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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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3.85/5
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545 Ratings
Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPAWytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

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.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,626
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
545
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Trade:
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Ratings: 545 |  Reviews: 91
Reviews by CooperEllis:
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3.42/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml btl via Dajtai007 as an extra in a recent trade. Cheers for this!

Not sure I'd ever reach for this again if I was looking for an IPA. However, I would 100% drink this again.

This is dirty looking. I'm a huge proponent of brite beer and this is cloudy, opaque. Nicely colored and the head is very fluffy, leaves a good trail of sticky lacing.

The most evident part of IPA rears it's head straight from the bottle when it first opens with distinct hops aromas that really spreads its wings. Underneath you get the first inkling that this will not be a typical

The taste is heavily influenced by the Belgian flavors, banana, clove, bread. There is a lightly sweet malt portion and there are unmistakable hop notes throughout.

The mouthfeel is also impacted here, a more full bodied, richer body than is typical in an American IPA. There is no lightness to the body, or oil characteristic and the typical crisp bitter finish is absent.

Not sure what the underlying IPA tastes like, but this is a bit far from what I would expect when I reach for a bottle of this style. It's interesting, slightly different and enjoyable. That said, rating it for an IPA, this doesn't really hit the style better than average.

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4.45/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Orange and yellow cloudy beer with a small head. The head doesnt dissipate.
S: A mix of IPA and saison, some minor hop and pine notes combine with an earthy lemon flavor, very cool.
T: A minor hoppy beer on the front blends into an saison on the end. Some hop notes but not too many ending with a perfect saison. Very few if any malt notes.
M: A lot more hops, perfectly balanced and some minor lemon notes on the end.
O: Really good and interesting. I think this is the most interesting beer Ive had this year and Im very excited to try other JK beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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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!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 ml bottle poured into a tulip...unsure of the bottling date.

appearance - pours a deep orange, large head, nice lace.

smell - piney hops, earthy citrus, fruity.

taste - starts out as an ipa and finishes as a saison.

mouthfeel - smooth...a bit light for me.

overall - only JK beer i brought back from texas. i like what they did with it, and really enjoy and respect the style. with that being said, I enjoy some other beers of this style a bit better.

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Photo of lnashsig
4.79/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've been so excited about this release, and pleased to grab a bottle today at HEB Bunker Hill. Poured from bottle into my Jester King Farmhouse glass. Pours a nearly transparent dark orange color, about a finger of white fluffy head. VERY different from the previous Wytchmaker version in appearance and carbonation. Smell- wet grass, barnyard funk! juicy fruit, almost a candied orange smell. Tropical mango. A marraige of funky and tropical hops. Beautiful. Giving smell alone a 5. Taste- wet cut grass, some barnyard funk and some bitterness- a complex blend of flavor. Lovely malt sweetness and tropical hops- mango, orange rind all over my teeth. This is tremendously more complex and clean with flavors than the original Wytchmaker. Just an amazing brew. Bravo.

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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 545 ratings
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