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 GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fargrow
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdgogiants
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobTheKnob
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ivybus
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of enrique_m
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pick up a dozen different flavors and this is my second one. I poured ithis brew into a St feuillen glass and it smells sweet and barnyard funky.it poured a dark golden color with about 3 inches of a white head with lots of lacing,. It's an easy drinker and the brew is full of a citrus and rye taste. It has a good feel with the tanons and it's overall a quite enjoyable brew.

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

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RoddyMedina
4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My second beer from Jester King and another amazingly different beer from them. Unfortunately I was only able to get two brought up from Dallas and I'm wishing I had more because this Watchmaker is phenomenal!

A: Had a very milky orange look to it with a nice steady head.

S: Right of the bat you can smell the malts fused with rye, slight citric fruits notes.

T: At first you get a mouthful of fruits blended in with a nice rye overtone and hops. Well carbonated beer, easy to drink and definitely enjoyable.

O: Tops the Noble King in my opinion but they are both fantastic brews. Definitely recommend Jester King to anyone looking to try a different funky beer!

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thepenguin
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 7/2/12

L: An opaque medium amber/light brown with some nice lacing.

S: Strong rye spicy aromas with a sweet rye-like maltiness. Peppery and herbal, with some American hop varieties balanced by a Belgian spiciness/funk. Reminiscent of many Belgian/IPA crossbreeds I’ve had but more nuanced and less gooseberry smell.

T: American IPA and saison qualities duke it out for domination of this beer’s character. Hops are not citrusy, but certainly resinous and bitter. Also some unwelcomed herb-like bitterness that reminds me of DFH’s Saison du BUFF and really lingers on. Rather dry throughout, with rye character and a general funkiness coming through.

F: Medium body with surprisingly little carbonation—could use a bit more, especially for a bottle conditioned Belgian[like] style. Leaves a slight slickness on the palate and a decent amount of alcoholic/rye warmth.

O: A very unique and quite nice beer. It could use a little tweaking to get rid of the herbal/medicinal bitter quality, but pretty good nonetheless and I could see this going great with a meal.

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

Photo of GoblinPrincess
4.71/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Jester King is, well, the king of developing a narrative for each of their brews. The concept behind Wytchmaker (Ergot-infected Rye was the culprit behind the mass hysteria at the Salem Witch Trials) is particularly on point. This beer is just "infected" (not with Ergot...fortunately) enough to be complex yet wonderfully drinkable. Funky fresh at its best.

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

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

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marcl
4.7/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very good IPA but too much head

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Photo of cards22
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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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