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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:
#544
Reviews:
414
Ratings:
2,301
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
481
Gots:
421
Trade:
25
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Ratings: 2,301 |  Reviews: 414
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of ppoitras
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon from bb8189. Thanks for the brew, Brian!

Poured into a CCB pub glass, forms a 1/4" off-white head over the clear golden amber brew. Head is gone in a flash, with slow-falling lace. Aroma is stanky grapefuity hops.

Taste begins with a sedate sweetness, marajuana-type funk in the middle, and citrus hops through the close. Mouthfeel is way smooth, and drinkability is great. Cheers to GATM!

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

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Jwale73
4.12/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to CruisaC for the generous extra. 12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. Pours a translucent amber with a fizzy, quarter inch, white head. Head eventually settles into a oily slick, with a tight band around the shoulders. The nose on this beer is fantastic! Tropical fruit is prominent off the bottle pop and is present off the pour; however, caramel & toffee dominate once the brew settles in the glass. Taste consistent with nose; however, an earthy, rind-like character cuts through the caramel and finishes with a light, lingering bitterness. Tropical fruit presence is also a bit more diminished. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an assertive carbonation that falls just shy of prickly. There's also a slightly oily texture to the consistency. Overall, a very good IPA. I really enjoyed this beer, but perhaps it might be just a little too malt forward - not in a bad way whatsoever, but I think it might slightly detract from the hops complexities.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maximum12
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to CaptCleveland, a recent (& hopefully future) trader who jammed this little gem as an extra into a recent box.

Poured into a willing pint glass, this is a clean, filtered amber. Nose is precisely as advertised, citrus packing plant on the shores of a tropical hop island. Nice.

White Rajah punches above its weight by way of both bitterness & flavors; too many IPAs have one or the other, but not both. Not so herein. The curtain rises on a beer so oily, so full of resins, so sticky, that is barely qualifies as beer. Damn. Along with that lip-smacking stickiness is a heavy dose of passion fruit, mango, pineassle, & like that. Bittering hops smack the back-end with an open hand, keeping the tropicals from getting too sweet. Goes down like water. I suppose it is, mostly.

Excellent IPA. This is how you do things, people, throw those malts out the window & just drown me in filthy hops. All my other Brew Kettle experiences have been good, this one is exceptional.

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

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4.12/5  rDev -4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

what a pleasant surprise, thanks to crushedvol!

a - opened the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. poured a yellow orange that settled as a deep orange with a classicd foamy frothy white head...about a finger and a half worth. rich and transparent. some visible carbonation.

s - wonderful sweetened citric blast. really nice hops. very good balance with the sweetness. candied caramel malts blend nicely.

t - YUM. exactly the nose, but turn up the sweatiness and toss in a perfect blend of bitterness. really nice citric blast with thick piny hops. the sweetness is tamed back in the flavor by the bitterness. very nice ipa.

m - tingly and medium bodied. nice carbonation...a bit on the heavy side, but it works.

o - overall, another great ipa. i wish i could get this locally...what a treat. really nice balance of everything i like about the style...a really great offering and worth seeking out.

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4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,301 ratings
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