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


on tap

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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
(500ml bottle) cloudy light orange, fine white bubbles. Nose is dank, light onion, fresh hops, herbal. Taste is a bit watery but fresh, grapefruit, herbal, light citrus peel, tinge metallic, slick medium body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (4287) - Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Strong aroma is very hoppy and has an undertone of sour citrus, a mixture of Mandarin orange and grapefruit with a hint of lemon. And, yes, I do get a hint of gooseberries. At least I think it’s gooseberries. Pours an attractive clear amber with a thick, pale golden-tan head. Flavor is seriously hoppy, more at evergreen than wood, a little bitter, notes of grapefruit and - gooseberries? Also got a yeasty hint. Texture has about average body and fizz, but leaves a good hoppy, woody, slightly bitter, slightly fruity finish. Get hopped up and wired for this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rapture (3) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2012 does not count
Probably my favourite beer atm. A very full-bodied, full-flavoured and reasonably bitter IPA. There IPA’s with a better nose and appearance, but that is all the criticism I have of this brew. Well worth a crack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Very pleasant aromatic aroma of hops and fruit gums. Clear copper colour with a frothy head and clinging lace. Tangy hop flavour. Bitter grapefruit finish. Very crisp. Hop oil texture. Very nice IPA. Gorgeous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
varanid99 (762) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2012
Clear golden pour, decent white head. Aroma is big, passionfruit and citrus with some caramel. Big citrus flavour, nice maltiness and good long bitter finish. Cracker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
16.9 oz bottle. Clear amber with a frothy white head. Nose is orange, caramel, wild strawberry and grass. Crisp medium light; clean, juicy and quenching. Taste is lemon and lime zest, green apple, honey and soft pine. Beautiful hints of sweetness with an exotic hoppy blend. Impressive IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
nice frothy head but very clear. Huge aroma, hoppy and extremely tropical fruit, has a really appealing aroma. Super tasty brew with big juicy notes and big profile. This brew doesn’t mess around. seriously good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours clear gold with nice white head and a long lasting lace. Smells fruity with citrus notes. Flavour is citrus with a nice malt profile coming through once the beer warms up. Bitterness of the hops comes through perfect. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1644) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a clear orangish amber color with a white head that dissipates quickly but leaves, good amount of lace. Smell is a sweet malty citrus aroma. Taste is a bready sweet malts with a good mouthfull of hops and really nice lingering piney bitterness on the end. Too sweet for my liking and the sweetness doesn?t blend that well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
500ml bottle. Nearly clear amber with throwbacks to gold with average off-white head that leaves a solid lace. Tons of fresh cut grapefruit and tangerine with a really grassy gooseberry note. I’m going to guess there’s a lot of Neslson Sauvin in here. So much fruit on the palate. Reminds me of the new recipe BrewDog Punk IPA but punchier and more heavily fruity. Not super bitter but balanced nicely through the finish. Retardedly good.

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