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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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86
very good

413 Ratings
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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 26
Gots: 68 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from beastmaster shared after two gushing Black Damnations. This was the third gusher of the night but luckily not sour or gross. I guess the farmhouse yeast went a little crazy. November 4, 2013 dated bottle poured on Jan 25, 2014. Pours cloudy/hazy yellowish orange with a massive white head that goes on forever. Aroma of serious cat piss (in a good way), some lemon peel, some sharp bretty type aromas, and funky grass and hay. Flavor is light honey, lots of lemony citrus, a hint of spice (I assume from the rye but it is far back in the background), and a good bit of dry bretty finish. Light mouthfeel and medium plus carbonation, nice and airy and very drinkable. A nice changeup from the standard stuff out there. Solid brew.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jester King's labels (and even their bottle caps) have awesome artwork and are very visually appealing, this one stood out among the various other bottles on the shelves when I bought it at Mr. B's in downtown Denver. I also enjoy that they put a lot of information about the beer right on the label- even finishing gravity, which is 1.000! Very cool, that's the brett at work.

A: slightly hazy, which is cool to see they did not clarify their beer and their is some slight yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle/glass. Very pale, can't be much specialty malt in this beer.

S: The funk hits you up front, with some feint hops and maybe a tinge of malt. Very fruity, musty, orange-ey brett character. The melding of the hops and the wild yeast is very nice.

T: Wow! really surprised at how much I like this. The funk melds perfectly with the fruit and hop character. It is dry on the palate, very refreshing, and delicious. It is sweet enough to not be completely bone dry and bitter, but balanced. The hops are toned down enough to let you experience the other flavors. I'm guessing that a fruity saison yeast was also used in the balance, as there are lots of peach, pear, and orange flavors coming from the yeast.

M: Very refreshing and light on the palate. The low finishing gravity and the hops really help with the refreshing character. It is light and spritzy, but not overly so. Well done.

O: I liked this more than I thought I would, enough that I would buy a few bottles to set aside for a while. The balance and complexity of all that is going on is impressive, this could have been a trainwreck given all of the factors. My first Jester king beer is a big success.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of denver10
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Usually I won't go for a large bottle of IPA. But this was Jester King and it had a cool label....

Glad I bought it. This a really nice beer. Pours light golden, almost straw color. A bit hazy. Nice big rocky white head, great lacing.

Aroma is hop forward, citrus and tropical. Hints of breadiness linger, but are overpowered.

Flavors come from the world of citrus and tropical hops, with a bit of earthiness sprinkled in. White pepper here and there. Not much rye from a rye IPA, but enough to notice if you think about it. The biscuit is subtle with subtle spice. Tropical hops flavor with the citrus hops bite. Really easy drinking. Great beer

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.