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Jester King Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale (Batch 1-8)

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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Earthy rye and piny hop flavor and aroma meet spicy, funky characteristics from our farmhouse yeast in this American-inspired farmhouse ale.

Note: This Farmhouse version replaced the original Wytchmaker Rye IPA when Jester King switched to a farmhouse yeast for all beers. The original bottles feature a small Jester King sticker on the neck; newer bottles do not have this sticker and say "Farmhouse" in small print on the label.


hoppyhead12's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppyhead12 (12) - Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Very enjoyable beer. Color is golden amber with minimal head, great lacing on glass. Good bouquet of hops on the nose, complimenting the bitterness nicely. Finishes dry and crisp with a good yeasty bite to it. Will gladly drink again.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (638) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
On tap at brewery. The bartender said this keg was pulled from 2012 stock, so I am hoping I am rating this under the correct place. Cool beer all around. Hazy orange color. Nose had funk and hops and rye in almost equally parts…extremely well balance I thought. Taste was more of the same with just slight tartness. Cool hybrid!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is yeast, funk, citrus, malt. Flavour is yeast, funk, citrus, malt, orange. Very nice beer. A beer to drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1183) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
hazy golden with a white head - Good aroma of malts and hops that givers fruits - Good malt to support a very good hop profile with fruits and citrus , and good bitterness to follow - Lasting hop bitter finish - This was good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Pours a nice cloudy amber color with off-white head. Citrus, pine, barnyard funk, spice, and grassy notes on the nose; follow onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with funky grassy pine. Nice rye IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (506) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Hazy orange, huge, airy white head. Aroma of citrus, horse, barnyard. Taste is soft and fruity. Fizzy carb, dry finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13516) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle, 7.3%. Batch #7. Mild citric aroma, sweet malt and hay. Cloudy golden colour. Very big stable white head. The flavour has some vanilla at first, then comes sweetness, bitter alcohol and a rough bitterness. There is also citrus, sort of Bretty but not especially funky. High carbonation. Very slow gusher, but also very persistent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (2978) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy straw with abundant and stable white head. Clear aroma of hops, fruit, and citrus. Bitter and citric aroma of hops, yeast and citrus fruit. Lingering, bitter and sour-sweet afteraste. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1121) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
Didn’t realize this was different from the prior one I had. Definitely different. Some banana on the nose and flavor. No distinctive rye elements perse...yeast driven. Huge persistent pillowy head. Round. This one’s probably a couple years old. Held up well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 27, 2014
750 split 4 ways... thanks Nick. Hazy pale yellow with a massive white head. Smell is farmy as hell, spicy, peppery, and bright fruitiness. Taste is again with the bright fruit, spice, and yeast. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4952) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Sample from bottle, RBNG 2014 in Halden, Grand Tasting. Cloudy golden colour, huge white head. Typical American IPA with its hoppy character in both aroma and flavour - I did not quite get the farmhouse notes, but it had been a long day ...


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