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RATINGS: 970   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!


floyd999's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floyd999 (8) - - NOV 9, 2012
Not as big as I thought it would be. With a name like 400 pound monkey I was expecting a hop bomb..but it isn’t...not a bad thing at all. Good beer. I would buy more of it and drink more of it. If your looking for a super hopped up beer this is not it.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (515) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
brown bread kind of aroma, but very faint, amber gold colour no head, sweet citrus blast, sweet cloying aftertaste, yeah its ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2794) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and light fruit. Flavor of pine, citrus, caramel, grass and a bit of fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (586) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Tap, Sharkey’s Radford. Clear, light amber. Not much aroma here, not much taste, light malt, good balance, nothing stands out. Ok beer though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (694) - - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with notes of citrus hops. Pours golden colored with soapy, off white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with caramel malt flavors with hints of citrus. Finishes dry but fairly smooth with a bit of hop bitterness. Pretty good, but a little muddled.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1616) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle in the Sheffield Tap. hazy amber with a cream head. The taste is spicy with citrus and caramel notes. Could do with stronger flavours really.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
razzanof (50) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
From a bottle. An amber pour with a thin eggshell color head that faded quick. No lacing present. No significant aroma. Has a metallic taste. Medium body that was dry and bitter on the palate. A very uninteresting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at Breukelen Beer Merchants, Brooklyn. Pours hazy golden with small white head. Caramel malts, fruit, hint of herbs, sweetish with light bitterness in finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (944) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap poured a clear golden hue with a small diminishing white head. Mild malty aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are herbal, earthy hop. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wimpyjoe (4940) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Slightly hazy golden with a small head and a small carbonation. Has some IPA style, but it’s not very stated. There’s caramel in its nose, but hot so much in taste which mainly has a longer low-bitterness finish. Some of its strength is evident but it hardly impacts on the ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
annunz123 (899) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Metallic funk dominates the aroma, with some caramel and citrus once you hunt for it. Happily, the taste is a lot better, with biscuit, bready malt and grassy, pine bitterness. To me this is more like an ESB than an IPA, but either way it’s pretty good


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