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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,715 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,715
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 44
Gots: 116 | 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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4.13/5  rDev +15.4%

12 oz. bottle with best by date of 09/06/2013, so I'm a little late on the freshness date, but this worries me not. It's been a long time since I've last drank this beer, but I remember it being one of my favorite go to IPA's for quite a while. It's been quite a while since I drank anything from Left Hand Brewing Co., in general. Glad to have it again.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours a light lemon-orange colored body with two fingers of fluffy soapy off-white colored head. Some stringy scattered lacing.

S - Smell is nice. Bready toasty malts, lots of dried earthy herbal hops, citrus fruits, grapefruit, light must, light caramel, some toffee. Kind of a piney skunky resinous dirty sock smell going on also, but it's all in good hop harmony.

T - Taste is delicious, even if it is a week or so past it's prime. Earthy, herbal, floral, vegetal hop flavors, grainy toasted malts, grapefruit, blood orange, some metallic / copper presence. Earthy, dirty, flowery. Bready buttery biscuit malts. I'm tasting that vegetal cucumber flavor that I know and love. Fantastic.

M - Feel is bitter, dry, metallic, and herbal. Classic.

Overall, I still love this beer, one of my first beloved, go to IPA's, and that hasn't changed even after two years or so. Moderate, yet borderline high abv at 6.70% abv, this is truly a world-class IPA for any occasion, and probably my favorite beer from Left Hand Brewing Co. by far.

Left Hand Brewing 400 Pound Monkey ---4/5.

09-21-2013 18:52:23 | More by mfnmbvp
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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,715 ratings.