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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2.8/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this average beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was an amber color as I guess it should have been. The head was decent at first but went away pretty fast. The beer had decent to good lacing. Smell was hoppy which was strange for an amber. Taste was hoppy with bitter finish. Did not like the beer and will not buy again.

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

Poured into a regular pint glass

Pours hazy orange with a one finger off white head. The beer is more malty then hoppy, keeping to the tradition of the english style IPA. The hops are still there however, some fresh citrus notes and a slight pine. Caramel and toffee compliment the hops well. Traditional English style malts make this a unique IPA. This is a good IPA and a definite change of pace from the american style that Im used to.

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

On-tap at the Yardhouse. On to the beer:

Good looking. As with many IPA's the head forms an inch thick, retains well on top, and a good dose of lacing stick around the glass. Also good is the aroma of this IPA. It's not a complete hop bomb, but it does offers some pleasant accents of pineapple and canteloupe to complement the honey base.

Tasty too. It's modestly herbal, with citrus and pineapple notes. Still, at a few parts the beer doesn't totally come together to justify a higher score. Regardless, the beer is medium bodied with an enjoyable level of crispness, and goes out as an honest IPA.

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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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