400 Pound Monkey | Left Hand Brewing Company

400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey
BA SCORE
45.5%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 2,161 ratings
400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey
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
Liked:
984
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
15.36%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
443
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,161 |  Reviews: 553
Photo of craigbelly
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ToyCanvas
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scaliasux
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcotom
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZBowden
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy golden orange with small white head, smells of toasty malts slight bready yeastiness floral hops, tastes of spicy floral earthy hops with slight toast in the finish, dry lasting hoppy mineral finish, mouthfeel is medium with bright carbonation adding to the crispness and bitterness. Solid beer.

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Photo of ATMinBoulder
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This is a good ipa but if you are used to all the new hop bombs it will be to mild lots of complex flavors biscuits honey citrus lemon it's chewy I'm enjoying this

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Photo of breardon1776
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of davidhoff
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's good, but too earthy and bready for me. The tasting notes on the bottle is accurate.

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Photo of Stezz420
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorFunkenstein
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Azpittil57
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivybus
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajilllau
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok beer. I'm not used to English ipas. It looked liked iced tea in the glass.

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Photo of RancidAggro
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

*Bottle is a couple weeks beyond best buy date.

Pours a hazy amber color with nearly an inch of coarse, sudsy, off-white foam. Full, complex aroma features grapefruit, toffee, butterscotch, raisins, and honey. A cylinder of fine, speckled lace coats the glass as the beer recedes.

The taste is much milder than the nose. The hops are more herbal and earthy than the nose suggested, really bringing some bite to the back of the tongue. The malt flavor is primarily biscuity, with a hint of honey. Medium body and moderate, delicate carbonation make for a slightly loose, sub-creamy mouthfeel.

I’m not sure how fair a review I can give considering the bottle is past its prime, but based on this experience I’d describe it as a sessionable IPA whose taste can’t live up to its lovely aroma. It’s hardly a hop bomb, which makes it more accessible to the fainter of heart such as myself.

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Photo of Dwinslow15
4.12/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of piezodisco
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattersmike90
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbakondi
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
4.13/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45.5% out of 100 with 2,161 ratings
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