Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery

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Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA

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BA SCORE
90
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431 Ratings
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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 44
Gots: 30 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -44%

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2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Im not getting the hype on this one. Light in color. Smells funky like a farmhouse ale. Tastes about the same. Slightly bitter. Plenty of carbonation. If it didn't say IPA on it, I would think I was drinking a farmhouse ale. Maybe it's old.... Was new at a respected bottleshop tho.

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2.88/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of MikeyBadnews
2.98/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

JAIPUR, an English style IPA that works better as a farmhouse ale. If memory (and a little creative googling to back up my memory) serves me an English style IPA should be pretty high in alcohol and rocking the world in malts. The malt is there but the alcohol at a paltry 5.9% seems weak for an IPA although the flavor is a wicked whiskey barrel boozy head-dizzier that makes you feel like a hangover is imminent.

Theres no acidity here, no pleasant balance of citrus and pine, nothing to indicate I'm drinking an IPA. Like I eluded to earlier this has more qualities of a farmhouse ale mislabeled as an IPA.

Not a huge fan, if you like Fantome Saison or Four Play (both farmhouse ales) you wont mind taking a dip into this and telling all your friends how you're expanding your horizons. Outside of that this is easily forgettable, not "bad" but IPA fans wont be pleased.

Cheers

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of woosterbill
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Handpump half-pint at the Coal Hole.

A: Slightly hazy gold body under a thin white head. Not much in the way of retention, but nice lace. Not bad.

S: Bitter, floral hops, bready malt, and a hint of sour, fruity funk - lacto?

T: Definitely a little funky, but not in a terrible way. Sour fruit opens things up, followed by some biscuity malt and a hugely bitter, grapefruity finish. Flawed, but nice intensity.

M: Hugely effervescent for cask, with tons of fine soft carbonation filling out a medium body.

O: I assumed at first that this was an example of a poorly-kept cask, but it didn't taste stale or oxidized - just slightly infected with crisply sour lacto (and hence the fault of the brewer, and something I believe deserves to be mentioned in a review). I kind of enjoyed it, but can't score it too highly for the style. If I get a chance to try it again, I certainly will - the grapefruit finish suggested that a cleaner version might be really tasty.

Cheers!

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of dwren89
3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: great clarity, surprisingly pale gold color, much lighter than most English IPA, white, sticky, fluffy head

Aroma: Strong citrus aroma of grapefruit, orange, very little to no detectable malt aroma, clean yeast

Taste: fruity, citrusy, spritzy carbonation, much more American than English, very soft pale malt backbone that is only detectable really in the body; hops flavors ring through start to finish with a mildly bitter medium finish

Mouthfeel: Spritzy, carbonation lightens the body, you can only tell its medium bodied if you hold it in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing; very easy drinking, medium bitter, somewhat dry finish

Overall Impression: For a beer that is ranked this highly on Beeradvocate’s top beers in Britain, I honestly expected more. It is a little too light in body and malt character, and uses obviously American hops, to be considered an English IPA. When compared to the best Ameican IPAs, this would not have a prayer to make the top 50. That being said, it is quite refreshing, light on the palate, and thirst quenching.

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