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Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2439) - 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 (2152) - Lewes, 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 (18101) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MJGG (952) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4056) - Lewisburg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Japalo (1701) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle@Guren. Haze golden. Intense pine citrus. Gentle heavy dry hoppy bitterness. Dry finish. The body quite intense with Rye notes. Great complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a hazy vibrant orange with a big off white fluffy head. Aromas of rye, pine, some citrus and lots of tropical fruit. Taste is the spicy rye and citrus fruits. Nice bitterness that lingers. Really enjoying this one very seasionable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1374) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2013
750 ML bottle with a wicked label. Hazy golden yellow, massive white head, falls to a thick half finger and sticks around. Lots of lacing. Nose is bread, yeast, grass, pine, grapefruit and citrus. Taste is still a lot of bread with pine, grass, citrus, spice and grapefruit. Opens up more in the mouth. More rounded is more like it. Medium bodied, chewy and decent carbonation. Bitterness is more obvious in the palate than in the taste. Dry, spicy citrus finish. Fun IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scootpolute (10) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
I’ve been here 3 weeks and this was my first ’good-beer’ in Austin. I’m from Kirkland WA (Seattle)...Yeah, I had to go with the hype-ie beers first (shiner bock/ lone-star) and as you could imagine there was disappointment! So I yelped a bit and found that the best beer store in ’town’ is a min-mart (7-11) likes store (no joke) called, Sunrise Mini-mart....this place was nothing less than AMAZING!! The selection was comparable to Bottle-works (those from the Seattle area will know what I mean)...good stuff OK this Beer...I requested from the knowledgeable staff (I heard that Sam is the best, but I spoke with a cool guy named Rob (or was it Ron?!)...I asked him to give me a local beer comparable to Stone IPA (cliche, eh?!) any way this was where he steered me...and here is what I think... Appearance...I’m always a ’softy’ and give kudos (is that word making a comeback, if not, my apologies!!) for unfiltered beer!! Taste: Mellow hops up front were mellow, but gained momentum as I progressed through the beer... Mouthfeel is ultra-smooth and creamy with a malty thick full-body. The initial taste is an absolute hop assualt on the palate! A spicy, stinging and salty plethora of citric nuances literally overwhelm the senses. Earth, leaf and grass flavours pull-thru, then are followed by an alcohol presence and spiciness. The malt in this beer is definately present but gets its ass fiercly kicked by the hops. Malt includes some toasted, slightly bready and light honey flavours with an even malt sweetness. It hardly balances the beer, but does keep it somewhat control. Beer finishes with residual hop spice and malt sweetness, which tends to linger for some time. Notes: This was a pretty amazing recommendation....’MAYBE’ even worth the $10.99 Belgium bomber Sunrise Mini-Mart charged (I’m a bit of a penny-pitcher!!)...This is an absolutely marvelous beer for all the hop-heads out there, albeit very daunting for those who are not into hops to the extreme. For what it is, it’s crafted to near perfection. A "Wow!" beer for sure. 7..3 % abv. (from the bottle reading)

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