White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.31/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Huge thanks to my friend Jay for the growler! Poured into a NB goblet.
A: Pours a golden amber color with good clarity and evident carbonation. The head starts off at one fingers of an eggshell color, and fades to a thin collar after a short time. Spotty patches of lacing are left on the glass.
S: Welp, it's kind of what I expected - a visceral assault of Citra hops. Melon, mango, and papaya are all quite evident on the aroma, alongside some cattiness, pine, and even some sourdough bread. Malts are lightly evident, not intruding too much on the hop profile.
T: It starts off very juicy with plenty of tropical fruits like mango and papaya, along side some peach and apricot. A healthy surge of pine bitterness injects itself into the midtaste and finish. Allowing it to warm up will introduce a touch of sugar cookie from the malt backbone. Simplistic, but with superb hoppiness.
M: Very crisp and clean, which I love in my IPAs. The finish isn't bone dry, though, which means bitterness isn't reined in like it should be. This is my ONLY complaint about this brew, and it's not nearly enough to take off points here. Carbonation is about right, giving it spectacular drinkability.
O: In the right mood, I could drink this all damn day - I know for a fact this growler will get killed quickly. With a bit less bitterness, I might have considered throwing out a few 5's here and there; as it stands, still one of the better single IPAs I've ever had.
Serving type: growler
06-25-2013 00:11:57 | More by ThisWangsChung
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4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a pint glass, this is a slightly hazy orange-amber beer that develops a large inch-thick head of airy foam--it features excellent head retention, still large after a minute. The nose offers a big bouquet of citrusy hoppiness, readily scentable even while the beer is on the table. Really delicious flavor, too, with gobs of citrusy hop flavor, while the bitterness is not really all that high: emphasis is on taste. The malt adds some sweetness but not any real malty flavor. Finish leaves a lingering hop taste. Body is light despite the 6+% strength.
This was a real surprise. The other beers I've had from Brew Kettle this week have been fairly ordinary. This is a great IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 17:47:51 | More by allengarvin
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours orange amber with gold highlights, slight haze. Serene, glowing and golden. Creamy head of off white foam that leaves lace. Hop bomb nose. With a citrus and with fruitiness, a good floral perfume. The nose is like a fountain of hops that is shooting into the air spectacularly. A bit of honey sweetness on the nose. Grapefruit, citrus orange and mango. It surprised me with a bit of light sweet caramel on the palate first and then that bushel of fruit. A dry cracker malt and fruit that was both sweet and tart. Lovely light mouthfeel that stayed west coast style light even though there was some malt flavor on the palate. This one drinks juicy and then there's a bitter. A staunch firm and lasting bitter that reminds you as it lingers of all that sweet and delectable fruit.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 17:45:51 | More by utopiajane
4.48/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle (no date) poured into my HF stemmed tulip...
A - Light orange in color with a nice frothy head. Very stick lace all over the glass and good retention throughout
S - Strong citrus aroma.... Oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, grassy
T - Huge hop bomb! More of the same citrus in the flavor, the slightest of malt in the backbone and some bready notes
M - Real light body, thin mouthfeel, hard hop bite on the finish
Overall, really reminds me of a Stone IPA. Real dank and citrusy. This is excellent and glad I got a chance to try it.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 02:39:38 | More by rjp217
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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