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RATINGS: 998   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2905) - 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 (255) - 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 (4091) - 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 (147) - - 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 (4469) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (905) - Friona, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours light amber honey color light head. Aromas citrus, floral, light caramel backbone, slight pine. Flavors apricot, slight peach, florals, citrus and caramel. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle at Wholefoods, Richmond. 3 months old. Hazy orange, lightly sparkling, small white head. Aroma is citrussy, light floral, sweet caramel. Body is medium, light carbonation. Taste is lavender, citrus hop, grapefruit, light metallic. Nice. Goes well with BBQ seitan. Who knew?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
graham_murphy (485) - - OCT 26, 2014
Quite funny to read some of the comments and the brewers own deScription. I’m alright with this. But I find it more like a traditional English bitter than an IPA. It’s malty and spicy and the hops are more piney/grassy and floral than citrusy. Noble hops I guess. Anyway, it’s decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1840) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
355ml bottle from the Lion’s Den, Yarm. Clear deep orange gold amber colour, foam white head leaving lacing and aroma of malt caramel, citrus hoppy. Taste is malty, caramel, tangy, citrus and grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, drying bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (978) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014

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