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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of nice floral hops, pine, citrus, & some caramel malt; Flavor of malt, some caramel/toffee, pine hops, and citrus (notably tangerine & grapefruit); Finish dry & bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, quite the hop bomb - good stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burilom (15) - USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottled at ALEhouse. My favorite IPA, so far. Frutty aroma with fantastic hoppy taste and nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2012
The quintessential southern hemisphere IPA, in my opinion. Oozes New Zealand hops in aroma and flavor, not too bitter, strong at 7.7% (by AU/NZ craft beer standards). Just a GREAT beer. My only gripe is that it seems to deteriorate pretty fast with time. Fresh, there is no better IPA down here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours orange with a large dissapating head with decent lacing. Aroma is fruity, citrusy hops. Flavor is citrus hops with some nice bitterness at finish. Good IPA

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swans (128) - FRANCE - OCT 13, 2012
NZ brew!!! Sauvignon Blanc, citrics, peach, mango. This Beer is a hop explosion. Extreme but perfectly balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (532) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Clear light amber, good foam and lacing. Light aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste is mostly bitter citrus, some pine notes, and a little bread and roasted malts. Crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melanie (64) - - OCT 5, 2012
Wonderful, fruity hop aroma. Color golden with a decent white head. Hop flavor noticeable but not as in your face as American IPAs. A more balanced tasting. Delicious! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (14287) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Tap at Craft Brixton - 28/09/12. Lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Nose deominated by tropical fruit, mango, papaya, passion fruit, a little pine and hops. Taste follows with some bitter grapefruit, more pine, a bit sharper than the largely sweet nose suggested. Medium bodied with a sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Keg @ CBC Brixton. The pour’s deep amber with a big white head. The nose is apricot, honey, marmalade, green shoots. The taste is sweet fruity malt, hints of mango and tropical fruits. Honey, light pissy citrus. Chalky mineral. Smooth and fresh. A bit syrupy and big-bodied. Overall, quite good! On form.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2977) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Same ol’ thing. Pours an amber color with too much sweetness. Hops provide a unique grape/berry element with some wet grass but the malt sweetness is a bit too present for my taste.

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