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RATINGS: 953   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!


Westmeister's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1861) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Draft. Pours a golden orange with little floaties. Smells a little grapefruity with some crispness and caramel malts. Taste is mildly bitter with light citrus and sweet malts. Very refreshing.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
foxo82 (729) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Brother Martin. Amber. Soft grapefruit aroma. It is bitter with a long finish but lacking depth of flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voncrease (46) - - JAN 3, 2015
Rating to follow ..................................................

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (229) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours slightly hazy gold, two finger quick head, nice lace and retention. Aroma is earthy grass and herbal. Taste is lightly bitter and slightly sweet. Medium-light body, medium carbonation, slightly resin mouth feel. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness with notes of caramel, butterscotch, lemon rind and pine. It’s a good English style IPA, but average for an IPA overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RRistow12 (313) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pour a clear gold with white head that fades quickly. Aroma of stale malts. Grass, grains and some floral aromas. Moderate to heavily sweet and moderate bitterness. Has a strange almost metallic aftertaste which I'm not a fan off. Little overly sweet to me. Caramel and toffee with some grains flavors. Overall a below average ipa in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
N3lson1 (284) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle at the Smiling Moose. A nice dark yellowish, gold with almost white head. I really enjoyed this IPA the hop aroma and flavor wasn’t overpowering as most IPA’s are.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (2455) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to s_hartshorne for Christmas. Golden amber beer with small head. Aroma of tropical fruits and light hop juice. Taste is bitter pine resin, stewed hops and tropical fruits. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (201) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle at Exmouth Arms. I wanted something easy going before the school run, and this beer went down nicely. Clear dark orange. Lightly sweet and citrusy up front. Bitter and piney on the back. Light to medium body. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (563) - SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Clear golden beer with a thin, foamy head and a sweet, hoppy aroma. The flavour is deceptively mellow, feeling like it’s going to be a meaty one when it first hits your tongue but it’s pretty smooth in the end. Tangy fruit, caramel malt. It’s balanced nicely and quaffable if unspectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1208) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
330ml bottle from favourite beers. And day 20 of the advent Calander. Golden colour with white head. Aroma has toffee and fruit. The taste has fruit with a buttery toffee background.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (175) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2014
pours a clear rich gold with a small white head. Aroma is faint floral and citrus. Taste is bright with some citrus, then bitter. Hoppy for sure, but not as citrusy as most IPA’s. Long bitter but warming finish. I can’t really put my finger on why, but I really like this IPA. Good beer!


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