Breweries "Visited"

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Day 693: Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey

I'll be spending the day drinking all the beers at TJ's and watching Penn State football and then whatever other football I happen to find. So let's get the beer review out of the way.

That's the 400 Pound Monkey from Left Hand Brewing. It's an English style India pale ale brewed on the banks of the mighty St. Vrain. It poured a bright amber color with a medium but quick to disappear cream color head. It smells of caramel, good bread and lightly of hops. The flavor is full of orange, candi sugar with a solid hop bite. There's also some green grassy notes and it is very well balanced.

Speaking of the mighty St. Vrain, it flooded last month as a result of some monsoon-like rains in Colorado. Tons of damage was done but it appears that most of my favorite Colorado craft brewers were spared. Unfortunately many, many residents, other businesses and the parks were not spared. Left Hand Brewing has a little fundraiser going here and you can also support the relief efforts through the Longmont Community Foundation. Personally I've stepped up my consumption of Colorado beers.

Beer stats
Style: India pale ale
ABV: 6.8%
IBUs: Unknown
Rating: Great
Previously reviewed from Left Hand
Another 400 Pound Monkey review, one of my favorite milk stouts, and Saw Tooth Ale

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