Jaipur IPA | Thornbridge Brewery

Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA
BA SCORE
83.6%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 536 Ratings
Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,847
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
536
Liked:
448
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
9.75%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
90
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zacroyce
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryanzk
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of budfox
4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kiro
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MGoeltz
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Feb 2018. Picked up recently from Waitrose. A modern classic, the label mentions that this is brewed with 6 hop varieties: Chinook, Centennial, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Columbus and Cascade.

A: Poured into an IPA glass. A bright golden hue with good clarity and plentiful carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of intensely perfumed hops with notes of tropical fruit, mango, peach/apricot, citrus, peel, grass, light spice, earthy yeast and subtle malt. Superb.

T: Tastes of strident aromatic hops with notes of grapefruit, citrus, peel, tropical fruit, peach/apricot, grass/hay, faint spice, earthy yeast and pale malt. Very dry, with a crisp yet balanced bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops, bitterness and mild earthy yeast.

O: Excellent - an iconic American IPA that hints at the British roots of the style. Looks alright, though evidence of live yeast would be an improvement. The aroma and flavour are amazing; a spectrum of fruity hops notes underpinned by yeast and subtle malt. Good body. A must for hopheads everywhere - goes down far too easily.....

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Photo of DegenErik
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Macamah
2.66/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mytu420
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RHF711
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Abinlp
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very high quality brew. I've had it on tap in Edinburgh and in the bottle here in the states. Doesn't disappoint with way.
Pours a golden color, as most U.K. IPAs do. The head is white and dense. The aroma is citrusy and floral. The taste is leans closer to the British style, more flowery with hop flavor, yet there's a lean towards an citrusy American IPA flavor as well.

I picked it up first in the US looking for that typical U.K. India ale flavor. I wasn't disappointed in that regard, but also liked the boldness of it compared to the usual Brits style. Were it less pricey this would be my go-to IPA. I think I've found it around $5.99-6.99 per bomber. Worth it though.

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3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinabottle
4.69/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hanglow
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

new 330ml bottle, I assume from their new bottling line?

Pours really pale gold, lovely big head, pin bright, looks great.

Peach and mango on the nose

More citrusy in flavour. Nice dryness, not particularly bitter but enough. Slight mineral finish. Good carb.

After a dip in form - at least percieved by me - I think this is back to being really rather good. I still prefer the cask version when on form, but this is a real good beer for not much money from Tesco.

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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toscanoigor
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SolentSurfer
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good reliable IPA but only sparsely available on draught. 500ml bottles available in Waitrose typically for £2.79 but not other supermarkets. As Proper Job 500 ml bottles are constantly on offer at Tesco 4 for £6 it's no contest on value!

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 83.6% out of 100 with 536 ratings
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