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: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rbrazell (1701) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Draft at Edmunds Oast. Light amber pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is dominated by grapefruit hops, resins and caramel maltiness. Flavor is similar and fairly soft with nothing too in you face hop character with a moderately bitter finish. It’s alway hard to judge a IPA from half way around the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JToth (30) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a light hazy orange colour. Off white head that faded quite quickly. Light caramel aroma with some grassy citrus hints. Flavour is quite similar, some caramel malts followed by tastes of grassy and citrus fruit hops. Just the right amount of carbonation. First beer I’ve tried from New Zealand, very good first impressions here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Narnad (1471) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a lightly hazed orange color with a modest off-white head that quickly falls. Aroma is has a light caramel sweetness with notes of some light grassiness early but it quickly transitions to passion fruit and a lime/grapefruit citrus. Flavor follows the nose pretty well. Early malt sweetness is followed by some bitter/citrus hop combo with a light dryness and overall bitter sweet finish. Body is modest with very fine carbonation delivering the flavors nicely. Overall a good brew that truly shows off the flavors of some NZ hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
morri (213) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small beige head. Clear pale amber/orange body. Aroma is mostly sweet caramel malt, some herby hops, tropical fruits. More sweet than bitter taste. Dry finish. Quite uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (873) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
On tap at BrewDog Shepherds Bush. Light to mid gold, ever so slightly hazy, big lacing. Massive pine aroma, candy floss, toast. A slight earthy note. Taste has an initial sweetness that turns to back-of-the-tongue hoppy bitter incredibly quickly. Bitter aftertaste which fades but doesn’t completely disappear. Impressive.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oqnid (84) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
7 juil '13 -->IPA ambrée, 7.3%, 500ml -orangée rouille, transparente; mousse savonneuse -nez houblon frais (American style), floral, sucre d'orge, caramel -entrée florale, feuille verte, houblon; maltée, âcre -ronde -devient plus texturée en étalement -finale houblonnée, florale, touche de miel (pastille citron/miel); dominance d'amertume Co=4 Arô=4.5 Am=4 Su=2.5 Ar via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3035) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle at Hadanka, Helsinki. Originally rated 17032012. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (3166) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a hazed copper color with a splotchy head of white foam. The aroma is grassy and herbal. Taste is paper and grassy bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (405) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Amber color, white head. Fruity nose, caramel, citrus, honey and resin. Tropical fruit taste, citrus, resin, heavy bitterness. Full to medium body, pleasant carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1039) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
50 cl bottle. Amber, clear with a small white head. Fresh hops aroma. Light sweet, medium bitter with a dry Hoppy end. Steinkjer

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