Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery
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3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
I have great respect for this brewery, and this brew again confirms it. Yes, English understated and smooth drinking craftmanship, yet delivers an IBU bitterness that wakes up the taste buds. Enjoyable drinkability, though more of a sipper to save the buds from being shredded. Like an imperial English IPA.Bottle from Premiere Gourmet.
02-13-2011 03:13:33 | More by Sammy
4.03/5 rDev 0%
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of fresh citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some great citrus forward aromas and tasty flavors that make it very easy to drink.
07-07-2013 08:19:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
A: The beer poured clear pale yellow in color with a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface. A very light amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of floral and grassy hops in the nose along with notes of biscuity malts.
T: The taste has a very good balance between flavors of malts and hops and is accompanied by a mild amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a light amount of carbonation and some dryness.
D: The beer is very drinkable and rather refreshing. The low alcohol content makes this quite sessionable.
08-08-2010 13:40:34 | More by metter98
3.68/5 rDev -8.7%
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep blonde color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some pretty good lacing. Aroma of floral hops with light dry notes with clean cereal notes is quite enjoyable and seems to be split between an American and British IPA. Taste is also a great mix between some floral and hoppy notes with a dry finish with some clean cereal notes with some light residual sugar coming through. Body is about average with good carbonation. Love the mix between citrus hops and floral dry British hops notes.
05-10-2012 19:45:35 | More by Phyl21ca
4.23/5 rDev +5%
Firm, gentlemanly, and chocked full of grace, nothing satisfies the palate like a well balanced English ale.
Burnish orange in color, the beer's mildly hazed copper tone casts a soft glow from light behind. Creamy foam caps the beer with off white pillowy character. It's staying power and lace is classic and sturdy.
Caramel soaked fruit aromas carry and rich bread flavor like shortcake and biscotti. Floral honey-like scents bridge into supple tea-like notes with fresh cut grass, citrus, and pine.
Malty sweet with flavors of caramel, honey, and biscuit for a taste that weaves into the fruit esters and triggers the taste buds with notions of appricot jam and strawberry shortcake. Herbal with the hop taste of freshly mulled herbs, grasses, and citrus zest. Dried oranges, apples, and appricots give rise to the hop bitterness and deliver a nearly American hop taste and bitterness.
Medium bodied from the richness of malt texture and low-lying creamy carbonation. But the dryness of hop resin, alcohol woody warmth, and slowly fading carbonation and malt taste allows for a crisp and semi-clean finish with lingering grassy bitterness.
Although the beer tilts decidedly toward hop flavor and bitterness, it's not without the firm support of malt flavor and feel. This beer will surely delight the palate of any fan of English beer.
06-16-2012 18:52:52 | More by BEERchitect
3.55/5 rDev -11.9%
This beer pours out as a clear golden color with a thin fizzy white head on it. The lacing it very light but does show around the glass. The smell of the beer is lightly citrusy with a good amount of malts in there too. The taste of the beer is a little on the weak side, I do like the flavor flavors it does have though. Mouthfeel was pretty thin actually, the carbonation was limited but had enough to kelp it interesting. Overall it's a pretty nice regular ipa.
06-09-2011 23:39:53 | More by Knapp85
3.95/5 rDev -2%
First Thornbridge beer for me,I had tempered enthusiasim for this IPA.Poured a lighter golden shade with a peachy hue,a large blooming white head atop.Aromas are lighter with some biscuit malt and faint leafy hop.Flavors have a decent spice kick to them,a bit of hoppy sharpness and herb,a dryer malt base holds thru to the finish.A quaffer and not in your face hoppiness,good for the style,would love to try on cask.
As I drank more,a sweetish honey malt flavor came thru more and more.
05-26-2010 22:42:48 | More by oberon
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
500ml bottle. Just Southern Asian and English enough for the traditional style to cry out "we're the real deal, right-o, then!"
This beer pours a cloudy pale golden yellow hue, with two fingers of pillow-like rocky, bone-white head, which leaves some stellar webbed lace around the glass in its lazy wake.
It smells of moderately bitter citrus, tropical fruit, grassy, and piney hops, mild savoury spice, and a subtle cracker graininess. The taste is grassy, floral hops, mild citrus pith, a wee bit of bready yeast, all nicely balanced by an understated bready caramel/toffee malt. A small, hardly perceptible bit of alcohol warming arises as things progress.
The carbonation is duly present, and agreeably sedate, the body medium-light in weight, and generally quite smooth. It finishes just a tad off-dry, the hops still holding sway in that stiff-upper-lip English sort of way.
Wow - an EIPA that isn't afraid of the almighty hop, and what it can do for you, to crib from a famous American trope. A lovely, dry, and fruity India Pale Ale, by anyone's scale.
