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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

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available

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
K, I know at this point this isnít exactly "fresh" hopped at this point but my mule is concrete hard in anticipation. Cloudy orange hue and a small, compact light tan chapeau and thick lacing. Very fragrant tropical notes, gooseberries, guava, oranges, salt, peanut skins. Really excellent. This beer dranks pretty good. Got a hoppy wine like character. Tropics, lemon, light spice, thickness, light malt base, man - that Canada Post Edmonton Oilers 63Ę stamp with the cheering fan in the background is HORRENDOUS! Makes me laff every time. Marshmallow only in passing, this isnít a wimpy beer - all flavour. Iíve really enjoyed this. Almost time for popcorn and rhe daily prostate exam. Tropical everything. NZ IPAís rule.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyrish (89) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Enjoyed with Lagerboy over some whiffle. copper orange, nice head, thick lacing. BAM!! exlosive fresh hops, chewy resignous palate. this one is worth it. It has some fruity tones, but ulytimatley feels like you are gnawing on some fresh picked hops... May not be as well rounded as some would like, but its my type of Hoppy shot to the tonsils. Thanks for the treat Lagerboy. Cheers

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (809) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Someone have this to me, but I probably wouldnít have bought it. Best before is February 2014... It will be terrible by then. Aroma is a nice fruity citrus. Hop flavour is not a prominent as I would have expected. Lots of caramel malt, booze is quite present, but the hops do remain nice and night citrusy..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CacheManyHose (164) - HONG KONG - OCT 18, 2013
This is a superb beer. Golden orange with mild head but good lacing. Smells wonderful - fruits (grapefruit, citrus and apple), hops, some florals and malty cereals. Tastes nice and bitter but with enough things to complement it. An almost soapiness (which sounds bad but isn't). Texture is dry but not thin (somewhat oily in a nice way) with some carbonation. Really excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bcraig824 (7) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
Pleasant tropical hoppy aroma. Great malty body that perfectly balances this IPA. Almost feels and tastes like a DIPA. High price but well worth it as an occasional treat to the tastebuds.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bgb1991 (109) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Sweet, rockmelon aroma. Not the most attractive beer with a hazy pour and minimal head retention. However a wonderfully fresh, fruity taste with a strong pine cone finish. The mouthfeel is complex and a bit confusing. A good switch up in the IPA scene though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1185) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
500 ml bottle shared with Eyrish at the West Bay Whiffle. Opaque murky orange brown, foamy off-white head fades. Oily hoppy aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Intense bitter resinous hop taste all but drowns out any flavor of fruity hops and malts. Average carbonation, medium body, aggressively hopped. I much prefer the original version with itís plethora of flavors, rather than a one dimensional hop bomb... then again, perhaps my palate is not as developed... either way, this wet hopped bad boy is: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, tropical fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, tropical fruit, wood bitter almost acrid wood bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120804]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3011) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy orange amber with a medium beige creamy head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is pine, mango, passionfruit, citrus, cat piss. Flavor is lightly sweet, medium bitter, resinous. Medium body, watery. Interesting but feels aged.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (229) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 Wow! This current version is vibrant with a capital íVí. Tropical fruit to the fore - full body but light on the tongue. This is the shit.


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