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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,754 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,754
Reviews: 512
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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Photo of BradleyR
3/5  rDev -16.2%

BradleyR, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of BrewMaven
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%

Got this at a Wegmans up near Syracuse.

Slightly hazy gold on the pour with virtually no head. Maybe I was too easy on it.

Mild hops hit my crappy olfactories..maybe slightly peppery?

Taste was a bit more hop assertive with a mild malt backbone and a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is on the light side with moderate carbonation.

I guess the English style of IPA is more of a session beer than the American version.

BrewMaven, Nov 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

HollyHops, Oct 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

BigMike, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

da_beers, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

itsscience, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Dcunicelli
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Dcunicelli, Oct 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

athegreatest83, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dopelaugh, Oct 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

twonder23, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

mlefebvre7, Oct 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

tipofthetongue, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

roostor07, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

bob_d_j, Oct 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

TapHeadBrewing, Oct 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

dhbiker0889, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

msondel, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of BradMacMullin
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.

BradMacMullin, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

ohyayitstrey, Oct 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

hopkrid, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of JamesMN
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.

JamesMN, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

schlitz_g, Oct 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Sazz9, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

sudsy2drunk, Oct 13, 2013
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,754 ratings.