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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 266   ABV: 8.88%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bone dry and ultra hoppy Double IPA. Brewed with 80% more hops than our already extremely hoppy HopWired IPA.
Hops - Lots and lots of New Zealand and American hops
Malt - Golden Promise, Pilsner, Caramalt, Pale Crystal
Yeast - Wyeast 1272 - All American Ale
IBU - 90
SRM - 6 (Pale)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (3867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s medium amber with a small head. The nose is honeyed fruits, pear. Light grassy hop. The taste is grass. Some earthy yeast. Light pear. Chewy sweet malt. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1671) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2013
500 ml bottle poured in to a snifter. Cloudy amber-golden with a dense, small white head. Fruity aroma with citrus, resin, grapefruits, exotic fruits and rich caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, slick feel, average carbonation. Finishes bitter and fruity with lots of hops - especially pines. Well made DIPA, lacks a bit compared with the effervescent hoppy freshness from HopWired. However, this is a heavier, malt centered beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BreathingHeat (13) - Newtown, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
Considering how much I adore this brewery and specifically Hopwired IPA, this was quite the disappointment. Far too malt driven for the style, in my opinion. Very little hop identity. It certainly didn’t sing NZ like their other beers do.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy (and a little for Grippitis too). Cloudy orange, thick lacy off-white head. Big hoppy nose and body, lots of grapefruit, a bit of pine. Honey sweet malts in support. Really big on flavour and bitterness, but in a good way. An enjoyable IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (347) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
Top IPA this, deserves the awards it has got. Big grapefruit, with pine and some lovely malt sweetness. Very well balanced and alcohol hidden well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasen.r (3) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013 does not count
Love everything about this IPA. Slightly cloudy, orange pour. Fantastic malty, chocolate aroma with similar taste with wonderful hoppy palate. New fave IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2059) - New York, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottled. Poured red amber with white head. Overpowered astringency cause of the hops. Needs more balance

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigaddie (74) - - MAY 22, 2013
Papayas and tropical fruits with a lot of resin and sweetness in the aroma. The appearance is average with quite a bit of cloudiness and small head with okay lacing. Lots of woody pine nuts taste up front with a good bitterness that coats the back of the tongue. Sweetness comes through well in the beginning but rich hoppy taste persists throughout this beer. Good and decent drink. A little expensive here in Canada ($14 for 500ml), so might think twice before buying it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RumRunner101 (677) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
Hazy orange/amber pour with white head. Aroma is passion fruit, sweet malts, other sweet summery fruits. Full bodied. Flavour is initially sweet malts mixed with tropical fruits, and finishing long and bitter. The body is a bit too sweet for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrik (216) - - MAY 21, 2013
UPDATED: APR 18, 2014 Söt doft troligen Viol. Lagom kolsyrad. Smakar lite viol åh rejält torr. Påminner om andra Nya Zeeland öl. Bra Dubbel Ipa.


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