8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karol (684) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2014
Tapped at Le Senk in Bratislava/Slovakia. Overall a mind blowing IPA! A hop bomb from start to finish. Hazy golden orange color, one inch thick head. Fantastic aroma of floral hops, some caramel and malt. Taste hoppy, malty, some caramel. Full body. Bitter hops dry finish. Addictive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Found on shelf for beers of the world Woodman’s Sun Prairie Wi - Pours a hazy orange with thick white head. Odd aroma maybe its the passion fruit? but it is definitely not grape fruity. taste follows nose also a dryness like wine. There is also a slight bitterness. Overall this is a different tasting IPA, it is NOT citrusy in as far as we are use to in the USA. It is good though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6843) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
(Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm, 12 Sep 2014) Reddish amber colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, slightly sourish nose with dried fruit, oak wood, buttery malt, caramel and tropical fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, oak wood, dark fruit, apricots, black-currant and a bitter-sweet finish with earthy hops. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. A bit weird, but really tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopmaestro (398) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Aroma is just as I expected, the new world hops invade your nostrils and I get a little high. Mangos, gooseberries, kiwi and other exotic notes try to get the upper hand. The taste is a lot more malty than you might think, and that is good, there’s a lot more body to it that gives it a bit more attitude. The aftertaste disappears a bit too quickly for it to be a really good contender, but it is good, no doubt.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beernest (2) - Shanghai, CHINA - DEC 4, 2014 does not count
as a big hophead. this IPA is not just hoppy and try over 100 different IPA. but hopwired tasted Not just hoppy .but malty. this is really balance. i love 8 wired

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (2220) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Off white head, clear deep golden body. About laceless. Aroma; powerful hops, citric resin, floral notes, pine, light roasted wooden malts. Taste; fruity roasted malts, hops, citrus, resin, wood, berry peels, citrus peels. Somewhat dry, nice in the mouth, fine carbonation. Overall alright fruity ipa. [50cl brown btl, abv7.3%, BB13.08.15, 9€, B@Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsö]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1825) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at cerveteca Lisboa, Portugal. Dark gold color. Persistent medium to thin head. Medium bitterness, low sweetness. Oily body. Aroma is piny, wood, hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (713) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
From bottle at a tasting at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2061) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
Bottled from Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Slightly hazy amber colored, nice head. Nose of tropical fruit, hops, nelson sauvin. Pretty bitter flavor, tropical fruit again, little malt presence. Dry and bitter flavor. Certainly shares some characteristics with Marlborough wines. Could use some more maltyness, but neventheless a nice IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerrealmann (2) - - NOV 20, 2014 does not count
this is one beautiful IPA. I tasted it for the first time tonight, and it’s one of the most surprising beers i’ve tasted. surprisingly great. I got notes of mandarin in the palate. but it’s a lovely bright taste while holding a rich fullness of the hops. I’m definately going to try it again soon

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