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:
2,282
Reviews:
407
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

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1.75/5  rDev -59.1%

Photo of TheBeerSipper
2.43/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Strange taste and strange smell

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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -41.6%

Fresh growler. Still don't particularly care for this. Somewhat vegetal taste and heavy fuzzy mouthfeel.

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2.52/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Bottle.

A - Hazy amber with good carbonation and a two finger dense off-white head. Good lace rings and a half finger retention.

S - Candied pineapple. Sweet malt. Diacetyl.

T - Diacetyl in the finish. Lot's of candy and minimal sweet fruity hops. Honestly, very little going on for an IPA. Tons more malt than expected and very little explosive hop character. Sweet malt all the way through.

M - Good bitterness, medium carbonation, medium body.

O/D - If you're gonna write "malt, take a back seat please" on your bottle, it probably shouldn't be malty. This there was some initial fruity hops, it's just not enough for the style and the diacetyl is obviously showing. I will not finish this. Likely a bad bottle, but it's what I have in front of me.

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2.56/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.69/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance was promising, considering this is billed as a West Coast IPA, but it's a textbook maltbomb.

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2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

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2.85/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a goblet

A: Light golden copper; clear; 1-finger head that stuck around for a few minutes and left some light lacing

S: Lots of sweet tropical fruit

T: Very sweet initially, then makes a rough and sudden transition to being very bitter; the aftertaste --or something underneath the initial fruity sweetness -- is moldy, rusty and metallic

M: Texture is fine, but leaves a very unpleasant bitterness on the tongue

O: This one just doesn't do it for me. Something about the sweetness and bitterness is out of whack, at least the way I taste it. And the aftertaste makes me shudder. I'm obviously in the minority on this one, but I've had the same negative reaction each time I've tried White Rajah.

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2.95/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - pours copper without much of a head on it

S - nose is tons of cheddar (?!?) and some fruity notes

T - follows the nose. Musty-like cheddarness with some caramel malts. Weird, but not terrible.

< - medium body with some wateriness

D - decent IPA. Bit and bold, but with tons of weird cheese flavors of which I wasn't a huge fan.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had an older bottle - very malty.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

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