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RATINGS: 930   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!

viverlee's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
viverlee (18) - - FEB 10, 2013

I’m going to have to grow into this style.

STYLE: English IPA

ABV: 6.7%

LOOK: Cooked orange and nearly translucent. Nice dirty head – not that it lasts – that’s most memorable for cutting the foulness.

NOSE: Garbage night, moldy peaches, nutmeg.

MOUTH: Has it gone bad or is this what it is supposed to taste like? Chalky tapwater, butcher shop, cowboy boots. It’s times like these when I have to walk the fine line between giving an honest assessment and respecting the time and effort some people, and probably more than I can imagine, put into this. Let’s call it a learning experience for all of us. (I’m sure a year from now after I have more and more of these that I’m going to regret this review what I wrote about Brooklyn East India IPA because I’ll have developed a taste for raw meats and dusty shoes.)

Beeradvocate Rating: 81

ratebeer Rating: 71

Hayward Abbey Rating: 68

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miyauchi38 (271) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (3138) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear golden amber pour with a frothy off white head, malt and grass aroma, taste has pale malts, light citrus, caramel, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1224) - DENMARK - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle@from London trip. Small head. Golden clear. Earthy. Not much hop aromas. Dry quite resinous bitter. Tannin finish. Good body. Expected more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ciaranc (917) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 13, 2014
Draught at against the grain. Weird funky fruit nose, flavour is spicy hops, cardboard. Big body, fizzy. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pour is golden with a small white head. Aroma is lite but pleasant. A very dry beer that has cool tropical fruit flavors but all the good gets washed by a iron/slate flavor that is a little off putting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Backlog rating on 9-23-2012 (Bottle) The appearance of this beer is a sall off-white head that mostly diminishes, slightly hazy yellow body, slow rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt and earthy hops. The flavor is light bitter, citrus hops, caramel malt, and has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. For the style, this beer is not very hoppy/bitter tasting. The ABV is well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1111) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma has lots of biscuit with a little bit of skunk. Taste has a nice caramel flavor with a good amount of hay and citrus. A little bit dry with a hoppy finish. Overall decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bigguns22 (697) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Pour is golden with a small white head. Aroma is lite but pleasant. A very dry beer that has cool tropical fruit flavors but all the good gets washed by a iron/slate flavor that is a little off putting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Amber yellow with thin white head. Aroma citrus and hops. Taste medium bitter and sweet. Doesn’t drink like 7% and the bottle says 6.8%.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geeklimit (196) - USA - SEP 9, 2014
Pours a hazy orange yellow, strongly carbonated with a good foam head. No aroma, aside from a wisp of malt. Very light malt and basic hops flavor, almost watery. Slightly sticky mouthfeel with a slight numbing sensation and stale - ish bitter aftertaste.

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