White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
06-15-2013 19:41:24 | More by Holland
4.13/5 rDev -4%
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Clear dark yellow color. Just one finger of creamy white head. Retention is average and a small ring of lacing is left.
5.0 S: Tremendously strong citrus and floral hoppiness. Grapefruit and pine, mango and papaya, pineapple and orange. Super clean, which is just how I like my IPAs.
4.0 T: Though still quite good, the taste can't match the intensity of the nose. Everything is still there, but just less of it than I was expecting. Pine and grapefruit are the strongest, followed by orange and mango, with the pineapple and papaya underneath it all. Moderate bitterness. Surprisingly, there's a decent malt character in this. I thought that there wouldn't be based on the color. Neutral malt sweetness with just a touch of breadiness.
3.5 M: Medium body. Carbonation level is fine, but the beer weighs a bit heavy on the tongue. I'd prefer a bit more creaminess from this.
4.0 D: Despite it's faults, this is still a really solid IPA.
10-28-2011 23:28:31 | More by DavoleBomb
4.03/5 rDev -6.3%
Thanks to CaptCleveland for the 6-pack! 12oz bottle poured into an imperial nonic.
A - Pours a darker golden yellow/almost orange, white frothy head, thick collar, thin cap, sticky lacing. Nice looking beer.
S - Big dank pine notes, citrus, sweet tropical fruit. The tropical fruit and dank notes are what stands out to me most. Excellent aroma.
T - Very similar to the nose, but not quite as intense. Tropical fruit, citrus, pine, slight dankness. Bitter pine finish. All very enjoyable. Pretty hefty for a 7% beer, if you ask me.
M - Light, good carbonation, oily finish.
O - A very solid IPA and just so easy to drink while being complex. Really enjoyed this one and glad I have the rest of the 6-pack to finish. Def give this one a try.
10-04-2011 00:07:25 | More by Sean9689
4.33/5 rDev +0.7%
A: Slightly hazy orangey amber in color. Forms a moderate sized creamy white head that reduces fairly quickly to a thick ring around the edges and a patchy surface coating. Some light lacing.
S: Aroma isn't all that strong, but what is there is quite intriguing: A juicy blend of orange, citrus, mango, and passionfruit.
T: Taste is quite nice. Starts off with a pale malt backbone. Then turns decidedly hoppy with notes of orange, tropical fruits and passionfruit followed by a light bit of pine. Finishes with a strong resin bitterness that lingers for quite a while.
M: On the lighter side of medium in body, but the strong bitterness on the finish makes this one feel heavier in the mouth. Appropriate carbonation for the style.
O: A very nice IPA showcasing a nice spectrum of hop flavors and aromas. Drinks easily.
04-13-2012 01:15:20 | More by Florida9
4.43/5 rDev +3%
White Rajah pours a copper color. Looks mostly clear. A little light gives it orange highlights. It’s topped with a vanilla colored head that rises to nearly two fingers in depth. It takes quite a while to completely dissipate. Waves of sticky lace cling to the glass as it descends. Looks good.
This smells like my kind of IPA. It kicks off with a very strong citric hop scent. Grapefruit, orange, and light mango are all present and smell delicious. The malts definitely take a back seat here. There’s a hint of caramel sweetness, but it’s quickly lost in waves of hop notes. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but doesn’t smell all that strong. This stuff smells great. I still can’t get over how citrusy it smells.
The flavor is very consistent with the nose. The malt base is a little sweet and sugary. There’s really not much of a caramel flavor at all. I love that. The hops have a flavor that’s simply excellent. It is very citric. Grapefruit, orange, and mango flavors are noted throughout. They definitely have a bitter edge, but it’s not palate wrecking. The focus seems to be more on the hop flavor. Alcohol is mildly noticeable, but isn’t strong. Finishes with a very citrusy, tropical hop flavor. Excellent.
White Rajah has a medium body. The bubbles feel light and restrained. I wouldn’t characterize it as creamy, but it’s smooth. It definitely goes down easy. Given the excellent flavor, a few bottles of this in a sitting isn’t out of the question. It’s that good.
After hearing about White Rajah, my curiosity was definitely piqued. Could it really be that good? Actually…it is. This is one damn tasty IPA. It’s big on hops and short on malts. That’s my ideal formula for a good American IPA. The hop flavor is tremendous! If you’re into citric hops, you’ll probably love this one. There’s really not much here to criticize. It’s extremely solid all-around. Very, very impressive.
10-24-2011 03:41:00 | More by prototypic
4.43/5 rDev +3%
what a pleasant surprise, thanks to crushedvol!
a - opened the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. poured a yellow orange that settled as a deep orange with a classicd foamy frothy white head...about a finger and a half worth. rich and transparent. some visible carbonation.
s - wonderful sweetened citric blast. really nice hops. very good balance with the sweetness. candied caramel malts blend nicely.
t - YUM. exactly the nose, but turn up the sweatiness and toss in a perfect blend of bitterness. really nice citric blast with thick piny hops. the sweetness is tamed back in the flavor by the bitterness. very nice ipa.
m - tingly and medium bodied. nice carbonation...a bit on the heavy side, but it works.
o - overall, another great ipa. i wish i could get this locally...what a treat. really nice balance of everything i like about the style...a really great offering and worth seeking out.
12-17-2011 06:04:36 | More by cosmicevan
4/5 rDev -7%
12oz bottle into Block 15 snifter. Huge thanks to Rizalini for this want.
A: Pours a light golden color with a thick but short lived oily off-white head that faded into a bubbly film leaving sticky patches of lacing down the glass.
S: Huge notes of fresh citrus hop and a touch of bready malt. I get some orange rind, cream and tropical Starburst as well.
T: Follows the nose with flavors of orange-cream popsicles, tropical fruits and a citrus. Citrus fills the finish with a bit of sweet malt and biscuit dough in the aftertaste. Fresh and clean.
M: Medium-full body, greasy and slick mouthfeel with bubbly carbonation. Goes down smooth enough.
O: An easy drinking and super flavorful ipa. Very hoppy and fresh tasting. Thanks again Bryin!
03-04-2012 04:11:46 | More by scottfrie
4.43/5 rDev +3%
A - Pours a super clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lace.
S - Aroma is full of citrus hops, orange zest, and other tropical fruits with some grapefruit and pineapple. Some sweet caramel malt as well in the background.
T - Starts off with some orange and tropical hops with some mild bitterness and a touch of caramel malt in the background. Through the middle, more bitterness comes through with some pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of pine hop. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, orange zest, bitterness, and a bit of sweet malt.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry bitter finish that lingers.
D - Very drinkable. Very nice west coast IPA with an excellent hop profile from start to end.
03-12-2012 00:11:18 | More by ngeunit1
4.38/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
05-31-2013 03:39:14 | More by Dope
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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