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RATINGS: 986   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2436) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle. This has a relatively low rating but I’m not sure why. Pours a glowing orange with a frothy sticky white head. Aroma isn’t super fresh so it’s a bit biscuity, light honey, light resiny. Flavor is certainly on the dry side, light toffee and biscuit, some piney resiny hops, just a touch floral, dry and drinkable with nice character, medium bitterness. Light bodied, sizzling carbonation, nice. Would love to try this fresh. Oh yea... the 7% is nowhere to be found.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BFassburg (23) - El Paso, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass it formed a 1/2 inch white head with fine bubbles that dissipated quickly, leaving a thin head. Aroma has hints of ginger, herbs and citrus. Color is pale gold and it is very clear. It has a bitter dry taste with hints of ginger and citrus that overpowers the mild malt flavor, though it isn’t overpoweringly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2010
I dont get the monkey thing, was expecting some big crazy beer with the clever label, but ended up with just a pretty simple, solid beer. Everything about the beer is a light malt smell to a light bready taste to light finish, but very very drinkable for an almost 7% beer. This is one of the better Left Hand beers i’ve had.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2823) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle poured to a snifter at Lunar Brewing Co. in Villa Park, IL. Presented a hazed, deep orange color, with about a 1/2" of creamy, off white head foam that lasted for awhile, and then deposited some web-like lacing on the sides. The nose was a little yeasty funk, light citrus, and some mid-fruit. Less the funk, the flavor was similar notes, with a strong lasting bitterness, and dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (868) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Bootle from GBBF 2010. Hazy orange, fine carbonation. Fine thin head. Tropical dried fruit hop nose, quite delicate with hints of pineapple. Sweet flowery flavors, good balanced bitterness. Maybe not as strong and raw as usual American IPAs, but no mistaking it for a real ’english-style IPA’. Nice though!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1252) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2010
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.99 Very good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - AUG 6, 2010
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a blond and short foamy head. Citric, limey and slightly piney hoppy aroma with a light bready malty background. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Mildly bready malty base with a good dash of fruity and piney aroma hops, leading into a lasting and moderately bitter finish. Easy-going and pleasant IPA. 04.VIII.10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Easiest drinking, smoothes, lightest IPA I’ve had in a long time. lite gold color, not much head, average lacing. Great label

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6039) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
St Petersburg, Fl. - Rollin’ Oats Health Food Store - 12 oz bottle. Murky medium orange pour with a sticky white head that leaves a nice sticky coat of lacing. Aroma is initially that of toe-jam bit if mellows out after a while to something approximating orange marmalade. Nice subtle bitterness with some apricots, a bit of light citrus, hint of mint. Mouthfeel is nice and thick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5936) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
Sampled at SBWF09 Golden with a small, bubbly head. Really hoppy, grassy aroma. Loads of dry, hoppy bitterness. Maybe a bit too bitter. Fresh and fruity flavour.


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