White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

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Ratings: 1,939
Reviews: 368
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 456
Gots: 289 | FT: 24
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The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jampics2 on 10-18-2010

A West Coast style IPA full of citrus-like and tropical fruit like hop flavor and aroma with an assertive yet smooth bitter finish....malt, take a back seat please
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Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had an older bottle - very malty.

Photo of MarkSansone
4.61/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A really great beer. Loved it. Big citrus taste.

Photo of Lysaghtjeremy
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How can it get any better than this?

Photo of Dan_Stormborn
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, this is a perfect IPA. The citrusy aroma and flavor are incredible. It's not what I would call a "balanced beer" and that's exactly what I want in an IPA! If I want a malty beer, I'll drink a stout or scotch ale. Don't get me wrong, the malt is there, but it's juuuust there enough. The hops are the star here.
If I have to dock it on one thing, it's the label. Silly I know, but the label sucks. If I didn't know this beer was great already, I'd be thrown off by the UK and US flag combo, thinking that it meant a blend of US and UK hops, which thankfully isn't the case! All west coast style IPA, all the way! Love the CITRA!

Photo of gcasher
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is golden hay.
The head was a couple of fingers and white with a modest pour.
The aroma was citrus all the way.
This IPA is fantastic and delicious.
The mouthfeel was heavy and oily, like Ballantine IPA, but I like that.
Overall, this is a very satisfying IPA.

Photo of Junkforadam
4.14/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great citrus smell. Quite bitter flavor, good carbonation, not very malty. Piney aftertaste that lingers.

Photo of car2052
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle to pint glass.

A: Very clear deep golden with a small white head.
S: I get a lot of tropical fruits- pineapple, mango. Orange, and wild berry as well. Hint of pine. Funky ammonia smell from simcoe.
T: Big hop bite on the front of the tongue. Lot of pine. Some candy grapefruit taste. A bit of some sweet tropical fruits as well. Dies down quickly to some sweet light malt.
M: Medium.
O: Pretty good. It gets better as it warms.

Photo of JNbeerded
3.11/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

............................................................. uhhh .................. no................. not.................good.......like..............at.........all.....

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's pretty good but not on the same level as the Vermont guys.

Photo of Rutager
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Long time want from buschbeer, cheers man!

Pours a hazy honey-gold with a half finger of white head that fades quick. Nice nose of ripe citrus fruits with some light tropical fruits and a bit of cedar. Nice sweet(ish) pale malts with some pineapple and tropical fruits plus a splash of citrus juice cocktail. Medium+ body, medium-low fine and smooth carbonation. Great stuff

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very Good IPA, I'd have it again.

Photo of KSOZE
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPAs. Tropical fruits and citrus fans should seek this brew out.

Photo of Extol
4.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Candied fruits and slight bitterness that dissipates quickly. Bomb diggity.

Photo of almostjay
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5's across the board for me. This beer is PERFECT for my taste buds. Assertive bitterness gives way to mild fruity sweetness at the finish, which is exactly what I want from an IPA.

Just awesome.

Photo of Cincy_Beer_Fan
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome! Great taste, but the head disappeared.

Photo of madelfonatree
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look - Bright golden honey. Head is thin and white. The lacing is more apparent and sticks around.

Smell - Grass. Tropical. Dank. Floral.

Taste - Vanilla. Bitterness is largely in the end.

Feel - Oily. Faint carbonation.

Overall - I like it. Good mix of bitter and citrus.

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.21/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

After reading prior reviews, I'm concerned I drink a bum bottle. Regrettably, my second helping confirmed my disappointment. Looks and smells great, but the taste was overweighted citrus, and flat. Very flat. Willing to try another from this brewer, but not crazy about my first choice.

Photo of tjwarren
4.97/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. Just wow. Bravo TBK Bravo.

Photo of DVoors
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had never heard of this beer or brewery before. Completely caught off guard by how amazing this beer was. One of the best IPA's I've had.

Photo of NittanyShawn
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great citrus hop flavor. Drinks smooth. No long-lingering aftertaste. A great IPA.

Photo of BergBeer
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: A transparent burnt straw with a minimal white head.

Smell: Big juicy citrus delicately mingled with a earthy grass. Bright peach, lychee, tangerine, pine needles, and a touch of fresh cut grass. Malt is very faint in the back. Smells fantastic.

Taste: Deep fresh citrus waves over the tongue as a slightly bitter pine dances on the palate with more bright citrus brings in just of hint of malt with a touch on honey and lychee. Brilliant.

Mouthfeel: The citrus is deep and sticky on the tongue but the brew itself is crisp and clean. The hop body lingers on the finish.

Overall: An absolutely killer IPA. My favorite since Swamis and beats most by a long shot. So well crafted with the deep pungent citrus and the crisp clean body. A brilliant IPA with no room to hide any errors of which it has none to hide. Seriously hunt this beauty down

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Wow this might be the best IPA i've had smells so good and taste so good so smooth

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear golden in color with no head whatsoever. Smells very hoppy, as it should. A piney, resiny, punch-you-in-the-nose hop aroma.

Again in the taste I find piney, resiny, punch-you-in-the-mouth hops, only this time with some citrusy notes (grapefruit), and an herbal taste. Very nicely carbonated.

This beer is ALL HOPS, ALL THE TIME... and nothing more.

Photo of rlee1390
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An explosion of citrusy goodness. Great balance, nice bitterness. A really good IPA.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure what else to say other than this was the first experience this Californian has had with Ohio.

I was sent Hop JuJu, Head Hunter, Chillwave, and The White Rajah.

Rajah = Grapefruit, White Grapes, Tropical Fruit, & a nice and solid pine component that had a perfect blend of malt that kept this Hop Forward.

The best beer in the bunch. I've said it, & I'll say it again. Ohio impressed me more than Vermont. I'm assuming this beer was 2 months in the bottle. If uber fresh, my score would have been higher and near a perfect 5. I'll re-review when that happens.

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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