Friday, September 6, 2013

Review: The Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA

The Brew Kettle White Rajah IPA
6.8% ABV
The Brew Kettle Production Works, Strongsville, OH
12 oz btl
Served in Duvel tulip glass
No date on bottle
Reviewed on 8/20/13 

This IPA pours an amber-tinged gold color with a good 1/2" bubbly white head.  Great lacing.

Smell consists of hops, pine, malt, grapefruit, lemon, slight pepperiness, arugula, floral.

Taste consists of hops, malt, pine, grapefruit, citrus, floral and herbal notes, resin, touch of champagne.

Mouthfeel is quite dry and bitter on the palate.  Very consistent in dryness, bitterness, and taste from beginning to end.

Overall, a superior tasting, ultra hoppy IPA very much in the West Coast style but coming from an unlikely place (Ohio).  Full West Coast IPA flavors are in abundance here with plentiful hops, pine, grapefruit, and even some pepper/arugula accents, among other flavors.  This stacks up well with the super hoppy beers of California such as Palate Wrecker and Stone Enjoy By.  Flavors are consistent throughout. 

My score: 96

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