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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Ratings: 2,161 |  Reviews: 553
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured cold from the bottle. It looked like a nice hefeweizen... which was odd for an IPA. A strong citrus nose to it, more grapefruit than orange, but a bit of lemon as well (again... odd for an IPA). It also had a sweet, honey nose to it. The flavour was lite and refreshing, with a hint of citrus. Thinking of a usual IPA, I expected bitterness and hoppiness to the mac, but found a very nice balance of citrus-hop flavour and a not-so-intense bitterness. A bit more carbonation than most beers, but not unusual for an IPA. Surprisingly and delicious.

Would I buy it again? Yes. Would be nice on a hot summer night.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

A: Pours a light, but cloudy orange with a 1/2 inch creamy, bright white head that leaves some lacing.

S: I get some pine up front, followed by some citrus, more citrus than grapefruit in this one. Back end gives hints of honey and apricots.

T: Nice orange citrus in the initial taste, followed by a slight hop bite. Pine and apricots follow through the body of this beer. Just a sweet aftertaste, nothing dry or bready here.

M: Sweet and smooth for an IPA, lots of carbonation. Quite drinkable with out a lot of hoppyness.

O: This is an American Style IPA, so there is not going to be a punch of anything really. This beer is evenly blended with hops and citrus that may be intended for someone experimenting or beginning in the style. Nothing really wows me about this beer, but it is pretty tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Summit IPA.

A: Slightly hazy golden yellow with two-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted more than a few minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Grass and citrus hops. Sweet malt.

T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Toasty and citrusy.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth.

O: Overall, I liked this better than Summit IPA. This was toastier, and had a better aroma.

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1.12/5  rDev -68.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is rank. It tastes like the result of overly roasting rotten grains that were grown on a field of foot fungus. Just terrible.

Apparently this needs to be 250 characters long, so I will try to autopsy this beer. It is supposedly an IPA but any hop flavor has been murdered and left for dead by a terrible roasted nutty flavor (imagine a strange mix of garlic, the scent of a wet ashtray and candied macadamia). I understand diversity in style, perhaps if someone really likes nuts and chocolate/burned flavors and has a genetic defect in their taste buds, this is for them. But, it is not an IPA, and it tastes terrible.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Two finger head, moderate carbonation

Straw amber colored

Smell: hoppy, apricot, hemp, and herbal smells

Taste: grapefruit, hop, hemp, grassy, and medicinal herb

Mouthfeel: perfect

Overall, this is a brilliant and excellent example of an English-style India Pale Ale.

I'd get a six pack sometime down the road.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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