pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours pristine copper w/ thin super sticky head, major pineyfloral aroma, awesome, flavor is all about the hops, tons of citrus and pine supported by a moderately caramelly/nutty malt backbone, delicious and a must for hopheads
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a Clear rustic Orange with a light white head, small head, but a fine foam lasted through out the glass. Smells like a hop bomb, Grapefruit.....and some sweetness on the end. Tastes as it smells, but better. Full Citrus Hop explosion, Grapefruit, Orange Peel, and a light sweet malt kiss, just for good measure....keeping with the east coast IPA’s. Hard to believe its not a Double IPA. Delicious.
Riseabovebb (1) - RockVille, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma seems a bit muted honestly. Sweet smelling. Some citrus notes present, but jot in your face. No bottle date to discern freshness. Nice golden amber color with a solid finger of head. Lacing is already apparent without even taking a sip.
Taste: maltier than the bottles description would lead you to believe. ’malt, take a back seat please’ seems far from true. Minimal bitterness. Bubblegum. Wondering if this is an old bottle... My trade partner was legit, so hard to call it old, but it was an extra.
Mouthfeel is fine. Medium bodied as expected.
O: perhaps it was not quite fair to follow a heady topper with this, but this seems rather tame. different styles, I know, but this didn’t make the citra shine for me.
starkastic (18) - - FEB 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very strong hoppy smell right off the bat. Nice citrusy taste with an awesome hoppy after taste. Leaves you wanting to get another sip!
yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to Dan for sharing this.
Clear, dark copper with a light stream of carbonation supporting a persistent creamy, off white head. Clumps of sticky lacing.
Resiny, bready aroma. Strong citrus undertones and mild floral bitterness.
Medium thick, creamy body with light carbonation and a smooth, balanced bitter finish.
Strong caramel and biscuit malt body with a potent Citra hop finish, resiny and pulpy, but not overly bitter. Very impressive
slats1221 (60) - Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a huge IPA guy but I did enjoy this beer. Well balanced citrus flavor with good hop flavoring.
drfabulous (6036) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to ogglethorp. Big piney floral taste and aroma. Honey. Wow. This is good. I’ll need to look for it next time I’m in Cinci.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2012 I heard that White Rajah was the Brew Kettle response to Fat Heads Head Hunter. If so, I love the friendly competition between the two Northern Ohio brewers. A little harsh with strong hop bitterness. It comes and goes between being a little too bitter, and being just spot on. As always with IPAs, the fresher the better, and with a fresh one, it is packed with tons of hop flavor. A great local!
westcoastipa (2) - USA - JAN 29, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
For now, this is the beer against which all Midwestern beers will be judged. Pure citrusy hops without any malt undertones.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, citrus and resiny hops, biscuit malt and fruity esters. Flavor is fruity esters, heavy hops and bitterness, malt support with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.