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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: American Strong Ale
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Amber Ale. A 3 way collaboration between Norway and New Zealand. Loosely based on a mix of our 3 flagship beers: Stonecutter Scotch Ale, Hopwired IPA and Batch #100.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (984) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
(50 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: May 2013) Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with little, tan head. Good lace and retention. Aroma is initially what I perceive to be roasted malt followed by something that smells like fruity hops. For me this smells like Black IPA territory. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, full body and a roasted, lingering bitter finish. The ABV is wonderfully masked in this beer. Taste is straight forward roasted malt with gentle hop bitterness. Not that clearly defined but well balanced, dangerously drinkable and not that hop and alcohol dominated that most DIPA’s tend to be in my book.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29335) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of caramel, malt, and a bit of chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, and chocolate, leading dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2012
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is overripe fruity and dark roasted malty. Roasted malty and toasted malty. Bitter, toasted malty and caramelish. Smooth, caramelish, breadish and roasted. Light bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4657) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle. (thanks SirLimpsalot) Dark amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of hops, pine, yeast and malt. On the sweet side, medium body. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty earthy piney aroma. Fruity malty piney hoppy flavor. Has a fruity think malty piney hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2159) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Mackan: ganska alkoholstark. Inge större doft och smak men en viss sötma och humledoft. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2012
50cl bottle at Amundsen. A very dark amber colour, bordering on brown, almost black colour with no head. Aroma is malty and sweet with fruity notes. Some hints of yeast or bread. Flavour is also sweet and the fruity notes are also present. Some bitterness and hops. Definately malts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2012 Had the privilege of another bottle. All I can say was that for a kiwi beer this is awesome, absolutely stunning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10599) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2012 Bottle at Patricks. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dust, alcohol, caramel, malt, cacao. Flavour is dust, cacao, hop, caramel, malt, pine, grapefruit, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13412) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark dark red/brown - offwhite head. High malty, lovely hoppy, dried fruits, ryebread, nutty, lovely high bitterness, light sweetness, lots of nuts. Nice pleasant.


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