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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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!


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ludhaber (62) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (998) - - AUG 27, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-12-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance – The beer is served a hazy orange color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a moderate level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell- The aroma is heaviest of an earthy and citrus hops along with a nice bready base. Along with these aromas are some lighter notes of tropical fruit as well as a little bit of apricot. Taste – At the start of the taste a bready and grapefruit flavor greets the tongue along with some more grassy hop flavors. Some flavors of a light fruit flavor as well as a little bit of pineapple flavor soon come to the tongue. These sweeter flavors disappear soon however as flavors of grapefruit citrus hop grow stronger in nature with them being joined by some hop flavors of an earthy variety. When combined with the rest of the flavors, a bitter and dry, hoppy and bready flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The beer was slightly on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that was average. The thicker body was nice for the bready flavors of the brew as well as gave a chance for all the hop flavors a chance to e fully sensed by the tongue. Overall –A pretty nice English style IPA. It’s on the drier side with a good blend of citrus, earthy and herbal hop. Well worth a try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (469) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Better than expected. Light hop character. Bready malt, light pine, toast, herbal notes. Malted gold color. Nice afternoon medium bodied ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1065) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Been a while since having this,must have forgot to rate. Pours a clear peachy gold.Light head,some lace. Potent musty herbal hop with musty earthy mineral .FAirly strong herbal aroma-rated higher for its real-time value than really enjoying it emmensly. Caramel malts possibly under some toasty/roast malt tones. Smooth with bite with same aroma flavors. Toasty malt, herbal, spice herbal bitter finish.Smooth somewhat creamy with dry toasted malts, and some bittersweetness. Nice, different and pretty unique for ipa. English style is usually a mild ipa, not this. Very enjoyable beer all around, allways liked this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bob_Boudahili (14) - - AUG 3, 2014
Pours amber yellow with thin white head with moderate lacing with a citrus aroma. Nice and hoppy, with the British hops being much more subtle than what is typically found in American IPA's. Nice and drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Wow this is crazy hoppy. Lots of citrus pith and quinine. Slightest touch of cocoa bitters as well. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Funny I should taste this on after a Gubna. This one is even MORE bitter. You know when is everyone going to get over their obsession with IPAs? Gold. Aroma like an IPA. Taste bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
miggle (167) - Fürth, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Amberg golden color Good Head. Taste is very fruity of maracuja. Taste is also very fruity, but bitterness is not very balanced and a little bit disturbant.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (672) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Caramel and malty IPA. Golden pour. Earthy and sweet upfront. More malty taste, somewhat metallic and molasses tasting. Pretty light bit terming at end. Okay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (267) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..yellow/orange pour with white head..aroma of caramel,resin..Not much hop profile..disappointing..probably last Left Hand product I will try..Not s big fan of their stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (528) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden with very little head. Mild aroma of grass and a little caramel. Taste is mostly pine. Surprisingly long lasting bitter aftertaste.


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