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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We believe HopWired is the first bottled version of a true new world India Pale Ale made with NZ grown base malt and 100% truly unique NZ hops. We bet you’ll find nothing else like it on the shelves. Although the malty sweetness is there, this beer is all about the hops. Unlike an American I.P.A. which will mainly hit you with a grapefruity-citrus flavour and aroma, the unique NZ hops used in HopWired are more like a tropical punchbowl: Passion fruit, lime, oranges and Sauvignon Blanc to name but a few. A local Marlborough winemaker said it smelled like gooseberries... Gooseberries? Who has ever smelled a gooseberry?? Decide for yourself or just enjoy it without further complications. Cheers!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (1316) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
A supreme IPA. I had read about this beer many times, and I’m not sure how fresh this bottle is, but it is fantastic . A green tropical fruit aroma, not as sweet as a US hopped IPA , with kiwi and lime balancing out the grapefruit and mango. This drinks very easily , and although there are lots of bubbles in the glass, doesn’t taste too fizzy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2173) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear gold with a finger of white foam that lingers throughout. Lots of passionfruit, lychee, gooseberry and sudachi in the nose with some weed notes as it warms. Body is well-balanced with just enough caramel malt to keep it interesting. Nice, bitter finish but not overly bitter. Could drink this all night. It gets a little bit of gooseberry, lemony tartness on the finish with some citrusy zest. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (3869) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber, small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and lime. Taste is vibrant NZ hops, resin with a soft bitterness. Nice and flavoursome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1536) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la brasserie. Couleur ambrée petite mousse et petite effervescence. Nez sur le houblon vert. Attaque sur le citron et sur les agrumes pas très complexes mais bien équilibrée et très agréable à boire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden amber with a thick white head. Aromas of tropical NZ hops, mandarin, lime. Taste is resinous hops, bitter. Oily texture, light sweet malt coming through. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (1600) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Nez calme. Palais explosif sur le houblon le citron vert. Agrumes en finale. Cool

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (328) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2016
BOTTLE. Pours hazy orange with big fluffy white head.. Big fruity hop nose, passionfruit seems to dominates, very sweet.. Orange/tangerine in the hops upfront going to a sweet fruity middle, then finishing with a slight sticky caramel malt backend.. Sourced Cape Cellars

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (2551) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
Backlog............................ Bottle @ Havregatan, Ängelholm 20140210.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (198) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2016
Strong but not exceptional IPA. Resin & pine with floral hints, but not as fragrant and fruity as expected. Great aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (3749) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of floral hops. Clear dark amber color, frothy 2" beige head, many bands of lace. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt with overtones of fruit. After a fizzy swallow, floral hops force their way in, dominating the rest of the way. However, the malt will not be eliminated, and stays in the background until the very end. A very solid IPA that doesn’t boast too much of how many IBU’s are present. Balanced and bold.


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