Thornbridge are one of the UK’s most exciting breweries. They’re based in Derbyshire, and the brewery started life in the grounds of Thornbridge Hall in 2005. Things grew, and now their main site is a modern brewery in Bakewell, although the original brewery is still operational for smaller brews and experimental batches.
This, the Jaipur IPA, showcases their expertise. It’s a seriously interesting beer, with plenty of hoppy complexity, but also lovely balance and freshness. It’s wonderfully consistent, too. And widely available (Waitrose stock it, for example).
Thornbridge Jaipur IPA
Very fresh and linear with lovely bright citrus fruitiness, coupled with intense, direct piney happiness, as well as some attractive floral notes. Citrus peel and dried herbs, too. It’s a really zippy, refreshing style of IPA which carries its considerable hop load really well. 8.5/10