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

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 393
Gots: 123 | FT: 14
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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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thampel09

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-14-2013 01:05:39 | More by thampel09
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JCTewks

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-10-2013 02:28:38 | More by JCTewks
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: Very cool and eye-catching label with great colors and font. Label gives ABV and IBU info, a small description of the beer, a bit of info and small description on the brewery, Label states “Taming the Savage Hop”. Really cool cap.

Appearance: An aggressive pour from its 12oz bottle into a 16oz English pint led to a 2½ golden white head of a light airy density atop a clear golden yellow IPA. Head retention was a solid 2min 50sec before fading to a thin coating and ring with OK lacing.

Smell/Aroma: Smells of pineapple, mango, sweet grapefruit,orange, and other tropical fruits along with a citrus hop bite. Also has a slight resin aroma with a nice malt backbone.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is much more piney and resin based than the nose with the tropical fruits dominate on the front end. Mid point has a more citrus hop flavor along with a nice malt presence before turning again to a piney resin hop finish and aftertaste.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: An above average amount of carbonation leads up to a more full medium body. Very smooth and drinkable.

Overall/Comments: White Rajah is an exceptional IPA that can hold its own with most any west coast IPA available today. Very well balanced. Highly recommended!! Classified as an American IPA @ 6.8% ABV. Consumed 6/9/2013.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 00:50:46 | More by thegodfather1076
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chase2634

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-09-2013 14:27:47 | More by chase2634
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bauermj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-09-2013 12:31:14 | More by bauermj
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thehappybelgian

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2013 02:56:03 | More by thehappybelgian
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -7%

06-06-2013 22:13:49 | More by Molson2000
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diehl07

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

06-04-2013 15:44:40 | More by diehl07
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GimmeGumballHead

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 16:36:41 | More by GimmeGumballHead
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kal4478

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 15:33:06 | More by kal4478
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mtrog313

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-02-2013 20:03:02 | More by mtrog313
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White Rajah IPA
12oz bottle into a pint glass
no born on date

Thanks to BMart for sending this want over as an extra!

A: Pours a golden yellow that fades to a paler straw yellow in the part of the glass that narrows. Its bizarre, there is a distinct separation in the color as the glass changes shape. Ive never noticed that in a beer before and Ive used this glass probably 100 times. Lots of carbonation bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the glass throughout the duration of the drink. 1 fingers width of slightly offwhite color head quickly dissipates to a thin film, but that film hangs around for a long time and leaves a fair amount of lacing.

S: Citrus and tropical fruits are the first notes I get. Lots of pineapple and mango, along with some orange and grapefruit. Subtler notes of pine and sweet malts balance it all out. Very nice.

T: Combination of sweet malts, piney bitter, and citrus are the initial flavors I get. The tropical fruit notes are present, but to a less degree than the nose implied, and the piney hop bitterness is certainly stronger. I also get some citrus rind, like orange peel and lemon zest, and the sweet malts notes are more prominent than I anticipated too, theres almost a sugary or syrupy sweetness that balances out the hops very well. Really good palate profile.

M/D: Carbonation definitely on the heavy side of the spectrum, but even with that it remains fairly smooth. Medium body, with very good drinkability.

O: Really good IPA here no doubt. Definitely worth seeking out if you are a lover of the style. Glad I was able to try this. If it were available locally it would most likely be joining my IPA rotation. Thanks again BMart!

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 13:30:06 | More by zac16125
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-02-2013 06:56:46 | More by BigJim5021
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2013 04:49:12 | More by Blueribbon666
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Buckeye982

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-02-2013 03:53:33 | More by Buckeye982
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +16.3%

06-02-2013 01:18:57 | More by carrollmel7
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-01-2013 02:56:57 | More by MinorThreat
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Hanselpb

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-31-2013 20:42:56 | More by Hanselpb
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Dope

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on this one, however the beer store said it arrived 5/17. Given the taste I'd say it's quite fresh.

A: Pours a very clear amber. Big soapy and foamy white head. Head fizzes away pretty quickly, leaving moderate splotches of lacing. Nice retention at least.

S: Whoa, loaded with citrus and tropical fruits. Nice sharp bite. Strong caramel malt sweetens it up. Orange marmalade is prevalent.

T: Pungent and sharp citrus, orange marmalade and tropical fruits. Sharp (there's that word again) bitterness. Strong and tasty caramel in the middle balances it nicely but make no mistake, this one is hoppy. Wave of sharp (how many times can I use this word?) bitterness in the finish with more orange marmalade. Drying and quite bitter in the lingering aftertaste. Lots of citrus throughout.

M: Slick and oily with hop resin. Medium bodied.

O: An excellent IPA. Strong flavored caramel malt for only 6.8%. Great balance but at the same time the hops stand out very strongly and with pungent, crisp and sharp flavors/bitterness. Hard to describe, IPAs are usually well balanced (90min, pliny) or are unbalanced and super hoppy and bitter (hopsickle, ruination). This one is both at the same time. Really enjoyable IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 03:39:14 | More by Dope
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CanMan79

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-29-2013 05:17:57 | More by CanMan79
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Orlando

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-28-2013 01:01:27 | More by Orlando
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-27-2013 16:52:54 | More by heysuz
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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HopBrain

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,363 ratings.