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

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Ratings: 1,678
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 399
Gots: 193 | FT: 20
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

BMart, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

whartontallboy, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of maximum12
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to CaptCleveland, a recent (& hopefully future) trader who jammed this little gem as an extra into a recent box.

Poured into a willing pint glass, this is a clean, filtered amber. Nose is precisely as advertised, citrus packing plant on the shores of a tropical hop island. Nice.

White Rajah punches above its weight by way of both bitterness & flavors; too many IPAs have one or the other, but not both. Not so herein. The curtain rises on a beer so oily, so full of resins, so sticky, that is barely qualifies as beer. Damn. Along with that lip-smacking stickiness is a heavy dose of passion fruit, mango, pineassle, & like that. Bittering hops smack the back-end with an open hand, keeping the tropicals from getting too sweet. Goes down like water. I suppose it is, mostly.

Excellent IPA. This is how you do things, people, throw those malts out the window & just drown me in filthy hops. All my other Brew Kettle experiences have been good, this one is exceptional.

maximum12, Oct 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7%

AlexFields, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

outoffocus, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

thatoneguymike, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1108th Review on BA
Bottle to HF Pint
12 oz.

Thank to Dan aka CaptCleveland for this one.

App- Pours out a very deep rusted/burnt sienna orange with a very khaki looking 2-1/2 finger head. Took a bit to settle down and left some great cling and lace down the glass.

Smell- Much like the bottle says, the beer is very floral and aromatic. A bit of hop oil, mixed with deep citrus in terms of grapefruits, tangerines and a little bit of earthiness.

Taste- On the flip side of the nose was the flavor profile. Which was its twin brother. It was almost straight hops with a great bit of earthy pine and damp caramel notes. A bit spicy but remained flavorful with a nice undernote of mild citrus.

Mouth- A bit of a medium bodied IPA with a certain light-medium carbonation level. Had a huge residual hop and piney note.

Drink- I will admit, I traded for this one for the top 100 factor and didnt read other reviews. This profile isnt my cup of tea but this had good aromatics and good layers of flavor. I would have this again and trade for it again.

FosterJM, Feb 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mhaugo, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

lordofthewiens, Sep 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

CheapBeerBuzz, Oct 31, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to blacknyellow20 for sending this as an extra!

A: cloudy golden color with decent carbonation, a layer of thin foam covering half of the top of the beer.

S: smell is dominated by citrus fruit, especially oranges. I also get a bit of sweet malt.

T: great balance with slight bitterness, good hop flavor of citrus and earth, and smooth finish with a malty and bitter back end.

M: medium carbonation, definitely better when it's warmer than it is right out of the fridge. Initially it's a bit heavy, but feels lighter and crisper as it gets closer to room temperature.

O: great beer, and something to seek out if you haven't had it. Reminds me of a mini-hopslam.

Holland, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

bpfrush, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tommyguz, May 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

st9647v3, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

warnerry, Jul 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Whiskeydeez, Oct 07, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -2.3%

muskiesman, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

ShemRahBoo, May 27, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - lightly hazed golden yellow with a white head that thinned down leaving thin trails of lacing.

S - blast of tropical fruits and citrus.

T - tropical fruit sweetness and citrus rind bitterness, tart and dry on the finish.

F - medium bodied with mild carbonation and smooth drinkability.

O - very good example of the style.

JoeyBeerBelly, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

williamjbauer, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of Florida9
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly hazy orangey amber in color. Forms a moderate sized creamy white head that reduces fairly quickly to a thick ring around the edges and a patchy surface coating. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma isn't all that strong, but what is there is quite intriguing: A juicy blend of orange, citrus, mango, and passionfruit.

T: Taste is quite nice. Starts off with a pale malt backbone. Then turns decidedly hoppy with notes of orange, tropical fruits and passionfruit followed by a light bit of pine. Finishes with a strong resin bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

M: On the lighter side of medium in body, but the strong bitterness on the finish makes this one feel heavier in the mouth. Appropriate carbonation for the style.

O: A very nice IPA showcasing a nice spectrum of hop flavors and aromas. Drinks easily.

Florida9, Apr 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7%

threedaggers, Mar 07, 2014
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,678 ratings.