An Austinite's Quest to Find the Best Hoppy Beer in Austin
Farmhouse Wytchmaker Rye IPA
Brewery: Jester King
IBU: 96 (?)
Hops: Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Millennium, Amarillo
Color: Medium, slightly hazy orange
Appearance - 10
The first 10 to appear on this series. The only reason the regular version didn't get a 10 was because of how much sediment appeared with each pour. I'm surprised to report that the farmhouse version had zero sediment, which made for a beautiful looking beer with it's slightly hazy orange color and fluffy white head. Upon first pour there was very little head (picture above). However, as the bottle sat, the pours that came after presented a beautiful head.
Aroma - 9
I didn't notice much of a difference in the aroma department, except for a much more floral presence.
Hop Usage - 9
No difference here either, same hops, same amazingness.
Overall Flavor - 18
This is an absolutely delicious version of the Wytchmaker. I'm sad to see the other version go, but I'm not sure if I necessarily liked this one better. They are both amazing beers. The farmhouse yeast lent a much more floral presence on the nose and a less carbonated but smooth tasting finish. Both stellar beers, but this one edges out the regular version with it's picture perfect appearance.
Total - 46