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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,807 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,807
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 50
Gots: 151 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

redfox405, Apr 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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1/5  rDev -72%

jmbraxton, Apr 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%
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.

BMMillsy, Apr 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

Stevie_Janowski, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

w00ddy, Mar 31, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

chefhatt, Mar 31, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
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.

Slatetank, Mar 30, 2012
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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,807 ratings.