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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate tan head on it. Nose is just a tad hoppy, but with some heavy malty undertones. Taste is slightly bitter and very malty.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle at home from the bottleshop
Dark garnet-mahogany with fluffy ochre head. Very dull musty pine needles and caramel on the nose. Some initial resin up front, then cardboard, toffee and warming alcohol. Touch solventy in finish. Can see the nogneø and renaissance influences, sadly hops have long since faded.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8440) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
500mL thanks to argo0. Pours a clear deep mahogany. Weak head. Nose is puppy breath, red candies, mushroom. Taste is spicy, bitter, starchy. Palate is bitter and dusty, sharply bitter. Drying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2012
bottle at cropredy ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... way to much of the toffee malt i dont like in nose ... some nice rich dark fruits then im hit with of a wall of a flavour i do not like... yeah that malt i dont like... shame not my thing at all.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cantabrian (826) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2013
I tried this beer quite a while ago and all that I can recall is the unpleasant experience. Too spicy, too herbal, much more bitter than I would have expected. A metallic bite on all those herbs, as if a tin of Twinnings infusions had been dropped into the vat. Ø for søppel. Perhaps I should re-visit this product, but I doubt it will happen, with so much good stuff being produced around, including fabulous brews by the three accused for brewing this chimaera.


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