400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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1,896 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,896
Reviews: 522
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 52
Gots: 189 | 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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2.23/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer a few times now and each time I just don't care for it. The look of the beer is nice. The color is a nice clear copper color with a thick foamy white head on top. The smell isn't really that pleasing to me, It's hoppy but it kinda smells weird to me. The taste is even worse, I don't know what they use in this brew but I really don't care for it. The mouthfeel was pretty good, and it's drinkable for sure. Overall if the taste was better this brew would be awesome but I'm just not sure of it.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of WJVII
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass this brew was a nice yellow golden wheat color with a simple 1 finger white head. The aroma was strong of citrus. Not much more to it. The taste was nice and fresh, but not overly hoppy (which I like). There was nice lemon and orange flavors along with a faint spruce note. The brew was a little high in carbonation for being such a light body brew. This was average for the style.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pale amber color with a modest head that leaves a nice curtain of lace behind

Smell: Caramel malt with fruity and earthy tones

Taste: Opens with the caramel, but it doesn't take long for stone fruit flavors to take over; by mid-palate, the bitterness builds; the finish has a lingering herbal, hard water tone

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Glad I re-visited this with a fresher example; this is a pretty decent example of a British style IPA

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange/yellow shiny, finger white head,
splendid lacing

S: orange marmalade, light lemon, malt

T: mild nutty/caramel, grain/sweet malt
long slow bitter finish

M: med body, creamy/oily mouth

O: Interesting brew. Well done, LH.
The ABV is really well hidden. I want
to gulp this beer. Nice to see
an American craft make a fine English
IPA. Would get again + recommend.


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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,896 ratings.