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.

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

Bottled 6/4/2011

A: Cloudy amber brew with s thin layer of white head That disappears relatively quickly except for a super thin layer on the surface.

S: Slightly fruity and peppery hops are the dominant flavor, though there is a hefty amount of bready/biscuity malts as well.

T: Hops are a lot more piney in the taste, and the bready malts are pretty powerful as well. Slightly grassy, and the alcohol seems a little stronger than 6.7%.

M: medium bodied, crisp with a fair amount of good amount of carbonation.

O: This is certainly a well balanced beer, hitting heavy with the biscuity malts to balance out the hops (or maybe it's the other way around?) either way, this brew brings a lot of good flavors.

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

nice bready and malty notes with a perfect bitterness to balance. really hit the benchmark for an english IPA. a style that many brewers seem to pass on, left hand really proved themselves with this one

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

Bottle randomly picked up at Julio's a few weeks back. Poured into a pint glass. Beer is amber to copper with a nice head, low carbonation, minimal lacing.

Beer is malty and hoppy in the aroma, mostly earthy hops.

Beer is medium in body and nice in the palate. The moderately sweet and moderately bitter, easy drinking and mild flavors. I'm not a huge EIPA fan, this one isn't too malty. I put it down quickly, I'd have it again. Not as heavy as some I've had.

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

- Pours a bright clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head atop. The head fades down to a thick ring around the glass leaving behind some nice lacing in the process.

S - Aroma is full of piney/grassy hops and slightly sweet bready malts. Some very light citrus/fruit aroma in the background.

T - Starts off with some piney hops and some bready malts. There is a bit of yeast and some citrus in the background. Through the middle, some bitterness comes though alongside some yeast and stronger bread flavors. The finish is a mix of some bready malt, some earthy hops, and a touch of bitterness that lingers.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and crisp, with just a bit of bitterness in the finish.

D - Very drinkable. The flavors blend nicely, but there could be a bit more of them. I like the bit of fruit flavor and the bready malts though.

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