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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: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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)


3.1
   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 (6641) - 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 (353) - 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 (2209) - 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 (75) - - 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 (764) - 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 (239) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: A very bitter hops extravaganza. For hopheads. I liked it.
How: Bottle 500ml, consumed one week after purchase, however fresh a New-Zealand beer can be in a Vermont store. Tasted fresh though.
The look: Mostly cloudy dark orange body topped by a small off-white head.
In long: Nose is seriously hoppy with bitter grapefruits, pine-tree and just about everything that screams high alpha acids. Taste probably has some malts, maybe, I suspect so, that what the rumors are saying, but I can’t confirm nor deny these rumors. More seriously there is some honeyed and caramelized cereals, but they are buried by an overload of hops. White grapefruits, acidic and bitter lemons, bitter orange peels, a bit of pine tree in the back, more.... Bitterness is razor-sharp, not really resinous, just a whole lot of alpha acids, and then some more. This is a beer for bitterness lover, the kind of bitterness that makes you make a face like when you bite in a lemon. I liked it but honestly I don’t think this is a well-made beer, this is just an exercise in excess, a guilty pleasure that worked for me. I enjoyed this Superconductor, but in all honesty I don’t really understand superconductivity, science is hard, I understand why most right-wing replublicans prefer to simply ignore it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, peach and grapefruit. Flavour is caramel, alcohol, grapefruit, peach, citrus and tropical fruit. Bitter aftertaste.


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