400 Pound Monkey | Left Hand Brewing Company

400 Pound Monkey400 Pound Monkey
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tried this beer at the Yard House in downtown Denver. The beer poured a nice color with a moderate head. It smelled good with a slight hoppy aroma, though not overpowering. The first drink was light and underwhelming. Typical English IPA. I did not realize it was an English IPA when I tried it so I was disappointed with the lack of anything approaching hoppiness in the first taste. As my mouth adjusted, it turned out to be a decent beer, but nothing to write home about.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Came from the variety 12 pack, freshness date is scrunched and not discernible.

A: Sunny golden color. Very hazy. Minute particles in suspension suggest that this beer may be past its prime. The white head retains well at a half inch. Thin, jagged lines of lacing.

S: Malt base of dough and biscuit. Yeasty, a touch buttery. Floral hopping, lemon pith, earhty and leafy. A rather dull, muted nose.

T: Doughy and bready malt base, hint of thin caramel. Slightly buttery. Green, oily hop bitterness cuts through the substantial malt body. Earthy, leafy, and oily hops. Dry herbal edge. Fairly high level of bitterness. Bitter, oily hop finish with a hint of dough beneath.

M: Hefty medium body. Silky and smooth. Biting carbonation.

O: It's a little dull on all fronts, but all the English character I'm looking for has been dumbed down or is altogether not there. Just not a lot to grab the palate's attention, a very drab offering.

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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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