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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Session IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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IPAs are great but sometimes you just don’t want the amount of alcohol that comes with most of the good ones. In this spirit we brewed Semiconductor. an IPA designed to be drunk by the gallon, if you are that thirsty.


Rangi's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (585) - - JUL 18, 2014
Very pleasant sessionable wee ale. Hoppy, fruity and great bitterness. Great to have a good tasting session able ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
Clear golden. Dense, hugeband persistent white head. Equally good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruits. Similar taste with good bitterness. A superbly balanced and refreshing low-alcohol IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1176) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
Tap@mikkeller friends. Golden clear small head. Faint hoppy piny notes. Quite bitter with light mouthfeel. The bitterness rules. Solid but not a IPA in my World.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benlawrie (4) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Great sessionable IPA, or as a beer for those looking to dabble in IPA's before getting hooked on hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5297) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Vaaland, Bryne. Pours clear dark golden with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is inviting shy fruity hops and pine. Taste is dry, with citrus and piney hops, high carbonated.Clean dry & fresh mouthfeel. Lingering clean bitter, surprisingly good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2014
From tap at Brewdog Shoreditch. Pours slightly hazy golden with white head. Aroma has mango, grapefruit, resin. Taste is medium to heavy bitter, light sweet, mango, resin, exotic fruits. Aftertaste is bitter, soft carbonation. Very drinkable IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IluvatarMilan (274) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Keg @ brewdog shoreditch. A very respectable session ipa, which, irrespective of its low abv has all the hoppiness and fruitiness you could ask for. Unfortunately, there’s a hint of skunkiness here which drags the beer down in the aftertaste. Still decent though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a golden colour with a small head. Aroma of rich floral hops, tangerine and mango. Flavour of pale malts, floral hops, orange pith, kiwi and grapefruit. Light bodied. Soft carbonation and good drinkability. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6212) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
33 cl bottle. BBE 08.01.2015.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Nice hoppy aroma, citric fruits, grass and pine. Citric fruits, grapefruits and gooseberries on the flavor, hops and some wooden notes. Harsh bitter palate, lingering bitter aftertaste. Quite nice and tasty for the low abv.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5696) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
33 cl bottle @ tiong, BBE 08.01.2015
Aroma is sweet and rather rich with tropical fruits and pineapples. Feels like 7% IPA. Flavour has aggressive hops, grapefruit, gooseberry bush leaves, citrus, biscuits and some orange. Also some gluey tones. Still, rather nice for a 4,4%.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
330ml bottle from Mikkeller Webshop

BBE 08/01/15 - Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, caramely malts, grassy and pineapple. Taste is smooth, grassy and fruity with some aged hops and hints of malts. Finish is a bit stuffy and watery with some grassy hoppiness. Okay, but doesn’t feel super fresh.


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