Big eyes adorn the label of 400 Pound Monkey English-Style IPA from Left Hand Brewing. Except for the monkey in the center who looks rather serene.
I find it funny that we Anericans took IPA and spun a whole cottage industry out of it, to the point where we find ourselves back at the source.
This beer certainly tilts the equation back towards an even split of malt and hop. And the earthy hops also add to the grain-centricity. The bitterness is there at the front. Part of a dual front with the malt. And this beer still has zip to it as well. Almost a flavor memory of honey on toast here.