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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

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RATINGS: 589   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...


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (4) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
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 (1418) - 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 (209) - - 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 (1444) - 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 (393) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap@Pudel, Tallinn. Pours amber with off white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, pine, citrus, some berry and fruity notes. Finish is dry and pine bitter with faint hint of alcohol. Overall: great brew. I didn’t get that much tropical fruits NZ hops as I thought I would.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suedehead288 (375) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
2014.09 - fles 50cl - oranjekleurig helder bier, perfect romig wit schuim - neus : hoog zomers gras, mout, fruitig - mond : mout, hoppige bitterheid

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (809) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
50cl bottle. Medium white head. Hazy light amber color. Aroma is heather, flowers, honey, light butter. Taste is sweet, a bit winish, just some bitter at finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (355) - Alicante, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2014
Clear amber color with medium white medium-lasting head. Aroma is full of tropical fruits such as pineapple and mango, also caramel, sweet malts and hops. Medium to light body and low carbonation. Taste is in the same line as aroma, sweet, hoppy and very fruity. Very drinkable, well balanced and enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1732) - WALES - SEP 7, 2014
Keg at Brewdog, alongside the ’Fresh’ version. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head doesn’t endure long. Aroma is fresh with cut grass, orange and pine. Body is medium, bit of spritz, not overly foamy. Taste is sweet toffee, tangy orange hop, lightly floral. Nice.


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