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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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 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!


beerequalizer's rating

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerequalizer (22) - - APR 12, 2010
Nice drop this one. Found the alcohol a little distracting, and the hop aroma a little.... strange. It was a nice drop, although a little hard to finish the whole bottle...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (228) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Amber color, white head. Fruity nose, caramel, citrus, honey and resin. Tropical fruit taste, citrus, resin, heavy bitterness. Full to medium body, pleasant carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nordcore (1009) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
50 cl bottle. Amber, clear with a small white head. Fresh hops aroma. Light sweet, medium bitter with a dry Hoppy end. Steinkjer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (628) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet vika. Klar, gylden farge. Hvit skumrand, moderat karbonert. Smaker honning, karamell, kiwi, lime, noe furunål, grapefrukt. Lite bitter, men mye fruktighet

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2014
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Lys aprikosfarget. Lavt skum som flater ut. Lettskyet. Aroma av svisker & plommer. Smaken er innholdsrik. Fersken. Ananas. Litt plommer. Litt mandler. Avslutter tørt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1711) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours hazy amber, nose is grapefruit, taste is sweet, juicy, fruity, bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Noe dunkel lys brun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt, honning, tropisk frukt og grapefrukt. Smak av frukt, honning, furunål og humle. Vinmonopolet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1230) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2014
Nydelig duft av citrus og honning. Dunkel gulbrun farge. tynnt lag skum, noe heng langs kant. God smak av ctrus med en fin ettersmak av honning.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2014
Great work again 8 Wired. Crisp, fresh hoppy IPA that goes down a treat. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (238) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is fruity with malts balancing. Taste is very balanced with malts and hops. Nice ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2211) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with a frothy-creamy off-white head, good retention and some thick wavy lace. Sweet aromas of caramel malt, citrus fruits and mild grass. Crisp wet mouthfeel with just a nice dry finish creating bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. The taste is not as sweet as the nose, but has the grapefruit zest and hops. Gets better as you drink it. A nice strong IPA that goes down smoothly.


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