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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,763 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,763
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 47
Gots: 135 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I dont get the monkey thing, was expecting some big crazy beer with the clever label, but ended up with just a pretty simple, solid beer. Everything about the beer is a light malt smell to a light bready taste to light finish, but very very drinkable for an almost 7% beer. This is one of the better Left Hand beers i've had.

chickencoop, Aug 08, 2010
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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Semi-clear, amber-y/coppery color, nearing crimson...nice, lush, creamy off-whitish head.

Soft aromatics, light citrus esters, lemon/lime/orange...not too bitter, not too sweet.

Drinking it: a bigger flash of fruit boards the palate, a small flash of bitterness, but overall refreshing and juicy...very tasty.
Zap! The bitter hops bite for a second, then fall back, but hop flavor really hangs in for the long haul. Bitterness doesn't last, flavor does. Delicious, really. Very bright, and beautiful. An IPA I can heartily recommend to people who aren't into punishment.

Mouthfeel is good, for a regular, not Imperial/Double IPA...maybe even great, compared to an average IPA.

The fine folks at Left Hand made the mistake of giving this very nice IPA a name that suggests a bigger beer than this is.... it conjures up images of something big, and delivers instead something good and tasty.

feloniousmonk, Jul 14, 2009
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,763 ratings.