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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,289
Reviews:
410
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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417
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Photo of cnagle28
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattyb79
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of damndirtyape
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. 12oz bottle poured into a Riedel beer glass. Didn't see the date but the person who brought these to the tasting said they had just arrived on the shelves.

Appearance: Mostly clear amber colored beer (a hint towards the golden range of the spectrum, but still some orange present) with just a hint of haze. Very impressive thick white head with lots of lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, some papaya, and a hint of pine. Quite hoppy - not detecting much underneath all those aromatic hops.

Taste: Everything one would expect from an AIPA. Hop flavor up front, with pine and citrus, a solid malt middle, and then quickly going into a hoppy bitter finish. The bitter finish does not linger long on the palate though. Bitterness was grapefruit citrus.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation and thickness. Not as much hop oils sticking to the teeth as I would have expected.

Overall: It could be that by this point in the tasting my palate is getting tired even with good swigs of water in between beers, but this one I view as nicely balanced and drinkable, but not really "wow" outstanding in taste and flavor. Still, enjoyable and well done, just not as high as many others have rated to my taste buds and nose.

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Photo of Duff27
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No freshness info.

A- Into a tulip. One-inch white foam on a clear light ruby red beer. Spotty lacing and good head retention.

S- Fresh pineapple. Smells great but you have to really get your sniffer up in there, minor complaint.

T- At first a tropical fruit sweetness but then in comes the hoptrain to wreck the palate. A lingering bitterness that stays with you after each sip. Hop hop hop on a comparitively small malt backdrop. "That's just White Rajah bein' White Rajah." Drinks its 7%abv.

M- Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

D/O- Reminiscent of Furious or the like. I believe the bitterness to be too much a factor to have more than one of these. That said, I'd like to acquire more someday. Thanks to CaptCleveland for helping me tick another off the 'Merican IPA top 50 list.

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Photo of Preismj
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

golden amber, light hue with a mild fluffy head to it. smells of honey and gum with a strong floral nose. delicious, but not as pleasant as the nose, to me. tastes of rose/grass/earth with a slight sweetness to it and very sharp bitterness at the end. nice carb, light bodied. Crisp, refreshing.

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Photo of Jesse13713
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alright, we had to lighten things up a bit after that Bell's batch 10,000. That is a brutal beer. Poured into a Weyerbacher pint glass.

Appearance - A fast but gentle pour yields two fingers of luscious head. Active carbonation creates a bubbly, citrus looking brew. The beer is pale yellow with hints orange and gold. A pretty nice looking beer.

Smell - This beer has such a nice b.o. that I'd smell its underarms all day. Sweet toffee and caramel tickle the nose while hops dance back and forth. Sweet and addicting.

Taste - The intensity of the hops and alcohol really surprises you. A whirlwind of hops and viney flavors tear through a citrus grove and stir up notes of earthy wheat malt and caramel. Bitter and a bit spicy with some clove added in.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Medium-bodied and sweet on the palate. A bitter, complex concoction of hops. Active carbonation. Very dry, almost like sandpaper on the tongue. Even after having this on-tap a few months back, this beer remains a tad above average for me. Definitely a must-try, but not a regular buy from me.

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Photo of DraftDaddy
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinL
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Undated bottle, just delivered from OH.

Clear amber with a modest bone-colored head. Medium level of sticky lacing.

Aroma: wow! Loads of hop aroma. This is strong (hoppy) even for a West Coast style IPA. A hint of malt too, I think.

Plenty of hop flavor, with plenty of pine and citrus. This is a bit aggressive, like some DIPAs. The bitterness is under control (IBU = 70), but aside from some sweetness, the malt flavor is basically MIA.

M: relatively heavy body and syrupy, for style. Good carbonation.

O: a hop forward IPA for hop heads only.

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Photo of papat444
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From FalconA. Thanks!

A: Pours a light almost clear copper with an almost complete absence of head. Plenty of bubbles rising throughout the body.

N: Sweet juicy hops. Tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Biscuit and some caramel. Lots of citrus with a touch of dirt and leaves. I get some flowery elements, maybe some lavender.

T: Expressively bitter. There is a lot of pine and hoppiness. Very sharp, more so than I normally prefer. As I get to used to it, the residual sweetness shows up in the very back of the tongue.

M: Very, very dry and moderately resinous. Medium bodied and alcohol is barely noticeable.

O: A very solid IPA and one that I appreciate the chance to try. Blends together the citrus and the pine without overpowering the senses. not to say it's a pushover, either. Recommended.

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Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly good refreshing, head was 1/4 " of heavy foam which laced the glass as it was enjoyed. Smell was hoppy goodness, without any bready yeast smells. Color was a orangish yellow very clear. Taste was without yeast. Great hopped unbalanced delight.

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Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at a tasting in the home of finewinemike. Poured into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orangish amber with a layer of off white head that fades quickly.

Smell: Sweet malt, but the star is the citrusy hops. Some pineapple and citrus peel.

Taste: Malty up front, a bit bready. The hop bitterness ramps up from there . The citrus fruit notes are here, but less so than in the smell. The finish is a bit harsh for my liking.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a mild amount of smooth carbonation. The finish is mildly dry.

Overall: I thought this was a good IPA, but I would have liked a little more balance, especially in the finish. I would have another.

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Photo of pmarlowe
3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottled on date. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a pale golden which a finger of white head sits atop. Excellent clarity. Very good retention and generous lacing.

S: Caramel with moderate piney hoppiness, sweet orange, and a little tropical fruit. Very subdued aroma.

T: Bread and caramel are in the forefront, a little pine and just a touch of fruit providing some support, finishing pretty dry and with moderate bitterness.

M: Medium body, round, and with crisp medium-light carbonation.

O: Not as much flavor as I would hope for an IPA. Bitterness is on the higher end, also.

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Photo of bklippel
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blues_fever
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint at the Winking Lizard Cleveland
Slightly hazy orange amber with a decent tightly bubbled off white head that persists. citrus and tropical with plenty of pine and a bit of biscuity malt to counter. Pretty tasty.

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Photo of gashmoney
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Rajah from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
4.28 out of 5 based on 2,289 ratings.
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