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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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
The IPA is unique. The hops aroma is pleasant without the dominant citrus that might be expected. The mouthfeel is smooth cut by the acidity of the plentiful hops. The flavor is good but the malt backbone is somewhat muted and it limits my ability to really like the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Light hop aroma, orange-blond! clear color. Fruity flavor, light flavor, not bitter. A good summer beer. - March madness 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1859) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 27, 2014
On tap 6 oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Clear, bright amber with a small off-white head and very good lacing that does not persist. Aroma of English pale malt, caramel, pine and bread. Taste of caramel, pine, apples, light floral hops, peaches and orange. Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent lighter golden orange with foamy eggshell head. Smells of hops and lightly sweet pale malt with a hint of grain. Tastes like it smells, but blander, and with some unbalanced bitterness as well. Average (at best) on the palate. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thewade (310) - USA - MAR 17, 2014
Not for me. Tried a month apart, thinking that I might’ve had a bad bottle. Golden in color. Tastes too "earthy" to me. Kind of funky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
A very bitter ipa with a dry finish easy to drink and pours a dark brown in color Ha at whirleybawl in Lincoln park ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (2057) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
I expected more from this beer. It’s hoppy and fruity and all, but a bit plain.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cousin_Larry (291) - - MAR 7, 2014
With a name like 400 pound monkey I was expecting.much more. A little bitter and just underwhelming

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pale clear golden pour. No head. Earthy floral piney scent. Oily earthy taste. Not very enjoyable. Very dry on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2014
bottle, thanks to skykob. pale golden with a lingering white head; slightly belgian character to the aroma with some honey and spice; medium bitterness, lightly floral. balanced and drinkable but unexciting

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