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

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Ratings: 1,365
Reviews: 294
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 10%
Wants: 392
Gots: 123 | FT: 14
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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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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy oranigsh color with a frothy three finger head which reseds to a tight skin and gives way to good lacing up and down the glass. The aroma is fantastic big earthy and piney hop smell balanced out with a nice citrus smell. The flavor is like the nose, a nice beefy hop character of earth and pine the citrus brings a great balance to the flavor. The mouthfeel is well carbonated. The drinkability is very high and easy drink with a great nose and a complex tatse that keeps you wanting more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2011 14:00:18 | More by goblue3509
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-15-2014 15:52:40 | More by JohnnieNepal
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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
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear orange with a 1.5 finger white foamy head with good retention and spotty lacing.

Smells of fresh citrus with some bready malt to back it up. A touch of grapefruit and pine too.

Starts out with a light orange flavor with some cracker grain flavor. Quickly is overwhelmed by a huge grapefruit hop rush and finishes bitter and mostly dry. There is a bit of that underlying bready malt, but the grapefruit powers through it.

Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation levels.

Been wanting to try this for a while and it is one tasty beer. It's not the most overly complex beer I've had, but I'm a sucker for grapefruit bombs.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 22:39:51 | More by jmarsh123
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Spider889

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2013 01:32:14 | More by Spider889
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.2%

08-26-2013 19:31:58 | More by dfhhead25
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

02-03-2013 01:29:02 | More by randylangford
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH...

A: Pours a light translucent straw/yellow with about one full finger of pure white head. The foam settles in a decent amount of time. There is minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is tropical fruits (mango, pineapple, passionfruit), mixed with some light citrus, and mild malt. It smells great.

T: The taste follows the nose. It's light sweetness up front and then the tropical fruits come on strong. From the middle to the finish it's all about the mango. The end of the beer really bitters up as lemon and grapefruit make an appearance.

M: Light bodied beer. It's refreshing at first sip, but the hoppy bitterness of this beer lingers for quite awhile.

O: This is a really nice IPA, and worthy of all the praise it receives. I'm a big fan of the tropical fruit notes in this beer, but I thought the finish was a little harsh. Solid stuff. I'm happy to have tried it at the place where it's made.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 20:37:41 | More by trxxpaxxs
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Bodega. Part of a featured line up from The Brew Kettle.

This is pretty spot on as far as color is concerned. Its not too dark, or too light. Just a nice middle round rich gold color. Moderate haze but small head and not much lacing. Its hard to really judge these criteria when its served in a shaker pint.

I couldnt stop smelling this one. Huge juicy wafts of tropical fruits. They say its an attempt at a West Coast style IPA, but to me its very Midwest. Not much pine, its really all exotic fruits. Pineapple, tangerine, mango and lemon-lime. Superb.

The taste is just as good. Very juicy and tropical. Pineapple, tangerine and lemon-lime dominate. Its pretty sweet and citrusy throughout. The finish yields what bitterness this beer has. Even then its just a very enjoyable amount of bitterness to give the beer a slight bite at the end. This is a very impressive beer.

I must have more of this. I hear that TBK is planning to going to 6-packs and this beer might be seeing the bottling line in the future. Here's hoping.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2010 18:36:00 | More by MbpBugeye
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served this 12 oz. brown bottle in a Sam Adams glass. No date. The body was bright golden honey with an off-white head. There was a lot of carbonation rising from the etching in the glass. Very pretty.

The smell was citrus. Satsuma and pink grapefruit juice. Dank, organic hops. Hints of alcohol. Rich and fragrant.

The taste was deep caramel topped with pretty soft citrus hops. Pineapple. Not harsh and very clean. Not as intensely hoppy as I had expected. There is a lot of hype about this beer out of Ohio, but given the chance I might just as soon grab a Columbus IPA over the White Rajah.

The mouthfeel was medium to light bodied, actually a tad thinner than expected. Modest carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 14:51:18 | More by Cresant
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2014 09:39:23 | More by DRBiser
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2012 04:06:44 | More by jacewg
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-09-2014 18:48:21 | More by Kurmaraja
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2013 16:35:59 | More by josephwa
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

12-08-2012 01:58:33 | More by DaveHack
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2013 16:06:07 | More by jrohrbacher
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

05-23-2013 01:27:05 | More by mikeincharleston
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

02-10-2014 10:06:17 | More by savagepm
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

05-29-2014 22:12:13 | More by neckbracesub
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden tan/yellow, nice foamy 2 inch head and lots of sticky glass clinging lacing.

Smell - Tons of sweet floral hops, apple, orange, peach, apricot, grapefruit, pine, lemon, very tropical. A very slight malt armoa is present but really buried under the hops.

Taste - West coast citra hop kick at first sip. Smooth, floral with minimium malts. Bubblegum orange and bitter grapefruit up front. Malts are there and add some balance but not overly noticable til after a few drinks. Some added spices and slight alcohol warm round this beer out.

Mouthfeel - Its quite the mouth crusher, in a good enjoyable way. Tounge gets bitter, coated and left tingly from pine resin and such. Palette gets hops and light malt backbone. Finish is dry, bitter, yet smooth. Aftertaste is thick, bitter, and tounge has hop resin left on tounge for quite a long time.

Overall - Awesome west coast ipa made in ohio. Very easy to drink, plenty of sweet hops and done very well. Not overally easy to locate and im only 2 hours from the brewery but hopefully that will change soon. A world class beer and for the price, 9-11.99$ a six pack, very very hard to beat. Hop lovers, ipa fans, must try this.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 00:53:36 | More by wvsabbath
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

12-04-2012 02:24:39 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden orange. perfect frothy white head. This beer looks incredible!
Smells hoppy and citrus heavy. Grapefruit, a touch of pine. Smells wonderful.
Tastes like it smells. The bitterness is just a hair more than I'd like. piney but also citrus heavy on the tongue. The malts are barely present but fill out the body nicely.
Nice solid mouthfeel. Rich, full, well carbonated.
Overall, top notch. I'm quite impressed!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 02:51:08 | More by Urbancaver
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Thanks duff27!

A- Light caramel with 2" thick off-white head. Excellent lacing that remains on the edges of the glass throughout.

S- Sweet malts, a ton of citrus in there (pineapple, passion fruit)

T- Light sweet malt taste, a lot of citrus flavors (guava, grapefruit), and nice citrus bittering hops at the finish.

M- Medium body, but just a little thin. light, crisp, smooth finish.

O- Love this beer! Has a ton citrus that I love in ipa's and is very easy to drink without seeming watered down.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 22:14:46 | More by kawilliams81
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-29-2014 21:05:58 | More by mychalg9
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of TomTwanks. 12 oz bottle, no date, poured into a nonic pint glass.

A- Pours an amber color, with a big inch of creamy off-white head. Leaves lots of lacing.

S- Big aromatic citra hops, loads of citrus and tropical fruit, some pine, very light and sweet malt.

T- Dominated by a big piney, leafy bitterness, specific fruit flavors are less prominent here than in the nose. Sweet cookie malt backs up the hops, and becomes a bit more present as the beer warms.

M- Medium bodied, good carbonation, resiny and juicy feel, dry bitter finish.

O- A pretty damn tasty IPA, the bitterness is big and has good complexity, beer is very balanced and drinkable overall.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 04:36:16 | More by WillCarrera
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,365 ratings.