Jester King Wytchmaker Rye IPA

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 304   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.

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   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)

Klimaet (2880) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours hazy amber with a medium white fluffy head. Notes of sweet malt, farmhouse yeasty notes, citrus, pine, floral notes, light bitter hoppy but mostly sweet. Finishes sort of spicy.

skortila (5967) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
On tap. Old note. The aroma has bready malts, peach, grass. Bit hazy, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate bitter, with malt sweetness, bread, citrus and grass. Medium bodied beer. Nice.

Bygers (1185) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle 0,75l from The Beer Cartel, Sydney. Pours a hazy golden colour and leaves a good white head. Aroma is bread, yeast, grass, pine, grapefruit and citrus. Taste of spices, bread, pine, grass, citrus, and grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2015
A solid rye ipa if ever there was one. Would definitely get again if I could. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose and taste are rye, citrus, pretty good

esjunknyc (21) - - OCT 19, 2014
Impressed how many flavors JK has balanced in this. Sour from farmhouse up front, and a bit funky, and bitter from hops in the backbone. Very nice, would highly recommend.

roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Aroma of citrus, hops, and sour yeast. Typical sour flavor from jester king but with a smooth hop and citrus finish. Pretty good sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours hazy pale orange with a thick white head. Strong orange peel and rye aroma. Taste has a robust rye taste with lemon and pineapple. Finish is dry and bitter. Nice!

TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Reviewed from notes: loved the old bottles with the 2nd Jester King label atop. Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Pine, spice, and caramel and wheat notes; follows onto the palate. Finishes with light fruit and citrus.

markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
Entering old notes. Thanks to Rosebud butternuts for this one. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is big caramel, slight spicy rye, some big citrus character, and some pine. Flavor is a nice burst of spicy rye, citrus, slight pine, and mild tropical fruit. Medium to full in body for the style and very nice and remarkable overall.

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