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
fletchfighters (1528) - 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
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)

3.7
RichTheVillan (7850) - 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 don’t get much rye. Very good more farmhouse than IPA.

4
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
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
TaktikMTL (7798) - 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)

3.6
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
jzzbassman (1631) - 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
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".

3.7
yngwie (17053) - 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


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