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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

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

bottled
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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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)


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours deep gold into a shaker. White head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Resin and tropical fruit aromas. Soft and creamy with hot toffee upfront turning to pine in the lasting earthy bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
Bright amber with minimal head but heavy lacing. Huge passionfruit aromas backed up with pine and resin. Massive up front hop bitterness, again displaying passionfruit, pine and resin. Moves into a malt sweetness that balances and the beer and a long, but not overly aggressive hop bitter finish. Brilliant beer from a great brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2013
0.5 l bottle at Timo A’s. Amber color. Very floral aroma with lemon and floral note similar to muscat wine. Bittersweet flavor with lemon, pine and floral notes, some tropical fruits. Medium to full body.Good firm taste, albeit not the most complex one.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zimbo (611) - SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Deep golden orange haze with glossy off white (very light mustardy?) head. Perfect amount of carb.Rich, snappy full thickish bready marmalade bitter goodness. Quite a feat to keep all this stuffing balanced. LOVE IT.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Dark golden with a small white head. Hoppy aroma dominated by peach and orange peel. Sweet and fruity, hoppy flavour with a good bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with white finger thick head. Aroma: Mango, blackberry, grapefruit, pine, resinous, caramel, syrup, malt loaf, vinous and yoghurt. Subtle undertone of marzipan. Taste: Medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Pine, malt loaf and grapefruit. Palate: Smooth, thick texture, medium body, average carbonation, high bitterness and astringency. finish is long, bitter and dry with alcohol warmth. Comments: Very tasty and refreshing. Left glass lace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1894) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 1, 2013
[750ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Pours a reasonably cloudy orange-amber. Sweet, syrupy aroma, with some papaya-like tropical notes. Big barley wine flavour – lots of sweet, sticky sugars and tacky fruit, but leads to a deceptively dry finish. Good stuff [21062013]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK. Tap, 050513. Amber with white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Flavor with hop spices and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2013
500ml bottle provided by Stefan for our Straight outta Blenheim+ session. Unclear, amber-gold body. Tiny bubbly white head. Fragile lacing. Malt-fruity nose, including sweet orange and apricot. Taste of grapefruit, pumpkin, and apricot added by caramel snapshots. Semi-dry, fruit hoppy ending with a nice bitterness to it. Full bodied. Enjoying stuff (Tromsø 30.07.2013)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ekinskofer (15) - - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is earthy, citrus, hops. Poured a yellowish orange, cloudy. Nice creamy head. Taste is malt, fruity, citrus, orange. Medium to thicker mouth feel. Decent After taste, citrus hop, high av sensation. This is another unique brew from 8 wired. Impressive.


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