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

White RajahWhite Rajah
BA SCORE
4.3/5
2,292 Ratings
White RajahWhite Rajah
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:
#538
Reviews:
411
Ratings:
2,292
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
481
Gots:
419
Trade:
25
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,292 |  Reviews: 411
Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very Good IPA, I'd have it again.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of mgbickel pours a uber-hazed gold color with a small, but tight off-white head. Decent retention and good lacing.

Hops are tropical on the nose and the malt has an 'oatmeal-esque' creamed caramel aroma...interesting. Smells good, although the nose is not overly powerful.

Taste is balanced, the malts are more caramely than the aroma would indicate and the hops are somewhat restrained. The mouthfeel is quite nice, moderate heft with a pinch of sweetness and is oh so smooth. There is a bit of earthiness as it warms up that is interesting, plus it throws down a couple different layers of bitterness on the finish. Its good, for sure...probably my favorite so far from TBK.

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Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Zuidman
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Dope
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No date on this one, however the beer store said it arrived 5/17. Given the taste I'd say it's quite fresh.

A: Pours a very clear amber. Big soapy and foamy white head. Head fizzes away pretty quickly, leaving moderate splotches of lacing. Nice retention at least.

S: Whoa, loaded with citrus and tropical fruits. Nice sharp bite. Strong caramel malt sweetens it up. Orange marmalade is prevalent.

T: Pungent and sharp citrus, orange marmalade and tropical fruits. Sharp (there's that word again) bitterness. Strong and tasty caramel in the middle balances it nicely but make no mistake, this one is hoppy. Wave of sharp (how many times can I use this word?) bitterness in the finish with more orange marmalade. Drying and quite bitter in the lingering aftertaste. Lots of citrus throughout.

M: Slick and oily with hop resin. Medium bodied.

O: An excellent IPA. Strong flavored caramel malt for only 6.8%. Great balance but at the same time the hops stand out very strongly and with pungent, crisp and sharp flavors/bitterness. Hard to describe, IPAs are usually well balanced (90min, pliny) or are unbalanced and super hoppy and bitter (hopsickle, ruination). This one is both at the same time. Really enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of Durge
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MDDMD
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of fosters9
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hilgart1
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of khargro2
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of tbryan5
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra in a recent trade. Thanks @plutoniumpete! Great aroma with a 2 finger head that lingers for a little bit. Taste is exquisitely balanced with the bitterness perfectly contrasting the malt presence. I wish I was able to get this in the South. Great experience and glad I was able to try a bottle.

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Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had an older bottle - very malty.

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Photo of anteater
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip

A- pours a hazy golden yellow color with lots of thick carbonation bubbles floating to the top, creating a thick white foamy head, a few floating swimming around

S- bright citrus hops with some dank aromas, hemp, honey, some fruity esters, just a hint of bready malt

T- fresh grapefruit juice flavors with some orange zest, light grassy notes with tropical pineapple, sweet honey mid-palate leads to a clean and dry finish with lingers of citrus

M- medium body and carbonation lead to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, ABV is barely noticeable

O- this packs the flavors of a DIPA, yet is extremely drinkable. Bright citrus notes highlight this one, and lingers on the palate like very few regular IPA's, an outstanding beer

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Photo of thegerm87
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of M_chav
3.8/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,292 ratings
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