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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,637 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,637
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 47
Gots: 91 | 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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gpawned

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

06-24-2012 08:21:50 | More by gpawned
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Danny1217

Florida

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellowish color. White head dissipates quickly. Smells of some hops and citrus fruits. The scent is rather tame though. The taste is of citrus, bread, caramel, and hops. Smooth feel in the mouth. Medium body and carbonation.

A gentle, easy-drinking, British style IPA. Sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 05:44:34 | More by Danny1217
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-21-2012 16:50:54 | More by hiphopj5
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from Left Hand's mixed 12-pack. Poured into snifter. Bought this past weekend, but bottled 4/18/12.

A- Pours a straw colored yellowish golden. Pretty much no head even though poured more aggressively then usual. Very little to almost no carbonation, fairly flat.

S- Not too aromatic, some malts, biscuity, floral notes, spices, and a tiny bit of hops.

T- Similar to the Stranger except much spicier. Very lightly sweet malts, biscuity, mixed spices, light slightly citrus hops, a little bit bitter on the finish. Lightly sweet aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied to maybe a little bit on the lighter side, fairly low carbonation, smooth, drinkable, decently well balanced.

O- Like the Stranger, I thought this was a fairly average English IPA. A little bit less sweet, with more spices. Easily drinkable, but nothing that stands out. I would definitely like to try this beer a little bit fresher (I'd expect it to be a little bit hopier), but unfortunately due to it being brewed almost across the country and it being sold in a 12-pack it picked up a little bit of age on it's journey. Still nothing to write home about, but not bad for a beer in a variety 12-pack. I wouldn't buy a 6-pack of this, but would maybe consider the 12-pack again.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 02:33:00 | More by jaasen64
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-20-2012 02:08:11 | More by pearljam118
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-20-2012 00:53:36 | More by frosted33
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mtlasley

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-19-2012 21:40:49 | More by mtlasley
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reyna311

Delaware

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-19-2012 14:55:45 | More by reyna311
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -44.1%

06-18-2012 18:59:40 | More by carteravebrew
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-17-2012 18:38:32 | More by freewill35
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doggball

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-16-2012 05:50:00 | More by doggball
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Zbrown2307

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2012 00:28:51 | More by Zbrown2307
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Kendo

New York

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got it on tap at the Flying Pig in Malvern, PA.

A: Body is golden-honey with a small white head. Some splotchy lace.

S: Fairly faint in the nose - some biscuity malt and a touch of hops.

T: Sweet foundation - this definitely seems more English in style than American. I also get a wheat-like twang of sorts - I wrote "rye?" Finishes with a minerally hoppy bitterness.

M: Medium in heft, carbonation is good.

O: Good. A little too sweet for me, but it is an English IPA, after all.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2012 20:36:47 | More by Kendo
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Mattybz28

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-12-2012 18:19:18 | More by Mattybz28
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Franticc


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-12-2012 08:35:03 | More by Franticc
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-12-2012 03:25:25 | More by dlin0sbb
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Lightly hazed dark yellow color. About one finger of frothy white head than fell quickly and left a very short ring of lacing.

3.5 S: Lots of orange citrus followed by grapefruit, grass, and a bit of earth. Bready, doughy malts with a touch of caramel. Good, but doesn't stand out in any way.

3.5 T: Like the nose. Orange, grapefruit, grass, earth from the hops. Biscuity, bready malts with light caramel. Again, it's good enough.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not a lot of creaminess, but enough. Decent here.

3.0 D: Good beer, but it doesn't stand out at all and that is just about a must given how many IPAs are out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 03:49:15 | More by DavoleBomb
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PopnLoads

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-08-2012 19:22:19 | More by PopnLoads
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Ethos in Orlando, FL.

A: Pours a crystal clear copper to dark amber in color. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Initially I detect some sweet malts but then I get the aromas of the hops - citrus/lemon is dominant but I can also smell light amounts of floral and pine hops as well.

T: Starts off with a sweet caramel malt flavor that leads into the hop bitterness. Flavor of citrus/lemon and pine hops are present. Moderate bitterness that lingers slightly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: A little too strong in ABV to be a sessionable beer, it was still pretty easy to drink. I enjoyed this one and would probably order it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 03:32:04 | More by dbrauneis
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-07-2012 00:21:56 | More by 59rockabilly
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-06-2012 03:42:46 | More by WynnO
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WhiskeeTango

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

06-05-2012 15:20:33 | More by WhiskeeTango
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-03-2012 17:28:17 | More by PEIhop
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-03-2012 15:49:13 | More by jmathis
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-03-2012 01:29:32 | More by nosavingsaccount
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
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