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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Okay, this one isn’t for everybody – yet. Over the years we’ve been asked to brew a year-round IPA, but have balked at the idea because of the flood of American IPAs currently on the market. If we couldn’t make an IPA that was different what was available, that we personally liked to drink, and one that we could put our personal signature on and be proud of, we didn’t want to do it. So, last fall we brewed a single batch IPA on our new brewhouse and sent it out to 5 different markets around the country to test the response. Which turned out to be pretty positive. So, here we are in 2009, and we’re back playing again with a few new test batches that we’re sampling here in Colorado and a few select markets around the country. What’s in a name, you ask? Well, back in February of 2007, there was an article in there titled ‘Extremely Boring’. Go back and find that issue, and that specific article, and you’ll see why we named the beer 400 Pound Monkey. Happy sleuthing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange with a white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: Malt, pineapple, citrus, floral hops, spice, slight spruce, very light caramel and a slight funk. TASTE: pine bitterness, hope bitterness, caramel, citrus, spice, tropical fruit and pineapple. AFTER TASTE: pine bitterness, caramel light citrus and spice with an oily finish. Definitely expected more from this brew however it’s still a great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (512) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2015
BBD 5/13/15. Pours a clear golden with a touch of amber. Normal head characteristics. Nice, but a bit light, nose of herbal hops with a bit of peppery spice over biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a solid finish. The flavor profile is unique, intense, a bit complex but not well balanced. It begins with an odd flavor - herbal hops, a mineral aspect and something that tastes old and metallic. A nice biscuit sweetness arrives in the middle under a mild hop bitterness with a bit of pepper spiciness. The finish has a bit of alcohol bite and is also metallic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (342) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle pour. Light golden amber with off white head. Aroma is grass, honey, and grapefruit. Medium body. Light bitter with decent salty. A good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vodka4blood (121) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Okay, can you please shorten your official beer deScription? Ive been drinking quite a bit already tonight, so I dont need such a long introduction.... But its true, this does not come across as a "normal" IPA in many ways, especially the smell & look of it (smells of yeast/beer-in-progress, looks like a lager or other golden brew). Tastes pretty interesting but why are IBUs info not displayed?? "Happy Sleuthing"?? Hey guys, Im not trying to solve a mystery, I just want to have a drink....

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joshua0317 (9) - Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Not terrible, but almost bland compared with most IPA I have had. Hardly a scent to speak of. The only pronounced flavor is one I’m not accustomed to, but isn’t bad; just not reminiscent of a standard IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1546) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
A little different. Aroma and Flavors were hoppy with an earthy malt. Not overly strong but received with mixed feelings. OK I guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - MAY 12, 2015
Cocoa, orange, roasted malt. Low carbonation, orange flower and dark chocolate, floral hops, lemon zest, nutty cake, dry finish. Quite an interesting take on an ipa, does have both the british dark cocoa and american orange fruity edges.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 9, 2015
On tap at OBriens in San Diego. Deep gold color, low carbonation. Aroma is dried grass, honey, malt. Flavor leans to a grainy cereal character with sweet caramel and hop bitterness understated. Finishes quickly with low alcohol tones. It's OK. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3162) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear medium amber with a solid off-white 1/2" head, cobweb of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds mild, but distinct, hops on the swallow. Light carbonation is also present. Pretty simple, just barely enough hops to be an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
Pours a clear amber colour with a frothy off white head. Aroma is hoppy and grassy with some bread malt scents. Taste is mildly sweet and not overly bitter, it’s quite balanced. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a good IPA.

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