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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,653 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,653
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 45
Gots: 96 | 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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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on may´12. Golden color, chill haze appearance. White froth, close crown. Brief retention. Remaining collar on top. Intense hoppy aromas, hints of piney & wood. Bitter upfront & gentle mildy maltiness. Light body, soft carbonation. Subtle fruitness in the middle. Oils & resins into the finish with a funny touch have made me feel green medlar astringency (curious!) Very easy drinkability. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 21:17:30 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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shizzy77

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2012 05:38:38 | More by shizzy77
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-25-2012 19:10:48 | More by standardcherry
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brandon911

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-24-2012 01:48:56 | More by brandon911
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SeeKpzl8

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-23-2012 04:12:10 | More by SeeKpzl8
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sandflier


3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-21-2012 22:38:47 | More by sandflier
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JizackFH

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-21-2012 03:55:49 | More by JizackFH
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-20-2012 22:36:35 | More by Buster
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-20-2012 01:06:31 | More by Chugs13
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TimH


3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-19-2012 18:11:45 | More by TimH
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grab this one randomly at 99 Bottles in Federal Way. Opened on 5.14.12.

A - Pours a slightly hazy, light orange, but dark towards the top. A one finger foamy head forms.

S - Malty and sweet carmel.

T - Dry barley, malt and sweetness.

D - Good carbonaion and a surprisingly light body.

O - Sweet and not citrus, glad the carmelness wasn't to strong.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 04:53:16 | More by HuskyinPDX
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StoneTSR

Colorado

3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: Orange-ish yellow and crystal clear. A big, fluffy, light looking, stark white head rested on top after an aggressive pour. The head had some staying power and did not move much in the first several minutes after it was poured. This is another lively one from Left Hand.

SMELL: There is a lot more of a citrusy aroma than I expected for an English-style IPA. Lemon is the predominant smell here, but pleasant grassy and piney notes creep in around the edges. Nice aroma.

TASTE: A creamy, sweet, malty flavor leads off, but the beer bitters and dries out a touch towards the end. Lemon and of citrus are the lead hops, but this is one of the least hoppy IPAs I have tasted. That said, the hops flavor does build as the beer warms and the glass empties.

MOUTHFEEL: Creamy and smooth. Despite the big fluffy head and the hundreds of bubbles sprinting up from the bottom of the glass, the 400 Pound Monkey does not have much sparkle.

OVERALL: Again, this is a decent example of the style from Left Hand, but a little underwhelming in my opinion. This is an outstanding IPA for people who don’t like IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 06:22:33 | More by StoneTSR
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2012 02:10:06 | More by RyanGoodman
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TedSneakman


3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-17-2012 19:45:24 | More by TedSneakman
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden amber color with two fingers worth of head. Dissipates to a nice thin veil of lace around the time.

S: Very aromatic from the get go. Nice floral hoppyness with a hint of caramel and some biscuity malt. Catching some very faint hints of dark fruits as well.

T: Floral hoppyness from the nose up front with some citrus notes in there as well. Then heads to the biscuity malt and sweetness of caramel and a hint of the alcohol from the higher ABV. Bitterness is minimal here and everything balances quite well. Very good brew here.

M: Minimal carbonation, your left with a creamyness in your mouth that leads way to a bit of a dryness from the high ABV.

O: Very nice balance with floral hops/citrus and malt. Everything works well, i'd def buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 03:26:00 | More by ChrisPratz
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raukerman

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-12-2012 19:32:27 | More by raukerman
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seeswo

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

05-12-2012 01:39:27 | More by seeswo
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bkrbdan

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-10-2012 17:54:35 | More by bkrbdan
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-10-2012 15:26:26 | More by ncstateplaya
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FreshZ

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2012 12:56:57 | More by FreshZ
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-03-2012 17:52:45 | More by kjkinsey
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robthepenguin

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-03-2012 08:07:46 | More by robthepenguin
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Magery

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-03-2012 00:32:34 | More by Magery
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matjack85

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this single 12oz brown bottle as part of a build-your-own 6 pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. No freshness date.

The beer poured a hazed golden/apricot color and made a nice 2-finger white head that lasted awhile. Lacing was also decent.

Lots of fruity hop smell in this one - mostly oranges, pineapple, and mango. There is also some bready maltiness underneath the fruit.

Good balance between the citrusy hops and the bready malts. Milder bitterness than you would expect from an IPA, but tasty nonetheless. You can also pick up some alcohol in the finish.

Light to medium bodied with only moderate carbonation.

I can see myself going back for a full 6-pack of these monkeys.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 08:25:39 | More by matjack85
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-01-2012 23:47:17 | More by DrFunkenstein
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,653 ratings.