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Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
bottled, thick orange amber color with tall creamy milkshake foam, aroma is piney and dry tea leaves, flavor is a mix of caramel/cocoa, pine, bitter , nice creamy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Pours a slightly dark rusty burnt orange with a mountain of beige foam that just wonít quit. Aroma of orange juice, pine, lemon, and big "leafiness" with little trace of malt making itself known. Flavor is incredibly dry with similar citrus, piney and astringent hop characteristics and maybe a bit of spice and bread crust from the malt/rye. Finishes with a better mix of earth, toast, and citrus. Medium bodied, big fluffy foamy mouthfeel, and no heat to speak of. Itís an interesting beer with good strong hops that Iím sure will please the people demanding a dry IPA, but I want a bit more malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Had this on tap at Alamo Drafthouse: Lakecreek. Good hop nose, bit of pine. Nice medium malt body, but slightly sweet palate. Very enjoyable, good with the panko crusted Goat cheese salad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9474) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2011
Towering, light beige stable head over fully hazy foxy-amber beer; fine lace. Already upon opening, powerful fruity hops wafting up, citrussy & exotic fruitlike (passion fruit, lytchee, rosewater and of course grapefruit). Pure lupulin smell. Bitter, but nowhere exaggerated. Citrussy flavour with cakey maltbacking or kletskoppen . Very classical, but all the same quite satisfying. Rather light bodied, slick. Lupulin induced sticky bitterness remains throughout, but yet the beer comes over as primarily fruity-sweet. Very nice, extremely aromatic IPA, if a tad sweet. Many thanks to the Dewberries!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle shared with some buddies. Hoppy aroma with subtle hints of rye, not a lot, but itís there. Earthy flavor, piney and malty. Seemed a little boozier then I thought, but I guess thatís the rye talking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Light brown pour from bottle with an off white head. Aroma is strawberry jam and rye. Taste is hops, citrus, fruit and hay. Complex, interesting and excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (7025) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8403) - 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.

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