Jaipur IPA | Thornbridge Brewery

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3.99/5
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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
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#5,084
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
555
pDev:
10.03%
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Photo of Pmicdee
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of zacroyce
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanzk
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle served cold into a tulip. Review from notes in Ireland (fresher sample) as well as a purchase here in Canada.

Appearance - Pours a semi-clear, pale golden colored ale.Small half finger of head is poured but endures for a lengthy time.

Smell - Some lovely citrus with grapefruit and apricot leading the way. A little bit of earthiness but very balanced. North American bottle was a little skunked (brown bottles?) and less aromatic.

Taste - Some citrus for sure with grapefruit and pineapple and apricot being the stars. Healthy malt bill in the background. Flavor is a little more minerally on the North American bottle. Really assertive (but not overblown) hops presence on the European bottle.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, medium-light bodied and very crisp with drying finish.

Overall - An outstanding English IPA, Probably one of the defining beers of the style. The Fresher European purchase had advantages across the board and in nose and flavors these were pretty substantial. Certainly an okay buy for my North American friends, but Jaipur IPA seemed much more outstanding when purchased on its own turf. Rating is based off of review notes of European version.

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Photo of kier
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 555 ratings