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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,737 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,737
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 45
Gots: 121 | 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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msondel

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

10-20-2013 17:08:41 | More by msondel
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Had on tap at Sunset Cantina. Pours a very hazy golden color with no head. Little lacing and mildly carbonated. Not much of a smell. Has a malty lemon smell but nothing overwhelming. Tastes a bit sour to me, with little hops in the traditional style - a bit malty taste. Second and third tatses not really doing it for me with this one.

10-20-2013 17:07:59 | More by BradMacMullin
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-20-2013 16:44:02 | More by ohyayitstrey
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hopkrid

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

10-20-2013 08:26:39 | More by hopkrid
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +4.2%

Spot for a bottling date on the label but no date printed.

Appearance: Dark straw hue and very hazy. Don't see any floaters through which is a good thing. Small frothy off-white head. Good lacing.

Aroma: Spicy English hops and some graham cracker malt. Not much more to it than that.

Taste: Starts with crisp white pepper and earth hop character that contributes a great level of moderate bitterness. Just as in the aroma, biscuity/graham cracker malt flavor rounds out the flavor and balances the hops very well. The finish is clean with an unfortunate moment of metallic flavor in the aftertaste followed by spicy hop bitterness. Good level of flavor for 6.7% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with average carbonation and good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: I'm a hop head but English-style IPAs tend to be an achilles heel of mine due to their unappealing hop character and dry bitterness. 400 Pound Monkey, on the other hand, is a good example of the style done in a tasty and drinkable way. Would I drink it again? Yes.

10-17-2013 22:48:04 | More by JamesMN
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schlitz_g

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-16-2013 01:19:04 | More by schlitz_g
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

10-16-2013 00:38:54 | More by Sazz9
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-13-2013 05:33:58 | More by sudsy2drunk
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jjwisenheimer

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-12-2013 04:11:00 | More by jjwisenheimer
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16.2%

10-10-2013 16:12:56 | More by Horbar
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atr2605

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

A-pours a hazy golden color with a white fluffy head that leaves a very nice lacing
S-some lemon and a bit earthy, bready malt
T-a well balanced combination of sweet malt with a dry biscuit finish and earthy/lemon citrus hops
M-medium bodied
O-pretty solid brew and highly sessionable. Wouldn't necessarily seek it out but wouldn't pass it up if it came my way again

10-10-2013 02:10:34 | More by atr2605
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damienblack

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-10-2013 01:57:56 | More by damienblack
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-09-2013 13:01:31 | More by PatGreer
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-07-2013 21:13:59 | More by harpus
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Masonlamb

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-06-2013 22:50:42 | More by Masonlamb
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-05-2013 04:24:09 | More by yuenglingade
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-05-2013 01:16:17 | More by kmos27
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Kinzei

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

10-04-2013 18:55:00 | More by Kinzei
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CKav

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-03-2013 20:15:04 | More by CKav
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RWLawman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-02-2013 02:11:17 | More by RWLawman
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screamking

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +16.2%

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours medium amber with a off white head. Tons of lacing hanging about as it is drank. The aroma is filled with bread malts and earthy hops. Lemon and grapefruit also sneak their way into the nose. Lots of grapefruit and orange zest up front in the taste. Hints of toasted caramel malts are also present. Very good mouthfeel, medium bodied. Low ABV makes this a nice drinker. One of the better EIPA I've had.

09-30-2013 03:39:04 | More by screamking
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

09-29-2013 23:17:46 | More by famous_mortimur
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Skibum211

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-28-2013 21:22:45 | More by Skibum211
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Puppetz

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-28-2013 03:19:04 | More by Puppetz
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

09-27-2013 01:07:01 | More by MrBallz
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,737 ratings.