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

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Black Rajah
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -39.6%

10-27-2013 05:40:22 | More by ohiobeer29
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jratt79

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

11-18-2012 00:50:27 | More by jratt79
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a black color with a nice brown head. Head doesn't have a lot of retention, but does leave quite a bit of lacing.

S- Is mostly dominated by roasted and faint chocolate malts. Tropical hops are here but are on the back burner.

T- Taste is a lot like the nose. Not nearly as hoppy as I hoped or expected.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

O- Being that White Rajah is one of my favorite and go to IPA's I found this one to be a little disappointing. I was really excited to try this one too.

Serving type: growler

01-07-2013 13:56:56 | More by nrbw23
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-17-2014 22:31:07 | More by DrBier
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letshaveanother

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-14-2014 14:45:31 | More by letshaveanother
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gradergator

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

01-17-2013 16:35:21 | More by gradergator
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maximus_rebel

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-07-2013 17:49:37 | More by maximus_rebel
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-21-2013 00:23:52 | More by ChrisMon02
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

03-29-2014 02:31:19 | More by ZachRusk
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-03-2014 00:45:54 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

10-21-2013 17:53:30 | More by Sturmthis
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mjw1200

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It was a treat to finally try this beer. Not very aromatic but the taste was excellent. One of the few smoky beers I have enjoyed recently. Smoke in the front, some malt and hops to end. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but glad I got to try it. Another solid beer from a great brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2012 05:26:47 | More by mjw1200
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-03-2014 00:19:34 | More by Cynic-ale
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Adkins1203

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-15-2014 01:38:14 | More by Adkins1203
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-11-2013 00:06:29 | More by vrbulldog22
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

03-24-2014 15:53:21 | More by masterofsparks
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ScottJWing

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-27-2013 22:59:35 | More by ScottJWing
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

10-26-2013 19:27:18 | More by dlin0sbb
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cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-15-2014 19:32:03 | More by cp45
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-21-2014 16:00:18 | More by Artjsantos
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Gig2828

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-28-2014 04:37:13 | More by Gig2828
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Greencoat

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown color with ruby highlights, khaki head with excellent lacing. Nose is big tropical fruit hops and a trace amount of chocolate malt. Flavor is a burst of tropical hops, slight caramel malt, and a complimentary - not overtaking - amount of roasted malts. Best black IPA I've had this far, well done.

Serving type: on-tap

12-05-2012 00:56:16 | More by Greencoat
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

02-19-2014 23:24:02 | More by mpayne5
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DeFaz

Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap (and enjoyed in a growler) from Spinoza's in Beavercreek, Ohio. This poured a very dark brown with a two inch head that left splotchy lacing. The smell is malty and hoppy, with roasted malt and toffee but there's not much that stands out (while White Rajah has an amazing smell that rivals the best IPAs). The taste consists of a 40/40 balance between chocolate and pine from the hops with caramel and coffee rounding things out. As for the mouthfeel, this is fairly smooth and minimally carbonated with bitterness that seems to come more from the coffee than the hops and that is moderately thick. Overall, I'm not a big fan of black IPAs, and so I expected to enjoy this less than White Rajah. Still, I think there's some room for improvement here. This is more difficult to find than the White, probably because (I believe) this is only available on tap and tends to go quick.

Serving type: growler

04-15-2014 00:15:51 | More by DeFaz
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BB1313

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Brew Kettle in Strongsville, Ohio

Pours black with some auburn hues; one finger off-white head that leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are awesome. Lots of sticky grapefruit with hints of pineapple. Subtle garlic notes, which are enjoyable. Decent amount of cocoa malts. Flavors are very sharp and earthy. Lots of grass and pine needles. Lots of citrus. More grapefruit and hints of tangerines. Hop vine and hop leaves in the mix. Hints of dark chocolate. More bitter than sweet. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied; creamy and silky with active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. It's fun and easy to drink.

This is an awesome Black IPA. It's been awhile since I've had it, and I was very happy to revisit it. It does a great job of doing White Rajah justice. I wouldn't mind seeing this in bottles. Great stuff. Recomended if given the opportunity.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2013 19:22:23 | More by BB1313
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Black Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
91 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.