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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: 630   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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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours amber with a thick white head and tons of lace. Aroma is a unique citrus and malts. Taste is sweet malt good hop bitterness, citrus, grapefruit. dry finish with lingering hop flavor.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (993) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
500ml bottle pours a yellow amber color with a bit of head. I've easy going hops. Very well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanosX (15) - - FEB 27, 2015
Aroma of grapefruit fruit punch. You know that punch only exists in church halls. Opaque golden colouring. Bright citrus flavours balanced by a delicate sweetness and roundness on the tongue.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (16) - - FEB 12, 2015
bottle , big rich flavoured IPA with plenty carbonation , really nicely balanced with plenty of hoppy bitterness but rich rounded soft notes

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dathzo (11) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
Poured from bottle in Franz Josef. Hoppy crazy as most kiwis ipas. Predominantly hop. And more hops at the end

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamsjoo (1) - Tönsberg, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
My kind of beer. Love the aroma and fruitiness! Highly recommended for those who love a lot of hops!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (346) - FRANCE - FEB 6, 2015
Pours clear amber color with a thin white head. Nose is pine. Aromas are mainly pine and herbs. I don't get any fruits aromas. Great bitterness. Quite cool IPA but a bit rough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Katapi (11) - - FEB 2, 2015
Beer on tap in Mikkeller Bar in Bangkok... Absolutely my style of beer. Great sweet and fresh aroma. And taste is even better! You must try!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1347) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2015
500mL bottle from Beer Cartel. BB 01.10.15 Golden body, holds a firm white head. Aroma bursts with hops; citrus, passionfruit, guava, grass, rockmelon & honeydew. Not to be overshadowed, there’s plenty of toasty, biscuity, lightly caramelised malt in there too, Big mouthful, very full, slick, creamy, hangs on the palate long and persistent . Yummy sweet caramel and toasty malt forms a solid base for an onslaught of big hop flavours; sappy resin, passionfruit & guava, orange rind, melon, grass, pepper. Big bitterness doesn’t let up, lingering on a long finish. Fantastic stuff. Great showcase for NZ hops, well made overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garry_Evans (51) - HONG KONG - JAN 26, 2015
If you like hoppy, super-bitter IPAs – and I do – this is great.The colour is murky yellow brown with a quick disappearing head. Aroma is pine, fresh flowers, and wheat. Resinous palette with flavours of dried fruit, apricots and strong, hoppy aftertaste. Powerful and delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (850) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
Clear deep golden with a nice looking offwhite head. Pine and resinous aroma with hints of grass, malts and wet leaves. some subtle tropical notes as well. Taste is fairly balanced, but bitter. Malty with a resinous hoppyness. Nice. Body is medium with a fairly crisp texture. avg co2 levels.


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