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

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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:
#542
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
2,298
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
482
Gots:
420
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,298 |  Reviews: 414
Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.67/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unlike any other ipa I've had. An epic bubble gum and tropical fruit smell, and the taste follows suit. Has a good hoppy aftertaste too.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westlaunboy
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KillerJigger
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If u can get it! Get it! That good.

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Photo of sillydarla
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shonkers
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite IPA (even beating the likes of Fathead's Headhunter, for crying in a bucket) and in my top 5 beers of all time. Simply fantastic and unique aroma, taste, and mouthfeel--the blend of Hops used is magical. I'm smitten...problem is that while I'm from where this nectar is brewed, I now live in South Florida--where I can't get it.

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

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Thedusanmandic
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly pungent citrus aroma. Off white head turns into a sticky, newly spun spiderweb lace that sits on top of a two-month-old-penny color. Hoppy slightly oncoming sucker punch followed by an oily stick-your-tongue-on-9-volt-rayovac aftertaste. My go-to "session IPA" that leaves with with a late afternoon of regrets.

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Photo of Sinzanasti
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
2.69/5  rDev -37.4%
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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Photo of RayReed522
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me of Zombie Dust

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Photo of JNForsyth
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.99/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A hop spectacle for the taste buds. Had this at the Brew Kettle fresh... as good as it gets baby! P.S. Check out Ogrefest!

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Photo of Onenote81
4.32/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of nikhilshetty007
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect Golden in colour. Nice fruity Taste. One of the best beer I have ever had.

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Photo of pmangold
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewo
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

We pour into our glistening new King Sue tekus, christening them on their maiden voyage. The coloring shows up a shade of golden honey. A one finger head of soapy white foam is produced, but this is transient, disappearing quickly. Flicking the wrist robustly, however, causes a wonderfully triumphant return of said head. Lacing is globular and spotty. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active throughout. The aroma is sweet and generously hopped to include notes of citric and nectary fruity hoppiness, pale and soft caramel graininess, apricot, peach, and red apple fruitiness, honey sweetness, metallic ale yeastiness, astringent detergent, tart bubblegum zing, grapefruity rind and oily zestiness, candy corn, flaked butter biscuits, peppery booze, old leather, and wet wool. The flavoring is sweeter than expected for a self-professed “west coast style IPA”. The bitterness of hops is there, but it comes as a slow, lingering tickle at the far back of the palate. Primary notes include citric and floral hop sweetness, honey and white sugar, buttery pale and caramel malts, simple malted barley, acetaldehyde, black pepper and garlic powder spiciness, melted plastic army men, microfiber fabric, concrete and mineral, pine sap and green grassy resins, peach syrup, grapefruit and tangerine fleshy sweetness, powdered Sweetart candies, chalky but savory yeast, and white grape skins. The body is lightly medium, and the carbonation is light and soft as well. Each sip gives nice slurp and smack, but creaminess and frothiness lose out to oily coating on the swirl. The mouth is left significantly puckered after this drips away, especially as the beer comes to temperature. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks away quickly.

Overall, there is just about something here for everyone across the IPA spectrum of taste. The aroma is intensely sweet in its citric and fruity nature, and this translates well to most aspects of the taste. Where you really start to get any semblance of a bitter west coast IPA is through the aftertaste. The hops darken, giving deeper soapy, citric, and piney bitterness. So regardless of if you prefer the sweet or bitter side of the argument, you will find a reasonable medium here. While drinkability is excellent, the one negative we would have about it would be its feel. It glides across and around the mouth well enough, but it ultimately reads as a bit thin. Regardless, we are incredibly happy to have had the opportunity to stumble across this beer, as it seems a bit of a local, regional homebody of a legend.

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Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,298 ratings
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