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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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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Smell 19/20
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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~

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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

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Black Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
92 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.