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Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery

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Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 41
Gots: 22 | 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 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.

DefenCorps, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of tylerprince
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.

tylerprince, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Johnny69
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Johnny69, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Morningstorm
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Morningstorm, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Mar 18, 2012
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!

rarbring, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of mechanicalprints
4/5  rDev -0.7%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Elfastball7
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Elfastball7, Feb 21, 2012
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!

beerdrifter, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Lupie
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Lupie, Feb 06, 2012
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!

msarver16, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev -0.7%

mnixon86, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of LornaLee
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

LornaLee, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

samEBC, Jan 21, 2012
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.

shanblur, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of prisdefer
5/5  rDev +24.1%

prisdefer, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of andyschaps
4/5  rDev -0.7%

andyschaps, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of SpillyBeers
3/5  rDev -25.6%

SpillyBeers, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of fmccormi
4/5  rDev -0.7%

fmccormi, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of touristfromVA
4/5  rDev -0.7%

touristfromVA, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of fizzyted
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of damndirtyape
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle (no date) poured into a Tulip Stout glass.

Appearance: Cloudy translucent gold to straw yellow. Slow pour to keep the sediment in gave a thin white head that died back to just a thin ring at the edge. No lacing but with some swirling to bring out the smell finally got some (tiny islands here and there) that stuck around.

Smell: Quite hoppy - lemon, grapefruit, maybe a hint of tangerine. With a swirl, the smell brings out some faint malt, skunk, and more of the above hop flavors. Probably one of the hoppiest English IPAs I've ever had. Nice.

Taste: Hop forward and hop dominant. Grapefruit, citrus (lemon and orange, but Grapefruit strongest) English bitter, very little in the way of malt to counter the bitterness, but just enough to make sure your mouth doesn't pucker into nothingness. If it wasn't for the mouthfeel and some of that classic English bitter flavor in there, I could be fooled into thinking this is an American IPA.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation, a little bit watery, but the hop oils really stick to the teeth. Very English in mouthfeel except for the hop oils clinging to the teeth.

Overall/Drinkability: I really enjoyed the smell and taste on this one, but for the price I cannot see myself getting it again. Still, with all that hop aroma and flavor, I suspect this beer would be quite something fresh out of a cask so if that option was available, I would pay for a glass again. The only drawback, in my opinion, is that as it warms up to something more of an English temperature, it gets more and more bitter. Almost, but not quite, mouth-puckering bitter. Overall, an interesting take on the English IPA and I'm glad I tried it. As for drinkability - one glass (albeit a large one) is enough.

damndirtyape, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -25.6%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

nmann08, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of jonb5
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jonb5, Dec 08, 2011
Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
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