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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A wet hopped version of our flagship IPA, HopWired.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10969) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3940) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2331) - 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

3.4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (701) - 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

4
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty fresh hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter slightly grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3365) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2012
0.5l bottle @ Bar SF, Barcelona. Yeah, this is a cloudy orange-honey colored one with a big lasting fluffy off-white head. It has lots of citrus and peachy hops on the aroma. Also some tones of mango, water melon zesty and pine. Really fresh and nice. A bit branchy in taste. Definitely fruity and fresh, grapefruits, mild peaches. Average on the carbonation and quite oily on the mouthfeel, and it’s leaving a soft gentle dry hoppy finish. Is it fresh? Absolutely! 10.08.2012


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