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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: 171   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1273) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (383) - 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.

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 (563) - 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 (500) - 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 (1241) - 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 (2791) - 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 (309) - 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 (3000) - 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.


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