pintbypint (2849) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml brown bottle. Pours out clear and golden, very large white head, creamy and solid. Nice lacing. Nose has pine notes, some tropical NZ hops, and sharp grapefruit. Taste - big hops, got a mostly grapefruity attack at first with some pine then a background tropical fruitiness. Fruitiness became much more pronounced on the second half of the bottle. Slightly floral and fruity - hints of grape. Finish has more of the fruity floral hop that lingers, and a nice cutting late grapefruit attack in the throat. Medium body, great fine pointed carbonation. Good example of a NZ hopped IPA. Good bitterness and fruity hops, enjoyable and light enough to have more than one...
pityu (17) - HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Csakajósör - A bit hazy light amber colour with a long lasting off-white head. A lot of citrussy and tropical hop aromas. Simple but balanced malty taste in the background. An explosion of New Zealand hops: Passion fruit, peach, grapes, interesting and complex hoppiness. Medium carbonation, long dry finish, leaves bittersweet fruitiness in the mouth. Excellent IPA.
alexsdad06 (6749) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a hazy light golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma had soapy floral character with a splash of tropical fruit. The flavor had more soapy floral notes, some tropical fruit, mild bitterness, something about this just wasn’t working for me, seems old.
tbonde (138) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle@home in Tulip@approx 5 degrees C. Pours deep amber with medium off white head with sufficient retention. Having had Tall Poppy from 8 Wired about a week ago, I believe that the brews form this brewery are the most aromatic I have had this year. The Marlborough winemaker is right, it does smell of gooseberries! Add to that hop, malt, elderberry, banana and Sauvignon Blanc, then you are getting there. Taste of a really good IPA, lots of hops, well balanced by malt and hints of the nuances found in the aroma also. Not as creamy as Tall Poppy, but really good, low carbonation palate also. Suited the beer to heat up a little opening it’s taste spectrum. Great stuff once again from 8 Wired.
DrGD (104) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @Brewfellas, Nicosia. Appearance: beautiful dark amber colour with good white foam. Aroma: lots of tropical fruits, floral, hoppy and fresh.Taste: lots of fruity and hoppy bitterness balanced with malts and hints of caramel. Dry and bitter finish. Medium to full body. A winner!
YigSvartka (198) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Translucent gold hue with a quickly dissipating small white head. Potent aroma containing notes of grapefruit, orange, spruce, hops, caramel and malt. Light bodied. Malt and caramel backbone with a citrus, hops, grass, and tropical fruit finish. The additional fruity features are quite nice, but I would have preferred a more full bodied, hoppier beer.
davidezdonz (36) - , HONG KONG - APR 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 500ml bottle dated best before 1st October 2015 was poured into a pint glass. The beer poured a hazy copper amber colour with a one and a half finger head with good retention leaving nice stringy lacing. The immediate aromas were of pine, grapefruit and lime followed by lots of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple. Taste was malt caramel sweetness followed by tropical fruit flavours especially mango, pineapple and orange finishing with a nice bitter pine and grapefruit. It was medium bodied, medium carbonation, and slightly sticky. Overall, it was a very nice balanced IPA. The sweet malts and tropical fruit flavours make it a must buy for me.
cattrall (45) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a darker Amber than most IPA's. Hence a slightly more noticeable malt as well. Medium frothy head that dissipates. Very strong hops with strong bitterness. Light straw caramel aroma. Lingers strongly. Very enjoyable. A full on ipa with a different hit from the American IPA's.
Mr_Pink_152 (1688) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hopology, nottingham. Amber colour white head. Citrus and bitter orange aroma. Taste sweet to bitter sweet finish. With massive citrus fruit flavour. Nice beer.
Imaril (40) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of a Juicy tropical punch in the face, passionfruit and stone fruit. Sweet malt backbone but dry and bitter finish. This is a cracker.
MarcoDL (2682) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Bottle. Golden color, white head. Aroma of pine, peach and citrus. Smooth taste of pine, butter, citrus and peach. Floral finish with a little bitter caramel. Great beer, as always with 8wired. Still, it’s clear that this bottle is too old, I’m curious to how a fresh version will taste.