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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 160   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Cloudy amber,small beige head..Huge piney hop nose,malt notes.Effervescant citrus hop profile,light malt mid,big bitter hop finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TenEighty (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours a clear amber. Grassy fruity aromas. Tastes of Mary Jane and grass, green capsicum, carbonated into Mary Jane infused bitterness, light butter and medium bitter. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Opaque orange. Aroma of fruit and citrus. So fresh. Taste is the same. Brilliantly dry. I want this to be on me.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
500ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some really nice ropey lacing on the glass. Aroma is fresh grapefruit and tropical fruits with some cereal grains. Taste is a grapefruit hop bitterness with some sweetness from the malts and tropical fruits. Medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Flavors are well balanced. This is an outstanding IPA that I thoroughly enjoyed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a yellow/brown with light head. Bright aromas of toffee and green unripened fruit (peaches and apples). Flavor of tobacco, toasted malts, spruce, brown sugar, and light resin. So this is what fresh NZ hops taste like? Much better than the standard HopWired. I’ll have another.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (6643) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep orange body with a thick head that leaves cables of lace down my chalice. aroma is pungent with verdant hop character with an underlying ripe papaya sweetness. The palate delivers oily hops galore, peppery and grassy, with background ripe tropical fruits, papaya and guava and sweet melon. Long bitterness in the finish. Just awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (365) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Huge passionfruit and capsicum aromas. Lightly coloured with minimal lacing. Passionfruit, green peppercorns, green capsicum and grassy flavours dominate the flavour profiles. Although quite bitter, there is an attractive lightness and freshness to the overall palate. Great beer. 8 Wired is right up there with the best southern hemisphere brewers. -

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1294) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel and intense hops. Taste is medium sweet of fruit and caramel leading to a storng hoppy bitter finish. For me, probably just a little better than the regular version. Awesome stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper colour and a half inch of white foam on the op that slowly shrinks and leaves lace up the glass. aroma is sweet tropical fruits, and pine. Flavor is resin, grapefruit, tropical fruit, med-high balanced bitterness that really makes the beer. Great fresh beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1195) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a hazy dark amber with a frothy white head head hat leaves lots of lace. Aroma is citrus hops, sweet pale malts, tropical fruits and slight floral esthers. Taste is rich malts, citrus and tropical fruits and a nice crisp and clean bitterness throughout. Excellent wet hopped ipa.


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