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400 Pound Monkey - Left Hand Brewing Company

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400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,960 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,960
Reviews: 536
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.69%
Wants: 57
Gots: 263 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: garcia2a on 09-03-2008

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Ratings: 1,960 | Reviews: 536
Photo of Boomer4ES
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mxsluis
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rick_Ryan
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Corey ok, but not as good as some

Photo of Zuidman
3.07/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of maedhros09
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber color with thin lingering surface bubbles. Sweet malt folowed by moderate fresh hops bitterness. Medium thick body, fairly smooth. A solid english style IPA.

Photo of MetalMistress
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Razonulzer
3.22/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinobambam
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glanzman
4.6/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First time drinking an English style IPA so not sure how it compares but I really like this beer!

Photo of BKotch
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bogdawg
3.16/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DuaneL
4.48/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I do not usually like IPA's that much. They are way too over-hopsy for my taste. However, now this one - for the APA-lover that I am - is the perfect IPA. Another fantastic beer from an outstanding brewery.

Photo of Ludwigkpa
2.5/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is an average beer

Photo of AnthonyMoran88
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good ipa, nice bitter taste, nice feel

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackhammerOhio
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of minterro
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Haven't been drink or rating (full rating) as much as usually so I figured I should start back up again.

Bought on sale at Morgans Liquor in Denver, poured into an imperial pint glass.

A&S: Fizzy white colored head with large bubbles incorporated into a general foam. Pours about a finger and above average lacing upon first sip. Head dies very quickly, but retains at a thin layer. Transparent and lively light orange colored beer. The aroma is more citrus than the taste would make it seem like it would be, but definably contains a good amount of maltiness.

T&M: More malty than your run of the mill IPA on the market. Other tones include caramel and slight citrus and piney elements. Almost has a rye like bitterness to it. This beer seems more like a hoppy amber, but I suppose that is part of the English IPA style. Pretty bitter in the finish. Carbonation is on the high side of medium and body is medium.

Overall: I've had this beer before, but I guess I never rated it. Not a bad beer, I think part of the reason for the lower BA score is due to palate being use to American style IPAs, at least I found myself thrown off at first.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mtdewa1
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jakite117
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of ed_loves_ipa
1.08/5  rDev -69.7%

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 1,960 ratings.