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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6676) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber pour with ginormous foam white head, quite funky aroma, sour funk continues in the taste also get lip smacking citrus, peachy hop don’t get much rye. Very good more farmhouse than IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2013
Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is spicy, a little farmhouse, floral, citrus. Slightly resinous. Flavor is wonderfully spicy, dry, pepper and citrus. Complex flavorful beer. Great aroma and fantastic flavor. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy medium orange. Thick foamy head with good retention. Strong aroma of tropical fruits and black pepper. Flavor is nice and spicy with rye and cracked pepper balanced by some citrus and tropical notes. Slightly dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée avec une mince densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’oranges avec une pointe de mnagues et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #4678)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2013
75cl, at 6.8%Vol, as Wytchmaker, new American brew Anno 2010, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly woody/spicy, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Bottled. Pours a hazy orange with a good lasting head. Aroma of peaches and alfalfa hay. Moderately sweet with a little musty and earthy, with the rye accenting the dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a clear amber with tons of white head. Aroma is strangely soapy, barnyard, not hoppy at all. Taste is very tart, crisp, and dry. Not much malt coming through. Some hop stickiness is present. I believe this has some Brett in it, but i’m not downgrading a beer with Brett that is called "wytchmaker".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. It’s an unclear, golden orange beer, with a dense, creamy and large off-white head. Hints of lemon in the aroma, very fruity and piney, with some faint resiny hints. Not much maltyness going on. The flavor too is on the hoppy side, some maltyness as a foundation for the fruityness, pine cones and bitterness. A bit too effervescent on the palate, but I sort of like it. Full body, and a bitter finish with lemon peel. A really tasteful and pleasant beer. 120525

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
From bottle @Borefts 2012. Hazy honey golden. Medium white head. Nice aroma of rose-ship, fruit candy, flowers and mixed citrus fruits. Light caramelly malt body. Smooth rye tones. Nice fruity hoppy.Tight bitterness. Fresh yeasty and hoppy endnotes. A treat!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (11974) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2013
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark red-amber beer with a persistent beige foam; nice lacework; hoppy aroma of mango and elderflowers; overcarbonated, medium-bodied, some smoothiness and a corny tartness; fairly bitter, fizzy and hoppy fruity finish with some residual sugars

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