1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
White RajahWhite Rajah

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,406 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 392
Gots: 132 | FT: 14
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,406 | Reviews: 297 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of seanhug
seanhug

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

07-24-2013 03:45:26 | More by seanhug
Photo of jburd19
jburd19

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-24-2013 01:01:09 | More by jburd19
Photo of jamvt
jamvt

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2013 13:48:38 | More by jamvt
Photo of king75
king75

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-21-2013 01:59:44 | More by king75
Photo of cyde
cyde

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-20-2013 21:01:08 | More by cyde
Photo of frankthetank86
frankthetank86

New York

4/5  rDev -7%

07-20-2013 20:36:36 | More by frankthetank86
Photo of Vuaspeliador
Vuaspeliador

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7%

07-20-2013 18:05:42 | More by Vuaspeliador
Photo of tobelerone
tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -7%

07-20-2013 01:35:27 | More by tobelerone
Photo of Mersh
Mersh

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-20-2013 01:20:55 | More by Mersh
Photo of MacQ32
MacQ32

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A – Pours a clear light golden color with a finger of slightly off white head, phenomenal lacing and great retention.

S – Citrusy rinds, slight pine, bitter hops, light spices. Smells great

T – Really impressed. Citrusy fruit sweetness quickly transcends into a very bitter resinous/piney flavor. Aftertaste is dry bitterness. A little one dimensional but a nice bitter hop wallop is always welcome.

M – Lighter bodied, good carbonation and great bitterness makes a very refreshing brew

O – Really bitter piney hop forward brew with a nice citrus/sweet fruit flavor. Drinkable, looks fantastic and has big flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 00:50:28 | More by MacQ32
Photo of Buff0910
Buff0910

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-19-2013 10:13:46 | More by Buff0910
Photo of mrchrisray
mrchrisray

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-18-2013 23:21:45 | More by mrchrisray
Photo of MattXT
MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2013 18:25:27 | More by MattXT
Photo of theGlasstronaut
theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-18-2013 15:34:41 | More by theGlasstronaut
Photo of EdwardFortyHands
EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7%

07-18-2013 06:09:57 | More by EdwardFortyHands
Photo of Seanniek91
Seanniek91

Rhode Island

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

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. No freshness date.

Appearance- Hazy orange with half a finger of bubble white head. Real nice lacing.

Smell- Ooh. Clementines, oranges, some piney earth. Solid malt backbone.

Taste- Some lemon and orange up front. Mild malt takes over and leads to a pure pine finish. No booze. Bitter, but not crazy.

Mouthfeel- Pretty low carbonation. Not too resinous. Pretty standard.

Overall- Not the best IPA I've had, but certainly not bad by any means.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 16:25:58 | More by Seanniek91
Photo of PoolFishGolf
PoolFishGolf

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-17-2013 03:53:01 | More by PoolFishGolf
Photo of linnymtu
linnymtu

Michigan

4.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Definitely one of the best IPAs I've had. Pours on the deeper golden color side of the ipa range with a half inch of white head. The smell is fantastic, dominated by citrus and hops. Taste is similar and on the sweeter side. Hops are not dominating but a good presence. Overall a must try.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:26:41 | More by linnymtu
Photo of MITCHELLMPLS
MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

07-16-2013 15:55:29 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
Photo of PF15
PF15

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-16-2013 12:18:04 | More by PF15
Photo of macrosmatic
macrosmatic

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Big thanks to maximumu13 for this bottle. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a CCB pint glass.

A: Light copper in color, just a little hazy. Even an aggressive pour only gives a ribbon of white head that fades to some stray foam. A few stray bubbles of visible carbonation. Doesn't look promising.

S: Big tropical fruits, melon, pineapple, oranges, grapefruit peel. Below the fruity sweetness is just a touch of bready malt sweetness, but it's hiding in the background. Not a huge amount of aroma but I think an acceptable level - and what's there smells really good.

T: Orange & grapefruit zest, juicy melon, tropical fruit, some pine resin and floral hops. There is only a little cracker malt flavor and sweetness near the swallow, but if you're not actively seeking it would go right by. EDIT: The bready malt character does start to show up more as it warms through the drink. Truly a hop bomb, and yet it lets the hop flavor profiles shine without an excessive amount of bitterness - which lingers in moderation after the swallow.

M: I'm assuming something was wrong with this particular bottle. It's quite flat, distractingly so. Can't be what was intended. Medium body, and alcohol well-hidden. But the lack of carbonation gives it a weird slick mouthfeel.

O: I want to love this beer. I almost love this beer. The flavor is good, and the hop flavors work so nicely together. But the lack of carbonation in this bottle just kills the enjoyment that should be here. I have another bottle, and I hope (!) that the carbonation level is more appropriate. Because I'm nearly convinced this should be an IPA to compete with the best of them. I'll edit the review if the second bottle proves better.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 03:16:22 | More by macrosmatic
Photo of jeffwright
jeffwright

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-16-2013 00:24:35 | More by jeffwright
Photo of ajzy
ajzy

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-14-2013 23:59:09 | More by ajzy
Photo of BARFLYB
BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

07-14-2013 15:09:02 | More by BARFLYB
Photo of warnerry
warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-14-2013 02:00:55 | More by warnerry
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.