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RATINGS: 1008   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!

esox's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esox (1226) - Oulu, - JAN 18, 2012
Draught. Cloudy orange beer, thin lacy head. Hoppy nose has floral frutiness, apricot, strawberry and some herbs. Slightly vegetal. Pale malt aroma has pale caramel notes. Medium bitter and slightly resiny flavor, light in caramel and dryish, thin and somehow empty finish. Medium body, frothy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a golden orange big fluffy head. Aromas of fruity hops and piney hops. Astringent mouthfeel with alot of hops throughout...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msgriffi (33) - - MAY 17, 2016
Nice mouthfeel because bottle carbonated. Head dissolved fast. Great hop aroma. Bread like malt with caramel have the malt of and English style, then gives way to strong citrus hops. Lemon, grapefruit, a touch orange, grass, a touch pungent finish. A bit sticky but with lighter body. English style up front but finishes bitter and a touch acidic and spicy to me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KamGoPro (208) - Texas, USA - APR 18, 2016
Bright green nose when pouring then disappears. Darker yellow pour. Bitter and dull, toasted malts with the hoppy bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frax (51) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Shaw’s, best by 4/2/16. Pours a hazy yellow with minimal head and some light lacing. Citrus aroma, lots of malt, balanced nicely with a medium hop finish. Pretty easy drinking for an IPA, more malt than hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
justinz91 (29) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey IPA poured from bottle to glass. Definitely could tell this is an IPA by the bitter taste and after taste. Very good mouth feel great carbonation, Taste is very bitter, Aroma is coffee, Color is golden, minimal head, lively carbonation, and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Hazy pale golden, thin soapy head, nice lacing.
Aroma is biscuty malts, floral and citrus hops.
Flavor is bready, toasty, grainy malts, spicy, grassy hops. Nicely balanced English IPA.

   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 (64) - - 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 (876) - 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 (222) - 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.

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