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

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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 391
Gots: 158 | FT: 18
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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:
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

(Beer added by: jampics2 on 10-18-2010)
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -8.6%

From notes. 12oz bottle poured into a Riedel beer glass. Didn't see the date but the person who brought these to the tasting said they had just arrived on the shelves.

Appearance: Mostly clear amber colored beer (a hint towards the golden range of the spectrum, but still some orange present) with just a hint of haze. Very impressive thick white head with lots of lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, some papaya, and a hint of pine. Quite hoppy - not detecting much underneath all those aromatic hops.

Taste: Everything one would expect from an AIPA. Hop flavor up front, with pine and citrus, a solid malt middle, and then quickly going into a hoppy bitter finish. The bitter finish does not linger long on the palate though. Bitterness was grapefruit citrus.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation and thickness. Not as much hop oils sticking to the teeth as I would have expected.

Overall: It could be that by this point in the tasting my palate is getting tired even with good swigs of water in between beers, but this one I view as nicely balanced and drinkable, but not really "wow" outstanding in taste and flavor. Still, enjoyable and well done, just not as high as many others have rated to my taste buds and nose.

01-19-2013 13:37:30 | More by damndirtyape
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +3%

Huge thanks to beerhan for this doozy!

Pours a white fizzy almost soapy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace with some sticky soapy lacing, over mostly clear tan peach orange-yellow colored beer.

Nose brings super fresh hops, tons of citrus with hint of orange peel, lots of tropical fruit with pineapple, grapefruit, slight hint of resin, tangerine, and a slight sweet malty backbone and slightest tickle of booze.

Taste comes with fresh tropical fruit hops, tangerine, grapefruit, nectarine, bit of pineapple, some musty resins and slight oily, light citrus and orange peel. It also has a nice sweet malty backbone, and just a touch of booze. Fairly big beer, nice malty balance with the big fresh citrus and tropical fruit hops. Finish is fairly bitter but it never gets too bitter, with a slight sweet finish, long bitter finish.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, great nose, nice fresh hops, fairly bitter maybe just the right about of bitterness and doesn't get too heavy, nice malty balance that isn't too sweet either. Great hop flavors and aromas.

10-02-2011 00:38:43 | More by jlindros
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

Juicy citrus character, supple caramel sweetness, and dry hop bitterness carry this beer from the initial aroma until the long-linger of crisp citrusy bitterness in aftertaste. This beer astounds at every corner.

Pouring a surprisingly clear gold color, the beer is void of any hopped haze. It is capped with a fluffy white head that's somewhat reluctant to rise, retain, or lace. But a constant swirl reveals just enough foam character to adorn the glass with spider-webbing lace.

Vibrant and fiery character of citrus oils, pith, and zest- the aromas are bright with not only citrus, but also of tropical pineapple, mangoes, and apricots but in the ripest and most pulp-like way. Informed by the mild backbone of caramel, the malt gives just enough energy to the hoppy fruit character to make them seem juicy and ripe. Very clean, the beer evokes nearly giddy emotion heading into the taste.

The juicy hop character doesn't just carry over from aroma, but they intensify as the beer leaps onto the taste buds with an oily taste of orange zest, ruby red grapefruit pulp, and ripe mangoes and apricots. Again, the underpinning of caramel malt allows the fruit flavored hops to seem dripping with candy and honey. As the malt fades, the simultaneous transition to hop fruitiness to turn resiny in bitterness for a clean, crisp, and sharp bitterness of citrus pith.

Medium bodied, only the supple caramel sweetness and creamy carbonation keeps it from absolute dryness from start to finish. But as the malt proves to be fast in fleeting, the carbonation dissipates to a creamy dryness in only the way that IPAs can. Accented by the sappy dryness of hops and the moderate warmth of alcohol, the beer is decisive with its crispness and cleanliness in the end.

Obvious and direct in its lopsided balance that strongly favors the hops, the beer avoids the furniture polish-like alcohols, grassy harshness, and out-of-scale sweetness or body that cause even minor inconsistencies found in even well made IPAs. Goes to show that this is not a well made IPA; it's an instant classic!

06-07-2012 03:55:19 | More by BEERchitect
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%

Thanks to Sean for sharing this at Zwanze Day 2011. Served in a Cantillon glass, before it was unexpectedly poured out by an over-zealous employee. Thankfully I was able to get a refill.

A - A finger-plus of white foam settles to a thin cap and thicker collar, leaving behind minimal lacework. Transparent golden body. Nice-looking brew.

S - Orange creamsicle, tropical fruits, a bit of tangerine zest, and sugar cookie malts. Very enjoyable and potent aroma.

T - Taste is a little more understated, with the sugary malt obscuring the various fruity hop flavors a bit - instead of a rich cornucopia of flavors it's more smoothed out. There's still some citrus rind as well as mild bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, juicy texture, and a dry finish. Alcohol is well-hidden. This is pretty much how I like my IPAs.

D - A solid, enjoyable IPA. The taste doesn't quite live up to the promise of the aroma, but I'd gladly have this one again - hopefully a six-packs finds it way to me in the near future.

09-19-2011 01:53:50 | More by MasterSki
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-08-2014 01:13:52 | More by tectactoe
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-11-2013 02:16:14 | More by OhioBobcat
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-13-2014 13:04:31 | More by Schlais
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delaced21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-05-2014 15:22:27 | More by delaced21
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SkiBum22

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2013 16:29:08 | More by SkiBum22
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-24-2014 04:09:52 | More by RebeccaMB
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

4/5  rDev -7%

02-06-2014 07:36:53 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Ben7773

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

02-12-2014 04:01:45 | More by Ben7773
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Sam_Gladieux

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-29-2014 12:37:42 | More by Sam_Gladieux
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-14-2013 02:00:55 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -7%

05-23-2013 02:21:02 | More by Callmecoon
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77apm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

03-16-2014 05:52:44 | More by 77apm
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cincysig

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-24-2013 13:58:07 | More by cincysig
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Snikwad1020

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-07-2013 20:44:51 | More by Snikwad1020
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BillKuhnel

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-23-2014 17:23:41 | More by BillKuhnel
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2013 17:34:21 | More by Chris_Panos
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kramerboy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-09-2012 03:51:08 | More by kramerboy
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frenchblood21

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +7%

Poured from bottle into Goose Island tulip style pint glass.

Appearance- Beautiful burnt orange color with a half finger of snow white head. Very nice lacing throughout the whole glass.

Smell- Grapefruit and hops explode in your nose. Lemon and lime, along with a piney woodsy aroma.

Taste- Wow is this delicious! You can totally taste the hop bomb, but it is also, at the same time, so incredibly smooth. Grapefruit and hops dominate everything else.

Mouthfeel- Unusually thick for an IPA, but so good. It's like you put a grapefruit, lemon, lime, pine cone, a bunch of hops and fresh cut grass all in your mouth at one time.

Overall- Just a fantastic beer from a brewery that consistanly makes amazing tasting beers. This is their pride and joy, and I can certainly see why.

01-07-2012 02:55:16 | More by frenchblood21
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Skye1024

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-30-2012 01:55:50 | More by Skye1024
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7%

01-05-2012 05:57:12 | More by fo1ksguitar
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Prospero

Colorado

4/5  rDev -7%

03-06-2014 04:33:16 | More by Prospero
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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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