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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: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (295) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Aroma has surprising amount of caramel malt which then recedes a bit and allows the fruity, grassy, citrusy and piney hops to start spilling over. The delicious oily mouthfeel makes it feel like drinking liquid, beer-flavoured caramel. Lots of activity in the after taste, the usual citric and piney suspects, and also a hint of strawberries and cream. RE-RATE: 2nd bottle Taste is same but aroma! Oh! The hops are completely hidden behind an industrial strength vanilla wine/ sponge cake-with-mock-cream malty sweetness. I’m not a fan of sponge cake with mock cream, but boy does it ever smell good on this baby.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a quick finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WellyCascadian (6) - - APR 30, 2013 does not count
Good stuff... nothing out of the ordinary, just an very quality IPA with great front end aroma and back end flavour

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 30, 2013
fantastic, aromas of grassy citrus and passionfruit, that continues into he flavour along with tangelo and well-placed breadiness. very fresh hop bitterness. delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mattress63 (54) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 On tap at Pomeroys in Christchurch. Nice amber colour with creamy head. Tastes of pine and citrus and malt flavours and lovely after taste on the palate. This was one of the beers I came to NZ to try and wasn?t disappointed. Like the Super Conductor, fantastic beer and lives up to its high reputation. All in all a great beer and right up there with the best.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alectron (30) - - APR 22, 2013
Nice citrus, passionfruit & hemp. Nice texture, a tad too bitter and I liked the standard Hopwired a tad better.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at home from bottleshop
very hazy amber with strong passion fruit and gooseberry. Plenty of damp hops woody notes too. High carbonation, juicy medium bodied, gooseberries up front, lupulin punch on tip of tongue. Long pithy tropical bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle at the Local Pub, Halandri, Athens. This beer is a blend of an IPA wet-hopped with Motueka hops and an IPA wet-hopped with Nelson Sauvin hops. Unfiltered. Aroma: Much lemony, sugary goodness bursts as soon as I open the bottle. Hard to describe. Extremely fruity (citrus, berries, tropical fruit, banana, pear). Mild aromas of green olives, yeast and more. Fresh, indeed. Awesome. Mouthfeel: Full, oily body. Taste: Bitter and dry. Unripe greens, lemon rind, fruit skins... Finish: Dry, bitter, tangy. Great. Overall: Very good IPA for citrusy taste lovers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Bomber. Interesting aroma. Not too piney. More floral and soft. Hazy orange. White head. Pretty good lacing. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (890) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle pour hazy amber/copper. Nose with abundant citrus and pine hops. Taste with floral hops, pine, and almost grassy (reminding me of a New Zealand savignon blanc). Nice long finish.


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