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Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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India Pale Ale brewed with nearly three pounds of hops per barrel and 15% malted rye. Dry, flavorful, drinkable beer with vibrant notes of citrus, tropical fruit and pine.

Note: This entry is the original Wytchmaker. Beginning around the time of their first anniversary, Jester King switched to a farmhouse yeast for all of their beers. All ratings after this switch should be entered under the Farmhouse Wytchmaker Rye IPA entry. The original Wytchmaker bottles feature a small Jester King sticker on the neck; the Farmhouse Wytchmaker bottles have the word "Farmhouse" in small print on the label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (669) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Appearance: the beer pours with a large white head that settles into a very nice dense head, the beer is a darker yet very hazy gold color, good head retention, good lacing Aroma: very strong spice, almost a sweet spice, citrus, orange, some bread, egg, yeast, some funk Taste: lots of spice up front almost reminds me of pumpkin, a certain sweetness hints, coriander, Palate: leaves mouth dry, has a slight bitter aftertaste, moderate mouthfeel, lively carbonation Overall: very interesting beer, sweet flavors with strong spice notes that remind me of pumpkins, still not a very sweet beer overall, bottled 11-4-13. Enjoyed 1-24-14 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2014
750ml bottle at home - held to the light, pours a hazey yellow with a lasting frothy white head. The aromas are complex; bergamot, candied lemon peel, spruce, white tea, and grains. Taste is tart and dry with a faded bitter hop finish and is overall refreshing. The yeast strain in combo with the rye and hops create a spicy unique ale that I look forward to having again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metallion66 (104) - - JAN 9, 2014
Very solid beer. Great hoppy Aroma, the Rye, yeast and hops work together nicely to give this beer a slight viciousness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2228) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
750ml bottle. Murky peach with an off white head. Smells carbonated, flowery, light horse blanket, old musty pine needles, yeast, grapefruit skin, pepper. Moderate+ carbonation, interesting body, very dry, chardonnay, more pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3374) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Orange caramel malt, brown bread, spicy rye, and alcohol aroma. Hazy amber with a moderate off-white head. Caramel malt, sweet tart orange, light rye flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (329) - - DEC 8, 2013
Orange straw colored cloudy beer with a slight red tinge. Strong yeasty flavor with some citrus notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2013
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Lots of froth and bubbles in the first our. Head slowly settles to reveal a golden amber beer. Hoppy aroma with a very good flavour that lingers in the mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2040) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle..Pour is golden copper with a thin white head..nOse is dry, spices, cardboard, honey, citrus..Taste is citrus, spice, fruits, musty, pine..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a two finger foamy bright white head, that slowly dissipates.The aroma has a lot of pine, as well as some biscuit malt and rye notes. Spicy rye bread flavor that is quickly joined by a very pithy bitterness; the combination gets really spicy by mid-palate and the spiciness continues into the finish. Moderate carbonation, creamy medium body with a great drying aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (16424) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle shared at Pibar, Lausanne
Cloudy amber color, with dull hue, and large frothy head (the bottle is a slow gusher). The aroma is very nice, fresh hops, with light spicy character and a touch of cedar. Still too much carbonation, having an impact on the mouthfeel; malt flavor, with strong spicy character, leaning to cardamom and cedar; strong bitterness, with plenty of good hop resins, and some hop fruitiness, bitter oranges; long final.
Complex, not elegant, but very interesting.

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