Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA
Jester King Brewery

Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPAWytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
From:
Jester King Brewery
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,521
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,821
Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 11.69%
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
466
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 02, 2022
Added:
Oct 30, 2011
Wants:
  36
Gots:
  108
SCORE
87
Very Good
Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPAWytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA
Notes: Earthy rye and piny hop flavor and aroma meet spicy, funky characteristics from our farmhouse yeast in this American-inspired farmhouse ale.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 02, 2022
Photo of Cylinsier
Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle

Pours orange golden, big fluffy white head dissipates to suds.

Aroma of rye, hemp, citrus and grassy malts.

Flavor of lemon citrus over grassy malts, some herbal notes, and a dry rye and hop bitter finish. Some funk aftertaste.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

This is very tasty and the rye addition really adds a unique balance to the farmhouse elements. Definitely worth trying. Mine has some age on it, but this might have been even better a little fresher.
Nov 21, 2021
Photo of Sigmund
Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Sample from bottle, RBNG 2014 in Halden, Grand Tasting. Cloudy golden colour, huge white head. Typical American IPA with its hoppy character in both aroma and flavour - I did not quite get the farmhouse notes, but it had been a long day ...
Apr 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.51 by Cashbail from New Hampshire

Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Dec 16, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 16, 2020
Photo of josanguapo
Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
De Hopt. En copa Teku. Jugando a Shantae's Half Genie Hero. Tipico sabor funky de una saison donde el centeno aporta cierta aspereza, suave y muy bien integrada, que da mayor sensacion de cuerpo. Genera mucha espuma
Aug 10, 2019
Photo of Huhzubendah
Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased whilst traveling through Texas.

Pale golden body with a thick, white cap. Aromas of bread, grain, earthy hops, grass, hay. The flavor brings a lemony, citrus-like character. Nice drinkability with floral and earthy notes. The farmhouse title is apt. Tasty beer.
Feb 02, 2019
Photo of mothmanscott
Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This one a gift for my good friend Tim Flanders. Thanks brother. Pours a hazy pale amber. Nice streams of effervescence rise from the bottom of the glass. Head formation is a little sluggish in the first quarter of the pour then explodes. It's difficult to keep it from over running the top of the glass regardless of how gently it is poured. Off-white/eggshell, finely bubbled, foamy and lasting the head slowly recedes leaving a dense island mound of surface cap and a thick collar ring with 3/4's inch of clumpy lace above the collar. Aroma is faintly acidic with a tiny hint of sour, rich wild yeast funk, cereal, rye bread and rye spice, aromatic orange, pine and earthy hints. Taste is earthy rye/rye spice, bread, citric and pine with subdued tropical hints wrapped up in wild yeast flavors. Not sweet or sugary it has a sugar graininess. There is a Brett-like note. Finishes light and dry, fruity and grainy. The aftertaste is mostly hop hints, rye spice wild yeast. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with high carbonation, dry, prickly, mildly astringent with a pleasant liveliness.
Jan 06, 2019
Photo of mschrei
Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good farmhouse style. Thick, creamy, foamy head. Hazy dark orange gold with particulates and carb. Strong funk on the nose, mildly hoppy. Taste is funky, yeasty, spicy rye undertone, some lemony hoppiness. Mouth watering, full mouth feel, easy drinking. Bit of an off flavor on the aftertaste, but worth trying once.
Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Oct 12, 2018
Photo of GrumpyGas
Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Batch 18 March 2018
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass boasts a cloudy orange body and floats a tall white foam leaving soapy patches of lacing.

Aroma is tart, fruity, and funky.

Flavors match adding rye and pine, with citrus pith and peel and includes a bready maltiness. There is a lot going on here, but I don't think they all get along with each other.

