400 Pound Monkey | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by garcia2a on 09-03-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a pale amber color with a modest head that leaves a nice curtain of lace behind

Smell: Caramel malt with fruity and earthy tones

Taste: Opens with the caramel, but it doesn't take long for stone fruit flavors to take over; by mid-palate, the bitterness builds; the finish has a lingering herbal, hard water tone, though the interplay with the malts creates and interesting nuance to the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Glad I re-visited this with a fresher example; this is a pretty decent example of a British style IPA

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: orange/yellow shiny, finger white head,
splendid lacing

S: orange marmalade, light lemon, malt

T: mild nutty/caramel, grain/sweet malt
long slow bitter finish

M: med body, creamy/oily mouth

O: Interesting brew. Well done, LH.
The ABV is really well hidden. I want
to gulp this beer. Nice to see
an American craft make a fine English
IPA. Would get again + recommend.


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

Pours a dark, golden copper with a thin lacing of loose head. The nose is very faint. There are just very faint notes of citrus. The flavor is malty at first; bready and birthday cake-like. The hop character is mild but noticeable; a little piny and a little citrusy with really faint pineapple notes. The bitterness stays on the palate a little while. This a medium bodied beer that's a little heavily carbonated.

This is a smooth, well balanced, drinkable IPA. It's bitter but unoffensive and just complex enough to keep you interested.

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400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 2,163 ratings
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