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Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery

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Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA

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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 35
Gots: 13 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from the Lower Jarvis LCBO. Handsome-looking bottle with some lovely label design. Appropriate name for an English IPA as there ever was one.

Poured into a nonic. Very bright in colour, a deep golden hue, with a sturdy head of foam that displays terrific retention and lots of sticky lace. Visible carbonation.

Nose is fruity (peach, pear, apricot) and with subtle notes of floral hops.

An easy drinking IPA that is certainly milder in the hop content, but big on the soft fruit and floral flavor. Tastes a great deal like marmalade, as a matter of fact. The hop bitterness is mild, and comes in huffing and puffing at the finish line. Not quite the IPA blast I was expecting, but I'm sure it's more akin to what was consumed 140 years ago by former soldiers and companymen of the Raj.

Medium bodied, carbonation is firm, but not oppressive. A bit sticky.

An enjoyable brew, but those looking for a hoppy blast will do well to limit their search to this side of the pond.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 20:44:37 | More by JohnnyBarman
Photo of uno99

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wanted to try this one ever since it was mentioned and featured on the UK show "Oz and James Drink to Britain". I'd recommend this show to any beer geek; it's a fantastic trek across England in search of the perfect drink, and offers alot of laughs and insight.

A: Poured straight into the bottom of my Duvel Tulip did this beer justice. The head is huge and bright, and leaves some fantastic lacing and a little mound of foam floating on the top.

S: Quite ripe and fresh smelling despite the few month old bottle. Not sure what these hops are but they aren't particularly floral or citrus. Somewhere in the middle. Slight honey, earth scent.

T: Hops are more citrus on the finish. Lemon and grassy. Finish is long and pleasant.

M: Love the dry and long finish. carbonation is fairly high but some swirling gets rid of that a bit.

Overall, I wasn't blown away by this but its certainly sessionable and well crafted. I would love to try the cask version or a fresher bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 23:45:38 | More by uno99
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United Kingdom (England)

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lemon yellow body with good solid white head with staying power.

Aromas of hops, floral gums and lemon zest.

Biting citrus burst of flavours Staring with a cutting fresh bitter hop note and sustaining through real full on IPA quality's.

All this backed up with a decent mouthfeel and pitch perfect carbonation.


Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 21:11:06 | More by EmperorBevis
Photo of PeteTheBeerDrinker

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-08-2012 13:59:18 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
Photo of jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-08-2012 00:11:51 | More by jsnoek
Photo of DefenCorps


4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's. I've enjoyed this beer on tap before but never reviewed it.
Clear light orange with a thin white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks good. The nose has a nice, big C-hop character, with citrus, citrus pit and a light bready malt character. The moderately mineral character that makes this beer a delight on the palate adds a snappy brightness to the nose. A lightly bready and cracker malt palate are both present. Not the freshest sample I've had, but still damn good.

The palate has a very nice herbal hop bitterness with a deliciously snappy mineral character, making this very refreshing. Cracker-like malts make this drying and refreshing. The mid-palate has hop resins and mineral incorporated in a way that each character enhances the other. Drying with a bitter finish with nice resins, the hop character is decidedly American with a little bit of an English leafy and earthy character. Light in body with crisp carbonation, this beer is excellent. Highly recommended. I'll have to revisit it when I find fresher samples.

Serving type: on-tap

04-02-2012 20:44:58 | More by DefenCorps
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at DBGB in NYC (Bowery and Houston).

A: Pours a clear, pale strawlike amber with a one finger white head. Head dissolves quickly and leaves behind a thin lacing. Little to no carbonation evident.

S: Extremely mild. Hop oils, citrus, floral notes.

T: Also quite mild. Starts citrus, gives way to floral finish with a nice bready maltiness. Pleasant mild bitterness lingers. Faint alcohol. Extremely well balanced, albeit understated.

M: The most sessionable IPA I have tried to date (this is review #45 or so). Thin, perhaps a tad watery, with little carbonation. No booziness.

