Jaipur IPA | Thornbridge Brewery

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Jaipur IPAJaipur IPA

Brewed by:
Thornbridge Brewery
England, United Kingdom

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

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with lots of fresh citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some great citrus forward aromas and tasty flavors that make it very easy to drink.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: great clarity, surprisingly pale gold color, much lighter than most English IPA, white, sticky, fluffy head

Aroma: Strong citrus aroma of grapefruit, orange, very little to no detectable malt aroma, clean yeast

Taste: fruity, citrusy, spritzy carbonation, much more American than English, very soft pale malt backbone that is only detectable really in the body; hops flavors ring through start to finish with a mildly bitter medium finish

Mouthfeel: Spritzy, carbonation lightens the body, you can only tell its medium bodied if you hold it in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing; very easy drinking, medium bitter, somewhat dry finish

Overall Impression: For a beer that is ranked this highly on Beeradvocate’s top beers in Britain, I honestly expected more. It is a little too light in body and malt character, and uses obviously American hops, to be considered an English IPA. When compared to the best Ameican IPAs, this would not have a prayer to make the top 50. That being said, it is quite refreshing, light on the palate, and thirst quenching.

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3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oranged yellow color, lightly veiled. White foam, decnt, not very beautiful.
Very pleasant smell, fresh, citrussy, grassy touches, maybe citron. A hint of hay.
Very good taste too, same notes, pleasnt citrus notes, chamomile, hay, fresh hop.
Good malty base, then a lot of hop, fresh and pleasant. Well balanced.
A good hop in the aftertaste, not too long, with earthly and citrussy notes.
Well done and pleasant beer, great drinkability.

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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes.

A - Cloudy light golden. Soapy one finger white head. Spotty lace with one finger of retention. Good stuff.

S - Super hoppy. Tropical, a little grape, grass.

T - Really juicy tropical hop flavour. Orange, giant tropical hop flavour.

M - Good carbonation, medium body, nice tropical bite.

O/D - A nice IPA. Lovely interpretation of the American style. Great hop profile, light, and really drinkable.

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3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours totally yellow. Nice head and lacing.

Nose is all pine and grapefruit.

Taste is all pine and grapefruit.

Slightly "softer" IPA, lacks aggressive carbonation, but still has plenty of hops and seems perfectly fresh to my palate.

Nice IPA, doesn't have the body, resin or carb of many US takes but still perfectly enjoyable. Extremely drinkable.

Evokes a somewhat bigger Stone & Wood Pacific Ale.

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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 526 ratings.
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