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: 562   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, fizzy and frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pineapple and mango fruity esters and hops with cereal and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with tropical fruity esters with light supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2014
Great work again 8 Wired. Crisp, fresh hoppy IPA that goes down a treat. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (220) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Aroma is fruity with malts balancing. Taste is very balanced with malts and hops. Nice ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with a frothy-creamy off-white head, good retention and some thick wavy lace. Sweet aromas of caramel malt, citrus fruits and mild grass. Crisp wet mouthfeel with just a nice dry finish creating bitterness that lingers into the aftertaste. The taste is not as sweet as the nose, but has the grapefruit zest and hops. Gets better as you drink it. A nice strong IPA that goes down smoothly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bygers (633) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a clear golden amber with a pillowy off-white head. Aroma of rich malt and floral hop, some tropical fruit notes and a little herbal. Hint of caramel. Flavour is an interesting heavy malt character with fruity, floral hops. Less citrus and more soft fruits and herbs. Full flavoured and complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABS (441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sørlandssenteret. Pours amber. About 3 cm of white head. Very bitter. Full mouth feel. Low, but stingy carbonation. Warming. Feels like and IIPA. Resin, pine, grapefruit, citrus aroma. Very good, but very bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (447) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
Mørk gylden med medium høyde på skummet. Søtlig aroma av malt, tropisk frukt og lime. Noe karamell også. Smaken er først søt med innslag av tropisk frukt og furu før en potent bitterhet gjør seg gjeldende. Medium konsistens. Ikke ulik en dobbel IPA i både lukt og smak, spesielt lukt. God.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whoisghost (12) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2014
Nice citrus like aroma, unfortunately not quite as strong on the nose as I’d hoped. A little under carbonated for mine but nicely colored; a light caramel. Quite a toasty flavor with a slight but pleasant charcoal aftertaste. This beer sits nicely on the palate, leaving a thick velvety coating, and a gentle bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2006) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
Fine laces on the glass. Good oily and creamy fulness. delicious hoppy IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (213) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Hopwired pours a mostly cloudy burnt orange with a foamy beige head that lasts a good while and is very easily agitated. The aroma is sweet grapes, lime, grapefruit and toast. The flavor is grape, lime, almost a mix of wine and champaign and molasses. This is a fairly dry beer. Overall this is a pretty nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ColaKid (48) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2014
This IPA is unique. Had it for the first time overlooking queenstown, NZ. Very enjoyable. Had it again recently on tap at Alehouse Project in Melbourne. Is such a nice IPA, strong pungent Kiwi hops create a different and robust IPA, very drinkable.

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