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

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Ratings: 1,501
Reviews: 304
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 392
Gots: 156 | FT: 18
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:
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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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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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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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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4/5  rDev -7%

08-26-2014 21:19:35 | More by Shropsla
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-26-2014 15:22:25 | More by RuebenRox
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New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-26-2014 05:39:56 | More by RudyMcCrafferty45
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4/5  rDev -7%

08-26-2014 02:34:54 | More by blindpiggie
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-26-2014 00:31:32 | More by Steve212
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-24-2014 23:22:11 | More by Druid_51
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4.92/5  rDev +14.4%

08-24-2014 02:52:37 | More by bufleraj
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4.55/5  rDev +5.8%

08-24-2014 02:33:41 | More by AlienSwineFlu
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4/5  rDev -7%

08-24-2014 02:15:41 | More by pwoody11
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-23-2014 18:20:00 | More by l0rddavis
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7%

08-23-2014 17:27:33 | More by Bradaplast
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4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

08-23-2014 02:26:55 | More by ndizzle52
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New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -6%

Sweet maltiness with a strong undercurrent of mandarin orange. Very nice!

08-22-2014 22:53:52 | More by tkdchampxi
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-22-2014 22:18:27 | More by Rifugium
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-22-2014 08:01:45 | More by Big_Dave
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3.12/5  rDev -27.4%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-21-2014 03:34:14 | More by jordanimal
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance: Golden amber. Decent froth at first, but leaves a minimal lace for head.
Smell: Piney and citrusy.
Taste: Same as smell.

This is beyond excellent. It has a great bitter and dry finish. The citrus, grapefruit, and pine are so good. I would definitely get this again.

08-20-2014 03:16:30 | More by TeamMathis
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev -7%

08-19-2014 22:02:58 | More by tsp247
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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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