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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: 170   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.


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 (112) - 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 (1237) - 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 it’s 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 (35088) - 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 (3219) - 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 (246) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2014 Wow! This current version is vibrant with a capital ’V’. Tropical fruit to the fore - full body but light on the tongue. This is the shit.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (587) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2013
Amber poor with a nice head that recedes quickly. Taste is a nice bitter sweet balance. Some great hop flavours, just so different from the usual US hops. Full of hop fruity flavours and in the background a really nice caramel maltyness. Enjoyable ipa. Really like the nelson and motueka hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7443) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Tasted alongside the regular. Just not into it, very herbal, grassy and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1134) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle@Copenhagen. Amber color, tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Juicy hop flavor with caramel. Lingering hop finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4341) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle - Sweet tropical fruits, orange and a bit of the candy floss. Cloudy orange and thin white head. Woody, orange and some other fruity flavors I just can’t place. A resinous dry finish. Very pleasant with flavors I am not familiar with.


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