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RATINGS: 889   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, with a nice white head and decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is surprisingly malty (for an IPA) and grainy, but there are also some hops and fruit in there too. Taste of hops with an interesting kind of sweet finish. Very interesting beer, not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KennyGalanif (42) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2014
pours a dark lemon color with a small amount of white foamy head, light carbonation. aroma is of sweet caramel malts, and earthy hops, and slight yeast notes. the taste is of the same flavors, earthy and spicy hops, you can taste the flavors from the yeast. and the beer fades with a decent bitterness. overall, this is a refreshing take on an english style IPA, very drinkable, but not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
leebotton (145) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Aroma of fruity weed or sweet BO. Fantastic! The high corny grain malt aroma. Nuttyand spicy. Really barley like flavour and great medium between aroma and bitter hops

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
AHop (3) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
Good looks. Great taste. Pretty standard in the IPA realm but sometimes refreshing trumps unique...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2014 Definitely an unusual IPA and that’s kind of the point. 400 Pound Monkey’s hop profile is pungent and almost herbal. It creates a tingling sensation that I find to be quite enjoyable. Left Hand hasn’t created the best IPA in the U.S. but they’ve certainly provided a unique option in a community that is loaded with hoppy beers. Sometimes, uniqueness is its own reward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle in Colorado 2012 GABF. Nice US take on UK style. Malty. Good hopping. Good pairing for a burger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
COMRADEJOSH (260) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bready aroma tinged with grapefruit clear orange in appearance. Good medium amount of bitterness but kind of watery and a bit of a burnt taste on the palate that doesn’t go with this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
firemarshal (106) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle into pub glass. Clear yellow-amber. Lots of bread aroma with toffee, caramel, banana, honey. Taste of pine, hoppy up front, long light bitter finish that gets stronger with each sip. This beer is exactly what is advertised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Do they have a 4 1/2 star rating? Super good IPA or IPL. seriously a little bit of chocolate on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maddmatt639 (164) - Belmont, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Good retention and great lacing. Smells of slightly sweet malt. Tastes of slight hops and slight hops. Leaves a long bitterness in the mouth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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