8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 629   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (290) - HONG KONG - OCT 29, 2014
From Craftissimo. Translucent amber-brown with thin white head and wispy watery legs. Smells of very sweet malt, lots of banana bread, some pear, spice, crisp juicy hop. Tastes of spice, light citrus, very malty and deeply bitter. Body is thin to medium, crisp, hint of frothiness. Not as good as the Fresh Hopwired in my opinion (and maltier than I remembered it being) but still an excellent beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (348) - HONG KONG - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Craftissimo. Can't believe I hadn't rated this before! Almost clear copper-amber pour with thin sticky head. Smells like what a great IPA should smell like - fruity pineapple and mango hops with sweet maltiness (more malty than I remember). Taste is fruity hops again with some citrus bitterness. Enough maltiness to balance it. A bit bubbly in at the finish but still very smooth in a good way. Great IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5316) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 27, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Tap ste Le Šenk. Amber golden color with thick white head. Tropical fruits hoppy aroma with malty notes. Taste, solid malty base followed by nice resiny hoppy kick. Nice long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (174) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Klar bronseaktig farge med et hvitt skum som holder lenge. Duft av ananas og mandarin. Smaken starter fruktig og avsluttes med en blomsteraktig bitterhet. Maltsødmen ligger svakt i bakgrunnen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle: Bubbly, clear, deep amber-copper with a small, off-white head. Pineapple, pink grapefruit, nectarine, berry aroma. Taste is sweet, tropical fruit, caramel malt. Cedary-grapefruit peel bittering. Lively and bright....refreshing. Excellent. .....just something about NZ hops......love ’em.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (234) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Bitter hoppy ipa. Pretty nice but at this price I’d probably go for am American one. better at cheaper price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (100) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2014
A beautiful ipa. A nice citrus and tropical hop aroma. Taste is crisp. With hints of papaya, passion fruit and grapefruit hops balanced with strong malt character. A bitter piny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Simonesen
Copper, hazy, white head. Smell of pine, grapefruit, spices. Moderate sweet, more pine and grapefruit, some grape flavor as well. Medium bitter, resins in the tail. Quite nice, i like nelson sauvin alot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1017) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Golden, white head with mild lacing. Citrus, caramel, floral, and biscuit. Medium bodied, medium bitterness front to back, like aroma, mild roast notes. Mild alcohol notes, mild dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1276) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear amber orage color with large creamy off-white head, good laccing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of passion fruit, lychee, caramel and might really be gooseberries or redcurrant. Taste starts with sweet short touch of caramel that quickly gets overdominated by pungent hoppy following, tropical fruitiness and heavy bitter finish with long aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. With that sweetness seems so imperial to me...

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