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