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Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery

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Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA

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440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 48
Gots: 33 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (England)

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2006

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Photo of flyingpig
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (500ml from Waitrose, Glasgow):
Light amber with orange tinges and a very big, two fingers tall head that is part foamy, part bubbly looking and stays at about the same height for a few sips before reducing slightly in size.

Strong with pine hops coming through along with some citrus fruits, a lot spice spice and some floral hops along with plenty of tropical fruit notes. This one was a pleasant surprise on the nose with some pineapple, grapefruit and even some lychee making up the rest of the nose.

Hop filled on the taste buds with a good tropical fruit backing and plenty of pine and floral hop flavours coming through. There is a little bit of a bitter grapefruit taste but nothing too severe and there is a nice orange and citric fruit taste following on from it. As you would expect from something with so many hops coming through, it is also quite a bitter beer.

Moderate carbonation and a medium mouthfeel, this one is quite a hop filled beer and quite dry in the finish. Lots of citrus in the mix and quite fruity as well.

Nice, very much like an American style IPA which wasn't at all what I was expecting. This one is a beer I had heard a lot about prior to drinking it and my only regret is that I put off trying it for so long.

Photo of makimoo
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a bright and clear pale yellow/amber colour with a rocky head.

Aroma - Strong spice and pine hop aroma with hint of maltiness.

Flavour - Citrus flavours initially, especially grapefruit followed by a sweet lychee aftertaste. Well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation in appearance but perfect level of carb in the mouth. Provides a good explosion of flavour on the tongue. Smooth, surprisingly easy drinking beer for the ABV.

Photo of Pelicanrocks
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SlickestWilly
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Light haze with a billowy head. Jaipur is the color of marmalade. Head retains throughout. Cask beers always look the best.

S-Balanced and light. Would definitely want more intensity here. Bready and crockery with notes of citrus and flower petals. The floral-hop aspect of the aroma is the highlight. Nothing overly engaging or complex. But in the end, it smells good.

T-Again, it lacks gusto. Ranks at about a 6 on the intensity scale. Solid notes of clean citrus. Light hoppy zest. Sugary bakery pasty maltiness. Bitterness is reasonably light. Blatantly and English IPA. Far from aggressive and all about balance.

M-90% of the time I have a tasty IPA via cask, I am floored by the feel. Here, I was only moderately appreciative. You'd expect this English ale to really shine out of the cask, but I found it to be a bit too watery. Doesn't have that silky smooth feel. Not bad, but a far cry from some awesome IPAs I have enjoyed via the cask median.

O/D-Solid beer. Can't help but feeling a bit of disappointment. Supposed to be one of the most legit EIPAs out there, and I get it on cask. Yet it fell short. A treat to try and tastier than I am willing to admit. Just expected more and shame on me for that. Still one of the better EIPAs I have had.

Photo of ocbears
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of benbjb
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful looking in the pour. Hazy, medium straw color with a solid finger of head.
Smell of cereal, grass and floral. Nice combination.
Pleasant taste, tame at first, then lemon bitterness and a little grapefruit. A lasting and nice bitterness.
Soft texture, low carbonation and medium body.
All around an excellent IPA.

Photo of Florya
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Durge
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Happy to try this at My Place in Newtown, CT, this English IPA shows a clear pale amber color with a fair white head and very little signs of lacing. The aroma brings solid pine citrus hop and biscuit malt hints. Not bad as English styled IPA's go. The flavor brings very much the same profile as the aroma, no surprises, decent enough and probably a bit more hop than many other British hop brews. I find it to be medium bodied with decent carbonation for a very solid, liquacious feel with a little tinglation. Very nice IPA, not highly memorable but plenty drinkable and worth a revisit anytime.

Photo of gfunk1121
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of crnipeter
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden body capped by short white head that quickly dissipates.

Aroma is citrusy (orange in particular) and grassy to earthy hops with evident sulphury notes and mildly sweet biscuity malt underneath.

Taste is very clean with fruity and grassy hop-flavor leading into dry finish with pronounced mineraly and sulphury notes. Restrained bitterness never gets harsh nor astringent.

Medium-light bodied with creamy fluffy texture.

In short, a well crafted IPA that remains smooth and non-harsh despite all the hops packed in (500 ml into tulip,BB 04-23-2013).

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FLima
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice foam, that later lingers as thin crust. Incredible aroma, mango, passion fruit and some pineapple easily identifiable. Flavour follows the same fruity track, with bitterness of decent amount of hops and honey sweetness at a perfect level, as a supprot actor. Start crispy but than velvet as flavours blossom everywhere. This is how an IPA with high drinkability should be. Alcohol is a master of disguise here. Narcisism looking for perfection. Amazing.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Churchkey in DC, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a clear orange color, topped with an inch of fluffy white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Fruity and citric hops, as well as some floral and herbal hops and bready malt.

T- Similar to the nose, fruity and citric hops as well as some grass and floral hoppiness. Malt is well-balanced and has a bready, slightly caramel character.

M- Medium-bodied, carbonation is on the low side, smooth feel.

O- An interesting IPA, has very assertive, citric hop flavors for an English IPA, definitely give this a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.