8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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A wet hopped version of our flagship IPA, HopWired.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mikkylar (94) - Placentia, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 Bottle. Pours dark amber. Aroma is very rich with fresh hops. Like as if I was holding the the vine right in my hand. Pretty awesome. Flavor is smooth and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (907) - USA - OCT 15, 2012
Golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is hops, mild pine and citrus. Flavor is intensely hopped but with a strong fruitiness. Definitely a strain of hop I’m not familiar with, very interesting though. Finish is a little dry, could be a little rounder and better balanced. Other than that this is a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Light haze on this amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Fresh pine and marmalade hops with a little skunk. Smooth dry finish. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11299) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Fresh grass and grapefruit in the nose. Medium to big sweet flavor with some grass, dirt and grapefruit rind. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately resinous to finish with further rindy citrus character. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4030) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2012
500ml bottle in a shaker. Purs amber with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops and a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same, with a good amount of hops. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with minimal white head. Nice big aroma, grapefruit, citrus and some distinct NZ character, gooseberry. Tasye has more of the same hop flavours, quite sharp with a heavy caramel malt backbone. Oily texture with a clean bitter finish. Delish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2012
0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Hazy amber color. Sweet tropical aroma with mango, papaya, lemon. Bitter, nutty and citrusy taste with lemon, mango and papaya. Medium body. Good tropical IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (712) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle from Josh: pours clear copper with thick cream head. Resinous, herbal dank hops on the nose. More of the same on the palate as this was somewhat heavy with resinous hops and reasonable malt balance. Solid and fresh green for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
A - Pours a very hazy golden-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and other tropical and earthy hops with some sweet caramel and bready malts. T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, mango, and tropical hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some earthy and lightly spicy hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuity malts. The finish is a mix of tropical and earthy hops with some bitterness and some sweet lightly bready malts. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice fresh hop profile with good bitterness and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Lemon and sauvignon blanc aroma. Grapefruit and white grape flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and tangerine lingers with white grape and light pine.

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