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

bottled
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RATINGS: 682   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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!


tiggmtl's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - 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 one’s a real cracker! Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in March 2013.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainTilven (123) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2016
Dégustée à 10,9°C. Corps de couleur doré orange foncé, couronné d’une mousse peu abondante, fine et qui fond vite; bulles de tailles diverses. Arômes d’agrumes et de miel, qui donnent une amertume enrobée; caramel, mangue, fruit de la passion; rondeur des fruits jaunes mûrs. Équilibre génial entre malt et houblon; belle longueur. À la fois tranchante et gourmande.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2227) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Okay white head and orange body. Farty aroma, hay funk, a bit of lemon juice in there. A bit of skunk cabbage in there too, sauerkraut maybe. Flavour is sharp grapefruit with a hint of booze. Dry finish. Not bad, but that aroma is kinda funky.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2811) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Pours clear golden with an off white head. Nice gooseberry aroma. The taste is nice and hoppy with grapefruit citrus and pine. Good caramel malt backing it up. Great beer with a lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RhetoricalAns (778) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
500 mL bottle. Slightly hazed copper / amber pour. Big hop aroma, dank pine, resin, tropical fruit. Fair bit of caramel malt in the taste, still lots of tropical fruit with some dankness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (1269) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
A supreme IPA. I had read about this beer many times, and I’m not sure how fresh this bottle is, but it is fantastic . A green tropical fruit aroma, not as sweet as a US hopped IPA , with kiwi and lime balancing out the grapefruit and mango. This drinks very easily , and although there are lots of bubbles in the glass, doesn’t taste too fizzy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2040) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a clear gold with a finger of white foam that lingers throughout. Lots of passionfruit, lychee, gooseberry and sudachi in the nose with some weed notes as it warms. Body is well-balanced with just enough caramel malt to keep it interesting. Nice, bitter finish but not overly bitter. Could drink this all night. It gets a little bit of gooseberry, lemony tartness on the finish with some citrusy zest. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (3744) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2016
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours clear amber, small white head. Aroma is tropical fruit and lime. Taste is vibrant NZ hops, resin with a soft bitterness. Nice and flavoursome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (1519) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à la brasserie. Couleur ambrée petite mousse et petite effervescence. Nez sur le houblon vert. Attaque sur le citron et sur les agrumes pas très complexes mais bien équilibrée et très agréable à boire.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8817) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours clear golden amber with a thick white head. Aromas of tropical NZ hops, mandarin, lime. Taste is resinous hops, bitter. Oily texture, light sweet malt coming through. Bitter finish.


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