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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA - Jester King Brewery

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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPAWytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA

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85
very good

317 Ratings
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 23
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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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trxxpaxxs

New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice cloudy peach/amber with a MASSIVE off-white head. The foam take forever to settle, leaving some serious lacing behind as it drinks.

S: The nose is really intriguing. It's sweet and slightly tart with a good helping of spice mixed in. I get some great citrus notes in there mixed with herbal tea.

T: The taste basically follows the nose. It's sweet up front with tart bite. Lemons mix with rye spice, and saison yeast in the middle. The finish is a melange of lemon, spice, and tea. It's really solid.

M: Medium bodied beer. This beer goes down pretty easy, but it has a good amount of heft to it. The flavors transition well on the palate. The finish is slightly dry with spice and citrus shining through.

O: I like this beer, but it's not something I'd want to drink all the time. It's like a mix of a rye with a saison, which are two of my favorite styles, but I prefer them separately. I'm really pleased to have tried this brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 23:22:36 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a deep murky amber brown. Huge foaming head. The off-white foam is thick and mouse-like while still having bubbly, fizzy parts. Takes a while to subside to drink. Leaves some thick lacing.

S - funky. Earthy. Herbal. At first the nose is doughy with an earthy with a funkiness i can only assume is partially from the rye grains. As it warms piney and citrusy american hops shine through. Sweet notes of blackstrap molasses and hints of resin round it out. 3.5

T - doughy malts with notes of cereal, sweet caramel, and forest floor. Classic american hop bitterness come through in the center with a touch more intensity closer to the backend. Citrus rind flavors blend with leafy and piny notes. More grainy (rye+black malt) notes on the backend. Finish is a lingering citric bitterness and pine.

M - medium bodied. Thick creamy texture. High carbonation with large prominent bubbles.

O - very interesting ale. I like how much it changes as it warms. Glad i finally got a chance to try some texas beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 02:06:28 | More by Teleweizen2
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denver10

Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with an orange hue and a huge whit head that sticks around and to the sides. A fantastic aroma with some funkiness, tropical fruits like pineapple and guava, a touch of orange, and a little spiciness from the rye. Flavor is dry with some breadiness, a little funkiness, tropical fruits, some rye, and a piney finish. Would have liked a touch less pineapple and a touch more rye, personally.A thinner, crisp mouthfeel. Overall, my intro to Jester King is a definite winner. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 23:16:23 | More by denver10
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 23:28:54 | More by Sammy
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a tulip at cellar temperature.

L – Hazy pale amber color with a 3-finger bubbly, rocky, cream-colored head. Pretty nice retention and some patches of lacing.

S – Lots of piney and grapefruit hops with caramel malt and rye. There’s also some peppery yeast here, too. If you had told me this was a straight rye IPA and not a “farmhouse” rye IPA, I would’ve believed you – not much farmhouse character here.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt before spicy rye kicks in. Peppery yeast comes in next, followed quickly by a blast of bitter piney hops with a hint of grapefruit, too. This is one piney, spicy IPA.

F – Medium-bodied, decent carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a bitter, spicy, and dry finish. Piney, spicy hop bitterness lingers for a while.

O – This is a very tasty rye IPA, but I’m not sure where the farmhouse character comes in. There’s maybe a hint of peppery yeast, but it kind of gets lost in all the hop spice and bitterness. It’s good and drinkable for sure, but I was expecting a bit more from Jester King on this one – perhaps a bit unfair since most of their offerings are stellar. It’s still a very good beer that I would recommend if you’ve got a thing for rye IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 03:59:13 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Large foamy head. Solid beer ring lacing.

S: Woody, pungent (from the rye I suppose), and pine.

T: Wood aged hops and rye bread.

M: Thick, syrupy, hop character.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is good. Nice head and lacing. Nose is hoppy and pungent with a nice wood aged effect. Woody hops and rye bread. Overall, this is really good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:45:33 | More by bmwats
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a cloudy and hazed yellowish brown with a two finger rocky off white head
S: smells sweet with notes of grapefruit, pine, and some spice from the rye malt. a little bit of peppery yeastyness comes through as well
T: rye up front with some nice citrus and pine hop yeast as well with a nice floral hop kick in the finish with some yeast flavor
M: medium body with slightly prickly carb
O: a nice rye IPA with good flavors that dares to be a little bit different. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 07:31:52 | More by SHODriver
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Uanof

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Batch #8 from June 13, 2013 poured into JK snifter glass.

A: pours a murky opaque light orange. Big head which recedes into uneven patches of foam. Slightly overcarbonated.

S: the aroma is very recognizable for JK and it's farmhouses, funky, oak barrels, dry, cracker, milk, grapefruit, fresh.

T: long sharp bitterness strikes at the beggining and carries thru to the back of the palate, very similar to grapefruit in terms of acidity and dryness.

M: dry, tartic, acidic, envolving, chewy.

O: this is an IPA with a strongly marked flavor profile, it helds itself pretty well for a bottle 8 months old. Still showing it's true character and loving how it doesn't feel watered down. The time in the bottle feels like it allowed the beer to expand it's flavors and aromas gained thru the barrel aging process. Very strong on the nose, slightly less strong, but still with a pretty decent kick on the palate. And if you let enough time pass it will end giving your mouth a cool refreshed feeling!

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2014 09:54:16 | More by Uanof
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-30-2012 05:19:02 | More by warnerry
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 21:22:59 | More by Mora2000
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warmbier804

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-14-2014 15:19:40 | More by warmbier804
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-11-2014 04:47:36 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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Zonian1

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-05-2014 00:57:47 | More by Zonian1
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SvenHayden

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-10-2014 04:40:05 | More by SvenHayden
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-17-2012 21:45:37 | More by ste5venla
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-29-2014 08:53:18 | More by woodchip
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dbumgarner

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-14-2014 22:00:55 | More by dbumgarner
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Adele2012


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-01-2012 01:01:40 | More by Adele2012
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Stugotzo

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-10-2013 00:25:50 | More by Stugotzo
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-19-2012 03:43:39 | More by zonker17
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BruceBruce

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-27-2012 23:16:01 | More by BruceBruce
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-21-2011 16:25:57 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-19-2014 22:19:36 | More by beersdmf17
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Magery

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-27-2013 01:12:46 | More by Magery
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-06-2013 04:38:20 | More by XicanoBeerRun
Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.