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


on tap

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RATINGS: 670   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2012
One of the all time best IPA’s I’ve evre sipped. Pours a beautiful golden color with a lingering frothy head. Smells of bright, crisp and very fresh hop spice. Full nectar with excellent carbonation. Supreme hop essence balanced by a fat malt component. This brew just goes down so good and lingers on the tongue forever. Highest recommendation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle from Bierkompass. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Lovely fruity pineapple aroma, citrus, peach, mango, pine needles, passion fruit, lemongrass, biscuits, caramel, some hay. Pine flavor, citrus, hay, passion fruit, peach, pine apples, some orange peels, perfume, mango, bitter hops that stay for a long time, lemongrass, earthy notes, some caramel. Nice mouthfeel and with a long bitter hop and fruit finish bringing mango, pine, citrus, peach, caramel, lemongrass and pineapples. Wonderful beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (822) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2012
On tap at Zubaty pes. Pours cloudy orange with nice creamy head. Aroma is hops, citrus fruits, berries, cherries. Flavor is very bitter, hops, citrus fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3058) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
bottle from Triangle Wine. good aroma, sweet, citrus, little cardboard. orange, grapefruit. little peppery, mango thing. Clean brownish orange color, good initial head, faded to ring, spotty lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel dry bitter finish. Better than the wet hop, thoug that could be a age issue with the bottle, or its the NZ hops. still has a little of what I think of as a wet cardboard scent, which is unappealing to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Clear light copper/gold with ok head good lacing. Zesty fruit aroma big potent dankness/herbal.Fresh raw hop aroma. Not too tropical to me really more herbal.LIght candy honey sweetness. Taste is strong herbal hop some pineish bittering.Strong crisp malt taste but not sweet. Some mild slickness. More on a toasty dry malt side,more of a sl,ight honey sweetness than the typical carmel malt taste.THis is a bright , crisp , mellow dry, herbal piney ipa. Lingering herbal/piney resiny bittering. Bittered strong like a double ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (1051) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Wet hops and pines come through on the aroma. Crystal copper in appearance and no foam. Fantastically unique flavor of heavy hops with an interesting pineapple and citrus aftertaste. Some caramel and oat malts are also very subtle in the background. Overall, this is a very unique take on an IPA, light to medium body with an intriguing fruity hop flavor. I’d give this an A rating.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gramity (1584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a golden orange with a small off white head. Nose smells amazing the citrus fruits, passionfruit & mango really jump out of the glass. Taste just delivers what the aromas provide. Well balanced with the hops, citrus and malts combining well together. Lots of fruit (Nelson sauvin hop dominant). Amazing from start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5914) - 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 (4433) - 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.

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