Kingi (420) - - SEP 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good english style ipa. Has the ipa charesteristics but very subdued compared to the american style.
PhilJackson80 (176) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a dark golden / copper color with a small white head. The aroma has a floral & bread notes to it. The taste is light in body with a very slight bitter aftertaste. Overall a good IPA.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not overly impressive. Pours a nice cloudy yellow. Some sweet aromas. Flavours are a bit malty and there is some hops at the end... but it was kind of dull.
suprchunk (1803) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden colored pour. Soapy white head that fades quickly. Little patches of lacing as it recedes. A corky aroma mixed with a slight bit of malt. Not much in the aroma at all. An earthy taste of malt and slight taste of hops. A dry finish. Not bad, but I wouldn’t say IPA-ish.
MattShizzle (523) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden color and clear. Aroma is of hops and malt. Really good - strong hops with a bit of malt in the finish.
Alextricity (375) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 9/06/13. Bought for $2.19 a single and poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint on 6/20/13.
I bought this beer just because it was the first time my bottle shop got it (to my understanding), and I hadn’t been let down by anything Left Hand had put in my belly. I thought the label on this was kind of cool, and I figured I’d give it a shot.
It pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a two-finger head. It doesn’t last long, but I get some really nice lacing. The nose doesn’t have much going on, for me -- slightly malty with a BIT of a "funk" that I can’t quite pinpoint. There also seems to be a trace of citrus... oranges or something.
The front of each sip on this beer is not good at all, to me. Picture one of those scented garbage bags with trash that’s been sitting in it for a few days... this beer tastes like that smells, at least on the front. If you don’t know what that smells like, it tastes like sweet rubber bands and Band-Aids. After that unpleasant taste goes away, there’s a spicy maltiness on the finish with a decent amount of hops. Being an English IPA, it’s not incredibly hoppy. 400lb Monkey does have a bit more bitterness than other English IPAs that I’ve had, for sure.
A decent beer... an odd beer. If you like "dirty" beers/beers that have bizarre flavors that most people would find off-putting, this is the beer for you. The initial flavor on this beer is strange, strange, strange. After having a number of sips and working my way down the glass, that flavor went away a little bit, but I’m not forgetting that it was there. Given the price point and other tasty beers Left Hand makes for the same price point, I’m not sure I’d have this one again.
gruberm (270) - - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet Yeast smell. Doughy. Very contrasty taste to the smell. Peppery hoppy.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HeadyDE (363) - Delaware, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour..light orange golden color..ring like head sits atop..quite a lot of suspended particle action when held up to light..nose is mostly earthy..grassy hops.bit of rye like spice..mouthfeel is clean and crisp..ok offering..light to medium bodied..
bax (974) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap 29/08-2013) low white head, clear orange color, light hoppy aroma, good bitterness, long hoppy taste.
Sureshpa (179) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Passion fruit, mango, hint sweet, bit of malt Appearance: Gold, orange glow, clear white head, medium lace Taste: