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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

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common

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RATINGS: 564   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!


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2012
The age of this bottle probably did it no favors. Aroma of citrus was immediately obvious after opening the bottle. Color is deep gold color and hazy as an unfiltered beer should be. Intense excellent bitterness with flavors of lime and citrus. Good beer but I think a fresher bottle is called for.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1091) - 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 (1203) - 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 (220) - 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 (2198) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (636) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a clear golden amber with a pillowy off-white head. Aroma of rich malt and floral hop, some tropical fruit notes and a little herbal. Hint of caramel. Flavour is an interesting heavy malt character with fruity, floral hops. Less citrus and more soft fruits and herbs. Full flavoured and complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sørlandssenteret. Pours amber. About 3 cm of white head. Very bitter. Full mouth feel. Low, but stingy carbonation. Warming. Feels like and IIPA. Resin, pine, grapefruit, citrus aroma. Very good, but very bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (448) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
Mørk gylden med medium høyde på skummet. Søtlig aroma av malt, tropisk frukt og lime. Noe karamell også. Smaken er først søt med innslag av tropisk frukt og furu før en potent bitterhet gjør seg gjeldende. Medium konsistens. Ikke ulik en dobbel IPA i både lukt og smak, spesielt lukt. God.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whoisghost (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Nice citrus like aroma, unfortunately not quite as strong on the nose as I’d hoped. A little under carbonated for mine but nicely colored; a light caramel. Quite a toasty flavor with a slight but pleasant charcoal aftertaste. This beer sits nicely on the palate, leaving a thick velvety coating, and a gentle bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2006) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Fine laces on the glass. Good oily and creamy fulness. delicious hoppy IPA.


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