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


on tap

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RATINGS: 688   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Clear copper orange pour thin off white head light sticky lacing .... aroma is all about fruits tropical and citrusy, oranges and limes with caramel malts, spicy hop oils, piney and rinds ... taste is a nice mix of spicy/piney hops, caramel malts, fruity oranges, citrusy and tropical fruits with some light biscuity malts ... finish is bitter and dry ... a nice solid ipa

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brodies_Best (266) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2012
Pours golden with not much head. Aroma of passionfruit, citrus, grapefruit, peach and floral hops. Taste is of passionfruit, bitter with medium body and then warmth from the alcohol. Well rounded and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (886) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2012
One of the best beers made in NZ. Big and bold hoppiness dominate this beer, but not to the extent that it becomes undrinkable. Drier than I remember.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foffern (1642) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
Bottle at Henrik. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a small off-white head. Both aroma and flavour is dominated by fruity hops, apricots, grapefruits, citrus, grass and pine. Has a slick mouth feel, and medium bitterness. This is a really good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Really nice ipa. Definitely taste a faint hint of passion fruit in the background and a little citrus. Well balanced malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
(Bottle 22/04-2012) Low lasting white head, clear amber color, hoppy aroma, good bitterness, balanced hoppy taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 27, 2012
Hopfig-blumiger, zitrusmäßiger Duft mit Noten von Geranien. Zopfiger nur marginal zitrusbehafteter Start. Mitte vordergründig malzbetont, wobei der Hopfen sich im Hintergrund hält. Trocken-bitterer, würziger Abgang. Entschlossenes, weniger süßes IPA. Gut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2012
500mL bottle, pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. Aroma of dry floral and piney hops, lime and citrus, passion fruit and white wine notes as well. Flavour is quite dry and vinous, with piney and floral dry hops, feint tropical fruit notes and white wine - finishes vinous, dry and yeast. Full-bodied and well-balanced, though a bit messy. Nonetheless, very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2012
50cl bottle. Large beige head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some passion fruit, some bread/caramel, light lime. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some white wine, lime. Medium body, some resin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1950) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2012
Punertavan kuparinen, kirkas väri ja valkoinen vaahto. Tuoksu on herkullisen, eksoottisen hedelmäinen ja makean maltainen. Maultaan olut on hienon katkera ja hedelmäinen. Kyllähän tässä sitä amrikkalais IPA:lle tyypillistä pihkaisuuttakin on mukana, vaikka etiketissä muuta väitetään. Perusominaisuuksiltaan melko monimuotoinen olut. Keskihiilihappoinen ja kohtalaisen runsas.

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