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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: 169   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (520) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (533) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (471) - 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 (1168) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Cloudy orange pour from bottle. Frothy head. Fruity floral aroma. Delicious. Slight bitterness, great hops. Spices and citrus subtle backbone. Awesome IPA overall

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DylansDad (307) - 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 (2981) - 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 (264) - 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.


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