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RATINGS: 974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (210) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2014
pours a clear rich gold with a small white head. Aroma is faint floral and citrus. Taste is bright with some citrus, then bitter. Hoppy for sure, but not as citrusy as most IPA’s. Long bitter but warming finish. I can’t really put my finger on why, but I really like this IPA. Good beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SotallyTober (72) - Channahon, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Has a golden pour with a thin eggshell color head that faded quick. No lacing present. There’s a slight fruit, caramel, and floral aroma. Has a citrus, caramel, grapefruit, and floral taste. Medium body that was dry and bitter on the palate. Not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mtdewa1 (431) - rome, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Golden pour. Aroma is floral and yeast. Taste is floral, Belgium yeast, hops, grass and lemon. Very light easy drinking. Malts overpower with yeast. OK easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcclainc50 (216) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a golden color with a white head leaving no lacing. Light slightly aroma with a bit of yeast. Hoppy flavor in the front with a yeast aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pricey290483 (608) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
bottle from mother kelly’s nice little malty aroma and a good looking amber colour not over the top hoppy but a little bit in the taste and a nice dry bitter finish on the after taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle from Sugaya. Fruity nose, moderate, ripe peach, with light citrus. Bright gold/amber color. Malty initial, some toffee, light caramel, gentle fruity sweetness, and minor back-end bittering with a touch of pepper. Not a standout, but certainly pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (229) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours a thick orange gold with a fast disappearing off white head. Aroma of salty floral hops. Flavor is malt to the top with citrus and silky hop bitterness. Finish is gypsum bitterness that goes all the way down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3897) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Pours clear orange with a small head, aroma of honey, marmalade, flavor is bitter with orange, marmalade, medium bodied.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OsuStu (90) - - NOV 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark orange with a thick white head. Aromas of very ripe peaches and apricots, fermented. Pine, caramel, but overload on fermented fruits. Slightly bitter and metallic finish. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4363) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong white head. The aroma is hopped with fruitiness, and the flavour is well hopped with plenty of bitter and dryness. Overall a very nice IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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