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Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery

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90
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431 Ratings
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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 44
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
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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Photo of rob133
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of hophopandaway
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an awesome beer. I've had it in a bottle and, like all cask beers, the flavour isn't the same because it's pasteurised, filtered and force carbonated. I digress.
This beer has a nice amberish colour and the smell is of citrus and bold hops.
When drinking the beer is full bodied with tangy malt and big citrus hop flavours and a nice long dry finnish.
There is, as one would expect, a superb creamy head that stays throughout the whole pint leaving a sexy lacing down the side of your pint glass.
Thornbridge make only superb beers and I recommend all of their ales very strongly, but the best way to enjoy them is when they have been served from a cask.
Only 5.9% needed to make what must be one of the finest beers in all the world. Take note craft brewers everywhere who can only get good flavour by making their beers as strong as wine.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

Photo of Johnq1964
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Morningstorm
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.72/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - straw and golden hue, light white head

S - clean hoppy smell with some very light barnyard characteristics, honeyed malt, fresh grain, lemon

T - smooth hops, honey, bright citrus, white bread drizzled with a small amount of honey. Delicious. Some bitterness on the backend but very smooth flavors.

M - light medium

O - very drinkable, not what you necessarily expect from an IPA, little high for a session beer at 5.9% but this is very good. $10 for a 1 pint 0.9 fl oz bottle at Brasserie V.

Photo of gentlebubbles
4.68/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at NERAX 2007 Saturday evening

Slightly hazy gold with a lacy white head.

Wonderful, juicy orange aroma.

The first sip chomps into a citrusy, then grassy, then juicy hop bite. After the hops onslaught passes there's pause for the bready malt to step in and give you a breath before the grapefruit finish comes in for a resiny, sticky, lingering finish.

A fantastic way to end the festival!

Photo of mrbigpappa
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of RuudJH
4.54/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Photo of IPA35
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 20-12-12

Pale golden, a not so large white head with big bubbles. No yeast at all.

Great smell! Very floral and fruity.
Big mango, white grapes, pineapple and such. Some resin. Definitely American hops in this one.

Taste starts with more of the same, lots of fruitiness that turn towards a more dry bitterness, almost a zesty dryness. The more you drink the more the fruitiness remains. Plain maltiness but it is certainly there. Overall nicely balanced between fruitiness and bitterness.

The mouthfeel is quite thin, that makes this beer very drinkable. Medium carbonation, just fine.

Overall a very good beer, not very bold or spectacular (except for the phenominal smell) but certainly interesting enough to seek it out! A very nice beer that I would love to session.

Photo of stimy
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I drank this at an "Art of Refermentation" beer tasting hosted by Garrett Oliver at the National Geographic.

These are my tasting notes:

This was the last beer we tasted so my perceptions may have been a bit off by that point... This beer had a very nice hop aroma. It was a nice dry ipa and very hoppy. I could sit down and drink several of these without problem. Very enjoyable.

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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.