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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (706) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Strong orange/peach aroma. Pours a dark cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Sharp hoppy flavour with white wine, orange peel and lime notes. Nice amount of balancing maltiness. Medium bodied. Sharp bitter finish. Superb IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomas1 (34) - - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma of fresh pine crushed passion fruit and herbs. Taste of guava young melons so to speak! Palate of bitter orange and tang. Not dissimilar to Emelisse blond .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (3066) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Amber, with a light haze. Big, bubbly, messy, sticky, off white head. Lovely, tropical fruit to this. On the squidy side of things. Ripe peach. Passion fruit. Fruit salad sweets in there. Good malty depth, again on the fruity side. Bit of wafer biscuit. Mouthwatering. Drinks soft sweet, and crisp bitter. Smooth, clean palate. Feels way under 7.3%. Finishes crisp, long bitter, with a fruity, ice cream sweetness on the lips. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1407) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. I've easy going hops. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanosX (47) - - FEB 27, 2015
Aroma of grapefruit fruit punch. You know that punch only exists in church halls. Opaque golden colouring. Bright citrus flavours balanced by a delicate sweetness and roundness on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (27) - - FEB 12, 2015
bottle , big rich flavoured IPA with plenty carbonation , really nicely balanced with plenty of hoppy bitterness but rich rounded soft notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dathzo (25) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Poured from bottle in Franz Josef. Hoppy crazy as most kiwis ipas. Predominantly hop. And more hops at the end

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamsjoo (1) - Tönsberg, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
My kind of beer. Love the aroma and fruitiness! Highly recommended for those who love a lot of hops!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (620) - FRANCE - FEB 6, 2015
Pours clear amber color with a thin white head. Nose is pine. Aromas are mainly pine and herbs. I don't get any fruits aromas. Great bitterness. Quite cool IPA but a bit rough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Katapi (11) - - FEB 2, 2015
Beer on tap in Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok... Absolutely my style of beer. Great sweet and fresh aroma. And taste is even better! You must try!

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