Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA | Jester King Brewery

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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
Ratings:
541
Reviews:
90
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
107
For Trade:
5
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

Photo of rodbeermunch
1.74/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Over carbonated. Gusher. Bust free homie. I don't know what that smell was, but it isn't good. Farts and rye left under a wet hay bale.

Taste was lacking hops. Super malty. Offputting. Ugly copper bitterness and heavy wet wood mouthfeel.

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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2.19/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.56/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jbertsch
2.57/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

No freshness date on bottle. boooo. Hisss.

Orangey amber in color. White head 1-2 finger in size.

Aroma was primarily of sweet malts with some noticeable peppery spices in the background once it warmed. Nothing noticeable in the hop department.

Flavor initially tasted of an old, imbalanced ipa. By I'm only guessing this is no longer fresh. So who knows...maybe it still Is relatively fresh and it just speaks to the beers imbalance. Sweet malts with a little bitter hop oil. A little funkiness hides in the background from which some Belgian-like fruitiness stems. Bitterness rears its head on the finish.

Mouthfeel is appropriately carbonated. Dry, semi short finish.

Overall, not impressed. And as I have no tolerance for a brewer who does not date their bottles I will not give them the benefit of the doubt by assuming it was old and would be better fresh. The rye is too hidden for a beer that's touted as a rye ipa. Hops are not present enough, and the farmhouse aspects are nice, but not great, and do not save the beer enough. I will not seek out again.

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2.69/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.82/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I have to admit that I am not a fan of sours.

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2.97/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Not much to its looks. Burnt orange and amber in color. A bit cloudy. Nominal head and lace.

S: Some phenols and funk. Not as hoppy on the nose as I'd expect from IPA.

T: Ample bitterness on the tongue. Starts at the sides then coats the whole palate. Some grapefruit rind and peppery notes come through. Never reveals much depth. Favors at start and finish remain consistent.

M: Tiny, dense bubbles. Overall feel is kinda clingy. Bitterness lingers extensively. Gets in the way of appreciating texture.

O: Bought this 750ml bottle and have to wonder for how long it might have sat on the store shelf or what kind of trip it may have had from TX to NorCal. Suspect that it may be past its prime or seen some hot days. Sorry to say that my experience was not good. All I got was bitterness and the wrong kind of funk.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 541 ratings.
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