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:
#540
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 Virby44
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerGuy8315
4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. No bottle date evident

A: Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange in color with a 1/4 inch foamy, paper white head with minimal retention. Thick, white lacing throughout.

S: Aromas of grapefruit, peach, and orange with hints of sweet malt and piney hops.

T: Starts off with mellow grapefruit, melons, and peach followed by lighter notes of guava and passionfruit. Finishes with a mild piney, resinous hop bitterness.

F: Light to medium bodied. Smooth. Crisp with light carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: Overall, this is a good IPA. Sort of a hybrid between an east coast and west coast in my opinion. Kind of a bitter hoppy, yet somewhat juicy, brew. Super crushable and easy drinking. Would love to try this fresh from the source.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful and clear deep gold to amber with a foamy white head that caps and stays a quarter of an inch on the surface. Good lacing. Smells of blueberry, mango, pine of a snow dusted Douglas Fir, and a mild buttery caramel. Taste follows with mango being dominant as both a sweet and bitter component. Tropical fruits followed on the coat tails by delicious pine and mild caramel and biscuit sweetness. Feel is nice and smooth, somewhat slick and resinous perhaps due to the mild to medium carbonation, and coats the mouth. Well balanced but favors the bitter end of the spectrum. Overall, this is a wonderful IPA. Meets the tropical and juicy components as well as the bitter and sticky ones of new and old. Thanks again to Corey for this gem. Cheers!

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

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

Photo of Josholson666
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent West Coast style IPA here. Light gold body with a small white head, recedes to a nice thick ring. Good lacing on the glass as well.
Smells hoppy! Citrus and grassy hop smell, defined malt presence as well.
Taste follows closely, biscuty malt presence, some piney hops as well.
Nice semi-sticky mouthfeel, bitter finish but the malts help to balance.

Another excellent IPA coming from Ohio!

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

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

Photo of Trooperbob
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hobojungle
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of addiwilliams
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Acquired from mantoury74 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color with a short off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a decent burst of grassy hops bitterness. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

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

Photo of chiefbender
3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Chestertonian82
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnKristan
4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The near perfect IPA. Nicely balanced with a crisp hoppy finished. Holds its own against other "cult" IPAs.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwood06
4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My wife recently took a work trip to Cincinnati & naturally I requested that she bring back some beer from Ohio, specifically beers that I am unable to get in Chicago. She came back with 3, 2 of which I have already had (but really liked) and 1 which I had never had before. This beer is that one.

This beer pours a white head that is frothy with just a little bit of creaminess to it and dissipates ultra slowly. The beer itself is clear and a golden amber color, leaning more towards the golden, with moderate carbonation visible. There are also trails of yeast the form tendrils coming down from the bottom of the head which makes for a very cool effect. 4.25/5 The aroma is very citrus centric with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, papaya, and tangerines. There is a bready undertone that adds an earthy layer to the sweetness of the citrus. This is a very bright, fruity, and sweet aroma that is quite enjoyable just to smell. 4/5 The flavor starts out with tangerine sweetness and just a hint of white bread before moving into the pure hop profile of grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon. As the beer warms there is a bit of bready malt that comes through underneath the hops, adding a subtle layer of earthiness that cuts into the citrus This is a pretty sweet IPA that has a good bitter backbone. The bitterness is moderate and lingers slightly. 4.25/5 The mouthfeel starts off with a light carbonation tickle that moves toward a slightly drying, medium body that drinks heavier than it tastes. The dryness lingers very lightly after swallowing. 4/5 This is a really good IPA that finds a nice balance between sweet and bitter while remaining focused on the massive hop profile. I can easily see why this rates so high on BA and I concur with that rating. What floors me more than anything...is that my wife somehow picks up these awesome beers without knowing what they are! 4.25/5

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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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