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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2010
Interesting style. Not what I was expecting when I read IPA on the bottle, but a nice surprise. The malt really comes through, English style prevalent. Find notes of sweet malt, sugary hop bite, doesn’t leave a bitter after taste at all for me. Weak aroma. Appearance of a lighter pilsner style. Not my favorite, but a nice drink that I could most def session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8965) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Cask version at Winking Lizard’s 2nd Annual Real Ale Fest (03/27/10): The beer is a dark golden color with a medium thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Malt, pine and citrusy hops in the nose. Medium body with a citrusy character and flavors of piney hops and malt. The finish is malty with a citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4876) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2010
12oz bottle. Filtered light orange-yellow. Thin, oily off-white head. Dry, bitter, with an English finings taste. Some butterscotch malt tastes, but not in an off-way. Soapy and bitter, lemony. Pretty nice, rather new-school approach in that it goes for big hop taste without the stickyness. I foresee a new beer frontier....DryPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2010
clear golden orange with a thick fluffy white head. grassy, herbal hop aroma. slightly sweet taste with decent hop bitterness and piney hop flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2010
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours a dark amber-gold with a large frothy white head in my fluted pilsner glass. Really nice floral hop aroma evoking tea leaves. The malt toffee perfectly blends with a mild hop bitterness that is less grapefruit citrus and more fruity. This is really good and not at all the disappointment that Mike the Beertopia dude claimed that it would be. I’d like to think that this is what Ballentine IPA might have tasted like back in the day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Dark amber colored brew with a thin slightly off white head. A strong grapefruit nose with some notes of fresh cut wood. There is also a little bit of musty old fishing tackle box, that smell of gel based lures that have seen a lot of heat. The taste is fairly strong with the grapefruit, but it is not even slightly sweet. A strong note of black tea follows the grapefruit along with hints of walnuts. A decent brew that finishes fairly dry and leaves me wanting some more sweetness or a little more hops. Just falls short.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamrech (134) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Not much to say about this. Unremarkable, but very drinkable. Not quite hoppy enough. It built up its stock a bit when I realized it’s 7%abv, the alcohol is very well masked. OK, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle from the Central Market in Fort Worth. Pours a light orange with a white head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, and a little pine hops. Taste is dry, bitter, slightly fruity, and a little sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2010
pours a pale gold producing a finger thick eggshell head that was thick and fell at a slow rate. the body is a super clear nice gold with only a few bubbles rising in the center of the glass. the aromas are piney and and little citrusy and i also smell hay and grain. a little bit pf pale malts, and a really slight hue of ale yeast. it is light to medium bodied and has an almost creamy mouthfeel. it is amazingly balanced, has good lacing, and finishes really nice and leaves an awsome afertaste. its very refreshing, not "overpowingly" bitter like American style ipa, but has a really good malty backbone and smooths everything out. very good beer, would drink anytime and with any style of food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1281) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
A clear golden pour with white small, white head. It has a hop forward aroma with grapefruit. The taste is sort of bittersweet at first, but then turns to straight bitter with an extremely dry finish. Worth a try.

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