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 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
reebtogi (5735) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
500ml bottle pours a golden orangeish color with a 2 finger white head that has decent retention and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild pine with some lime citrus and lighter fruits. Taste is bold citrusy and pine bitterness balanced nicely with some fruity and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some nice carbonation providing a pleasant mouthfeel. A very interesting and unique tasting IPA. I truly enjoyed this one and recommend it to others who can get a hold of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle: pours hazy amber, fizzy off white head, nice lacing. Nose is dank, lemon zest, passion fruit, citrus, minerals, pine. Heavier bodies, notes of mineral, earth, caramel malts sweetness followed up with spicy, herbal hops. Nice balance, sessionable and pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (6524) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with small micropore slightly lacing white head. Sweet fruity aroma, peach and the like, lots of resin. Taste is also fruity, resinous, has some citrus. Hoppy finish is signed by dry and bitter notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2907) - 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 (269) - 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 (898) - 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 (1693) - 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.

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