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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,761 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,761
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 47
Gots: 132 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

milkbone_underwear, Oct 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

TaylorK, Oct 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

vlodko62, Oct 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

MGodduclan5, Oct 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

GiantMidget, Oct 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

ScreamBloodyGore, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

cosmic-ray, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of BryanCarey
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A golden IPA with a mostly clear body, this beer has a nose that is fruity and a little bit malty/grassy, but mild by most measurements. The foam level looks nice at first, but falls apart in a short time, leaving a smooth but thin layer that holds its own as you drink.

Tasting this beer reveals flavors that include lightly toasted malt, citrus, and some herbal notes. The flavor is milder than that of other IPA, and the malt backbone a little less noticeable than most. A slightly bitter finish concludes each sip with the palate slowly returning to normal in a short time.

I love a good IPA, but this version from Left Hand, while certainly not bad, is a little weaker than most. I like that the alcohol flavor isn’t as noticeable as I first expected, but I would like the beer better with a little more body and a stronger, more dominant hop presence.

In conclusion, it isn’t the greatest, but it isn’t bad either and it makes a good choice for those who are less receptive to the IPA style.

BryanCarey, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

TheStashRide, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

thomasarose, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

bluckbeyes, Oct 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

dclancy90, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

bassmantony330, Oct 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

BigTrubble, Oct 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Element1290, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

tenacioustomato, Oct 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

StoutIrish, Oct 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

VanDeWeghe, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of beergoot
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice golden color with a thin yet creamy, lasting white head. Smell is of fresh cut grass; slightly citrus-like. Taste has slight malt presence, but is dominated by a nice hop bitterness. Rather fizzy carbonation on the tongue, otherwise medium-light body; sharp, clean, dry finish.

A decent traditional IPA. Perhaps a bit too much hop bitterness and not enough malt flavor overall, but I still like this beer. I definitely would sit down and gladly quaff another glass or two of this brew when in an IPA-frame of of mind...

beergoot, Sep 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

dtvanriper, Sep 29, 2012
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3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Generally a good IPA , thick one finger head, slightly malty aroma. I probably wont buy this beer again, it has all of the flavors of a really good IPA but none of them are strong enough to make it stand out. This would be a good beer to give to my Busch light swilling friends as an introduction into the joys of beer snobbery.

Chad, Sep 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bigpoppa67, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Prestonlegal, Sep 28, 2012
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,761 ratings.