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

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Ratings: 1,372
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 392
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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schwemjw

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: a light orange with a nice amount of carbonation coming up from the bottom and a pure white two finger head.

S: Tropical hop bomb! tangerine, orange, pineapple balanced nicely with a candy caramel malt and just a touch of pine.

T: Zesty orange and citrus up front. Some grapefruit balanced out by some spicy earthy hop. Sweet malt in the middle, but nothing that stands out then BAM! Piney Herbal HOPS! fantastic finish on this beer that lingers on and on!

M: Mouthfeel borders on the lighter side with a good amount of carbonation. And like i said, a dry lingering finish!

O: This is awesome stuff! For me its readily available and inexpensive. I could drink it forever because the drinkability is so high! It is also bursting with flavor and has this awesome bitter dry finish. /94

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 19:24:25 | More by schwemjw
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mhaugo

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-18-2013 00:29:27 | More by mhaugo
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beerinNV

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-17-2013 22:15:40 | More by beerinNV
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scotv

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-17-2013 21:02:37 | More by scotv
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indybearsfan

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-17-2013 02:32:21 | More by indybearsfan
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2013 02:49:11 | More by kbuzz
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light orange color with a finger and a half of white head, very clear.

Smell is very citrus and tropical like, orange, grapefruit, pine, pinapple

Taste is bright citrus, lemon and orange, malt take a back seat is a correct slogan for this beer, piney bitterness, light malt comes through towards the end. almost a light spicyness to it in the end. Really tasty stuff!

Medium light feel, with adequate carbonation, finishes a slightly dry

nice stuff, would grab it a lot if it was available to me.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:17:42 | More by nickapalooza86
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Holland

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to blacknyellow20 for sending this as an extra!

A: cloudy golden color with decent carbonation, a layer of thin foam covering half of the top of the beer.

S: smell is dominated by citrus fruit, especially oranges. I also get a bit of sweet malt.

T: great balance with slight bitterness, good hop flavor of citrus and earth, and smooth finish with a malty and bitter back end.

M: medium carbonation, definitely better when it's warmer than it is right out of the fridge. Initially it's a bit heavy, but feels lighter and crisper as it gets closer to room temperature.

O: great beer, and something to seek out if you haven't had it. Reminds me of a mini-hopslam.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 19:41:24 | More by Holland
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From FalconA. Thanks!

A: Pours a light almost clear copper with an almost complete absence of head. Plenty of bubbles rising throughout the body.

N: Sweet juicy hops. Tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Biscuit and some caramel. Lots of citrus with a touch of dirt and leaves. I get some flowery elements, maybe some lavender.

T: Expressively bitter. There is a lot of pine and hoppiness. Very sharp, more so than I normally prefer. As I get to used to it, the residual sweetness shows up in the very back of the tongue.

M: Very, very dry and moderately resinous. Medium bodied and alcohol is barely noticeable.

O: A very solid IPA and one that I appreciate the chance to try. Blends together the citrus and the pine without overpowering the senses. not to say it's a pushover, either. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 04:20:09 | More by writerLJBerg
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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
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,372 ratings.