Thornbridge Brewery

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Thornbridge Brewery
England, United Kingdom
American IPA
Ranked #1,091
Ranked #11,398
3.99 | pDev: 10.03%
Jul 16, 2023
Jan 22, 2006
With over 100 worldwide awards, this American style IPA has a complexity of flavour created by a six-dimensional hop experience.

Hops: Chinook / Centennial / Ahtanum / Simcoe / Columbus / Cascade

Malts: Maris Otter
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Rated: 3.61 by Mr_Rocca from Canada (QC)

Jul 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I bought this beer today at the LCBO in Ontario Canada 440ml at 5.9%.
Poured into glass with a 1 finger head slow carbonation Golden color .
Not overpowering with fruit flavours some but well balanced and smooth maybe zesty lemongrass flavor and pine with a low to medium bitterness level.
Overall this this beer is very enjoyable and nice to drink ..
Would definitely buy it again.
Jul 06, 2023
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jun 30, 2023
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Rated by Coler22

4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Fantastic ipa out of the old school.
Apr 11, 2023
Rated: 3.93 by tottel from Netherlands

Jul 14, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by charlatan from Scotland

3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
330ml bottle pours with a nice white head on straw coloured beer. Smells of lemon to lemongrass and a bit of grapefruit. Lemon is the dominant flavour here while the feel is thicker than anticipated even though the beer is on the dry side (my thinking is dry tends to go with thin). A laid back metallic bitterness takes over by stealth after a floral interlude and then gradually fades out. Seems to get more bitter the more I drink though. Good but not revolutionary.
Apr 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by psoriasaurus from Thailand

Feb 28, 2022
Rated: 4 by Robertas from Lithuania

Feb 23, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Third at Holyrood 9A. Clear golden pour, skin of head. Hoppy aroma, woody, grassy, pine. Taste is a light blast of hops, a pronounced bitterness, but in moderation. This what the IPA was all about. Beautiful!
Feb 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Rerate, 500 ml bottle, will soon be available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger (also on keykeg). ABV is 5.9%. Golden colour, large white head. Beguling and complex hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple. Flavour: like first sample. Resinous finish. Distinct bitterness in the aftertaste.

Original rating: Cask at the GBBF 2008. Golden colour, low head. Lovely hoppy aroma with strong notes of tropical fruits. The flavour is a hoppy explosion of citrus and tropical fruits, on a distinctly sweet base. Long hoppy aftertaste. Very good.
Jun 08, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jan 23, 2021
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Reviewed by VicCooper from Ireland

3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Top: 1.5” white head, lasts for average time. Nice lacing remains.

Colour: it’s very light, straw in colour. Filtered, no haziness whatsoever.

Smell: it does need decanting, and even after, it’s not intense. Could be nearly anything, you really need to focus to spot some notes (lemongrass/pine(?) and something undefined sweetness).

Taste: lovely, decent bitterness, yet, not overpowering. Hints of lemongrass. Nicely carbonated (medium+). Very drinkable, doesn’t feel strong, although not as weak your typical session IPA. Refreshing with a dry finish.

Summary: if you think it’d be an aromatic hop adventure, you will be disappointed. Although 6 hops are listed on the side of the really gorgeous can, they are more like bittering ones rather than aromatic (by feel anyway). Easy to drink, it just needs more character, to be remembered.
Sep 21, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by KurtisAyr from Scotland

Jul 06, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by Pisshhead from Ireland

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by M4RK from Northern Ireland

4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Bought 4 tins from Tesco - once opened lovely I was treated to lovely aromas - orange and grapefruit. Pours a gorgeous golden colour. Great taste, fruity punch - much like many of the IPA from across the pond. Great great English IPA, would without doubt purchase again.
Jun 08, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by werehereforthebeer from England

May 07, 2020
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Reviewed by James94 from England

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Clear yellow/green in colour, some lacing, head doesn't last that long
S: Pine, lime, hint of orange
T: Plum, jam, oaks, lime, pine, spices, something coughy syrupy
F: Smooth, but just a tad overcarbonated

O: 3.75
Apr 03, 2020
Rated: 4 by Dave1999 from North Carolina

Jan 16, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Dec 31, 2019
Jaipur from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 595 ratings