Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA | Jester King Brewery

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3.85/5
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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
Ranking:
#12,418
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
550
pDev:
11.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
109
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of KensWorld
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch #15 9/30/2015.
Quite unusual taste and feel for an IPA. Funky with lots of rye character. Still holding on to its hop bitterness after a year. Epic looking head and funky citrus smell.

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Photo of Timato
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of varian7
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy orange-amber with a massive khaki foam head.

Nose is lime, mint, orange, popcorn and cracker.

Taste is rye spice, mint, orange, and a slight wheat funk.

Nicely dry and bittersweet.

It's amazing what a brewery like Jester King can do with aged hops. A beer like this sitting in a bottle for months can taste as fresh as a two-day old New England IPA. It may not be as intensely juicy as some of the juiciest NE has to offer, but it's also not hop water either, and most importantly, is not at risk of turning into a malty caramel bomb in the future thanks to the deft but light-handed use of Brett.

Summer 2016 batch.

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Photo of kewharton
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA batch #16 is the latest batch of Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA and it has a little less alcohol and more farmhouse/fruity flavor than previous batches if I remember correctly. It has an alcohol level of ABV 6.00% and an IBU of 71. I really liked it.

(L) It has a cloudy amber hue with 2-3 inch thick white head, but it was not a gusher.

(A) Nice fruity, yeasty, and pine aroma.

(T)It has a distinct rye and yeast flavor, it is juicy, dry, grapefruit, as well pine and a distinct biting IPA flavor/bitterness at the end as well.

(F) It was light and very drinkable in the Texas heat.

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Photo of runeatdrink
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Myotus
4.12/5  rDev +7%
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 +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dasotelo50
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
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 +11.4%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TexasMethod
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreatStoutman
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Odomosity
2.56/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rawfish
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye IPA from Jester King Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 550 ratings