White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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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
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.