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Wytchmaker Rye IPA - Jester King Brewery

Wytchmaker Rye IPAWytchmaker Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%


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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Alot of various hop aromas going on here - citrusy lemons, grapefruit and pine sap. Bready rye is detectable along with some caramel and light alcohol. Main show is the hops, as it should be..

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 232 ratings.