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Left Hand Brewing – 400 Pound Monkey – IPA

Appearance: Cloudy tangerine with a fizzy head and bubbly lacing.

Aroma: Floral, leafy, smoky and spicy clove.

Taste: Bitter citrus & herbal at first, but the hops begin to mellow as some sweet (maybe honey)malt kicks in.

Mouthfeel: Smooth consistency with an almost creamy carbonation. Medium body with a double finish.

A nice change of pace for the IPA world, especially with the sweet notes in the middle and the English ale base. Also somes with a unique finish that goes away and comes back a few moments later for another bite. I feel that this beer is mild enough to introduce IPAs to the uninitiated.                         -87/100-

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