Wytchmaker Rye IPA | Jester King Brewery

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Wytchmaker Rye IPAWytchmaker Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery
Texas, United States
jesterkingbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This version of Wytchmaker has been permanently supplanted by the farmhouse version - http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/24018/74714

Added by ckeegan04 on 10-27-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
133
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.85%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
89
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 265 |  Reviews: 133
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mateo2699
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%
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 Overall, not sure if being 2 years out of date has something to do with this, but overall I'm not impressed.

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Photo of mflamar
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gr8ful
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of phattman073
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpjpjp
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LouAleHead
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Photo of TINNINFOODMART
5/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

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Photo of Domvan
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of blue-dream
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of EricTKole
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fordknox
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Techichi
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of HellPasoCraft
3.36/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of muskiesman
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Grantotx
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ldhughes3
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Wytchmaker Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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