Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 691   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 youíll 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackmetal (210) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Certainly well balanced IPA especially with the malt and grapefruit hints. Best ever, no. But itís top tier!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Keg at IMBC. Clear golden-amber. A: resinous hops, raisin, caramel. T: resin, bitter fruits, dry toffee. Good but I expected even more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1966) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 12, 2015
750ml bottle shared by ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, lemon, peach, malt, nice. Flavour is malty at first with a medium to strong bitter end. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very well breeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1771) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
At the multi-national tasting held in Rome-Italy on 29/08/2015 (Jow, Mortlach, ippopotamo36 and Marco). Bottle (fresh) courtesy of Sylvan, thank you. Pours hazy (semi-filtered) orange peel color, medium adhesive off white cap. Nose: elegant nose, cara malts, a hint of smoky notes, resin. Mouth: fresh and easy although the ABV, clean, creamy maltiness, cookies. Nise!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5775) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2/28/2011 9:49:41 PM Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice golden orange body with big head. Nose of hops and fruits and pines. Really inviting. Taste is sweet, fruity and tons of hops and pines and citrus. Just lovely. Very well done. All the more impressive considering how far itís traveled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_sully (446) - - SEP 18, 2015
Foamy white head with a translucent yellow orange body. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of hops pine and a hint of citrus. Not overly sweet or bitter but with a slightly sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3521) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at Rome tasting mixing things up with New Zealand getting in the mix. Nose of hops and forest floor. Tastes of pine forest, orange creamsicle, tropical fruits, caramel, and honey dew. Quite bitter and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Draft at Good Dog. Hazy amber pour with a thick finger of off-white head that reduced to a medium foamy ring and ununiform splashes of lace. Strong floral malts. Mote than a bit unusual. Woodsy floral malts. Earthy citrus. Tangelos. Chanterelle mushrooms. Bruised peaches. Pineapple cores. Watermelon rinds. Rose hips. Hints of dark toffee malts. Basil. Coriander seeds. Green bananas. Muted tropical flavors. Medium sweet caramel malts mixed with enough subtle hops for a mostly dry finish. Complex - but ultimately feels obtuse.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrol (253) - - AUG 27, 2015
Pours amber with a white head.Tropical fruits and some caramel and citrus in the aroma. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a delicious IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CareyRobinson (7) - Mooroolbark, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
On the nose is a beautiful hop presence with malts disguised until deeper thought. The beer pours a rich amber with minimal white head. The first taste is as bitter as you want an IPA with a sweet finish, overall a medium to heavy IBU. On the palate comes an enriched hoppy presence with average carbonation, notes of toffee, passion fruit and i think iím getting blood orange? Fantastic beer and one of my all time favourites! Loved all the craft coming out of NZ even if they are the worst neighbours ;) good stuff guys.

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