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
Ratings:
2,283
Reviews:
407
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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Photo of Eammon1920
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nace4
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marzen_Fan
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cotton_27
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dwb11
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sgtgibbs
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neenerzig
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Having this on-tap. Served to me in a pint glass, this beer draws a clear, medium golden color with an amber hue and a white head that's about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. Settles eventually to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Aromas of some toasted, bready caramel malts and citrusy, piney hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with somewhat toasted, fairly bready, caramel malts that have some sweetness that's followed by big citrus and piney hop bitterness. While the malt flavors make their presence know, the hop bitterness is certainly the dominant flavor here. And that's just fine. Has a fairly crisp, mainly smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. As a clean finish along with a fairly dry aftertaste. The bitterness longer nicely on the palate for a long time after each sip. Easy to drink in a good way. Worth a try to say the least. Hope heads will enjoy this one. I know I sure am.

Eric

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3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of b__a
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Easily one of the best beers I have had in Ohio, and deserving of its 'world class' rating.

There's nothing to criticize here. I try to drink this out of a tulip or a wine glass, just so that I can really take in the nose, which is all tropical---mostly I get mango and grapefruit. Those work out on the palate too, with lots of bitter hops backed by fruit, some complex (almost savory) malt, and a touch of dankness. The beer feels nice on the palate, looks great for the style, and just ticks all the boxes for me.

It'll be hard to drink anything immediately after---this beer packs a real flavor punch, and most that follow will seem tepid by comparison.

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Photo of Stefko
4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. No bottle date evident

A: Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange in color with a 1/4 inch foamy, paper white head with minimal retention. Thick, white lacing throughout.

S: Aromas of grapefruit, peach, and orange with hints of sweet malt and piney hops.

T: Starts off with mellow grapefruit, melons, and peach followed by lighter notes of guava and passionfruit. Finishes with a mild piney, resinous hop bitterness.

F: Light to medium bodied. Smooth. Crisp with light carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: Overall, this is a good IPA. Sort of a hybrid between an east coast and west coast in my opinion. Kind of a bitter hoppy, yet somewhat juicy, brew. Super crushable and easy drinking. Would love to try this fresh from the source.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful and clear deep gold to amber with a foamy white head that caps and stays a quarter of an inch on the surface. Good lacing. Smells of blueberry, mango, pine of a snow dusted Douglas Fir, and a mild buttery caramel. Taste follows with mango being dominant as both a sweet and bitter component. Tropical fruits followed on the coat tails by delicious pine and mild caramel and biscuit sweetness. Feel is nice and smooth, somewhat slick and resinous perhaps due to the mild to medium carbonation, and coats the mouth. Well balanced but favors the bitter end of the spectrum. Overall, this is a wonderful IPA. Meets the tropical and juicy components as well as the bitter and sticky ones of new and old. Thanks again to Corey for this gem. Cheers!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Josholson666
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent West Coast style IPA here. Light gold body with a small white head, recedes to a nice thick ring. Good lacing on the glass as well.
Smells hoppy! Citrus and grassy hop smell, defined malt presence as well.
Taste follows closely, biscuty malt presence, some piney hops as well.
Nice semi-sticky mouthfeel, bitter finish but the malts help to balance.

Another excellent IPA coming from Ohio!

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Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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