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

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Ratings: 1,430
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 391
Gots: 134 | 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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Ratings: 1,430 | Reviews: 300 | Display Reviews Only:
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2012 14:31:36 | More by vrbulldog22
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Juicy citrus character, supple caramel sweetness, and dry hop bitterness carry this beer from the initial aroma until the long-linger of crisp citrusy bitterness in aftertaste. This beer astounds at every corner.

Pouring a surprisingly clear gold color, the beer is void of any hopped haze. It is capped with a fluffy white head that's somewhat reluctant to rise, retain, or lace. But a constant swirl reveals just enough foam character to adorn the glass with spider-webbing lace.

Vibrant and fiery character of citrus oils, pith, and zest- the aromas are bright with not only citrus, but also of tropical pineapple, mangoes, and apricots but in the ripest and most pulp-like way. Informed by the mild backbone of caramel, the malt gives just enough energy to the hoppy fruit character to make them seem juicy and ripe. Very clean, the beer evokes nearly giddy emotion heading into the taste.

The juicy hop character doesn't just carry over from aroma, but they intensify as the beer leaps onto the taste buds with an oily taste of orange zest, ruby red grapefruit pulp, and ripe mangoes and apricots. Again, the underpinning of caramel malt allows the fruit flavored hops to seem dripping with candy and honey. As the malt fades, the simultaneous transition to hop fruitiness to turn resiny in bitterness for a clean, crisp, and sharp bitterness of citrus pith.

Medium bodied, only the supple caramel sweetness and creamy carbonation keeps it from absolute dryness from start to finish. But as the malt proves to be fast in fleeting, the carbonation dissipates to a creamy dryness in only the way that IPAs can. Accented by the sappy dryness of hops and the moderate warmth of alcohol, the beer is decisive with its crispness and cleanliness in the end.

Obvious and direct in its lopsided balance that strongly favors the hops, the beer avoids the furniture polish-like alcohols, grassy harshness, and out-of-scale sweetness or body that cause even minor inconsistencies found in even well made IPAs. Goes to show that this is not a well made IPA; it's an instant classic!

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2012 03:55:19 | More by BEERchitect
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-03-2012 16:37:28 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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matthageman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

06-02-2012 20:05:41 | More by matthageman
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Rau71

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

06-02-2012 00:42:34 | More by Rau71
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%

05-29-2012 02:57:00 | More by duceswild
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M1A2

Ohio

4.98/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Opened the bottle and it poured a deep orange with a white head...about a finger worth. some visible carbonation.

S - Citra hop blast with grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit and just dank fresh hops, It smells so good. The malts clearly take a backseat on this.

T - SCORE! exactly the nose, but a little more bitterness and bite. really nice citric blast in your mouth, a great ipa.

M - Tingly and medium bodied. nice carbonation..

O - Overall, a great ipa! really nice balance of everything i love about the style...a really great beer and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 22:25:37 | More by M1A2
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TWStandley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

Appeared a perfectly clear, beautiful golden color with a 3 finger perfectly white head that left some nice lacing on my glass.

Smelled of citrus fruits including blood oranges, grapefruits, pineapple, and kiwi - mixed with some piney hops. Nice maltiness in the background.

Taste is phenomenal. First you are hit with some nice citrus sweetness, followed by a hop kick at the end.

Mouthfeel is good for the style.

Overall this is a very nice IPA. Yummmm.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 01:35:24 | More by TWStandley
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FishPondManager

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-23-2012 00:20:25 | More by FishPondManager
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beerslushy

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -36%

05-21-2012 22:23:32 | More by beerslushy
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TruaxMJ


4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-20-2012 04:09:10 | More by TruaxMJ
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2012 03:24:41 | More by Zaphog
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4balance


4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into Ommegang flute, absolutely gorgeous transparent golden bronze color with about a 1/2" of white bubbly head with a constant amount of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom center to the top, head quickly reduced to a little ring with minimal lacing.

Strong aroma of tropical fruit, hops and pine resin, spice.

Taste is citrus; hints of mango and pineapple then into the grapefruit, bitter abrasive hops, pine resin, spice—with the hops lingering on the tongue, not detecting much in the line of malt.

Mouthfeel is light - smooth with a good amount of carbonation, drying finish.

Overall, I am super stoked to be drinking this magnificent IPA courtesy of WesM63 from my home state of Ohio! Highly recommended, would drink much more often if readily available for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 01:14:43 | More by 4balance
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rtaps

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-14-2012 06:31:20 | More by rtaps
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Andrew61923

California

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/15, sampled early April. Poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Clear dark orange with small white head. No lacing. Expected more inviting appearance.

S: Yes. Grapefruit, pine, just a touch of bready malt at the end. Me want now!

T: Crisp citrus and some grass. Bitter and drying at the end.

M: Very crisp. Light carbonation, but not underwhelming.

O: Met my high expectations, but didn't exceed them. Would love to try this on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 23:49:16 | More by Andrew61923
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KnightRider

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-11-2012 22:21:01 | More by KnightRider
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djmichaelk

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, courtesy of pest (thanks Andy!), into a 7venth Sun snifter.

A - Pours a beautiful, clear golden color, with a finger or two of off-white head. Good retention, excellent lacing.

S - A little on the sweet side - light notes of caramel, pine sap, and cotton candy, with some mango and grapefruit in there toward the end.

T - Not too bitter at first, tropical fruits and sweet malt. Very bitter toward the end though, and more on the piney side for me. Long dry finish.

M - Thick, full bodied, and creamy. Great carbonation.

O - The reviews had me expecting maybe a bit more, but all in all it's a nice entry in a field crowded with major players. I'd probably seek out some more if it were available in the area, but not sure I'd go trading for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 16:53:45 | More by djmichaelk
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-11-2012 01:57:55 | More by jsilva
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nharres

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-10-2012 23:53:36 | More by nharres
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IpaRay

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. None to very little head or lacing. Very hoppy and citrus aromas, maybe some pine. Hops are dominant on my tongue... a very light coating otherwise very thin in taste. Overall not bad for an American Ipa. Would like to try this as a draft.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 05:13:31 | More by IpaRay
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robL

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-07-2012 19:19:54 | More by robL
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-07-2012 01:10:52 | More by egrace84
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tat2dhllblly

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

05-07-2012 00:28:27 | More by tat2dhllblly
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a medium bright orange gold, crystal clear, and a layer of soapy looking foam and no carbonation.

S - Some citrus fruit and some grassy, herbal, and pine notes.

T - Grassy herbs, light citrus, crisp malt, and lemon. Leaves a combination of sweet citrus resin pine bitter aftertaste that lingers for a long time.

M - Full medium body.

O - Worth seeking out, solid and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 02:45:09 | More by jzeilinger
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zgunder

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

05-03-2012 23:13:34 | More by zgunder
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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