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Thornbridge Jaipur Indian Pale Ale, 4 x 330ml

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Not overpowering with fruit flavours some but well balanced and smooth maybe zesty lemongrass flavor and pine with a low to medium bitterness level. There were already signs of a brewing renaissance afoot, thanks to the introduction of Small Brewers Relief, and it wasn’t like the hall didn’t have the space. NMB was set up after seeing a gap in the market for a national supplier of rental drinks dispensers. This allowed Thornbridge Brewery to meet with demand they were experiencing and continue to develop and expand their range of beers.

The early efforts were illustrative of the trend up to that point of British “craft” breweries that may have been new and small, but still made traditional styles.Approx 16-18cm long and 1 cm diameter – straight or slightly curved – dappled with fat and specs of pepper. Brewing Equipment: Many all grain brewers already have a kettle and suitable gas stove for boiling the wort. It may not have been the first beer to find a way to bridge the two traditions, but it was by far the most prominent and influential.

A laid back metallic bitterness takes over by stealth after a floral interlude and then gradually fades out. Alongside this, you can find DDH Jaipur, which uses the same recipe as Jaipur, but is double dry hopped creating an even punchier tropical fruit character. Jaipur is a beer I have loved from the first time I tried it back in 2006, entranced by its vibrant and colourful tropical fruitiness on both the nose and palate, and it's dry, crisp biscuitiness before the bitter, dry and fruity finish. Jim Harrison had hosted a few summer parties since he bought the crumbling Thornbridge Hall in Derbyshire, England in 2002, but this was the first at which he was serving his own beer. For the next five years, Jaipur and Punk IPA were the standards against which all American IPAs brewed in the U.K.’s most-awarded beer; that it would introduce generations to new flavors, and shift perceptions around cask. Indeed, champions founded the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) in 1971 to defend this antique draft system. It was the 15th Anniversary of their flagship beer, Jaipur, a couple of days ago so it felt appropriate to give this multi-award winning IPA a try!

They became so hidebound in their definition that when craft beer arrived, often in the form of American-style kegged beer, they reacted as if it were Watney’s Red Barrel 2. When he arrived, the team had just done a tour for a group of CAMRA members, and all the beers were lined up to taste.On the one hand, it’s the closest in feel we’ve got to something you’d find in the City of London or Westminster. The hops used are the American varieties Chinook, Centennial, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Columbus and Cascade, which give it that energetic and zesty fruitiness and despite its 5. Word quickly spread of a beer as drinkable as any other, yet so potent it could level even the hardiest drinker. It’s not just an adjective for how good it is—it’s won more British brewing medals than any beer since its conception—but because even as it has grown into a national brand, it has always been an outlier.

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