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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle @ Beertemple. Murky brownish orange, medium head. Aroma is lots of sweaty blue cheese hops. Flavour is blue cheese again with smoke and a sweet malty backbone. Lingers on for quite a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4873) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2010
12oz bottle from total wine and more orlando. Clear gold pour with a thin off white head. Sweet honey malt aroma. Tastes are resin, pine, caramel and earthy quality. Flat thin to medium texture. Finishes light biter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2010
bottled on 3/25/10 poured a light brownish yellow in color with a thin covering of white head. aroma has caramel, malt, light citrus, and bitter side hops. mouth feel is clean and crisp with low side carbonation. flavor I really only get the bitter hops, malts, somewhat washed out, and light perfume on the finish. I can see the english thing they were after but for some reason this just does not do it for me.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hershiser2 (2857) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle, $2.00 at Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours a light amber with a small head. Very light sour aroma. Flavor is some pine - finishes bitter. Watery and light all around.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2010
A 12oz bottle. The beer poured a nice copper with a cream head. The smell is of creamey hops and carmel malt. The taste is of sour hops with a nice backbone of roasted malt. good carboation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
On tap at the White Horse American Beer Festival, 4th July 2010. Bright golden amber with a white head. Citrus, grapefruit on the nose. Really fresh in the mouth, lots of lovely dry, citrus hop flavours. Perfect weight and a lengthy aftertaste. Incredibly drinkable. Great pump picture too! One of my beers of the festival.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (6099) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2010
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent . The mild aroma was citrus and malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mild citrus floral and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle taste at the mondial de la biere 2010..... Aroma:Light caramel,light pine hops.... Appearance:Clear gold,good head.... Flavor:grapefruit,light caramel....

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2010
Poured copper yellow with a minimal white head that lingers in the clear, light body. Hops dominate the aroma by far, but some caramel, earth and rum-like sweetness is also present. Sweet aftertaste, with no real presence of alcohol. Thumbs up for the hops, but overall a bit too light, could be more aggressive.


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