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Jaipur IPA - Thornbridge Brewery

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Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA

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90
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404 Ratings
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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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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

Thornbridge branded beers were first brewed in early 2005 after the establishment of a 10 barrel brewery on the grounds of Thornbridge Hall in Derbyshire, England. The initial focus was on producing a range of cask beers that used traditional recipes but provided a modern twist through the use of a wide range of hops, malts and innovation. The brewery has won a succession of awards since its opening (over 200 national and international awards) and a new 30 barrel, state of the art brewery and bottling line ("Riverside") was built at Bakewell, England in September 2009 to meet increased demand. Thornbridge continues to operate from both brewery sites.

Bucky snagged a 500 ml bottle of the brewery's Jaipur India Pale Ale ("Jaipur"), which was 5.9% alcohol by volume with a best before date of November 28, 2013 printed on the back. A little wary about this one...half-expecting a nuclear hop bomb. An overly aggressive pour produced about 2.5" of fluffy, snow-white head that lasted for quite some time, leaving some beautiful, sticky lacing down the glass as it retreated. The beer itself was a cloudy, yellow/gold colour, taking on more of the golden hue when backlit. Jaipur's aroma was dominated by grapefruit, with undertones of pine and orange. Its flavour began with a slightly sweet, juicy mix of grapefruit, orange and pine, transitioning to a distinctly bitter finish which lingered as a long-lived aftertaste. Definitely bitter, but not so bitter as to overwhelm all else and ruin the experience. Thornbridge has the balance just right on this one. Jaipur had a fairly active but suitable level of carbonation, and I would describe the beer as light to medium bodied. Though I'm not a huge fan of IPAs generally, this is probably the nicest one that I have tried to date and I would certainly drink this beer again. At $4.95 per 500 ml bottle it is pricey, but quality (and British beers sold in Canada generally) usually are.

BuckyBeerBeaver, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

PetrusPalmgren, Apr 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Paulkasykes30, Mar 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ckollias, Mar 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

oso, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

tom10101, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

gherkinhammer, Mar 12, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%

Undated bottle at cellar temp into an imperial pint
Aroma flowery
Head large (6 cm), white, creamy with rocks, slowly diminishing into large chunks of foam floating
Lacing good
Body light yellow, hazy, some sediment in bottle
Flavor begins slightly hoppy with no alcohol, no diacetyl, and no malt presence. Ends with a slight bitterness.
Palate light, watery, soft carbonation

This is a nice example of a strong Brit IPA, much weaker than we are used to here in the colonies. If you can find one, a nice change from our usual hop bombs, smooth and easy drinking.

Ozzylizard, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

benghan, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Loveyourbeer, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Beer-Ed, Mar 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Griffith, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

HopStoopid120, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

MisledTitan, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

JSOBB, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

JamieDuncan, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

AugustusRex, Feb 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

CSO, Jan 31, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +12.7%

0,5 liter bottle
Had this with a hot chicken curry. Great combo.

First smell from the bottle is citrus and pine. IPA.
Pale golden colour, nice creamy head after a good pour. Clear and good carbonation.
NIce strong hoppy smell, as said, and yet the taste is quite mild in it's bitterness.
Mouthfeel is soft for an IPA, to my experience. Very well balance between crispness and smoothness. Refreshing.
All in all this is a great beer, imo.
Glad to have tried this. It's expensive where i live, but it's worth the experience.

RuudJH, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

yancot, Jan 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Sludgeman, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jmsedgwick, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Schmoog, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

safaricook, Jan 15, 2014
Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.