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

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Ranking:
#972
Reviews:
419
Ratings:
2,335
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
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Photo of maxbarto
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cub7
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bark0707
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of norinco
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jimmys
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No date. 12 oz. bottle.

Pours nicely, slight haze, off white head. Good lacing and retention. Citrus rind, Stone fruit. Tropical and piney. Gets more complex as it warms. Gotta be mosaic and citra in here somewhere. Simcoe too. Very good.

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

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

Photo of Dogeez
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one of my most favorite IPAs. Slight hint of grapefruit, but not grapefruit infused - all the taste is just from the correct selection and brewing of hops.

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

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adidaswp
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Gifted by the man TB! Probably 4 to 5 months old by now

Pours a clear and deep orange gold color (or a dehydrated man's pee color for those who need visuals). Head was thin and almost white. Aroma is a sweet caramel malt base with a bit of citrus hops coming through. Taste is really not too different from the smell. The sweet malt has a great character to it - better than most. The hop flavor is tough to single out. They say it is all hop flavor going on but I tend to disagree. This is really just a well balanced malt/hop recipe. It has a moderate level of bitterness and leaves a slightly sticky residue on the lips.

This is a great west coast IPA. I have to say that the sweetness in this one is different than most and is really appealing - deserving of an upvote. Not too malty but assertive in flavor. Very nice!

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Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.61/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woemad
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz undated bottle received from WesMantooth in the first of his BIF boxes.

Poured into a shaker pint glass, this was a chill-hazed copper amber color, with a good sized beige colored head. Lots of lace.

Initially herbal hop nose. Things got a little more complex, with citrusy grapefruit notes coming out to play as it warms. Sweet malty notes emerge as well.

Bitter, grapefruit and herbal hop bite in the opening taste. Despite the label proclaiming it to be a "West Coast IPA," there's a fairly large malt backbone to this that I've come to associate with the majority of midwest IPAs I've had. Finishes dry and herbal.

Medium bodied, with a moderately resiny mouthfeel.

Not bad, but not my jam. This strikes me as a west coast IPA as it might be if brewed by someone who hasn't had one, but has read about them.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.54/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is golden like bronze, nose is thick of hops. The taste hits quickly with the citrusy hoppy flavor. It is dry, but not too dry. This is a very good, no great beer.

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

Photo of dokhollidai
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of hopflyer
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single as a gift from my local beer store. Was told it was bottled 8/2/17. Thank you Joe.

Pours to a one finger head, light gold color with good clarity.

Grapefruit and pine coupled with sugary cereal smells. Some lemon, orange, and a bit of apricot. A lot going on.

First taste i notice the apricot first along with orange flavors. The hops carry a decent bitterness which is kept in check by fruiry candy like sweetness, jolly rancher like. Taste not as citrusy as the nose suggested.

Medium bodied and lower carbonation. A touch syrupy and slight lingering bitterness.

Overall a very good IPA. Smell was excellent but the taste didn't follow all the way thru. I'd buy this often if it was available locally and affordable.

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 2,335 ratings