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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!

kjohns' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Clear light amber color pour with medium off-white foamy head. Aroma is on the lighter side, some bready malt and citrus hops. Taste definitely leans toward the sweet side. Bready malt with some caramel sweetness. Finish has some lemon and grassy hop flavor, but overall a rather sweet brew. Not one of the better IPA’s have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkbites (738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2015
I agree with what they’re saying. Too many IPA’s are nothing but hop water. I like hoppy, extremely bitter beer. But there also has to have some hint of malt, barley, and maybe other flavors involved. This is a finger in the eye of the brewers that are just putting out hop water and puffing their chest out. It’s good and it’s making a statement!!!! On tap @ 3 Cellars Franklin, Wisconsin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (767) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle @ Flying Scotsman Inn. Dark golden, nice compact white head leaving lacing on the glass. Sweet cookie aroma with pine and orange. Oily smooth mouthfeel low carbonated. Taste got bread, pine, cocoa, ripe orange.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (846) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle. Pale transparent orange; light lacing. Muddy caramel malt, fruity, nutty. Dry finish. Light to medium bitterness. Alright, but that’s it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma is a little weak. The taste makes up for it, balancing bitterness with just a little bit of sweet. Enjoyable offering from left hand, if not all that memorable in the vast sea of good IPA's that are out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dal9000 (330) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Pours clear golden with a thin off white head. Bread aroma. Initial crisp fruit hop taste that immediately switched to a grassy dry earthy dry mouth feel. Pronounced switch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savage_Night (198) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours a clear golden orange with a white head. Head retention is good. AROMA: Malt, pineapple, citrus, floral hops, spice, slight spruce, very light caramel and a slight funk. TASTE: pine bitterness, hope bitterness, caramel, citrus, spice, tropical fruit and pineapple. AFTER TASTE: pine bitterness, caramel light citrus and spice with an oily finish. Definitely expected more from this brew however it’s still a great brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (476) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2015
BBD 5/13/15. Pours a clear golden with a touch of amber. Normal head characteristics. Nice, but a bit light, nose of herbal hops with a bit of peppery spice over biscuit. Light medium body with a smooth texture. Slightly above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a solid finish. The flavor profile is unique, intense, a bit complex but not well balanced. It begins with an odd flavor - herbal hops, a mineral aspect and something that tastes old and metallic. A nice biscuit sweetness arrives in the middle under a mild hop bitterness with a bit of pepper spiciness. The finish has a bit of alcohol bite and is also metallic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (322) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle pour. Light golden amber with off white head. Aroma is grass, honey, and grapefruit. Medium body. Light bitter with decent salty. A good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vodka4blood (120) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Okay, can you please shorten your official beer deScription? Ive been drinking quite a bit already tonight, so I dont need such a long introduction.... But its true, this does not come across as a "normal" IPA in many ways, especially the smell & look of it (smells of yeast/beer-in-progress, looks like a lager or other golden brew). Tastes pretty interesting but why are IBUs info not displayed?? "Happy Sleuthing"?? Hey guys, Im not trying to solve a mystery, I just want to have a drink....

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joshua0317 (9) - sun prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2015 does not count
Not terrible, but almost bland compared with most IPA I have had. Hardly a scent to speak of. The only pronounced flavor is one I’m not accustomed to, but isn’t bad; just not reminiscent of a standard IPA.

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