White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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4.6/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a large tulip.
A: Pours a light honey-gold with a beautiful 2 finger off white head. Moderate amounts of retention and lacing.
S: Huge tropical citrus, a hint of underlying pine. A tiny bit of malty sweetness lingers.
T: Enormous tropical citrus, a hint of some sweet bubblegum with a tad bit of pine at the end.
M: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Overall, this beer is outstanding when it can be found. Huge west coast IPA that's dangerously drinkable. If you find it, buy it, buy it all!
11-18-2012 03:23:10 | More by WesM63
4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
HUGE thanks to brew33 for this glorious extra!
Beautiful honey gold body stuffed with small gauge beads, topped with a finger of paper white, classic west coast style IPA head.
Juicy tropical fruit presence, subtle pine qualities, just insanely dense hops... swimming in hops... smells like Jesus.
Mmmm... great citrus with caramel apple and pineapple, reminds me of Columbus IPA in how it delivers a tremendous hop profile without burning the palate, which makes for an exceedingly drinkable beer.
11-15-2012 01:46:49 | More by yamar68
3.78/5 rDev -12.1%
A - A very standard looking IPA. Clear amber and bubbles constantly floating to the top. This could be why I am not getting much lace but the head is a great 1/2 inch that settles to a thick lace ring.
S - Rich in tropical and citrus hops with not very much malt so it's fairly strong and bitter. Smell is great.
T - Kind if underwhelming actually the beer has a strong alcohol taste similar to other tropical DIPA's yet this is an IPA. It does go down smooth enough with sweet hops then balancing cracker like malts that seem to dry the palate with a mildly bittering finish. It's good but could use more balance...
M - Despite the cloying alcohol it goes down smooth. Oliy is a great descriptive Medium bodied and chewy.
Overall nothing really meriting a "world class status" but an above average IPA that could use more balance. Worth picking up if you like "Captain Lawrence DIPA"
11-12-2012 19:52:29 | More by DrDemento456
4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
12 oz. bottle poured into a standard pint. Thanks to mrfong07 for sending this one. No bottling info that I can find.
A - Pours a golden color with perfect clarity. There is little head beyond a halo but it does leave some sticky lacing on the glass.
S - Very fruity aroma with sweet tangerine, tart grapefruit, and intense pineapple. Tangy citrus hops come through. One dimensional, but delicious.
T - Starts with big tropical fruits and clover honey sweetness. Tart, almost sour, citrus pulls through hard in the middle. The finish is quite bitter with lingering weed and dank grapefruit rind. I don't detect much malt, as the sweetness is almost entirely fruity.
M - Tingly carbonation and a medium body. Easy drinking and refreshing.
O - With amazing tropical fruits and citrus, this is comparable to a great imperial IPA in flavor intensity and aroma. This is one of the best "single" IPAs I have ever had. A great example of the west coast style of IPA and I would love to have access to it.
10-24-2012 01:16:04 | More by NoLeafClover44
4.2/5 rDev -2.3%
Thanks to Goryshkewych for the hookup.
Appearance: Darkish gold. Perfectly clear. Head is white with a tight bubbly head. Drops to a thin bubbly cap with ok retention. Some oily streaks of lacing.
Smell: Tangerines, mangos, pine, weed, cat pee, loads of citrus flesh. Orange, grapefruit, oily, slick. Loaded with juicy, resinous, oily hops. So dankalicious. Sweet. Some caramel malts bring some malty sweetness to the mix. Spearmint. Menthol.
Taste: Pithy tropcal fruit. Mostly tangerine mixed with a nice helping of fresh, juicy grapefruit. Some pine and mint in the back. Bitterness builds as the beer warms. What malts the beer has are mild. Some light bready undertones. Almost marmaladeish with the citrus. Massively hopped. Dank.
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation on a medium body. Oily and dry, because that's possible. Lingering bitter dryness.
Overall: Jasmine's tiger can't match up.
Delightfully tropical and abrasive. Bitter and sweet in good measure. Tongue-punishing, but it has a safe word.
10-21-2012 01:57:22 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.28/5 rDev -0.5%
Big thanks goes out to JM03 for sending me this one as an extra in a recent trade! Had this one as a pre-game to one of my best friend’s rehearsal dinner! Served from bottle into a COAST Willi. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, tropical fruit, fruit, fruit hop, pine, and pine hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, tropical fruit, fruit, fruit hop, tropical fruit hop, and pine hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Based on the reviews I actually went into this one expecting a lot which is not normal at all for me. I can honestly say that this thing delivered! So much complexity going on here with tons of different hops playing around with your palate. Once you got used to one, another came in and knocked you off your feet. Really complex and satisfying throughout the entire glass. A really well done brew that I wouldn’t mind having quite a few more of. An absolute must try for any hop-head out there, you won’t be disappointed.
10-18-2012 11:24:49 | More by thagr81us
4.1/5 rDev -4.7%
12 oz bottle courtesy of JM03. Thanks! Poured into a pint glass on 10/13/12.
A: Pale gold with a finger and a half head that settles. Just a bit of lacing.
S: Nice grapefruit aromas with a hint of resiny dankness to it. Sweet and citrusy. Very nice.
T: Nice citrus hop flavor then a big malt bill comes through. Grainy and some caramel malt prominent. Finishes with a lingering resin flavor and feel.
M: Medium body, average carbonation, and lingering bitterness.
O: Another great IPA that has a substantial malt bill to match the hops.
10-15-2012 00:28:23 | More by mfavoino
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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