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
Ratings:
2,286
Reviews:
409
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
482
Gots:
417
For Trade:
25
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Photo of Josholson666
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trooperbob
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4/5  rDev -6.5%
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 -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -6.5%
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 -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefbender
3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpauldingSmails
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chestertonian82
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnKristan
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
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 +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A_Rad
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopSavant
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwood06
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
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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Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bylerteck
2.52/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Bottle.

A - Hazy amber with good carbonation and a two finger dense off-white head. Good lace rings and a half finger retention.

S - Candied pineapple. Sweet malt. Diacetyl.

T - Diacetyl in the finish. Lot's of candy and minimal sweet fruity hops. Honestly, very little going on for an IPA. Tons more malt than expected and very little explosive hop character. Sweet malt all the way through.

M - Good bitterness, medium carbonation, medium body.

O/D - If you're gonna write "malt, take a back seat please" on your bottle, it probably shouldn't be malty. This there was some initial fruity hops, it's just not enough for the style and the diacetyl is obviously showing. I will not finish this. Likely a bad bottle, but it's what I have in front of me.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Schlegz
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MalarkeyMcGee
3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Ironic name given that this pours a dark muddy Amber. Really not an attractive beer.

S: Piney and malty.

T: Malty but with a curious sort of lightness and hop quality to it.

F: Pretty standard IPA

O: Overt malt character is not my cup of tea, but still pretty good.

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White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
4.28 out of 5 based on 2,286 ratings.
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