Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA | Jester King Brewery

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534 Ratings
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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:
534
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.6%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
107
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 534 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Big beautiful foamy head, great lacing and a cloudy golden yellow color. Fragrant with an herbal, hoppy smell. The taste is herbal and rye spice with a bit of sour funk that makes it different. Very nice beer!

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Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours from a 750ml bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Hazy light golden yellow color with a thick frothy head.

Lot of funk on the nose with a clear citrus pine hop note.

Taste is a barely balanced blend of hops and funk that maybe shouldn't work but does. Simultaneously comes off intensely hoppy and funky. Lots of farmhouse wet straw and blanket with bright hop notes. I'm sure the rye has a lot to do with making this interplay work.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - About as perfect as a beer can look. A light golden color with about 1.5'' in head make for a beautiful pour.

Smell - Grass, rye, hops, malt.

Taste - A lingering rye stays with you from start to finish but it really just adds a dimension to a solid base saison. Slightly spicy, and definitely bitter. I don't love how strong the rye is and feel it takes away from the hoppy saison goal.

Feel - Light, foamy, smooth.

Overall - I wish the rye wasn't so strong in this. I feel it is a strange variation.

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Photo of thatche2
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jribeiro025
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very tart yet hoppy.

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Photo of ElJacobian
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had it at Jester King Brewery because I live in the best city (Austin) in the best country (Texas) in the world. This beer is crisp, fizzy and very sharp with the rye and hops. Loved it.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jester King Brewery "Wytchmaker"
via cask at the brewery on 6 November 2015
$4.5 for 8 oz.

Notes: Hazy golden-orange body beneath a 2 finger thick head of bright white froth. Earthy and floral in the nose... not sure if that earthiness is from rye or yeast, probably yeast. Subtly peppery/spicy. Flavor brings in some not particularly defined fruit that hints at tropical/citrus, and a biscuity/bready maltiness with the expected rye component, although far from bold. Slight funkiness like wet hay and damp earth. Dry, underlying pine component. Solid bitterness, or is that seemingly so because of an acidic edge? Remarkably balanced, nothing seems to stray too far from center. It seems very much the same from start to finish but there are slight bumps. Medium-light in body and superbly smooth (not sure if that's because of the cask pour). Silky. Enjoyable. More of a 'sit back and relax' sipper in my eyes than might be expected of a "rye IPA".

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Photo of Invinciblejets
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mpk_tx
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is something special, without doubt. It has great aesthetics, and even though I'm not a yeast fan, I can appreciate this one. It isn't a true IPA, but the flavors are complex enough to really entertain. I'm not sure I'll seek it out again, but it is certainly worth trying. A really unique offering from Jester King.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheHopsman
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 534 ratings.
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