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Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (1990) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2890) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (327) - - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3297) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1556) - 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..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2085) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2220) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Dark abler color with a thick tan head. Malty aromas with caramel, hint of citrus, light fruit. Medium carbonation, plenty of hops for a long finish,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml. Arômes de houblons résineux et de levure plutôt phénolique. Robe orangée et très trouble, effervescence active et beaucoup de mousse. En bouche, les houblons sont relativement aromatiques et accompagnent beaucoup de levure plutôt phénolique. Le seigle est bien extrait et montre de belles notes maltées et épicées. Finale un peu trop amère compte tenu de la grande atténuation. On retrouve également beaucoup d’alcool et quelques notes de solvant. Bof...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle from Piggly Wiggly homewood. Pours light brown with a couple of inches of khaki foam. Lots of lacing in the glass. Fragrant pine on the nose. This is aged a bit since I’m only getting faint rye and not a ton of pine or citrus on the tongue. Finishes clean. Probably would have been bolder fresher.


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