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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,907 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,907
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 53
Gots: 213 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: garcia2a on 09-03-2008

No notes at this time.
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Photo of kemoarps
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw colour, with a lot of sediment, but a minimal head. Still leaves decent lacing down the glass as I drink.

The nose has some resiny hops blended with a musty maltiness that somehow conjures memories of my old apartment (not really sure what that says -- about the beer, OR my old apartment...).

This brew has almost a barnyard must to it, a muted straw backbone girding the toasty malts and citrusy almost florid hops. There's even a hint of... honey? Something?

Aside from the mustiness noted, it almost tickles my throat. It's not that it's overcarbonated (I think it's an appropriate level of carbonation), but there's just something on the way down...

Overall this is a very drinkable beer. It's a little different than other IPAs I've been drinking (at least recently), almost as if it had pinch of Blonde thrown into it. It's well balanced and drinkable. Check it out, it's certainly worth trying.

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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

eh. pours a very clear light golden color with nice white lacing and a small white head. smells like an english malt attack and thats about it, deep though, layered. flavor is very malty, taste like the spent grains at a brewery smell, has a bitter finish. i wouldnt call this an ipa by even english standards, but whatever. feel is decent, heavier than it looks, sturdy abv, fine carbonation. overall im just not impressed here, pretty pedestrian brew for lefthand.

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,907 ratings.