400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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1,897 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,897
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 52
Gots: 190 | 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:
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(Beer added by: garcia2a on 09-03-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into an oversized wine glass

Ap- pours slightly hazy with a light amber color. Has about a 1/4 inch of white head that has OK retention.

Ar- very bready with a little bit of hops. Thats really all I can make out.

T- biscuity malts reign supreme, the hop prescence is small and really only comes through at the end.

M- medium bodied and pretty well carbonated.

O- A decent EIPA, but nothing special. It is just lacking something in the way of the hop department IMO

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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A very sessionable and not-all-that-hoppy IPA.

It pours a nice gold, with no haze and little head.

The taste is a bit sweet before the bitter back end hits. Still, not all that bitter, and the sweetness doesn't have the sort of citrus found in a Dogfigh 60min.

Definitely recommended for a hot day.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. The "bottled on" part of the label has not date with it. Clear yellow-orange color without much head (one finger at most that disappeared quickly) or carbonation. Not a powerful aroma. Typical amount of bitterness up front without much after taste, light and somewhat refreshing finish.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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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.

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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2/5  rDev -44%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +12%

400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
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