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:
543
Reviews:
91
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.57%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
109
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of runeatdrink
4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myotus
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BATCH 16
Poured gently at 43°F from a 750ml bottle (batch #16 23May16) into a tulip. Allowed to warm up to 45°F before reviewing. Consumed on 31Jul16.
SMELL: Strong aromas of peaches, apricots, mangos, and guavas, entangle with mild aromas of salty minerals and earthy yeast along with subtle hay, spicy rye, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, sour green apple, and bitter hop aromas.
TASTE: An immediate balance is established as mild flavors of mango, papaya, peach, and apricot join with subtle flavors of bitter hops. Mild flavors of salty minerals and subtle sour green apple and earthy yeast flavors bring the desired Jester King funk as the prior flavors both grow significantly stronger. The funkiness is heightened somewhat with subtle flavors of hay as the saltiness grows slightly stronger and as the bitterness from the hops now becomes strong. A slight touch of citrus enters the taste profile and brings subtle flavors of oranges, grapefruit, and tangerine while flavors of hay grow stronger. Subtle flavors of spicy rye close out this complex symphony as all prior flavors maintain.
NOTE: This was undoubtedly a unique IPA. The Farmhouse aspect brought along wonderful characteristics that are rarely, if at all, associated with the style. Although the bitterness was equivalent in strength with the fruit flavors, it was still too prevalent. I know Jeffrey (the founder of 6he brewery) loves his bitterness, but I personally would have liked to perceive less of it. The rye was a wonderful aspect that I wish would have been more noticeable. At the end of it all, this is a great IPA that I would suggest to any fan out there.

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Photo of djgustafson
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dasotelo50
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle poured into a snifter appears a hazy copper color with yellowish stained head that holds very well slowly fading leaving webby lace.

Aroma is herbal with hops, a slight carbonic/mineral bite and some clean yeasty saison phenolics.

Taste is quite bitter, resinous with pine and some solvent/yeasty bite slightly phenolic like plastic.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable but likely not something I feel I need to have again.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch #16, Bottled 05/24/2016

Appearance: Pours a pale gold with slight haze and 2 fingers of ample head with beautiful lace

Smell: Primarily wild yeast funkiness with some floral, herbal hop notes

Taste: Hop bitterness up front followed by yeast funk with bright hop flavors in the finish

Mouthfeel: Very light and dry; well attenuated

Overall: I've had this one before but this is the first time I have had this so fresh and I have to say I prefer it that way. The hop flavors are far more brighter and give it great balance with the funk.

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Photo of Cath
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TexasMethod
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Odomosity
2.56/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LoudRed
3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
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 -4.1%
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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Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 543 ratings.
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