O: A solid IPA for those who want drinkability over flavor. A bit lackluster for my taste; I enjoyed it but wouldn't seek it out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 22:49:58 | More by tylerprince
Photo of Johnny69


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-28-2012 23:14:09 | More by Johnny69
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-25-2012 20:38:02 | More by Morningstorm
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North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow in color with light amounts of floating particulates. The beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces to thin patches and a thicker ring around the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Light aromas of biscuit malts along with the dominate aroma of tropical hops. There are also some lighter notes of citrus and grapefruit hops. Very inviting.

T: The flavor also follows the aroma, starting with some biscuit malts and then followed by the hop punch - tropical with some hints of citrus and grapefruit. There is a lingering bitterness but it not intense but rather subtle. There is a fair amount of complexity in the flavor.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly dry. Some resiny/oily feel from the hops, kind of sticks to your tongue and teeth.

O: Really enjoy the English IPA as a different type of IPA than the ones I have been drinking a lot of recently (West Coast and DIPAs), the lower ABV and slightly lighter hop bitterness is a nice change. Very easy to drink and the lower ABV definitely makes this one sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 00:26:45 | More by dbrauneis
Photo of rarbring


3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clouded pale straw colored brew, a small off-white head, little lacing, some curtains.

Smelling fruity, a whiff of lemon, apples, pears, grass and bread.

Starting with sweet white bread, then black currant leaves, crushed lemon seed and some peel. Rather bitter.

Medium low carbonation, a smooth feeling that evolves into a long dry finish.

A good hoppy English IPA, well done!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 16:28:32 | More by rarbring
Photo of mechanicalprints


4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-21-2012 11:41:54 | More by mechanicalprints
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-21-2012 03:15:11 | More by Elfastball7
Photo of beerdrifter


4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Nearly clear yellow pour with just a touch of orange. Nice two finger head with good retention and lacing. Wonderful citrusy, floral nose with hints of lemon, orange zest, tangerines, and grapefruit with just a touch of ginger. The taste mirrors the smell and is dominated by the huge citrus profile. Mouthwatering, juicy notes of tangerine, lemon, and grapefruit with a hint of mango and pine. A solid sweet caramel malt base balances out the resiny fresh hop bitterness perfectly. The mouthfeel is awesome as well with just the right amount of carbonation, a touch of oily hoppiness, and a really refreshing and crisp dry bitter finish. Once again Thornbridge has managed to come up with a spot on style interpretation that is totally drinkable. They have quickly become my favorite brewery. They just don't make a bad beer. One of the best IPA's I've ever tasted!

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 16:58:58 | More by beerdrifter
Photo of Lupie


3/5  rDev -25.6%

02-06-2012 00:57:12 | More by Lupie
Photo of msarver16


4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, translucent yellowish straw color. Not overly heady, maybe a finger of white foam.

Smells like cascade hops, lemons, and bread.

Taste is great. Hoppy with a blast of citrus (lemon, grapefruit) and a bread taste up front, then waves of nice, fairly subtle bitterness that just kinda stays with you.

Not heavily carbonated, overall mouthfeel after each sip is just a generous dose of English hops.

Overall, great beer. Got to be my favorite British-style IPA. Try one!

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:02:23 | More by msarver16
Photo of mnixon86


4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-29-2012 12:17:19 | More by mnixon86
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-27-2012 16:21:10 | More by LornaLee
Photo of samEBC


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-21-2012 21:07:48 | More by samEBC
Photo of shanblur


3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Local Option in Chicago. Served in a tulip. Slightly hazy straw color. Thick white lacing clings to the glass. Muted hops and malts with a distinct floral aroma. Wheat flavor with a floral hops finely integrated. Not overpowering. Medium body with a light carbonation. A nice easy drinker. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 20:28:48 | More by shanblur
Photo of prisdefer

New York

5/5  rDev +24.1%

01-20-2012 23:58:20 | More by prisdefer
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-07-2012 23:58:49 | More by andyschaps
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

01-06-2012 03:26:39 | More by SpillyBeers
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New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-01-2012 12:57:31 | More by fmccormi
Photo of touristfromVA


4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-25-2011 02:53:44 | More by touristfromVA
Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
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