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
Photo of bigpoppa67
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, bottled 5/3/2012. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a small 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, herbal, pine, floral, biscuit, light citrus, and earthy spiciness. Pretty nice and pleasant aromas with good balance. Taste of caramel, biscuit, pine, herbal, floral, toast, light citrus, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, pine, herbal, floral, and earthy spiciness. Good bitterness/sweetness balance; with a fair amount of complexity of flavors. No cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Extremely smooth and easy to drink. Overall this is a nice English IPA. Well balanced with a nice flavor profile; very easy to drink. Wouldn’t mind having it again; fresher next time too. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Lemke10
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi-clear golden amber color with a fluffy white head. There are mild scents of hops and citrus hidden amongst the mix. The taste has a good hoppy taste but the bitterness is rather mild in comparison to an IPA. Texture is smooth and mellow as I pick up strains of yeast, citrus, and bready tones. Perhaps a little thin but delivers a nice, slightly crisp after taste. An easy drinking IPA with a very memorable name!

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Ford
2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had this beer on tap twice. Both times I've felt this beer was really bad. I've had this style before and enjoyed it, I just don't feel like this beer is very good. Beyond bitter and it seemed like a burned rubber taste was present. Just nothing enjoyable about it to me. My friend also felt it was very bad.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of bootsandbeer
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of Ktom
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of tjsdomer2
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very frothy beer. Light, light golden yellow with heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Weak malts and hops. A bit citrusy. Nothing too overwhelming or exceptional.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Doesn't taste like an IPA, even an English one. More of a malty pale ale. Cookie-like sweetness and pine hops. Thick beer that goes flat at the end.

Overall Drinkability: A nice beer that I don't love. This could definitely use a tweak here or there. I would especially love to see the flavors amped up and some more yeasty carbonation. Refreshing.

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Spencer1607
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber, honey amber. A tall head of foam intially but fades into somewhat of a collar ring. A cloudy complexion.
Aroma was of floral hops though understated and a rich malt base of sweet caramel.
Taste is malty with some floral hops
Feels a bit thin on the palette slightly bitter aftertaste.
It's an English IPa so I wasn't expecting a big hop presence and thats what i got. A densent maltier brew of the English tradition.

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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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