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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
Bob_Boudahili (14) - - AUG 3, 2014
Pours amber yellow with thin white head with moderate lacing with a citrus aroma. Nice and hoppy, with the British hops being much more subtle than what is typically found in American IPA's. Nice and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Wow this is crazy hoppy. Lots of citrus pith and quinine. Slightest touch of cocoa bitters as well. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1265) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Funny I should taste this on after a Gubna. This one is even MORE bitter. You know when is everyone going to get over their obsession with IPAs? Gold. Aroma like an IPA. Taste bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
miggle (229) - Fürth, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Amberg golden color Good Head. Taste is very fruity of maracuja. Taste is also very fruity, but bitterness is not very balanced and a little bit disturbant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (1188) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Caramel and malty IPA. Golden pour. Earthy and sweet upfront. More malty taste, somewhat metallic and molasses tasting. Pretty light bit terming at end. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (436) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..yellow/orange pour with white head..aroma of caramel,resin..Not much hop profile..disappointing..probably last Left Hand product I will try..Not s big fan of their stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (730) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden with very little head. Mild aroma of grass and a little caramel. Taste is mostly pine. Surprisingly long lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
minihame2 (246) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 5, 2014
Clear yellow body, thin white head. Aroma is very typical for the style, hops, grass, and some fruity notes. There’s very little carbonation so the mouthfeel is a bit watery. Taste is missing the IPA bitterness and kick. There’s not much in the taste at first but in the end you get this weird after taste that lingers in your mouth. I can’t quite figure it out but I don’t find it particularly pleasant. I think this beer is a complete miss for me. Can’t recommend and most definitely won’t be purchasing again.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ctplt777 (251) - - JUL 3, 2014
Eh this was okay. Nothing really notable at all. Hardly any distinguishable hop characteristics and an overpowering malt presence. I understand it’s an "english style" but it’s kind of weird and sweet and gross. Really surprised by this one I was expecting a lot better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1842) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear dark gold pour. Frothy off-white head. Bready with medium caramel flavors. Pecans. Overripe bananas. Dulce de leche. Toast with dark honey marmalade. Light toffee. Hops add a bit of spice in the finish. Cannot help feel some eucalyptus is in the mix. Bit unusual. Worth having.

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