Jaipur IPA | Thornbridge Brewery

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4/5
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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
Ranking:
#4,215
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
542
pDev:
9.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 542 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of MartyDiBergi
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Catalin90
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Euroglot
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DispyDnb
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of captaincoffee
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got a fresh bottle of this (1 month old)...tends to be a lot of old ones on the shelves.
Pours a straw gold...lighter than expected...and very clear. Filtered, not bottle conditioned. Medium head and reasonably good lacing. Nose is a nice mix of earthy English, with some fresh pine/citrus there too, but doesn't particularly stand out. Flavor is bitter up front, with a full malt backbone for balance. Overall, solid brew that I'd like to see on cask or at least bottle conditioned.

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Photo of brureview
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale yellow color with a 3F head in a Stone Pint glass. Resolves within minutes.

Aroma is faint- fruit and malt.

The MF is quite good- malty with a medium body.

Taste: excellent. Strong fruit finished by with moderate bitterness.

Overall: A good English IPA. The taste was excellent in this beer, but the aroma was not strong. Although beer advocate recommends lower temps, the beer is at its best closer to 50°F.

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Photo of Songminx2
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dithyramben
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BdM
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spike
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pale gold, clear, with streams of visible carbonation. Massive, soapy head collapses slowly to a lumpy cap.

S: An abundance of pine and ripe, tropical fruits.

T: USA. Hops, hops, hops. Resin and soft, juicy citrus.

F: Excellent carbonation on the sides of the tongue (more than a sparkle, less than a fizz). Medium body with slightly oily mouthfeel and a long, dry finish.

O: Really an excellent IPA. American hops up-front with an English malt backbone. Thornbridge use Cascade, Ahtanum, and Centennial hops for this award-winning beer. This is an American IPA, for sure, but brewed for an English palate. Full of pine, citrus, grapefruit, and floral characteristics...but not overdone. One of my favourites. Need to be reminded this is 5.9% ABV with the alcohol completely hidden. Dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of brightonseagull
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint on keg in the newly opened craft beer pub, The Libertine in Worthing, UK.

L - Very pale in colour. Looking very much like a lager despite being an ale. 1 finger head with lots of carbonation.

S - As said by others, this is the best attribute of the beer. VERY tropical notes. Mainly pineapple and mango. Smells wonderful.

T - The taste is very floral and pine-like. Very hoppy as well. This was very cold on keg and therefore I feel some of the flavour was lost. Probably more flavoursome on cask or bottled slightly chilled.

F - As above really. The pint I had in keg was very cold and highly carbonated. Gave this much more of a lager-like mouth feel. However a very crisp finish on the palate.

O - The smell really stood out for me. Didn't follow through as well with flavour and feel. Would really like to try on cask as I think it would be a much more complete IPA.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of risenz
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of killcore
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of pkalix
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Augie617
4.84/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rihup
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Mad_Capper
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly pale in appearance. Smells very appealing with leafy citrus from the hops and an underlying sweet graininess from the malt. The aroma gets a bit foul after a while, not sure what that's about. The taste is mouth-watering—lots of bitterness and acidic bite from the hops, but the hop flavor has lots of juicy grapefruit and the bitterness is neatly enveloped by creamy carbonation and light, malty sweetness. Very satisfying!

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Jaipur IPA from Thornbridge Brewery
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 542 ratings