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

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1,567 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,567
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 397
Gots: 165 | FT: 17
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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4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Golden orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour and present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Heavy sticky lacing left behind at each level. Average amount of active carbonation.

Smell: Tame tropical fruits mix well with some medium bodied pine bitterness and a light caramel body on the front. Citrus picks up more on the body and continues to showcase a very breathable tropical fruit body. Pine grows more toward the back end and rides this brew out.

Taste: Citrus and tropical fruits jump the palate. Grapefruit and pine are potent on the body. The malt brings a very crisp flavor which really allows the bright hop tones to showcase themselves. Lingering bitterness on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Carbonation is very well done and works well with the malt and hop tones.

Overall: Another outstanding midwest, west coast style IPA. Citrus and fruit forward with a solid malt backbone which really allows the hop to shine. Highly recommend this one.

KFBR392, Mar 06, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer shared by Huhzubendah- Thanks Matt!

The beer pours a medium orange/amber color with a thin white head. Somewhat cloudy in appearance. The nose is primarily citrus notes.. Grapefruit, etc... Maybe some candy and vanilla as well. Taste is different than the nose- pine, hops, citrus in the background- especially the aftertaste. Very tasty. Feel is medium, w/ a nice clean pine acid bite. Overall, a nice beer- I would definitely drink this again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to seeswo for yet another outstanding brew

Live review.

A beautifully clear and actively sparkling golden, topped by a finger's offwhite head that joins into a rim of crazy lace. Beer porn, man.

Med. strength aroma, but a heavenly perfume it is! Lemon, orange peel, mango, and sweet grapefruit, neutral sweet, a hint of honey, and floral notes of fine fragrance, my gosh, but it draws me like the scent of a woman, and sends my tastebuds to priapus.

Ah, now that's what I'm tlaking about, American Breewing 2011! We've arrived, man; American brewers using American hops and malt, and American craftsmanship, and American brewing genius to make Universal works of drinkable art. Exhibit A, White Rajah, starts with a zip of sweet lemon, lemon zest, orange zing, grapefruit zig, and just a hint of piny zag. It tingles and tickles the tongue through a sip that is one of those that just keeps giving, and finally crests with a breaking wave of clean bitter hop and just the right amount of sweet still in it, all the other flavors still aswirl on palate. My but this is delicious!

It's the mouthfeel, here, the center stage for a wonderful cast of flavor, which enables this beer. It's low/med. carb, very viscous and coating, easy drinking to a fault, and a finish that is the template for this style IMHO. What is crazy is it has so much resin, which can be cloying or leave a bad aftertaste in unbalanced abundance like this, but here just leaves clean wonderful flavor to linger.

My impression of this beer is if given enough of this, and sufficient time to do it, I am certain I could consume a volume equal to the amount of hydrogen in the Sun, and still be wanting more. Get this if you see it, my next step will be to mail seeswo and beg to trade for more.

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,567 ratings.