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

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Ratings: 1,632
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 401
Gots: 181 | 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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Ratings: 1,632 | Reviews: 314 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of inlimbo77
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into Alchemist pint glass. No bottle date present, but my assumption is pretty darn fresh. Special thanks to beerhan for this one!

A: Pours a really clean looking yellowy orange color. Finger of big bubbled bright white head. Lots of carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass. Some nice lacing.

S: Great nose on this one! Lots of fruit and pine, and also some mild malt backbone. I got the grapefruit and peach, but then really sharp pine notes. It's been a while since I really got pine from an IPA, and I don't know why.

T: A very nice first sip. Interesting tongue tingling hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then in the middle of the mouth you get the convergence of hops and malt. Then you get a really nice sharp pine hop bite to close the sip. It's a really well crafted beer.

M: Medium bodied. I couldn't say light with the hop and grain bill on this. Nice mouth coating as well.

O: Great showing from a new brewery to me at A-. I have a few others to try and if this is any indication, they'll rate out nicely too.

inlimbo77, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Lukass, May 18, 2013
Photo of mikeincharleston
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mikeincharleston, May 23, 2013
Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

richkrull, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JRod1969, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of portia99
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

portia99, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Ryan011235
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 11/3/10

Burnt amber with a slight haziness. 1/8th inch head that skimmed quickly. Some lace at the beginning. However, no head or lace by the end.

Super dense, oily hop aromas. Juicy citrus - lemon & a little grapefruit. Some piney notes. Nice, spicy notion as well. Smells like a Founder's Double Trouble or a ramped-up Bell's Two Hearted.

Tastes an awful lot like Double Trouble too, which is a good thing. Solid foray into pine, then some spicy Amarillo. Tight, indistinguishable citrus blends in. Malts are at a minimum.

Righteously resinous, oily & sticky. The hops dominate the feel, making the medium body seem heavier. Fairly dry finish with a moderate bitterness lingering.

Very tasty & highly drinkable for 7% abv. I spoke with Chris (the brewmaster) the night before & he told me the hop bill is Citra, Simcoe, Centennial & Amarillo; a choice lineup, in my opinion.

I'll be looking for this once bottled.

Ryan011235, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of WeisGuy
4/5  rDev -6.8%

WeisGuy, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

GABrew, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JohnnieNepal, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

CTJman, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

mychalg9, Mar 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mpayne5, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of AleWatcher
3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip pint.

Orange-hued apricot body with a small white head. The head quickly becomes a film that offers a mere 60% coverage. No lacing. The color is great, but all other attributes of the appearance are disappointing.

Smells glorious: citrusy fruit and tropical fruit notes kill it. I can also tell by smell that this beer is going to be pretty bitter. There is a wonderful aroma here that makes me think of candied pineapple. Smells terrific.

The flavor lets me down a hair sadly-- some bready malt up front with a sugary sweetness (and feel?!) and them the hops just don't seem to live up to the nose. Big dry boozy finish with strong bitterness. The overall feel of the beer is oily and medium-feeling. Firm carbonation, but something at the end remind me of day-old tonic water.

Overall-- I'm sure that if this were available locally I would probably pick it up often enough... But as it is, this beer *almost* works for me. It has good potential...

AleWatcher, Aug 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

bobv, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to Sam for this one. One of the best beers from my favorite brewery? Yes please! 12oz. bottle into a Lawson's pint.

Pours a coarse, .5 finger white head with moderate to low retention. Beer is a clear orange-goldenrod. Lacing is spotty and sparse with average cling. Average.

Nose is outstanding! Notes of citrus, mango, grapefruit, papaya and cane sugar. Very appetizing.

Opens sweet. Grapefruit, citrus, papaya, passionfruit, and other tropical flavors. Big cane sugar malt backbone. End is citrus and sap hop bitterness with some piney notes sprinkled in. Finishes bitter with a juicy, sweet and hoppy aftertaste. Very, very good.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Spritzy and bubbly in the mouth and juicy going down. FInishes messy with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Real drinkable.

Easily one of the best IPAs I've had in a long time. Which is saying a lot in a style crowded with so many top-notch offerings. Honestly, to be expected from Brew Kettle, one of the most under-the-radar brewpubs in the US in my opinion.

SpeedwayJim, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Rollzroyce21, Jun 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Damian74Shensky, May 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ajzy, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JohnParadee, Jul 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

JimmyFlatRock, Dec 04, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -7.9%

papat444, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Lehighace06, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

waddellc2, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

josephwa, Jan 20, 2013
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
95 out of 100 based on 1,632 ratings.