400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
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