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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

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Beer added by: garcia2a on 09-03-2008

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Ratings: 1,964 | Reviews: 538
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 5 Horses Tavern in Somerville.

A: Coppery with a foamy two fingers of head.

S: Sweet malts earthy hops.

T: The taste is fairly subdued. It opens with sweet malts before transitioning to mossy hops. The tasting notes on the menu mentioned floral notes, but these were not in evidence for me. Very well balanced, very drinkable.

M: Creamy, medium-bodied, moderately carbonated.

O: Very nice. This is an extremely well-balanced IPA and one that will appeal to hopheads and or Advocates alike.

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

Bottled 6/4/2011

A: Cloudy amber brew with s thin layer of white head That disappears relatively quickly except for a super thin layer on the surface.

S: Slightly fruity and peppery hops are the dominant flavor, though there is a hefty amount of bready/biscuity malts as well.

T: Hops are a lot more piney in the taste, and the bready malts are pretty powerful as well. Slightly grassy, and the alcohol seems a little stronger than 6.7%.

M: medium bodied, crisp with a fair amount of good amount of carbonation.

O: This is certainly a well balanced beer, hitting heavy with the biscuity malts to balance out the hops (or maybe it's the other way around?) either way, this brew brings a lot of good flavors.

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

poured from a bottle into dogfish head pint glass

A-it appears to be a golden yellow color. Not the color I was expecting. Small head that fell quick leaving a thin layer on top.

S-weak floral hop scent. sort of fruity. Not very powerful though

T-different. Decent hoppy kick at the end. Hits up front with a weird flavor to me. Sort of a wheaty fruity flavor. I am having trouble describing this.

MF-thin creamy layer. Decent aftertaste. Medium bodied beer. Sort of light body for an IPA.

O-overall this is decent. I wouldn't buy this to just enjoy. Its not bad, just doesnt suit my taste that well. I would recommend this to someone who maybe wants to try a mild IPA. or a lighter IPA but not as a Beer I enjoy.

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I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Golden orange color with a half fingers worth of head. Thin, sticky lacing.

Smell- Mild grapefruit aroma with a hint of malt.

Taste- Hop bitterness with a touch of grapefruit. Some maltiness but it doesn't quite balance it out.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied and decently carbonated. Crisp and dry.

Overall- Not bad but also not impressive. I believe there are better IPAs to be had.

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
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