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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: 168   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (754) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Clear gold pour. Aroma of grape, diesel, butter burnt herbs. Tastes is malty with burnt herbs. Light carb, some minerals.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Smells like the perfect IPA. Tastes like a your ideal IPA. Gorgeous, oily fresh hops pulling your mouth in all kinds of directions. Dry, bitter, sweetly citrus and pineaple. Good amount of alcohol tickles the nose and warms your chest. Terrific!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3383) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from early 2014. Pours a golden amber with a tinge of orange throughout. Aroma is pleasant and not overpowering.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
This beer is their seasonal release, it showcases 2 remarkable NZ hops. For a beer that contains only wet hops, aside from a bittering addition it is amazing. Bottle and tap, bright with a elegant lacing in a clean glass. Huge aromas of resinous green and tropical notes of near overripe fruit. Sublte sandlewood undertones. On the pallet again resinous and oily, yet crsip and dry. A pronounced malt character holds up the fruity spiced hop flavours. Finishes with a smooth bitterness, and a alluring oilyness that makes you want another sip...fresh is best. Wow

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (384) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2014
This ends up sweeter than you might enjoy, the fresh hops give it a really raw resin/grass note that is carried at first by a great sweet carry, but then the sweetness gets a grip and takes over somewhat. Alarmingly I drank this in about no time at all, and would pay for delivery of another :-) So to sum up, might be a bit below ideal overall has some things that make you go "mmm"

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1564) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Bart. Thanks! Pours a mildly hazy, bright orange with a small white head. The smell is big tropical fruit, malt backbone supporting. The taste follows the smell with a dry slightly bitter finish. Light to medium body with mild carbonation. A brightly fruity IPA...tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HKdIPA (235) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Yum. Refreshing, citrusy, hoppy bitterness but not as much as you'd think.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (512) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle from Slowbeer. Orange-copper, slightly hazy, small white head, floral, passionfruit, sweet peaches, quite oily texture, resiny bitterness. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alwsmntn (6) - - DEC 25, 2013 does not count
∆ Poured From Bottle. Strong Passion Fruit, Loads Of Oranges, Some Pine Maybe. Copper Colored. Medium Head. Meets Its Aroma Pretty Well. Nice Strong Bitterness, Pretty Sweet Aswell. Hints of Alcohol Comming Through. Soft Carbonation. Medium Thick Body. Liked It a Lot. Will Drink It Again.


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