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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: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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!


crabbey's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crabbey (17) - - APR 27, 2010
Big, bold fruity nose. Perfect intensity for me. Passionfruit, boysenberry dominate. Copper coloured with dense off-white lasting head. Lacing. Let down by a slight chill haze. Alcohol, bitterness, and sweetness all in balance and spot on for the style. Good body, lively carbonation cleanses the palate. Bitter finish that fades gracefully away. Overall I would say this is a wonderful showcase of NZ hops, a lesson on restrained boldness and balance. Søren: guard this recipe closely. 500mL bottle exp. 15/8/10


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrol (122) - - AUG 27, 2015
Pours amber with a white head.Tropical fruits and some caramel and citrus in the aroma. Medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a delicious IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CareyRobinson (6) - Mooroolbark, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2015 does not count
On the nose is a beautiful hop presence with malts disguised until deeper thought. The beer pours a rich amber with minimal white head. The first taste is as bitter as you want an IPA with a sweet finish, overall a medium to heavy IBU. On the palate comes an enriched hoppy presence with average carbonation, notes of toffee, passion fruit and i think i’m getting blood orange? Fantastic beer and one of my all time favourites! Loved all the craft coming out of NZ even if they are the worst neighbours ;) good stuff guys.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ANZUShophunter (108) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
From bottle in Tulip glass. Pours amber with lively CO2. Piney and fruitiy hops on the nose. Forward bitterness that carries through to the palate. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Brum. It certainly has all the fruits going on. Plus the sherbetty pzzazz of an electric sweet shop. Great IPA. Wanted more of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (449) - Tasmania, - AUG 7, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bangkok. I have had this many times both bottled and draught, in both New Zealand and Australia. The last time I had this was a very poor, aged keg version. Expensive and disappointing. However, Mikkeller Bangkok has received this very fresh. It pours a hazy Amber-orange with a small white head. The aroma has pungent tropical fruit (passionfruit and mango) with some caramel. The flavour is resinous, with a juicy tropical character, a strong bitterness. Such a lovely IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Hazy golden orange color with white head. Hoppy aroma, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, tropical fruits, pine, grassy, caramel malty. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Abbelille (1) - - JUL 5, 2015 does not count
Lukter mye. Litt tungt utseende. Ok smak, ikke noe utpreget IPA. Tung i munn. Totalkarakter er 2 minus

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heyden (111) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 30, 2015
Some piney fruitiness on the nose. Take a sip and get hit with citrus. Understated malt. Good long finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (642) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 15, 2015
Draft. Aroma: raisins, papaya, melon and other fruits. Taste: fruits, some pine, good hop bitterness, good IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pityu (20) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2015
On tap @ Csakajósör - A bit hazy light amber colour with a long lasting off-white head. A lot of citrussy and tropical hop aromas. Simple but balanced malty taste in the background. An explosion of New Zealand hops: Passion fruit, peach, grapes, interesting and complex hoppiness. Medium carbonation, long dry finish, leaves bittersweet fruitiness in the mouth. Excellent IPA.


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