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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: 173   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Pours hazy gold into a tulip. White head recedes leaving spider lacing. Sweet caramel and tropical fruit aromas. Mild rotting tropical fruit upfront turning to resin in the lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark amber with average, creamy off-white head; decent retention and lacing. Aroma is bread and cookie malts, mixed berries, floral and grassy hops, spice, herbs, light soy sauce, and light caramel. Flavor is sweet malt forward that is quickly followed up with medium bitterness hops and light citrus esters; dry, hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear burnt orange with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is fresh grassy, orange, tangerine, and resin hops with passion fruit and grape fruity esters and light biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kayres (517) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Hazy orange with huge tan head.big hop aroma. Medium bodied and great hop flavor throughout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Poured a darkish amber with some hazying. Decent billowy offwhite head. Plenty of lacing. Fresh hop aromas show tropical fruits, citurs and pine needles. A little light caramel in the back to provide some balance. Good stuff. Taste is initially sweet before a resiny bitter finish, Agree with the comments about the oily nmouthfeel. Medium body. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
npwgallagher (38) - valparaíso, CHILE - DEC 3, 2012
Aroma citrica. Mucha carbonación. Espuma cremosa. Bien amarga. Caramelo. Fresca. Viscosa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6021) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
2 bouteilles de 500 ml partagées lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de pamplemousse et de mangue. Apparence: La couleur est dorée-cuivrée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une poinbte de miel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût houblonné. (Rating #4354)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2012
bottle, from Triangle Wine. Ok aroma, sweet. mild pine, some citrus, little honey. little wet carboard. hazed brownish orange color, small head, little to no lace. bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. think this one is past it’s prime, I’m getting the start of oxidization. I’m always leary of imported ipa’s and this didn’t do anything to change my mind. I don’t get any of the big citrus some comment on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6185) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
bottle at Blue Monk, copper orange pour. peanut shells, caramel malts & pine sol aroma. caramel malts, peanuts, good amount of bitterness. hops seem to be diminshing. decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
From Hophead, DK. Bottled, 251012. Amber with white head. Aroma of citrus and hop fruit. Flavour with malt, spices and bitterness.


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