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.

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,161 |  Reviews: 553
Photo of Purp1eOne
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of KG710
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of hoppy91
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of thartong
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Thomasneale
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Aficionado_Shawn
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ArkansasTraveller
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of 40oz2heaven
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jledge3
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Dshiznit321
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of leantom
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Here goes:

A: Very good. Pours a clear yellow-orange with a great head and lacing. Overall, quite good.

S: Just OK. I prefer the American hops to the British ones, but the latter are still good. Very bitter and somewhat resiny flavor. Lemon and milder citrus flavors.

T: Just OK. Lots of lemon peel. Unlike in other British IPA's and pale ales, however, the malt is somewhat muted. I don't detect the lightly-kilned caramel and amber malts. Somewhat disappointing.

M: Just OK. Very light-bodied.

O: A good beer but I was disappointed at the lack of malt presence. Usually the British pale ales and IPA's have a stronger malt backbone. I taste the British hops in this beer but the malt is sadly not present.

 712 characters

Photo of TheWillMitch
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of BigCheese
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured out a deep copper/light brown, decent head that left a bit of lacing.

Definitely a bit of fuggle type hops, the pine-y citrusy kind. Not overly pungent.

More balanced than bitter. Definitely a bit of caramel and toffee in the malt body with a touch of bitterness. A little bland, but tasty none the less.

Pretty rich body, a bit syrupy.

Its decent but nothing special, not my favorite style.

 403 characters

Photo of Westyn
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jordonlcoleman
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Arch578
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of GapingMcNulty
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of cervezango
4.16/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sweet smelling bread nuts and banana notes, smells awesome, fluffy white head, lots of air in there.

piney hops bite with a crisp sweet fruity finish. sticky mouth feel. taste pretty English actually. I really am enjoy this,

yeah a whole lots of hops bite , my kind of ipa.

 277 characters

Photo of clfrost
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 2,161 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.