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

bottled
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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Pours a nice white head, golden in color. Just like a IPA should look like. Itís a great IPA with aromas packed of fruityness and hops. Great malt taste to balance the hops. The new zeland hops are truly great for IPAís! Will have this again!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
0,5 l. bottle. My first beer from NZ. Clear, dark golden-copper colour with an average white head that fades to a thin cap. Aroma is very fruity and sweet: Oranges, citrus, lime, and...yes, passion fruits and other exotic stuff. The malts gives chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium to heavy bitter with the sweet malts lurking just behind you. Medium body with a refreshing carbonation. Slick texture. Long lasting bitter finish with those sweet exotic fruits. Excellent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6408) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2012
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours almost clear golden with a small white head. Tropical fruity aroma, piney hops and gooseberries. Taste is a cacophony of tropical fruity hops, rhubarb and gooseberries, moderate sweet malty base, dry fruity mouthfeel, a superb beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newk (299) - - FEB 6, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark orange color with a small head. very pungent and hop driven aromatics. Very noticeable aromas of navel oranges, hops, pine resin and some boozy aromas. medium/full bodied with rich flavors of toffee, resin, hops, caramel and navel oranges. Lacking a bit on the mid and it being a somewhat older bottling, it also has a somewhat oxidized flavor to it as well(mind you this isnít all that old, only from the fall). A quality DIPA, but far from the best example. Itís a problem when DIPAs fall off as fast as they do, because itís hard for a beer to hit the midwest near itís peak freshness when itís coming from NZ.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a hazy orange colour with a creamy white head. Fresh aroma full of hops, some pine and spiced hints and swet tropical fruity notes like green mango and orange peel. Light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness but very well balanced. Very refreshing. medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation and a very nice lasting hopy bitter after taste. Very good one, this is how a IPA should taste!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sigmund (5726) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2012
500 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.3%. Hazy deep golden colour, large white head. Wonderful aroma of tropical fruits, crushed white grapes, citrus and crushed gooseberries. The flavour is a burst of fruity New Zealand hops, also with resinous notes, on a medium sweet malty base. Bitter finish, long and very bitter aftertaste, but not too extreme. Excellent beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4911) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, off white head. Citrus, orange peel, pretty sweet, caramel, and various tropical fruit. Pretty good. Unique, but there are many IPAs that I like better.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ceck82 (49) - SPAIN - JAN 30, 2012
Increible Cerveza, a partir del primer momento te da cuenta que es una gram cerveza, color rojo pale con espuma compacta y cremosa, se bebe muy facilmente a pesar el gran cuerpo que tiene, mitigado de la presencia de lupolo, quizas cascade, que le dsa un fuerte olor a frutos tropicales, mas q citrico y amargo como las americanas, es un amargo especiado, como fruta esotica y naranja.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fsbw21086 (344) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Great stuff! 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1284) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits and flowers, with notes of orange. Flavour is similarly tropical, but with a good bitter orangey presence. Orange peel builds in the finish, giving it a good growing bitterness.


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