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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481
Gots:
416
For Trade:
25
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Photo of Seejae
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TexasATM3
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkonte
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Resilient sheet of lacing leaves a solid ring behind.

S- Balanced aroma of citrusy hops and cereal grain malt sweetness.

T- Great delivery of hop flavor and bitterness with lots of malt backing. Has that aggressive but balanced thing going on. Also a bit of piney resinous quality.

M- Sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- A spectacular single IPA that I've been dying to try and can say that all the hoopla is well-deserved. I liken this to Flower Power, only a bit more amped up. Has that cereal grain malt sweetness that I so like to go with the hop attack.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had.

(L) It has a somewhat murky amber hue with a thin white head.

(A) The aroma is tropical fruit and some dankness.

(T) There’s some bready malt back bone, pine, grapefruit, mango, dankness, all very flavorful and well balanced.


(F) Its smooth and crisp and juicy, and easy to drink too quickly. It is a top notch IPA in my opinion.

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Photo of Keeling
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaPan
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
4.28 out of 5 based on 2,283 ratings.
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