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Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

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RATINGS: 302   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Bottle 750ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, toasted, caramel, moderate to heavy, citrus, grapefruit, orange - hoppy, citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120202]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white to off-white head. Aroma is fruity and slight citrusy. Bitter, grapefruity amd citrusy. Bitter and dry herbal into the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw, hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemons, and straw, leading to a dry lemony finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours an almost clear deep golden with a huge and lively off-white head leaving quite some lacework. Fresh, citrusy hops - and a little yeast. Medium body, a very dry fruitiness, very citrusy hops leaving an astringent bitterness. 020212

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21334) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a huge off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, rye and grass. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and hops with notes of citrus. Dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
13th February 2012
Slight haze on this amber beer. Massive off white head. Palate is airy and crispy. Smooth hops - a little minty, pine too. Mild tropical fruits. A little rye spice. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15060) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14976) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...golden amber ... bubbly white head ... soft sweet funky farmhouse nose ... juicy fruits ... soft funkyness ... mellow banana tofee fruits .. nice mellow and easy

finishing up after the event ... copper ... no heads ... soft zezty rye... light farmyard funk nose ... mellow juicy fruits ... zezty ... sweet ... toffee ... this has become even more drinkable than i remember ... but im sticking at 3.8 its damn nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14153) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are citrus, pine, peach, caramel, flowers, malt and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14089) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, February 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a large white head and lacings. Nose is fresh hops. Peach, flowers, grapefruit and yeast. Dry and hoppy flavor. Fresh and crisp. American Saison like. Nice


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