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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: 171   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16927) - 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 (3455) - 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 (1394) - 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 (3159) - 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 (2940) - 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 (2071) - 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 (2892) - 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!)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14041) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Peach, grass and grapefruit. Dry, crisp and smooth. Lovely. Better than the regular.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
Thx. to Bart for this one // 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // along with the regular one // the story behind this one is pretty cool // darker shade of amber with a solid white head // nose is lots and lots of hops, bitter marmalade, oranges, neslon with a touch of sweeter marmalade // taste is full on hop blast of bitter marmalade, oranges, quite bitter hops, lots of bitter exotic hops, bitter tangerine ending, bit atypical actually for the hops used even if this is very, very hoppy // body has been overtaken by the hops, feeling wise // quite interesting, I think right about everyone preferred the regular one including me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark orange color with a white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, like pineapple, mango, some white grape notes, orange and tangerine with some caramel malt. The flavor is no way near as hoppy as the aroma indicated, so I guess this is an older bottle. I get the tropical fruit notes, some grapefruit and orange, but lots of caramel and sweet malt in there with toffee notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty good IPA, that I am sure is amazing fresh!


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