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RATINGS: 1002   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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!

ludhaber's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
The IPA is unique. The hops aroma is pleasant without the dominant citrus that might be expected. The mouthfeel is smooth cut by the acidity of the plentiful hops. The flavor is good but the malt backbone is somewhat muted and it limits my ability to really like the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerAnonX (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2015 does not count
Slight aroma. Clear golden color with little foam with white lacing on the glass. Good beer for trying it out. But not so exciting or flavorful to be a personal favorite. A little bittery aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (63) - - DEC 10, 2015
Pours a clear amber with a medium, beige head; moderate lacing. Aroma is a fruity hop, bready malt blend. Taste is moderate to high bitter with a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium with a bit of oilyness; light bitter finish. Overall, an interesting beer, worth the try but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (780) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2015
Une bière blonde et voilée est surmontée d’une mousse mince mais entêtée. Plutôt pâle pour une English Pale Ale (selon l’indication sur la bouteille). Un léger caramel soutient des effluves de fruits jaunes et de céréales mielleuses au nez. Ces mêmes céréales sucrées reprennent du service en bouche, avec des saveurs de marmelade sucrée également. Une fine amertume finit par se pointer le bout du nez. Très agréable à boire, c’est assez différent comme "IPA". Mettons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polo_marco (118) - milton, Vermont, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Slight aroma almost no scent. Taste is sweet malty start followed by a nice hoppy fruit taste mainly mango pineapple. Finishs with nice bready malt finish. Flavor lingers for a sec then dissipates. Love the brew makes me want more. Loving the sweet flavor of this ipa. Way to make a nice ipa left handed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (325) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 30, 2015
12 oz. bottle from Pacific Liquor. Nice English IPA, pours light amber/honey with a slight, white, soapy head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, grass, bread, slight pine, herbs. Earthy hops, not too bitter, could be a session IPA. Low carbonation, medium body, oily texture, balanced finish. An accurate version of the style, would repeat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (1595) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2015
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma is hoppy, piney, but not too fruity. Actually something unpleasant in there. Taste is similar, weird mixture between malts and hops, and something very off. Boozy finish and a bit metallic. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PabloZab (834) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Tap (Hopfenreich, Berlin). Piwo o ciemno-zlocistej barwie, szarej pianie, niezbyt obfitej i nietrwalej. Aromat srednio intensywny, lekko slodkawy z nuta owocow tropikalnych. W smaku slodowe z konkretnym cialem, z nutami s?odkich owocow tropikalnych i nuta alkoholu przebijajaca sie z drugiego planu. Goryczka srednia, ziolowa, niczym nie zachwyca z reszta jak cale piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4813) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2015
7/7/2010 2:20:58 AM Bottle at Beer Temple. A nice amber body with almost no head. Sweet and spicy nose. Some hops too. The taste is pure hops and pine notes. Lots and lots of hops. Also a bit spicy with caramel. Very good for Left Hand I say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3154) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a moderately hazy burnt orange color. Lighter colored hues of almost transparent burnt yellow grace along the sides if the glass. The head was about a finger’s worth of white foaminess. After dissipation, moderate sticky lacing eventually slides into the beer. The smell starts off with a sweet biscuity to breadiness rolling into a sly little bit of a grassy spicy hops. Gets slightly earthy as well. Soapiness of a normal English IPA is there yet tame. The taste was moderately sweet. Low rolling earthy to semi-spicy hops slide into the aftertaste and into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable sweet to spicy feel slyly rolling over a nice low key carbonation. Overall, for an English IPA, its extremely well done. Hats off to Left Hand for pulling this one off. Pass the fish n’chips!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkbites (795) - 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.

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