White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
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4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
12oz bottle poured into an Idle Hands tulip. Long time want of mine...
A - Pours a crystal clear pale golden color with just a touch of amber. A small white head forms briefly and falls to leave behind a rocky collar of white foam that in turn transforms into lots of webby lacing on the glass.
S - Right out of the bottle and on the pour the room fills with hops filled with tropical fruit aromas. Mangos and pineapple dominate with hints of grapefruit and pine which sit a bit in the background. A bit dank overall...malt base is a touch sweet with a bit of yeast, lots of bready malt, touch of caramel. Mild alcohol presence in the aroma.
T - Quite flavorful...full of hop flavors more than bitterness, which I enjoy. Tropical fruits found in the aroma continue thru to the flavors - lots of pineapple and mango...sweet and juicy. Citrusy, grapefruity flavor and corresponding bitterness kick in just behind the tropical. Pine seems to come in towards the swallow and melds with some sweet, caramelly and bready malt base. Bitterness is at just a medium level. Lots of hop flavor, lower than average bitterness...really drinkable IPA.
M - Thick and rather full bodied...a bit sticky and sweet but stays short of being syrupy. Heavy in tropical fruit flavors. Carbonation is a lightish medium, mildly prickly.
O - Very good IPA. Feels a bit more like a DIPA in a lot of ways. The really prominent tropical nature and the firm malt base give this a bit of a heavier feel. Super thick body for an IPA adds to the heavier feel. DIPA with the alcohol of a standard IPA...I don't see anything wrong with that...means I can have more and still be functional in the am - a definite positive. Glad to finally get to try this one.
09-13-2013 00:51:34 | More by portia99
4.24/5 rDev -1.4%
12-oz bottle to tulip. Acquired at Savor Market in Columbus, OH, on 9/7/2013. $11.99 for a six pack. There is no "born on" or "best by" date, but the owner said the shipment arrived 3 days before purchase. Consumed on the date of purchase.
A: golden yellow, slightly hazy, 2-finger frothy white head. good rising carbonation, good soapy lacing.
S: very, very pleasant floral and citrusy aroma, with little pineyness. orange, clementines, grapefruit, caramel malt. the best attribute of this beer.
T: this is not as impressive as the nose, but nice. grapefruit and spicy hops lead to crisp bitter aftertaste, with faint sweetness from the malts
M: dry finish, medium carbonation, slight stickiness.
this is a solid ipa, w/ a great aroma. interested to see if the aroma holds up over time.
09-09-2013 19:53:57 | More by StoutItOutLoud
4.36/5 rDev +1.4%
The beer is gold in color with a finger of white head. There is a really nice citrus hop nose on this one. Plenty of tropical and fruity notes, too. Similarly intense hop notes on the palate. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus characteristics with a moderate bitterness to it. There is a hint of bready malt in the background. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nicely done.
09-07-2013 10:31:41 | More by jbaker67
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
A. Amazing color with a nice head and amazing lacing.
S. This has s amazing no weird off putting smell like some ipa. Maybe the hoppest ipa I have smelled.
T. The taste leaves something to be desired. Really strong hop flavor that lacks balance.
M. Nice and light.
O. Would drink again, this bottle was a bit older. No date on bottle.
08-30-2013 22:32:21 | More by Farewell_Transmission
4.14/5 rDev -3.7%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass
A: Straw in color with an orange hue. Pours to a big white sudzy head that takes its time to settle. There is a lots amount of lacing and the final collar is thick and creamy.
S: Bam...Hops!! A big, sweet, citrusy nose featuring juicy oranges and tangerines. There is a bit of malt in the back and maybe a touch of pine.
T: A full on assault of hops! There are the citrus notes from the nose at the start, sweet and juicy, but the bittering hops transition in quickly and the flavor goes dry and spicy quite quickly. The finish is long, dry and BITTER! It may not be a face melting ruination of one's palate, but it is hops and only hops. There is a malt backbone to the beer, but it takes a definite back seat which ultimately delivers a beer out of balance, albeit purposefully.
M: Medium body and carbonation; smooth and round.
O: An excellent IPA, but definitely out of balance in favor of full-on hops; this is obviously the brewer's intent. This is definitely an ode to hops.
08-27-2013 01:24:18 | More by mtomlins
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,517 ratings.