Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

 
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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 96   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1490) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scootpolute (10) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Ive been here 3 weeks and this was my first good-beer in Austin. Im 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...Im 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 (Im 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, its crafted to near perfection. A "Wow!" beer for sure. 7..3 % abv. (from the bottle reading)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, 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 dont get much rye. Very good more farmhouse than IPA.

4
   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.

4
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7563) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
Bouteille de 750 ml partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral. Arme: Odeur dagrumes avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est orange voile avec une mince densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got doranges avec une pointe de mnagues et dpices. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence dpices en arrire got. (Rating #4678)

3.6
   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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1588) - 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.

3.7
   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 Capones. 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 im not downgrading a beer with Brett that is called "wytchmaker".

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16876) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle, 75cl. Its 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


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