400 Pound Monkey | Left Hand Brewing Company

2,161 Ratings
400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: I just don't think it gets better than this. Perfectly clear straw with a thick clean white head that lasts forever. Tons of lacing.

S: Pretty subtle, mainly bready English malt and floral hops.

T: Lots of bready malts up front (as promised), followed by some floral and piney hop flavors. The backend is where the bitterness really comes through, that nondescript English bitter flavor.

M: I let this sit out for a few hours before drinking, to warm up a bit as directed on the bottle. It was creamy smooth and the perfect carbonation for an English IPA. Incredibly sessionable.

O: One of my favorite IPAs for sure. So creamy smooth and malt forward, but enough bitterness and hops to keep it true to it's style. Just really excellent, I want this on cask now.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Poured a semi-hazy, golden color with a white, yellowish head that was surprisingly foamy and had a slow dissipation rate. It left a solid lace and cap as well.

Smell: This had a soft smell, but the hops bled through the most. Perhaps a bit of malt came through as well. The smell was a little too soft to pick up anything really specific.

Taste: The beginning gave a bready malt flavor with a foreshadowing of some hops; the middle cranked down more on the hops, but it was rather light and only semi-bitter; the end is where the bitterness peaked and finished with herbal tones.

Mouthfeel: The feel was very light and consistent through out.

Overall: I'm not too familiar with English-style ales of any form. In general, it was slightly above average, fairly decent. It had a nice look and the taste wasn't overbearing in anyway.

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 2,161 ratings.
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