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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9236) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle from John’s Marketplace. Pours murky orange brown with a decent beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a delightfully funky citrus and toffee flavor with a winey characteristic. This is a unique brew that is a pleasure to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at the local taphouse. Nice malt-driven ale. Aromas of caramel, grass, and butter. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Orange, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2011
Very pleasant and flavourful IPA. Unusual white wine flavours, citrus, mango, melon, berry, apricot. High IBU. Very good taste profile but for hopheads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
nice ipa, pours a hazty orange amber body with a nice off white head that stays around and has tons of thick lacing. the aroma is subdued, the taste a lil less so. there is a nice fruity profile going on, but its a bit lighter than expected. nice malt bill to hold up behind it, though a hint of cardboard. not sure how old it is, has a best by 8-11 sticker, but it seems like its def a lil big aged already. would love to try it on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
This is awesome, best beer of the night. Orange /amber pour with nice grapefruit, grass, berry and pine aroma. Nice bold, but blended hop taste. Nice bitter mild fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy piney peach aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter peach and pine finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Poured an amber, cloudy, color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas harder for me to pin down. Some kind of fruitiness, A little earthy, dried out berry skins, and caramel. Tastes of the same. Different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, pine, apricot, fruit, peach. flavour is sweet, pine, apricot, fruit, peach, alcohol. bitter finish. nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
Murky, dark orange color with a small head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit and floral hops. Moderate caramel malt notes. Sweet caramel and toasted malt flavors. Moderately bitter with light pine. Thin body. Not bad, but at the price point it comes in at in the States, a let down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2011
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Citrusy hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

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