A 400 Pound Monkey? First off yay monkey, but a 400 pound one. Whew that is a lot of monkey poo to fling. @(^_^)@
Enough about poo, and onto the beer…
This beer has a nice clean smell, which means this monkey seperates business with pleasure. Wouldn’t want poo hands making the beer now would we. OK so I can’t really separate the two, so fling me.
Now I know a lot of casual beerers aren’t IPA fans. They are hoppy and have a bite to them. They let you know you are drinking a beer, and I like that about them. The problem? Left Hand Brewing realized that IPA’s are becoming more fashionable so when they decided to make their version of an IPA they wanted to do it with a twist.
I poured off a nice golden color into my chilled glass, one of the first things I noticed was that there wasn’t much lacing head. A nice lacing to the glass is said to be a good indicator of the quality of beer.
So what did it taste like? It has a nice malty and hoppy balance. It’s an IPA and it let’s you know that but on the other hand it still has a sweetness to it that gives it a well balanced taste. This isn’t an overly hoppy IPA, so if you are looking for a beer that bites back hard then this isn’t it. However it isn’t exactly a sissy beer either. There is a nice citrus taste that goes with this beer. So in the world of IPAs this is different, but it was what Left Hand Brewing set out to do, and I say they succeeded.
Because this one ain’t like them others.
I give this beer 4 and 1/2 out of 5 bananas and not just it has monkey in the name. It is a good beer and at a good price, you can’t help but like that. To even further prove it I got caught up watching a movie and left the last sip sitting there to warm up, and you know what? Still delicious! And while you are off enjoying a few of these delicious beers why don’t you sign up for my free Contest to win a Zaca recovery patch and save yourself from a hangover.