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

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Ratings: 1161
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.98%


Brewed by:
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Prohibition Pig snifter glass.

The beer pours a nice copper color, clear with a slight chill haze, a few bubbles rise to the top of the glass. A nice, thick, soapy white head rises out of the beer, 2 fingers high that has nice retention with a lot of soapy lace left behind. The aroma is pleasant, lots of tropical and citrusy hop fruits, a touch of wildflower, hop spice with lots of sweet, caramel malt. It's balanced, but with more malt than I'd prefer, although the hop profile comes across nicely. The flavors are right in line, grapefruit, passionfruit, tangerine, pineapple with wildflower, crisp spice and a very, sweet rich finish, laden with caramel malt. The body is nice, high carbonation than I'd expect, but fairly smooth and juicy, lightly dry, but mostly sweet and rich.

Verdict: Not a bad IPA, but relies too much on the malt bill and lacks a truly diverse hop profile. I appreciate the fruitiness and citrus flavor, but it lacks bitterness, tang and brightness.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 01:28:52 | More by kevanb
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bwarren82

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

04-24-2014 22:22:20 | More by bwarren82
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RebeccaMB

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark orange with a nice off-white head.

S: Aroma is sticky tangelo, light pine, grapefruit, a bit of pineapple.

T: Taste brings rindish orange, grapefruit zest, a bit of caramel, tangerine.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy.

O: A very good, citrusy IPA. If this was available locally I would buy sixes quite often.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 23:49:06 | More by Etan
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blankenhoney

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a goblet

A: Light golden copper; clear; 1-finger head that stuck around for a few minutes and left some light lacing

S: Lots of sweet tropical fruit

T: Very sweet initially, then makes a rough and sudden transition to being very bitter; the aftertaste --or something underneath the initial fruity sweetness -- is moldy, rusty and metallic

M: Texture is fine, but leaves a very unpleasant bitterness on the tongue

O: This one just doesn't do it for me. Something about the sweetness and bitterness is out of whack, at least the way I taste it. And the aftertaste makes me shudder. I'm obviously in the minority on this one, but I've had the same negative reaction each time I've tried White Rajah.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 23:42:58 | More by blankenhoney
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-23-2014 04:26:26 | More by yancot
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CSO

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-23-2014 03:03:10 | More by CSO
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Busker

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-23-2014 01:39:01 | More by Busker
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loganburgh

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-22-2014 01:29:51 | More by loganburgh
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seakayak

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16%

04-21-2014 19:05:46 | More by seakayak
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-21-2014 14:21:48 | More by DC_Brah
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Beestin

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-20-2014 19:55:06 | More by Beestin
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-20-2014 14:12:19 | More by Zonian1
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mabermud

Washington

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I started drinking this beer after I opened a Dirtwolf. This is a much more superior beer.

A - Descent, normal appearance. Golden, light orange hues.
S - Smells sweet with hints of orange and pine.
T - The taste is desirable and subdued.
M - Outstanding mouthfeel. The beer expands inside my mouth. It feels good in there. Great.
O - This is a great all around beer. It is worthy.

I would definitely buy this if it was available in my area. I could easily see myself drinking several of these in one sitting. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:47:57 | More by mabermud
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kniles38

New York

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-18-2014 03:30:32 | More by kniles38
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Kramerwtmf

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-17-2014 04:49:07 | More by Kramerwtmf
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ThaHealer

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

04-16-2014 01:20:45 | More by ThaHealer
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%

04-15-2014 05:08:46 | More by gmendez1122
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 12 fl. ozs bottle acquired in a trade with mps
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, medium amber color. Shockingly transparent. The liquid was topped by a creamy, three-finger tall, bone white, sea foam crown. Thick, drippy rings of lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was really interesting. Floral hops dominated. Strong honey-like notes. Hints of lavender were noticeable. Sweet, perfumey and fragrant. Candied citrus peel cames through as the beer warmed. Some apricot notes appeared as well. There was a subtle, biscuity malt presence. Overall, very unique.

Although a bit more straightforward, the flavor profile was also excellent. Quite hoppy. The hops were well matched by a biscuit and caramel malt backbone that privided just enough sweetness. Loads of candied orange peel and juicy tangerine notes. Quite peachy. Mango was also detectible. Grapefruit came through on the back end and carried into the moderately dry and bitter finish. Hints of pine were noticeable as well.

The mouthfeel was medium-full bodied. Creamy, smooth and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a super fine, moderate effervescence. Pillowy soft and near perfect for the style.

White Rajah is an amazingly flavorful yet extraordinarily well balanced double IPA. I really wish that I had easier access to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 02:51:12 | More by Damian
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GreesyFizeek

New York

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

Bottle purchased at Kafe Kerouac in Columbus, OH and drank there.

Pours a clear dark yellow/gold, with a one inch head, and great lacing down the glass.

Smells like citrus zest- some orange, peach, and grapefruit, with some underlying pine.

The taste is incredible. Quite bitter, but pleasantly so. Very fruity hops- orange, apricot, peach, grapefruit, that taste like they are covered in honey and caramel, due to the very light malt backbone. Some dank, earthy pine flavors as well. Finishes long and bitter and dry. No alcohol present.

Medium bodied, starts a little sweet, but not much, then finishes very dry. Crisp mouthfeel, good carbonation.

A classic IPA, one of the best.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 12:18:58 | More by GreesyFizeek
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pagesofphotographs

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

04-13-2014 14:13:48 | More by pagesofphotographs
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a six pack of this for a beer tasting party.

Pop the top and pour a golden clear beer. Lots of citrus aroma and decent head retention. Nice lacing and medium mouthfeel. Bitterness creeps up on you and finishes with just a hint of sweetness. Tasty all around.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 15:19:34 | More by Danielcase
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ttylicki

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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