Sunday, 30 September 2012

Jaipur India Pale Ale

Sold in a stylish 500mL bottle, Jaipur India Pale Ale is produced by the Thornbridge Brewery of Bakewell, UK. Jaipur contains 5.9% alcohol and pours a cloudy yellow-orange colour. In truth, it looks a lot like a witbier. It yields a white head and moderate carbonation.

Jaipur has a beautiful aroma that encompasses fruit sweetness and a citrus-y bitterness. The flavour starts sweetly with notes of orange and peach, and it closes with fulsome hoppiness. Jaipur is a really delightfully complicated ale. The hop profile is substantial, as one would expect in an IPA, but there is also a gentle foreground--it starts naively and finishes knowingly.

I'm glad that I enjoyed it, because buying it was a massive rigamarole.  There was a huge line behind me at the liquor store and the barcode wouldn't scan--it was a brand new offering. The woman at the store had to run to the shelf to look for a price, while the crowd behind me glowered and groaned. It was tense.

Jaipur India Pale Ale was quite intriguing. I'm looking forward to buying more soon.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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