Mouthfeel leans full and filling, but clears the pallette cleanly

Overall it is a well brewed ale but not my style.
Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by frasergrove from California

Jul 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by SDRedDevil from California

Jul 06, 2018
Photo of clayrock81
Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured a cloudy, yellow body with great head and lace patches. Slightly spicy and funky with a noticeable yeast strain in aroma. Not too hoppy but you can detect the citric and floral hop notes underneath a funky saison in this fuller-bodied beer that has a crisp finish. Good balance, not the best beer as it seems the styles' characteristics seem to mildly clash but it's alright.
Jun 22, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jun 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Feb 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by dsshuck from Delaware

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by SiepJones from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by emeyer from West Virginia

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

Nov 22, 2017
Photo of spinrsx
Rated by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle thanks to rejtable
Sep 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.73 by kccraftenthusiast from Missouri

Aug 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Aug 12, 2017
Photo of weareallfalafel
Reviewed by weareallfalafel from Virginia

4.88/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Batch no. 17, bottled 5-04-17, 5.9%abv. Pours a bright hazy golden color with a half inch of fairly stable white head that falls somewhat quickly, but leaves some lacing. May just be the lighting in this hotel room, but the haze and color of this beer is perfect. Smell is a tad faint, but you get clear notes of funky yeast (kinda like mushrooms, I suppose) and the hops which come off like citrus pith and zest. Been loving that funk+hop combo recently. On the palate, you definitely get bready character first. Then the peppery rye and some of the funky Brett. The hops come in quickly, but don't dominate over the funk or the rye, but instead plays really well with the other flavors. Really loving the complexity there. Feel is light in body and feels a bit sessionable with a beautifully dry finish that I expect with a farmhouse ale. Overall, i absolutely love this one. Great complexity without being overly complicated, with plenty of all the characteristics I wanted and expected. I can't see this doing anything but getting loads better with age too, but alas I can't afford to fly this back to RVA with me. More funky Brett and rye character than I'd expected, in the best way possible!
Jul 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.57 by Grackos from Florida

Jul 15, 2017
Photo of Parmesan
Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Light straw gold color with a very creamy white head and rings of lacing around the glass. A very inviting beer.

S: Notes of tropical fruit and funk from the Brett, a piney and slightly floral hops with a nice Rye spiciness underneath.

T: Notes of tropical fruit and funk from the Brett, a large amount of pine and some floral hops, toasted malt, mixed with a nice Rye spiciness. Very easy drinking beer.

F: Creamy carbonation and light to medium body.

O: I really like how the Rye mixes with the hops and Brett.
Jun 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Jun 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.84 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Apr 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jan 17, 2017
Photo of macrosmatic
Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Up front - this was consumed Nov. 4, 2016. My local bottle shop got it from the distributor approximately a week previous to that. It was dated as being bottled just over a year before that. Whether or not this should hold up to age is a question of whether you believe it to be more of a Farmhouse versus an IPA, I suppose. Either way, I bring it up since I believe the brewery has a responsibility in selecting its distributors well.
On with it...

A: Hazy light gold, with a big three-finger white craggy fluffy head with great, or borderline obnoxious, retention. Tons of visible carbonation.

S: Barnyard earthy funk that I'm assuming is largely due to Brettanomyces. Resin and grassy hops have stuck around through the last year. Light citric tartness over bready malts that do not have caramel to them.

T: Funk (almost certainly Brett) up front, with lemony lactic acid and tartness. Grapefruit, grassy and mild dank hop flavors. Some mild bready malty sweetness, though this is only a small component. I don’t really get anything much that suggest rye, aside from maybe a little toastiness to the malts. Grapefruit rind and more funk in the hang.

M: Medium body, low alcohol presence, and a great amount of carbonation sensation.

O: Not bad, but this is not my favorite Jester King beer nor sour IPA by a long shot. The funk is decent, but I think I’d like it better if either the sour or the hops were more present. Still, decent.
Jan 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Lucoli from New York

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by suckaj from Florida

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by batt6343 from Texas

Nov 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mattias from Sweden

Nov 29, 2016
Photo of narwhal
Reviewed by narwhal from Texas

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4
Batch 16 - opened just about six months after the brew date. 750ml bottle into pint glass.
Let's start with the best: the aroma is absolutely fantastic. This is a beer to sniff before you quaff. Just a wonderful mixture of rye notes, fruit, sour, and pine. On second thoughts, don't sniff, inhale.
The taste is flavorful, a typical rye IPA with a slightly higher than average yeast component.
The one downside - as everyone else has noted, really large fluffy head (not my thing, maybe its yours), and under-carbonated to my palate.
Another very solid offering from Jester King, and farmhouse style to boot so you can let it sit. Now, I wonder if I drank it too soon - might leave the other bottle a few more months...
Nov 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.95 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Nov 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Nov 05, 2016
Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 566 ratings