Wytchmaker Rye IPA
Jester King Brewery

Wytchmaker Rye IPAWytchmaker Rye IPA
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From:
Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 13.78%
Reviews:
133
Ratings:
135
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 08, 2020
Added:
Oct 27, 2010
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  89
SCORE
88
Very Good
Wytchmaker Rye IPAWytchmaker Rye IPA
Notes: This version of Wytchmaker has been permanently supplanted by the farmhouse version - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24018/74714
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Rated: 3.5 by drstalker from Illinois

Feb 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Kurmaraja from California

Jul 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4.08 by MemphisSooner from Tennessee

Feb 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Mateo2699 from Texas

3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Hope this isn't too old to be tasted, but it's been sitting in the cellar for about a year. Pour is a semi hazy, light golden hue. Ridiculous amount of head made it hard to pour, pretty much overly carbonated. Smell is that typical JK, Belgian like yeastiness with hints of must, spicy rye, hops, green tea and plenty of grassiness. Plenty of spicy citrus in the taste. Subtle fruits. Plenty of dry grass in the back end, fair amount of hop profile. As it warms, interesting banana and bubblegum flavor arises. Very dry mouthfeel, super dry. Overall, not sure if being 2 years out of date has something to do with this, but overall I'm not impressed.
Jan 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by mflamar from New York

Oct 13, 2016
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Reviewed by gr8ful from Texas

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
fine, fine ale. when i picked it up, i didn't realize it was a RYE farmhouse ale, so was curious after i got it home. it did not disappoint, at all.
look: very nice, hazy amber color with plentiful head, leaving abundant lacing. looks as good as it tastes.
smell: pleasantly earthy. very much a farmhouse ale aroma, but you can smell the rye to a degree
taste: pleasantly different. without the rye, it would be likely be the quintessential farmhouse ale....the rye gives it a nice edge or bite.
feel...still not exactly sure what this means, but feels smooth with the right amount of carbonation.
overall: i will get this again if i can find it...supposedly it i retired.

poured from a big bottle, bottled 9.29.15. purchased at total wine and beer 5/7/16.
May 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by BeerBeast from Florida

Feb 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by phattman073 from Texas

Dec 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.47 by jpjpjp from Texas

Nov 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Oct 16, 2015
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Reviewed by LouAleHead from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy orange color with a thick creamy head, that just laces for days. Aroma is the funky farmhouse, spicy citrus, that enhances the drinking experience to the fullest. Taste is citrusy and finishes off with the rye hops with just the right amount of bitterness. Beer has the feel of a sour and IPA, and is truly fantastic. Another great beer from the fine folks at Jester King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 19, 2015
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Reviewed by TINNINFOODMART from Texas

5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Farmhouse Rye IPA. Wild yeast native to our land in the Texas Hill Country lend a sense of place to this earthy, floral farmhouse rye beer. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.

The culprit behind the Salem Witch Trials was not demonic possession (which would have been kind of cool), but ergot infected rye.
Aug 30, 2015
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Reviewed by Domvan from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look - Crazy foamy head, flakes floating around
Smell - The aroma was spicy and complex
Taste - A simple rye IPA that had been aged about 1-3 years.
Feel - Earthy, smooth, spicy
This version was very complex and although I never tried it fresh, I enjoyed it.
Jul 12, 2015
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Reviewed by blue-dream from Virgin Islands (U.S.)

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Love me some Jester King bottle was from 2 years ago, when i opened it it gushed all over, to my surprise the hop profile was still there!! Not sure i would drink aging but still a great beer from a great brewery.
Feb 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by EricTKole from Michigan

Dec 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Fordknox from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Techichi from Texas

Nov 18, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by PatrickInAustinTx from Texas

Nov 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.36 by HellPasoCraft from Texas

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by muskiesman from New Jersey

Nov 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Grantotx from Texas

Oct 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dicers from Colorado

Oct 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.85 by ldhughes3 from Louisiana

Oct 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by DerekSmigelski from Texas

Sep 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mgr78704 from Texas

Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by dkw0063 from Texas

Aug 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by nneighb33 from Texas

Jul 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by dseanv from Texas

Jun 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by TX-Badger from Texas

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Vinyl_on_Tap from Texas

Jun 03, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Tayloraphilips from Texas

May 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

May 04, 2014
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Reviewed by J_Dub from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a hazy orange with hints of red. Thick foamy white head. The smell is the strongest part. Farmhouse funk. Citrus. Grass. Hops. Yeast. Grass. The taste follows suit. Spicy citrus hops and rye bitterness. Grassy, yeasty hoppy goodness. Labeled as a farmhouse ipa and it fits this description perfectly. The combination of hops and farmhouse flavors compliment nicely.

As usual, JK knocks it out of the park yet again. A very solid hybrid that is reasonably priced.
Apr 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by DerrickW from Georgia

Apr 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Getalegup from Texas

Apr 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ArdyExfor from Oregon

Mar 09, 2014
Wytchmaker Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 268 ratings