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

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RATINGS: 690   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (620) - Kobe, - JAN 19, 2013
From Bottle. Aroma: Sweet passionfruit, gooseberry. Flavors are like the aroma with some pear on the finish. A bit sweet. A very good IPA.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
explosivedog (279) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours hazy orange. Nose is passionfruit, mandarin, mango. Flavour is passionfruit, mango, orange, caramel, some grass. This is beautiful.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
copestx (103) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2016
Had across New Zealand. Most tropical nose I’ve smelled before. Taste follows with passion fruit, pineapple, guava, citrus, kiwi etc. super juicy but with a strong caramel malt backbone. Just a superb IPA, one of my all time favs, a showcase of the Nelson hop.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - JUL 4, 2016
Hazy amber, fairly large light beige head. Fantastic fruity aroma. Flavours of grass, caramel, gooseberry, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pine. Moderate sweetness backed up by a hefty hoppy bitter finish. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (479) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle in Kitsilano. Pours a cloudy light copper with slight, off-white head. Aroma of grapes, kiwi, citrus. Hops dominate flavor, with similarities to aroma - grapes, kiwi, quite bitter. Pretty light bodied, but very flavorful, with a lingering bitter finish and complexity that helps keep it interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sjohnh (750) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Cloudy, rusty orange. Thin white head, leaving a bit of lacing. Body on the thin side. More piney than I expected, and has a lingering bitterness. Dark toffee from the malt. The fruit plays second fiddle somewhat, but the sauvignon blanc flavours are there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fullpintofbeer (207) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle from Brew Bristol. Sparse head, gold colour, clear, nice lacing. Aroma: light citrus covered by milk and strawberries. Bitter taste, light body long bitter finish, flat. Quite alright, however the aroma is not very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3060) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
Bottle. Amber color with white head. Aroma is resinous, piney, lychee, pineapples, some malts. Taste is exotic fruity, more lychee and pineapples, resinous, toasted malts, bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Great!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nosajhongkong (41) - North Point, HONG KONG - JUN 6, 2016
On tap at BrewDog Hong Kong. Apperance: Cloudy, amber to golden colour. Thin white head with slight lacing. Aroma: Notes of lychee, pine, grapefruit,resin. Full of new-world hops characteristic. Slight yeast smell. Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness, with some caramel malt flavour. Palate: Medium body and medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel with dry, long and crisp finish. Overall: Zesty and vibrant aroma and taste from the southern hemisphere hops. The roasty caramel malt flavour adds perfect complexity to this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ipabr (150) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
The smell is so close to the smell I hate in other beers (sierra Nevada lagunitas) but surprisingly I found this enjoyable. Resinous texture goes great with abv. I’d drink this again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainTilven (161) - 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.


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