8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Habanero (3019) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2012 Bottled. Poured clear and deep orange with a small, creamy white head. Nice lacing. The nose is a palette of tropical fruits and caramel. Flavor with a nice fruitiness with grapefruit, oranges and caramel. Medium bodied, creamy texture and average carbonation. Ends up pleasant bitter. An excellent smooth and very interesting IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluelebowski (6) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011 does not count
Nice subtle aromas and flavours, nothing overpowering but a very well made IPA - tasted of quality - soft grapfruit aroam and taste all the way through, not too bitter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3710) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 Bottle. This was my first beer I have tried from 8 Wired. After seeing that the brewery was from New Zealend, and that this beer was made with tons of Nelson hops, I had to pick it up. Poured a cloudy golden orange color with a medium body and lacing amount. Aromas are tons of tropical fruit notes, cheddar, onions, honey mustard, mangoes. Taste is just as incredible as the scent. Loads of oniony nelson hops, pineapple, mango, and other citrus fruit. Other notes of buttery crab and lobster that finishes up smooth and layered in flavor. Drink this beer with a bag of Snyders honey mustard and onion flavored pretzels. Luxurious, rich, and complex IPA from a brewer that I will be searching out in the near future.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3855) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
dry, lots of citrus piney notes with underlying Carmel notes. Tons of hops and aggressive bitterness. Highly enjoyable. Well made

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (8382) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2011
bottle from Bierkompass. Hazy deep coppergolden colour, large, creamy off-white head. Intensive aroma of tropical fruit, mainly mango. Medium-bodied, solid malty base in the background, lots of hops with a tropical character, mango, papaya, intensively fruity. Delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ValleyLiquors (1) - - OCT 19, 2011 does not count
Pours a dark copper color with a sweet tropical aroma. Taste has a slight tropical flavor. nice beer would probably get it again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (637) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2011
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 Pours a brilliant dark copper and aroma is of sweet tropical fruit. Taste has nice malt character slight tropical flavours and earthy backing. Over all this is a very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Slightly hazy amber color. Sweet very tropical aroma with petrol and mango. Bittersweet flavor with toffee, tropical fruits, mango, petrol and orange. Bitter and salty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Dark orange colored with little yellow head. Rich aroma with sweet peach and passion fruit dominating, grassy hops with thin flowers, some pine here as well. Medium bodied. Flavor is also peach fruity with more grassy hops, flavor is more straightforward.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (688) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 11, 2011
Large white fluffy head misty dark orange gold pour aroma floral hoppy fruit malt sweetness like honey flavour resinous caramel grapefruit passionfruit woody note interesting orange sweet berries bubbly touch the hops great aftertaste hops and sweet malt all fruit and caramel great ipa

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