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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 8.65%
Wants: 9
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mjw1200 on 10-16-2012)
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Photo of buschbeer
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a tulip glass

L - It is a very dark beer. It looks similar to a porter. It is topped with three inches of tan head that leaves some decent lacing.

S - I smell a nice combination of citrus and roasted malt. The citrus is a little more aggressive.

T - The taste mirrors the smell. This beer achieves a nice balance between hops and roasted malt. It starts out with some citrus which gives way to roasted malt. The finish is a combination of grapefruit bitterness and black coffee.

F - Medium

O - This is a well crafted black IPA. I enjoy the balance. It is not overly hoppy as many Cascadian dark ales are. I enjoy this beer immensely.

buschbeer, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, no bottle date. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours very dark brown with a couple inch frothy light tan head. The head stayed around a long time, and there's also a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops (tropical fruit, grapefruit), pine hops, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's also some grassiness and coffee noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's slick and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, definitely worth a try if you come across some. $11.99 a 6-pack.

bluejacket74, Oct 13, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

Brew Kettle Black Rajah

Look 8/10
Smell 19/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 17/20

Overall 88/100

Very nice and refreshing Black IPA. Has a solid taste, yet doesn't overpower. if anything it might lack body in some regards. I also have been crushing huge stouts this week. So maybe it just appears light. the tropical fruit shines through. I suppose it has more IPA than 'Black' to me. Still a very well rounded easy drinking beer~

BrewUSA, Oct 04, 2014
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Black Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
93 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.