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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

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available

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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 (2763) - 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 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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
paganyu (2) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
500ml bottle. the orange colour is very attractive,with creamy foam. Taste very fresh with strong tropical fruit aroma.Great IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (274) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 28, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 Massive amount of stable foam. Nice orange color. Looks great! Mango-grapey aroma, reminds me of some other Sauvin beers Ive tried. Taste is sweet-fruity, red berries, tropical fruits at the beginning, caramely, then a great bitterness towards the finish. Superb New Zealand IPA, and a nice beer for my 175th rating :)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danlo (1338) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
500ml bottle from Mikkeller webshop. Deep orange-brown amber colour, creamy foam head and aroma of mango, caramel, hoppy. Taste is malt caramel balanced with flowery tropical fruits, citrus grapefruit & pine resiny bitterness. Smoothish slightly oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, hoppy lingering dry bitter finish. Very drinkable IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (451) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle from Ammersin 5, Vienna.
Dark amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, light beige head.
Very fresh, fruity aroma of lychee, red berries, melon, apricot, citrus, some pine, some vanilla.
Tastes of citrus, lychee, berries, apricot, some pine, biscuit, caramel.
Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a medium carbonation and it finishes medium bitter, slightly dry, with lemon zest, pine, lychee and other fruits and some sweet malts.

Tasty! Very fresh, with loads of fruits, especially some lovely lychee notes and also with a smooth malt backbone. Overall this is a superb wet hop IPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
runaway (56) - 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 (4312) - 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 (6131) - 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 (4119) - 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 (11070) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 8, 2014
Ser, zuckrig malziger Antrunk. Nicht ganz runder Hopfen, grasig, zu s. 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 (2061) - 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.


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