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

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Ratings: 1,762
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 402
Gots: 227 | FT: 20
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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:
Beer added by: jampics2 on 10-18-2010

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
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4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Brew Kettle White Rajah

Taming the savage hop

Poured into pint glass

A: A golden glow

S: Tropical fruit, caramel and, and summer day ?

T: Good balance of sweet citrus and hop bitterness

M: Sticky

O: Solid west coast style ipa from the Buckeye State !

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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

Appearance - Golden in color with a modest white head.

Smell - A mild citrusy aroma was present with an certain Earthiness to back it up.

Taste - At the front, I noted citrus rind, lemon, grass, grapefruit, and grassy resin. For an IPA, this is quite busy and far from one-dimensional. The hops seem to mellow in the aftertaste with mild resiny after.

Mouthfeel - I would suggest this to be a pretty typical IPA in terms of mouthfeel with modest carbonation brushing away the citrus and allowing the resin to linger.

Overall - This is certainly a better than average IPA, particularly for those seeking something more than a hop-bomb.

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant copper with a silky, frothy cream head that lingers.

Grapefruit, pineapple, and pine form the initial aroma, with resin and earthy hops adding complexity. There's a hint of onion accompanying toasted, bready malt.

Hops dominate the flavor profile, with tropical fruit quickly brewing overwhelmed by resin and onion, leading to a lingering, lightly bitter finish. Pineapple and grapefruit pith provide contrast to earthy hops.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch on the high side, accentuating the fruity hop character. Alcohol warmth is fairly subtle, but noticeable.

Excellent range of flavoring hops, with just enough bitterness to keep me wanting to drink more.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

No bottling date poured into a pint glass.

A- light amber with very slight amount of haze, medium white head that dissipates to a thin film.

S- pine, fresh peach, tangerine, some papaya and pineapple, very nice. Light malt on the end. Seem to be getting a slight alcohol smell that I was expecting from a 6.8% beer.

T- Mostly pine, floral and malt. The fruit flavors of grapefruit and a nice tropical sweetness of pineapple and papaya. Labeled as 70 IBUs but seems higher than that to me.

M- Nice medium-light, very easy drinking.

O- A really nice IPA but I wish the flavor and aroma were more in sync. Still a great mid-west, west coast style IPA.

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4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my goal beers on my Ohio buying trip, can't wait to try it. The pour is a pale reddish copper color with a slightly off white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The aroma is super hoppy, tons of notes of citrus and tropical fruit; as well as pine and grass. This is definitely a hop forward west coast style ipa. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and resinously coating on the palate. The flavor is all hops, I'm not sure there are any malts in this ale at all. There's a ton of pine, citrus, and mango flavors in this beer. It is quite the tongue tingler. It is a one note wonder but that note is done damn well. This rivals the best west coast ipas from brewers like Stone, Lagunitas, and Green Flash.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle received in trade with iguenard - thanks!

Appearance - Clear amber/gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, apricots, grapefruits, oranges

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste oranges, grapefruits, and hops. There is also some apricot and a bit of a graininess.

Overall - Lots of hops for sure but it needs a touch more sweetness. It smells incredible though. A very good west coast style IPA, a little like Bells Two Hearted but with more oomph.

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,762 ratings.