Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA - Jester King Brewery

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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPAWytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA

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86
very good

67 Reviews
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Reviews: 67
Hads: 439
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 29
Gots: 68 | FT: 6
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-30-2011

Earthy rye and piny hop flavor and aroma meet spicy, funky characteristics from our farmhouse yeast in this American-inspired farmhouse ale.
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Reviews: 67 | Hads: 439
Reviews by elNopalero:
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4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So is this what Texas tastes like? I’m wondering what specifically, if anything, the farmhouse yeast strain brings to the beer itself. To be honest I can’t speak to the differences—it’s been so long, and I’ve had this so many times without even realizing that they switched over to farmhouse yeast. (Plus my old review is really, really lame. Cut me some slack—I was just getting started.)

This pours a orange-straw color with great foaming. There’s a light rye spice to this with an orange-citrus hop profile. The flavor carries that peppery rye spice along with a floral orange blossom and a delicately sweet malt profile. I enjoyed this and don’t get a chance to have it that often anymore. (710 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of codysjb
4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Orange and yellow cloudy beer with a small head. The head doesnt dissipate.
S: A mix of IPA and saison, some minor hop and pine notes combine with an earthy lemon flavor, very cool.
T: A minor hoppy beer on the front blends into an saison on the end. Some hop notes but not too many ending with a perfect saison. Very few if any malt notes.
M: A lot more hops, perfectly balanced and some minor lemon notes on the end.
O: Really good and interesting. I think this is the most interesting beer Ive had this year and Im very excited to try other JK beers. (597 characters)

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House 43rd Anniversary Party. I really have no idea which category to put this in. It is the standard Wytchmaker recipe, with the only difference being they use a French saison yeast rather than their standard ale yeast.

The beer pours a slightly hazy copper to amber color with a white head. The aroma has some nice orange citrus and resinous pine notes, as well as some biscuit malt, Belgian yeast and spice notes. It smells about like I expected, a rye IPA blended with a saison.

The flavor is also about what I expected. The biscuit malt and rye are complimented by nicely by the hop flavors of citrus and pine. The saison yeast really drys out the beer and adds some crispness to it. There is a slight bit of funk from the yeast, which I expected from a beer with farmhouse in the name. Overall, an interesting combination of flavors that I think works quite well.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (942 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of deuce9259
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip...unsure of the bottling date.

appearance - pours a deep orange, large head, nice lace.

smell - piney hops, earthy citrus, fruity.

taste - starts out as an ipa and finishes as a saison.

mouthfeel - smooth...a bit light for me.

overall - only JK beer i brought back from texas. i like what they did with it, and really enjoy and respect the style. with that being said, I enjoy some other beers of this style a bit better. (462 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lnashsig
4.79/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been so excited about this release, and pleased to grab a bottle today at HEB Bunker Hill. Poured from bottle into my Jester King Farmhouse glass. Pours a nearly transparent dark orange color, about a finger of white fluffy head. VERY different from the previous Wytchmaker version in appearance and carbonation. Smell- wet grass, barnyard funk! juicy fruit, almost a candied orange smell. Tropical mango. A marraige of funky and tropical hops. Beautiful. Giving smell alone a 5. Taste- wet cut grass, some barnyard funk and some bitterness- a complex blend of flavor. Lovely malt sweetness and tropical hops- mango, orange rind all over my teeth. This is tremendously more complex and clean with flavors than the original Wytchmaker. Just an amazing brew. Bravo. (768 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
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