crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted alongside the regular. Just not into it, very herbal, grassy and sweet.
tlind2 (1145) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Copenhagen. Amber color, tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Juicy hop flavor with caramel. Lingering hop finish. Medium-full body, medium carbonation. Not bad.
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Crit (3393) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber,small beige head..Huge piney hop nose,malt notes.Effervescant citrus hop profile,light malt mid,big bitter hop finish
TenEighty (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
MrFecesious (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque orange. Aroma of fruit and citrus. So fresh. Taste is the same. Brilliantly dry. I want this to be on me.
reebtogi (4360) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Gerbeer (1987) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.