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

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Ratings: 1,515
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 392
Gots: 159 | FT: 18
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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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Ratings: 1,515 | Reviews: 306 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

01-19-2013 21:58:05 | More by brystmar
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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

09-10-2012 02:20:44 | More by BeerBucks
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

11-27-2013 21:04:56 | More by CTJman
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7%

07-01-2014 23:16:35 | More by waddellc2
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.8/5  rDev -11.6%

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.

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-23-2014 15:36:04 | More by greenspointexas
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +3%

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.

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

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%

The nose is filled with pithy grapefruit rinds and juices, with a floral touch and some pine needles. The flavor is straight to the grapefruit qualities with a nice back of honey sweetness. Added sweetness comes from a thick caramel malt. It finishes bitter with pine and dank onion but than dries out with a barley flavor. This is a very tasty beer that would be greater doubled.

08-18-2014 21:01:32 | More by KYGunner
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

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

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3%

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.

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

06-15-2014 05:38:36 | More by Dave_Treat
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3%

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.

02-02-2012 04:36:16 | More by WillCarrera
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Paccamacca

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 03:03:45 | More by Paccamacca
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-17-2014 14:43:45 | More by GJ40
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

02-19-2014 05:58:28 | More by Localdrinklax
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campfirebrew

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

12-19-2013 02:39:02 | More by campfirebrew
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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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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev -4.9%

Huge thanks to mtomlins for this one.

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, pine resins, floral hops, sweet caramel and light bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, bitter pine resins, light caramel and some bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Great IPA but it's just a touch too malty for my liking.

07-21-2014 20:27:03 | More by SebD
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

07-20-2012 23:56:10 | More by szmnnl99
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Urbancaver

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +7.7%

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!

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

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

11-27-2011 22:14:46 | More by kawilliams81
White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
96 out of 100 based on 1,515 ratings.