400 Pound Monkey | Left Hand Brewing Company

400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cold 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Yellow, nearly golden color with slight clouding and a thin, fine white head.

Aroma: Crisp, not overpowering, aromas with pineapple and other fruit/floral notes.

Flavor: Floral and pine forward flavors with a nondistinct flavor profile on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, slightly oily with a slight lingering bitter finish.

Overall, this is a not overpowering IPA that's just a little flat on taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

400#monkey- pours a nice golden with a little cloudiness. the smell is hoppy with hints of sweet caramel. it pretty bitter at first but finishes up smooth. this beer is a good ipa for when you dont want all that hppiness. its very drinkable and makes for a good alternative to stronger ipa's. i almost feel like this would be a great "starter ipa" is you were trying to turn someone on to them.

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3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - clear golden color with a white head that hung around and left a fair amount of lacing behind.

S - earthy aroma with a hint of citrus rind.

T - earthy twang with a dry citrus rind bitterness on the finish.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - enjoyable and easy to drink.

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3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: slightly hazy orange color, nice 2 finger head with decent retention, pours with lots of bubbles but dissipates quickly

S: grassy, herbal, dry hop

T: interesting for an IPA, grapefruit, minimal hops flavor

M: low carbonation, malty but clean and crisp

O: not bad, but forgettable; I've enjoyed every beer from left hand, but expected more on this one.

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3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pour a slightly hazy amber brown, lots of bubbles and a a very attractive layer of head that makes for some great lacing throughout.

S - Smells of mostly English malts and citrus hops. A great combination really.

T - Quite smooth actually it goes down easy enough with a bright crisp level of citrus sweet hops and a mild biscuit taste that has a mild herbal tea presence. Not bad.

M - It kind of threw me off since it drank a touch heaver maybe since I thought it was a DIPA. As it warmed though it was medium to heavy in body.

Overall not something I would seek out again but interesting enough since I don't get many English IPA's

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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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