RATINGS: 1009   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Okay, this one isnt for everybody yet. Over the years weve 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 couldnt 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 didnt 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 were back playing again with a few new test batches that were sampling here in Colorado and a few select markets around the country. Whats 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 youll see why we named the beer 400 Pound Monkey. Happy sleuthing!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (2865) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Bottle from a variety pack. A little sweet, a little buttery, annoyingly bitter. Weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Bottled. IPA nose, hoppy, but with some floral hints. Taste is hoppy, mild fruity/citrus flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2844) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 27, 2010
Bottled 355ml. Very pleasnat nose. Hop accented- of course. A very happy sleuthing... Good bitterness. Above my expectations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjmcend (209) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
Orange-golden with a fizzy white head and clear for an IPA. Aroma is of muted flowers, light fruit, and minimal hops. Taste is crisp, slightly flowery, and dry with a bit of bitter semi-sweet chocolate in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Name doesnt fit but this one isnt bad as a more English style IPA. Bottle pours a hazy golden body with a small offwhite head that leaves attractive patchy lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops that are more apricot and lemon than grapefruit. Taste follows suit with the addition of grassy hop bitterness and a biscuity malt presence that has some caramel sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Very approachable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2010
A Mes rate. Draught at the White Horse.
I quite like this although Im sure its not most peoples cup of tea. Clean mid gold colour with a thin but lasting white head. Incredibly cheesy aroma. It really is just full on cheese but I like it. Almost Stilton funk. Some feet in there too along with some poo and barnyard, the whole lot. Ive never experienced such cheesy malt. Madness. The flavour is not quite so good. No cheese, just a fairly standard blonde with not much character. Faint earthy note in the finish is reallypleasant though. Pretty standard stuff to be honest, I just really like the cheese malt aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2876) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2010
OK head and lace, retention too. Clear gold/light copper in color. Nose is grassy, lightly fruity and grainy. Thin bodied, pushy carbonation. Light grassy flavors, some cardboard, spicey, lightly floral. Fairly dry, light bitter finish. Intro IPA. Thanks Robert!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Very Fluffy head with a very impressive lacing, large clumps of fluff form rings around the glass as it goes down. Aroma is nonexistent. The flavor is creamy, mostly from the head, hoppy, smooth. Some light pale malt flavors. Palate has a long lasting hoppy aftertaste. Very warming, but nothing to write home about. On Tap at Flying Saucer, Nashville.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
caesar (6972) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle @ Beer Temple. Clear golden color, short head. Soft hoppy aroma, bit grassy, bit floral, hint of grain. Soft bitter taste. A bit boring to be honest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle shared by Robert at SL! Pour was full straw golden color, just short of amber. The head was on the small side. Aroma of strong grass type hops, almost a pilsner smell with some grains underneath. The flavor followed, really strong bittering hops of grassy notes. Mouthfeel was strongly carbonated, a bit on the lighter side of moderate in body. Came across overall as a highly hopped lighter pilsner in many ways. Thanks, Robert!

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