gdfullwv (8) - Alabama, USA - MAR 20, 2012 does not count
Overall a solid IPA. However, I really didn’t pick up much of the white beer influence. KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
From notes. Poured from a growler into a tulip.
White Rajah pours a clear caramel brown color. There is a frothy white head that fades to a thin cap before my glass is done.
The hoppy aroma has a some spicy pine and grapefruit but is fairly mild overall.
Each sip starts slightly sweet before a long, mild, lingering bitterness sets in. Smooth pine has a little bit of spice, and the grapefruit bitterness is more pithy than juicy.
The body is pretty much right in the middle of the spectrum. It feels heavier due to a lack of depth or variation to the flavor. Instead, it just sits on the tongue. The carbonation is on the light side, which only compounds this effect.
This was a drinkable IPA, but there are more robust options out there. JStax (6508) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance is pale straw with a bit of haziness to it and a head of about three finger width. Head retention is impressive as it was present the majority of the drink. Webby lacing. Aroma is great; I get a huge grapefruit presence with some juicy orange and lemon in there as well. Sweet yet bitter taste as I would expect from the nose. Citra hops really shine in this beer. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Appearance: Pours a bright hazy amber with a head that subsides to a ring of white.burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Aroma: Grapefruit/tangerine, sweet malt, dried apricot.
Taste: Bitter hops, caramel malt, spicy yeast. Grapefruit finish.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Rough.
Overall: Very balanced. Not too shabby, but not on my list of favorite IPAs either.
12 ounce bottle that pours a clear gold color, aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, citrus, and earth. Flavors are the same with a bitter grapefruit finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 11, 2012
A - Pours a super clear golden-orange with a finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Head fades at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lace.
S - Aroma is full of citrus hops, orange zest, and other tropical fruits with some grapefruit and pineapple. Some sweet caramel malt as well in the background.
T - Starts off with some orange and tropical hops with some mild bitterness and a touch of caramel malt in the background. Through the middle, more bitterness comes through with some pineapple, grapefruit, and a bit of pine hop. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, orange zest, bitterness, and a bit of sweet malt.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry bitter finish that lingers.
D - Very drinkable. Very nice west coast IPA with an excellent hop profile from start to end. illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Bottled from Miked. Pours copper amber with a dissipating ivory head. Aroma of floral hops and caramelly pale malts. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Somewhat complex malt backbone of caramel, chocolate, and toasty malts, nicely countered by the juicy citra hops. Bitter finish with resin at the very end. Very nice IPA, especially if you like malty IPA. West Coast in bitterness, but East Coast for maltiness. Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle pours clear golden yellow with raisin and citrus aroma very hop forward flavor with malt undertones very citrus forward notes j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle at a small tasting with Max, Paul, and Andy. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Huge deep piney hops, citrus and caramel. Medium bodied, earthy and bitter throughout. Really nice, long quinine and grapefruit on the finish. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
12oz bottle poured a hazy medium hue amber color with a relatively white head. Aroma was grassy, fresh fruits, spice notes, resin hop aroma. Flavor was tropical fruits, hop flavors, fresh - enjoyable IPA.