Jaipur IPA | Thornbridge Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery
England, United Kingdom
thornbridgebrewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,161
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
561
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
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71
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Photo of JonnoWillsteed
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(500 ml, bottle-conditioned... poured into a Belhaven pub pint)

L: orange-amber liquid, slight (chill) haze enhanced by sediment; inch-high bubbly sponge of off-white foam, thick sticky ring of lace at the top, intricate web hanging below

S: subtle aromas - green tea, earthy herbs, maybe a touch of bergamot... not much potency... delicate spicy-cookie scent gradually emerges, perhaps similar to a snickerdoodle

T: apricot jam, mild touch of honey, lingering notes of light caramel and green tea... bits of golden raisin and spicy hops begin to build in the aftertaste following the second sip... underbelly is rather malty, but on the lighter side - the soft hum of bitterness threaded down the middle gives just enough balance (though I'm sure it's faded a tad by now)... remainder of sediment poured in adds a grapefruit peel flavor

F: silky smooth, light-medium body; little bit of booze warmth (and hop spice) setting the rear palate and back of the nostrils aglow... clean, dry finish

O: took a chance on this, unable to tell the date of the bottle - seems like the bottle conditioning was its savior, because the product was of good quality, only mild signs of age... I've had this before a few times on draft, enjoyed it - I think I will definitely pick up another bottle or two, still see it around now and then

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Photo of sdubz
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of REVZEB
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Grapefruit, lemon and orange lead the aromas with hop bitters. The taste is well balanced and drinkable, with fruit nad hops playing nicely, but neither really exciting to greatness either. Well made, especially the body really fits the EIPA style to a T.

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Photo of bird_soul
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pmicdee
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.31/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear, caution light yellow in color with minimal head. Taste is husk and lemon. Light bodied, slightly bitter with moderate carbonation. Makes for a solid ipa.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ironmark666
2/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JonnyGoldsbrough
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best English IPA I’ve had!

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Photo of JOldewurtel
2.97/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bixby1971
3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought this based on the reputation. Picked up from LCBO in Burlington. Opened it and a skunky smell hit me at once. Not what I was expecting nor what I had read from others. Wondering if it may have been sitting a little long on the shelves???

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Photo of mcthfg
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.37/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPadilla
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Simon212
3.31/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this for my birthday from my wife, who picked it up for me because of its high reputation.
This Jaipur is one of the English breweries that follow the American tradition of beermaking, and as such this IPA is no different - it is an American IPA. Quite light, almost straw-like in color but has a lit of citrus in the nose. It is quite dry in the mouthfeel and the intense citrusy hoppiness turns into dry bitterness halfway through. It is very similar to a session IPA or an East Coast IPA for its hopping and character.
Now it became special for me and not only for its taste but for having received it as a present!

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Photo of StormAles
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Even if this is labelled as an American IPA and it shows some great American hops (chinook, centennial, colombus, etc.)

It looks pretty good and attractive with a perfectly clear gold colour with a nice white head. Nice lacing all along. It almost looks a pilsner.

Pine pinions presence is strong in the aroma along with honey, biscuit, grass, pepper and some citrus.

The flavour of citrus is stronger, resinous, very herbal, peppery, some biscuit, rose. Good balance and nice bitterness.

The flavours are enhanced by the very smooth mouthfeel, gentle carbonation.

This one is a great one. Maybe the best English style IPA I've had. I could drink this one as a go-to-beer. I'd like to try this from the cask in a nice English country pub

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Photo of insouciantx
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 561 ratings