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

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1,501 Ratings
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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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Ratings: 1,501 | Reviews: 304 | Display Reviews Only:
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Big_V

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%

09-03-2013 15:21:47 | More by Big_V
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-31-2013 19:21:11 | More by oglmcdgl
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Farewell_Transmission

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

A. Amazing color with a nice head and amazing lacing.

S. This has s amazing no weird off putting smell like some ipa. Maybe the hoppest ipa I have smelled.

T. The taste leaves something to be desired. Really strong hop flavor that lacks balance.

M. Nice and light.

O. Would drink again, this bottle was a bit older. No date on bottle.

08-30-2013 22:32:21 | More by Farewell_Transmission
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JimGlonke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-30-2013 01:39:52 | More by JimGlonke
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justwork

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-29-2013 07:12:25 | More by justwork
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soonerchamps

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-28-2013 20:09:09 | More by soonerchamps
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riemster

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-27-2013 22:23:19 | More by riemster
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

A: Straw in color with an orange hue. Pours to a big white sudzy head that takes its time to settle. There is a lots amount of lacing and the final collar is thick and creamy.

S: Bam...Hops!! A big, sweet, citrusy nose featuring juicy oranges and tangerines. There is a bit of malt in the back and maybe a touch of pine.

T: A full on assault of hops! There are the citrus notes from the nose at the start, sweet and juicy, but the bittering hops transition in quickly and the flavor goes dry and spicy quite quickly. The finish is long, dry and BITTER! It may not be a face melting ruination of one's palate, but it is hops and only hops. There is a malt backbone to the beer, but it takes a definite back seat which ultimately delivers a beer out of balance, albeit purposefully.

M: Medium body and carbonation; smooth and round.

O: An excellent IPA, but definitely out of balance in favor of full-on hops; this is obviously the brewer's intent. This is definitely an ode to hops.

08-27-2013 01:24:18 | More by mtomlins
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.2%

08-26-2013 19:31:58 | More by dfhhead25
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HighLowJack

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-26-2013 01:28:55 | More by HighLowJack
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ridglens

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-25-2013 00:14:43 | More by ridglens
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-24-2013 01:44:47 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Thishops4u

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-23-2013 14:22:13 | More by Thishops4u
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beerhast

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-23-2013 03:34:45 | More by beerhast
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-22-2013 03:30:44 | More by teamwiggum
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2013 14:46:42 | More by NumberNone
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Drs3

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-19-2013 04:00:48 | More by Drs3
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Nanners

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

If you drink the RAJAH long enough you will notice some variation from six to six. I find that a lot with well crafted high quality beers. I won't bother you with the outstanding color and taste of this beer. I'm sure you have heard about it at this point. It is a little thin on the tongue, but to be expected with a beer that tells malt to take a hike. It is very easy drinking. The real treat with this beer is in the nose. The smell that I just want to BATH in. If I drink enough of this stuff the wife gets turned on from the smell. It's insane. Total ripe grapefruit and citrus. It plants your feet in the ground and sends your head into the clouds. This is world class midwest IPA the way it should be done. It kills cascade hops. Don't get me wrong, I lived in Portland through the nineties and still need a cascade style to break the routine, but you won't find a cascade that touches a upper mid atlantic brewed IPA. This is the beer that is changing what beer is. Crack it and stick your nose in it first thing. It gets better when it gets a little warmer. Unfortunately it does have a tendency to vary some what from batch to batch. I find that the first bottles in a batch don't have that over powering intoxicating smell. It's best to get a later bottle fresh off the line. Any way you get it, other beers are always trying to imitate. REAL AMERICAN BEER.

08-18-2013 18:00:09 | More by Nanners
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-17-2013 22:24:24 | More by hopkrid
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james582

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-17-2013 21:32:35 | More by james582
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-17-2013 02:13:56 | More by ahermsen
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APB

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-16-2013 05:15:29 | More by APB
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2013 00:55:55 | More by hilgart1
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valdieu2

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-15-2013 21:53:40 | More by valdieu2
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-15-2013 00:07:15 | More by OUJayhawk1799
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.