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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
526
Reviews:
199
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
83
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 526 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of rob133
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of hophopandaway
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an awesome beer. I've had it in a bottle and, like all cask beers, the flavour isn't the same because it's pasteurised, filtered and force carbonated. I digress.
This beer has a nice amberish colour and the smell is of citrus and bold hops.
When drinking the beer is full bodied with tangy malt and big citrus hop flavours and a nice long dry finnish.
There is, as one would expect, a superb creamy head that stays throughout the whole pint leaving a sexy lacing down the side of your pint glass.
Thornbridge make only superb beers and I recommend all of their ales very strongly, but the best way to enjoy them is when they have been served from a cask.
Only 5.9% needed to make what must be one of the finest beers in all the world. Take note craft brewers everywhere who can only get good flavour by making their beers as strong as wine.

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Photo of jaxray8
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of tmhempfling
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of prisdefer
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of SummitVA
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of dmania1
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of FriedGold2112
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of ljbaker
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Excellent; one of the best beers I've ever tasted.

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Photo of Augie617
4.84/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johnq1964
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Flashyspoons
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Morningstorm
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of montag30
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of brutalist
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Yojimbo1941
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - straw and golden hue, light white head

S - clean hoppy smell with some very light barnyard characteristics, honeyed malt, fresh grain, lemon

T - smooth hops, honey, bright citrus, white bread drizzled with a small amount of honey. Delicious. Some bitterness on the backend but very smooth flavors.

M - light medium

O - very drinkable, not what you necessarily expect from an IPA, little high for a session beer at 5.9% but this is very good. $10 for a 1 pint 0.9 fl oz bottle at Brasserie V.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.69/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gentlebubbles
4.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at NERAX 2007 Saturday evening

Slightly hazy gold with a lacy white head.

Wonderful, juicy orange aroma.

The first sip chomps into a citrusy, then grassy, then juicy hop bite. After the hops onslaught passes there's pause for the bready malt to step in and give you a breath before the grapefruit finish comes in for a resiny, sticky, lingering finish.

A fantastic way to end the festival!

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Photo of Jkins10
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrbigpappa
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of RuudJH
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of IPA35
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best before: 20-12-12

Pale golden, a not so large white head with big bubbles. No yeast at all.

Great smell! Very floral and fruity.
Big mango, white grapes, pineapple and such. Some resin. Definitely American hops in this one.

Taste starts with more of the same, lots of fruitiness that turn towards a more dry bitterness, almost a zesty dryness. The more you drink the more the fruitiness remains. Plain maltiness but it is certainly there. Overall nicely balanced between fruitiness and bitterness.

The mouthfeel is quite thin, that makes this beer very drinkable. Medium carbonation, just fine.

Overall a very good beer, not very bold or spectacular (except for the phenominal smell) but certainly interesting enough to seek it out! A very nice beer that I would love to session.

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Photo of itomek
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous 5 cm head on a pale gold (maybe SRM 5) beer, smell is intense lemony with some cedar. Lemony, bitter taste, nicely balanced with a lingering stone fruit flavor.

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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
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