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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Thanks to wagenvolks for getting a fresh bottle of this out my way. Served in a Captain Lawrence tulip. Pours a medium golden color with a tall, tall white head. Good stability and retention time, and then really great lacing as it falls down. The nose brings some light caramel with a bit of floral and citrus character. Light hops, but whatís there is nice. The taste is similar but pulls back further. Thereís some floral notes and a bit of light spice on top of a bready body. Medium body and a nice bitter and spicy finish. Not super awesome, but glad to try this. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-11-2011

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2011
bottle thanks to BgThang, pours hazy copper with a medium white head with lots of spotty lacing. Aroma is huge pine and citrus hops, very green and fresh smelling. Flavor is nice biscuit and toasted malts with a very clean and dry finish of pine and citrus rinds with little hints of peppery rye malts. The mouth of this beer is out of this world. Creamy as hell but just enough carbonation to keep the body lighter and dry out the finish. Iím a fan.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4315) - Utah, USA - MAY 9, 2011
750ml bottle from Thirdeye11, thanks
Appearance: Hazy amber with a big white head and great lacing
Aroma: Citrus, rye and piney
Taste: Pine, rye, caramel and bitter pine finish
Very nice from the label to the last drop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5839) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2011
What an awesome bottle! Pours a cloudy orange/brown color with a large white head. The aroma is fresh citrus and pine and loads of earthy rye. The flavor is a mix of fruity hops and spicy rye, generous amounts of both, easygoing, a tasty treat. Not super bitter, but balanced and flavorful. Very fruity as the rye meshes well with hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Amber pour with a white head. Nose is citrus, malty, slight sweetness. Flavors are hoppy, pine and touch of sweetness on the finish. Dry and medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle thanks to legion242. Shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours olive brown. Off white head. Nose of hops, rye bread, caramel malts and peppercorn. Taste is rye, caramel malt and pine. Taste falls a little short from the terrific nose. Still a solid all around brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston.
Pours a crystal orange with a nice white head. Aroma is fluffy but thick grapefruit and malted bread. Flavor is malted grapefruit and bready pine. Slick mouthfeel. Great IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
i have had this a few times and it rocks every time. it pours amber in color with an off white head. aroma is strong citrus, pine, and spice from the rye. flavor is much the same plus some caramel. I love rye beers and this one may have conquered my favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10805) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
Capped 750 from ericandersnavy. Pours hazy dark ruddy copper. 3 finger creamy/bubbly off-white head. Massive citrus hop aroma along with a rough rye malt. Near full bodied with lots fluffy carbonation. Thereís a lot of grapefruit rind over a sweet rye malt. Pretty well balanced, finishing a tad towards the bitter side. Itís incredibly fresh and refreshing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - APR 13, 2011
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 Pours a shiny mahogany with three and a half fingers of foamy, fluffy, white head comprised of small bubbles. Smells both citrusy and piny with a strong rye sweetness. Tastes exceptionally bitter, piny notes with hints of citrus and a spicy, but sweet, rye flavor underneath; rather complex. Medium-to-full bodied with a smooth, almost creamy texture and no mouth-carbonation; Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA finishes with a lasting bitterness that is coupled with hints of spicy rye. Drink it without the yeast settlement at the bottom of the bottle.


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