400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,737 ratings.