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400 Pound Monkey | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.58/5
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2,161 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by garcia2a on 09-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
2,161
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
442
Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a moderately hazy burnt orange color. Lighter colored hues of almost transparent burnt yellow grace along the sides if the glass. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess. After dissipation, moderate sticky lacing eventually slides into the beer. The smell starts off with a sweet biscuity to breadiness rolling into a sly little bit of a grassy spicy hops. Gets slightly earthy as well. Soapiness of a normal English IPA is there yet tame. The taste was moderately sweet. Low rolling earthy to semi-spicy hops slide into the aftertaste and into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable sweet to spicy feel slyly rolling over a nice low key carbonation. Overall, for an English IPA, its extremely well done. Hats off to Left Hand for pulling this one off. Pass the fish n’chips!

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
2.88/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

**
11/29/2013
LOOK: deep gold colour
AROMA: is grains, rice, hops.
TASTE: is hoppy...vinegar, some floral. Bitter finish.
FEEL: Drinks easy., clear. Good carbonation.

Not bad.

**

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerJ
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotoriousBAC
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
2.92/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KCBrewCrew
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COR8RFAN
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terrysjag
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jhlosito75
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HenryCrow
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, but not too fruity. Actually something unpleasant in there. Taste is similar, weird mixture between malts and hops, and something very off. Boozy finish and a bit metallic. Disappointing.

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Photo of mpolewan
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the bottle a lovely clear copper with a fast fading head that leaves spotty lacing.
Aroma is nice. Herbal and spicy, some caramel and biscuit, a bit of fruit and just a hint of veg.
Taste is nicely bitter with herbal and spice notes. A little floral with fruity undertones. Some biscuit and toffee sweetness as well.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth.
Quite tasty.

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Photo of norinco
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hashmads
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAkingsFan31
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mtn
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheDogHouse
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 22strong
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstygles
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2,161 ratings
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