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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: 170   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.


swoopjones' rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5921) - 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
runaway (48) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2014
50cl bottle pours hazy deep golden orange with a thin off-white head and immediate aroma of freshly cut pine boards and citrus. Taste is juicy pine, juniper, and toasty malt with a mild strawberry-caramel-sweet/grapefruit-bitter finish. Mouthfeel is pleasantly active with a slight dryness at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4068) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle @ Joes. Slightly hazy amber colour with a small off-white head smells strawberry ice cream, hops, bitter, fresh. Tastes strawberry, hops, drop fruit duo. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
September 5, 2014 - on draught at BrewDog (Camden). Five Pounds the half? Okay, sure. Refractive clear copper-amber with lasting thick mottled beige head. Aroma of alcohol, gluteny stickiness and light but pervasive resin bitterness - a little toasted grain too. Taste - yeah, hoppy, malty - straddles the barleywine/strong IPA boundary - plenty of floral bitterness too - quick good. Thick, decent carbonation, starts pretty massively malty and finishes reasonably bitter, some alcohol drying too, some grapefruit pith in the linger - pretty damned solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3847) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2014
500ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, dark copper colour with small to average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Piney, hoppy aroma, hints of grapefruit, pineapple and orange. Taste is slightly biting bitter hoppy, piney, hints of cardboard, some pineapple, caramel malty basis; lasting, biting bitter hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (10710) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Süßer, zuckrig malziger Antrunk. Nicht ganz runder Hopfen, grasig, zu süß. Das normale ist besser. 10/8/7/8/11/8

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - SEP 7, 2014
Keg at Brewdog, alongside the normal Hopwired. Less hazy, similar orange amber colour, still, small foamy white head endures longer than on the normal version. Aroma is musty caramel sweetness with some banana and peach. Body is medium, some spritzy carbonation. Taste is lighter than the normal version, toned down caramel sweetness, soft strawberry, finishes with crisp citrus.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tania_nexust (165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Draught keg at Brewdog Camden. Aromas of over-ripe fruit salad - nectarine, melon and strawberry - similar in flavour, with a lingering but not sticky/sweet finish. Was expecting a wet-hop beer to be more grassy but this was just jam-packed with fruity flavours.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1822) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Clapham Junction’s opening night; 13 August. Poured a hazy amber colour, with a dense white head. Aroma of fresh hops, just cut grass and caramel. Juicy fruit flavours, with some pine needle bitterness and straw. Finish was resin, zesty citrus and dry grain.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6267) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a copper amber colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, fresh herbs, some grainy notes and grass. Flavour of herbal bitterness, grass, orange pith, strong gooseberry notes and biscuit. Medium bodied. Dry and bitter finish. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop

Pours reddish orange with a small head. Aroma of wet grassy hoppiness, berries, caramely malts and syrup. Taste is malty, earthy and wet hoppy with loads of grass, berries and caramel. Finish is sweetish and malty with caramely notes and berries. Quite malty and heavy with berries.


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