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

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Ratings: 1,631
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 401
Gots: 182 | FT: 18
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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Ratings: 1,631 | Reviews: 314 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

RebeccaMB, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of Etan
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a dark orange with a nice off-white head.

S: Aroma is sticky tangelo, light pine, grapefruit, a bit of pineapple.

T: Taste brings rindish orange, grapefruit zest, a bit of caramel, tangerine.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy.

O: A very good, citrusy IPA. If this was available locally I would buy sixes quite often.

Etan, Apr 24, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a goblet

A: Light golden copper; clear; 1-finger head that stuck around for a few minutes and left some light lacing

S: Lots of sweet tropical fruit

T: Very sweet initially, then makes a rough and sudden transition to being very bitter; the aftertaste --or something underneath the initial fruity sweetness -- is moldy, rusty and metallic

M: Texture is fine, but leaves a very unpleasant bitterness on the tongue

O: This one just doesn't do it for me. Something about the sweetness and bitterness is out of whack, at least the way I taste it. And the aftertaste makes me shudder. I'm obviously in the minority on this one, but I've had the same negative reaction each time I've tried White Rajah.

blankenhoney, Apr 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

yancot, Apr 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

CSO, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Busker, Apr 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

loganburgh, Apr 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

seakayak, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DC_Brah, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Beestin, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Zonian1, Apr 20, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I started drinking this beer after I opened a Dirtwolf. This is a much more superior beer.

A - Golden, light orange hues.
S - Smells sweet with hints of orange and pine.
T - The taste is desirable and subdued. Hoppy, light citrusy pine taste + grapefruit and goodness.
M - Outstanding mouthfeel. The beer expands inside my mouth. It feels good in there. Great.
O - This is a great all around beer. It is worthy.

I would definitely buy this if it was available in my area. I could easily see myself drinking several of these in one sitting. I like it.

mabermud, Apr 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

kniles38, Apr 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Kramerwtmf, Apr 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ThaHealer, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

gmendez1122, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of Damian
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 12 fl. ozs bottle acquired in a trade with mps
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, medium amber color. Shockingly transparent. The liquid was topped by a creamy, three-finger tall, bone white, sea foam crown. Thick, drippy rings of lacing coated the glass.

The aroma was really interesting. Floral hops dominated. Strong honey-like notes. Hints of lavender were noticeable. Sweet, perfumey and fragrant. Candied citrus peel cames through as the beer warmed. Some apricot notes appeared as well. There was a subtle, biscuity malt presence. Overall, very unique.

Although a bit more straightforward, the flavor profile was also excellent. Quite hoppy. The hops were well matched by a biscuit and caramel malt backbone that privided just enough sweetness. Loads of candied orange peel and juicy tangerine notes. Quite peachy. Mango was also detectible. Grapefruit came through on the back end and carried into the moderately dry and bitter finish. Hints of pine were noticeable as well.

The mouthfeel was medium-full bodied. Creamy, smooth and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a super fine, moderate effervescence. Pillowy soft and near perfect for the style.

White Rajah is an amazingly flavorful yet extraordinarily well balanced double IPA. I really wish that I had easier access to this beer.

Damian, Apr 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Kafe Kerouac in Columbus, OH and drank there.

Pours a clear dark yellow/gold, with a one inch head, and great lacing down the glass.

Smells like citrus zest- some orange, peach, and grapefruit, with some underlying pine.

The taste is incredible. Quite bitter, but pleasantly so. Very fruity hops- orange, apricot, peach, grapefruit, that taste like they are covered in honey and caramel, due to the very light malt backbone. Some dank, earthy pine flavors as well. Finishes long and bitter and dry. No alcohol present.

Medium bodied, starts a little sweet, but not much, then finishes very dry. Crisp mouthfeel, good carbonation.

A classic IPA, one of the best.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

pagesofphotographs, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

prdstmnky, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Schlais, Apr 13, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a six pack of this for a beer tasting party.

Pop the top and pour a golden clear beer. Lots of citrus aroma and decent head retention. Nice lacing and medium mouthfeel. Bitterness creeps up on you and finishes with just a hint of sweetness. Tasty all around.

Danielcase, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ttylicki, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

mattsucks, Apr 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Matthew1788, Apr 11, 2014
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
95 out of 100 based on 1,631 ratings.