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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: 594   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...


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (152) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Bitter hoppy ipa. Pretty nice but at this price I’d probably go for am American one. better at cheaper price.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (34) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2014
A beautiful ipa. A nice citrus and tropical hop aroma. Taste is crisp. With hints of papaya, passion fruit and grapefruit hops balanced with strong malt character. A bitter piny finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2007) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Simonesen
Copper, hazy, white head. Smell of pine, grapefruit, spices. Moderate sweet, more pine and grapefruit, some grape flavor as well. Medium bitter, resins in the tail. Quite nice, i like nelson sauvin alot

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (990) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Golden, white head with mild lacing. Citrus, caramel, floral, and biscuit. Medium bodied, medium bitterness front to back, like aroma, mild roast notes. Mild alcohol notes, mild dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1118) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear amber orage color with large creamy off-white head, good laccing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of passion fruit, lychee, caramel and might really be gooseberries or redcurrant. Taste starts with sweet short touch of caramel that quickly gets overdominated by pungent hoppy following, tropical fruitiness and heavy bitter finish with long aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. With that sweetness seems so imperial to me...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (13) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Keg in Brewdog Glasgow. Grapefruit and orange peel... then alcohol kicks in. This is a beer that holds your interest, and tastes much stronger than it's ABV suggests. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Where? Amber colour with a off-white head. Smells caramel, pine, citrus, fruity, hoppy. Tastes sweet, bitter, fruity, hoppy, pine, citrus. Like it. hops as I thought I would.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (223) - - SEP 19, 2014
Brewdog bar, sheffield. orange ale with little head. Aroma is thick rich malts and lychee. Taste is syrupy sweet bitterness. Medium carb and body with a bit of oil.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1490) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Keg brew dog Sheff. Great grapefruit orange caramal pine aroma ,taste lots of good ibu. Nice oily mouthfeel. Great stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hugi (395) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar Stockholm. Amber coloured, hazy, full white head. Smell of peach, papaya, grapefruit, strawberries. Very hoppy/bitter taste, fruity, notes of pine. Full body, oily texture.


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