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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,738 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,738
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 46
Gots: 122 | 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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4balance


3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-28-2012 03:32:50 | More by 4balance
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hearn006

Alabama

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-28-2012 02:26:14 | More by hearn006
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from 12 oz brown bottle (bottled on 12/05/10...I think, it's blurry!) to a pint glass.

A - The bee pours a clear golden color with a nice 2 finger white head. Decent retention and nice lacing throughout.

S - A grainy malt character meets a mild earthy hop.

T - The beer starts with the grainy malt character though the palette is quickly filled with a medium bitterness, earthy hops. The middle of the beer brings out a bright sweetness which mellows and finishes with a nice bitterness on the tongue along with the grainy malt character.

M - Pretty good mouthfeel. Decent carbonation and medium bodied.

D - Pretty drinkable.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-26-2011 02:36:48

01-27-2012 14:31:59 | More by hopfacebrew
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BHopp12

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -20.4%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass

A: A very pale golden color with a thin white head that leaves a little lace behind

S: A lemon hint mixed with a strong malt smell and little piney hint to it

T: Caramel, sweet malt, a little bit of hops, very dry finish

M: medium carbonation, very bitter feel

O: Not a bad beer but not my favorite. A little too dry and bitter to my liking but overall a respectable beer

01-25-2012 17:54:17 | More by BHopp12
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-25-2012 14:30:48 | More by sgttibbs
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Schimms

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-24-2012 17:42:31 | More by Schimms
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Clowerweb

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. No dates visible, just a blank "Bottled On:" area.

A: Golden color, yellow/orange but darker than straw color, nice clarity, 2 fingers of snow white head, good lacing and respectable retention. Very nice.

S: Well, the nose is pretty much like your standard IPA - hops with citrus and strong pine. Not much else to it.

T: Starts with a lot of pine, finishes very dry with bitter hops. It's definitely an IPA style, but not really above average for the style.

M: Light bodied, a little watery in the mouth, dry, not much else to speak of.

O: Overall, it's an IPA. An above average IPA? Eh... pretty average, but it looks nice and the piney flavor isn't overpowering like some others (take that as you will). Would I buy it again? Subjectively, no. I'm not a huge IPA guy, but there is the rare IPA that I do like, and I try to rate objectively. This is nothing special for a craft IPA.

01-24-2012 05:08:39 | More by Clowerweb
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-23-2012 23:56:44 | More by ShemRahBoo
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jriggins6

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-23-2012 19:59:11 | More by jriggins6
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tbern007

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a clear, bright yellow- decent head with ok lacing.
Light hop scent, a little lemony.
Grapefruit, lemon, grassy hops, light malt.
Dry for the most part, semi-sweet for a moment. A bit of the alcohol warmth is apparent but not overwhelming.
Decent flavor and refreshing but does not stand out as being excellent.

01-23-2012 19:34:50 | More by tbern007
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-23-2012 16:30:26 | More by imperialking
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HappyApathy

Texas

5/5  rDev +39.7%

01-23-2012 04:55:53 | More by HappyApathy
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WritersBlock

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-22-2012 05:04:54 | More by WritersBlock
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jordanmckell

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-21-2012 23:25:57 | More by jordanmckell
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -44.1%

01-21-2012 21:59:35 | More by Tpsauer
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-21-2012 21:58:28 | More by poppyjohn
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Chrisbracken420

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

01-21-2012 17:26:57 | More by Chrisbracken420
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-19-2012 16:41:13 | More by zenwatts
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gkunkle

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-18-2012 19:13:15 | More by gkunkle
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mbabble

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-18-2012 05:42:46 | More by mbabble
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DavidST

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -1.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, blank best by date. This pours a light golden color, maybe yellow with a decent white head which leaves a lacing. The smell is of toffee and malts. The feel is medium to light. The taste is okay, a little bitterness with some sweet malts, low hop profile.

01-18-2012 04:30:49 | More by DavidST
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-17-2012 23:12:19 | More by IdrinkGas
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nmeiborg

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2012 21:20:25 | More by nmeiborg
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tclapper

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-16-2012 03:27:02 | More by tclapper
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

01-14-2012 16:38:43 | More by kevgod
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
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