Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 youíll 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!

OJB's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OJB (39) - Dunedin, - JUL 2, 2012
The colour was strong copper orange-red, with a medium frothy creamy head, and medium carbonation. There was a crisp dry hoppy aroma. The flavour showed light malt, bitter grapefruit and citrus fruit, and an intense resiny hop finish. This beer had very intense hop flavours, and was fresh and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Burgers (340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Beautifully balanced. Nothing over-powering. Great mouthfeel. Bitterness well-judged. Faint aromas of alcohol. Really very good, if quite pricy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1159) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Very floral hops, "Lilikoi", a bag of grapes left overnight on the counter overnight. Deep golden with creamy, light golden hued head, good lacing. Crisp and refreshing, very easy drinking even at 7.3 ABV. Has good bitterness yet also a well balanced malt profile. A very tasty treat from these talented Kiwi brewers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackmetal (184) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Certainly well balanced IPA especially with the malt and grapefruit hints. Best ever, no. But itís top tier!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
Keg at IMBC. Clear golden-amber. A: resinous hops, raisin, caramel. T: resin, bitter fruits, dry toffee. Good but I expected even more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1473) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 12, 2015
750ml bottle shared by ippopotamo36 (thanks Alberto!). Pours amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, lemon, peach, malt, nice. Flavour is malty at first with a medium to strong bitter end. Medium body, medium carbonation. Very well breeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 28, 2015
At the multi-national tasting held in Rome-Italy on 29/08/2015 (Jow, Mortlach, ippopotamo36 and Marco). Bottle (fresh) courtesy of Sylvan, thank you. Pours hazy (semi-filtered) orange peel color, medium adhesive off white cap. Nose: elegant nose, cara malts, a hint of smoky notes, resin. Mouth: fresh and easy although the ABV, clean, creamy maltiness, cookies. Nise!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (4599) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2015
2/28/2011 9:49:41 PM Bottle at Beer Temple. Nice golden orange body with big head. Nose of hops and fruits and pines. Really inviting. Taste is sweet, fruity and tons of hops and pines and citrus. Just lovely. Very well done. All the more impressive considering how far itís traveled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_sully (346) - - SEP 18, 2015
Foamy white head with a translucent yellow orange body. Aroma of hops and pine. Taste of hops pine and a hint of citrus. Not overly sweet or bitter but with a slightly sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2909) - New York, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bottle at Rome tasting mixing things up with New Zealand getting in the mix. Nose of hops and forest floor. Tastes of pine forest, orange creamsicle, tropical fruits, caramel, and honey dew. Quite bitter and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Draft at Good Dog. Hazy amber pour with a thick finger of off-white head that reduced to a medium foamy ring and ununiform splashes of lace. Strong floral malts. Mote than a bit unusual. Woodsy floral malts. Earthy citrus. Tangelos. Chanterelle mushrooms. Bruised peaches. Pineapple cores. Watermelon rinds. Rose hips. Hints of dark toffee malts. Basil. Coriander seeds. Green bananas. Muted tropical flavors. Medium sweet caramel malts mixed with enough subtle hops for a mostly dry finish. Complex - but ultimately feels obtuse.

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