Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bakewell, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Share this beer with friends!
Cask: Regular. Also available bottled.
A citrus dominated India Pale Ale, its immediate impression is soft and smooth yet builds to a crescendo of massive hoppiness accentuated by honey. An enduring, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
pours a hazy gold with a white head. aroma is floral hops, and rice. taste is mildly bitter, honey, pepper. decent body. overall a decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. While the label is particularly good, with bohemian psychedelia, the beer itself is pale yellow in colour. Nose is hoppy and floral, with citrus. Taste is very nice, and fairly complex. Fruity/grapefruity, with sweet malts balancing the hops very nicely. Medium bodied, quite dry finish. Very nice and well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. Pale, almost transparent yellow amber pour. Floral, citrus nose. Hint of citrus peel. Palate is slightly fruity, grapefruit and lemon with a hint of bread malt to balance it out. Finish is medium bitter, really well-balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color and a forthy white head. Aroma is slightly skunky, with notes of sweet malts, lots of citrus hops and some floral notes. The flavor isn’t skunky though, I get alot of citrus, some of the floral notes and the sweet malts. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall an ok take on the American IPA, sucks that it was skunky though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1315) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2011
I received a 500ml bottle from a friend in England. I poured it into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: bright, almost fluorescent banana-skin yellow. Slight hazy. Forms a fluffy, white head which retains well and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: Due to the olive-green bottle this beer has clearly skunked as if it were in a light green bottle like Heineken. A deep inhalation reveals some citrusy notes, but otherwise it’s not very aromatic.

Taste: Sometimes a skunky-smelling beer isn’t quite as foul in the taste, but Thornbridge Jaipur was just as bad in the palate. From start to finish there’s a sharp sour tang with an accompanying hop bitterness. If I really dig deep I notice some lemony qualities, but they are buried by the skunky sourness. The bitterness almost seems salty in a way and perhaps if I had some food to go with this beer it would help balance out the flaws.

I know the beer isn’t meant to taste this way, but I have to review what’s presented before me and even though the bottle’s freshness date would seem to indicate it’s quite a fresh beer, there’s plenty of things that could account for the skunkiness. I can tell there’s something more genuine, refined, and authentic to this palate at the core, but the spoilage is obscuring it.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick, tepid and noticeably dry while in the mouth.

Drinkability: While only 5.9% ABV, Jaipur drinks as if it were a beer twice its size. The salty bitterness is very strong on the tongue and the dry, salty aftertaste is as far from refreshing as you can get. I could tolerate the palate, but I had to drink it in sips. I think a fresher bottle would be more drinkable.

Overall, a very disappointing experience especially considering this was a gift from a friend directly from the source (or the home country at least).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3036) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-27. Murky yellow with a white film. Floral, citrus aroma. Bitter and fruity, light sweet flavors. Medium body. Light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4756) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a thick white head. Fruit forward citrus and meaty melon flavour. Mouth drying with a nice lingering aftertaste. Noticeable lighter balanced malt base with some cookie notes. Refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2011
"Rare keg ordered for JP henley’s in St. Augustine. Light english IPA with lemon citrus taste, bready malts and a hoppy finish. Pretty good but 9 dollars a glass!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2011
On cask. Poured a clear gold with a white head that dissipated completely. Aroma had a sweetness form the honey with backing light pine and grassy hops. Flavor began with the same honey sweetness and was joined by a light pine and grassy hop to meld the beer together a bit. Didn’t really work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2587) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2011
Tasting at the 18th Mondial de la bière, June 8, 2011. Blonde a little hazy, small head. Hop aroma of resinous spruce, hazelnut notes. Taste of hopped nuts and bark, creamy bitterness. Different and original, a pleasant IPA!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 73 74 75  76  77 78 79 » 102

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50