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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: 162   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.


OldGrowth's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2649) - 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 its prime, Im getting the start of oxidization. Im always leary of imported ipas and this didnt do anything to change my mind. I dont get any of the big citrus some comment on.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6207) - 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 (3724) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (1966) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Pours clear deep amber with low off white head. Aroma of light citrus, caramel, pine. Light fruit notes. Taste is big resin up front followed by light fruit sweet, then again a bit resinous bitter finish. Light to medium, smooth body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keeganrohovich (6) - saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
500ml into IPA glass. Pours amber with a decent white head. Smells heavy of Carmel and pine, with a hint of citrus. Tastes of pineapple, caramel. Well balanced. Very drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jur (293) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Draught @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Clear red-copper, full white head. Sweet nose: caramel, cardamom, anis. Flavour as well, crme brle with bitter finish. Meh...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1685) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
On tap at brewdog, Clapham. Pours an amber colour with a slightly off white head. Nice overripe fruit, funk veg aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Toffee, orange marmalade, pineapple, pine, lemon, rye bread and a slight meaty edge to it too. A touch sweet, but tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller online shop; dark amber pour with a creamy off white head, tangerine and pine aroma, taste has grapefruit, pineapple, some citrus, a hint of caramel, oily resinous hop mouthfeel, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (896) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
A great IPA less hoppy then the california variants. Pours a very nice deep orange with not much, but thick head. Smells of tropical fruit, lemon and strawberry. Taste is very berry, with a great balance of hops. No overly bitter finish. Paired with mozzarella sticks, some more hops are brought out. Had in the bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niklasdietz (83) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller. Pours amber with a fine off white head and severe lacings. Aroma is wonderful: pine, peach, mango and sweet malts. Taste is almost as convincing. Long, delicate bitterness and oily mouthfeel. Great IPA! - with thirst, Niklas

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (241) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Draught. Clear dark amber pour with white head. Aroma is complex with sweet malty base and fruity notes. Nice bitterness with full body. Was quite flat at the beginning but it realky opened up.


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