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


on tap

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RATINGS: 671   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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyguns (1104) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a clear golden orange with a small off white head. Nose smells amazing the citrus fruits, passionfruit & mango really jump out of the glass. Lychee and limes in there too. Taste just delivers what the aromas provide. Well balanced with the pine hops, citrus and malts combining well together. Lots of fruit (Nelson sauvin hop dominant). Just has that lovely lingering mango/peach bitterness which clings to the palate. Cant put my glass dowb. Amazing from start to finish. My favorite ipa!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3126) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
Basunen: mycket fin humledoft men lite tunnare smak. Ok fruktighet men en lite för lätt eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Cloudy orange in colour with a lingering off-white head, good lacing. The aroma is spicy, floral with some tropical fruits. The flavour is quite floral, some spice, light alcohol, light bitterness. Hoppy mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, floral and spicy.

Nice start to the IPA night, very enjoyable.

500ml bottle.
Opened on November 25, 2011.
No date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2012
draft @ bishops arms: Little head, dark golden. Some heavy hoppyness and caramel. demifull body and some length. Taste is not so hoppy as expected, but very wellintegrated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2290) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
Great fruity IPA! Pours a bright golden orange in the body with a two finger yellow head. The nose had an amazing burst of tropical fruits and a pinch of sauvignon blanc. Kiwi, pineapple, mango and many others. A bit of pine and resin with a mild grapefruit and citrus component. The flavor is floral and fruity with a bit of sweetness, a mildly resinous medium body and a mild bitterness. A truly complex fruity flavor. Great beer!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 2, 2012
The colour was strong copper orange-red, with a medium frothy creamy head, and medium carbonation. There was a crisp dry hoppy aroma. The flavour showed light malt, bitter grapefruit and citrus fruit, and an intense resiny hop finish. This beer had very intense hop flavours, and was fresh and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XaenDovet (1262) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
Pint at beer revolution. Slightly hazy gold with thin white cap. Definitely the ipa I was lookin for after a hot day walkin around. Crisp. Great hop presence. Fruity. Toffee aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbrondt (9) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
Danish: øllen er filtreret på et eller andet set. Men farver er mørk gylden og meget imødekommende. Humleduften er i særklasse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 Nice IPA, doesnt live up to the hype IMO. flavour and aroma are just a little flat for a 99% rated IPA. Even picked up a strange aus lager aftertaste a couple of times. Good beer, just not as good as the others that attract those scores.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Tap at the Albion Newcastle. Wow this was even better than in a bottle. Fantastic IPA, huge hoppy flavour that is exquisitely balanced.

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