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Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery

Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA

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354 Ratings
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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%


Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2006)
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Reviews by shand:
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shand

Florida

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you find this beer fresh, drink it. Drink all of it. The floral hops in here are out of this world. A nice biscuity malt backs it all up. Very light, very delicate, and very good. If this came in reasonably-priced six-packs here in the US, I'd drink it all the time. Easily the best IPA out of England I've had so far, and actually rather unique.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 23:35:53 | More by shand
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BuckyBeerBeaver

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thornbridge branded beers were first brewed in early 2005 after the establishment of a 10 barrel brewery on the grounds of Thornbridge Hall in Derbyshire, England. The initial focus was on producing a range of cask beers that used traditional recipes but provided a modern twist through the use of a wide range of hops, malts and innovation. The brewery has won a succession of awards since its opening (over 200 national and international awards) and a new 30 barrel, state of the art brewery and bottling line ("Riverside") was built at Bakewell, England in September 2009 to meet increased demand. Thornbridge continues to operate from both brewery sites.

Bucky snagged a 500 ml bottle of the brewery's Jaipur India Pale Ale ("Jaipur"), which was 5.9% alcohol by volume with a best before date of November 28, 2013 printed on the back. A little wary about this one...half-expecting a nuclear hop bomb. An overly aggressive pour produced about 2.5" of fluffy, snow-white head that lasted for quite some time, leaving some beautiful, sticky lacing down the glass as it retreated. The beer itself was a cloudy, yellow/gold colour, taking on more of the golden hue when backlit. Jaipur's aroma was dominated by grapefruit, with undertones of pine and orange. Its flavour began with a slightly sweet, juicy mix of grapefruit, orange and pine, transitioning to a distinctly bitter finish which lingered as a long-lived aftertaste. Definitely bitter, but not so bitter as to overwhelm all else and ruin the experience. Thornbridge has the balance just right on this one. Jaipur had a fairly active but suitable level of carbonation, and I would describe the beer as light to medium bodied. Though I'm not a huge fan of IPAs generally, this is probably the nicest one that I have tried to date and I would certainly drink this beer again. At $4.95 per 500 ml bottle it is pricey, but quality (and British beers sold in Canada generally) usually are.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 23:07:53 | More by BuckyBeerBeaver
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PetrusPalmgren

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-09-2014 23:56:10 | More by PetrusPalmgren
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Paulkasykes30

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

03-27-2014 20:04:54 | More by Paulkasykes30
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-22-2014 23:16:44 | More by afsdan
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

03-21-2014 01:36:29 | More by ckollias
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oso

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

03-18-2014 04:04:17 | More by oso
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-16-2014 19:01:54 | More by tom10101
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gherkinhammer

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-12-2014 05:18:51 | More by gherkinhammer
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Undated bottle at cellar temp into an imperial pint
Aroma flowery
Head large (6 cm), white, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing into large chunks of foam floating
Lacing good
Body light yellow, hazy, some sediment in bottle
Flavor begins slightly hoppy with no alcohol, no diacetyl, and no malt presence. Ends with a slight bitterness.
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

This is a nice example of a strong Brit IPA, much weaker than we are used to here in the colonies. If you can find one, a nice change from our usual hop bombs, smooth and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 13:30:10 | More by Ozzylizard
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benghan

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-04-2014 10:38:22 | More by benghan
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-02-2014 22:27:45 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Beer-Ed

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-02-2014 07:48:53 | More by Beer-Ed
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-26-2014 15:14:21 | More by Griffith
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

02-24-2014 19:51:03 | More by HopStoopid120
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2014 23:12:03 | More by MisledTitan
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JSOBB

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev -1%

02-17-2014 19:49:23 | More by JSOBB
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-16-2014 04:55:52 | More by JamieDuncan
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-11-2014 01:33:01 | More by AugustusRex
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CSO

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-31-2014 07:58:02 | More by CSO
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.54/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

0,5 liter bottle
Had this with a hot chicken curry. Great combo.

First smell from the bottle is citrus and pine. IPA.
Pale golden colour, nice creamy head after a good pour. Clear and good carbonation.
NIce strong hoppy smell, as said, and yet the taste is quite mild in it's bitterness.
Mouthfeel is soft for an IPA, to my experience. Very well balance between crispness and smoothness. Refreshing.
All in all this is a great beer, imo.
Glad to have tried this. It's expensive where i live, but it's worth the experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 16:15:43 | More by RuudJH
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-27-2014 00:43:25 | More by yancot
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-26-2014 15:19:56 | More by Sludgeman
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -1%

01-24-2014 10:50:51 | More by jmsedgwick
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev -1%

01-17-2014 12:47:32 | More by Schmoog
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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.