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

White RajahWhite Rajah
BA SCORE
4.3/5
2,292 Ratings
White RajahWhite Rajah
BEER INFO

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:
#538
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
2,292
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
481
Gots:
419
Trade:
25
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,292 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of JohnKristan
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The near perfect IPA. Nicely balanced with a crisp hoppy finished. Holds its own against other "cult" IPAs.

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Photo of ndizzle52
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of AndrewRivera21
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of jm_buckeye
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of FogDishHead
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jstew
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of NMA
4.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbbransc
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lewreff
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NotHereForGold
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of M1A2
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - Opened the bottle and it poured a deep orange with a white head...about a finger worth. some visible carbonation.

S - Citra hop blast with grapefruit, mango, tropical fruit and just dank fresh hops, It smells so good. The malts clearly take a backseat on this.

T - SCORE! exactly the nose, but a little more bitterness and bite. really nice citric blast in your mouth, a great ipa.

M - Tingly and medium bodied. nice carbonation..

O - Overall, a great ipa! really nice balance of everything i love about the style...a really great beer and worth seeking out.

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Photo of BeerTailor
4.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleDlovesbeer
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jkonte
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hwy395
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Machete824
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brewski09
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

A - Dark golden color with a very light head that dissipates quickly, but doesn't quite leave entirely. Lots of good lacing.

S - sweet hops, pine resin and citrus dominate this one. A bit of booze hits before caramel sweetness. You really don't notice it too much though because the hops are so dominant.

T - pine and a surprising tropical fruit that I didn't pick up on the aroma. The citrus is there, but it takes a back seat to what tastes like papaya to me. This one really sticks with you in a nice way. Very impressive with the tropical hitting and sticking around. There is a mild spiciness, like a hint of Rye in this one that shows through once the palate calms down and processes it.

M - The bitterness really hits you the most in this one, setting up the overall mouthfeel. I like this, a solid bitterness on the palate, with a mild sweetness backing it up, but not offsetting it. This is a nice mouthfeel, but not for everyone.

O - I really enjoyed this one. Glad I bought a 6-pack, but wish I had done it sooner. I would like it to be just a touch sweeter on the finish, but still a great beer.

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Photo of jrnyc
4.76/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I think this is one of the best IPAs most people don't know about. Awesome flowery smell. Great mouthfeel, this stuff dances on my tongue. Carbonation is perfect. Great taste, every sip makes me one the next one more.

Great stuff, wish I could get this one all the time.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jminch
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Iparedman
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,292 ratings
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