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

Im 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 thats 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. Its 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. Lets call it a learning experience for all of us. (Im sure a year from now after I have more and more of these that Im going to regret this review what I wrote about Brooklyn East India IPA because Ill 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (1090) - Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2016
Appearance is mediocre, aroma very malty. Taste is bitter, lacks character. Mediocre at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Hazed golden color with a smallish, but stable off-white head. Light citrus and yeast aromas. Hints of sweet wheat and malt. Fairly dry from the start. Mild grapefruit zest hops lead the way and charge to the finish. Some spiciness, but not a clean, clear zip, but a mix of old spices. Some woody malt in the linger. I done know if this one survived the voyage. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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 (48) - - 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 (220) - 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 (60) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle from Shaws, 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 (34) - 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 (809) - 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 (65) - - 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.

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