08-22-2011 00:03:39 | More by biboergosum
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
Cask-conditioned and served via handpump at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington DC, the Jaipur IPA was delivered to me with a short head of white foam resting atop a mainly clear golden body. The head held well, and it left short walls and sheets of lace as it went. The aroma offered notes of tart apple, marmalade, and grassy and spicy hops; all of which carried over into the flavor along with some added biscuit-like, mildly sweet malt. It was hoppy, but not overdone, and well-rounded. A solid, but again, not overly-done, bitterness anchored it, leading to a long, grassy and spicy bitter finish. The moderate carbonation and smoothness helped with that, and it was remarkably easy to drink.
12-09-2007 16:17:52 | More by NeroFiddled
3.94/5 rDev -2.2%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains citrus, light caramelized malts and earthy hops.
T: The taste is nicely balanced and starts with mildly sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very good beer to drink for a long time.
04-23-2014 03:15:09 | More by TheManiacalOne
4/5 rDev -0.7%
A - The beer has a hazy, copper colored body that is topped by a two finger head of fluffy white foam. The head settles slowly and leaves thick lace.
S - Musty, herbal hops with rich, toasted malt. Red apple, grapefruit, and toffee in the background.
T - Light, bready malt up front with some weak toasted notes. Musty hops in the middle and herbal notes of red apple, rye, and a hint of grapefruit. The beer finishes with musty hop notes, toasty biscuit malt, and some lightly fruity yeast.
M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish.
D - This is a nice, British IPA. The musty hop character works nicely with the dry, toasty malt. There is nothing complex going on here, but the beer is sessionable despite its alcoholic strength.
11-03-2010 06:50:42 | More by nickfl
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Got this one courtesy of Bitterbill, cheers Bill!
BBD of May 2010
Pours a semi-hazed apricot with 3 fingers of rocky eggshell colored head. Haze never totally clears, but nice lacing & head retention
S: Orchard fruit & a whisper of breadyness
T: Peaches, pear & citric hops underlined with some dry biscuitty malt up front with a layer of grapefruit as well. Grapefruit, herbal hops & a slight bit of pineapple shows up as this warms. Finishes dry, fruitty & with much grapefruit & a bit of pineapple
MF: Medium bodied, fairly assertive carbonation & nice balance
Very good drinkability, a good EIPA from the source so to speak, with just a bit of American influence IMO. Would to get a hold of this on cask or even just a 7 day old bottle...
12-03-2009 05:44:56 | More by russpowell
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Had on tap@ Armsby Abbey.
A: Golden straw yellow with a nice fluffy 1 finger head that fades slowly and leaves a nice pillowy lacing.
N: Fresh hops, EKG with some light grassy and mild bitter aromas. Light golden malt character. Touch of spicy floral hops with a nice effervescence.
T: Nice! A tasty hop profile with lots of fresh hops, grass mild hops with a touch of bitterness. Lots of EKG hops. Light golden malts too. Touch of sweetness and almost taste of wheat, but i think it is tricking me.
M: Lighter body with good carbonation.
F: It finishes somewhat bitter with almost a touch of astringency. The grassy floral hop character really builds to a nice finish. Touch of malts. It is mostly dry too. The freshness of this really shows and makes the beer much more tasty.
07-19-2010 20:51:37 | More by jlindros
3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
First had: on cask at the Dandelion, Philadelphia, PA
Poured clear, light gold, with a bit of a white head. Floral aroma, with a floral taste, accompanied by very light citrus hopiness, and a bit of breadiness. Extremely mild and smooth for an IPA. Light, crisp mouthfeel, and easy drinkability. Very easy-going for an IPA, and surprisingly light on the hops. I prefer my IPAs hoppy, but this was a pleasant surprise.
04-30-2011 15:19:39 | More by Rifugium
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Starts with a decent, two-finger head. This recedes as a dense dome and never has less than a quarter-inch of foam on the surface. Leaves spotty lace. The brew is cloudy but has a dark gold color with a moderate orange hue.
Sadly, this bottle was slightly skunked. This was distracting from the bittering hop nose, which had a citrus rind element to it. Good balance, there is a noticeable pale malt presence to the nose as well.
I like the mouthfeel. It's similar to skim milk with a fine level of carbonation. The flavor has grown on me. It's starts with a great pale grain base. The hop is strong but not overwhelming. The aftertaste is peppery with a touch of grapefruit. It doesn't have the "roundness" of some British IPA's, but it is extraordinarily easy to drink. The low abv would make it a good IPA to have many.
A second tasting of the beer was even better in terms of the smell--no skunk! The malt was much more present in this tasting--soft and balanced.
02-05-2011 20:44:41 | More by smcolw
Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 398 ratings.