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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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!


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deriscal (10) - - JUN 18, 2014
Good brewsky with nice aroma of honey and carmel. There is some small hopy taste, bitternes but way back. For Left Hand I would say its not all that fantastic.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stevesie (313) - - JUN 12, 2014
From bottle. Pours a murky gold with hardly any head. Malty, slightly metallic nose. A little thin, but nice carbonation. Earthy and herbal as advertised. Nice bitter finish. Not the hop bomb that we’ve come to expect from most IPAs, but the English style is a refreshing take. The whole is definitely better than the parts in this one. I have noticed this beer tends to be a bit delicate and turns when it gets old. Pay attention to the "best by" date on the bottle. When it’s fresh, it’s terrific.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
From bottle. Mild hop aromas, a little grassy and herbal. Mild carbonic and metallic notes, just a bit of staleness or oxidation. Rich golden amber clear with foamy-creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with light malt sweetness and some caramel. Moderate hop bitterness, carbonic acidity, and dry bite at the finish. Mild bitter after.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewMstr (78) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Good nor great, pale color, indifferent aroma and taste. Maybe a bottle that day too long, left hand usually does better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerandhockey8 (220) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a clear yellow with a thick white head. Nose is hoppy, floral, spice, malt. Taste is light-medium body, bitter. Finishes sharp with a nice touch of spice at the end. Wouldn’t guess that this is 7%, not a bad IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4195) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2014
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of pale yellow malt, grassy , some citrus and wheat. Falvor was hoppy wheat beer basically. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (278) - - MAY 17, 2014
Pale gold, tall but quickly collapsing head, little lace. Attractive nose. Light to medium body, avg texture, low acidity, mouthfeel benefits from high carbonation as otherwise it would be flat. Short palate, weak finish. Bitter and dry but also malty, low acidity. Grapefruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slatermcs (61) - - MAY 14, 2014
Amber color with slight hop aroma. Was of course wanting more hops on my palate but a good version of a traditional English style IPA. Will drink again

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dliberto (138) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Drank from the bottle. Smells of dough, hay, cereal, and hops. Taste is not as hoppy as I was expecting, the focus seems to be placed on the malt. Not overly bitter, Medium bodied low carbonation. Solid beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear gold body under a one finger fizzy white head that left just a touch of delicate lacing. The nose is pretty well balanced between the lightly citrusy and perfume like hops and a pale malt base. The flavor is just lightly bitter with some nice clean English hops. The malt base is nicely dry and bready. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and some minimal lingering bitterness. Pretty decent IPA, not a big brash West Coast kinda IPA, but enjoyable.


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