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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey

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1,964 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,964
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 57
Gots: 270 | 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

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Ratings: 1,964 | Reviews: 538
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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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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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This is a smooth, well balanced, drinkable IPA. It's bitter but unoffensive and just complex enough to keep you interested.

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,964 ratings.