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: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAR 29, 2013
Spruce, orange and pineapple herbal hop notes figure prominently in the aroma with underlying malty sweetness. Clear deep golden coloured body is topped by a low, off-white head that recedes slowly to a partial cover with some lacing. Flavour offers a stiff malt sweetness offset by cedar, spruce, tangerine and pineapple hop flavours with fairly strong bitterness bringing up the finish and lingering. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. I bet fresh on tap this oneís a real cracker! Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in March 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1443) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaril (40) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2560) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2015
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, itís clear that this bottle is too old, Iím curious to how a fresh version will taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GraffitiVandal (80) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
ENG: Probably older 500ml bottle from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg (canít tell how old, thereís no information on it), poured into the tulip. Golden, almost clean color, medium, dissipating tan head. Some lacing. Aromas of tropical fruits, lemon, piney / woody notes. Tastes sweety, fruity hops, grapefruit, nicely bitter, citrusy, balanced with hints of caramel. Delicate bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall even if itís possible a several months old bottle, itís still full of nice tropical fruity (but not only) flavors, pleasantly bitter with hints of caramel addition. Very good beer!

PL: Prawdopodobnie nieco wyleżana butelka 500ml zakupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg (brak daty na opakowaniu), przelana do kieliszka. Złocista, niemal perfekcyjnie klarowna barwa, średnia, lecz zanikająca, jasna piana. Nieco lejsingu. Aromaty owocůw tropikalnych, cytryny, drzewno-żywiczne. W smaku słodkawe, chmiele owocowe, grejfrut, przyjemnie goryczkowe, cytrusy, wszystko to zbalansowane odrobiną karmelu. W posmaku przyjemna, delikatna goryczka. Średnie nasycenie, średnie odczucie w ustach. Podsumowując trzeba przyznać, że pomimo prawdopodobieństwa iż to piwo leżakowało nawet kilka miesięcy, nadal jest pełne wspaniałych tropikalnych (i nie tylko) aromatůw, przyjemnie goryczkowe, z nutami karmeli. Bardzo dobre piwo!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobBestwick (631) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Strong orange/peach aroma. Pours a dark cloudy orange with good head and lacing. Sharp hoppy flavour with white wine, orange peel and lime notes. Nice amount of balancing maltiness. Medium bodied. Sharp bitter finish. Superb IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thomas1 (4) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
Aroma of fresh pine crushed passion fruit and herbs. Taste of guava young melons so to speak! Palate of bitter orange and tang. Not dissimilar to Emelisse blond .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Amber, with a light haze. Big, bubbly, messy, sticky, off white head. Lovely, tropical fruit to this. On the squidy side of things. Ripe peach. Passion fruit. Fruit salad sweets in there. Good malty depth, again on the fruity side. Bit of wafer biscuit. Mouthwatering. Drinks soft sweet, and crisp bitter. Smooth, clean palate. Feels way under 7.3%. Finishes crisp, long bitter, with a fruity, ice cream sweetness on the lips. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1039) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JanosX (22) - - 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.

   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

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