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

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1,512 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 391
Gots: 158 | 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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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-22-2013 03:30:44 | More by teamwiggum
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-21-2013 14:46:42 | More by NumberNone
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Drs3

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-19-2013 04:00:48 | More by Drs3
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Nanners

Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

If you drink the RAJAH long enough you will notice some variation from six to six. I find that a lot with well crafted high quality beers. I won't bother you with the outstanding color and taste of this beer. I'm sure you have heard about it at this point. It is a little thin on the tongue, but to be expected with a beer that tells malt to take a hike. It is very easy drinking. The real treat with this beer is in the nose. The smell that I just want to BATH in. If I drink enough of this stuff the wife gets turned on from the smell. It's insane. Total ripe grapefruit and citrus. It plants your feet in the ground and sends your head into the clouds. This is world class midwest IPA the way it should be done. It kills cascade hops. Don't get me wrong, I lived in Portland through the nineties and still need a cascade style to break the routine, but you won't find a cascade that touches a upper mid atlantic brewed IPA. This is the beer that is changing what beer is. Crack it and stick your nose in it first thing. It gets better when it gets a little warmer. Unfortunately it does have a tendency to vary some what from batch to batch. I find that the first bottles in a batch don't have that over powering intoxicating smell. It's best to get a later bottle fresh off the line. Any way you get it, other beers are always trying to imitate. REAL AMERICAN BEER.

08-18-2013 18:00:09 | More by Nanners
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-17-2013 22:24:24 | More by hopkrid
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james582

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-17-2013 21:32:35 | More by james582
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

08-17-2013 02:13:56 | More by ahermsen
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APB

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

08-16-2013 05:15:29 | More by APB
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2013 00:55:55 | More by hilgart1
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valdieu2

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-15-2013 21:53:40 | More by valdieu2
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-15-2013 00:07:15 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-14-2013 18:05:26 | More by imfrommichigan
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -7%

08-14-2013 03:11:48 | More by BradleyR
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kevanb

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -6.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a Prohibition Pig snifter glass.

The beer pours a nice copper color, clear with a slight chill haze, a few bubbles rise to the top of the glass. A nice, thick, soapy white head rises out of the beer, 2 fingers high that has nice retention with a lot of soapy lace left behind. The aroma is pleasant, lots of tropical and citrusy hop fruits, a touch of wildflower, hop spice with lots of sweet, caramel malt. It's balanced, but with more malt than I'd prefer, although the hop profile comes across nicely. The flavors are right in line, grapefruit, passionfruit, tangerine, pineapple with wildflower, crisp spice and a very, sweet rich finish, laden with caramel malt. The body is nice, high carbonation than I'd expect, but fairly smooth and juicy, lightly dry, but mostly sweet and rich.

Verdict: Not a bad IPA, but relies too much on the malt bill and lacks a truly diverse hop profile. I appreciate the fruitiness and citrus flavor, but it lacks bitterness, tang and brightness.

08-14-2013 01:28:52 | More by kevanb
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JohnG190

New York

4.43/5  rDev +3%

Thanks to NW2285 for this great brew. Pours a clear gold with billowy two finger head. Decent lacing. Fruit forward aroma. Redolent of white grapefruit, mango, with a little dank, and a slight whiff of cat pee. Outstanding flavor, juicy tropical fruits strike the palate first. Pleasant bitter aftertaste make this an extremely drinkable IPA. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Finishes dry. Overall, a well crafted brew and a model of what IPAs should smell and taste like!

08-13-2013 22:28:42 | More by JohnG190
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1424IpA

California

4/5  rDev -7%

08-12-2013 03:13:46 | More by 1424IpA
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-11-2013 02:16:14 | More by OhioBobcat
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

08-10-2013 15:08:30 | More by greg4579
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camartin27

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-10-2013 06:53:49 | More by camartin27
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ODYSEYY

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-09-2013 03:55:01 | More by ODYSEYY
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2013 01:05:40 | More by GreyGhost4
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

08-09-2013 01:01:18 | More by still_thedragon
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7%

08-09-2013 00:57:47 | More by leinie13
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RWNay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

08-08-2013 22:05:05 | More by RWNay
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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -7%

08-08-2013 05:09:35 | More by LSUPT
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.