Monday, August 30, 2010
Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey
I picked up a bottle of Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey, an English-Style India Pale Ale, from Pinocchio's in Media, PA. The beer pours a golden color with a frothy and lofty white head. The aroma consists of light lemon and pine hops with a butterscotch and toffee undertone. The taste is very light and smooth, mostly with a light lemon flavor and a peppery hop finish. The aftertaste has a sour grapefruit punch and a bit of mandarin orange. The alcohol content is 6.7% ABV. The 400 pound monkey can be summarized is two words: very drinkable. It is not overly hoppy or overly sweet, but just drinkable and enjoyable.