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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Session IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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IPAs are great but sometimes you just donít 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.


Hop_Hedonist's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (242) - Perth, - MAR 31, 2014
Refreshing hoppy brew - assertive bitterness which is great for me - low malt - fruity/herbal edge - great taste for lower abv - would like more complexity - nice one.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (507) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear straw-gold with a thin white head and light carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, peach and lemon. Taste is light at first but then a crisp citrus bite kicks in. Thereís a bitter hop note at the back end. Quite a clean finish with a lightly spicy aftertaste. Does what it says on the box.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerd16 (191) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Pour is hazy saffron with patchy white film. Meh. Aroma is bold and praiseworthy. Peach and light grapefruit, with pine and spicy notes. Lots there, but the melange is not as appealing as it should be. Needs more softer notes and less harsh scents driving it. Taste is sadly insipid. Very, very light palate (not watery thankfully). Flavor appears only in the aftertaste. Some straw, more spicy notes and spiky bitterness. If the intention was to produce a light beer, 8W has succeeded. Unfortunately, flavor and presence have been sacrificed as a result.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1208) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Tap at Brewdog, Sheffield. Lightly hazy, pale amber. Film of white head. Fusty citrus. Light, minty herb. Taste is mineral dry and bitter. Crunchy palate. Dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1138) - Herning, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear golden amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are citrus, peach, and pine - with a slightly bitter finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (570) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a clear orange with a tiny head, big aroma of malty hops, smooth crisp fruity flavours, itís a great drop.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (2681) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller online shop; hazy light golden amber pour with a creamy white head, aroma had a punchy pine hop aroma with a hint of malt, unfortunately this taste doesnít live up to the aroma, quite a bit of digestive biscuits, a hint of citrus, grassy, a hint of pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (563) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2014
Very pleasant sessionable wee ale. Hoppy, fruity and great bitterness. Great to have a good tasting session able ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (908) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
(Bottle) Slightly hazy amber with nice, but short-lived, white head. Lovely aroma of exotic fruits with hints of pine and biscuit. Nice palate - medium body with good carbonation. The taste is dominated by hops. The finish is quite intensely hoppy bitterness. Thereís a little light maltiness at the start and some peppery spice, but other than that itís all hops. I like hops, but they need some balancing flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
330ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light tropical fruits (perhaps mango and passion fruit) with some hints of caramel and cereal grains. Taste is a fruity and malty sweetness with a light pine and grapefruit hop bitterness. Light bodied with decent carbonation. A well done session ale that I could just drink all night long.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfukut0mi (20) - - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle, bangkok, wishbeer. Clear golden color with grapefruits flavor and bitterness.


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