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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA - Jester King Brewery

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86
very good

345 Ratings
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 23
Gots: 51 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Earthy rye and piny hop flavor and aroma meet spicy, funky characteristics from our farmhouse yeast in this American-inspired farmhouse ale.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-30-2011)
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4/5  rDev +5%

kylemckinnis, Mar 23, 2014
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warnerry, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

codysjb, Dec 30, 2012
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Guinnsslvr, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%
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.

Mora2000, Oct 30, 2011
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Zonian1, Jul 05, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

deuce9259, Feb 05, 2013
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richkrull, Jan 05, 2013
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acurtis, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

ste5venla, Aug 17, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +26%
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.

lnashsig, Feb 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle. More creepy label imagery from this brewery, with the titular witch seemingly following me with her malevalent eyes.

This beer pours a glassy, medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, effervescent off-white head, which leaves a nice array of cloudform lace rings around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of mildly sour, peppery rye grain, dried orchard fruit, tart citrus and pine hop notes, and a further dank leafiness. The taste is bitter citrus pith, pine needles, somewhat funky yeast, spicy rye malt, a general sugary sweetness, and more earthy mustiness. The extra few points of booze do well to stay entirely under the radar.

The carbonation is a tad edgy, but softens as it goes, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and actually pretty smooth. It finishes sweet, but with a still pungent melange of bitter hop, spicy grain, and musty, funky earthiness.

A decent yeast-altered Yankee IPA, so much so, that I feel the American theme becoming washed out, as the Belgian character of the yeast outshines the rye malt. Ipso facto, Belgian IPA would likely be a better classification for this offering.

biboergosum, Oct 13, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fun drinkable mixture of saison yeast, citrus,bold hops and some rye. Interesting spicy (and a bit funky) aroma. An enormous head on cloudy yellow body.Smooth mouthfeel, good drinkability.Suitably carbonated.Overall something different but for summer sure why not.
John's bottle.

Sammy, Jul 23, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden, with a plus-size head of off-white carbonation. Lovely lace.

Nose is oddly tangy -- the rye adds a sharp, spicy aroma. Actually, I get this more than a hoppy scent. Not a bad thing.

Taste is a weird mix of spicy malts and citrus hoppiness. Actually, this drinks very smooth, with a sharp and almost sour finish. A definite unique flavor profile for a rye pale ale, and a very tasty, enjoyable brew. Very nice.

secondtooth, Jan 09, 2013
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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.