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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: 174   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (724) - 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 (6860) - 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 (17658) - 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 (3591) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1481) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2012
50cl bottle. Hazy orange with small dirty white head. Nose : strong fruit notes like apple, strawberries, orange, grapefruit. Little tart. Wet laundry. Sip : Low but decent carbonation. low to medium body with oily texture. Very drinkable beer, refreshing fruits aromas, small tart flavor, unusuaual for an IPA. Overall it’s spot on, I’m gonna buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 Bottle, Slightly hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is in your face fruitiness with a heavy dose of petrol, pine, caramel, pineapple and gooseberry. Flavor is sweet caramelized toffee, medium bitterness, juicy pineneedles, ripe gooseberry. Somehow not as good as these words might promise. Lacks a little refinement. I prefer the un-"fresh" original.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2012
50cl Bottle @ RBBSG. Amber coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a small white head. Refreshing fruity (peach, passion fruit, kiwi) bitter hinted aroma. Medium to full palate. Finish is bitter hoppy, refreshing fruity with a longer bitter ending. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (2108) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan. Cloudy amber body with small white head. Aroma is pine, pineapple, butter. Flavor is butter, toffee, hops, pineneedles.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
Dark amber colour, white head. Fruity aroma, passionfruit, nelson sauvin, marmalade, quite hoppy. Hoppy bitter flavour, orange marmalade, fruity, in a way quite light but sophisticated. Quite bitter fruity finish.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Wilrijk. Courtesy of Bart. Thanks!)


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