RateBeer
overall
64
38
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Intense caramel and fruit floral nose with hints of mint resin. Deep golden color with hints of orange, Thick long lasting spongey head with great lacing. Sweet caramels and malty, slow building and great balancing bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium to full body, soft malty finish with minty hops. This is an excellent beer. So nice to see a well-balanced and restrained IPA option in the market.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1519) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
What a label! An ode to Hanuman? This delightful out-of-the-norm beer is visually normal, with a frothy white head and moderate carbonation and an extremely clean appearance. Let me tell you, however, this is one unique beer. Thanks to Ana’s observation of it smelling like blue cheese, well, I can’t help but to agree. The flavor is a real head-scratchingly hoppy, but clean and fresh, yet... earthy and herbal with a mysteriousness that really holds on. Very complex. A nice, clean IPA finish with a lingering characteristic of henna. Very impressive!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mar (4825) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
bottle thanks to angrypirate06. poured yellow with no head. caramel, fruits and light hops. watery on the palate, some caramel but i couldn’t really find the hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Bottle. Orange/copper, white carbonation. Balanced english ipa. Bitter, spicy, grassy, herbal hops and grainy, toasted bread malt. Subtle hints of diacetyl on the finish. Medium body, balanced, biting bitterness on the end. Okay, would like to try it on cask.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 24, 2010
12oz bottle from Susan’s in Santa Fe, NM. First tried at a beer tasting about a week ago. Pours a surprisingly light golden color with a slightly off-white head. Smells of florally hops. Taste is an almost perfect balance of hops and malt. They instantly cancel the other out leaving you with a pleasant aftertaste that I can’t quite describe. VERY light for a 7%. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2174) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2010
I am very suprised that this came in at 7%, because it tasted very session-able. Mild hops balanced wonderfully with a hidden malt bill.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours a crystal clear yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma has a crisp hoppy sharpness that was nice. Flavor of light malt and piny hops, nice bitter in the end. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Hmmmm.Tried this beer on draft about 1 1/2 years ago and LOVED it.This bottle I am drinking is good but not great...strange cause it’s fresh bottled 35 days ago according to the label....hmmm?Not much on the nose and the palate is light as well.Taste is good with a little bitterness and grapefruit.Not alot going on but it’s not a BAD beer.I’ll call it a good session IPA.Still can’t get over how jammin’ this was on draft when I tried it a while back...hmmmm?

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
The beer pours a very clear orangish-yellow with a large white head. The aroma ia citrus hops, mainly orange with some floral hops as well. The flavor is not too great, with biscuit malt and some muddled hop flavors. The hop flavors are a combination of citrus, resin, grass and maybe some pine, but nothing shines or stands out. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, a disappointing beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5537) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to angrypirate06) Pours clear yellow with bubbles on top. Nose of very light hops, caramel, celery. Taste of bitter english-style hops, good matching malt, biscuit, and celery with an undercarbonated bitter grapefruit finish.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 79 80 81  82  83 84 85 » 92


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50