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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: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13391) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering Ulfborg, 2012. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Peach, grass and grapefruit. Dry, crisp and smooth. Lovely. Better than the regular.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2012
Thx. to Bart for this one // 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG 2012 // along with the regular one // the story behind this one is pretty cool // darker shade of amber with a solid white head // nose is lots and lots of hops, bitter marmalade, oranges, neslon with a touch of sweeter marmalade // taste is full on hop blast of bitter marmalade, oranges, quite bitter hops, lots of bitter exotic hops, bitter tangerine ending, bit atypical actually for the hops used even if this is very, very hoppy // body has been overtaken by the hops, feeling wise // quite interesting, I think right about everyone preferred the regular one including me

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark orange color with a white head. Aroma is of tropical fruits, like pineapple, mango, some white grape notes, orange and tangerine with some caramel malt. The flavor is no way near as hoppy as the aroma indicated, so I guess this is an older bottle. I get the tropical fruit notes, some grapefruit and orange, but lots of caramel and sweet malt in there with toffee notes. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty good IPA, that I am sure is amazing fresh!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Very fresh and intense tropical fruit aroma from the hops. Medium-bodied, first a little caramel but otherwise extremely fruity, plenty of notes of ripe blackcurant from the Kiwi hops. Dry and hoppy finish. Lovely. 090812

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (6460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours slight hazy deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, pine, citrus and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle, at TFODRBSG-12. An unclear, amber beer topped by a dense, off-white head. The aroma has caramel, some cat pee notes and a peachy touch. A bit boring and lacking on hops. Caramel, peaches, citrus and some piney notes in the flavor. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. Rather short finish. Probably not as fresh as it should be any longer. 120818

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (9870) - DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Aroma is malt, hops, little peach and citrus. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, little peach, pine, hops, little sweet and medium bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13483) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Summer Gathering, Ulfborg. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, flowers, pine, citrus, caramel and malt. Nice bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9881) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and rather hoppy - peach. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 180812

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
@ 2nd RBBSG, thx to whoever rbought this

Head: white, creamy, medium
Colour: gold/amber
Smell: very fresh hops, grassy, slight exotic notes, peach and grapefruit
Taste: very close to the aroma, very refreshing quite easy to drink, lovely IPA !


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