8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 595   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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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!

bozoNZ's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, - JAN 8, 2010
Better in the bottle than draught. Pure amber colour, head has laced and remaind throughout. Aroma is a bouquet of everything NZ. Some pine, sweaty armpits,cats piss, lanolin, menthol, passionfruit and a cut paddock at haymaking time - all in a good way. Some heat and hop warmth. Best drunk when it doesn’t warm up too much as it overpowers a bit. Sweet malts with the earthy, sl medicinal hops coming thru. This is very complex and very good. Extra point for the label - it sings when you rub it...!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle: Bubbly, clear, deep amber-copper with a small, off-white head. Pineapple, pink grapefruit, nectarine, berry aroma. Taste is sweet, tropical fruit, caramel malt. Cedary-grapefruit peel bittering. Lively and bright....refreshing. Excellent. .....just something about NZ hops......love ’em.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (154) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
Bitter hoppy ipa. Pretty nice but at this price I’d probably go for am American one. better at cheaper price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmargarucci (35) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2014
A beautiful ipa. A nice citrus and tropical hop aroma. Taste is crisp. With hints of papaya, passion fruit and grapefruit hops balanced with strong malt character. A bitter piny finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2008) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Simonesen
Copper, hazy, white head. Smell of pine, grapefruit, spices. Moderate sweet, more pine and grapefruit, some grape flavor as well. Medium bitter, resins in the tail. Quite nice, i like nelson sauvin alot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (990) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Golden, white head with mild lacing. Citrus, caramel, floral, and biscuit. Medium bodied, medium bitterness front to back, like aroma, mild roast notes. Mild alcohol notes, mild dryness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kita (1121) - Koper, SLOVENIA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear amber orage color with large creamy off-white head, good laccing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of passion fruit, lychee, caramel and might really be gooseberries or redcurrant. Taste starts with sweet short touch of caramel that quickly gets overdominated by pungent hoppy following, tropical fruitiness and heavy bitter finish with long aftertaste. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate. With that sweetness seems so imperial to me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackradioboy (13) - SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansjelaah (1450) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (226) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (1505) - 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.

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