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

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RATINGS: 145   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
I loved the regular Wytchmaker so I was excited to drink this offshoot of the original. It did not disappoint. It was more full bodied and the hop character more dank. Still plenty of that grapefruity, citrusy, aroma and caramel malt character.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Thanks to ericandersnavy for this capped 750. I’d have saved it to share, but I’m weak. Pours dark hazy orange with a frothy/bubbly white head. Aroma is citrus/fruit/resin over pretty roasted malt. Wow. Med+ body. Flavor is farmhouse!!!! It’s sweaty horse and yeast and all those rural things. I’ve frickin gone to heavin. Finishes dry, and yeasty and bitter and farmyard. If this was the goal, these brewers are brilliant.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2012
750 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours golden orange with a huge fluffy white head. Nose is very earthy and hoppy. Taste is good, reminds me of a DIPA with a hoppier bite. Very good beer!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
(Bottle) Pours dark amber brown with a sand coloured head. The aroma holds mint, pepper, wood, (really heavily) pine, resin, grapefruit, bread, clove, allspice, juniper, perfume, hard pineapple candy, wet stone and robust malt. The farmhouse yeast, American hops and rye makes a fantastic blend. The flavour is light sweet to dry, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of grapefruit, pine, wood, resin, pineapple candy, spices, perfume and perfect balanced, bready and dry cookie-like malt. The mouthfeel is clean, soft and elegant with a light carbonation. Hoppy and rye-ish finish. Medium bodied.

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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy golden with a frothy white head. Sweaty armpit. Barnyard, brett. Earth. Citrussy hops. Smooth bready maltiness. Nice bitter/sweet/sour balance. Flowery finish. Refined, yet simple. Epic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Bottle. Nice light, effervescent hoppy aroma. Combination of pine and citrus. Light, lively body. A bit of peppery rye spice comes through midpalate. Very drinkable, cleansing the palate instead of coating it with a resiny feel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at the brewery: Sampled in October 2011, on the first day of the release of Jester King’s standard lineup in the style of farmhouse ales. Cloudy, with a very muted, almost amber-brown color. Deep and murky, this almost looks like pure mash. It has the same classic Wytchmaker aroma, but with a really nice, slightly yeasty attitude. The flavor and mouth feel is very cask-like and really, really nice. Bright and well-hopped, yet smooth and beautifully earthy.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Jeffrey! Pours hazy pale amber with a frothy and creamy offwhite head that slowly dissipates while leaving some sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity and hoppy with dark bread, oily pine, resinous wood, dry soil, freshly cut grass, passionfruit, mango, pineapple hard candy, lemon grass, roasted cookies, grapefruit juice and hints of mint and black pepper. Taste is tiny sweet, bitter and hoppy with oily pine, resinous wood, dark rye flour, grapefruit rinds, tropical fruit hard candy, mint, lemon balm, burnt cookies and black pepper. Mouthfeel is round, oily bitter and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with dark rye bread, oily pine, resinous wood, grapefruit rinds, unripe mango, moist grass, mint and black pepper. Great stuff! A nice mix of a fresh hop-heavy IPA and farmhouse hints.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2013
Bottled as Jester King Wytchmaker Organic Farmhouse Rye I.P.A. Hazy golden color, short white head. Aroma of fruity hops, some pine, grapefruit. Slight woody, but the farmhouse yeast is quite soft. Great soft bitter taste, full bodied. Easy to drink. Great balance. Lovely stuff.


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