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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (901) - 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 (3839) - 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 (464) - - 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 (1738) - 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 (880) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (4836) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden amber pour with a frothy off white head, malt and grass aroma, taste has pale malts, light citrus, caramel, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1514) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle@from London trip. Small head. Golden clear. Earthy. Not much hop aromas. Dry quite resinous bitter. Tannin finish. Good body. Expected more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 13, 2014
Draught at against the grain. Weird funky fruit nose, flavour is spicy hops, cardboard. Big body, fizzy. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Backlog rating on 9-23-2012 (Bottle) The appearance of this beer is a sall off-white head that mostly diminishes, slightly hazy yellow body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and earthy hops. The flavor is light bitter, citrus hops, caramel malt, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. For the style, this beer is not very hoppy/bitter tasting. The ABV is well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma has lots of biscuit with a little bit of skunk. Taste has a nice caramel flavor with a good amount of hay and citrus. A little bit dry with a hoppy finish. Overall decent.

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