White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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Reviews by beesy:
4.58/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.
A - pours a fairly clear light orange color with a 1.5 finger slightly off white head that vanishes fairly quickly leaving a small foam film with some CO2 pockets visualized.
S - lots of hops; citrusy and tons of tropical fruit
T - very hop forward IPA with a firm, somewhat rough, bitterness paired with some citrus and tons of tropical notes throughout. A nice bitterness lingers on the palate - for a long time. Contrary to them listing this as a smooth bitterness, I feel it's slightly harsh like a Columbus bitterness - which I really enjoy in an ipa.
M - just a touch of slickness, but fairly light indicating a nice dry IPA
D - Somewhat high. The 7% ABV is well hidden by being fairly crisp, which equates to being super easy to drink.
Overall, a very nice IPA. It seems a lot of breweries are playing with the tropical hops like citra and galaxy and pairing them with amarillo, cascade and other citrus hops. Ithe aroma is fantastic and reminds me a lot of Zombie Dust because of all the Citra hops. I had this side by side with a bottle of 01/03/12 bottled PtE and the aroma in this far exceeds that of PtE, which I was surprised with.
Serving type: bottle
01-17-2012 04:32:44 | More by beesy
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4.13/5 rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Chilled, poured into IPA glass.
I can find no bottled date on the bottle, but the person I got this from assures me it is less than a month old.
Appearance is a pretty cloudy, not clear. Nice head and lacing, I can clearly track my gulps.
The Smell is beautiful. Before I drank I took several deep whiffs. Wonderful hop aroma.
Taste is really good; the bitterness is a bit more intense than the sweetness, I pick up the bitterness on the finish especially. A lot of citrus notes, resiny, some pine. Very drinkable for sure.
Overall, an outstanding beer that I would seek out again. A light, decently balanced, citrus dominant IPA that would be enjoyable to hop-lovers and balance lovers a like.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 20:34:45 | More by communionofthesaints
4.41/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
First tried White Rajah in a bottle a while ago and was left disappointed; had it on draft last night at J Alexanders and was blown away! Chalk it up as another IPA (Two Hearted and Columbus are others) that needs to be extremely fresh to enjoy. I will make sure to visit Brew Kettle in Cleveland alongside Great Lakes and Fat Heads. With those 3 breweries so close to each other, now I know why LeBron returned!
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 14:45:34 | More by Swettenham_Shire
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,374 ratings.