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

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Ratings: 1,428
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 391
Gots: 133 | 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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dtx00

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-07-2012 03:08:49 | More by dtx00
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

08-10-2013 15:08:30 | More by greg4579
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle into a nonic.
*Bottle lists ABV @ 6.8% (currently listed @ 7% here)

A- Light amber/golden and clear. ~2 fingers of white head, which fades slowly to a thin cap. Nice lacing.

S- Juicy mango/citrus/pineapple/pine hops...tropical fruit sweetness....

T- Mango/pineapple sweetness along with resinous piny bitterness. Delicious.

M- Moderate to slightly high carbonation with a medium feel.

O- Outstanding. What's not to like? I wanna' give out all 5's, but I'm being absurdly optimistic (i.e.- obscenely greedy) and holding out hope there's actually a better IPA out there somewhere....

Future outlook: This is one of (the?) best "single" IPA's I've ever had. Bravo. And as a bonus, a "local" brew....very glad to have grabbed a few sixers of this and not just a single...I see many more of these in my future.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 03:19:06 | More by DoctorDog
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

04-26-2014 13:32:03 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7%

05-09-2014 01:44:56 | More by Denzo
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jminch

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

02-03-2012 00:24:02 | More by jminch
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

04-15-2014 05:08:46 | More by gmendez1122
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DavidHume

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-26-2014 23:59:48 | More by DavidHume
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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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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works - White Rajah - 12fl oz bottle

Snagged one of these courtesy of Hendry.

Look - Pours a hazy amber brown with a small foamy head, nice sticky lacing. Not the best looking brew but I never judge a book by its cover, at least it looked fresh.

Smell - Deep caramel malts with a nice pine and citrus hop overlay. Nothing phenomenal here, pretty malty but have seen brews of this style that are.

Taste - Snappy malt quickly tamed by a hop blast, but this is then overridden by a second malt wave with a bit of sweetness to it that lingers.

Mouthfeel - Sticky and malty with a hop bitter on the palate. Good drinkability. Slightly boozy, a bit of a throat heater. Not quite as smooth as I expect from an AIPA and the hops get pushed down by the malt profile.

Overall - Not a bad beer, but much too malt forward, the smooth blending I expect in an AIPA simply was not there. I have noticed a trend towards not being particularly fond of the darker malts in these kinds of brews, so it is more personal taste than anything.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 18:44:24 | More by JMScowcroft
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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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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-14-2014 01:51:10 | More by phishphorce
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kjrod20

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

11-01-2013 01:20:06 | More by kjrod20
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Morakaton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -7%

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xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7%

05-08-2014 01:44:29 | More by xdtfx
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amalburg

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Williaar

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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meanmutt

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-12-2012 15:48:01 | More by meanmutt
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target88

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

12-05-2013 16:45:58 | More by target88
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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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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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Wolberjs

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-08-2014 00:15:18 | More by Wolberjs
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely one of the best IPAs I've had. Pours on the deeper golden color side of the ipa range with a half inch of white head. The smell is fantastic, dominated by citrus and hops. Taste is similar and on the sweeter side. Hops are not dominating but a good presence. Overall a must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:26:41 | More by linnymtu
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,428 ratings.