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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: 143   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.


4.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2013
Wow! This current version is vibrant with a capital ’V’. Tropical fruit to the fore but fuller bodied than I remember from last year. Love it.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mattress63 (54) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 On tap at Pomeroys in Christchurch. Nice amber colour with creamy head. Tastes of pine and citrus and malt flavours and lovely after taste on the palate. This was one of the beers I came to NZ to try and wasn?t disappointed. Like the Super Conductor, fantastic beer and lives up to its high reputation. All in all a great beer and right up there with the best.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at BeerDeLuxe. Very long flavour. Aromas of grass, caramel, and smoke. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
27/VII/2012 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a - (2012-764)

Clear copper red beer, nice creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, sweet ripe fruit, mango passion fruit. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity, sweet fruits, malts, honey, some citrus, passion fruit, lychees, sweet mango, piny bitterness. Aftertaste: sweet and fruity, mango, piny bitter hops, touch of caramel, mocha even.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1480) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2012
This beer was richly anticipated. I had heard it was coming out a month or so back and hence grabbed it as soon as I was able. What strikes you is the copper-gold colour under a thin (but not patchy) white head. There’s a sparkle of carbonation. Putting the nose in the glass reveals a full bouquet of passionfruit, grapefruit, passionfruit pulp, gooseberry, quince jelly and an undertone of spruce gum and cape gooseberries. This smells seriously good. Seriously good. It is full and creamy in the mouth at first with initial passion, citrus and berryfruit and then developing into tangerine and ruby grapefruit flavours. It becomes soft and sweet but also bitter as it goes on. There’s a savoury-bitter element, lest you think this is a one trick pony of tropical fruits. A sage-like herbaceousness develops as it stays on the tongue. The finish is enduring and brings more herbs, grasses and a golden malty flavour long after the carbonation has settled beyond its charming sherbet-like effect. This is rave to your mates beer and I will.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at home from bottleshop
very hazy amber with strong passion fruit and gooseberry. Plenty of damp hops woody notes too. High carbonation, juicy medium bodied, gooseberries up front, lupulin punch on tip of tongue. Long pithy tropical bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
This is a fantastic beer. You can really appreciate the difference in flavour between this and the original. A must for IPA lovers.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2012
50cl bottle. Hazy orange with small dirty white head. Nose : strong fruit notes like apple, strawberries, orange, grapefruit. Little tart. Wet laundry. Sip : Low but decent carbonation. low to medium body with oily texture. Very drinkable beer, refreshing fruits aromas, small tart flavor, unusuaual for an IPA. Overall it’s spot on, I’m gonna buy it again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lisagirl (262) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bcraig824 (7) - Kamloops, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
Pleasant tropical hoppy aroma. Great malty body that perfectly balances this IPA. Almost feels and tastes like a DIPA. High price but well worth it as an occasional treat to the tastebuds.


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