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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: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 (2617) - 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 itís prime, Iím getting the start of oxidization. Iím always leary of imported ipaís and this didnít do anything to change my mind. I donít get any of the big citrus some comment on.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
niklasdietz (73) - 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 (214) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1106) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2014
(tap 19/07-2014) low white head, clear amber color, dry hoppy aroma, soft co2, good bitterness, very long hoppy taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
On tap at the Roundhouse, Hong Kong. Pours dark amber, slight white head. Nose is pungent hop spice/earth, very sugary caramel. Flavour is sweet but balanced pretty well with the dirt hops. Finishes semisweet. Pretty sticky. Has a lot of depth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (991) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Kiwifruit, lychee, mild mango and floral hops mix with soft toffee to create the aroma. Kiwifruit and mango hops up front give way to burnt caramel malt in the mid-palate. Melon and floral hops come in at the finish. A nice IPA, with good NZ hops flavours.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MunBro (260) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Fresh bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor in YEG, AB. Pours a deep golden amber with a foamy white head, tons of nice lacing. Aroma is of hops and malts, not as aromatic as any other 8-Wired offering (and I have tried 90% of them) which is odd. Taste is amazing. Like the original the NZ hops are fresh, vibrant and citrusy to the max. Tons of tropical flavours from kiwis, guavas, pineapples to tangerines and nectarines. Nice malt backbone that isnít overpowering. My only minor complaint about the original was that I would like the hops a bit wetter and this delivers it for me. A truly sublime beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (690) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Clear gold pour. Aroma of grape, diesel, butter burnt herbs. Tastes is malty with burnt herbs. Light carb, some minerals.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
Smells like the perfect IPA. Tastes like a your ideal IPA. Gorgeous, oily fresh hops pulling your mouth in all kinds of directions. Dry, bitter, sweetly citrus and pineaple. Good amount of alcohol tickles the nose and warms your chest. Terrific!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3117) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from early 2014. Pours a golden amber with a tinge of orange throughout. Aroma is pleasant and not overpowering.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014
This beer is their seasonal release, it showcases 2 remarkable NZ hops. For a beer that contains only wet hops, aside from a bittering addition it is amazing. Bottle and tap, bright with a elegant lacing in a clean glass. Huge aromas of resinous green and tropical notes of near overripe fruit. Sublte sandlewood undertones. On the pallet again resinous and oily, yet crsip and dry. A pronounced malt character holds up the fruity spiced hop flavours. Finishes with a smooth bitterness, and a alluring oilyness that makes you want another sip...fresh is best. Wow


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