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

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Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

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

Added by jampics2 on 10-18-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#578
Reviews:
418
Ratings:
2,318
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of tpmarcinek
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Delta6014
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of French_Brandon
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes I get lucky and my brother in law from Ohio brings me some of this!

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Photo of Lazhal
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly turbid, foggy orange with a finger of white head. Head forms fairly freely, and retains fairly well. Good lacing left behind. Aroma is pine, resin, and dank hops right at the front. They sorta stick and linger in the nostrils. A whiff of mango add a little extra depth, while throwing in a dash of sugar to the more bittery hop aroma. Flavor profile is mango, grapefruit, pine, and resin. It opens up with those sweet tropical fruit notes, but quickly works its way into a more bitter, evergreen forest-like finish. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a nice crisp finish that just has a touch of harsh carbonation to it. Overall, hops hit both sides of the spectrum, but balance and work each other out. Well rounded and developed IPA.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden body, matte and clear. Two and a half finger white, rocky head that dissipates to a patchy cap. Spare and sticky lace.
Grapefruit and mango jump out of the bottle as I open it. The fruit mingles with some honey-like malts.
Bready malts and a honey character back up the big but balanced hop profile. Tropical fruit and grapefruit with an orange sweetness. Fresh pine towards the finish.
Medium bodied with a slight resin stickiness in the mouth feel. Medium carbonation with a dry, peppery finish.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cub7
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bark0707
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of norinco
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmys
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No date. 12 oz. bottle.

Pours nicely, slight haze, off white head. Good lacing and retention. Citrus rind, Stone fruit. Tropical and piney. Gets more complex as it warms. Gotta be mosaic and citra in here somewhere. Simcoe too. Very good.

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Photo of Leo_Blanke
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dogeez
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my most favorite IPAs. Slight hint of grapefruit, but not grapefruit infused - all the taste is just from the correct selection and brewing of hops.

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Photo of SeanVonMorrison
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adidaswp
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrinkGuinness
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gifted by the man TB! Probably 4 to 5 months old by now

Pours a clear and deep orange gold color (or a dehydrated man's pee color for those who need visuals). Head was thin and almost white. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt base with a bit of citrus hops coming through. Taste is really not too different from the smell. The sweet malt has a great character to it - better than most. The hop flavor is tough to single out. They say it is all hop flavor going on but I tend to disagree. This is really just a well balanced malt/hop recipe. It has a moderate level of bitterness and leaves a slightly sticky residue on the lips.

This is a great west coast IPA. I have to say that the sweetness in this one is different than most and is really appealing - deserving of an upvote. Not too malty but assertive in flavor. Very nice!

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Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.61/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woemad
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz undated bottle received from WesMantooth in the first of his BIF boxes.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a chill-hazed copper amber color, with a good sized beige colored head. Lots of lace.

Initially herbal hop nose. Things got a little more complex, with citrusy grapefruit notes coming out to play as it warms. Sweet malty notes emerge as well.

Bitter, grapefruit and herbal hop bite in the opening taste. Despite the label proclaiming it to be a "West Coast IPA," there's a fairly large malt backbone to this that I've come to associate with the majority of midwest IPAs I've had. Finishes dry and herbal.

Medium bodied, with a moderately resiny mouthfeel.

Not bad, but not my jam. This strikes me as a west coast IPA as it might be if brewed by someone who hasn't had one, but has read about them.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,318 ratings