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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 546   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (407) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Aroma : citrus hops dominate aromas at beginning Taste: some sweet maltiness through the dinstinct hopiness Appearance: clear light gold body with a thin head with good retention

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (212) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle from Erzbierschof / Hazy amber color withe medium white head / aroma of fresh hops, pine, resinous, lime, passion fruit, distinctive nelson sauvin nose, hints of malt / malty (caramel malt), resinous hops, lime, orange / Medium body, strong bitterness, good carbonation, sweet, long bitter & fruity finish / strong bitterness but well integrated with the strong malt backbone, a fresh & strong IPA

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (154) - - JAN 18, 2014
A sweet & sour beer like Chinese chicken. Nicely sweet & well balanced with hops. Taste of Kiwifruit? Rated by BrewTom

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
umich03jm (1576) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
500 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours a clear amber-gold with a big foamy head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is perfumy and somewhat musty. Limes and tropical fruit stand out but there’s also white wine and flowers. Taste has a nice light sweetness but the bitterness overpowers in the end. Very perfumy which make it a bit hard to drink. Big white wine, lime and tropical fruit taste with a solid malt base. It’s well made but I just don’t usually like those New Zealand hops. They always come off too perfumy and taste too much like white wine.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1698) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Amber coloured, small off white head. Aroma is fruity, tropical fruit, mango, and lots more, bit of biscuit too. Taste is juicy, tropical fruit again, sweetness at the front then a bit of a bitter kick at the end. Nice and malty too. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Clear amber color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is tropical fruit, caramel, mango. Medium bodied, high bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12/24/13. 500mL (ish) bottle shared by cbfobes! Amber pour with a small khaki head. Earthy hop aroma, floral, seems old, perfumey. Malty flavor, earthy, floral hops, perhaps a touch old, lingering metal and tang. Meh.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1331) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Bottle, shared with Armando629 at BeertTemple, Amsterdam. Aranysárga színe van, belül kissé opálos, habja vékony, krémes, kitartó. Illata és íze is igen komlós, gyantás, fenyős, grapefruitos, élesztős és szőlős, egy tisztességes malátás gerinccel. Közepesen testes és szénsavas. Utóíze kesernyés és igen száraz. Egyszerű de igen finom ipa. 7; 3; 8; 3; 16 2014. 02.24. Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Csapolva sokkal szebb arcát mutatta ez az egyébként sem rossz ipa, gyümölcsösebb, összetettebb és a vége jóval csavarosabb, komlósabb. Szuper!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Glasgow. A lovely hoppy beer with sweet hoppy aroma, sharp tropical notes with a nice smokey finish. A very nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (1786) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Growler thanks to AndyReynolds - nose is wet, resin, and grapefruit. Earthy malts. Bitter. Wet.


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