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400 Pound Monkey | Left Hand Brewing Company

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2,161 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
553
Ratings:
2,161
pDev:
15.36%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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Gots:
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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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.

VERY NICE, GIVE IT A GO!

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

On tap at the 5 Horses Tavern in Somerville.

A: Coppery with a foamy two fingers of head.

S: Sweet malts earthy hops.

T: The taste is fairly subdued. It opens with sweet malts before transitioning to mossy hops. The tasting notes on the menu mentioned floral notes, but these were not in evidence for me. Very well balanced, very drinkable.

M: Creamy, medium-bodied, moderately carbonated.

O: Very nice. This is an extremely well-balanced IPA and one that will appeal to hopheads and or Advocates alike.

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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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