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:
2,273
Reviews:
407
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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483
Gots:
415
For Trade:
25
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Ratings: 2,273 |  Reviews: 407
Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brown120
3.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

The Brew Kettle Production Works - White Raja. 6.8% ABV. 12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Look: Nice translucent orange body, and retains a one finger sized white, bubbly head shortly, before ending up as a ring of lacing.

Smell: Tons of sweet, juicy tropical fruits, with some bitter hops underneath.

Feel: Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.

Taste: Bitter hops immediately up front, unlike the aroma. The juicy orange, mango, grapefruit, and citrus/tropical provide some additional sweet flavor near the back. Within the aftertaste, some light bready malt appears.

Overall: Great combination of juicy fruits and bitter hops, with the malt coming into play within the aftertaste. Nice refreshing fruity IPA.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled not sure of the bottle date, but it is fresh. Pours an attractive orange with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves crazy lace behind.

Smell is apricot, blood orange, passion fruit, pine trees, and some red grapefruit.

Taste follows apricot immediately, candy apple, pine, passion fruit, and with as always with any great IPA grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium, perfect carbonation plenty, not dry, and drinkability is off the charts.

Overall yes, this is a very very good IPA, many thanks to @WesMantooth for this treat.

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Photo of kemoarps
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lighter amber colour with a decent half finger of classic bubbles.

Nose starts off with some delicate fruits. Apricot makes an appearance as well as bready malts and bright citrus.

Incredibly well balanced and approachable. Bitter finish, but it sneaks up on you behind a frontal sweep of the same sweet citrus and floral hops. The citrus builds into that finish with juicy grapefruit giving way to its pithier instincts. I even get that tingling along the corners of my lips from when eating grapefruit or other highly acid citrus fruits.

Highly carbonated but clean. Pithy finish lingers and cloys to the tongue.
Comes together mastefully with nuance and rich flavour tapestry. If you like pithy grapefruit and can get it you owe it to yourself to at least try this one.
Another fantastic Ohio IPA courtesy of @WesMantooth and his incredible first salvo NBS BIF #3 box. Thanks Corey!

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Photo of rydev24
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EEscobar
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwesthoven
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best IPA ever. Hoppy, citrusy, yet pleasantly smooth and hoppy.

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Photo of RyanPking
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FormicaAtomica
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of SteveozKY
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of priceisalright
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kritch418
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 420Dude
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn good IPA. Balanced great with the citrus taste.

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Photo of NotHereForGold
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cimperman17
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Clear golden-orange body, two finger white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smells of caramel, tapioca, heavy grassy and citrusy hop aromatics, even a little bit of lemon. Flavour is more of the hops here, with a fair bit of grass, more bitter grapefruit, touch of mango, graininess, fair bit of caramel sweetness that balances things out. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, appropriately bitter with a bit of citrus and grassy hop notes. Overall, a very good IPA that probably makes for a great staple IPA in NE Ohio, unfortunately we don't get this in Wisconsin. Glad to have this one for sure.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Deep orange amber pour, thin white head that maintains a thin layer, little lacing. Nice ripe fruity aroma. Taste is sweet bready malt and bitter grapefruit and pine hops. The hops win out with long lasting bitterness. Medium soft mouth. Good brew overall.

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

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

Photo of zekeman17
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
4.28 out of 5 based on 2,273 ratings.
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