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

White RajahWhite Rajah
BA SCORE
95.3%
Liked This Beer
4.3 w/ 2,291 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:
#540
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
2,291
Liked:
2,184
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
9.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
481
Gots:
418
Trade:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,291 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of kylemckinnis
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Morrow27
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrs3994243
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopasaursRex08
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.41/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear fizzy orange, with a huge tropical nose. Lots of apricot, mango, pineapple essence anchored by zesty earthy hop spice that tickles the nose. Flavor is a bit sweet at first, but balances out with some spicy hop bitter by the end. Feel is smooth with appropriate bubbly fizz. Great example of the style.

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Photo of jschott75
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmartinger
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WanderingFool
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

A: straw to golden yellow minimal white head

S: citrus. Pine. Almost an olive nose to it

T: lemon zest. Resin. Citrus pith. Pine.

F: clean and crisp bitter bite

O: really well done. Good balance. Def a west coast style

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Photo of SWOhio-aquifer
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Exceptional ipa. All the big fruit flavors of hops dedicated to doing so, in a fashion that wants to make you drink more of this berry esque ipa.

With just a bit less abv than head hunter ipa and nearly the same impact of fruity hoppy delish stuff this has won the coat rack spot for my ipa in the frig.

This brewery is a staple in Cleveland. And it is where you can go to brew your own. Weird, righteous and outstanding.

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Photo of BSquaredGolf
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of DaveOrama
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MartyIU13
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mig100
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
4.74/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is one finger thick and off-white , with secular lacing, and a clear straw gold body.

I smell a very generous, yet non-offensive helping of the citrus and tropical hops described on the labeling.

Tastes like much of the same described above, but with a nice mid-palate snap. Clear, bright, and refreshing. I think this taste is just on the line between IPA and Imperial IPA.

The mouthfeel I'm getting from this beer is smooth and crisp. Again, the bite appears and has a responding tingle on the tongue as a result. I'm starting to wonder if other people have experience...

Overall, I'll give White Rajah - The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works a 4.75. This is an extremely solid offering from this Ohio brewery. Again, I can't get over the unique mouthfeel.

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

12oz bottle poured into a tulip pint. The brew appears a pale golden copper color with white cap. Smells hoppy with citrus and pith/pulp character. Tastes bitter and rindy with a mild fruity character, resinous and somewhat floral. This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall pretty nice, easy drinking stuff.

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Photo of ropace33
3.51/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 5EKF
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Rajah has a medium, white head, a semi-opaque, orange-gold appearance, some bubbles, and not so heavy lacing left behind. The aroma is of very citrus-type hop oil and white bread, and the flavor is of the same, with citrus rind and pith. It is not too bitter or sugary. Mouthfeel is medium, and White Rajah finishes mostly dry and mild.

RJT

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Photo of DaftPatrick
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Yoda22
3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryanalday
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 95.3% out of 100 with 2,291 ratings
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