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%
 
 
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36
Gots:
107
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Ratings: 541 |  Reviews: 90
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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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Rye, white grape, some earthy Brett, light bitterness, white wine, very light tropical, amazing classic jester king mouth feel

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Photo of bmwats
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Large foamy head. Solid beer ring lacing.

S: Woody, pungent (from the rye I suppose), and pine.

T: Wood aged hops and rye bread.

M: Thick, syrupy, hop character.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is good. Nice head and lacing. Nose is hoppy and pungent with a nice wood aged effect. Woody hops and rye bread. Overall, this is really good quaff.

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Photo of Wayne17
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of RoryOMoore
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of cgrunin
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of jfstilling
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy golden in color with a silky white head that holds onto the top for the whole glass. The nose is bright and floral with plenty of hops mixed with a sweetness I can't identify. The flavors start as IPA and quickly switch to a strong yeasty funk. It is almost too much funk such that the beer steps too far from IPA, but other sips seem to flow nicely. Feel is dry and spicy typical of a funky saison.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ckeegan04
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Westyn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of captainbearcat
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of bbadger
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice tight white bubble action in the head. The body is slightly hazy and orange/amber. Lots o' lacing.

The sell opens with da funk. Very nice. It's got some citrusy/lemon going on with floral, pine, and a little sweetness.

The pepper and spicy rye flavors are mots excellent in this. Low level of bitterness. Hops come through as pine for the most part, a little herbal, lemon, and orange character as well. With no bottle date I don't know how old this is, but seems a little lacking in what I expect from an IPA. Lots of earthy, yeasty, breadiness going on here.

The body tends to lean a little thin and watery. Fairly dry.

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Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of dkw0063
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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