-pack. I wouldn't buy a 6-pack of this, but would maybe consider the 12-pack again.

jaasen64, Jun 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

pearljam118, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

frosted33, Jun 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

mtlasley, Jun 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

reyna311, Jun 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -44%

carteravebrew, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

freewill35, Jun 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

doggball, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Zbrown2307, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Kendo
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap at the Flying Pig in Malvern, PA.

A: Body is golden-honey with a small white head. Some splotchy lace.

S: Fairly faint in the nose - some biscuity malt and a touch of hops.

T: Sweet foundation - this definitely seems more English in style than American. I also get a wheat-like twang of sorts - I wrote "rye?" Finishes with a minerally hoppy bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is good.

O: Good. A little too sweet for me, but it is an English IPA, after all.

Kendo, Jun 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Mattybz28, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Franticc, Jun 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed dark yellow color. About one finger of frothy white head than fell quickly and left a very short ring of lacing.

3.5 S: Lots of orange citrus followed by grapefruit, grass, and a bit of earth. Bready, doughy malts with a touch of caramel. Good, but doesn't stand out in any way.

3.5 T: Like the nose. Orange, grapefruit, grass, earth from the hops. Biscuity, bready malts with light caramel. Again, it's good enough.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not a lot of creaminess, but enough. Decent here.

3.0 D: Good beer, but it doesn't stand out at all and that is just about a must given how many IPAs are out there.

DavoleBomb, Jun 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

PopnLoads, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Ethos in Orlando, FL.

A: Pours a crystal clear copper to dark amber in color. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Initially I detect some sweet malts but then I get the aromas of the hops - citrus/lemon is dominant but I can also smell light amounts of floral and pine hops as well.

T: Starts off with a sweet caramel malt flavor that leads into the hop bitterness. Flavor of citrus/lemon and pine hops are present. Moderate bitterness that lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: A little too strong in ABV to be a sessionable beer, it was still pretty easy to drink. I enjoyed this one and would probably order it again.

dbrauneis, Jun 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

59rockabilly, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

WynnO, Jun 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

PEIhop, Jun 03, 2012
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,814 ratings.