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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: 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (352) - 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. -

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1270) - 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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (950) - 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 (1173) - 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (341) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours golden orange with a short, creamy off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, resin and pine. Taste is grapefruit, citrus and grassy flavours. Body is thick for an IPA and there is little carbonation. Sticky sweet with not as much malt as the normal hopwired. Still, great drop.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (509) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2013
@Archive. Fresh is the word as these vanish from the shelf very quick. Orange amber with a powerful aromatic whitish cover that just hangs on the glass. Intense fruity tropical hops and pleasant bitterness and not quite as much malt sweetness as Hopwired. An excellent NZIPA. Thinking a trip across "the Ditch" to Blennheim is going to be much anticipated.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (453) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Deep peach orange. Aroma is tropical fruit. Taste is fruit and mild resin. Palate is mild sticky. Overall, nice IPA, but prefer the malty wonders of the original hopwired.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2013
The seasonal ’fresh hopped’ version of a superb antipodean IPA. Great showcase of what can be done with New Zealand sourced ingredients (and European sourced brewer)!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2013
smells super fruity- passionfruit, grapefruit and earthiness too. All the fresh stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Really smith ipa. Not very fruity, nice punch of hops and a slight pepper taste. Pours an orange color ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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