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Wytchmaker Rye IPA - Jester King Brewery

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Wytchmaker Rye IPAWytchmaker Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

239 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 37
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This version of Wytchmaker has been permanently supplanted by the farmhouse version -  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 4018/74714 

(Beer added by: ckeegan04 on 10-27-2010)
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Reviews by JMad:
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JMad

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured some of a bomber into a tulip glass...

It looks perfect. The liquid is is a murky brownish orange color with a towering, pillowy shite head.
Smells extremely hoppy, mostly spicy and piney hop aromas along with a bit of citrus and some sweetness. The taste is very smooth, first you get some bitter lemon followed by peppery hops, a touch of rye and a bitter citrusy aftertaste. The beer is thicker than I expected, almost creamy, it has low carbonation and a dry finish. I really look forward to trying more from Jester King. I heard about them when their brewery was just a concrete foundation so it's cool to finally drink their beer. This one is highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 02:36:50 | More by JMad
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Pours a hazy orange with hints of red. Thick foamy white head. The smell is the strongest part. Farmhouse funk. Citrus. Grass. Hops. Yeast. Grass. The taste follows suit. Spicy citrus hops and rye bitterness. Grassy, yeasty hoppy goodness. Labeled as a farmhouse ipa and it fits this description perfectly. The combination of hops and farmhouse flavors compliment nicely.

As usual, JK knocks it out of the park yet again. A very solid hybrid that is reasonably priced.

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Review from old notes - non-farmhouse version. 750 mL pours a hazed copper color with a massive cap of light tan head. Retention and lacing both impressive, though I suspect the beer is a bit overcarbonated.

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Quite tasty...big and bright hops start things off flowery and citric. Malts are light and biscuity, staying in the background for the most part. Yeast leans bready but the beer is much cleaner than the farmhouse version. Bittering hops on the back end are nice and crisp. Mouthfeel is a touch on the thin side, but thats a minor complaint. Need this in 6-packs please...too good not to gulp. It is a bit overcarbonated and gets pretty dry after awhile. Could use some minor tweaking but shows some promise.

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Wytchmaker Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.